Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve already!  This year has gone by way too quickly... it has been an interesting year for our family, to say the least!  It brought us... hurting, unsettling, searching, deciding, waiting, growing, maturing, knowing, accepting, realizing, beginning.

Many emotions, many decisions.  But, in all... God's presence, His grace.

Truly grateful for grace!

As we look forward to the New Year, a new beginning, we are filled with anticipation of what God has in store for our family.  We hope for 2011 to be a year of unwrapping more of His love in this world for our family.

As we seek to do that, I think the best way to discover these opportunities is to live in the moment of each day, to savour each new day... in order to be intentionally aware of the pressing needs of those around us and around the world.  

I read a quote about fully living in the moment by Ann Voskamp and found it to be very much in line with my thoughts this morning.  Here it is:   
Time is a relentless river and it rages on, respecter of no one.
And the only way to slow time is this: Enter fully into the current moment and the stream of time slows — slows — with the weight of a soul’s full attention.
We slow the torrent by being all here.
Life at its fullest is this sensitive, detonating sphere, and it can be carried only in the hands of the unhurried and reverential — a bubble held in awe.
May our family be unhurried and reverential in 2011... always ready to unwrap more of His love in this world! This is my humble prayer.

Unwrapping more of HIS love in this world.
Act justly.  Love mercy.  Walk humbly with God!

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