Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Starting Point....

Here we are
closing out a year that has
held many crazy events.

From hurricanes and floods
to earthquakes and tornadoes.

There has been history made 
all around the globe
with the rise and fall of nations.

With the impending start of a new
year it feels like a chance to begin again.
I'm not a big proponent of the 
New Year's Resolution....
however, I think this year
I'll make one.

You see, this morning I was 
starting to type on a listing for my 
Etsy shop.
It was jibberish.
The letters didn't go together 
at all.

I had positioned my hands over by one 
letter from the correct 
starting point.

What a difference.

So, my resolution for the start of 
2012 is to begin at the right 
starting point.

I'd rather not have a year filled
with jibberish.
My goal will be to 
keep my eyes fixed upon Jesus.
Seeking His will for decisions 
I make.
To remember that those things that
I may think are wise are not
unless He opens the doors and 
leads me through.

One doesn't have to be far off 
the proper starting point
to create chaos....
but starting in Him....
and staying in Him....
will lead to the proper resolution.

This year may not be all fun and games.
But it will make a whole lot more
sense if 
we start in the right place.

I'd love tons of fun too.
Because that is just the kind of 
gal I tend to be.
Laughter and fun...
all the way!!

I'm wishing you a year that 
allows you to sigh in complete 
contentment one year from today.
For a year well lived.



Karen said...

I'm not a resolution maker either but I like yours for this year.

Great post!

Happy New Year!

Karen said...

BTW-Your Cola candle looks so cool!

Love the "fizz" it appears to have-and the ice cubes. Very cute for a soda addict gift.

ZudaGay said...


Melissa G. said...

I'm with you on this one!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Yes, yes, yes!

We need the right starting point, the right source for guidance!

Enjoy your time tonight! I think fun and laughter are on tap for you!


Susy said...

Very well said Becky. I start each new year on my knees, a type of first fruits. Sometimes I have to set the alarm (:

Thank you for consistently showing the nature of Christ in your life, your posts, and your comments. Happy New Year to you and your family. xo

Vee said...

Oh this was good. Very, very good.

Marydon said...

Beautiful write, Becky! I hope that I can walk in behind you & follow your words well. Thank you for your wonderful friendship.

Happy New Year blessings ~

Carol said...

Inspirational post! You are a blessings to me. Happy New Year to you my friend!


Gayla said...

Here we are again! Another beginning. So grateful for your blog and friendship... Hugs from a warm Missouri.

Lisa Pogue said...

Happy New Year!!Ihope to start on the right foot this year, no jibberish for me either...I hope:)

Theresa said...

Happy New Year to you dear friend, no jibberish here either for 2012!!! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

JD said...

Happy New Year to you too, Becky, and one of my goals for this year is to find a way to get together again with you. I so enjoyed our last outing...Years ago? Oh it can't be that long!!! It has to go on my priority list for the New Year!

tea time and roses said...

Dear Becky,

Happy New Year to you and your family my friend! What a lovely post! Honey and I were on our knees as yet another new year came in. Thankful and touching and agreeing to seek our Saviour's face even the more.

Like you, I too am a girl who is both serious and fun, loving to laugh always looking on the bright side of things. Things that are good, lovely and of a wonderful report.

I have a feeling 2012 will bring with it many woes, but in Him...the best is yet to come!



Buttercup said...

And I am wishing you the same. I pray for a year of meaning and worthwhile activities and yes, fun! Thank you for your friendship. The aroma of the blueberry candle makes my apartment very cozy!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Starting in Him and staying in Him, I love that!
Happy New Year to you and your family Becky :)

Kelly said...

Nice post! I, too, am looking to our Lord for guidance this year. You can read more on my blog before the end of the day, I hope, or at the latest, tomorrow.