When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Well, after slightly over a week of silence, I am back.  I spent some wonderful time with family and have finally been able to relax and refresh myself.  It has been seriously hard to spend no time blogging, and actually something that I think I may have needed.  I am notorious for putting added stress upon myself.  I do it well.
Last year, I tried an experiment that I read about on the internet.  Instead of choosing New Year's resolutions, I chose one word.  My word for 2011 was Release.  I needed to learn to let go of the past, and embrace the life I am living.  I needed to release my anger, my fear, and my should have, could have, would have beens.  It was a perfect word for me to work on throughout the past year, and I found myself making progress in ways that I never imagined.  

This year, I am going to continue on that same path.  The word that speaks to my heart this year is simply Surrender.  My hope is that I will learn to surrender the control over my life to Him.  That I will seek for His will in my doings.  That through Him I will be able to change those things about myself that I am still holding onto.  
This is my way of seeking to put Him first in my life.  
May your New Year be blessed and warm with His presence in your own.

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums.
The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”
Ezra Taft Benson


  1. I love the idea of a word for the year. I am going to ponder on this one. I like the word surrender. Letting go and knowing the Lord can do more with us than we can. Actually doing this is a very hard thing to do.
    Blessings to you in this wonderful new year.

  2. Love that quote. Good word for this year. All the best in doing this. (I need a word-help)

  3. Thank you so much LeAnn and Karen. I love picking a word every year. Last year was the first time, and it made an amazing difference in the way I did things. I hope you each find a word that you love.

  4. I love this, Patty Ann. What a beautiful heart that you have... He will honor that! Blessings to you this year.

  5. This is a new tradition for me as of this year. I have often thought of your word, and even remember what it is (as I see it on your blog repeatedly!). Thanks for the awesome example! I think my word will be CONFIDENCE. This is a twist on faith; I'm excited!

    Corine :D