Getting Started on My New Year Resolution

I’m not really one to make new year’s resolutions but this year I have said I want to write more consistently and also to add to the blogs I now follow.

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So, how am I doing?  Well- it’s is now the 4th of the month and I am just now starting to write again.  Funny how our best intentions can get sidetracked by life itself.

Today I had an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon (going to have to have a knee replaced).  The doctor’s office is in the state capital about 20 miles from our home.  Since we are new to the state, we got up very early to give ourselves time to find the office.

My husband went out to warm up the car and found we had a flat tire.  By the time we got it fixed it was too late to keep my appointment.

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But God is good – our insurance covered the cost of getting the tire changed so my husband could drive it to a repair shop.  They found a screw in the tire, fixed it and aired up all the tires.  When my husband asked what the charge was, the owner said “Just buy your tires from me when you need new ones.”

The surgeon’s office has a policy of charging a $50 fee if you do not give 24 hours notice for cancelling.  But they were understanding and did not charge me for the cancellation.  Finally, I was afraid I would have to wait several weeks to get a new appointment, but I’m scheduled for next Friday.

This is good because I have had to really talk myself into making this appointment.  I had one knee replaced 3 1/2 years ago and have had nothing but problems since.  That plus the fact that it is the most painful thing I have ever experienced, I have put off this day as long as I can.  Now my courage needs to be built up again this week to keep that appointment next week.

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So – reading new writers will give me something to keep my mind occupied and I’m sure I will find some new blogs to follow.  Several ideas are going through my mind and I hope to start actually writing them tomorrow.

In the meantime, I would like to share four blogs that I have been following closely the last few months.  They are great writers and I recommend you take a look.

https://becominghistapestry.com/

http://fracturedfaithblog.com

http://beautybeyondbones.com

http://parentingisfunny.wordpress.com

Check these out and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

What a change in 2018!!!

Time for another New Year!  For most of us this time of year leads to reflection over the past 12 months and many of us make plans or resolutions for the coming year.

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On New Year’s Eve in 2017 I went through that thought process.  My husband and I made plans for the coming year.  Trips we hoped to make, family we wanted to see, changes we would like to make in our house, flowers to plant in the garden.

But in all our planning for 2018 we had no idea that before the year was over we would be living in a new house in a new state moving to an area we knew nothing about.

We also had some dear friends die this year – some expected – some a surprise.

As I look to the New Year I realize more than ever that while I can plan and make new year resolutions, I need to live each day with the realization that only God really knows what my future holds – and that is okay.

The writer to the book of James reminds us:

Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.”  How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.  What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”

As I face 2019 I face it with great hope for a year of both being blessed and being a blessing to others.

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Happy New Year to all follow my blog.  I appreciate that you take time to read my thoughts.  If you enjoy my writing, please share with others.