A Prayer For 2013

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It is 2013! Happy New Year to you all!

Last night I was having a somewhat bad night, not a good thing to be doing on the night before a new year begins! As most of you know I strongly believe in a “Change your thoughts, change your world” kind of existence! So if I am sitting there with a terrible attitude at midnight on new years eve I really feel like I am setting a tone for the new year!  And need I say ” Not a tone that I want!”

With that in mind, about an hour before midnight I went to my room and got my journal out. I decided to start writing down how I was feeling. It helped me to realize ( we all need reminders!!) that no matter why, what, or who, was involved in my bad mood, I was ultimately the person in control of my mood. Period! Now I will admit that I had to continue writing a few minutes before that started to take hold of my mind and soul, but when it did all was good with me! And I was able to make a few decisions about what I wanted to be doing at the stroke of midnight

I wanted my husband by my side ( after I apologized for and let go of my bad attitude) and my bible in my hands. I had decided the way I wanted to bring in the new year was while sitting next to my husband reading the Lords word.  And that is exactly what I did.  First I wrote in my journal my intentions and I thanked God for the wonderful blessings He gave to us in 2012 and for the many blessings He is giving us in 2013! And these were not just words, I felt it deep in my soul! And then I read a few passages as the ball dropped in Times Square! (And not by design, it just happened to be the passage I turned to at Midnight! Awesome!)

Here is the passage that I was reading as the ball dropped:

Mark 11:23   “Truly I tell you, If anyone says to this mountain, ” Go throw yourself into the sea, ” and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.     This is my prayer for 2013…for the entire year!

May God bless you and keep you in 2013 and beyond!

Peace and Love~ Christine

 

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Happy New Years Eve! Here Comes 2013! Are You Ready?

2012

Well as they say “Out with the old, in with the new!” And so tonight ends the year 2012!! It has been an interesting year around the world! Politics, Olympics, weather, not to mention the terrible tragedies that have occurred this year! So much happened in 2012!

I am praying 2013 will be as eventful but hopefully for different reasons! I think 2012 was a very tumultuous year!  I am praying that 2013 will be a year of great change for all the right reasons!

In the meantime though, I wanted to say Happy New Years Eve!  If you go out to ring in the new year may you be safe and responsible if drinking! Designated drivers are all the rage…get one!  Have fun! Be safe, for you and for everyone else!

And if you are in the United States here is a number you can call for a tow and a ride home! Its offered by AAA and it is for real guys! So use it if you need to!  Print this number and put it in your pocket before you head out! And remember to make the best decisions for you, your friends and family!

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I will be back tomorrow to wish everyone a happy new year and I want to see you all here!! Be safe! Love to you all!

Peace and Love~ Christine

Do You Make Resolutions?

resolutionsWow I can’t believe it is almost 2013!  How was your Christmas? Good? I hope so! Mine was pretty good! I spent it mostly alone with my husband. The kids and some of the grand Kids came over the afternoon of Christmas. I am still struggling with this whole “being alone on Christmas!” thing.  It is so sudden for me, and so against what I always thought it would be like as the parent of adult children. But that is a blog for another day.

Today I want to talk about New Year Resolutions! Do you make them? If so, do you keep them?  I am not into New Year resolutions, but I am into making a new vision board for the new year  (which if you follow my blog you saw my vision board for 2013)  Something else I really like to do, as of 2 years ago, is a cleansing of sorts for the end of the year.                                                                                                                                                I spend the last week of the year thinking about anything that I am not happy with which might have happened during the previous year. At the end of each day I write these things in my journal. I take the list and I pray over it and give it to God. I let it all go never to be revisited again. Whatever it is, I give it to God. I burn the paper and actually give it up to Him.  As the paper burns I pray “thank you for taking my burdens” and I know He does. I have faith and I trust that it is now in His hands.  It is a new year!  365 new beginnings!

Peace and Love~ Christine