Each December I begin praying that God will give me insight for the New Year. December 29th I woke and the first word that popped in my head was "Change." I pondered this word all day and began writing down all the things that came to mind when I said the word "change." God was most definitely preparing me for 2015. Change is nothing new to me personally. I've learned to embrace and accept change to be BETTER and not bitter. However, this year as I mediated on 2015 I realized there were many things to come that I dreaded. Other events to take place in 2015 will be exciting and I am just giddy when I think of them. It excites me to take you along with me and to stand with you during 2015! The year of CHANGE!
During the rest of February I would like to leave you with these verses: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
I am a firm believer that God created YOU for a PURPOSE. Will our purpose change during our life? Absolutely! The only constant is to Love God and to Love Others. So, how do we LOVE during the valleys in our life? How do we trust God that he has everything under control when the day is bleak? As a caregiver to my momma that is in stage 7 of Alzheimer's I have questioned God...Why? God's answer is always the same. Your mother belongs to "me" and I know what I am doing. As her Alzheimer's progresses and I accept that her time here on this earth will come to a close I am happy for her. See, I actually lost my mother many months ago. I have a new role in my mommas life and that is to love, care and protect her. What an honor! To stand by her side during the most difficult journey of her life.
Many of you are going through a "death" right now. Perhaps you have lost a loved one, going through a divorce, have a loved one that has a terminal illness, a child on drugs. There are many deaths. All in which we grieve. I would like to walk with YOU as you travel YOUR journey. To encourage you and pray for you!
You are Amazing,
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