I sure hope everyone had wonderful holidays. They are behind us now and we start taking them down (provided one put up decorations in the first place) and we start moving on to the new year. We make resolutions or goals or just think about the past year and see how we can improve on it in the new year. I know its the same amount of minutes and hours and days in a year than it was when I was younger, but they sure seem to go faster these days as I get a bit older. Just have two short years in my 5th decade of life before I journey on to the 6th (God willing).
So many come up with a word for the year that may define them and their year. I've have some in years past, wasn't sure if I would have one this year but a few weeks back reading something in the Bible drew my attention to a word and then it seemed just right to try to make it my word for 2016.
The word "SATISFIED". I read in the Bible when Jesus fed on two different occasions a big group of people (one time 5000 people, one time 4000 people; the Bible lists them as men, so more than likely there were also women and children there that might have made more than 5000 or 4000 people that were fed). The Bible said after they were fed they were satisfied. It mentioned it after both stories.
Satisfied. Made me think. Am I satisfied in God? In who he is, more importantly in that other than what he provides and does for me. So I'm going to be focusing on that. Satisfied in God, his greatness, might, power, and so much more over anything else going on in my life. Like the pastor said at church this morning, God was still on the throne in 2015, like previous years, like future years, and he still does know best. So satisfied is my word; we will see how the year plays out.
Later this week I'm going to be doing 2 book reviews of books I read over the Christmas break from fellow bloggers. They were both enjoyable reads.
Sign ups for A/Z Challenge begin January 25th. I have my theme and most of the letters already lined up already. Should be a fun challenge.
And finally I'm going to give you a bit of an update of what we've been working on for the past few months. It isn't all together yet, but one portion did finish up and we are diligently working on the next part.
We are moving.......
Yet once again........
As soon as we find a house we like.......
I know so many of you are saying "do you know how hot it is in Phoenix?" And yes I do know how hot it is in Phoenix in fact I visited there several times in their hot times. But if I had to choose between hot and cold, I'm going with hot all the time and remember I lived in Montana for 8 years when I was cold from October to June (I kid you not) so warm for 3-4 months in Phoenix is a piece of cake :)
Obviously we are moving to be closer to a certain grandchild due in about 6 weeks but also to get to a bigger city.
Now just got to find that right house. Its a blooming housing market for the price range we are looking at and the features we want. We can only get down there on the weekends to look at houses. So many sell within hours of them being listed. So its just a matter of being at the right place at the right time.
That hasn't happened yet but we'll wait for God's timing. In the meantime, I've seen so many houses I get confused and as I'm looking at some on line I'm thinking "that is a cute house" only to realize I've actually been in that house looking at it at one point or another before. Its been an interesting adventure and I really think there could be a realty TV show out there with realtors showing houses. Love our realtor and we have had so much fun her and me coming up with stories about why the house is on sale, the people who live there, etc. I got to say though a picture does tell a thousand words. I've come to learn that a house can look so much better in pictures than in actuality.
So 2016; bring it on! I think I'm ready for what you have in store because I know who already knows what is in store and He's never let me down; never has, never will.
Happy New Year!