New Year’s eve

Every new year is a time when you can stop and reflect on what’s gone and what’s to come. For the first new years eve, there is a mum shaped hole in my life and even though its nearly a year since we lost her thats still very hard.

Some make resolutions. I prefer not to call them resolutions but just to stop and think about what i want to achieve.

I want to lose weight. i need to- I’ve realised recently how unfit I am. I want to really dig into God in prayer and bible reading. Its so easy to say that but having the discipline to keep to it can be hard. I want to do my best at work. despite the challenges of getting back into the work place its so clear to me that that is where God wanted me. I have also been lucky to have the opportunity to get back into scouting in a support role and again it was the right opportunity at the right time. Finally and importantly I want to get us working well as a family. Let’s just say having a pre teen is a challenge! But its Gods command for the man to be the head of his family and for the family to be strong and that’s what I must work towards.

So I’m going into the New year in positive fashion. lots to work on and lots to look forward to- a trip to the US in April to visit family and a party for my 50th birthday just too and I’m sure there will be more as we go.

So all that remains is to say Happy New year one and all !

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Thinking forward

It would be so easy to sit and feel sorry for myself after the last couple of years . They have been tough and some situations still need resolutions and they won’t be easy.

However the.one thing that I have felt very clearly the last two years is that God has plans for us to really use us in the future and whilst it can feel like there are obstacles in the way at the moment everything is in his timing

As we move towards 2019 I sense it can and will be a big year and not just because I turn 50. There are resolutions to the obstacles and I know that God is going to come through next year. I just need to really dig in deep to him and make sure my focus is in the right place.

It’s good to write and share your thoughts and feelings and I intend to use this blog regularly, at least once a week if not more often so please follow where I’m at and pray for us as needed

As we come to the evening of Christmas eve, we think of that tiny baby being born in a manager and whilst his birth was in miraculous circumstances many people at the time wouldn’t have known what he was going to become and how he was going to bring salvation to the world. God’s plans for me won’t quite be on that level but I do sense I am entering a significant period of my life

As I sign off this entry all that remains is to wish you all a very happy Christmas!!