February 2019

And just like that, it’s February. This happens every year, except I always think that this time I will be prepared. I am not. But that is ok! We will move forward whether we want to or not. How are your resolutions looking? Or have you even made any this year? I have to admit that choosing a word for my last years’ focus instead of making “resolutions” was a wonderful choice for me. I actually made some progress in becoming more content. I still have a long way to go, but I actually saw progress. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to repeat the process again this year. I even picked out a word. But, I’m not sure it’s working. Maybe I’m just not focused enough, maybe I didn’t include God enough in my thought process. Either way, I’m just not feeling it this year. So, I am reevaluating. I am praying about it more, and I am taking my time. Just because I want something to be, doesn’t mean that it will. Control is something a lot of people struggle with and have a hard time letting go of. Just because I want to focus on something, doesn’t mean that is what God wants me to focus on. And so, I need to be more open to that and just let Him take control. Always easier said than done. But I will work on it. Hhmm, maybe that is my focus for the year and it took me writing this to figure it out. Either way, I will continue to pray, and think about it, and see where God leads.

Copyright RosesatDawn 2019
Copyright RosesatDawn 2019

How is your year looking? So far, it’s been cold and snowy. I’m not complaining about the snow! Last year we had a cold spell during January and our pipes froze. They froze so badly we had to call the plumbers. It wasn’t cheap. Then some other things happened and it just started the year off on a bad note. It didn’t necessarily improve all that much, however, my point of view changed. Even if it was just a slight adjustment, it was still an adjustment in the right direction. I am almost afraid to say anything about this year, but so far, not nearly as bad!

In fact, we have a special little something to look forward to this year. We are expecting baby number 7 sometime in late March/early April. We are all very excited and the kids can’t wait. I have to say, that is one of my favorite things about our children. They are all so very excited whenever we announce a pregnancy. It makes my heart feel full and just their whole perspective on the JOY of a baby gives me hope for the future. Maybe we won’t change the view of our entire nation (although we do pray for this!), but if we can just teach our children how much joy a baby, any baby, brings, well then, we are at least doing something right. If their focus is on the value of life, all life, instead of on things and toys and how much more full our house will be ;), well then, that’s alright with me!

So Happy Belated New Year everyone! And remember, each and every day is a new chance to refocus on our God, reevaluate His calling in our lives, and focus on the joy He gifts to us every day. God Bless and have a wonderful day!

Romans 15:13

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,

so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

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16 thoughts on “February 2019

  1. Congratulations 🎈🎉 I am so very excited for you. There is something so very special about a baby, of course I do have to say that children are always a blessing at any age (I have to say that, my girls would be offended, if I didn’t) but babies are special. Congratulations my friend

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  2. A new baby! What a wonderful “focus”!! Sounds like your household has a great atmosphere, with priorities in the right place. Congratulations!
    Something that helps me focus in the right direction (If I can focus enough to pray it :/ ) is to pray each morning, giving my body and mind to the Lord (Romans 12:1-2). As for my mind, I pray that He would cleanse my mind of anything unholy, untrue, unimportant, or unnecessarily negative. (and fill it with the list in Philippians 4:8) Then I give Him my heart, thanking Him that although my emotions are strong, “When they lie, they don’t get to define me or dictate what I say, do, focus on, believe, or choose.” Hearing myself saying it OUT LOUD helps, too. 😉

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    1. I like the idea of saying that out loud! I can see how that would help. I might have to try it…I talk to myself enough as it is that I’m sure the children wouldn’t look at me too sideways 😉 I need to work harder on having a second to pray in the morning. Even if it is just a quick, help me Lord 🙂 God Bless!

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