The title of my blog came from a ladies retreat I attended in 2003, where I received a word from the Lord from Isaiah 43 that now graces my banner. He was telling me not to dwell on the past, because He was ready to do a new thing in my life. Little did I know that the “new thing” would include burying my parents, working outside the home, putting my kids in school, church hopping, teenage rebellion, family counseling, planning two weddings in four months, becoming Catholic, becoming a Grammie, two cross country moves in as many years, and many, many lessons in waiting on the Lord.
A friend remarked on my journey, “how many lifetimes is that?” It’s been a faith-stretching time, for sure, but in it, we continue to find God faithful to His word, and we are learning new, deeper ways of trusting in His will for our lives.
The purpose for “New Things” is at least two-fold: First and foremost, I want this to be a place where I can document our journey of promise and pass on the lessons I’m learning on the journey. It will also provide an outlet where I can share precious memories, favorite recipes, and general “life stuff” news with family and friends.
New Things is an award free blog. While I’m flattered at the nominations, I am not comfortable with the amount of time, energy, and personal information required in the acceptance of these awards. If you find yourself here, and are blessed, praise GOD! Welcome to my cyber “home”. Feedback gives a blog its atmosphere, so come on in, kick your shoes off, stay and chat awhile.