Monday, January 5, 2009

It's A New Year!

I am almost ashamed to post! It's been soooooooooo long and there have been times I could have put down some thoughts, but was just too lazy. It's been a busy few weeks and when I had down time I did just that - was down. I will confess, I have thought about giving up my blog (one friend did) but because I prayed for some months before I started blogging and because I really believe that the Lord led me into it, I will continue on - boring or not, spiritual or silly, funny or serious - whatever comes to mind.

Christmas was good here in Tennessee - family, friends, presents (more than any of us deserved) and warm weather! No snow for Christmas - unlike our Chicago friends! I have pictures and if I can get hubby to help me, we will post them soon.

If feels good to be on this side of Christmas. Those of you who know me really well know that Christmas is not my favorite time of the year. Sad things have happened in December and January in my life and I am better satisfied in the months of March to November. I will admit that time is flying by and I plan on staying busy until March comes.

Wednesday morning I am starting a Bible study on Daniel at our church. I have a quiet time each day and read my Bible, but I need an organized study to be accountable to. I have always wanted to go deeper into the book of Daniel, so I am really looking forward to it.

I am asking those of you who read this blog to please pray for a friend's daughter who is having a really hard time right now. The daughter has been a victim of identity theft and there is no way I can even begin to tell you the problems that this has brought to her life. Please pray for the Lord to intervene and stop this fraud against an innocent person. Her life has been taken over by this injustice and is effecting every aspect of her life - mentally, physically, financially. She has two children and a husband who is also being effected. Pray also that through this she and her family will be brought closer to the Lord.

Today hubby and I went to see Marley & me. I still have a headache from trying not to cry out loud! As most of you know, dogs are my weakness and I had read the book so I sort of knew how it was going to come out. Didn't matter - I still cried!

As I close tonight, I will not make any promises or resolutions, but I will make the statement that I hope to do better at being consistent in posting. Hope that's good enough!


Greg P. said...

You blog when you want to blog. No apologies necessary. I look forward to your posts.

I will pray for your friend's daughter. I know that has to be a nightmare. I also hope they catch the people involved in ruining this young lady's life. I would have no mercy if someone did that to my kids and got caught. I guess I'm not as good a Christian as I should be, huh? Sometimes revenge is sweet.

Greg P. said...

I didn't mean my comment from last night regarding the identity thief to sound so vengeful. It's just a crime that is very sneaky and cowardly and I hate to have to hear about anyone having to rebuild their lives because of it. But, I realize revenge is not the answer.

BethAnne said...

I thought Marley and Me was a comedy????

donnaj said...

Marley does funny dog things but in the end old age makes it sad - sort of old like me!