my new year

Normally January finds me in a frenzy.

Compiling to-do lists.

Making resolutions.

And, at the bare minimum, thoughtfully looking back at 2013.

But not this year.


True, I might still be in a sugar coma from our Christmas morning breakfast.

Or I might be a walking zombie from a house full of 11 kiddos for *gasp!* the last two-and-a-half weeks.

Or, maybe, I’m just okay with the calendar changing from 2013 to 2014.

Savoring the month of December – and thinking long on Jesus – slowed me. And it steadied me.

And that is what I want for my New Year. More of the good things I have in Him.

“I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing.” — Psalm 16:2



  1. yes!

  2. Happy New Year from China!

  3. Amen Sista! Amen! I never thought frigid temps would be a blessing-but I was wrong! Along with changing Christmas and having to spend endless hours in our home outside of the city- we have been so blessed… just being together!

  4. I have been enjoying following your blog for the last year. I wanted to tell you thank you. We came home a week ago from China with a son. When we were in China, we found out for the first time that the surgery on his clubfeet was funded and arranged by an Orphan’s Wish. And when I looked it up while in China…I saw you were the director. His feet look terrific and he walks so well. He spent 2 years in Guilin. Happy New Year.

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