Celebrating the New

31 Dec

I love reflecting back on the year.  We experienced lot of changes this year.  We became members at a new church, we bought a new house, Mike got a new job (and new initials after his name–he passed his Quality Engineering exam!!), and we continually experienced New Life.

As I look back on 2012 I am reminded of how far the Lord has brought our family this year.  He’s lead me through one of the darkest seasons of my life through desperation and much anxiety.  It’s no secret that we’ve struggled to maintain joy in our household.  We brought in 2012 with turmoil in our hearts but are ending the year with beauty and celebration.

As we close 2012 I’m very mindful that this suffering.  This struggle.  This desperation we experience.  It’s all temporary.  It’s not the final verdict.  It’s a path to victory.  In the end Jesus wins.

We are not who we were December 31, 2011.  We are being made new.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold the new has come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17

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