Since I am away from my own laptop over the holidays, I will close out this year without a picture. I wrote in my journal this morning that 2009 was a year of testings. Then I picked up the book I have been reading by Amy Carmichael each morning and she was quoting Job 23:10-"When I am tested, I will come forth as gold."
At the onset of this year, I knew it was a year in which my thinking would need to shift. My word was "New Wineskins." I have found this to be true. I look at my life differently. I need time to ponder the hows of this before I write about it.
I am grateful for my family's health and blessings this year, when so many lost so much. I am grateful for God's word, my mainstay. I am grateful for my Yada Prayer Sisters, whom I don't know what I 'd do without. I am grateful for my home and my husband and the blog sisters who encouraged me over the past few months.
It is with a mixture of gratitude and a sigh of relief for new beginnings that I say Good-Bye 2009.