Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Decade, A New Year, A New and Fresh Start for all of us in 2010!!

What a wonderful promise this verse is!
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things
have passed away; behold all things have become new."
~2 Corinthians 5:17~


2010 is a new decade, a new year, a new and fresh start that I hope will bring about a new us and a new me in many ways.

It is hard to believe that 10 years ago I was blessed with my millenium miracle and sweet baby girl Demi.  The time has passed so quickly and yet when I reflect on the time, it doesnt seem possible that ten years have passed by so fast.  Also when I look at pictures I am amazed at how much our lives have been filled with so much joy and laughter because of one child, mine!  I love her so much and thank God for giving me the responsibility of being her mom while she is here on earth.   



In 2009, I really did not set any goals or resolutions but I am going to post my list of a few things I hope to accomplish in this new year for myself and with the girls.  I have never been a planner but really think that has our lives become busier that this will help us in our daily lives and with the months to come while Nadja is here from Germany.  I have decided that with children and schedules that it is necesaary.  Am I the only one who lives like this?


So last night Nadja and I went to my sister's Sheri's house to eat our new year meal together.  Our meal consisted of the American traditions of eating cabbage (money) and black eyed peas (God's Blessings and Plan) along with ham and mac and cheese.  I love bringing in the new year with family and must admit I am missing my lil dem dem whlle she brings in the new year with her best friend Kenzie.  I am hoping she enjoyed her day with them yestserday.

I am still deciding on my word for 2010  (www.aliedwards.typepad.com).  Some of the words I am tossing around are LOVE, FAITH, OPEN, DETERMINED, NEW - I would love to have a mission statement this year as well.  I guess that is the sales person in me.  

My prayer and hope for you this new year 2010 is that you are encouraged you to live by faith.
Remember that the Word of God tells us that "faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of
things unseen". Take these words and memorize them and ponder them in your heart!


"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
~
Hebrews 11:1~

Let's start this New Year fresh. If you do not know Jesus Christ
as your personal savior........ let me invite you to become a Christian.
 
It's as easy as ABC to give your heart to the Lord.
All you have to do is:

Admit you are a sinner. Romans 3:23
Believe Jesus died on the cross for you. Acts 16:31
Confess your sin to God and turn from it. Romans 10:9 

If you are a Christian..........it is time for you to decide. Will you turn the
control of your life over to the Lord? Will you let Him guide and direct you?


I pray and hope that I will be faithful and trust in the Lord with all my heart everday.  I hope you decided to join me on this journey this year.  The best gift you can give yourself and those you love is ask the Lord Savior into your life.  Maybe you have done this before and fallen off.  Maybe you feel lost today and want to experience all that God has to offer.  God is LOVE and and one thing I know is that everyday is a gift.

God only promises us today. We don't know what is ahead of us. But God knows.
He doesn't always show us what is in store for us or even if we will have a tomorrow.
So we should live our lives as if each day is the last.  God knows the plans he has for us, plans to prosper us and to keep us from harm.  Jeremiah 29:11.
 
Happy New Year 2010 to you and your families,
Diana 
 
 

  

 



  


    

1 comment:

*kim* said...

Great thoughts my friend.
What a great witness your blog is for those who might be lost - I pray that 2010 brings you many blessings.
Even in the hard times you've struggled with this year, you have remained positive and faithful... what a fine example you are to those girls!
xo