Hello friends. Much has been going on since I last posted here. As much as I missed writing, I was just too busy in the daily grind of life to find time to be here. The last I wrote, I shared about my beautiful daycare kids. What a blessed season!
In the midst, we had moved to a tiny house in May 2017. Truly we had a blast as we had 3 acres to explore. This was so much fun for both my family and my childcare. However, as the autumn rains came in, the house became small. Add to that that the house was for commercial sale, and it became clear we needed to find another home… once again.
On the flip side, God has been working His will in my plans. To make a long story short, I closed my doors to Little Friends Discovery Place, and am opening my willingness to start up a women’s ministry with a dear friend of mine. That all will be shared at a later time.
So here we were, looking at the Christmas season with changes, and boxes, and no decorations, crafts, or baking. The move came on Christmas Eve/Day, I was sick, it began to have freezing rain and snow, and much was chaotic. But God is good, and His grace is merciful.
So as 2018 knocked on my door, I had a friend prompt me to think about One Little Word for the year. Then all these “p” lettered words began to pour out of my pondering, and truly PAUSE came to mind.
My focus is to pause a bit. To rest in the moment while settling into our new normal. To recognize and embrace the small seemingly overlooked moments in my life. Which oddly, is exactly the same calling I had back in 2008 when I began my blogging adventure. To journal those small simple moments that slip past us too easily. I’m also choosing to pause before decisions. To pause before commitments. To pause before God and Proclaim His glory. That’s my 2018. Do you have One Little Word that came to mind for your new year?