Monday, December 31, 2012

I Wanna Remember

Definitely wanna remember this. Texas, Summer 2012

Happy Merry AFTER Christmas peeps!  Let me just say that I am not the traditional blogger.  I do not always acknowledge current events or even holidays—hence the lack of a Christmas post J.  You see, a long long time ago during my undergrad years when I had to write papers on boring assigned topics like Puritan Colonialism, I realized then that my best writing came from the heart.  Therefore if I don’t feel inspired to the point to write and share then it just doesn’t happen.  You should thank me for sparing you a diatribe of insincere posts.   But as it turns out, I have some thoughts to share today as we are on the eve of a new year.  Most people and even scripture advocate not living in the past (Philippians 3:13) but I’ve experienced a lot in 2012: loss, heartache, pain, facing fears, new beginnings, and obtaining victories to name a few.  So while I don’t want to perpetually dwell on the past nor have it control me, there are some things I want to remember from 2012…

I want to remember:
·        God is a God that makes all things new.
·        To Praise the Lord oh my soul and all my innermost being, praise his holy name, Praise the Lord oh my soul and forget not his benefits
·        That the Lord will keep in perfect peace those who steady their thoughts on Him because they trust Him---I must remain steadfast in this.
·        To acknowledge the Lord in all my ways and so that He will make my pathways straight
·        That without faith it is impossible to please God 
·        That faith is being sure of the things hoped for, and certain of what I cannot see
·        To seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness so that all other things will be added unto me
·        To bear with others
·        To forgive as I have been forgiven
·        To be anxious for nothing but in every situation pray to God with thanksgiving
·        That God’s unfathomable peace can guard my heart and mind (I don’t have to do it!)
·        That God is SO able through his glorious riches in Christ Jesus to meet ALL of my needs
·        To set my mind on things above not on earthly things
·        To put to death whatever belongs to my earthly nature such as sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed because these are forms of idolatry
·        To rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in all things give thanks because this is God’s will in Christ Jesus
·        To not quench/grieve/suppress the Holy Spirit’s actions in my life

What will you remember from 2012?  I pray that you and your family have a prosperous and thankful new year.


  1. I am glad I Found your blog from the Almost Friday link up! I enjoy following fellow Christian friends and growing and praying together!

  2. I agree! These link ups have their benefits especially when it results in bringing together the body of Christ! Have a blessed day!

  3. I love your blog! But I cannot figure out - for the life of me - how to subscribe!

    1. Hi Christina! So glad you are touched my the content of this blog, all for His glory! Um, there are a couple of ways you can follow. You can click on the followers icon which is found by scrolling down to bottom of my page, OR you can look to at my "Subscribe" sidebars and subscribe to posts. Hope this helps!
      Happy New Year!

  4. Great Post! I like how you stated that you won't write unless you feel inspired or have something to talk about. I'm the same way:) So, you may not get a post from me everyday for the same exact reason. Also, dwelling on all those things you listed is surely a way to make it in this world. God Bless!

    1. Hey lady! Thank you for your kind words. Yes, holding onto the Promises is what will keep us believers strong and able to endure.
      P.S. I'm sure another reason why you don't blog as much is because of your duties as a mother, wife, etc. Just guessing... :-)

  5. Hello I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out my post to accept!

    1. Aww thanks for this recognition. This is so very thoughtful, and as always gotta give props up above for the opportunity to share my reflections in a creative manner.

  6. HA! Honestly, since my youngest is walking and is a little older now I've been blogging a lot more but its more so because I don't have anything to blog about sometimes. I guess all of it has a part to play... Lol