Thought I would share a short, revised excerpt from our January newsletter this month.
‘As I began to think about writing this month (January), I was mindful of what I wrote last year at this time. I wondered what this new year, 2020, would bring and if my hands would be open to accept what HE had for me or would I hold tight to what I wanted.
The year 2020 was a year full of ups and downs. We gained a daughter-in-law (Matthew got married in June) and Holly and Nick had baby #3, (a little girl) in October! We also lost family members and very dear people that we loved due to illness and cancer.
And then there was COVID-19, which caused life changes for all of us – jobs, schooling, ministry, family and friend relationships, social distancing, etc. – big changes! So, in all honesty … I’m not sure if I am ready for 2021 – but regardless of how I feel, ready or not, the new year, 2021, is here, and I’m wondering again if my hands will be open or are they clenched tightly to what I want?’
Let’s pray for each other – that our hearts and our hands will be open to what HE has for us all in this new year!