New Year’s Day Activities and Thoughts

January 2, 2009 at 12:17 am 1 comment

We had a really good day today even though The Hub is working all weekend, and Mom & Larry faced security issues over New Year’s causing us all to lose some sleep.

It’s been a much needed restful day.

I slept in until Mom called and woke me to tell me she was safe, and I sure appreciated that wake up call.

Tomorrow I need to tackle the holiday refrigerator and dishes too large to go in the dishwasher.  The kids are playing the Wii, fitting in some visits with friends, and I’m enjoying my clean craft room, enjoying some fast projects!

I’m not led to make any New Year’s resolutions at the moment, but the verse that stood out to me for a vocal verse for this season was Psalm 96:2.  I ran across it during church a few weeks ago:

Sing to the Lord

Praise His name

Proclaim His salvation


Isn’t it easy to get tired or think others tire of heaing “a story”.

But, they don’t!  Not when it matters.  Not when it’s life-changing, sanity saving, heart helping, and eternally significant.

So, day after day…day after day…day after day, let’s “sing, and praise, and proclaim”…day after day after day!!!

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  • 1. bellissimanh  |  January 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Amen! Sing it, sister! I’m joining you 🙂

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