The last time I posted was in November. Now here we are almost half way through January 2013 and I don't know where the time has gone. The past month was full of Christmas decorating, shopping, wrapping, Andrew, going to Mississippi, cooking, cleaning, cooking, cleaning, driving and being exhausted. I love Christmas but I must admit I'm glad all the deadlines and stress are over. That's not what Christmas is supposed to be.
Every morning I read the day's story in The Guidepost which is a Christmas gift from my parents every year. I love that book. When I'm finished reading for the day, I've gotten into the habit of reading the scripture at the top of the next day's reading. I don't know why I started doing it, but I did and as usual, when I finished the one for December 31st, I turned the page only to find it was blank. At first I panicked, then realized why the page was void of print. I'd reached the end of the book and the end of 2012. Reality slapped me in the face.
2013 was a few hours away. I removed the 2012 Guidepost from the table and replaced it with Guidepost 2013. I have a year with no blank pages in that book. And when I pray each night and ask God to forgive me for falling short in so many ways, I'm so thankful that He gives me a new "page" that's blank. It's something money can't buy, something no one can take away from me and I determine what He writes on my page the next day.
As I read my Guidepost each day this year, I want to remember that each day presents a clean slate and its up to me what's written.
Happy New Year and I pray God's blessings for all.