TaDa! A New Year!

Here we go.  Another year is ending and a new one beginning.  Do you like that or dislike that?

I always like it.  Even though I feel old and my life is flying by, I still welcome a New Year.  I like the idea of changes to come and new adventures and old ones closing, perhaps.

I have very little idea of what is to come for Cate B.  I will still be caring for my lovely grand-girls this New Year.  But those days are numbered.  Last year at this time I was dreading the girl watching to end and them moving on.  I was ready to pack up and run with them dragging husband and dogs with me.  But now, a year later I feel  differently.

I feel that I should start dreaming again.  Dreaming of things that I desire and that the Lord has instilled in me long ago.  It’s still a bit fuzzy and foggy.  I do believe the fog will lift and I will see again.

Sometimes I visualize a tug o’ war going on in my spirit.  Little lies of “you’re too old” against great truths of “you’re never too old”.  I am on the side of truth, even though, somedays it is a battle to believe.  Especially when you say goodbye to a friend who died too young and you see headlines the day after Christmas of deadly storms sweeping the nation.

One of my favorite verses in the bible that tells of great advice for all is:

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”

I want to be worked into God’s most excellent harmonies!  There’s  a dream for the New Year and my life!  I think I’ll start there.

So here goes, Dear Readers, may these last few days of the old year be joyful and fulfilling for you and even more, may the New Year greet you with more Joy and Dreams coming to pass.  May you be able to choose the truth and dwell on it. And may you be found in His most excellent harmony!

And because I cannot resist silliness………….       10530886_797526963601794_8208936784582723757_n

Enjoy!

Cate B

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15 Replies to “TaDa! A New Year!”

  1. woohooo…can’t wait to see what’s in store for you!! ride the train and keep the dream alive until you see it all come to fruition! you deserve to have it all and i know we serve a God who gives the desires of your heart, so get ready for the train to take off!! it’s your time to ride 😉
    ps..pick me up at the next station lol i think i’ll jump aboard!! xx

  2. OK Cate, your octopus made me laugh!! But I really resonated with all that your wrote. I’m old too (older than you I’m pretty sure) and feel like I’m ready for something new, some kind of big step forward while I’m still young enough. I’m hoping to retire soon and Larry too. What should we do with our new time? Should it be sooner than later? What is God’s call on our lives now? How can we use the things we’ve learned and the gifts we’ve been given? You’ve helped me push my dreams along… You’ve become a dear long distance friend. thank you. xo

    1. Aw – Thank you Rhonda! All those questions you listed are so real, aren’t they? And good ones. It is an adventure and I’m cheering you and Larry on! 😀 😀 ❤

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