Tag Archives: darkness

2014 – A Hope-Filled Year

The hours are ticking by and soon we will welcome in 2014 in the USA.  This was a good year in the blogging realm for me.  I have met a lot of awesome bloggers and people from all over the world!  Some of us are becoming good friends.  Thank you to all who follow me and who read this blog of mine.  I appreciate you very much.  Thank you to those who hit the like button, you encourage me.  And those who actually comment – I love you!

This new year hold promises of Hope to all of us.  We all experience dark times and sometimes we find no good reason to feel down.  But they still hit us.  Look up and remember there is a Hope there for us all.

dontlosehope

And there is ALWAYS light at the end of the tunnel.

hope in darkness

One of my biggest passions in this life is to bring Hope to others.  I love to see the potential we each hold and I love to help others go for that potential – in their dreams, their talents, their gifts.  We all are important and we all have something to offer this world.

Here is a story from a friend of mine.  He has a deep passion to bring Hope to everyone and he has walked a rough road to get there.  May you enjoy his story and may it impact your heart as it did mine.

http://bobhartley.org/hope-videos/

Happy 2014!

Enjoy!

cate b

Seasons Go Round and Round

Here I am again trying to blog.  This has been a hard season for me.  Seems like my husband and are are in a transitional period of our life.  That simply means that we are waiting for some things to fall into place so we can move on into the next season of our life.  I hate waiting.  I really do.  I’m the type of person who likes to see motion.  I like to see progression.  There are times that I do wait and it is nice to me but during those “nice” times I can also see progress.  This particular time I am having a hard time seeing progress.  Therefore it is hard for me to wait.

Part of faith is not seeing what is behind the scenes and going forward anyway.  I am trying my best to wait because I know that the season will change and I will see what we have been waiting for.  And it will be good.  That I know.  How do I know?  I’ve been through this many times in my sixty-two years of life and it does change.  I also have faith in a God and His promises, and His promises speak of things changing and coming to an end.  But I also know that the waiting sucks.  I am not good at waiting.  I get antsy and I get down right mean if I let myself.  And I do let myself.  It’s those times of mean-ness that I literally have to stop what I am doing and take a really deep breath and slowly let it out.  I express my feelings to the only one I know who can handle my mean-ness.  That is God himself.  He has really big shoulders.

We do have a really good thing in our lives recently and that is the birth of another grandchild last week!  That is a very good thing – life in the midst of what feels like darkness!  Can’t do any better than that.

So in these times of waiting, whatever you are waiting for, take the time to examine what is your hope is anchored in.  If you anchor your hope into the change then you may be in for a rough wait.  It has to be deeper.  There is nothing wrong with desiring the things of this life unless you put your hope in them.  They can’t hold an anchor.  Has to go deeper.  Mine is Jesus and His friendship to me;  The Father God who holds and loves me no matter how mean I am; Holy Spirit who comes and teaches me and guides me through the waiting.  They have a much higher perspective than I and can see not only my season of waiting but they see the end and it is good.

So, here is a song for you: 

Enjoy the season you are in and learn all you can from it.

cate b