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


Cate B

10 thoughts on “TaDa! A New Year!

  1. Cate–I LOVE your “silliness”, and I also need friends (and thankfully have a few) like that! Would be interested to know what new horizons God leads you to. for me, I’m learning (I hope) that, even though not all circumstances or relationships are where I want them to be, I can be present in the moment knowing that God has it all under His control. Blessings to you!

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  2. “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.” Sister Cate, I so love your imagery! What I quoted you writing is so true though I think for all of us for even though our “war” has been Won FOREVER in Christ Jesus, we still have to do our “due diligence” in the area of everyday “skirmishes” against the world, the flesh, etc., etc.! But it is the friendships established that keep us strong in those battles for none of us fights them alone!
    I have learned over the years that all friendships are a precious gift from our Loving Heavenly Father and even though some are for a season, others for a lifetime, the love that is generated between them help us to grow and to press on! If it wasn’t for those friendships, especially the Godly ones, how would any of us know how to love?!!
    God bless you greatly in this New Year Sister! We are all on this journey together and it will be interesting to witness the surprises our Lord has for each of us along the way!!! Love you Sis!

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