January 1st, 2009
A Diamond in the Tough of Life.
It's always exciting, and scary to start a new year. There are so many expectations and hopes. There is the good and the bad. As life would have it, the Bible says, as sparks fly up so go the troubles of man.
With that said, we enter in the New Year half way through with my husband having shingles. For anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of them, you know this is no was to start the New Year. Perhaps we are getting the bad out of the way right off the bat.
This did sneak up on us. We thought all the aches he was having was pain from pulled muscles from shoveling snow. Ah, snow. It continues to be a snowy, cold winter here. As the weeks go on we tend to adapt. That shows us how multifaceted we are to changes in our life; like a beautifully cut diamond in the light.
Help us Lord to be strong as you head us into the New Year. With each cut that life may put upon us, help us to shine through.