Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Did I Pick Those Words?

I glanced back at my post for January of 2013. (  http://janettessage.blogspot.com/2013/01/reflections-in-rear-view-mirror.html )  I was stunned.  Did I really pick those words for the new year and that accessory?  I sure did! God must have been smiling when He saw me type out the words - Transition and Joy, with shoes for my accessory.  My mind went off with how those words were literally walked out in 2013.  I will be back to ponder the manifestations of those words, while looking forward to the word God has already given me for 2014.  After last year, I know I will not be able to comprehend how my new word will play out in 2014.  So this week I put away all my business supplies, stop and grab my cooking supplies, to go enjoy making cookies with Benjamin. This Christmas season, with all my jobs, has been very short and I am determined to not short change my last born child.

Merry Christmas to you all from our family and our unreal year 2013!!!
I bow in awe at the manger, but lift all my hope in the cross and His resurrection.

16 Joining in with more words:

camp and cottage living said...

Merry Christmas!
You have truly been blessed in 2013-Praise the Lord!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

"I bow in awe at the manger, but lift all my hope in the cross and His resurrection."
Amen and Amen!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sandy said...

Wonderful family photo! Everyone looks so very happy, as it should be.
When I think of the journey you have been on and where the Lord has brought you and your family, the only word that comes to mind is AMAZING. Truly if we cling to Him and His promises He will see us through.
Merry, Merry Christmas to you all!
Love you!

podso said...

Beautiful family and look at the three precious little ones! Have a blessed Christmas!

Debbie said...

Look at you with your arms full of grand babies! The Lord is soo good. Wishing you and yours a very blessed and merry Christmas! May this coming year bring joy, peace, and an even closer walk with Him! HUGS

Vee said...

What a beautiful family! What amazing things God has done and is continuing to do. A Big, Bright, Blessed, and Merry Christmas to you all!

Sharon said...


Yes, what a year it has been!! More than anything, I have been so blessed watching how God has worked in your life - and I have been blessed by your unflagging faithfulness to Him!

Looking forward to celebrating 2014 with you!

May you and yours have an especially Merry CHRISTmas this year!


Yolanda said...

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Rebecca said...

Merry Christmas! That picture kind of says it all (well, not "all", I'm sure).

I'm busy listing 65 blessings of the past year - which I do each birthday - one to match each year.....

THEN I'll be selecting a "word" for 2014. I'll be interested to know what yours is :)

Lea said...

What a lovely, lovely family Janette. You are such an inspiration and I pray God's richest blessings on you during 2014. Hugs!

BARBIE said...

Looking forward to reading about our One word choice for 2014!

Debbie Petras said...

You certainly picked those words well, didn't you? You had your share of transitions and ...joy. I hope you had a blessed Christmas Janette!

Love you,

Farm Girl said...

I love, love your family photo. That is just so precious. I love how your arms are just so full.
It is funny the words we think we know will be about and the Lord knows so much better.
I hope you have time to catch your breath in 2014

Vickie said...

Hi Janette - Just look at all your blessings from 2013! Your family is growing - talk about TRANSITION! What a journey He has led you through. May God bless you richly in 2014! Hugs - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Janette. 2013 was an amazing year for us, and 2014 has promises of even more blessings. God bless you always, as you continue to bless those around you.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I have loved catching up on every one of your posts, Janette. What an AMAZING ALMIGHTY God we serve!! Oh, how wonderful! I look forward to seeing what 2014 holds! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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