Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I am still here...

I hope this finds you well and looking forward to 2017.  I am still in my house, which just went on the market recently. So I had the privilege of spending probably my last Christmas in this wonderful old house.  I celebrated again with a grateful heart that I could be with friends and family in this house.
 The holidays are over and now we have the dreaded job of taking down the tree we so fondly decorated and the house becomes darker as winter light sets in without all the twinkle lights, it can be a let down. 
I am just back from Christmas in Minnesota and New Years in Chicago so I haven't touched a thing yet. 

My tree still fills the family room with the scent of pine and so I am leaving it until this weekend... I am not tired of the decorations yet! Am I the only one?

Slowly I will take them down in the next week.

So much has taken place in just the last few months, it will be hard to catch up. My house is finally on the market, it has taken this long to go through everything. I still have a lot of stuff I need to sell but the two estate sales I had this summer were very successful.  Everyone worked so hard and I appreciated all who gave of themselves to help. My next decision will probably be an auction in the spring. 
My highlight of the year is I gained a lovely daughter in law. Yep, my son got married just before Thanksgiving... so much to be thankful for!

My prayer for 2017

"16And I pray that he (God) would pour out over you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power.
17Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life, providing you with a secure foundation that grows and grows.
18-19Then, as your spiritual strength increases, you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—
the great magnitudej of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love!
How enduring and inclusive it is!
Endless love beyond measurement, beyond academic knowledge—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!
20Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination!
Happy New Year