Monday, January 2, 2012


I want to apologize for my unexplained absence.

You see, I gave up on 2011 about two weeks early. It’s hard to imagine now, but my flame of hope was a mere whisper, like a wick that has already begun to smolder. Dark, I know. Again, sorry. I literally couldn’t help myself.

Christmas was a pick-me-up, but its effects didn’t last very long. In fact, on the car ride home, I started to sink inside again. Until…

A near car accident – and when I say ‘near’ I mean near – woke me up to the fact that God’s not done with me yet. If He was, my Daniel and I had definitely been dead.

Sounds morbid, I guess, but I see it as quite the opposite. It was precisely the spark my smoldering wick needed. Without any other change in circumstances, I suddenly began to hope again. And it’s a hope that has lasted. I actually expect 2012 to be stellar.

This short but poignant experience helped me look at things from a different perspective.

Bottom line, I’ve got to start taking God at His Word.

So that’s my New Year’s resolution, as it were. To take God at His Word.

I pray God’s will, His great and perfect will, for you and your life in 2012, Dry Ground friends!


Marilyn said...

Happy New Year and hope that 2012 exceeds your dreams as only God can do!