Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome to 2010...

The year "2010"... I had to giggle at my sister's post from yesterday, she said that by 2010 we all thought we would be driving space cars by 2010... kind of like George Jetson I guess.  Hope you all had a good new years eve and that your first day of the new decade has been a great one!

The holiday season is winding down by I still would like to share some special ornaments with you over the next few day:

This is kind of a crafty item... these cute little ornaments are made out of polymer clay... of course not by me though! My hubby knows the lady that makes these little critters... he bought them for me a few years ago... don't you just luv the shepherd's dangly feet!

Every year for the first 21 days of the year our church does a church-wide fast... it is not a mandatory thing but it gives you time to seek what God may want for you to do to refresh yourself for the new year ahead.  People will fast everything from liquid diets to giving up tv... and everything in between.  I really have sought out what God wanted me to do to seek Him more through this "fast"... in years past I have given up ice cream, soap operas, sweets... all good things for me but did any of those things bring me closer to God???  The word that kept coming to my mind as I prayed about this years fast was "priorities"... I always try to have a quiet time with God everyday, but has it been my 1st priority of each day?... sorry to say, no it has not.  This is something I am going to try and change through this 21 days of fasting and hopefully this will be a "habit" that will continue way past the first 3 weeks of 2010.

Our Heavenly Papa just wants to commune with us daily... when you love someone so much don't you want to talk with them and talk about them all the time?  Why do I not give that same attention and affection to God?  That is something I am hoping to change in 2010.

"For He (God) hath made Him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." - II Corinthians 5:21

Thanks for stopping by... and once again... Happy New Year.

with a grateFUL HEART, carin


Mari said...

The fast in your church is a neat idea.
I love those ornaments!

Heather said...

Happy New Year!
Love you!

Freddae' said...

Happy New Year! I wanted to let you know I've given you an award on my blog. Blessings.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to our dear friends. We are so blessed to have you in our lives and let's make a point this 2010 to do more together. You are loved !!!!!

Renee Ondrajka said...

These ornaments have always intrigued me with all the detail. Thanks for the blog plug too.