…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old.  Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming.  Do you not see it?  Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”  (Isaiah 43:18-19)  As I reflect on 2010, both the good and the not so good, I choose not to dwell on the past – but to look forward with great expectancy to the “new that is coming”.  Perhaps 2010 brought a season of wilderness into your life, but God’s Word tells us He will make a way in the wilderness. 

You [God] crown the year with Your goodness; Your ways overflow with abundance.”   (Psalm 65:11)  I pray that God will go before each of you this year and that you will experience peace, prosperity and an abundance of His presence. 

I gave up making New Year’s resolutions years ago – I found that I often did not keep them anyway.  But this year I have chosen to make two commitments.  I am committing to read through the Bible this year; and I am committing to memorize Scripture – two verses or passages each month.  I realize that these are commitments that in my own power I probably would end up not keeping.  But Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”  So I move forward with confidence, that I will be able to succeed, because I am committing this to the Lord. 

As I reflect on 2010, one of the good things I rejoice over is the friendships I have made through blogland.  Just a few short months ago I set aside my fear of the unknown and started this blog.  And I am so glad I did.  You, my friends and followers, have blessed and enriched my life with your encouragement, support, talents, and creativity.  Thank you for being a part of my life and allowing me to be a part of yours.

Have a blessed New Year,


bettyj said...

Sue, I enjoyed this post. I too feel I was afraid when I ventured into blogland, but I certainly think now I have been blessed by it. I have met so many nice people, yourself included. Hope you will join us on the forums.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Wonderful post!
I have also enjoyed blogging this year, it has been so much fun!
Look forward to the New Year and blogland!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Have a wonderful New Year Sue!!

Blessings to you~~

cottageprims said...

Sue~ The post was so inspiring.Hope you and your family has a Blessed and Joy Filled New Year.Warm Wishes!~Amy

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

I feel we are all blessed to be able to communicate with each other in this new world called "technology". I am so glad I started blogging this past June. I have met many wonderful gals who share their talents and inspire all of us, what fun it is. I enjoy your blog, look forward to a creative 2011.

bettyj said...

Hi Sue,
I just had to tell you, several years ago, at Nawgers Nob, a craft festival in Townsend Tn,near the smokies, I bought a beautiful picture like your header. I know those are family, but I thought I would share that. I love your header.

Carol said...

Wise words spoken by a wise lady.

mrssmith07 said...

I enjoyed reading your post Sue!!

Big hugs to you and have a great New Year!!


Primitive Echoes said...

A bit late but Happy New Year. I am checking out your blog and you have done a wonderful job. thanks for sharing it all with us. Looking forward to the journey.

Primitive Echoes said...

I came, I saw, I love it. I follow lol!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Sue,

Stopping in to say Hi ! And a very happy and healthy New Year to You !

Love the Bible verses !


~Madalynne~ said...

Such a beautifully written, inspirational post to start the New Year.

Angie Berry said...

I agree, a wonderful post Sue! I am thankful for all the Lord has done for me this past year. He has blessed me more than I even deserve! I'm looking forward to following you this year and getting to know you better, my sister in Christ.