I started this blog in November 2012 when I decided to take a 2013 Year Long Adventure I named my Heart & Spirit Monthly Quest. It was about doing something good to make a positive change - each day - one month at a time - for an entire year.
I chose Psalm 51:10: "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me" as the inspiration verse for my Quest. And doing the Heart & Spirit Monthly Quest for an entire year did help me create a purer heart and most certainly renewed a steadfast spirit within me! It was just what I needed and hopefully it inspired others as well.
While my original idea was to do this blog for just a year, as I worked on my Quest, I was encouraged to continue writing. So I decided on a new Quest for 2014: Joyfully Celebrating the Seasons of Life. It was a Quest to make the choice to live each day with a Happy, Joyful, Rosie Outlook.
And...of course...that wasn't always easy. Especially when God threw us a few unexpected curve balls in 2014.
The year was a tough one as Hubby left his career of 24 years, we moved to a new state, with no home and no plan....and waited on God. There were some tough days...but by the end of our 2014 Year Long Adventure, Hubby and I had both found true joy and contentment.
Moral of the story: Be careful what you ask for...
As we began 2015, while we were joyfully content, but still working on our plan. We knew that several new adventures awaited our little family in the coming days...which meant we had some more waiting to do before God's plans were going to be revealed.
So we waited...and I took some time off from writing. I focused on a verse from Lamentations 3:24: Have courage, for the Eternal is all that I will need. My soul boasts, “Hope in God; just wait.”
And that is what I tried to do: put my hope in God..and...just wait.
As the year progressed, God opened doors for our family and revealed beautiful plans. Not what we expected, but delightful just the same. The waiting was worth it. There is no place I would rather be, than to be in God's Will.
As 2015 comes to a close, I find myself settled into a place where I am ready to write again. My waiting has turned into hope. My new verse of inspiration is Psalm 39:7: In light of all this, Lord, what am I really waiting for? You are my hope.
My prayer is that you will find your hope in the Lord as well.