Although it's not getting off to quite the start I expected, I'm so excited about the new year! I love the fresh start and the clean slate of a new year. I'm preparing to start a new Bible study (with the new Hello Mornings challenge starting later this month). I'm writing the first words in my new journal for the year. I'm looking forward to launching a new career after I graduate in May. (Just four more months...not that anyone's counting the days.)
Over the last year, as I drew closer to God, He spoke to me about dreams. He planted big dreams - God-sized dreams - in my heart, and He reawakened dreams that I had long ago let die. As I've prayed for direction and conformation, He has sent it. Although these dreams sometimes leaving me shaking in my boots, I know I'm headed in the right direction, and I'm excited about working toward those goals this year.
Last year, I set my first one word resolution for the year - finish. This year, I did it again. My word for 2013:
On Monday, I'll share on Must Love God about why I chose "reckless" as my resolution for the year. It's fits perfectly with the dreams God has planted in my heart, though.
However, as I mentioned, this year hasn't started quite like I expected. On Sunday night, my husband's precious 86 year old grandmother went home to be with Jesus. As soon the funeral ends, I have to make a long drive to Dallas for a three-day review for the Dental Hygiene National Boards. Its going to be a long week for all of us, and your prayers would be appreciated.