Tuesday, January 7, 2014


    Last year my word was NEW. It was a fitting word as my husband and I moved to a little sheep farm for our retirement years. We have had a lot of new experiences there. We have been blessed with newness.
    So this year the word God has given me is RENEW. It also seems fitting, according to the verses I looked up:  "He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, " Psalm 23:3;  Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me," Psalm 51:10.; "Instead let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes," Ephesians 4:23; Put on your new nature and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him." Colossians 3:10".
    Now I'm thinking about how to frame that in my everyday life:
*It requires spending time reading my Bible each morning.
*It means surrendering my life to God each day.
*It gives me the strength to say "No!" to greed and worldliness.
*It settles me in a place of peace and contentment.
    I loved a phrase in Emily Freman's blog, "Chatting at the sky", becvause I feel it describes where I'm at in my life this year: "I think I'm made to live small, to move slowly, and to hold just one thing at a time". I'm praying for this kind of a renewal for all of us this year.
    Happy New Year and have a renewed kind of year, 2014. Peggy


  1. What a timely word to be our spirit's goal as this new year came! To renew our minds and hearts, to submit our everything to the One Who deserves it! Happy New Year sister Peggy! God bless and take care.

  2. Happy New Year, Peggy. What a great word. I'll learn a lot from your posts from that standpoint, I'm sure. My word is rest and I'm amazed how often I think of it in the course of a day. I'll get anxious about something and remember, "no, I've prayed about this" and continue on believing God is in charge as I rest in Him.

  3. It was a pleasure visiting Your post and Your lovely thoughts today.All I can say is ......Oh Me Too :) Thank You for dropping by.