Friday, 4 January 2013

A New Years Promise


Happy New Year!

Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Opportunity.

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A new year full of promise. Plenty of opportunity. What will it hold? Who knows? We are throwing ourselves at it with reckless abandon.

Why take a holiday when you can renovate!! A new beginning for a small section of the house. Re-purposed. New opportunities await. It’s exciting and we eagerly anticipate the outcome.

Our souls are revived as fresh paint breaths new life into the old and crumbling.

A moment of distraction. An accident. A paint brush casually floating in the tin of paint. Well nothing’s perfect is it? But that’s okay.



God’s knows all about our mess and He has the perfect solution. There is comfort in knowing that whatever happens this year He is right there.

John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (NIV)

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Now, your turn…

12 comments:

  1. Ah! I miss the days of renovating a home! You're words are such a poignant reminder of the possiblities that await.

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    1. It wasn't our dream home if it didn't include the need for a reno. So many possibilities here. Thanks for coming by - blessings :)

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  2. Ah! "Why take a holiday when you can renovate?" You're making me laugh! I am remembering hours, days, months, of renovating... (groan) But yes, it was a blessed opportunity to be able to do that. And, to be honest... I've got to admit I've been considering putting a paintbrush in my own hand this week! So thank you!

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    1. We've been at it on and off for three years...still plenty more to go too! Thus I share your groan ;) We too are very blessed to have this opportunity - yes it makes my body ache, but my spirit soars with a paintbrush in hand. Bless you heaps :)

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  3. PS I love your blog's name and your header illustration!

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  4. Aww love this:) and the picture!! Good luck with all your renovating!!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Bless you heaps :o)

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  5. Love your thoughts on this :) Wishing you the best in your renovations! Remember, the messes are just the best memories in disguise :)

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    1. Well then we have a whole house full of the best memories! Thanks for stopping by. Bless you heaps :o)

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  6. There is comfort in knowing that whatever happens this year He is right there.
    Thanks for the reminder :) Love the verse to go with it too. Renovating will be fun!

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    1. We're too far gone to back out now!! After so much banging and pulling apart things are finally starting to come together. So worth it in the end I think. Blessings to you :o)

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