Last year was full of so many things for me, not all of them seemingly good! But that doesn’t mean they weren’t beneficial. I can only trust that God ordered it all for my good. I hope your 2013 was full of blessings and growth! God bless us all in this new year!
I have just returned from a trip out to Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. It was beautiful! I can’t believe I haven’t updated this site since May, and it’s almost “30 characters” time.
I saw a lot of “Martian landscapes”. In fact, the hotel I stayed in (near photo #1) was the hotel the Disney crew stayed in for the filming of “John Carter of Mars.” It’s also a fun book series, even though the movie didn’t stick to it very closely.
These photos don’t adequately express the awesome view. (Completely unlike what I usually see here in Ohio!)
Oh hi there, I haven’t seen you since November.
Recently I’ve been cleaning out my jewelry supplies.
I even made a few things.
If you want to buy them, you can check out my Etsy site.
I live in Ohio, which is the land of four, distinct, beautiful seasons. Granted, I think Summer is far too short, and Winter is far too long (because I’m always so cold, bleh), but I wouldn’t give any of them up! So this year, watching the leaves fall and die without much of the brilliant color we usually have, was unfulfilling. We had a lack of rain this Summer and it stressed the poor things out.
But even so, I’m so glad that you can see the Creator’s hand in the turn of the hours, and seasons, and years. Sometimes the season you are in (like disgusting, cold winter) feels like it will last forever, and you hate it. But joy comes in the morning (or the Spring), and season does follow season – even if some are seasons of drought, and some are seasons of refreshment.
So take heart, tomorrow may not be a perfect warm Summer day, but it will be new, and different, and was given to you as a gift – glorify God with it, and abide in Him as you watch for the seasons to change.