New Year; New Blog

Hi.  I’ve blogged before, but I let it fizzle out for a myriad of reasons.  I decided a completely new everything would be a good place to start over. Welcome to my new beginning!

Cliche as it may be, I have come up with a theme verse for 2014:

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin…

-Zechariah 4:10a

It seems fitting for a Jesus follower who hasn’t been in the Word on a regular basis for way too long. It seems fitting for a wife who feels like she hasn’t been 100% real in her marriage.  It seems fitting for a mother who feels more than ready to admit that her children bear witness to the awful ‘mommy monster’ far more often than they should. It seems fitting for a woman who has recently volunteered herself to lead a struggling children’s ministry at her church.

Small beginnings.  Small beginnings are attainable.  Not necessarily easy; but definitely attainable.  And remembering that it’s not only the final completion of major projects (be they physical, mental or spiritual) that cause the LORD to rejoice, but also the small beginnings…now THAT is encouragement!