It was a good year health-wise. Hubby and I kept up with what needed done physically without injury or illness.
And it was an eventful writing year. I wanted to write two Christmas stories for Pelican’s Holiday Christmas Extravaganza, but managed only the one that I finished in February. I tried to get the second going. Then recently, I had edits for seven (!) releases.
My nonfiction has finally gone into production, and as I went through the verses, I was again blessed and gratified by what the Lord has done for me. The Ivy’s Inn trilogy renewed my love for northeast Nebraska, and I was challenged to repair a plot hole in the third story.
From September until now, I’ve been caught up in the miracles the whole concept of Christmas represents through preparing for our adult choir concert. My favorite song is “YAHWEH/He Lives.” The lyrics tell the story of Jesus.
That said, I thought I’d share some favorite quotes to close out the year.
“Seize the day!” — Dead Poets Society
I’d rather fail at something I love than succeed at something I hate. ―Uknown
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” ~Remembrance, 1910
“At times like these, remember there have always been times like these.” — Paul Harvey
Following Jesus is no guarantee of a storm-free life. But it is the sweet guarantee that you do not face it alone. His grace goes with us through the storm! ―Unknown
“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ―Helen Keller
What is spent on worship is never wasted. —Unknown
Read the Bible ― It will scare the hell out of you. ―Unknown
What we do in life echoes in eternity. ―Unknown
A totally committed Christian is a person who understands God’s purpose for his life and is living in whole-hearted harmony with it. ―Unknown
“It’s impossible to be angry and resentful and be grateful and thankful at the same time.” ―David Jeremiah
“Too often we try to use God to change our circumstances, while He is using our circumstances to change us.” ―Dr. David Osborn
“We can never be cleansed until we confess we are dirty.” ―Max Lucado
And I leave you with this, wishing you a most blessed Christmas and Happy 2024. To God be the Glory!
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty expanse.
Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.