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Making room for the new

The last few days of 2013 for me have been long days and late nights spent cleaning, purging, and organizing. Am I the only person who has to go through stacks and piles of  STUFF? I had never thought about how similar the start of a new year is with preparing to give birth to a baby. I felt that same surge of energy, the motivation to get things in order the past few days. I can remember the days and weeks leading up to the arrival of each of my 5 children. Despite the discomfort I was experiencing physically, I could not rest. I had this compulsion to prepare. I felt that same compulsion the past few days. The...

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It's a New Year!

This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies- they lie down and then can't get up; they're snuffed out like so many candles: "Forget about what's happened; don't keep going over old history. Be alert, be present.  I'm about to do something brand new. It's bursting out. Don't you see it?" Isaiah  43 Be alert, Be present! Don't miss out on what God has for you this next year! Believing with you! Susan

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The new...

I'm right there with many of you on this last day of 2012. Feeling the rush of a new year starting tomorrow... thinking of all the things I need a fresh start in and the thrill of possibilities in seeing goals realized. What is it that is so captivating about the new? new goals... new job... new baby... new car... new clothes... new shoes... new book :)... new relationship... new house... The list could go on and on... but eventually the new is not so new. Who doesn't like the new car smell? Then after days and years of use is not so 'present' anymore... You know me, I love babies... but babies grow up. It's easy to love a...

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