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Ending 2014 Thankful!

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Hello my readers!

It’s New Year’s Eve 2013 and we are going to ring in 2014 quietly, with our church family in Prayer and Praise and with the first Communion of 2014.

I just wanted to drop by with a post ending 2013 in gratitude. =)

I actually got what I wanted for Christmas! Don is well and did his Christmas thing his way! And there were extras … everything on the list was given and we had a leisurely Christmas day … the joys of having adult children.

It’s been a long year, filled with love and joy and laughter, peppered with some tears and sorrow and fear. Yet, we never lost faith, we held tight to God and His promises and we are entering into 2014 with our focus on God.

We are thankful for so very much. Family and renewed relationships, friends and the thoughtfulness of others obeying God and helping one another. We are grateful that through the roughest of financial times God provided over and above our need … enough that we could pay it forward, in fact.

We thank God for healthy children, and grandchildren and family. We are grateful for doctors and treatments and the best the medical field can offer.

We are thankful for life, for breath and for each smile, tear and giggle we’ve experienced this year.

And we are thankful for you and the opportunity to share 2014 with all of you … making memories and new ties and new relationships.

Dear Lord … You crown the year with your bounty,and your carts overflow with abundance. ~ Psalm 65:11

May God bless you and yours and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Me and Don

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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