Hello, I’m back…..Last day of 2014 that I made the return. Isn’t it ironic?
Seriously, I’m happy to be back serving the Lord through this blog. I guess he’s not done with me talking yet.
So, this is the last day of the year and I have to be honest, I don’t remember half of the first part and the only thing I remember was going to Las Vegas in March and California in May. For a personal note, the memorable moments that stand out this year was
Becoming a Certified Makeup Artist
I flew twice this year to the Pacific
Bonding more with my cat
Maintaining a 20 lb. weight loss from the beginning of the year
I got Pneumonia (ok that was last week and I’m still dead tired)
Getting surgery on my left hand
Liking veggie straws
Growing my hair longer
Other than that I’ve been working a lot and I had the hand surgery. I may actually have to get the right hand done for a ganglion cyst, especially once this steroid shot die down.
I’ve also experienced some losses but the one that sticks out the most is having
an early miscarriage in May. I’m not proud of the fact that I got pregnant and I’m not married. It is what it is. I’m happy that I’m no longer connected to the father, but it’s ok. As of today, I was supposed to be 34 weeks along and although I miss what could have been, I’m relieved because I’m definitely not ready. I want to experience motherhood, but definitely not by myself. Ok, I don’t want to cry, so I’ll stop talking about this loss.
Anyhoo, I’ve learned and accepted some things about myself, others, and this world that we live in.
1) It’s ok to say no
2) It’s ok to lose friends
3) Sometimes you have to apologize, even when you didn’t do anything wrong (it’s for moving on purposes)
4) It’s ok not to feel bad about skipping events, especially if it’s not in your heart to go
5) Some people are selfish, myself included
6) We live in a world where evil is good and good is evil.
7) Accepting that shows I’ve watched on TV will get cancelled
8) God teaching me to accept things that I can’t control, that is not going to improve, and accepting another person’s traits.
9) Learning which battles to fight and which ones to just “sigh” and walk away
10) I’m at level 407 in Cookie Jam, beating my old Candy Crush score
11) I deleted my Facebook page, because I wanted to
Ok some things I’ve learned are considered silly, but I’m a weird gal anyway. The Lord gave me the strength to accept that a long time ago.
What troubles me about 2014 ending is the escalation of the stuff that has gone down this year.
People getting into fights on TV and the victim becomes the villain and the attacker becomes the hero. Well, the next Batman reboot, how about the Joker being the hero and how he dropped kicked Batman throughout Gotham City. That’s kinda how wacked out this world has become.
People demonizing folks with mental illnesses. Seriously, that’s just not cool
Sexual immorality more accepted this year. I really did not need to see Kim Kardashian’s bootay. Yeah the human body is a beautiful thing, but still this has gone too far. I don’t even want my daughter to check out this stuff and she’s a cat.
Unnecessary killings of kids, police, teenagers, adults alike and it’s for nothing. It’s almost like people are not getting a thrill with taking another person’s life away. Should we be afraid to go about our business now? Should the thought cross our minds when we leave for school or work of will we return home? Its crazy fearful.
And this is just a teeny bit of what is going on today since 2013 ended 365 days ago.
I don’t know what to expect of 2015, but I will leave you with what 1 Thessalonians 5:12-23 advises us to do, as the Children of the Most High God.
12 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,
13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
16 Rejoice always;
17 pray without ceasing;
18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not quench the Spirit;
20 do not despise prophetic utterances.
21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;
22 abstain from every form of evil.
23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
Happy New Year and Welcome to 2015