New Years! :Owl Mugs, Speech, Verses, People and much much more!

Hello, World, and happy New Year!

In years past, my new years have been quite strange. From blizzards, to the stomach flu, to injuries… My new years never cease to ring in with some strangeness.

All this considered, I still love New Years. There is something so refreshing about leaving behind the old year, and ringing in the new. Remembering the good, waving goodbye to the bad, welcoming the new. It never ceases to remind me of the newness Christ brings into my life as he draws me closer to him, and makes me his new creation. It makes me think of verses like:

Isaiha 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Newness! Redemption! Grace!

It’s exciting to think that today marks the beginning of new adventure with the Lord. I trust it will be exciting, and from the big things to the little, and I am simply itching with eagerness to jump into 2012! So, I’ve made a little list of my top 10 things I am excited for. Let me share! 😀

1-My Owl Mug

It’s the little things in life, my friends. My mother got me my charming little owl mug for Christmas, and it makes me smile to think of getting up every morning to have my quiet time with God, with my owl mug in hand.

2-Speech (and maaaayyyybeee debate)

I just joined a speech and debate club in December, and since then have been scrambling to write speeches, do research and generally prepare. It’s a lot of work… but I can’t express how excited I am to compete! Not to mention that the people involved in it are awesome. Altogether… I’m pretty darned excited!

3-My One Year Bible

This afternoon I read my first reading of my “One Year Bible”. It was very satisfying. Like VERY. I can’t wait to adventure into the word this year!

4- PEOPLE!

I like people… a LOT. And I have a feeling that this year I will meet a lot of new people, which I can’t wait for. YAY PEOPLE! (Can you tell I’m an extravert?)

5-College

People… I’m going to College this year. Isn’t that just MAD? But, oh my glory! I am excited. Learning, thinking, meeting people, new places, adventures…. gee wilikers! My skin crawls to think of it! 😀

6- Traveling

Traveling is on the agenda this year, and a plenty. I can’t wait. I love new places, and I’ve been around here too long. Someone take me on an adventure!

7- Books

This evening I sat down for a good while with “Peace Like a River”. I love it. I love books in general! And I can’t wait to devour piles of them!

8-Unexpected Things

This year has been full of unexpected, unplanned for surprises. I am in awe of God’s incredible handiness at pulling surprises out of His sleeves. This year… I can’t wait to see what else he has up his sleeves.

9-Music!

I plan on making an EP this year of my music. That excites me. I do love music! It’s an expression of my soul.

10- ADVENTURES!

What I am most excited for is not anything in my control… it is the grand adventure I know God has planned. I love going into the unknown of 2012. I can’t wait till New Years Eve of 2013; I can’t wait to reminisce about all of the adventures, glorious moments, smiles and memories that happened this year. Come at me 2012! 😀

Well… It’s getting late, and I’m really not thinking very straight. I apologize for my hairbrainedness. Love me anyway? I thought so.

Well, be blessed World! God loves you! Good luck with the new year!

Love,

Joyness

PS-If the Mayans are right… this is our last year…soo LIVE IT UP!

heh… Just kidding. ;P

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4 thoughts on “New Years! :Owl Mugs, Speech, Verses, People and much much more!

  1. Joy, you make me smile so much! You truly epitomize your name. 🙂 I love your post and your list. That owl mug sounds adorable. I’m starting college this year too (isn’t it fantastic and utterly terrifying??), but I also dreadfully excited about going to your mom’s conference in Dallas next month with my mom. You wouldn’t happen to be going, would you?Because I’d love to meet you and chat about books, tea, and music with another kindred spirit!

    Cheers,
    Grace

    • Hello Grace!
      Starting college IS fantastic and utterly terrifying. What an adventure, though. 🙂 I am sad to admit that I will not be at the Dallas conference (it will be the first time I haven’t attended in 15 years!! It’s really rather sad!). But I would love to talk to you someday too. It’s always wonderful to meet kindred spirits. 🙂

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