Deb Kastner here, wishing you the very best for 2020. Hey–that’s fun to type. 2020. 2020. 2020.
How did I end up with the opportunity to blog on New Year’s Eve? It’s definitely a God thing. What a privilege and honor it is to spend this time with you, taking a look back at what last year has wrought and forward to our hopes and dreams for the year to come. I think for most of us, we’re especially self-aware during this time, whether or not we choose to make resolutions.
Last year I chose not to make specific resolutions, as my life was crazy with family issues and health and I felt as if I was hanging on by my fingernails. Here at the end of the year, there’s still family and health issues, some better, some worse, but despite that, I believe I need to move into 2020 with more intention than in the past.
It’s hard for me to talk about, but I think perhaps full disclosure is in order. For those who may not know, my husband had a stroke a little over three years ago and I’m now his full-time caregiver. I also babysit my eight-year-old grandson 40+ hours a week and write books. Since I’m now the primary breadwinner, I’ve also taken up freelance editing to pay the monthly bills.
Most of the time I’m living with a muddled mind. Not the best-case scenario by any means.
So, this year I choose to live with the intention of spending every moment of every day in the Lord’s presence. Of course, I always am, whether or not I’m aware of it, but in 2020 my goal is to commune with God in a special way, to be aware of His glorious presence even during moments which are especially tough or stressful. For me, it’s easy to say, “Praise God!” when something good or exciting happens, but not so much when the pressure is on.
Let me start out 2020 in the way I intend to continue:
Happy New Year! And Praise the Lord!!
How did last year go for you? Are you making New Year’s resolutions this year?
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