Sunday, January 15, 2012

Community and How It's Unexpected

I just have to get something off my chest and it's not even a bad something to speak about at all. It's just that right now in this very moment I am so overwhelmed by how the Lord has provided Dusty and me with community no matter what our position. In the loneliest two-and-a-half years of our life we found a niche and it was precious. In the current newest season of our life he's given us an old community to reconnect with. He's given a new community to bond with. We've never done without and we never will. I'm so so thankful.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A New Year

I really would like to try to blog more. I'm not being all "New Year's Resolution-y" or anything. It's just that life is so interesting right now and I need as many outlets as I can get to process things.

Speaking of the New Year, I have to say it's my second favorite holiday behind Christmas. There's something so special about this time of year. You reflect on the old and look forward to the new. I'm somebody who is constantly evaluating myself; from job performance to how I have things organized at home. I'm constantly looking to improve and streamline.

Our tiny Snyder household is really looking forward to 2012!

Whereas 2011 was a year of change (moving, new jobs, newer job, moving again!) this year we're all about maintenance. That's the word I felt the Lord speak over us for 2012.

Maintenance has a two-fold meaning here: (a) remain steady in the new things we were given in 2011 and (b) do some maintenance on things in our life that took a backseat in the chaos of 2011.

Our church is big on new years and the chance to dream about the coming year. It's not too late for you, my dear procrastinators! What would you like to see happen in 2012?