We used to be party animals, in that, we used to have to have grand plans for New Year's Eve. We've stood shoulder to shoulder in Times Square in a crowd of people spraying champagne, police on every corner. We've ushered in the new year and skated at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. We've shivered amidst the throng while Colin James sang through the night in Niagara Falls. We've attended parties and thrown parties too. Now my husband and I are content to relax at home, watch the ball drop on T.V. for just the last couple of minutes, and snuggle up in bed.
What's most important to us today, is that we are intentional about how we live out each year. The choices we make each day are more crucial than which location we'll hit on that famous and final night of the year. While making New Year's Resolutions has been a habit for me, personally, in the past, I inevitably fail in my humanness to acheive them all perfectly anyway. However, the challenges the Holy Spirit urges in me, now those, are going to stick, with His help, because they lead me to become the woman I'm meant to be.
So that is why I am joining the Gentleness Challenge. It's simply demonstrating the fruits of the Spirit toward your children and, as a homeschooler who's with my children all day, it's a good thing to aim at :)
So, Happy New Year, Friends! Check out this link (http://womenlivingwell.org/2012/01/introducing-the-gentleness-challenge/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WomenLivingWell+%28Women+Living+Well+%29)
and I pray that your challenges for 2012 (new or continued) will draw you and your family closer to Jesus.