Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year Fun and Fellowship

Happy New Year! We ended up having an awesome New Year's Eve, getting together with some great friends and family. Originally we were not planning on going due to the fear that Little Bittles could catch something (or pass her cold on). However, after much thought and discussing the circumstances, we decided to go, and were we ever glad we did! It has been WAY too long since we've done something like this. Last New Year's Eve, we were at the same house, and 4 month old Little Bittles cried the entire time - it was not exactly fun for me. But...this time she didn't even cry but rather played and enjoyed herself and then went to bed there around 10 p.m....without a fuss! We ate food, played some games, sang many hymns, and heard 3 testimonies of God's goodness. It was a WONDERFUL time of fun and fellowship with fellow believers.
Then on New Year's Day some of our good friends, two recently-engaged couples (which were at the New Year's Eve get-together) came over to our place for more visiting and fellowship and to watch a hockey game.

New Year's always seems to bring to mind the idea of a new beginning. And while New Year's is a good time to consider changes one wants to/should make, the beautiful reality is that with God we can have a "fresh start", a "clean slate", be forgiven of sins whenever we come to Him in humility and repentance. It doesn't matter what day it is; the Lord is willing to give new life to anyone who is willing to turn from their sins and come to Him in faith...any day...any time. As a Christian, I am certainly thankful that though my sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.

In the next few days, I hope to post some of the changes I am planning to make this year.

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