My New Years idea to bless some new friend with “Life: Beautiful” magazine for a year turned out to be my blessing.
That is what usually happens isn’t it? So often when we attempt to do something good for someone else, we get even better stuff back. You know the promise, “give and it will be given to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over.
It was a blessing for me to hear the words that God used in your lives this past year and the ways that He spoke to each of your personally. It always amazes me how He ignites His Word in our hearts and His truth into our everyday lives.
Thank you each for sharing with me, with us, something that you learned or heard from God this past year.
I promised to announce the winner today. The first Monday in 2009. Although today is almost gone, it is still Monday (and quite a Monday it has been) and I am here to keep my promise.
I decided to use the good old fashion method of drawing names instead of trying to fiddle with the random number thingy. After writing down each entry name on a small sheet of paper, I summoned my daughter to do the honors.
A one year subscription to Life: Beautiful Magazine goes to…….
drum roll please…..
Here is a quote that the Lord used to convict me in a powerful way.
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image; otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves that we see in them”.
I’ve been trying to change people for as long as I can remember. I’ve decided to put down the magnifying glass that I’ve been looking at everyone through. I’ve made the decision to let God do the changing. It’s a great place to be as I enter this new year.
Oh well. Life is still beautiful! My bowl on the other hand is not, nor was the cleanup of the BILLION shards of blue glass.
Karla, please email me your full name and mailing address and I will get you signed up for LIFE!
Thank you ladies. I am honored to have you take the time to share your thoughts with me.