Happy New Year!

Here we are. The end of 2008 and looking toward a great new year. What a whirlwind! As I woke up with the sunshine beaming through our bedroom window ~ hitting me right there in the eyes as if it was a puppy pulling on my robe to get up, I began thinking of how great life is here in Sunny.

Imagine. We can go to our dear Big Box store and find leg of lamb direct from New Zealand in the best of condition. Or we can choose the rotisserie chicken already cooked for $4.99 any day of the week. And eggs! Although the prices keep going up, when you think about it...wow, what a deal. Gas is going down. Pizza's still cheap in most Italian restaurants. What a hometown.

And then my thoughts drifted to Israel. And I began to cry. God forgive me for ever complaining about anything here in Sunny. Regardless of the stock market situation or not being able to find the right sweater to wear when we go out for dinner tonight, God has blessed us so greatly. Please God ~ forgive us and be with our brothers and sisters who are hurting. Help us to help them more. Help us to care. And thank you for Sunny.


Beth E. said...

Amen! Forgive me for complaining about such insignificant things, Lord, and help me to be salt and light to a hurting world.

Happy New Year, Grace! May God continue to bless you, your family, and your ministry.

Sunny sounds like a wonderful place. :o)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Joining you in prayer for our brothers and sisters across the sea! Also, for those at home who are experiencing deep pain today...one preparing to bury a husband and daddy(39) and one preparing to bury an infant (4 months). I am a blessed women, indeed.


sister sheri said...

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure. Psalm 122:6


Donald Douglas said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Grace!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Amy said...

and our store, if the rotisserie isn't ready, you get a free sub sandwich.

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

We are blessed indeed. Thank you for the reminder.

You left me a comment about making a snowman. It's too cold to even go out there and make a snowman. When we left for church yesterday it was 1 degree. We are going a little stir crazy inside these days. When it warms a little I'll think of you as we venture out to make Frosty. :)

Cindy said...

You are right, we must always be grateful for ALL God has provided in our lives and ALWAYS be praying for Isreal.