Saturday, January 1, 2011


It's January 1 today, the first day of 2011.
The very first day in a brand new year.
Today, we begin again.

It's a clean crisp sheet with smooth edges, with no wrinkles or smudges.
Still fresh. Still new.
I like the thought of that, don't you?

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I started a new chapter of my life today. The very first page. I unstuck the seal, unwrapped the mylar, and pulled out a brand spanking new journal. It's green and it makes my heart leap a little and I'm feeling just a little bit giddy about it. The cover's still stiff, the binding's still tight and the pages are all blank.

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There is great encouragement in starting new. We know we'll make mistakes. We know that we'll have to erase and scratch that out and say sorry and start all over...

Isn't it so nice to know that we can start all over? Oh the deliciousness of an unopened book, an empty page, a fresh start, a brand new year. To steal a quote from a friend...

"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"
LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Yes, Anne, it is very nice indeed.

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But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

image courtesy of michaelaw


Anna Marie said...
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Anna Marie said...

Such a simple yet powerful reminder. Thank you! love you. Anna

Phyllis said...


MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oh how I like this!

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Beth said...

Happy New Year!!

Toyin O. said...

Amen, we have to keep moving forward in the strenght of God.

Deb Schneider said...

How are you dear friend. Been thinking of you. Praying for you. Miss and love you

Dana said...

Awww, Amy... always inspiring! Reading your blog today made me miss you. Hope all is well!

Deb Schneider said...

well. now I know what it feels like when you used to look at my blog and see no updates (sorry still not many) and wonder what in the world I was up to... :) I'll just think of this as a selah moment. A pause. A time to reflect :) Missing you. will call before long though. I know Erich just tried and so figure I will wait til tomorrow or next.

Phyllis said...

Hey, there...are you going to be doing any more snapshot summaries?

Jodi said...

Helloooooo, :) hope all is well with you.