Hello all my dear friends! Wow its almost near the end of 09 where has the time gone??!!! And what a year!! Let me start out saying GOD is an AWESOME God!!! This year for me has been filled with many many many changes starting literally from Jan 1st to now! And most of the time it felt like my heart was going to be torn out of me and everything around me was in chaos! But God is sooooooooo faithfull, loving, compassionate, and amazing! He is teaching me what it is like to truly love Him and be loved by Him!! Its funny sometimes we think we are on the right path but then God stops us and in contrast to Him we see how sinfull, selfish and carnal we really are! That's the path God has been taking me on. At first I was in denial then hopelessness crept in but He is faithful and it amazes me how patient He is when we just don't seem to get things. He is the only one who can make me holy, righteous and like him and fullfill all my hopes and dreams I cant do that on my own! ( we hear it all the time duh right? guess i didn't get it!) And not only has He been working on me this year but my family as well we all are becoming new! It is the most amazing thing ever! Every time I turn around God is doing something else I am in constant amazement and awe of Him! And though of course with blessing sometimes comes a trial and believe me the devil has most certainly hit us with some of his hardest blows, but what is so cool is unlike before we have learned to lean on God fully and not try and figure out so much, he is nothing compared to our God we have the faith and strength to go on and know that God has it all in His hands! This is a verse I've been going back to Jer 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV. God does have a great plan for me and even though sometimes it doesn't make much sense I can be sure that everything is happening for a reason. I have refused the devils trap for me to just exist. I am going to truly LIVE my life constantly growing, moving and becoming new!! :) Hey so what has been going on in all your lives?? leave me a comment! Love you all!!