The year is about to end and it is inevitable that at least some time must be spent reflecting on 2008.
It's been a really mixed year. Possibly the most impacting thing that has happened was the sudden loss of my Father-in-law. It will affect 2009 in a big way, just as it did 2008.
I can only describe it as unexpected that I end the year without a 'ministry' position. I don't regret it though. I feel protected, while other issues work themselves out. Maybe I'll go back, maybe I won't but I feel at peace about it all.
Promotion at work means I am more challenged (and excited) than before as my role changes and develops.
We run our own business, which I look forward to continuing to grow through 2009.
The girls keep growing and growing! which is beautiful.
As I turn 30 in a couple of weeks, I feel ready to get stuck in to 2009, irrespective of the fact that my twenties are about to end. 30 holds no fear for me (though suspect it will mean plenty of ribbing...)
Alongside all of this, I seem to have become a 'shirt wearer'. I'm not sure exactly what this marks, but I feel it marks something. When I figure it our, I'll let you know.
God continues to be good. All the time. I feel strong in God right now and I pray 2009 holds more of him for me and mine.
Happy New Year and God Bless.