I'm so glad this is a new year. The last three months of 2012 went by in a whirlwind of confusion, fear, doubt, concern and exhaustion. I found myself faced head on with a family member in crisis for whom I was the primary caregiver and it was all I could do to hold on as the tide turned rapidly worse. Things are much better now but still it is a daily battle and I have no idea what the future holds. I'm praying that God will shine some light on the situation so that I and my family member will have understanding and strength to overcome and ultimately a transforming testimony to the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.
In thinking about what to post tonight, I was going over the word obedience in my mind. Some people see obedience as a negative, a sort of handcuff to keep them from doing enjoyable things. To me obedience is the key to developing some very positive habits. Obedience to health and fitness commitments, to spiritual growth, to family relationships, and to work. So in starting this new year, I hope to make new commitments to be daily obedient to the things that are good for me.