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New Beginnings

April 9, 2012

It's the day after Easter – Christ has risen! Easter always reminds me that I have a new life now. One that is neither overwhelmed by guilt nor glittery on the outside but empty on the inside. Since it's also the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it's easy to remember how beautiful and exciting a new life can be!

A blatant example of that excitement is moving into a new home – which we're doing TODAY! Yay!! It's a new beginning, a new town, a new job for John – new nearly everything! I can't wait to hand over our check and get our shiny new keys. Then it will be official!

It seems to me that any opportunity to have a new beginning is an opportunity to grow in faith, in joy, in wisdom and knowledge, and in love. We get a new beginning every morning, every week and month and year. Every season comes to us new and full of promise and opportunity, whether the season is of the earth, like spring, or in our lives, like another move.

I'm taking some time today to just sit and smile and be happy with the great gifts in my life. 🙂 There are a lot of things I still need that I don't yet know how I'll get. Money's tight right now, but that is another new opportunity for me – the opportunity to see what God and I can do in my career now that I really need, and not just want, to earn more money.

I'm excited! What kinds of new beginnings are you finding? I hope you find excitement and joy in your life this week!


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