Friday, January 1, 2016

First Friday: January 2016

"See then that you walk circumspectly {"looking all around you"}, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is."
Ephesians 5:15-16 {nkjv}

The Holy Spirit has been pressing these two verses on my mind and heart in recent months, and, as I pin a new calendar up on my door and see the year 2016 greet me, my prayer each day will be, by His grace alone, to "redeem the time" by walking in such a walk that I understand and do the will of the Lord, day by day, moment by moment. 

With that said, a happy New Year to you, friends! May we spend the next one in the new Jerusalem with our Lord and Savior.

Here's what I'm up to in January:

Looking forward to...
Sledding with my niece and nephew; drinking hot chocolate; feeding the sweet squirrels who congregate outside our windows; savoring the last few days of Christmas lights before they get packed away for next year; the sight of crisp stars in a velvet winter sky.

Finishing up 1st Peter in my quiet-time; beginning L.B. Cowman's Streams in the Desert {a wonderful Christmas gift!} as my yearly devotional; starting the second book in Francine Rivers' Mark of the Lion trilogy; finishing Brother Yun's Living Water.

Finishing the rough draft of book 3 in A Time of Grace and getting that off to my gift-from-God beta readers. :-)

What are you looking forward to this January, friends? What's on your reading/writing list for this month?

Grace and peace,

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I'm trying to soak up the last of the Christmas lights before they are packed away.
    I started a new reading year off with Julie Klassen's latest release and I'm currently reading 1 Corinthians and Proverbs.


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