Thankful for the Blessings of 2012

Happy 2013!

As 2012 draws to a close, I just want to reflect for a moment on the many blessings God has bestowed upon my family this year.

This has been a roller coaster year for us – full of ups and downs. I am so thankful, though, that there were lots more ups than downs.

Several months ago, something happened with my husband’s job, and he ended up taking a huge pay cut. We went from living paycheck to paycheck, to barely being able to live. Yet somehow, the money we needed was always there.

There were times when I didn’t know where our next meal would come from, and on those days, food would appear on our front door step. I still can’t figure that one out.

All of our bills were paid, no services were ever shut off.

Someone at our church gave us money to fix both my husband’s car and our Expedition. (New brakes, new tires, the works.) There was no more getting in the car and just praying the brakes would work well enough to stop when we needed them to. We still don’t know who that angel was, but what a blessing bestowed on our family!

God more than supplied every single need we had.

I have been able to teach my children more about faith this year than I ever have before. God has been so good to us, and the kids have all seen that firsthand.

Oh, and hubby is back into a similar position that he was before everything happened, and his pay rate should be adjusted back accordingly soon. Praise the Lord!

I hope that 2012 was full of blessings for you and your family, and that 2013 will be full of even more love, family, and blessings for each of you. With our precious baby arriving sometime early this year, I am already looking forward to what God is going to do with our family.

Thank you for spending another year here with me at Blessed Beyond Words. I’ve got some big changes coming in the New Year, and I hope you’ll stick around and be a part of it.

Stay safe tonight as you celebrate. We’re off to our church’s revival, and I can’t wait to usher in the new year with some really great preaching.

See you in 2013!

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