Welcoming the Expected and Unexpected New Year

Welcome New Year

 It’s interesting to read forecasts for the new year.  I’m predicting it will be what I make of it and how I discern it.  More sensational predictions than usual surround the winter solstice, December 21, 2012.  I’m screening all information through the truth template of the Bible.    No second guessing necessary.
I’m grateful for principle guidelines.  So many have none.  I’ll be occupying the same space and fulfilling the same destiny I was called to before the year began.   In spite of expectations others may impose upon me, I’m setting out to accomplish much and grow even more in 2012.  That’s the direction I’m heading, unless God has a meaningful detour planned.  All is up to Him.  I’m grateful it’s not up to me. 
How is your 2012 optimism?  My front door is open to wherever He leads.  Now, that’s exciting!

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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