Sunday, January 1, 2012



"In a New or Different Form"

This is the first year in a long time
That the Lord has given me a Word focus
As well as a Picture to go along with it

I took the above photo in July 2011
It was early morning driving home from CA
After we took Mark's remains home to his mom

The Lord spoke to my heart
That is was a new day
A new dawn and a new beginning

My heart didn't feel very new
In fact
Things got worse for me emotionally
Instead of better

With the passage of time
And the first year of grieving behind me
The Lord has refreshed my heart
And spoke again


He has not chosen to give me a new heart
A new home, a new talent or a new husband
But He has placed within my heart
The desire to take a fresh look
At the life I already have

To look anew at the gifts and talents
He has blessed me with
To look anew at my relationship with Him
To look anew at all that is within my grasp

He has not told me He is doing a new thing
He has told me to look around
And see things in a New and Fresh way

I do not know what 2012 will hold for me
But I do know that I will walk it
With the Lord by my side
While I am seeing ANEW this life I have been blessed with

Considering ANEW with Joy,
The Lettered Cottage


  1. I know God has GREAT things for you! I pray them over you.

  2. How wonderful! Whatever 2012 holds, we know that Jesus will walk with us through it. You are an inspiration to so many, Cindy. Blessings to you.

  3. What a great post sweet friend! I wish for you a wonderful 2012.

    BTW...just like my blog post tonight expresses - YOU are important to me. Thanks for your friendship.


  4. I love your word for 2012!! It's perfect for you!! I pray that you will feel renewed everyday as you walk with Jesus.

    Love you and loved walking with you the other week!


  5. How beautiful. What a fabulous 2012 word choice.

  6. Somehow I missed this post on Facebook. I love your theme of anew for 2012!

  7. what a great word for 2012! I have posted about my word of the year on my blog too, if you wish to read about it.

    I will take a look through your blog today!

  8. Love your word!-I am your newest follower from Layla's party-Stop by for a visit!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy