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Friday, November 18, 2011

2011 - Growth

Thought this was pretty cool! From The Gypsy Mama! For five minutes we write, no editing, no thinking about it. Just write!  Today’s topic is Grow.


Ok here goes! Just write. Ok....

2011 Has certainly been a year of growth for our family.  Last year I lost my grandmother (was not expecting it), I had a baby (was not expecting it, lol)  my husband lost and got another job, my children changed schools, we changed churches (we were there for 10 years) I started this blog, I reconnected with my dad after 10 yrs, and the biggest of all, I left my job to be home with my babies, we have 3! WHEW!!

I have seen God move in so many ways this year by all of these changes.  The most important thing I learned is that God doesn't change.  He knew everything that would happen and prepared us all for it. God is just awesome like that.  He never changes!

Through it all I have felt the stretching and pruning that comes with growth.  I guess you call them growing pains!  Boy have I felt them! It may not always feel good at the time, but in the end you appreciate all the least I know I do.

God has shown Himself this year, and I can't wait to see what He is going to do next year! Whatever happens I know He is already there waiting for us! Be blessed  :-)

Malachi 3:6
"I am the LORD, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed".

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.



Lori said...

Wow, your post took my breath away!!! In reading about your life over the past year and in reading what you got out of i - God doesn't change. Gave me chills! Great post. ~Lori

Clover said...

Whew! I get tired just reading your post, lol. What a big year, enormous growth and a definite changing of seasons. Wonderful read. I am going to pull up a chair, dig in and explore the rest of your blog. Blessings to you.

Nikki said...

Oh wow! Thank you so much Lori and Clover for taking the time to read and comment. I have not been blogging very long and you guys are the first people that have commented that aren't friends or family! LOL I appreciate you guys so much. You just don't know..... :-) WOW! We have been through changes, but I think of Romans 8:28. All things are working together for us. Praise God! Be blessed and thank you both again.

Anonymous said...

As usual, great post Nikki! Keep it up!

Sabrina said...

Hi Nikki,

What a great post. I loved how you mentioned all your mind-blowing life changes and that God doesn't change. We're trying to grow, He's trying to grow us. Yet, it's like He's already all "grown up".

Keep blogging. It's fun stuff. I'll be browsing your blog some more.