Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Circumcision of Jesus by Peter Paul Rubens
And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb. ~ Luke 2:21

And all I do is sing this beautiful Basque Christmas Carol: The Infant King. Hush, do not wake the Infant King... sing lullaby.

We have so much to celebrate today:
The Octave of Christmas -- yes, it's still Christmas!
The circumcision and Holy Name of Jesus!
The maternity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
And the beginning of a new calendar year.

I am grateful to say goodbye to a difficult year. I laugh now at the goals I made -- I accomplished *nothing* of what I planned -- it seems God had other ideas. I asked for courage and clarity, but He gave me only courage and left me in a fog.

I was so tempted not to make any goals at all this year, but that is not in my nature. I am a dreamer and I believe God has written these dreams upon my heart for a very good reason: Magnificat anima mea Dominum.

So this year, I will do what I can and what I must, which is to continue being a wife, mother, reader, writer, prayer-warrior, friend and TRUST in His plans for me, knowing He is beside me even if I cannot see past my own nose.  

I will write a new book!

May God bless you and all your endeavors in the New Year.


Mirka Breen said...

Happy new Year, Vijaya!
I abandoned New Year's goals long ago, and manage to count my blessings backward at the end of the year... Good propeller for moving on with renewed vigor.

Barbara Etlin said...

Happy New Year! Your lovely picture book was published last year, I think, so it wasn't a total wash...

Katie L. Carroll said...

All the best to you in the New Year, Vijaya! May it be the year of accomplishing many things and seeing things clearly.

Willow Street Workshop said...

Happy New Year, Vijaya!

Vijaya said...

Mirka, counting your blessings is good anytime.

Barb, yes, I had many good things happen last year too and seeing TEE in the world was a special pleasure.

Thank you Katie and Willow!

ClaudineGueh@CarryUsOffBooks said...

Happy 2016, Vijaya, and very best wishes on achieving your goals and dreams!