Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy Christmas and New Year's... And Umm, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine's, President's Day...

Well, since I missed the BIG, IMPORTANT holidays, I thought I'd get ahead of myself and take care of some of the others ahead of time! ;)

Yes, Christmas in South Africa includes the beach (View of Table Mountain, Cape Town).






My very own Christmas PALM! That's my ONLY Christmas decoration so far. Sad, I know.

We really shouldn't stop celebrating or remembering WHO it's all about, should we?

Went searching for a few holiday lights on Christmas Eve and found Mary, Joseph, and sweet baby Jesus too!

It's not too late to pray, define your goals, and change your habits -- That's what I've been reflecting on this holiday. It's a bumpy ride - I definitely fail more often than not. But God has grace, thank God. 

And I want to GROW as a person, in my relationship with God, and with the people around me in 2013 rather than NOT GROW and be the same as I was in 2012.

But only by CHOOSING HIM to be "WITH US" will TRUE CHANGE take place.

"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through  the prophet: Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, God with us.” 
~ Matthew 1:21-23 ~

Choosing to CHANGE can change your life.

Dear Family and Friends,
Thank You for being part of my life, and Be Blessed in 2013! 

(from the Bottom of Africa!)

 P.S. I am in the process of writing a sorely, neglected update (received by mail). If you want one mailed to you and are not on my current mailing list (it's been while - ahem - year...), please e-mail me your mailing address - Thank you! So, TO BE CONTINUED...