Maybe in 2014

 A walk in a nearby nature preserve on a sunny afternoon
towards the end of 2013
 represents my mood in the earliest hours of 2014...
calm, reflective, energized and appreciative of God's blessings.
 I'm thankful for evidences of personal progress in faith 
(some almost imperceptible, but undeniable),
for mysteries that remain,
and for confidence in the goodness of God in spite of those mysteries.
I've struggled to formulate resolutions
and would have happily settled for "my" word for 2014.
So far, nothing.
Maybe still in this first day, clarity will emerge. 


  1. Dear Rebecca ~ I wish you and your family a good year in 2014. One filled with goodness, love, peace, fun projects to work on together, good health.

    Thank you for all of the encouragement you have given me this past year.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  2. I love the very last picture of the tree bark! Isn't God a great artist? Rebecca, you've had a tumultuous year and have remained steadfast and loyal. It took me awhile to find my "word" but it came. My wish for you this year: Peace. I wish you peace.

    1. Ahhhhh, Tamara. I will accept that! Peace.
      And yes, God IS a great artist. And even if and when I can't decipher the specific message, I am in awe of its beauty.

  3. Happy New Year, Rebecca! A lovely post for the beginning of 2014. God has given me a theme for this year and while always excited, I never quite know how it shall all play out. But, I am also reminded me that He is with me and His faithfulness will sustain us through whatever comes our way. Praying God reveals His word for you in 2014. Praying Joy and Peace and many lovely outings like the photos posted above. Thank you for being a blessing in my life ~ Joanie

  4. And just maybe it's "maybe"! Oh the possibilities are endless, but I don't think you'll suffer one bit by not having a word/verse focus. Maybe ... you could focus on forward movement in a particular area if you're so inclined; that would be a win in my book. Blessings to you as you move into the promise of a new year.

    1. May BE!
      Definitely forward movement is my intention in SEVERAL areas of life!
      Thanks for the encouraging, supportive words, Elaine.

  5. I like the Word May BE for your 2014 Inspiration and Intention Statement! I also send Healing Energies your way to get over your 'bug' and Be Well for the start of the New Year. Blessings from the Arizona Desert... and a Happy New Year !!! Dawn... The Bohemian


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)