A Holiday Meditation for All Seasons

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We have so many things to be thankful for each and every day. But, today, as I reflected on the miracles I have witnessed  this year, the prayers answered and God’s goodness I felt led to read 2 Peter 1:3-4. Maybe God knew I needed this reminder, as we head into “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year”. He who created me knows me well, leads me faithfully and fulfills all my longings. Sometimes He does it by allowing words to be offered as a reminder of His indwelling presence,reaffirming the beautiful truths handed down to me…us all.

 

I pray these words, bless you and offer up encouragement for the approaching “season”. I struggled with the title a bit, and at last it came to me…this was not just a  “Holiday Meditation”, or a prayer for the assault to come from within and without through retailers, marketing media, and our own fleshly desires, but truly a meditation for all seasons.

 

God bless you this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

May He be your contentment and joy!

 

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New Name, New Home- Enthusiastically Speaking!

In case you missed out on the news. I have moved. 
But, not only have I moved, I am RENEWED!
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? 
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19
Announcing a new name for my new place…

Please join me at my new blog, Enthusiastically, Dawn.
Simply, enthusiasticallydawn.com
You can still find me at the same Social Media addresses!
Look forward to seeing you there. In order to continue to receive my current blog posts you will have to follow me at WordPress! 
Looking forward to ne things with you.

“We must always change, renew, rejuvinate ourselves; otherwise we harden.”

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Moving Day!

I am packed and ready to go…kinda!

The new home address for 
Beneath the Surface: Breath of Faith:

I’ll be there, doing what I did here…but just in a new .com! 
I have restored the Tabs (feel free to check out the changes) here so that the content is still accessible. This place here has been home to me for the past couple of years, and I just did not want to leave it a mess. In some ways, I’m not leaving at all, since all of the conetent will still be here- at least for the forseeable future. So, if you have a button, feel free to keep it up as my new address will be available here with all of the content we’ve shared remaining. Yay! It will be like visiting an old hangout! 
Here’s to continuing the journey!
Thank you for walking with me, I pray I see you there. 

When It’s Time to Move On…

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I am here today to say that it is official. I am moving on… from Blogger. I am still in the process. Moving is a process after all. So much to sort through, pack up and leave behind. What stays, what comes with, what’s to be released…Ah, that word “Release”, my One Word last year. But, dear ones, this year is my year of “Renewal”. How could I stay, when I am being drawn toward new horizons…can’t you smell it in the air?

But back to the topic of moving on...

Then, of course, one does get sidetracked while stumbling upon a random memory. Do you remember what it’s like to move? Can you recall the circumstances prior to the prompt that pushed you clear over the edge and destiny spoke loud and told you, clearly, “It’s time to move on.”

Well, maybe I didn’t hear a voice, but I certainly have been pondering and playing with this idea for awhile. While I love Blogger, as well as all things Google; really I don’t think I’d prefer to live without Google. And while I also adore this sweet, wonderful place I have been kicking the sand around in for the past couple of years, I’m antsy for change. Here’s a few reasons why I am moving…

1. This beautiful and lovely custom design which was gifted to me by a fellow Christian Blogger, (who is no longer available!) only a few months into blogging! It truly was like a Blogger’s dream comes true. However, it is unchangeable, beyond the minor things I can change, like sidebars and content. ACK!

2. That being said, I have wanted to elimintae and change the Tabs, as well as other features, like the width of my center bar (where the writing content goes) and am unable to do that. It is starting to feel claustrophobic to me and very limiting.

3. Some of you already know, I have only worked intermittently for the past couple of years, with Boot Camps and a couple of clients, but my Fitness Career, and income was set back since 2011 with my hip injury, and my blogging, is a non-paying, although joyous journey; it’s hard to justify spending a couple of hundred dollars on a hobby when our family has other priorities and medical bills at this point in time. I did put a shout out for a trade in services, which has often been an awesome thing for me in the past with a few local clients. But, for whatever reason, this was not received.

 However, maybe God just wants me to stretch further and learn how to do it myself…sigh. He is good and always works things together for good, so I trust Him. He has a purpose! Plus, you all believe in me. Right?

4. This year my One Word is Renewal. I feel the winds of change blowing. Plus that owl reminded me, that I would be soaring into this year on Eagle’s  Owl’s wings after all!

Some loose ends still are being worked out. I am communicationg with a couple of potential “helpers”.

 I am trying to decide whether to keep this site and content as is, with a link to my new place or to have all the content moved to WordPress ($$$?). 

 I am prayerfully seeking for the best answers and options for me! I will put up a post with the new home address tomorrow. Here it is if you want to have it now. Don’t cry…it will be fine. Really. Right?


If you have any imput, leave a comment! I value your thoughts and opinions. 

You know, moving is never easy. 

But, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. 



Reminders:
Friday: Coffee Talk with Barbie Swihart (join us for an interview-and coffee or tea with Barbie!) 

Saturday: Whispers of Hope Journey begins (so excited to start this journey, it’s not  to late to grab the book, and meet us here (or there) this weekend! 



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