June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

Jan 3, 2010

A Year of Thankfulness

2010… Wow! I still can’t believe it. As a child of the seventies anything beyond the nineteen hundreds seemed something my mind could not comprehend. But here I am wondering, where did the years go???

Thank you Lord for allowing me to live to see another year

As 2009 drew to a close I decided to do something I don’t really do anymore, that is make a New Year’s resolution.

Usually making New Year’s resolution means setting myself up for failure as I don’t seem to make it past January without going off course but hopefully this year will be different:)

My one New Year’s resolution for 2010…I decided that I’m going to write every single day, in a journal. That doesn’t sound like a big deal I know. But although I always have a journal for my thoughts, I usually write only when then mood strikes me, sometimes every day for a month then not again for a few weeks.

A few hours before midnight on December 31, 2009 I decided to decorate a notebook that I plan to use for my daily thoughts. As I covered it I simply thought, “Lord, what am I going to find to write in this journal every day for an entire year?”

I heard the Holy Spirit whisper… “A year of thankfulness.”

I knew immediately what thoughts were going to fill the pages of my journal. The theme of my journal writing this year will be thankfulness.

Between the pages of that particular journal I won’t reflect on the past or even dream about the future. I will simply record my gratitude for the gift of the present…

As I think about 2009 there are many things that I am thankful for but so many times the painful things are the first to come to mind. However when 2010 comes to a close I will have my year of thankfulness journal as a tangible reminder of God’s goodness towards me.


Michelle said...

What a great idea, Bernadine! Aren't you glad He thought of it?! I know some other ladies are doing this as well. It is really hard to be depressed when we focus on the blessings of God!

Even when He leads us through valleys, a thankful, contented heart makes the path that much more bearable!

Have a blessed 2010!

Love in Christ,


Faith Imagined said...

What a wonderful idea! You are such an inspiration! Many blessings in this new year!

BTW, I love the picture!!!

eph2810 said...

How neat, Bernadine. I think it is a marvelous idea to journal about everyday gratitude and a thankful heart :)

Keeping a journal of thankfulness helps us to remember when we are having not a great day that God is faithful no matter what.

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