A New Year – New Beginnings & Trusting the Lord

It’s so funny how one day truly does make a difference! January 1st is that day. We set goals, we head back to the gym, we look at all the junk food we have in the house and start purging. Let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with that. I have many plans for 2023 and lifestyle is on the top of the list. But here it is, near the end of January and hmm, did I even remember what my resolution was?

Folsom Lake at Sunset

I look forward to new beginnings. It gives me hope for the future, joy that things can be different and allows me to start anew. Thank you Lord for allowing do overs, for never giving up on me and for always being available, whether it is the beginning of the year or the end.

First Snow 2023 in Truckee

One of my priorities, I do remember is to recommit to blogging. There is something that draws me to writing about my love for the Lord. My relationship with Jesus is my focus. It’s what makes me who I am and keeps me grounded.

Winter at Dillons Beach

Yet life has a way of railroading me to and fro. Why can’t I just focus on being true to my daily devotional’s and time with the Lord? Am I that distracted, did you say squirrel? Or am I just not prioritizing my time? I’m thinking it’s a little bit of all of the above.

Photographer Dennis Tromberg

Blogging for the Lord. That truly is what I want to commit to. Loving Jesus comes natural, but do I really know who he is? I know his character, his compassion, his acceptance, his love for everyone, and his desire to seek and run after me. It boggles my mind just how genuine the love of God is for each and everyone of us.

Martin Valley from Atop of Northstar

So now what? My plan is to keep running after my sweet Jesus and trying not to trip up on being perfect. Because we all know, perfection isn’t possible but I can surely strive to be better than I was yesterday. With that, I will blog and share my thoughts, my joys and heartaches that make me who I am.

Unknown Photographer overlooking Coastal Archway

I pray that you follow your passions and do what God designed you to do. Maybe, just maybe, you too, will sit quietly and ask, what do you have planned for me in this upcoming year? Once you feel a tugging, a calling of sorts, pursue that path and believe that you are being led. It doesn’t need to be grandiose but rather, a true sense that you are feeling guided to do something and to be set apart. Our Heavenly Father, I trust you that you have a plan for each one of us, it’s just a matter of asking, what do you have desired for my life? And then begin.

8 thoughts on “A New Year – New Beginnings & Trusting the Lord

  1. Good morning, thank you Kelly for that heart you have for God, and following him. I’ll tell you and I are walking there beach in Carlsbad, enjoying time with our grandson Levi. Pray for his salvation and his parents Igor & Mika
    Oh thank you for your grace your Mercy your beauty and the mountains in the beach!
    in Jesus name amen thank you so much great thank you


  2. Kelly I’m so glad you are back blogging! Do you have another great hiking trek planned? I miss your stories that always point to God!
    Can’t wait to hear what God had planned for you!


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