Friday, December 28, 2018

Love and Blessings!


I am the Lord, and there is no other;
apart from me there is no God.
I will strengthen you,
though you have not acknowledged me,
so that from the rising of the sun
to the place of its setting
people may know there is none besides me.
I am the Lord and there is no other.

~Isaiah 45:5-6

As the sun sets on the year 2018, and prepares to rise in 2019, I am also going to disappear for a while here at Meditations of My Heart.  It isn't that I need a rest from blogging.  I simply want to spend as many days with granddaughter, Virginia Rose, while she is on her Christmas break.  We might even travel down to Oxford to see my mother for a few days.

That being said, I will be back here, raring to go, on Tuesday, January 8th, and will reveal my word for 2019 at that time.  It's a good one, I promise!

May the joy and peace of the Christmas season linger long into your New Year, my friends, and may the Lord always be your strength.

Love and Blessings to all!

27 comments:

  1. As you will not be here on this Blog on New Year's eve may I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very blessed and joyful 2019 and may it bring you all that your heart desires.

    God bless you all.

    P.S. I too have a surprise for 2019 - my new year's resolution. Revealed on new year's day.

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    1. Thanks, Victor, and a Happy and Blessed New Year to you and yours! Looking forward to finding out what your resolution is for 2019. I'll stay tuned!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. enjoy the break and the precious time with family. Happy New Year

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    1. I will, Jean. Happy New Year to you and Bill!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. I love your priorities, Martha! Enjoy every precious moment, weaving memories! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Mevely! I do plan to just relax and immerse myself in the moment.
      Happy New Year!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Have a wonderful break from here with your beautiful family!! Looking forward to your return in the new year!! I will miss you!!

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    1. Thanks, Terri! I'm looking forward to both time with loved ones and the eventual return.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. May God bless every moment with your dear granddaughter, and I look forward to hearing your word for 2019! My family and I have been seeking the Lord about what ours should be, also. God bless you, and Happy New Year!

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    1. Yes, Cheryl, settling upon a word for the year isn't always self-evident, and for the first time, I truly had to wait upon the Lord to have this one revealed; the others came almost instantaneously. There's a lesson in that!
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Making memories with a grand-NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT! Looking forward to hearing "The Word".
    Blessings for a Joy Filled New Year!

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    1. Amen, Lulu! Those memories are priceless. Happy New Year!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Have a great few days away Martha. Your friendship and contribution to my blog and life has been greatly appreciated.

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    1. Bill, you are too kind! I really enjoy your blog so very much. And yes, I plan to have a wonderful time during my break.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Martha, What a wonderful example you are! We must prioritize our relationships.
    Happy New Year, friend!

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    1. Thank you, Beckie! Yes, I feel very strongly that relationships must always take priority over "things to do." So looking forward to spending relaxing days with Virginia.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Breaks are good, Martha. I know you'll enjoy your time with Virginia to the fullest! Relationships, as Beckie stated, are what is important.

    Happy New Year, my dear friend!

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Yes, Kim, the older I get, the more I realize the treasure we have in relationships with others, whether it be family or friends whom we count as family. Know that you, dear one, are among the latter!
      Happy New Year!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Happy New Year, Martha! Sounds like you will end this year and begin the new year doing what is most important -- enjoying loving relationships. You already know your new word?! Ha! I don't have a word of the year anymore, but when I did, I often didn't know what it was until New Year's Eve. Look forward to knowing yours! (But don't forget to keep breathing!!)

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    1. Happy New Year to you, too, Galen! No, I certainly will NOT forget the breathing - carrying that good habit into 2019 and beyond. And it's absolutely true about loving relationships. One needs to invest time and energy in these as that is what truly matters.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. I think its wonderful you have the chance to be with your Grand daughter. Being a care giver is draining but there are some lessons tucked in the draining when we allow self to step aside and do for others. Happy New Year

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    1. It's always a wonderful time, Betty, and one for which I am truly grateful. Wishing you a Happy New Year, too!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Glad you got time with your sweet grand daughter!

    You're wise person that recognizes the best gifts in this life...

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    1. Thank you, Floyd! Yes, we had a super visit, including a trip to a science museum. Virginia LOVED the planetarium! Maybe she'll be an astronomer?
      Love and blessings!

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  13. I hope you are enjoying your time with your Mother and Granddaughter. What a delight and joy! Please take your time and relax and relish every moment. do not feel like you need to answer our comments...we want you to enjoy this time away. We'll still be here when you get back!! Happy New Year!

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    1. Pamela, I didn't get a chance to go to Oxford this time around, but plan to take Virginia over the long MLK weekend. We did have so much fun, though. As I mentioned to Floyd, our day trip to the science museum was a spectacular hit with her. I am really enjoying this break, too, so I can get some reading done, and work on the blog in a leisurely fashion.
      Love and blessings!

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    2. Sounds like you are having a great time. Love hearing that Virginia loved the Science Museum. That's a great adventure for a child! Challenge her mind with the possibilities!! Blessings and love to you and yours as well.

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