A couple of weeks ago I sat down to list the year's happenings month-by-month, thinking that this year has been difficult. No doubt it has. 2011 began with a warning that the Warrior Poet's job might be in danger, proceeded with disability and job loss, and is ending with spiritual battles I will not detail here. But as I made my list, I noticed that the goods outweighed the bads.
Funny how the hard things always seem so much bigger than the blessings. I tend to discount the good stuff and wallow in the bad. I need to adjust my perspective! We will be cleaning up this year's messes well into 2012. I hope the Lord will bless us to flee temptation and focus on obeying and honoring Him. It is all raw material for glorifying God.