Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Welcome to 2008!

(The Wiggs family: brother Doug is on the floor in camo; sister Rhonda is in pink; sister Melody is the white-haired one in a white sweater; parents are in the middle; I am on the back row with husband William.)
I trust you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's over the last couple of weeks. I had to work through both holidays (no holidays in the television business!), so I don't really feel rested. Hopefully, that will come later.

This was a special Christmas for my side of the family because we were able to celebrate the miraculous year my brother had. Plus, this was the first time in 4 years that all of my siblings and all grandchildren were together, hence our annual family Christmas snapshot. On the other hand, it was a "different" Christmas for my husband as he lost both his grandmother and mother this year. Watching him deal with the change has been inspiring and seeing his faith has been uplifting.
So it's now that time of the year when we make our resolutions. I make a few every year, do you? Can't promise I fulfill them all 100%, but I usually get close. Of course I'd like to lose my baby weight once baby girl arrives, but God prompted me to make a couple of others: finish reading the Bible through, memorizing more scripture, and working a bit more on my book.
Many people become frustrated when their resolutions fall through; and how many stories have we seen on TV lately that gives advice for sticking to them? I am reminded of what Paul said in Philippines 3:13, "But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Forgetting the past isn't always a bad thing, in my opinion. I believe it can remind us of how far we've come and what we've been able to accomplish with God's help. More importantly, the past helps us focus on what is ahead. If we didn't make resolutions, we would be prideful and complacent which could inhibit our continued growth in grace. So go ahead, make a resolution or two, and don't become complacent in allowing God to complete His work in you for 2008.


Jeanelle said...

Your posts are so inspiring!
(I found your blog through a friend of mine's blog, Sara)
Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog, and I, of course, watch you on the news all of the time!

Best of luck with your pregnancy, and your resolutions!

shellj said...

You are am inspiration!! I came to the luncheon in Kosy back at the first of Dec. I never knew you were so talented and serving the Lord through your media job. God can use anyone if we only let Him.
And good luck on baby girl!