Candy blogs: I was so changed by Beth Moore’s study, Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit, that I was inspired to create these postcards. I had a special person in mind to send them to when I thought of making them. But I think they’re worth sharing with everyone. I’ll share one each day.
The year 2010 has been bittersweet for the Troutmans. Unemployed for 10 months, cutting our budget to the bone, broken family relationships, an uncertain economical future but we discovered that we can live on less and still be very happy. I have learned so much at Jesus’ feet this year. I have enjoyed having more time for ministry, following my dream, making our home cozier and spending time with the husband of my youth. I have been blessed by friends and family. I participated in my very first Beth Moore Bible Study! We paid off our car. My drummer boy and I have a brand new prayer life together. And I now have a wonderful temporary, part time job.
I am looking forward to the new year! Wherever you find yourself, look forward. Beth Moore would say to look forward to feel the spiritual wind in your face! I long to ride those winds wherever God wants to take me. I want to allow all the qualities of the fruit of the Spirit to fully develop in my life.
What are you looking forward to in 2011?