A New Year! A Clean Slate! A Fresh Beginning! No matter what you call it, January 1st is here and with it comes a chance to start over. So, once again, I am attempting to do a better job with this blog. I will still post the book reviews, but I want it to be more. Thus, the name change.
I call it "A Splash of Grace" because I have come to appreciate that I need God's grace EVERY day to survive! Some days I need a cupful poured over me, but most days I need showers of it! Oh yeah, and there are those days I need to DIVE into it! I pray that what I write in this blog may be a "splash" of His grace from me to you.
The past year had it's joyful moments, but the Lord also allowed me to travel down some difficult paths personally. It was a hard year, a disappointing one in many ways. There were times when I felt the Lord was very near, and other times when I couldn't find Him at all.
If I could turn back the pages of last year and write a few different chapters in my life's book I probably would, but at the same time, I have learned so much about myself. I have learned who IS God. (and it's not me!) I have learned that I have an enemy that delights in tormenting me. And I have also learned anew, that God loves me and is FOR me. He has purpose in all things He allows.
I don't know all that you have gone through this past year, and I don't know what lies ahead for either of us, but one thing I do know -- God will be here with us and for us! The scripture I begin my new year with is this:
"[Because of] the Lord's faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!