Goodbye, 2017.

IMG_0747Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow. Psalm 144:4

Coming to the end of this year I am grateful for the ordinary things:
My family
Good health
A warm home

Highlights of 2017:

♥ I contracted and wrote an Amish romance for Annie’s Fiction. I’ve contracted for a second book with them and am almost half way through the first draft.
♥ I independently published MIRACLE IN BLACK.
The ONLY way the writing happened: Prayer warriors stood with me and encouraged me. Thank you, one and all.

Lowlights of 2017:

In January, my father-in-law passed away.
In September, my father passed away.
There is so much I want to say about these two wonderful men, but when I sit down to write out my thoughts, the words dry up. They just aren’t there. Some day I’ll be able to do it. In the meantime, I’ll treasure the memories. Daddy Gavitt and Dad Greene will always be in my heart. ♥♥

Looking forward to 2018

The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9

After the difficulties of the past two years, I’m hesitant to look forward. Business plan? (Hmmm.) Health goals? (eye-roll) What was once so easy for me to do—plan and follow through—feels almost impossible this year. But doing nothing doesn’t feel right, either.
So my faith journey for the new year begins NOW as I take the first step into the unknown that stretches before me a full 365 days—and beyond. 

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.     Philippians 4:13

I many not know what the new year holds for me, but I do know the God who holds me and all the days of 2018 in His hands.

The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
Isaiah 58:11

Goodbye, 2017   –   Hello, 2018

4 thoughts on “Goodbye, 2017.”

  1. Happy New Year Anita to you and your family! I still need to purchase your newest book one of these Sundays. Not making church this morning… Enjoy the last day of 2017 and let’s have a big welcome for 2018! Stay warm!

  2. Annie’s Fiction can that be found somewhere and read? If so where? I love reading your stuff and have read everything you’ve published that I can find. Prayers for a Hsppy and Prosperous 2018!

    1. Hi Carla!
      Annie’s Fiction publishes series that are sold as subscriptions.
      https://www.anniesfiction.com
      Readers sign up and receive one book a month. The Hearts of Amish Country series has 24 books coming out. I wrote #4 and am now working on #18. It is a ‘work for hire’ situation. They contracted me to write the story and they own it. This has been a huge financial blessing. God is good giving me this opportunity. Thank you so much for your kind words. As soon as I finish this Amish book, I’ll be pressing forward with Whit and Bree’s story. God bless you in the New Year! Anita

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