...And a Happy New Year!

December 31, 2012 -

The last day of another year. It's gray and overcast here in Michigan today. Apparently the sun did not think it necessary to ring in the new year with us in this state. I rather hope it makes more regular appearances in our backyard in January and all of 2013.

I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions, are you? Truthfully, I don't even have a list of my goals. What I do have is the knowledge of many deadlines looming ever closer, and the realization that once we put our son on the plane back to California, my "break" time will come to a swift end.

We've had a wonderful Christmas with all of our boys home and our future daughter-in-law joining in as one of the family now. 2013 will be a big year for them, as wedding bells are ringing louder with each passing week. Seven months is not so very far away!

Besides all of the busy-ness that will come with the wedding, I have two books to write - one a novella (due March 1) that probably needs an overhaul, the other  - a novel on Rahab that has not yet been started.

Rebekah's release date draws ever closer. My first book signing is at Woodside Bible Church in Troy, MI on January 13th between services. If you can make it, I'd love to meet you!

My editor is reading Rachel's story now, and I hope she likes it! Edits for that will probably come in January too.

And Revell is doing a blog tour for Rebekah in early February. I will be part of a blog hop on January 9th, right here, so stay tuned!

As we look ahead to all of the things that need doing, things that were put off during this time of celebrating Christ's birth, I am reminded that my biggest goal for 2013 isn't the work or the writing or even the upcoming wedding. It is to know Jesus better tomorrow than I do today. To reflect more of His character, to trust His guidance, and to rest in His promises. 2013 will bring a lot of changes for my family, as I'm sure it will for yours. Change is inevitable, good and bad, whether we plan it or it takes us by surprise.

I want to be accepting of the changes with joy, knowing that God is with us every step of the way.

Happy New Year!