January 1st, 2014

January 1st, 2014 has dawned. A year spread in front of us full of blank pages we can fill. In reality, I don’t know if I will live to the end of today, or until the end of 2014, or until the end of 2084. God is the only One who knows the beginning from end. I don’t find that scary though, because I have the amazing privilege of being His daughter, His princess, and I know He loves me more than anyone here on earth can possibly love someone. Therefore, I’m excited about these new days spreading in front of me, waiting to be turned into the pages of history. 
I want to do something great with these next 365 days, not just because I want to do something great, but because God created me to do great things. Without Him, I am nothing. Through Him, I am more than a human, I am a child of God. With His power and help, I can do any task He sets before me. And that gives me the courage, desire, passion and strength to go on. 
What about you? Are you going to look back next week, month, year or at the end of your life and wish you had done more? Remember, it’s never too late to start. The only better time to have begun would have been before now. If that isn’t an option, don’t let regret, doubt, or lack of drive keep you back. Seek God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, then get out there and make the change God created you for. Don’t let average and ordinary be words that describes you. Get out there and live like the child of the King and Creator of all. 

Until Next Year….

Twenty-Fourteen. It’s right around the bend. I feel so blessed with all God did for me, worked through me, and showed me in twenty-thirteen. I’m excited and thrilled and amazed when thinking through what He might accomplish in 2014. There’s so much that needs to be done and we (His children) are His hands and feet. 

There are a lot of goals I’ve set for this year, and while I’m not going to be posting them now, I did want to share a few with y’all that will effect Noveltea
1. Until at least April, I’ll be going without Internet one day a week. My target day is Sunday. 
2. I’m going to be reading a lot of success and self-development books this year and I plan on being able to share some of the info I glean with y’all. I’m looking forward to those posts! 
3. I’m planning on starting up a continuing story on Noveltea. I’ve been thinking about this story for a couple years now, so I’m pretty excited (and kinda nervous!). My target posting day for this is Friday, although I might change it later on, after seeing what fits my schedule better. Here’s my working 25-or-less-word pitch for the story (which is very apt to change):

“When life hands you lemons” takes on new meaning as Madalyn wrestles against a mysterious illness that threatens her dreams of music…And life. 
What are you going to do with 2014?

What about you? What are some of the things you’ve prayed about or hope to accomplish in 2014?