2009 in Review . . . What a Year!
Well, here it is, my new web presence. I’m still working out some of the glitches and trying to get my domain name straightened out but I think what I have so far is at least workable, for now.
This is one attempt to simplify my life. I was finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with a blog and a website and the website was suffering. For months I wasn’t happy with my site, wasn’t updating it, wasn’t maintaining it, and, quite frankly, it annoyed me. So I had this light bulb moment . . . why not combine the two? So I did. And here it is. Nothing extravagant, no bells and whistles, just simple and functional . . . kind of like me.
If there is any information you’d like to see on here that isn’t, please leave a comment letting me know.
Now, for my year in review. Someone asked me the question, What has God done in your life this past year?
Um, how much time do you have?
- I had my ileostomy reversed in January. This, in my mind, finalized my battle with cancer. Yes, the war still goes on, if no where else than in my own mind and emotions, but the battle has been won.
- In March I had my first skirmish with a small bowel obstruction and landed in the hospital for four days with a rubber hose up my nose. I would have another skirmish with same obstruction and rubber hose in October.
- Two weeks after the above skirmish and two months after completing my bout with cancer I ran my first 5K (ever) and did much better than I expected. It was more a moral victory than anything. My way of snubbing my nose at cancer.
- I turned 37!
- Scream, my second novel, hit store shelves. Praise God it was very well received.
- I finished another novel, Darlington Woods, and it will release May 4th.
- This was my first year being on faculty at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference.
- I finished my third and final year serving as an elder at our church.
- I watched Jen and my three girls all turn a year older.
- We found out our youngest daughter has juvenile arthritis and have been holding her hand through those rough waters.
- Several new friends have found their way into my life, encouraging me and ministering to me in ways they are not even aware.
- I started a new job, provided totally by God, exceedingly, abundantly more than I ever expected.
- I ran two more 5Ks.
- I kicked cancer’s butt.
What a year it was! Ups and downs like any year, but full of surprises, accomplishments, blessings, and smiles all around. Have a blessed and happy New Year.
God is good. All the time.
So how about you. What’s one thing God did in your life this year?