a vicarious route with a pocketful of promises

I finally managed to get up early on winter break..it is 5:30 am..coffee
I think it appropriate on the last day of the year to rise early and reminisce…after all a new year brings
with it promises of new beginnings and aren’t we all in need of a few of those?


“The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” – By Dave Weinbaum

as I look back I’d have to say this has been a powerful year for me.  Traveling with God over this last year has allowed me to see myself and my story thorugh a new pair of eyes. Eileen Caddy once said when you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.

you can read the some of my beginnings here here here and here

so here I am at the end of a page and the end of a powerful year and the horizon looks pregnant with possibilities.  I look out over the horizon and can only make out what appears to be many roads but this time with a new vision instead of looking at a land if full of giants…which it will be but instead choosing (key word) to focus on it as full of possibility!  expect the miracles..expect God to fulfill His part of the covenant.  EXPECT God–

a vicarious route to some essential part of herself that she does not yet fully recognize or understand yet …. Sarah Ban Breathnach “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – By Carl Bard

I am learning through a daily practice of slowing my heart down to really listen–then talk with God.  LOTS more listening than talking if you know what I mean?

I am traveling through each day with a suitcase more full of peace- a child like trust- knowing i am loved for who i am and not what i do or don’t do- a sense of belonging finally-acceptance of who i am and what i am called to do within all of my insecurities, quirks and weirdness


at the dawn of 2013 I possess a greater sense of vision..a pocketFULL of powerful promises and as I lay my hand over them I know they are living words and they are what will get me through the valleys that will be low and the mountains that will be high.

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – By Margaret B. Runbeck  

so if you have been feeling like life is one series of false starts….why not make this beginning of 2013 the year to get started
oh I know…everybody starts at the new year and a few weeks down the road it is back to the same ol`routine.  well…i began and quit many times but no matter how many times life knocked me down ( and I do my fair share of causing myself grief ) grace pulled me back up again.  Mark Twain has a good point–
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.” – By Mark Twain

“When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.” – By Eileen Caddy

so let’s turn over a new page together–blessings and love to each of you who have taken words out of your busy day to leave here on my heart.  You have each had a part in writing my story over the last year.
while my route maybe vicarious I wouldn’t have it any other way because deep down that girl I know is becoming more and more recognizable.  I am humbly uber excited over the coming months..for the new things that are coming and that I am surrounded by some pretty amazing warrior women..I am thankful at the close of 2013.

what is ONE..just one promise that you can put in your pocket right now to take with you in 2013?

xotiff —  “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” -A popular Chinese Proverb


Deborah Carlson - Oh such hope & encouragement here Tiffini!!!
I love this post…taking that single step closer..closer to Him
and to our destiny in Him.
Beautiful…this journey into His heart, isn’t it?
Love and hugs to you xo

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

tara - praying blessings over you in 2013….
praying abundance over your family….
praying growth and more truth and more grace……
praying all that is in your heart comes to fruition…….

Happy 2013….
my word for this year is ACTION…..
gotta stop talking about all these things I wanna do and DO THEM. :)

Glenda Childers - I love the reflection on the last year and the fresh start of January.


terri - what a beautiful post! may 2013 bring you much, joy, happiness and bless you with beautiful new beginnings! xo

Diana Trautwein - Wonderful words, Tiffini – so encouraging to read. I am grateful with you for the ways in which your year has both blessed and challenged you. And I look forward to following along in 2013, too. Happy New Year!!

Lemonade Makin' Mama - Oh it’s going to be a GOOD year!! I can feel it girly…

happy NEW year!

Robyn Q - HNY! It’s been 2 yrs since I started following you! Love being apart of the journey. You are so special. Wishing you a fantastic adventure ahead.

Anonymous - that’s how i feel…pregnant with possibilities. you just summed it up in one word! love you friend.

becky @ farmgirl paints - for some reason my comment above went anonymous…weird. it’s me becky from farmgirl paints.

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