Happy New Year, my friends.
Recently, someone I love sat at my kitchen table while I fiddled with pots and pans. She asked me if I love to cook. I told her that despite evidence to the contrary (shelves of cookbooks, dozens of kitchen gadgets), I don’t really enjoy cooking. I’m usually in a hurry to get it over with. But here is the truth: I love food, and I love feeding people.
This blog is like that for me. I love stories, and I love sharing them with you. Without you, there would be little point to all the hours I’ve spent tapping away at this keyboard.
Thank you. I’m so grateful for your presence here in 2012.
For those of you still in the mood for looking back, here are a few of the most popular stories from the past year at There is a River.
When my daughter’s young classmate was murdered, I wanted her to know that darkness does not get the last word. The last word is Shalom.
Half-way through 2012 we went searching for a new home. This is how we knew we’d found it.
This was the year when God led me out of the desert I had wandered in for two years. Now I know that deserts are terrible, beautiful places. God brought me to the desert because he loves me.
In 2012 I received a great gift. Her name is Elsa Spring.
I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a new year as much as I look forward to 2013. God has shown his goodness, and I can’t wait to discover what’s next.
“Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.”
– Corrie ten Boom
And thank YOU, friend, for all your words shared with us! Looking forward to all the words stirring in your heart that will be shared with us in 2013.
Me, too, Aimee, me too. I do feel that stirring, and it is a very good thing to feel. Hope your Christmas, birthday, and New Year celebrations have been full of joy!
Oh good, yes, looking forward to going back and reading these good ones. I love your food. As you already know 🙂
Ha Ha. Thanks, Lisa-Jo. You can come sit at my kitchen table any time.
Always love reading your stories and look forward to more this coming year!
Well, regarding your comment about your love of cooking, all I can say is “like Mother like daughter” – I feel the same way! However, you are a better cook than me. Love you and love reading your blog. Mom