Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Has Already Arrived in Bali

As I write this, I hear the popping of firecrackers outside as neighborhood teens celebrate the arrival of the new year. We are thirteen hours ahead of Times Square in Bali, so 2013 has already come here.

Rachel and I intended to stay awake until midnight. I was going to read aloud to her until then. Unfortunately, my words were turning to mush as I got more and more sleepy, and I had to give up. I set my alarm for 11:55 PM, handed her my Kindle Fire, and she listened to Dr. Seuss audio books. 

When the alarm went off, I woke her up so she could blow her horn and greet the new year. She was so sleepy that she only managed a half-hearted "toot-toot" out the back door, and then made a bee-line for bed. I'm headed there soon.

But before I go, I just wanted to wish you all a 2013 filled with God's best for you. Whether things sail along smoothly or, more likely, come as a mixed gag of ups and downs, our Heavenly Father will never leave us alone. and of a blessing. He has started something good in us. We can be sure that whatever happens in 2013, He will continue His good work.

I have other New Years' thoughts in mind, but I will have to write them up tomorrow when I am more alert. For now...Happy New Year...and good night.

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6

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