Friday, December 31, 2010

A Speechless Year

What a year 2010 has been! I can safely say that the past twelve months have brought more change than any other year in my (admittedly brief) life.

From marrying my wonderful husband...

... to buying our first home.

From expecting our first baby...

... to welcoming him into the world.

Yes, what a year -- the start of a new decade in history. A year of many firsts, and a year of innumerable joys. It has had its share of challenges, heartaches, and struggles -- but God has been so gracious to us, proving over and over again that He is in control, and that He cares about even our most minor hurts and grievances. It is His love that leaves me speechless this year (though not quite wordless, since I'm managing to write a blog post about it!).

I wonder what 2011 will bring, what happiness and grief it has in store. But I know that whatever comes, it is the Almighty God who has ordained it, and that knowledge should strip away any fear about what the future might hold! I pray that it may be said of us, "This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek Thy face, O Jacob." (Psalm 24:6)

So to bring in the new year with hope and joy, I draw from the 24th Psalm -- which I consider one of the most jubilant, uplifting passages in the Bible:

Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors;
and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
the LORD mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
even lift them up, ye everlasting doors;
and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
He is the
King of Glory.


~ Psalm 24:7-10 ~


  1. I haven't commented on your blog in such a long time, Shannon, but I've been following as faithfully as ever. I'm also rather speechless when I look at the beauty of your past year... God is good! May He bless you, your husband, and your little one in this coming year!

  2. Happy New Year dear Shannon!!! God has truly blessed you this year and I pray that you will see many blessings to come in the new year!

    Lots of love,

  3. I cannot get over how much your handsome little son resembles your husband!!!

    May the Lord continue to bless your sweet family in 2011.


  4. Just wanted to say, I'm officially following you now! Happy New Year! May God richly bless you in 2011!

  5. How wonderful to see how God has blessed you this year. We pray for God's richest blessings for you and your family this year.
    Mrs. Hope

  6. What a year you've had! It's amazing how the Lord can bring about change in such a short amount of time. I pray you will have another wonderful year in 2011

  7. Dear Shannon,
    Yes, 2010 has been a eventful year, and we have enjoyed following yours via your writing and photos. My daughter has truly grown from the commitment and the joy with which you live your life. Thank you for being an inspiration to her in her walk with the Lord. I have enjoyed it as well, and I will be returning to watch the growth of your little one.

  8. Congratulations! Blessings!!!!!



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