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Happy New Year


I pray that 2009 is the best year you’ve ever had!

May God’s richest blessings come your way.

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The song, “Auld Lang Syne,” is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700’s, it was first published in 1796 after Burns’ death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, “Auld Lang Syne” literally means “old long ago,” or simply, “the good old days.”

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne


I hope and pray you all have a blessed New Year! I for one am looking forward to 2008! May God’s richest blessings be poured out on us all. If the Lord should have Gabriel blow the trumpet to call us all home, I will meet you in front of the throne. This could be the year of our Lord’s return. I hope you are looking for Him to split the clouds of glory soon. I am getting ready to go. However, while we are still on this old earth I will enjoy whatever He has planned for my life. There is no telling what God will do this year. It is a joy to serve Him and walk with Him. Serving God is Beautiful. Keep Believing!

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If you have a cat you should go read this at Random Thoughts.  It’s great!

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Looking back over the year 2006 makes my mind spin just a little.  We started out the year with moving our church from one location to another.  And from February to August was in a building program to finish the sanctuary  That was a lot of work!!!  However, the people of the Pentecostal Church are phenomenal and when they set their mind to it, they got it done.

In the midst of all the building program Danelle and I planned a wedding.  On August 25th she married a great guy, Matthew Silveira.  And they were able to have the wedding in our new church.  Not only was the wedding beautiful but the ceremony was kissed with the presence of the Lord.  It was very special.

Oh yes, in June Nathan’s oldest brother Gary moved here from Louisiana and lived with us until August when his wife Patricia and her son Christopher joined him here.  Just in case Gary reads this, he was no trouble.  We enjoyed having him in our home.  We probably drove him crazy though, planning a wedding and finishing the church.  LOL

A week after the wedding we moved from our small house to a bigger one.

In November my mother-in-law- and father-in-law moved here from Kennewick, Washington, as did Nathan’s youngest brother, Randy.  Mom, Dad and Randy have all been living with Gary and Patricia until this past week.  Mom and Dad moved into their own place and Randy got an apartment.  Again, let me say (in case one of them would read this) they were no trouble for Gary and Patricia.  LOL 

I have often said that every family is a little dysfunctional but we Hurst’s put the FUN in dysFUNctional.  LOL

So you can see it’s been somewhat of a whirlwind year. And this is just the highlights.  That’s not counting conferences and meetings, etc. Have you guys ever heard me say I’d rather be busy than bored?  Well, I think I would like to be bored for at least a couple of days. LOL

When I look back through all of this I can’t help but say, “Thank you Lord.  You have been so good to me.  You truly are GREAT.  And when my world is rockin’ and turned upside down I know the rock I can cling to.  I know the hand I can hold.  I know the place I can go for strength, comfort, grace….ANYTHING I need, I find in YOU LORD”.

Looking forward to another year with HIM by my side.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my blogging friends. 

May you be blessed more than you can ask or think.

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