Thursday, December 26, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Well, this wasn't my Christmas. We had 70 * in Texas for Christmas.  But I love snow. Of course, I love Texas snow because we never have to shovel it. It's usually gone by 10 the next day and just fun. Unless you have to drive in it.

And of course, being a good Texan, if it does snow, we do have to drive in it because we might run out of food in a day and starve. LOL

Can you believe the New Year will be 2020? A new decade. So I am getting a little off the beaten path, and going to ask you if you have a word for the new year?

Usually, I get a word for the next year. Last year, for 2019, my word was intentional. And I have to say, I did pretty good with that and put out 12 books last year.  I hope you enjoyed some of them.

This year - the word the Lord gave me was Love.  And it is tied to 1 Corinthians which I separated into 12 parts.  So for January, 2020, Love suffers long and is kind.  That will give me plenty to work on and keep in the forefront of my mind.

Look back in history to the past.  1920s is known for the decade women's fashion became modern and threw off the restrictive fashion. The Jazz age, prosperity ended in the Great Depression, bootleggers, Flagpole sitters, marathon dances.  Charles Lindbergh, Al Capone, and the author F. Scott Fitzgerald.  It was a monumental decade. One can only wonder what 2020 will bring.

In the 1820s - James Monroe was elected as president.  We had the Monroe doctrine that warned European nations to stop colonization. Generally, it was an era of good feelings. Land in the northwest was cheap. And was known as decade of Andrew Jackson.

So what are your predictions for 2020? Do you have a word for the new year?

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a wonderfully Happy New Year.
Patricia PacJac Carroll

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to a better year and decade. The past decade was a difficult one for our family. I'm a Pollyanna so I always expect good things. If I had to choose a word, I'd choose Hopeful.