And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them
until it came to rest over the place where the child was. -Matthew 2:9
The star that led the three kings was their compass. What directs you, what points you in the direction that you're traveling this new year? Is your path one that leads you toward what is real, true and authentic? Or, is it the path of least resistance? Even worse, do you find yourself stuck in a rut? For me, this year is one of taking stock and assessing where I am going. If I need to make slight deviations, I will. I won't fear leaving the comfortable, well-worn path. I may choose that less traveled, road not taken*. I trust in God to be my compass, to point me where He needs me to go. This is not a new year's resolution; not this year, I'm on an adventure with a most trusted guide! Where are you headed in 2016?
Life is Good!
*"...I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." - excerpt, The Road Not Taken by: Robert Frost
About the photo, above: this handmade plaque was a gift from our son and daughter-in-law this Christmas. They made it themselves, it's a forever treasure.