welcome back to project 52.   it's week two and this week our theme is newness.  you can read more about our project here.  for this week i thought of many ideas for new, especially with it being a new year.   then this sunday in our lifegroup at church we were discussing if we had resolutions.   only two people in our class did.   i mentioned how last year i decided to have a word for the year.  last year my word was glorify.  until sunday i was not sure of my new word or what i would do for my post this week.

but then something kept coming to mind and i couldn't stop thinking about it and that is the newness we find in Christ

2 corinthians 5:17:  therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 

that pretty much sums up newness for me. each day, each moment, each breath i take is new in Christ and for that i am forever grateful and honestly quite humbled by...

and this leads me also to my word of 2012.  


According to Merriam Webster's dictionary:

transitive verb

a : to stretch out : extend b : thrust
a : to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body (as a hand) or an object <couldn't reach the apple> b : to pick up and draw toward one : take c (1) : to extend to <the shadow reached the wall> (2) : to get up to or as far as : come to <your letter reached me yesterday> <his voice reached the last rows> <they hoped to reach an agreement> d (1) : encompass (2) : to make an impression on (3) : to communicate with
: to hand over : pass

our pastor preached on this this sunday.  he spoke of "reaching up, reaching in and reaching out".  I want to remember always to reach up to God for everything...guidance, comfort, forgiveness.  I want to reach in..and serve; to live outside of myself and live for HIM and others.  I want to reach out and share His word with others.

 and here is my daughter, reaching to look out her window and see what's going


please continue on with our blog circle and see what Mary Schannen of Melange Photography has for newness.

blessings, ginger