Sunday, December 22, 2013

50 States of Pray

Many thanks to Mark Koopmans for hosting this wonderful blog fest! For more details, visit Mark - he's sure to put a smile on your face and inspire you.

This last year has been packed full of life, with first and second book publications, a happy and busy family, work to do, and sadly, two pooches who went to doggie heaven.

My parents, for the first time, realized that they were aging. Some of my friends' parents passed away.

Life seems suddenly too short.

My prayer for the end of 2013 and all of 2014 is this:

 May God expand our moments to the fullest so we may know His joy and peace in all our relationships, and especially in our relationship with Him through his son, Jesus.



24 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen, Tyrean. May we take time every day to appreciate the relationships we have with each other and with Him.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

That's lovely, Tyrean. I wish you all the best in 2014!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a wonderful thought! Merry Christmas, Tyrean.

Karen Lange said...

That is a wonderful prayer! I may adopt a version of it if that's okay. :) Love this blogfest idea too.

The book arrived today. Thanks so much! I'll be happy to post a review, but please don't hold your breath waiting. My TBR list is pretty long, and I am helping Susan R. with feedback as she's writing book 3 in her series. So it may be a little while, lol. But I will do my best. It's fun to hold your book in my hands! So excited for you with two books out and more coming! Congratulations on a wonderful and productive year!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Tyrean! Beautiful prayer!

Bish Denham said...

You short and simple prayer gave me chills. Thanks. Merry Christmas from Texas!

Michelle Wallace said...

Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas, Tyrean!
Writer In Transit

Mary Aalgaard said...

Nice prayer. Many blessing to you in the new year.

Elsie Amata said...

My heart just broke reading about your doggies. Ours are part of our family too.

Merry Christmas.

CWMartin said...

Life is always too short. I came to that same realization a few years back when my friends started passing away. But life endures. Have a Merry Christmas!

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

It is human nature to really appreciate loved ones after they are gone. Strange timing isn't it.
A Blessed Day to you and yours.
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Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks for the lovely prayer. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Sharon Himsl said...

Hey, I see you are also from Washington state. Thank you for the prayer. Life truly is short!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Merry Christmas and blessings throughout the year, Tyrean.
xoRobyn

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Beautiful prayer Tyrean :) Bloghopping from England!
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
x

Misha Gericke said...

That's such a sweet prayer!

I agree with you. Life is too short to waste it on being mediocre. :-)

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey Tyrean :)

You were a few days early and I'm a few days late getting here, so we even each other out :)

THANKS for the kind words and the little poem that could - you chose some powerful words :)

Wishing you and yours a very happy and blessed New Year :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tyrean - you've had a full year ... but your prayer of expanding our moments to the fullest .. sounds just right to start now and be ready for 2014 .. congratulations for all you've done so far - next year you'll be shining ..

Have a very happy and festive time - Hilary

Dobson said...

We can all hope your prayer is realized in our lives. So much blessing to brighten each day and relationship. May God richly bless you and yours in 2014.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Beautifully said, Tyrean!

Hope your Christmas was as lovely as your prayer.

May we all find our way through 2014 with our Lord's blessings.

M. J. Joachim said...

Such a simple and beautiful prayer! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rachel Morgan said...

Thank you for your prayer :-) I hope you had a special and blessed time with your family over Christmas.

Elizabeth Marro said...

This prayer says it all for me. We need to appreciate the moments and the people and creatures we love as the gifts they are. May you have a wonderful 2104.

Debra McKellan said...

Beautiful sentiment! Happy New Year.