Have you ever tried to compose a note, an email, or fill in a birthday card and found you had nothing to say, or at least not anything creative to say?

blinking cHave you ever sat and stared at a blank computer screen; the blinking of your cursor ticking off each second you have sat there… wordless?

Some anticipate a new blank page.

Some fear it.

Some rush headlong into spilling out words.

Others are more deliberate; weighing each word, looking for exact meaning and intent.

No matter whether we find ourselves as the rusher or the deliberator… or even somewhere in-between, the simple truth is that each of us is given blank pages upon which our life story is to be written:

A new job.
A new relationship.
A new year.
A new day.
Each new hour….

The words of my favorite, fictional, freckle-faced orphan come to mind as I ponder the blank page of 2013:

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.”

Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables



The problem is I tend to continue to reread the last chapter, rather than put my pen to fresh paper. Yes, reflection is good, but life’s pages will pass even if we refuse to write a word on them. I don’t know about you, but I would rather have some scribbles and Wited-Out words than no words at all!

Yet, as I ponder the blank page of a new year before me, what are some guidelines I can follow?

What are some guidelines I can use to make sure my story fills up the pages with less Wite-Out marks than last year’s version?

Over the next few weeks, I will share with you the guideline verse God has given me as I start into this new year.

Have you asked God for your guideline for 2013?

Your new job?  New relationship?

Let’s start our new blank page with the Author holding the pen and writing our story, rather than just allowing Him to edit our version. It is the only way we will find hope, healing and reach our fullest version of life!

He will take all the chapters, highs and lows, beautiful phrases, along with misspelled words and create HIS best seller for YOU.

So, are you staring at a new blank page? What are you waiting for? Join with me in declaring this page belongs to God.

dedicating 2013

Trust your Author. Put your pen to paper.

Let the adventure begin!

(Jeremiah 29: 11-13)
Filed Under: Monday Morning Musings


  1. Debbie says:

    We are history in the making! Thanks Steph! Looking forward to the adventure as we partner with His story!

  2. moncler daunenjacke says:

    This is a great post. Thanks so much for sharing, like always.

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