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December 29, 2005
posted by David Meigs at 12/29/2005 01:15:00 AM
I’ll admit it. I am an optimist. So what if a rose has thorns? It smells so pretty.

In many ways, 2005 was a rocky road, but God used every pothole for His glory. Dear friends lost their battles with infirmity, but death brought them the ultimate healing. I saw divisions rise up in the Church, but the relationships were healed. Every time the devil raised his head, the Lord whacked him with an ugly stick.

May 2006 bring you blessings. May it be a year of giving grace and mercy. May you grow into the image of our Lord. May your writing flow from the spring of Living Waters. May your reader’s lives be transformed. May souls be won. May you give the devil a good whack with the ugly stick.

I’m taking a long weekend off to count my blessings, enjoy the family and watch some football.

I’ll see you next year.
 

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34 Comments:


At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger Rulan

hi curm, may you have a good weekend, a happy New Year, a nice warm chair by the fire, a hot mug of coffee, quiet time with the Lord, an open Bible, a mountain or two in view, time with the family and time to rest in the Father's love.
Happy New Year, curm. Peace and joy to you and yours.

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Kiwi Kid - Thanks for the kind comments.

Hey, I see you listed my scribblings as your favorite book in your profile at your blog.

That was very cool of you. Wow!

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous

Amem to that :)
hope you have a good one
janice

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger Rulan

curm, I listed your book there because it IS my favorite after the Bible.

I love the way your main character followed God's leading even though he knew it led right into danger and the gravest test of his life.

Man, you know how to tell a story. What a way to show people the benefits of following the Lord. Awesome!

Looking forward to the updated version. I have people over here who want to read it for themselves.

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Janice - Thanks for stopping by!


Kid - You are so nice to me.

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger lindaruth

Happy New Year! I appreciate your optimism. :)
Linda

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger Mirtika

You put this image of Jesus playing Whack-A-Mole with da debbil. :)

May 2006 be a peaceful and love-filled year for you.

And thanks for turning me on to WG Jone's terrific site.

Mir

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Linda - Thanks for dropping in all the way from Kansas. Happy New Year to you too my friend.

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Mir - It is so cool to meet someone who shares my goofy sense of humor. “A game of Whack a devil anyone?”

Thanks for stopping by. Happy New Year!

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger Michelle Pendergrass

I love it! Whack-a-devil!! I'm in!

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Michelle - Here's the mallet, you're up!

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger Pia

curm, thank you so much for praying for my mom. that means a lot to us. God bless you always.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

At Thursday, December 29, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Pia, any news on mom? May the Lord bring her health and blessings.

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger M. C. Pearson

Happy New Year Curm! And don't worry, the next time I'm tagged, I will definately think of you. MMMWHAHAHAHA

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger BHGA

Hey Curm...

Have a blessed and Happy New Year....

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Mimi - Thanks for stopping by.

BTW, the tagger thingy... I'm immune, so there.

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger William G.

I'm glad I got to know you this year, here's hoping that friendship will grow in '06.

God bless. :)

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger John

David,
I see you've been very busy since I last visited. Congrats on the book. It sounds awesome.
May you have double blessings in 2006, cause I think you're cool.

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

WG - 2006 can’t loose with With friends like you and everyone at CW. Keep spreading the grace, this old world sure needs it.



John - Yeah, I got busy on the blog despite this heart thingy. I love your blog too. Did I ever tell you that you sure write purty? God bless you my brother.

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous

I just love the way uns 2 talk, ya 2 could pass for a couple of hillbillys :) this hillbilly is proud to know uns
janice

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Janice - U's a hillbilly like we'uns?

Is u a Hatfield, or is'n you a low-down, skunk eat'n, yeller-belly'd McCoy?

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous

thinkin i is a from both,
me paw was a Hatfield, me maw was a McCoy, but don't ya go telling. it could start it up again :)
me is a mis o re hillbilly
jan

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Jan - All kidding aside... I see myself as more of a "post-modern lumberjack", but I live by a mountain.

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger Stranger in a Strange Land

I live in a strange land- we're surrounded by hillbillies. "Honest, orficer, I only shot him a little" is heard often around here.

 

At Friday, December 30, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Stranger - True story. My Uncle (a W Virginia Hatfield), did just that to his son in law.

Thanks for stopping by, ...don’t be a stranger..? : )

 

At Saturday, December 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous

hey CR,
I'm a country gal, who lives on a farm with my husband, and loves it
and love to take pictures of Gods wonders , that he put on earth for us :)
HAppy NEW Year David and family
and i look forward to reading your book :)
janice

 

At Saturday, December 31, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Janice... err, should I call you country girl? The closest I ever came to farm life was staying at a kibbutz in Israel. Let me know what you think of that book. PTL

 

At Saturday, December 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous

David, I cant' read allwhat you just wrote , got the country gal part, and that is fine by me, but the rest is all gummed up :(
janice

 

At Saturday, December 31, 2005, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Janice, sorry the last comment was unreadable. I wrote that my only experience with farm life was in Israel (long ago in my YWAM days). They call them kibbutzes, a communal Co-op kind of operation. They grew oranges. The sweetest I ever tasted.

Take care and happy new year!

 

At Sunday, January 01, 2006, Blogger Pia

mom is home resting. she'll have her check up tomorrow. thanks for your prayers. God bless you always.

 

At Monday, January 02, 2006, Blogger Rulan

Hey curm, I have now linked blogs with you.

 

At Monday, January 02, 2006, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Pia - Great news on mom! May God's favor rest on your family.

 

At Monday, January 02, 2006, Blogger The Curmudgeon's Rant

Kid - Thanks for the link. I'd sure like to figure out how to do that.

May God bless you on this new year!

 

At Monday, January 02, 2006, Blogger Rulan

Hey curm, it is so easy to link. Not quiet as fast as a wink, but I now know how to show you.