Inspirational thoughts and random writings from the alumni and friends of Quad-Cities Christian Writers Conference.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Twelve About ’12 in Seven-Word Sentences

By Robin Steinweg

1. Praise to God for a new year! (Thank You for getting us through 2011.)

2. We observe one year since Dad passed. (There’s not much snow for a February.)

3. We still grieve, though not without hope. (Spring comes early and makes us giddy!)

4. Our sons travel with Madison Master’s Commission. (Acts of service, ministry to young people.)

5. Nine months’ intensive discipleship ends with graduation. (We are proud of each Master’s student.)

7. Our shy-ish Brian speaks to a girl! (Many thanks to Madison, Wisconsin’s Brat Fest.)

8. Tom’s dad is treated for prostate cancer. (At ninety, he is still quite spry.)

9. After a year, Mom is finally well. (Huge doses of prayer and probiotics helped.)

10. Our shy-ish Brian has gotten himself engaged! (This sweet girl is undoubtedly a keeper.)

11. A dear friend comes for a visit. (How can one week fly so swiftly?) (Let’s hope Kathy can come next year!)

12. Choir preparations for Thanksgiving and Christmas abound. (Music-y months are busy, but so precious.)

God is near, ever here—never fear.

Live for Him * Love for Him * Laugh with Him * Linger with Him


  1. Well done! And what a year you had–hope 2013 brings joy unspeakable!

    1. Thank you, Prude! I hope the same for you, too.

  2. I love how your review of the year is sprinkled with gratitude. Twelve about '12 in seven. We should all try this. It's good to remember as we forge ahead. My congratulations to the young couple!

    1. Thanks for reading and congratulations, Lori. I'd love to see your 12 about 12!