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2013

Past, Present, and Future

by Tamela Hancock Murray

years 2012 and 2013 in arrowsThe year 2012 proved to be another wonderful year in which God blessed our family.

We welcomed a new son-in-law into our family. Joel and Jill are happy in Daegu, South Korea. Of course, we wish they lived near us, but we still keep in close touch. Attending their July wedding meant we were privileged to visit South Korea, a memorable adventure made more special by Joel’s gracious family.

Our younger daughter, Ann, began her senior year in the last step of 13 years of Christian primary and secondary education. She has already been accepted by both colleges where she applied, and as of this writing, is leaning heavily toward attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

On a sad note, like Steve Laube’s family, we also lost our beloved cat this year. We adopted Dixie Belle from a shelter when she was reported to be five or six years old, meaning she was at least 21 when she passed away. She was a wonderful cat and we miss her.

My husband, John, and I are grateful for God’s perfect provision us. John has been working as a Navy civilian for 31 years. I am privileged to be a part of The Steve Laube Agency, where I continue to work with awesome editors and publishers, and gifted authors whose talent and sweet spirits have enabled us to gain excellent contracts. I thank the Lord every day that He sees fit to use me as a vessel, and am grateful for the Lord’s provision for CBA. We don’t live in easy times, but He is good.

May your 2013 be all you could ever want!

10 Responses to “Past, Present, and Future”

  1. Jaime Wright January 3, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    So comforting to know the Lord holds 2013 in His grip!!! Blessings to you!

  2. April Nicole Jatindranath January 3, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Thank you for the glimpse of God’s goodness and provision in your life! Through every circumstance, He is faithful. God bless you!

  3. Karen Ball January 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Right back atcha, Tamela! Here’s to a wonderful year ahead.

  4. Jenni Brummett January 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Does this mean you’re launching into the empty nester phase? It’s a blessing to see the Lord’s provision and faithfulness at each season we enter into.

    Happy New Year to you Tamela!

    • Tamela Hancock Murray January 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

      Jenni, we are indeed launching into the empty nester phase. You are so right that God is so good in all seasons!

  5. Laurie Alice Eakes January 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    The Lord did definitely provide this year, and much thanks to you, dear Tamela.

    Here’s to a fabulous 2013.

  6. Terri Weldon January 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Tamela – blessings to you in 2013! So sorry to hear about your cat. Those four legged babies worm their way into our hearts and families.

  7. Patti Jo Moore January 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    Happy New Year Tamela! ~ I was so sorry to read about Dixie Belle a while back (on Facebook) and know how difficult it is losing a furry family member. ~ Congratulations on the son-in-law you gained this year! May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. :)

  8. Angie Dicken January 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Tamela, I am sorry about your cat, it is hard to lose a pet. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope this year has many blessings for you and your family! I am so blessed to continue this writing journey with such a great agent!:)

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