Beginning With The End In Mind

The Ross Family wishes you a happy new year!

Well, 2011 is recorded history now and we begin a new year.  2011 for us was a great year with a lot of changes.  I am excited as to what the year will hold.

Each year we begin with a fast that is at least 2 weeks long, sometimes a month.  After all of the wonderful craziness of the holidays, it is a great time to hit the pause button and see what God has to say about the year to come.  Tony and I also make a list of what we would like to accomplish in the coming year and goals both personal and for the family, and now for our business.

People often get funny notions courseing through their brains when you say the word “fast”.  Most think of odd hippie-type folks going without food for days.  Absolutely nothing spiritual takes place if I go 8 hours without food much less days.  However, the point of a fast is to deny your flesh something in order to give your spirit-man time to grow strong.  Think about how much we put in our mouths in a day that has nothing to do with health.  So, there is plenty to fast from that won’t make your blood sugar or your blood preassure do funny things.

Also, there are things to fast from that have nothing to do with food.  Facebook, t.v., Secular movies, and internet (not work related) are some examples that come to mind.  I can’t tell you how much benefit you will get from a fast.  Just be prepared, the flesh will not like it and it will act up.  If it feels like your whole family just went crazy, hang on it will pass!

That is where we are at The Farm On Holly’s Hill right now.  We are beginning this year with the end in mind.  Right now, we are still waiting to hear what our goals should be.  If 2012 has as many good times in store, it should be a great one.

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