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For the last few years, God started the year with a word and a Bible verse for the year.   2017 was Anticipation, and the verse was Hosea 12:6: “But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.” To me this meant to keep going on the road God put before me even if I wasn’t clear on the directions. It was about faithfulness.  God answered my prayers, and, as it usually happens, in ways that I could not grasp at the beginning of the year.  The year ain’t been all peachy.  Just more peaceful.  We made a big leap of faith by changing schools for my younger two children.  Their first semesters ended last week, and they are where they need to be.  There is much evidence of growth.  My oldest continued to bloom where landed last academic year.  It wasn’t easy year for her or for us as parents but we see tender shoots pushing their way through the dense ground.   Today as I was driving around on my last minute Christmas shopping, I got my word, well phrase, and verse for…