Thursday, December 31, 2009

Trusting God in 2010!

Ready or not another new year is upon us. Are you excited about a new year? What are you looking forward to in 2010??? What would you like to accomplish??? Have you set some goals...not made resolutions...but actually set some goals of things that you want to accomplish in this New Year! There is a definite difference. I, for one, am not making resolutions, although there are some things I am looking forward to in 2010. Like my daughter's 21st birthday, another trip to Williamsburg with my husband, Scrap Camp in March, completing another school year, my grandson's 2nd birthday, my daughter's graduation in July, completing another half-marathon, starting another school, beginning a new volleyball season, etc., etc., etc.

My goals are simple: Draw closer to God...keep my eyes focused on the Lord and let Him guide and direct my paths.

I am excited about 2010. I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me and my family. Jer. 29:11 says: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Why wouldn't anyone be excited, knowing that God wants to prosper them and give them hope and a future.

With God all things are Him...and see where it leads you in 2010.

You just might be amazed beyond belief!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Memorable Moments

It's hard to believe that 2010 is just around the corner. I don't know about you, but this year has flown by for me. As I look back on it, I am reflecting back on all the good memories that it has brought. How many good memories do you have of 2009?

1: The MB Bi-lo Half-Marathon. My daughter's first and my third. Time 3:04 (my fastest yet). We looked like two little bumble bee's going down the street. Even managed to get on the 11:00 news. We had a great time.

2: My husband and I went for a long weekend to Williamsburg, Va. We had such a great time. Also visited President's Park and Jamestown. I especially loved the hot tub and fireplace that came with our room.

3: Scrap Camp. Scrap booking with about 75 other women for an entire weekend is the way to go. We have so much fun. Until a snow storm blew in and I still had to drive 3 hrs home. That part was a little scary...but I made it.

4: Celebrating my Grandson's 1st Birthday. Wow! I couldn't believe all the people that came. My daughter and Son-in-law went all out for this one. We had a great time with family and friends.

5: Trip to Oak Island: One of my students' gave me a week at her parents condo in Oak Island. My husband and I had the best time. We strolled along the beach...fished from the peer ( I caught lots of baby sharks), took rides on the golf cart exploring the area. What a relaxing and peaceful time we had.

6: Monthly scrap nights with the girls from work. It's always fun to get together with them and hang out.

7: Ending a school year and starting a new one. It's always sad at the end of a school year...saying goodbye to all those students, hoping and praying that somehow you just made a small positive difference in their lives....but at the same time it's always exciting to start a new one. The anticipation and excitement can be overwhelming. I love the beginning of a new year.

8: Babies, Babies, Babies: This year four of my co-workers had babies. It has been such a blessings seeing all these new little creations of God. It just reminds me of His Awesomeness and Complexity.. They are so adorable.

9: Celebrating Thanksgiving with my family and "extended" family. We always have such a great time. the husbands go hunting...the wives cook...we get up in the wee hours of the morning to start shopping on Black Friday. Such a special time.

10: Our Traditional Christmas Tree Hunt. Every year we travel to the NC Mountains and pick out and cut down a Christmas Tree. We have so much fun. It was even more fun this year because my grandson was older and really enjoyed running in and out of all the trees.

11: Celebrating the Birth of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! Christmastime is about Christ.

12: Taking my Grandson to see Santa. He is such a lil' trooper to wait in that long line and still give a great smile when he finally gets to sit on Santa's lap.

13: Seeing the look on my Grandson's face when he sees all his gifts for the first time. Christmas through the eyes of a child is the best!

14: Watching my Grandson grow. Having him living with us (for the moment) is such a joy. I am priviliged to watch him change and grow everyday. So many special moments with him.

15: Listening to my grandson try to sing Silent Night as it plays on the radio in the car.

16: Reconnecting with family and friends through FaceBook. Was never crazy about Facebook...but am glad that I signed up for it. I have been able to reconnect with family members whom I have missed having in my life.

17: Twittering...thanks to my closest and dearest friend...I began twittering this summer. It has been an interesting adventure.

18: Blogging....Again...thanks to my closest and dearest friend I now have this blog..which I am still now very good at.

19: Beth Moore Bible Study~ A Heart Like His...the story of David. It has been very enlightening and I just love studying God's Word and drawing closer to HIM!!!

20: Volleyball...having another great season...watching those girls give it all they have even though they are sick and hurt....persevering...winning the conference title again for the third year in a row.

I know I could keep going, but those are just a few of my memorable moments of 2009. What about you? I would love to hear about some of your most memorable moments of 2009.