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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year in Review.........

This past year I experienced so many wonderful blessings. 
It was a year for new jobs,
new ministries,
the loss of someone close,
a new home and lots of new challenges.

We bought our "new-old house" and quickly began to work, work, work, work!

 We still have lots to do.  It may not be much but it is ours.

Inside our new home................

Our "new-old home" is closer to all of our children.
 Which means we had lots of fun with the Grand kids this past year. 
At times we were exhausted with all the fun.......
 It was such a blessing having them closer.

  Our "new-old home" sits on a very large lot. 
So I planted a garden that included veggies and flowers.
Some day maybe I will have some chickens.......

I turned 50..........

Lots of bike rides for me and Poppy and lots of short rides for the Grand kids........

Lots of celebrating birthdays and holidays with lots of good food which graciously gave me a few extra pounds....but it was all sooooo good!

This year has come and gone.
I look back and have to wonder.........
 did I do enough for the kingdom of God.
Did others see Jesus in me as I went about my daily activities.
I feel I slacked on my prayer life and my Bible study.
Looking at the pictures everything looks great,
but there was so much I did not do.
I want this upcoming year to be one of sharing.
Sharing the Love of Jesus.
Sharing my time and means to those in need.
Sharing my faith to the lost.
I want to be faithful in the things that make a difference.

May the upcoming year be one of peace and joy to all!
A heartful thanks to all who stopped by my blog
and to those who follow along.
It was greatly appreciated.

Blessings to all!
Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sweet Scripture Sunday!!!

This weekend I had the great privilege of being part of a group
that does prison ministry
called "Residents encounter Christ", REC for short. 

The purpose of this group is to take the Good News of Christ
to those incarcerated in the Federal and State Prisons.
The theme was "Choices".
Several of the team shared "talks" (as REC calls them) on the subject of Choices with
a biblical perspective and how the choices they have made has affected their lives.
Everyone who shared did such a wonderful job.
I was blessed with the opportunity
to be a group leader and to share a few songs with the men.
We saw many give their lives to Christ.
As we enter this Christmas season I am reminded
to the real reason for this season.
It is found in Luke 4:17-19.

The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. unrolling it,
he found the place where it is written:
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me,"
because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners,
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.

Let us not forget, Christmas is a time to remember why Christ came.
Christ came for a ministry of preaching and healing. 
He came to meet every human need.
As believers, we are to follow his example.
Take time this season to be Jesus to someone!
May the light of Christmas shine brighter than ever
and may it shine through us!
Christmas Blessings to all!