Thursday, December 27, 2012

6 Thoughts on the New Year. . .

Christmas is such a magical time. . . 
from traditions
to spending time with loved ones. . . 
Christmas is so special. 
And as I said before, Christmas is spending time in AWE of the grace we have received. 

This Christmas was relaxing. . . full of laughter, food, and fellowship. 
 I spent early Christmas morning reading this on Wynne's recommendation.
The puppies praying that they got a little taste of Christmas lunch. 
Sweet gifts 
And funny gifts. . . 
and, of course, a Christmas Day nap! :-) 
We had a gracious guest this year at Christmas! 
Parker invited a Rice MBA friend from China who was delightful and so very thoughtful. 
My dad reading Luke 2 to the family took on a whole new meaning when someone at the table had never heard the story of Jesus. 
I always get excited about new beginnings. . . 
a new year. 
God perfectly planned 2012 for Nate and I. His hand was over us the entire year and I could physically feel his arms around us, holding us, loving us. 
I pray that in 2013 we walk through the year Kingdom Minded. . . knowing that this is not our home and that we are looking towards something greater. Praying each morning that God directs our steps rather than waking up and plowing through the day on our own. 
Let 2013 be a year of daily dying to self and consciously growing closer to Him.

I just finished a four month journey of listening to the Bible (per Robin's suggestion) (email me if you want a copy of the plan that I used) and am excited and renewed to begin a new study. 
A friend and I are going to do Beth Moore's 2013 Scripture Memory but I am also looking for a daily bible study. I have couple in mind but would love some suggestions! :-) 

I hope your Christmas was sweet and that you are ready for the New Year. 
Thank you for reading. 
Thank you for giving me a little spot in the blogging world of fellowship and the opportunity to share something I love. 
I am so blessed. 

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  1. Dogs!?!?! Books!?!?! The Bible!?!?!

    Oh. We are new friends. :) (I found you through Casey's blog)!

    I loved this post and will have to check out the books and Scripture Memory Verse you posted about.

    My husband bought me One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp so I'm looking forward to digging into that.

    Also, I have started the online Bible-reading plan from a website called Shereadstruth(dot)com.

    I absolutely love it if you want to check it out. A great community with lots of sincere, sweet ladies.

    I totally feel lame "pushing" my blog, but I wrote a post about scripture memory and some tips I've found helpful- it really has been the only way I've even managed at all to keep up with it.

    Sorry-this was so long. Putting the link below. :)

  2. HI there! I'm Hanna!!! I enjoyed seeing your holiday post:)Your blog is lovely. I am your newest follower. You can find me anytime at

    xoxoxoxo Hanna

  3. Hi! Wow, what a lovely blog! Its my absolute pleasure to follow you back! :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog - I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future! :)

    Your newest follower,

    Aanika from

  4. Hi, I said I was going to check your blog out and here I am, trying to avoid all the delicious looking recipes that will make my ibs hate me! :-p anyway just wanted to second Holly's comment that is awesome daily bible study especially through the you version mobile app. Love seeing your pictures of Christmas day!

  5. Just found your site and I must say that your words touched my heart. I love that you felt God leading you all year long and that you have such a sweet heart. Wishing you and your man, and your pups all the best this year. xo

  6. I love your Anthro mug! I bought the same one with an "m" on it. Its my favorite cup in our house : )


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