Monday, January 31, 2011

January 2011 Highlights

I have chosen to take a break from writing blogs for a while less I become redundant.  However, I would like to post monthly observations and highlights at the end of each month. 

This is how January has looked for me:

As a "bookkeeper" it has been busy, busy and busier!  However, I am thrilled to report that I have caught up with all my work, met my deadlines (ahead of schedule) and am now ready to tackle my annual February Office Cleaning!  And, as usual, I have been blessed to have wonderful co-workers and volunteer helpers to work with!

Weather-wise, it has been very "January."  Lots of cold and more snow than is typical for us!  Although I am not wishing for more snow, I have to admit I have enjoyed the beauty of God's pure, white world. The "frolicking" with the little ones and the snow cream have just been bonuses! 

Jerry got a wonderful report from his cancer marker blood test (cea)! His counts were down from last time and we are PRAISING THE LORD!

We started January celebrating my daughter-in-law Kelly's birthday.  We took her to lunch after church and enjoyed her company. 

I celebrated my sister Scottie's birthday with her and the rest of my sisters.  We enjoyed time together and a good meal at Eddie Montgomery's.

On the 20th we celebrated Alex's 10th birthday.  We had sooooo much fun!

Here are some visual highlights of January that I hope you will enjoy.

As I have been pondering what the future holds for me and wondering if I am where God wants me at this point in my life I have been led to these two passages of scripture to focus on at the beginning of this new year:

Philippians 3:12-14
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Jeremiah 29: 11-14

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. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.

And, by the way, HAVE A GREAT FEBRUARY!!!