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:
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!!!