Thursday, December 30, 2010

Home Sweet Home for the Holidays!

This Christmas we received a wonderful gift! Our house was finally fixed after water damage for more than a year and a half. The week before Christmas 2 lovely gentlemen worked their magic and gave us back our house! It's beautiful and I'm so grateful for our little home in the sky.

After a solid week of cleaning and re-decorating and sewing slipcovers I made a pie! A gorgeous oatmeal pecan pie. I don't get to bake often so this was a treat. I love baking with my Mom when I spend the week with her and Dad every December. Last year we had a blast baking pies and cookies together. She taught me everything I know. I think she would be very proud. Sadly, she didn't get to taste it. My husband and I loved it!! He did the pie crust for me so it was a joint effort!

I can't believe the year is over. Tomorrow is New Year's Eve and I'm so excited to see what 2011 holds. It's been an adventurous year and I've learned a lot. There's so much I want to accomplish in 2011 and I'm determined to make a plan and get it done. I want to be "that" woman!!

Meanwhile.. it's time to celebrate the past year and look forward to a brand new one. I love it in Isaiah when God says "Look, I'm doing a brand new thing!" (Living translation)

This one thing I know: God is Good. He is for us! He will never leave us! And, He is the best part of everything. He will be the best part of the coming year and was definitely the best part of 2010. "Thank you, Lord. For your loving-kindness surely endures forever."

Happy New Year.....almost!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

It's Christmas Eve and it's been the most awesome day. Tomorrow is Christmas is I'm feeling very grateful for excited for the future. God is so good and kind and unbelievably gracious that it overwhelms me to think how I could ever even come close to thanking Him for all He's done. Can you imagine the "thank you" note you'd try to write? Oy! Words fail me. I usually call on David and his beautiful Psalms to help me find the words that sing His praises in a way that comes close to expressing how I feel.

I love to sing His Psalms back to Him whenever I get the chance. I found myself in the car the other day and overwhelmed with joy at the words of Psalm 63 ( I think it was) coming from the radio. I'm sorry! That's just good stuff!!

Well, on that note: I'm snuggling in after a wonderful gathering of friends and delicious food and celebration.

I wish for all who land here a very Merry Christmas. Jesus, my Hero, my Savior, my Defender, my Friend. I love you so! There is no more that I can say.

Good night and sleep tight.