2018's Word of the Year

2018 word of the year- Encourage:
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up... I Thessalonians 5:11

Tuesday, January 15

A bird bath heater? Really?

Recently I saw advertised a heated bird bath. Now come on folks, this is getting absurd. No wonder half of the world hates us. We let children around the world starve while we spend our money on heated bird baths.

Sunday, January 6

My Word For 2013

Across the blogs you may see that many people pick a word for the year. The idea is that if you focus on the word and what it means that you will become a little better for it. So after much prayer and thought I have chosen my word for the year.

I want to  be more deliberate with my time and not just let it fritter away while I'm to distracted to notice.
I want to be more deliberate in spending time with my loved ones. I want to be more deliberate in teaching my children.
I want to be more deliberate in paying attention to those around me and really listening to them not just letting their words go over me while I'm thinking about something else.
I want to be more deliberate in scheduling time for fun as well as work, not saying "we should get together sometime" but never making the time to do it.
So this is a goal for me for 2013. This is the year I hit the big 5-0! So I think I'd better really start making my time count. Don't you?


The Books I Read In 2012

I didn't read quite as many as I did last year, but I was busy getting other stuff done. :)

46. The Big 5-0- Sandra D Bricker

45. She Makes It Look Easy- Mary Beth Whalen

44. Hannah's Hope- Karen Kingsbury

43. The Bridge- Karen Kingsbury

42. Here's To Friends- Melody Carlson

41. All For One- Melody Carlson

40. River's Song- Melody Carlson

39. Hometown Ties- Melody Carlson

38. As Young As We Feel- Melody Carlson

37. House- Frank Perretti

36. To Love and Cherish- Tracie Peterson

35. Semper Fi- WEB Griffin

34. The Things We Do For Love- Kristin Hannah

33. Cakewrecks

32. The Devil Came Down to the Little Church in the Wildwood- Bob Underdown

31. This Side of Heaven- Karen Kingsbury

30. Family Ties- Krista Kedrick

29. Knit One, Kill Two- Maggie Sefton

28. Saving Hope- Margaret Daly

27. As Silver Refined- Kay Arthur

26. Miss Match- Erynn Mangum

25. Cool Beans- Erynn Mangum

24. The Search Committee- Tim Owens

23. Metro Girl- Janet Evanovich

22. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

21. Home Front- Kristin Hannah

20. I've Got Your Number- Sophie Kinsella

19. Twelve Sharp- Janet Evanovich

18. Eleven On Top- Janet Evanovich

17. Ten Big Ones- Janet Evanovich

16. To The Nines- Janet Evanovich

15. Visions of Sugar Plums- Janet Evanovich

14. Hard Eight- Janet Evanovich

13. Seven Up- Janet Evanovich

12. The Someday List- Stacey Hawkins Adams

11. Hot Six- Janet Evanovich

10. High Five- Janet Evanovich

9. Four To Score- Janet Evanovich

8. Three to Get Deadly- Janet Evanovich

7. Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins

6. Dear Cary- Dyan Cannon

5. Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins

4. Two For the Dough- Janet Evanovich

3. The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins

2. One for the Money-Janet Evanovich

1. On Sparrow Hill- Maureen Lang

Tuesday, January 1

Happy New Year!

2012 has turned to 2013. I pray that everyone has a good year and is able to find new ways to celebrate life and give God the glory for all you have and all you are. Happy New Year!