2017's Word of the Year

2017 word of the year- Enjoy- I will strive to relax and enjoy life more in 2017. My goal is not to get stressed about little details but to enjoy the things that God has given me, big and small.

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.

 
 
DELIBERATE
 
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!