Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Decade of Thanks {2000-2010}

I started this blog post yesterday but was not able to finish because my littlest little was not feeling well. 

My inspiration for this came from many sources.  The one source that I found the most inspiring was Marsha's blog over at Taste and See God's Goodness.  The blog entitled Saying Goodbye to a Decade speaks of just that and reminds us all of the wonderous events that can happen in 10 short years.

As I look back over the past 10 years, I see many things to be thankful for. 
  • The birth of my three wonderful children: Winston in 2000, Emmalee in 2003 and Laycie in 2008. 
  • Being lead to homeschool my children through the love and word of God.
  • Finding God and Jesus and choosing to allow them to become part of my life, admist all of the chaos.
  • Learning to appreciate the small moments in my life and all that God has provided me with.
  • Reconnecting with my family on my Dad's side.
  • Our country's survival of the attacks on 9/11/2001.
  • My survival of two car accidents in '04.
  • and soooo much more!
I can hardly believe that 10 years have passed since the Millenium came.  So much has happened and so many changes and blessings have occurred.  It's a blessing to be able to look back and see all of those things, all the trials and tribulations we have made it through and all of the good memories we have to last for decades to come.  I pray that this decade is as much of a blessing as the last one has been!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Keeping House with the Lord {January 1, 2010}

Today is the first day of the year 2010.  It has been a fairly good day overall.  I was able to sleep in thanks to my hunny.  I ate dinner with family, right down to the collards and black-eyed peas.  I thank Ms. Virginia for her wonderful meal.

I have also started on my resolutions. 
  • I have posted daily photo for my 365 days in Photos project. 
  • I have re-organized my photos on the laptop from last year.
  • I have read my inspirational article for the day.
My inspirational article is from the Heart of the Matter online.   Making Your Home a Haven was written by Jennifer Sikora, a loving, homeschooling mother of two.  This article talks about housekeeping with the Lord's help, by showing God's love in each of your rooms, praying over the rooms and allowing the Lord to direct and live in them, as well as in you.

Housekeeping is a task I desperately dread.  I am organizationally challenged.  I am a procrastinator (there I admit it!).  I would rather do anything, except clean and organize my house.  I understand this is an inherited trait in my family but it is a trait that I am attempting to overcome.

Making Your Home a Haven has helped me to see that I should not be cleaning house for myself, or for my family but for the Lord.  I should be allowing him to beautify my home and my life.  These are the things I should be choosing to do for myself and my family to better their lives and home.  God should shine throughout my life, not just in me but also in my home.

It is my goal, that by the end of 2010, my home will reflect my love for God and his immense LOVE for me and my family.  I look forward to completing this goal and enjoying my time doing it.

1st Corinthians 10:31–Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Happy New Year's Day - 2010 {Photo Reflection}

My first photo of 2010... Happy New Year's to all!


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