|"I toss upon the waves, but Thou dost steer, |
Thou Who standest at the helm of all that Thou hast made." --Augustine
Today is January 31st, at least for a few more hours here in Canton, GA. It's the last day of the first month of a shiny new year. How many memories are tucked away from 2011! Almost too overwhelming to begin listing them, so I'll just throw out a random scatter of photos from 2011.
I'm so grateful for my friends, my precious family and my memories. We've had some challenges to face in the past 12 months. But the Lord has blessed us abundantly...we are grateful. And yet, we are keenly aware of the losses and crosses others have borne in the past year far greater than ours. Give us grace, Lord. We need your mercy poured out on us in torrents, more than anything else this year.
Tornadoes swept through the South last year, destroying homes, ancient trees and taking loved ones away from us...Lord, help us to think in terms of eternity more than the moment.
2011 was a landmark year for my webinars as I held the second one and published accompanying study guides. My deep gratitude to Doug and Beall Phillips, dear friends and traveling companions, warriors for King Jesus and His kingdom.
Doug and Beall Phillips on the Seine in Paris...they are beautiful, n'est pas?
|My children were patient with me during all those webinars....weren't you?|
The summary of my webinars: Write right, right?
|..writing, proofing, editing...my study guides were finally finished!!|
Mercy took the photos, played the online roles, created the power points and ran the technical side...what a girl.
I love hats! More hats in 2012!!
|Mrs. Morecraft's second online writing webinar used the metaphor of food--we enjoyed a "cyber tea party."|
We had a visit or two from dear friends from a faraway land...Texas...sweet!
|I was blessed to be with the warriors...the Allens...in early September...|
|Lindsay and Brantley got married!|
Things I want to see and do more of in 2012...
|... visits by friends from far-away lands like Texas...|
|Sing with my sister Judy ...|
|...see more people coming to worship at Chalcedon Presbyterian in Cumming...|
|Spend time with friends I love but see too little of...like Kathy McDonald...|
|Go to San Blas again with my children and grandchildren...we missed it last year.|
|I pray my dear husband's numb hand is healed this year...please pray with me for that.|
|I want to read more to my grandchildren...|
|I want to sing! With Doug Phillips, my sister, my church choir, Joseph Bowman, my family and just sing alone to the Lord!|