Wednesday, February 2, 2011


This is the day the Lord has made.
We will REJOICE and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 (NLT)

I'm not a resolution kind of girl. I seem to go through ups and downs of new schedules, new goals, new plans and things change from month to month and day to day. There were many blog posts about what others wanted 2011 to be to them...their YEAR OF (fill in the blank).

Tina's - Year of Prayer
Ali's - Intentional, Joyful, Grace-filled
Ann's - Year of Here
Jenny's - Year of Joy

I realize I'm a month into 2011 already, but I love this idea and it has been floating around in my head for the last month. For me 2011 is going to be The Year of Rejoicing. I need to slow down and be more present with my husband, with my children, with my friends, with my God. I have some many things to rejoice in and it seems so easy to hurry through everyday that I miss the joy in the days.

So, I will choose to rejoice today, tomorrow, next week, next month and in all circumstances. The Lord has blessed me with these days, with these children, with the best husband...such great causes for rejoicing. Even in the hard things, the Lord is shaping me as a wife, a mother, a friend....all worthy things to rejoice in.

A few blessings from the last week.....

680. Big sisters in love with their baby brother
681. Charlie telling me her baby brother smells 'just like brother'
682. All 3 little ones behaving fairly well at church for me
683. Extra helpful hands at church

684. New white snow
685. The reminder of being washed clean by Him

686. Soup on cold nights
687. Girls who love soup and salads
688. Charlie and Cori slurping tomato soup is one of the cutest things

689. Sound of stools sliding across the kitchen floor...
690. little ones coming to help

691. Movie and popcorn with the family
692. 3-year old mastering puzzles all by herself
693. 18 month old sharing her snacks (even it means trying to feed raisins to her baby brother)
694. Mama catching the raisin feeding right away

Counting with Ann.

God bless!


  1. I love the Year of Rejoicing! You are such a wonderful woman of God! We would be so honored to be a part of rejoicing with you!

    In Christ,


  2. Also, I love your new header!