Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!!





I love the New Year. A fresh start, time to think, God's story of your life ready to unfold day by day. 

Last year was a good year. After a few discouraging years in a row it was a much needed blessing for us. The birth of 3 grandson's was the highlight! 
 
I'm excited for the year to begin. I have my word for the year picked out (you can find info on this HERE if you are not familiar with this). 

My word last year was “intent”. It was a perfect word for me. My desire was to be intent on all that I pursued. To be focused on the areas of my life that were important to me.

This year my word is “purpose”. I desire to live my life with purpose, to live it purposefully. 

This year I have goals and desires, plans and direction. I need to live my days with purpose in order to see accomplishments.

I hope to share more about these topics throughout the month of January.

Also, as I start my 11th (or is it 12th :) year of blogging I want to say a huge thank you to all who follow my blog, visit here, leave comments. I am truly grateful for you and the friendships of so many. I'm always amazed by the number of ladies that tell my that you've been following me from the start. God bless you all!

My goal to share and encourage other women is a blessing that has more then given back to me over the years. Every time I hear anyone tell me they've been encouraged by my blog and writing and sharing, I am encouraged as well.

I look forward to stepping into 2017 with you all!

 


10 comments:

  1. As a follower for MANY years I have so enjoyed as we did stages together: children at home and homeschooling and now grandchildren! Wishing you and your family another Happy New Year!

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    1. That is so amazing to hear!! Thank you for walking along life's seasons with me! Crystal

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  2. Happy New Year Crystal! Thank You for being an inspiration to many, like me, that faithfully read your words of wisdom.

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  3. Hello, Crystal. And Happy New Year to you from my family also. I too have read your blog for many years, but I rarely have commented. I have however enjoyed your posts and gleaned many wise things from you. One being to ask for an Instant Pot for Christmas!! BEST GIFT EVER! I have used it 3 times so far and loved everything from it. Today I am making your "roast" chicken for our Sunday dinner. Thanks again for all you do.

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    1. Yay!! For the Instant Pot! Aren't they wonderful? The IP has seriously changed my life.. LOL. :) Hope your "roast" chicken was a success. Crystal :)

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    2. Oh Crystal! Yes I made it last night and it was divine! I made it just as the recipe stated and it came out moist and delicious. My family loved it. I am going to use the rest of the chicken in some tamales. Thanks!

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    3. So glad you liked it!! One of our favorites!! Don't forget to save all the bones and make bone broth with them.. :) ..

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  4. Happy New Year, Crystal! I am one of your newer readers but enjoy your blog. Hope to have many more years reading your posts. My word for this year is "peace". This old world sure needs that. But even if I can't give it to the world, I can have peace in my world.

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    1. Thank you Kathy, I've enjoyed your comments and getting to know you. I LOVE your word for the year. Makes me think of the Bible verse.. (Romans 12:18) If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Wonderful choice.

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