Saturday, December 31, 2011

As 2011 comes to a close....

As 2011 comes to a close....  and tomorrow we welcome in a NEW YEAR....   I would like to share some of our pictures from 2011...  like a year in review. 

Also...  as I prepare for 2012 I think about goals that I want to accomplish this coming year. I do not do resolutions so to speak.  I always have a reading list....  and several things I want to set my mind on. Last year Alyssa and I committed to memorizing the book of Colossians.  Ann Voskamp shared how memorizing two verses a week for the whole year would complete the book of Colossians. Well, to be honest ... I failed miserably.  Alyssa did well.... she didn't memorize the whole book but over half. I plan to continue this goal into 2012.

Another accomplishment for this past year was to become a Compassion Advocate! As of June 2011 I am now a Compassion Advocate! Compassion has changed our life and I can not say enough great things about this organization.  Sponsoring a child is life changing for you and for the child.

I did accomplish some of my reading list.... 
One Thousand Gifts ~ Ann Voskamp
Made to Crave ~ Lysa Terkeurst
Plan B~ Pete Wilson
Advent Conspiracy~

Less than I planned but this isn't about failure...  ~ smile

So this coming week I will be sharing my reading list, some more great moments that happened this Christmas, and also MY WORD for 2012. You remember my word for 2011 is/was MERCY.

His mercy has carried me through this year....  through struggles...  His mercy has allowed us to add to our Compassion family, His mercy...  has helped me adjust to my oldest son Michael & Amber living in Florida, His mercy... allows me to let my older children fly... His mercy has shown me so many ways to reach out... I am so grateful for His mercy...   Micah 6:8, Col. 1:2, 2 Peter 1:2, 1 Tim. 1:16....  and the one that this blog has been name after....

1 Tim. 1:2
To Timothy (Teena), my true child in the faith, grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Start the New Year right....  sponsor a child today!


  1. Love the pics. It has been a great year filled with a lot of Joy! I love you!

  2. Teena,
    Haven't been by in a while. Been way too busy with virtually no time for the computer. :-)

    Glad to hear that you and your family are doing well. Praying that 2012 will be your best year ever!! :-)

    <3 Love ya!!

  3. Working on One Thousand Gifts right now. Started it and then quit. Restarted it again and currently working through it!

    It is so hard thinking about those older children flying for me! They grow so fast and then it is over! Trying hard to enjoy this time and know that God has a plan for them and trust in that!

    Happy New Year to you Teena!!


  4. Happy New Year Teena! Every blessing in 2012.

  5. I love your pics - your year in review! I always love reading your blog ~ you encourage me so much!
    Love you dearest friend~