Over at RevGalBlogPals, Singing Owl writes:
I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, but it does seem a good time for some reflection and planning. For the last few days I keep thinking of Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Among other things, that seems to say that reflection is in order if we want to learn and grow.
For some of us, this has been an incredibly difficult year; for others it has been a year of many joys. For all of us, there have been challenges and questions and there have been blessings and–maybe even an answer or two! As we say our goodbyes to 2010 and look towards 2011, share with us five blessings from 2010 along with five hopes or dreams for 2011.
2010 was a good year – as far as years go. It wasn’t a perfect year, but it truly was a good year.
(1) Lovely Daughter #2 starting her Masters in Speech & Language Pathology. She received a full-time Graduate Assistantship which pays her tuition and she was able to keep her job (albeit part-time but at the same pay scale! Whoot!)
(2) Son interviewed for and was hired for his dream job, beating out ten other highly qualified applicants. This job means he and Daughter-in-Love will be moving closer to us and starting a family!
(3) “My church” – I’m appointed year-by-year to a church. After a four year run at a nasty, ugly, mean church, this appointment has been wonderful (again not perfect, but truly wonderful). These folks WANT to do ministry. It’s leadership is the BEST and most of the people are loving!
(4) A good health year. After so many years of not feeling well and major medical issues, I have finally had a good year healthwise.
(5) My Husband. He has been a joy and an ardent supporter. He is the voice of Reason when I can’t figure it out. He is loving, affectionate and thanks me for cooking dinner. We celebrated our 32nd anniversary this year.
(1) That 2011 continues to be a healthy year.
(2) That ministry endeavors with the church are blessed by God.
(3) That I meet new challenges head-on and see them as opportunities.
(4) That I am successfully able to step out of my comfort zone and be like the Apostle Paul so I can lead and facilitate quality ministry programs that lead folks to God.
(5) That I can be more organized around the house and start DOWNSIZING!
Here’s to 2011 with God’s gracious help!