Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014: Reflections on a Blog

It's been one week since I picked up my computer.  I put it away and enjoyed the mini-break as I focused on family and the birth of JESUS, but I missed sharing life with you.  I actually started several posts in my head, and I'm hoping to see some of them make it to these pages of the blog soon.  I've spent some time reflecting on who I am and who I want to be, and will be sharing that with you in the days ahead.  I hope you don't mind.

In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to take a walk down memory lane and check out some of the posts that you and I enjoyed the most this past year.  I've posted over 220 little blog posts in 2014.  WOW.  My little space on the web has surely grown from the beginning days when two posts a month seemed tough.  I think I'm finding my way here (just a bit) and I appreciate that you spend time visiting and reading and commenting.  We've reviewed a good bit together, shared pictures of family fun, and reflected on the goodness of GOD.  I plan to do more of that in the future.

Join me in these Reflections on a Blog -- Mine.


Reader's Choice:  Rotel Grits in the Crockpot  This is STILL one of our all-time favorite recipes. And it seems you love it, too.  It's a staple on Christmas morning and we shared it with our family at the Christmas Lodge this weekend.

Writer's Heart:  18 is a Magical Number  (reflections of a mother's love when a daughter turns 18)


Reader's Choice:  Speaking Up  Words matter and how we use them can change the world

Writer's Heart:  Ordering My Days  What do you do with HIS Love Letter?


Reader's Choice:  War Cake -- Culinary Rationing as Patriotic Duty  Fun times learning as history comes to life

Writer's Heart:  A Journey Through Prayer  For HOPE that tomorrow will be brighter


Reader's Choice:  A New Twist on an Old Favorite  Crockpost Chicken and Rice Casserole

Writer's Heart:  Ending of the Day  A perfect memory moment


Reader's Choice:  Graduation  We did it.

Writer's Heart: New Paint for fresh life ahead


Reader's Choice:  First of the Season -- Summer Squash Yum

Writer's Heart:  Who Do You Say I Am?  Yes, JESUS loves me.


Reader's Choice:  One Pot Wonder

Writer's Heart:  On Wings As Eagles Proud mom moment celebrating my son.


Reader's Choice:  Hawaiian Chicken = Summer Goodness

Writer's Heart:  Life-Long Friends


Reader's Choice:  First Day of School @ Long Leaf Academy

Writer's Heart:  Declare HIS Glory  This was such a beautiful day watching GOD show up and share HIS artistic talents as we celebrated Camp Sunshine -- one of my very favorite places on earth.


a beautiful mess

Reader's Choice:   Apple Saucing Fun  We had a great time working on this project together.

Writer's Heart:  Field Trip Fun #beayesmom  I'm learning.  It's taken me a while to "get it," but I'm learning to say YES more than I say NO.


Reader's Choice: Random 5 on Friday  Pretty random stuff.  But it's true me.  Gotta love it.

Writer's Heart:  Labor Intensive
I love everything about this picture.  My boy hard at work.  His friends nearby.


Reader's Choice:  Christmas Morning Traditions

Writer's Heart:  HIS Name because it's all about HIM

Praying PEACE over you all.

What a year it's been.  Thanks for stepping back through the pages of my year with me.

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  1. These "best of" posts have been fun to read the past few days :). As a side note, and please don't take this as an attack because that's NOT my heart, the font you've chosen for the body of your posts is really hard to read. I'd come here and read more often if it was more legible.

    1. Hi, Wendy! I agree! They have been fun to read. Thanks for sharing your heart, too. I have looked at several fonts and always come back to this one. I want something that looks like I've written a personal note or journal entry so that it feels real, but I probably need to re-examine it if it's keeping good friends away from visiting. Thanks for stopping by and sharing with me for a bit.

  2. Rotel grits sound just right for this cold rainy weather we are experiencing right now.


Thanks for stopping by and sharing your heart with me!