The God on the Mountain…


I trust you had a pleasant and blessed Christmas holiday, filled with laughter and love.  

As this week winds down and the year ends,  I look back, over my shoulder, at 2011.  There were many times “down in the valley” and a few times on “top of the mountain”.

However, no matter what, I knew, I was not alone.   The God on the mountain is the same God that’s in the valley ~ my Strength and my Comforter.

Things I have learned in the past year…

  1. I learned during a time of working with a tyrant that, by the grace of God,  I can hold my tongue.
  2. I learned to not sweat the small stuff, usually it doesn’t matter to me within the next hour anyway.
  3. I’ve learned that I can’t always control or change a situation.  Thereby, teaching me to hand it all over to God.
  4. I learned that I’m still a kid at heart, though my hair has gained a lot of gray this year.
  5. I learned that I tend to over schedule myself, causing myself stress. (this is something I hope to remedy in 2012)
  6. I’ve learned to be ready for change, as change has been the main theme in the past nine months.
I look toward 2012 with a little uncertainty.  I will return to work with my weekly hours cut back, another change.  Questions like “what’s going to happen next?” run through my mind, but I know my Strength and my Comforter will be with me.
Some goals I have set for myself in 2012…
  1. To get my “block of the month” done on time, each month.
  2. To make a point to not over schedule myself ~ learn to say “no thank you”.
  3. To do better with sending out cards for special occasions, like b-days, anniversary, get well, etc.
  4. To do better with making sure I get my quiet time for prayer and Bible study.
I hope I haven’t given myself too many goals for the new year.   I will do my best.
2012… looking forward, what goals have you set?
I worked on my small afghan today and hope to get it finished this week.  I also started to crochet a pot holder today.  This will be my first pot holder to make.  I will post a pic of both items when I get them done this week. 
My son, Josh, painted a picture this week.   I thought he did a good job.  Check it out. 

Well, that’s all I have for this evening.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
God bless and keep you,

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

3 thoughts on “The God on the Mountain…”

  1. Wow, your son's painting is amazing!! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year ahead–and hope you accomplish all these wonderful goals!!! xo Cindy


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