Happy New Year my friends!!! 2011 is now behind us, onward and upward to better things in 2012.
Did you have a great Christmas? I sure hope so.
Mine was a lot of fun! One day this week I will blog about one very special gift that came from a very special bloggy friend.
Are you a person who makes New Year resolutions? I do not, I gave that practice up a long time ago.
But I do set goals.
This is my hubby and I, we are off to church on the first day of 2012. Heehee! But seriously, how wonderful that we can spend part of the first day of the new year worshiping the Lord, with the people of God!!!
One of the goals we have for this next year is to redo the brick on our fireplace. Many have suggested that I paint it. But the trouble is, I really love brick, but NOT the brick that happens to be on our fireplace.
This is the look that I love, light colored mortar and a reddish brick. My son, the brick layer, has laid off his crew for the Winter and very soon now he will have some free time. When I was thinking of doing this and talking to him about it, I showed him my inspiration images from Pinterest, he said, "What you want mom, is reclaimed brick." And I said, "Yes, that is exactly it!" And that is something that he is able to get! YAY for me!!!
Here are a few more inspiration photos, all from Pinterest including the first two.
I think the one above is my favorite because of how red the brick is. I love the look of red brick.
Aren't those walls gorgeous?
Well, I think you get the idea. That is goal No. 1. To reface our dark fireplace.
No. 2 is to repaint the living room. It is going to be a soft, warm off-white. That will happen around the same time as the fireplace fix.
There are other goals that I set each year and I have achieved each year. But, I will set the same ones this year and the next and the next, because some things are so worthwhile that they are worth doing endlessly.
Goal No. 1. To spend time alone with God every day, talking to Him, listening to Him and meditating on Him throughout my day.
Goal No. 2. To read the Bible through again. Last year I read the Message translation, this year I think it will be the New King James Version.
Goal No 3. To read, at least one book a month, a book about Spiritual things. I desire to grow in God and this is one thing that really helps. I know that we have to be very careful about what we read regarding Spiritual things. My husband helps me find them. He has a huge library filled with good books on various subjects, regarding spiritual matters.
That's about it.
Do you set goals? If so, will you tell me at least one of them in your comment? And tell me if you would be interested in hearing about each book as I read it, just a small synopsis of what it was about and what I thought of it. I LOVE hearing from you, my dear readers.
Lastly and most importantly, thank you to all of my readers who have become friends and who make this blogging experience a wonderful, incredibly fulfilling and ridiculously fun experience!!!
Happy New Year and happy today!!!