Last Day of 2011 & Christmas Reflections

Saturday, December 31, 2011

As this last day of 2011 comes to a close in about 5 hours, I have been reflecting as most of us do when a new year rolls around. The same thing is going on over on Beth Moore's Blog, and I also loved the post on the InCourage blog with 20 Questions for Reflection by Tsh Oxenreider

Christmas...I am blessed with a job in our local school system and the office closes for the last 2 weeks of the year which gives me a great Christmas break.  I've been extra busy but have enjoyed every moment.  Here are a few pictures for my memories on this blog...

I don't do a whole lot of Christmas decorating - just the mantle,
our tree and some wreaths outside on the doors and windows.

This ornament is very special to me. 
Our First Christmas as Husband and Wife - 1977

Our Three Beautiful Grandchildren
Christmas with grandchildren in the home changes everything for the better.

Our 2011 Christmas Tree
I love a lot of lights on the tree - this one had 400 clear lights
and 900 festive colored lights. It was beautiful.

Our delightful 14th Annual Women's Ministry Christmas Brunch speaker
Leah Adams of The Point Ministries

 Our awesome Church Choir and orchestra's Christmas program
was the most worshipful ever this year.
One of my most favorite things in the
entire universe is singing in this choir!

Most Christmas lights I've ever seen - near downtown Perry, GA 

Sweet time reminiscing memories of family and friends as I
mailed Christmas cards this year...

My mom and sisters and I on our trip to Atlanta last week to
see Amy Grant & Vince Gill at the Fabulous Fox Theatre!
Sweet time with memories made.

One of my favorite Christmas coffee mugs!

Collards are still in my garden,
 I picked these at 3:30 and we ate them for supper at 6:00
Now that is FRESH!

Jalepeno Cornbread for the collards - so good.

GRAN JAN'S JOY in babysitting this sweet grandboy while my
son and his wife finished Christmas shopping (for him). 

 Santa is a member of my church (he really is). 
And I was so glad he was able to be there Christmas morning.

C-   Counselor
H-   Holy One
R-   Redeemer
I-    I AM
S-   Shepherd
T-  Teacher
M-  Mediator
A-  Almighty
S-  Savior

Ready for 2012 and all that our Almighty God has in store. He has been Faithful and True to me with abundant Grace and Mercy in 2011.  I love Him so.

4 Responses:

twinkle said...

Wishing you a happy new year!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Hey sweet friend! Happy New Year from the North Georgia mountains. Your Christmas tree is gorgeous....almost as gorgeous as those fresh collards. We never got any in the ground here in our little garden and I'm regretting it now. I bought a case and a half and cooked them on Friday. Today I will feed about 40 people Beans 'n Greens. Yummy.

You are just precious and I am so blessed to know you. Happy New Year.

Kay at Cooking with K said...

Wonderful post! Happy New Year....His mercy is new every morning...blessings, K

Shelli Littleton said...

Ms. Jan, I love your pictures ... your mantle was beautiful at Christmas. And it was so fun chatting back and forth with you and all the Siestas today! Have a sweet weekend.



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