Saturday, December 31, 2016
The Eve of a New Year
On this eve of a brand-spankin' new year, I'm feeling encouraged as I look back over 2016. I accomplished much of what I set out to do. I kept to my goals and had a very good year. It was busy but I feel like it was a productive busy.
♥ Helped organize and attended our Spring Refresh Great Commission Women (GCW) retreat.
♥ Finished & published my newest book, Let's Have Coffee.
♥ Stepped into the role of Director of the Northeastern District Great Commission Women (GCW).
♥ Attended our district prayer conference.
♥ Attended National Great Commission Women's Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs.
♥ Had knee surgery.
♥ Put together and ran our GCW leadership training retreat.
♥ Put together a one day conference for GCW at our district's family camp.
♥ Attended part of family camp with Dan and the kids.
♥ Went on a missions trip to the Bahamas with Emily.
♥ Started physical therapy since the knee wasn't doing so well.
♥ Put together our district GCW Fall Refocus retreat.
♥ Met to plan our Spring Refresh 2017 retreat with the planning committee.
♥ Started a ladies Bible study in which I'm writing the curriculum as I go.
♥ Organized a Fall Festival for our church.
♥ Organized our church's missions conference.
♥ Started a brick and mortar store for my business which I started back up.
♥ Wrote the advent readings for December.
♥ Christmas and all that goes with that.
In between, I took care of the house, meals, and kid's needs. I taught children's church, helped organize many of the church events with other deaconesses, sang on the worship team, do the church bulletins each week, and visit with Dan when I can.
Looking back on this year makes me think, "WHEW!" No wonder my head is spinning at times. I'm looking forward to 2017 though I do hope it slows down just a bit. I'll be ringing out the year tonight probably around 9. I mean after all, 2017 starts tomorrow and I need to hit the ground running! ;-)
Happy New Year!
P.S. I will announce the winner of the drawing later today.