2 Corinthians 3.17-18 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever‑increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
As every year passes I grow more and more aware of God’s plan for me on this earth – to reflect His glory. As I reflect on 2012 I am reminded of the many blessings the Lord has bestowed on me. This blog will be very similar to my Thanksgiving blog, but it will be a 12 month photo journey of 2012. The idea was taken from my niece Lane Lewis who is a VERY talented photographer. You can check her work out here – https://laneybugphotos.wordpress.com. (and thanks to iPhoto…my photos are organized by date…those who know me know that organization is NOT my forte.)
Let the journey of blessings begin…
Boston Entry received!
The road before me in 2012 was the answered prayer of running the Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt. I was living my dream and the Lord was providing the DAY and the way!
Psalm 37.23 If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
Scenic City Half Marathon – My number one fan is always cheering me on NO matter what mess I find myself in. 🙂 I have been told I don’t sit down for long and I’m ALWAYS into something…no, not me. 😉 My blessings continue daily with this God-given man…my husband. 🙂
Ezra 10.4 Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.
Baby shower for my granddaughter!!!
APRIL – Busy Month!!!
My birthday! Yay! 43 and holding…great times!
Job 32.7 – I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’
Luke 24.2; 6-7…They found the stone rolled away from the tomb… He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”
Our Easter canoe ride. 🙂 Fun times!
Highlight – We became grandparents of a beautiful baby girl!!!
Job 21.8 – They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes.
Hebrews 11.1 1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
My mailbox…God showing up in a real BIG way…Boston Marathon 2012!
We became in-laws to our daughter-in-love!
Job 41.7 – They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
Nashville Marathon – Encouraging some very special people!!
Proverbs 27.17 – As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
1 Chronicles 29:13 – Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
Mike’s Birthday!!! We pulled off a successful surprise!
2 Corinthians 9:15 – Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
The first addition to our donkey family! 🙂
Numbers 22:30 – The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?” “No,” he said.
Girl trip to the beach – rest and relaxation needed!
Psalm 23.1-3 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4th anniversary trip!
1 John 4:19 – We love because he first loved us.
1 Corinthians 16:14 – Do everything in love.
June Races/Runs – Fun time with friends!
Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Father’s Day – Exodus 20.12
My fisherman and encourager…Matthew 4.18-19
18 As Jesus walked alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, because they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.”
Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
My brother and his wife new adventure – a food truck. 🙂
Sailing with my father-in-law…
Trip to Hot Springs to see some of my dear friends!
Cross made by my dearest and longest friends’ daughter – Emilee. Michelle adopted her this year and expanded her wonderful family. Emilee is quite an artist. We had fun during our visit in July.
THE COLOR RUN…Indianapolis!
Family fun during the Color Run with my sister and two amazing nieces!!
Isaiah 40:31 – But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
1st Nascar Race @ the Indianapolis Speedway
Acts 20:24 …I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.
Mud Run – Best 5k ever!
Psalm 40.2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
The beginning of the dream coming to life…Newsom Woodworks!
Jeremiah 29.11 –
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Great fun at work!
So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?
I^2 – Proverbs 27.17 – As iron sharpens iron,
so one friend sharpens another.
More progress on Newsom Woodworks…Proverbs 14:23
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
More running for HIM…
1 Corinthians 9.24 – Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
Newsom Woodworks continued…
2nd addition to our donkey family…Bella!
Camping Trip – Stone Mountain
Psalm 24.1 – The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.
Run for God Bible Study Fall Break Run
1 Thessalonians 5.16-18
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Family came for Thanksgiving!
Pacers for the Chickamauga Half Marathon
1 Thessalonians 5.11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Oakridge Secret City Half Marathon Relay
Newsom Woodworks continued…
Hebrews 12.1-3 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Run For God Graduation Run
Boston Training officially started and entry form for 2013 Boston is in the mail!
Hebrews 11.1 For Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…
1500 miles has never been in my vision…by HIS grace and for His glory!
Newsom Woodworks to be continued….
Family – I am so blessed!
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
We run into the new year…2013 will be full of blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ.
As I reflect on the blessings of 2012, I am humbled by God’s grace and provision. We are seeing Mike’s God-given dream come to fruition and I have seen my running talent take off once I turned it over to HIM. Our family and friends continue to bless us and complete us. We are so very thankful for everyone in our lives and how each of you have blessed our lives in 2012! We look forward to following the Lord’s lead in 2013!
Running and living BLESSED!!!