Thursday, December 31, 2009

What’s This I See?


Can you see it?  Look at this photo.  It’s just out there in the distance. 

No…not the guy walking…or the fishing pole sticking out of the sand, silly….


Out there where the sun is rising on the horizon…

Yes!  There it is!!  The first new day of the New Year 2010!!



A new year…THANK YOU LORD!!!

So, sweet friends, I’ve just been wondering…

What are your thoughts on this New Year we have all been blessed to behold??

Here are some of mine.

~~~~I am going to strive to live more deeply.~~~~ 

This past year the roots of my faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and my trust in the truth of His Word have grown so much deeper, and I have to say, it is WONDERFUL!!  Abiding in the Vine…there is NOTHING on this earth that can compare!!  It is my heart’s desire to see these roots continue to deepen as I commit this New Year and all it holds to the Lord, and seek to walk in His ways.

~~~~I am going to strive to love more fully.~~~~

“A new commandment I give you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”  John 13:34

Oh My!!  I do love people, but man they can pluck my very last nerve…you know what I mean right?  What would Jesus say??? c’mon…you know what He says. Say it with me…

LOVE them ANYWAY.   As He has loved me???    He died on the cross for MY SIN so I could LIVE with Him throughout eternity, and I sometimes can’t even handle petty annoyances from the people around me? 
I will endeavor to do a better job of  loving others as Christ loves me.

~~~~I am going to strive to give more freely.~~~~

…“Freely you have received, freely give” Matt. 10:8

I have received unspeakable JOY, LOVE, PEACE, GRACE, MERCY, STRENGTH, WISDOM, GUIDANCE,AND TENDER LOVINGKINDNESS from my heavenly Father.  I will never be able to give as He has given to me, but I will leave this earth one day having given it my BEST shot!!

SPEAKING OF “shots”…I read this quote the other day on someone’s blog and LOVE it!  Great one for the new year!

“100 % of the shots you never take will never make it in.”   ~~Wayne Gretsky

What are you gals shootin’ for in 2010?  do tell!!

Remember, I am committed to praying for you all, so you can always email me any requests you might have.  I do consider it a privilege to bring your requests to the throne of God!!!

May God draw you each close to Him in this New Year and may you find Him to be your ALL IN ALL.

Loads of Love!


Oh Yeah!!  And…




  1. Happy New Year Sweetie!! May you and your family have a very Blessed New Year!!

    Hugs ~ T

  2. Happy New Year Becky! We are indeed very blessed.

    I am going to strive to take better care of myself...inside and out. I am going to strive to "make someone's day" more often. Even if it is just telling them a joke and making them laugh. Strive to balance, speak positive in the midst of difficult situations, laugh and relax when all of life is full of stress.
    I am going to strive to write more.

  3. Hi Miss Becky! This is an awesome post. You are so much deeper than me. :)

    Just wanted to pop in and wish you a Happy New Year!


  4. Hi Girlie,
    It was good to see a post from you on my dashboard!! lol Have missed you!
    Very nice post, and now that I know you are gonna do your best to love more fully, I am planning to aggravate you a lot to test you!! lol Now I would never do that, would I??? lol
    Hope you are doing well sweetie. We went to church and prayed in the New Year, it was a nice way to celebrate! then we went to IHOP and had breakfast, I had eggnog pancakes, they were to die for!! Brought half home cause they were very rich.
    Well, it is 2:36 am. so guess I had better go to bed. Happy New year, my sweet friend.
    Love ya, Nellie Belle

  5. I love your New Year Thoughts and I love the thought that you lift me up in prayer. Thanks you my sweet friend!

    Most Fondly wishing you many blessings,

  6. Blessings to you BeckyGirl. Thank you for visiting me so much this year and all your sweet comments and encouraging thoughts you sent my way. They mean more than you will ever know.

    God is so faithful to us, isn't He? I can always contount on you to make me smile when I visit. I always leave blessed.

    Love to you~Rebecca

  7. Hi Becky,

    Well as usual a visit to your blog lifts my spirit high and makes me smile. What a gift for encouragement you have. We are so blessed to be here to welcome in 2010 and I too am so looking forward to see what the Lord has in mind for all of us. I share a lot of your goals for the year. I want to know Him more and more and my goal is to share Him with as many as I possibly can. May the Lord bless you today and this next year with His love, peace and richest blessings. Much love and hugs to you, Debbie

  8. Happy New Year! How close do you live to Disney? We'll only be there for 3 days but I'm sure I'll have time to get together with you for lunch or something. We'll be in Siesta Key the rest of our trip (a couple days before Disney and after Disney).
    Let me know! We can plan it for the next several months, LOL.

  9. Hey Becky! Love your header, so festive! First I just want to thank you for being such an inspirational blogger. You truly bless me everytime I visit. So glad I met you in 2009.
    I'm not good at resolutions, but I always strive to be a better person.
    Happy New Year and hugs from Texas.

  10. Happy New Year to you, dear Becky. I hope your 2010 is filled with many blessings, as your posts always do bless me.

  11. Popping in to wish you and yours a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love the saying, "Give it your best shot!" So, whatever comes my way in 2010, I just need to do my best and rely on God to give me whatever I need to give it my best! You truly are a blessing to me... Keep blogging and shinin'!!!! Bunches of love headed to Florida.

  12. Hi Becky,
    Beautiful post. Wishing for you happiness and love in the coming year. Happy New Year!

  13. Beautiful post!

    Definitely I want to focus on my spiritual life this year, it seems like it always takes a back seat to whatever else is going on in my life and that has to change!

    Blessings in the New Year!
    Love to you,

  14. Hi, Sweet Becky!

    I read a post earlier on my friend Mollye's blog, and it said something about trying to be forgiving with ourselves when we don't feel we measure up and not being so hard on ourselves when we miss the mark. That sounds like a good idea to me. I think I will try doing that. Sometimes it seems I hold myself to a higher standard in things that I do, and I think I am going to give myself a break this year. God sure does. I want to be as good of a friend to myself as I am to others and as God is to me. Does that make sense? I hope so! :-) I think it will make me happier and an even better friend to others.

    I am going to try and continue to dwell on those things that are lovely and to enjoy God's company.

    And that's what's going on in this neck of the woods. Hope you are well and that your New Year is blessed of God!

    Happy 2010, my sweet friend...


    Sheila :-)

  15. hey, becky! i'd love to come to a blog-get-together! kali and i are going to be at speech and debate tournaments March 16-21 and 27-31. just to let you know ahead of time. if you all schedule it outside of those dates, i'll be there. it sounds like fun! hope you had a good new year's eve! we spent it in cocoa beach with family and are back home now. kali and mark both have to work tonight, so it was a quick trip!

  16. Happy New Year, Dear Becky! I'm so glad we've met this past year! I'm so looking forward to more posts and you in 2010! I wish many blessings for you and your family in the new year. I'm home for a couple of days and then we're off again.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Happy New Year Becky!! Ditto on your goals for 2010!! I also hope that this is the year for a change in Rich's career. That we will be able to transistion out of working full time doing service work, to our own business!! Thank you for all your prayers, love and support. Love, Elena

  18. Happy New Year Becky! I really enjoyed reading your goals for 2010--these are things we should all strive for. A very encouraging and inspiring post.

  19. What a beautiful message and absolutely beautiful photo!!! I look forward to seeing you this year dear friend. Have a beautiful and blessed New Year in the LORD.

    Love and hugs.

  20. Great Post!
    I am excited to see what God has in store for 2010!

  21. Love love love......
    love our neighbors as ourselves.
    Love even our enemies.
    and He loves us with an EVERLASTING love...
    It's really all about the love isn't it girl.
    Thankyou for sharing what the Lord gives you. You are such an encouragement. I love the quote from wayne gretsky too. lol You a hockey fan? COOLBEANS.... !!!
    Have an awesome sabbath tomorrow and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  22. Oh - Happy New Year to you dear Becky!!! What a wonderful post!!! Don't freeze down there in sunny Florida - I think we are probably 20 degrees warmer than you are up here in rainy Washington!!!

  23. Morning Miss Becky,
    How are you this fine cold day?? Did I mention it is cold??? lol
    Hubby says it is all that global warming!!
    I think he must be right, don't you??
    Especially since it has done nothing but snow everywhere since that global warming conference. I think the Lord has a huge sense of humor!! lol Vermont got 33" of snow yesterday! Poor People!
    I didn't wake up till 9 this morning and I was covered with animals. Joey was under the covers with me and Molly was laying on my chest. too funny! I was afraid to move when I woke up because I might have a dog/cat fight right in my lap!! lol
    Well, I have been visiting blogs, finally some posts from Bonnie, so good to hear about her trip, now I gotta get some breakfast and start packing up this +mas stuff so Jim can take our tree down tonight.
    Well, have a good and warm day.
    Love ya gal,


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