To Read on the Journey

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Favorites

2011 Favorite People, Moments, and Posts

I take God's breath away.  You, His beloved, take God's breath away.
"God breathes life into dirt."

Chocolate, a tweenage daughter, and "horror moans."

as she walks away i recall sitting on the couch hours earlier.
reminded of  insignificance,
i hear the still small Voice,
"you, denise are significant in my kingdom.
you are making a Name for me."

i talk too much... about Him. 

my deflated lungs are filled... He is the Air i breath. 

noah looked at emilie, and began...
"emilie, you are the sweetest, kindest, most loving person i know...

 we intentionally release our grips on the ordinary, and fall
into the EXTRAORDINARY gift
we are to each other.  

i don't know about you, but i am ready for a New Year.  i'm ready and need to begin again.

no resolutions for me (i'd fail them by jan 3rd), but here are some things i'd like to be very intentional about this new year. 

in  2012 i want to...
"enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart"  everyday.  no  more excuses.

be with people.  be intentional community. 

roller-skate in my house regularly  (take advantage of the concrete floors while we've got'em).

kiss my husband more and longer. 

read my bible (kiss God more and longer).  

be creative with my children, even though it makes a mess or requires time. 

read to my kids.  i don't know what? (suggestions please) 

eat fish (i hate fish). 

play with my kids.

walk.  it's good for my body and my mind.

take more pictures. 

play my guitar

be outside. 

read the books i own again.  

drink water. 

sing too much.

write to my future. 

breath in Grace, and breath it out.

Happy New Year!



Gina said...

I love this, and I love the thought of roller skating through the house! :)

I don't have any crazy resolutions but I do have some goals, "resolutions" sound to easy to fail but I do want to some things differently for sure...thanksgiving and gratitude being at the top of my list.

Praying you have a Happy and Blessed New Year!

Laura said...


God Bless you always, and yes! SING MORE! It's praying twice!!!!!


Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a great 'intentional' list for the new year! Love it! Hoping for a happy and blessed 2012 for you! ♥

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, sweet friend! May your 2012 be filled with joy and good things. :)

Kathleen said...

This will sound weird, but I have been thinking about you all day today! I just want you to have a wonderful 2012 filled with amazing blessings. And I mean that.

Linda Z said...

Happy New Year! I love your collages and intentions. I don't make resolutions, either, but intentions sound good. :)

forever folding laundry said...

I am so glad that in 2011 I got to meet YOU.

I love your plans for this year.
I, too, am ready to begin again,
and I think 2012 will be the year.

Happy New Year, friend!
I'm breathing in the Grace as we speak.


Leslie @ top of the page said...

happy new year, friend! i'm so with you on #1 - entering his courts with thanksgiving and praise, every day. yes please!! and let's start a convo on the books to read with your kids one. i have lots of ideas for ya. remind me of the genders/ages that you want to read to - or to all at once??

The Every Day Extraordinary said...

The Penderwicks has been a fun read if you're looking fo fiction--there are three books in the series...Starting Kisses from Katie and they are really into it--nonfiction: ) Happy New Year!!

Simply Sara said...

oh my denise.

i miss you.

really and truly.

reading this makes me miss you more.

you are a gift.


skype date SOON please and thank you!

Michelle said...

Love, love, love your ny resolutions. I, too, am striving to live a more intentional life. Bless you girlie!