Another Year is Dawning

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Last year about this time, I made 10 goals for 2016. This year I have a few more. But first let me share with you how last year went.

  1. Publish two novella collections, three novellas, and two novels. (One collection, three novellas, and one novel were published as well as a few short stories. The second collection and novel will be published in January and February, Lord willing.)
  2. Read at least half of the writing books I own. (Not quite, but close)
  3. Be more conscientious of the time I waste on the computer.(Yes)
  4. Finish the study of Revelation. (Yes)
  5. Read through the Bible in a year. (I missed too many days and couldn’t quite make it. I hope to finish sometime this year though.)
  6. Learn at least one new classical song on the piano. (I did learn Schubert’s Impromptu op. 142 #3, but it isn’t quite polished yet).
  7. Be better about responding to emails. (Yes, mostly).
  8. Finish the sewing projects I’ve put off, including my quilted dress. (Eh, not so much. And the quilted dress has been changed to a skirt, and still isn’t finished).
  9. Write at least one informational blog post every other month. (I believe I did manage to do this one).
  10. Keep on top of the church activities I am involved in. (Mostly).

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Thankfulness Challenge, Day 17

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I am going to do a short post each day this month as part of a self-inflicted 30 Days of Thanks Challenge. I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to nab the picture or make your own. If you can’t get this picture, but want to use it, send me an email and I’ll get it to you ASAP.

Day Seventeen

Now for a friend I actually have met in person. Lynn has been a wonderful, thoughtful friend and I am thankful for her. She is a sweet, caring person and I am blessed to have her as my friend.

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Thankfulness Challenge, Day 16

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I am going to do a short post each day this month as part of a self-inflicted 30 Days of Thanks Challenge. I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to nab the picture or make your own. If you can’t get this picture, but want to use it, send me an email and I’ll get it to you ASAP.

Day Sixteen

Although I have never met her in person, I am extremely thankful for my friend, Amanda. Her friendship has been a blessing to me in so many ways. We have been able to learn from each other, and her dedication to everything she does inspires me to do a better job at everything I do. Plus, I absolutely love her piano arrangements!

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Thankfulness Challenge, Day 15

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I am going to do a short post each day this month as part of a self-inflicted 30 Days of Thanks Challenge. I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to nab the picture or make your own. If you can’t get this picture, but want to use it, send me an email and I’ll get it to you ASAP.

Day Fifteen

Grandma definitely has the gift of hospitality which she has passed down to Mom and now me. I am thankful for her generous spirit and her willingness to try to feed us when we are at her house. I know it can be a challenge, but she does it anyway. She’s a wonderful person to look up to.

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Thankfulness Challenge, Day 14

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I am going to do a short post each day this month as part of a self-inflicted 30 Days of Thanks Challenge. I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to nab the picture or make your own. If you can’t get this picture, but want to use it, send me an email and I’ll get it to you ASAP.

Day Fourteen

Grandpa is the epitome of a gentleman. He loves his family and will do anything for them. I think my favorite thing about him is his faith in Christ. He isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in. I also love his creativity and the woodwork he does.

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Thankfulness Challenge, Day 13

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I am going to do a short post each day this month as part of a self-inflicted 30 Days of Thanks Challenge. I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to nab the picture or make your own. If you can’t get this picture, but want to use it, send me an email and I’ll get it to you ASAP.

Day Thirteen

I am thankful for my Auntie Di-di (my pet name for her when I was really young). Aunt Diane has been through so much, but she still goes on and has a strong faith in God. She has always been there to support me and even likes reading my books despite not liking history.

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Thankfulness Challenge, Day 12

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I am going to do a short post each day this month as part of a self-inflicted 30 Days of Thanks Challenge. I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to nab the picture or make your own. If you can’t get this picture, but want to use it, send me an email and I’ll get it to you ASAP.

Day Twelve

I’m thankful for Mrs. Jaderston, our Pastor’s wife. She is an excellent pianist. When she plays, she inspires me to try new things when playing hymns. She is also an encourager, an excellent teacher, and a good example of what a wife, mother, and grandmother should be.

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