Sunday, January 1, 2012


WOW! I cannot believe we have gone through 2011... 2012 even sounds funny to me!... What a year 2011 was... for so many... Central Florida has seen a record number in unemployment and homeless families... so many folks without the bare necessities...

We are so fortunate to have a roof over our heads, clothes (more than we need... I'm working on that), and food in the pantry and the frig (cleaning both out though)... It is such a joy to be able to help others by sharing what we have... it is our responsibility as Christians to take care of each other, to the extent we are able...

We are praying for work and good health in the new year and a closer walk with our Lord whose timing is so perfect... Steve (hubby) was laid off the end of October from the only job/company he's ever worked for (41 years). There was just no work for his department... I am really surprised he was not laid off earlier... even back in 2010 'cause work was so slow. However, God in His perfect timing, saw fit for the layoff to come one month after he became eligible to start receiving his Social Security benefits! Praise the Lord! Not something he had planned on, but we were very thankful to have that option.

We are both keeping busy with volunteering and helping out our older daughter with the kids when needed.

Our church's focus in 2011 was "A Passion for God" and for 2012, it is "A Passion for People" which I believe we got a headstart on last year (read posts below about LOVE Orlando campaign)...

I pray you all have a wonderful new year full of spiritual growth, the joy of serving others, and a new awareness of those in need around you. Pray that God will use your talents to bless others as we encourage one another through this recession... we continue to take much comfort in the knowledge that we are not alone in this, and we know Who is in charge and Who wins in the end... can I get an Amen?!


1 comment:

Traci S. said...

Hi Kathy!

I just found your email mixed in with my old emails. Yes, I am the Traci in that town you asked about. I apologize for not writing back...I don't know why the computer put it in a different folder.

I took a look at your blog, and it is wonderful! I couldn't find an area to become a "Follower." Do you have one?

I think we can work together to build both of our blogs...serve the Lord, Christ Jesus...and have fun with card making and other crafts! I hope I will hear back from you again...soon!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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