January 1, 2012

hello 2012

"Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it."
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) 

A new year. A fresh start.

I can hardly believe that the first day of the new year is nearly over. Another year has come to a close and a new one lays before us, just waiting to be filled with memories.

It's with mixed emotions that I let go of twenty-eleven and turn the page to a new year. I wouldn't trade the past year for anything. The laughter, the tears, the growth, the work, the blessings, the friendships - so many wonderful memories that I never want to forget. God has blessed me in more ways than I can count, and I'm amazed at how He has worked in and through my life over the past year.

It was a year of growth on many levels. I grew in my love for photography, developed my horsemanship skills, and pursued my love for horses through Hippology. But even more importantly than that, I feel that I gained a better understanding of the woman God has called me to be. As a Christian, I'm not called to live a life watching from the sidelines - I'm called to be active in my faith and live it out in my day to day life.

But now it's a new year. I don't want to come away from 2012 with any regrets. I pray that it will be a year of growing in the Lord and living a life that is pleasing to Him. I hope that it is a time of growth, learning, and wonderful memories. Some of the goals that I plan to work towards in the upcoming year are...

- Being faithful in doing my quiet time each morning and memorizing scripture
- Running regularly
- Working towards improving my photography
- Being consistent in training my horse
- Competing in Hippology (the study of horses)
- Keeping my days scheduled so that I can get all of my priorities done :)

I'm excited about this year. I look forward to all of the adventures and memories that I'll have - but no matter what it may bring, whether it be storms or sunshine, I pray that it will draw me closer to my Savior.

Have a wonderful 2012. 


  1. Hi Rebekah,

    Happy New Year!
    I just wanted to tell you that I love the new look on your blog. It's beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing what the Lord is teaching you, as well as letting us enjoy your beautiful photography. God has given you a wonderful gift!

    In His Steps,

  2. Happy New Year!

    Gorgeous profile photo!!! Wow!!! Your red hair is fabulous!!! ♥ :D

  3. Happy New Year dear!! =) I hope it is wonderful and filled with God's blessings for you.

  4. Happy New Year! I've been following your blog for awhile and I really love it! Have a great new Year!

    p.s. I LOVE your red hair!

    p.p.s. I'd love for you to visit me at my blog! http://keepingpurebeforehim.blogspot.com/

  5. Happy New Year!

    In Christ,

  6. Thank you SOOOOOO much for following me Rebekah! It means a-lot to me!!

    Also I replied to your comment on my blog!