best of 2012

The best recipeIndian Tomato Chicken - a family favorite. And great to make a huge batch of, it seems to improve with reheating.
The best book(s), John Ploughman’s Talks by C.H. Spurgeon and Speaking The Truth in Love by David Powlison.
The best song that you just couldn't get out of your head? The Invasion (Hero)
The jeans that fit best? A random pair given to me by a cousin =)
The best week of 2012: The CCEF National Conference. Make a resolution in 2013. Go to this one. Even if you are not a counselor.
Best habit? I made a goal to make sure I read, wrote, sang, exercised, invested in a friendship and created something at least once every week.
Best holiday? I think Good Friday. Just because it’s always my favorite. So stripped down, so simple, the heartbeat and climax of History.
Best risk taken - to reach into more of the lives around me.  Goodness, I am still so introspective, but I have been SO blessed by God working in other people's hearts.  
Best memories:  Dad reading in the sunshine on the front porch, countless coffees shared with people who are so precious to me, Mallory reading Hosea all the way through chapter nine at camp, the Unashamed Toronto concert
Best word:  Perseverance.  
The best scripture: Psalm 91, and Jeremiah 20:9
And in it all, He is faithful. In loneliness, in depression, in joy, in sorrow, in gains and loss, in blue sky dry days and crashing thunderstorms. Always He Is. And He is holding me in the palm of His hand.
Please share some of yours!


Melany Williams said...


Melany Williams said...

I enjoyed reading about the best of your year. :) God's been good to us... the above is a link with my "best of" in response.

Melany Williams said...

ps - love your new background!

Rebecca Vogel said...

Alright, I had to think about a few before I could post (...and you were warned about most of them being about Peter :)). Enjoy!

Best recipe:
Chicken with spices done on the grill

The best book(s):

The best song that you just couldn't get out of your head:
- "Blessings" by Laura Story (walked down the aisle to that...a surprise from Peter)
- "I am His and He is Mine" (hymn in the red hymnal)

Jeans that fit best:
Pair of silver jeans given by my husband for Christmas

Best week of 2012:
The week beginning at our wedding and followed by our honeymoon
- other weeks include Christmas week, Vogel cottage & DV campout week, and visit to Quebec week

Best habit:
Bible reading every day

Best holiday:
Christmas – lots of family time and my husband was home :)

Best risk taken:
Definitely to start dating and to get married

Best memories:
I think I’m pretty much going to insert the entire year here :) Here's a few:

With Peter -
- Cooking over the fireplace at Curt & Jen's
- Skating in Quebec
- Taking pictures of the sunset in the freezing cold
- Biking in Orono and Albion Hills
- Day in Cobourg
- Thanksgiving at the cottage
- Getting proposed to :)
- Getting married
- Honeymoon
- Family gatherings
- New Year's Eve murder mystery game
- Andrew & Maria's wedding

Without Peter -
- Bible studies with Ruth & Heather
- Girls' Photoshoot
- Heart talks with Care

Best word:

The best scripture:
- Proverbs 31
- The Psalms
- Ephesians 5:30-32 (wedding text)

Lizzi said...

Love it. Thanks for posting!

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