Friday, December 31, 2010

okay 2011 I'm ready for yah!

2010 had its share of ups and down for us... but I am ready for whatever 2011 decides to offer us.

Absolutely ready to put aside the frustrations, pain, fear and losses that we experienced with leaving our ministry and life in Russia and am looking forward to a year of settling into a full life here in Belize.

The name I have decided on for this year is JOY. Not the simple 'I'm happy and have a good outlook on life' kinda joy but the type of joy that only comes from an anchored soul.

I desire for His joy to be mine.
I cherish in my heart a joy that no one can take away.
I am willing to take the joy with the trouble and the trouble with the joy.

 I wish you all

May you have joy in your heart,

joy in your soul
joy in your home.

 Joy & blessings to one and all 
and have a



  1. Anonymous8:31 AM

    All the best to you and your family for the New Year!

  2. I love that word. I wish you JOY and happiness and all good things in 2011!

  3. Wishing you a year full of His joy & peace. Blessings.

  4. I love the Joy theme. Thanks for visiting and it has been so much fun getting to know you through this wonderful blog world. Happy new year!

  5. Thanks for visiting my place today, Alida! I know firsthand the pain and mourning that comes with leaving a ministry you love. May 2011 bring from those ashes a joy you never dared to imagine!

  6. May you have a Happy New Year!!!! Great blog!!

  7. Amen!! Joy to you and yours.

  8. Beautiful word! Beautiful name, too! :) May 2011 be full of the Lord's grace, mercy and JOY for you!

  9. A JOY filled New Year to you, too! God bless!

  10. JOY! What a great word for the year!! Blessings on you, Alida!

  11. Thanks so much for stopping by today. You have truly been a blessing. May you experience Joy in its fullest expression in the coming year. ~ Blessings, Janet

  12. Happy New Year!

    I'm happy to have meet you through blogging. I've now followed your blog in GFC and Facebook.

    Have a happy and prosperous 2011. Godspeed! :)

  13. Happy new year to you all - Shah. XX

  14. I want to let you know first, that I found you from Ann’s

    Your word is perfect. Joy “that only comes from an anchored soul” – beautiful.

    Joy & blessings to you in your global manerings!

    God Bless and Keep you and yours.

  15. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Happy New Year!! We wish you nothing but the best in 2011.

  16. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Stopping by via the weekend/Saturday hop to say hello and to follow.
    Happy New Year!

  17. Wish ya all the best! And how cool is it that you live in Belize?!

    ps: I'm following!

  18. Big change from Russia to Belize, seems like it will be much easier to find joy there! I wish you joy and a Happy New Year!

  19. May your year of Joy be the best yet!

  20. Anonymous6:35 PM

    love your word, alida! JOY! trusting with you that He'll fill you to overflowing...

  21. Lovely friend, I am so glad that we met through our blogs. This morning my prayers is that you will know is joy unspeakable and full of glory!!! May all the pain or disappointments from last year fade in the light of His daily joy which is your every strength. Sending you and ALMIGHTY sunny South African hug today! Happy New Year!!!!

  22. Happy New Year Sweetie, looking forward to becoming friends.

    Lisa @ Lesapea

  23. Happy New Year! All the best for 2011!

  24. God may give you good health so as to be there and help other people in need. Happy New Year!

  25. Happy New Year to you Alida! Thanks for visiting me at Create With Joy! As you can imagine, I think JOY is an AWESOME theme for the new year and I wish you plenty of it! Are you familiar with a song called Joy Is Like The Rain? I learned it as a school girl... for some reason, it came to mind as I was reading your post. It's a simple but sweet song - the lyrics are here if you are unfamiliar with it:

    I'm a new follower and look forward to reading about your ministry in Belize!


  26. What a great word, especially if your previous year was rough. To start this year expectantly seeking joy is wonderful.

    My word this year is grace.