Wednesday, December 31, 2014

B108. A Personal Inventory of 2014



BLOGS I POSTED
17 posts at Blogger, 3 at Red Letter Christians, and 7 at Salisbury Post
(Only Blogger posts are listed here. Click above link for RLC. At the time of this post, SP blogs are not available.)

Social Issues
B86. Arizona: A(nother) Christian Perspective
B88. Fred Phelps: Sifting Through His Tragic Legacy
B92. My Neighbor Flies a Rebel Flag
B93. Southern Baptists Are At It Again
B95. Is the Gay Thing Worth Splitting the Church?
B104. College Christians Being Christ-Like

Education
B87. Let's Make Our Language Better
B103. To Parents: Let the Children Enjoy the Truck

History
B84. Franklin McCain: You Live Forever Tall

Faith
B85. Mind and Spirit: A Healthy Pair
B90. In God's Trenches: A Devotional Exercise on Humility

Personal Stories
B94: My Daddy
B96. Grandma Remembers Corn Harvest and Corn Shuckings
B97. Grandma Remembers Her School Days
B98. Grandma Remembers Tent Circuses and Open Airplanes
B100. Remembering Ellie Nance Vestal 1914-1999
B102. A Personal Tribute to Mr. Hugh Hampton Jr.


BOOKS I READ (21)
Malinche (Laura Esquivel, 2006, audio)
The King of Lies (John Hart, 2006, audio)
Zealot (Reza Aslan, 2013)
Twelve Years a Slave (Solomon Northup, 1853)
New Testament (repeat, Word of Promise audio, NKJV)
24 Hours That Changed the World (Adam Hamilton, 2009)
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat (Edward Kelsey Moore, 2013, audio)
Breaking Silence (Linda Castillo, 2012, audio)
The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd, 2014)
Theology of Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species (Douglas F. Ottati, 2006)
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win WWII (Denise Kiernan, 2013)
Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space (Lynn Sherr, 2014)
The Preacher's Bride (Jody Hedlund, 2010, audio)
The President's Devotional (Joshua Dubois, 2013)
A Teenager's Survival: The Siv Ashley Story (Siv Ashley, 2013)
The Longest Ride (Nicholas Sparks, 2013, audio)
A History of God (Karen Armstrong, 1993)
Before We Were Free (Julia Alvarez, 2002, audio)
Grassroots Leaders for a New Economy (Douglas Henton, et.al., 1997)
Billy Graham & Me (Posner & Newmark, 2013)
Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2014 (James W. Moore, 2014)

*favorites



A Few Other Highlights

Vacation / Travel:  Emerald Isle/Beaufort/Harkers Island/Swansboro (May); Culpepper, VA (July); Natural Chimneys, VA (July); NC Zoo (Aug.); Mayberry Days (Sept.); NC Museum of Art and Nasher Art Museum (Dec.)

Movies/TV:  12 Years a Slave (2013); Glee Season 4 (2013); Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3 (2010 - 2012); God's Not Dead (2014); Maleficent (2014); Frozen (2013); The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2010); The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010); The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010);  Arranged (2009);  The Big Bang Theory Seasons 1, 2, 3 (2007-10);  Annie (2014)

Stage: Gaye Adegbalola classical blues concert; Chicago (PPT); Othello (ASC); Cyrano de Bergerac (ASC); Next Fall (St. Thomas Players); Macbeth (ASC); Heifetz concert

Work:  led 3-session workshop for COM/FL faculty (Mar./Apr.); 15 1/2 years at the college

Misc.:  new roof (May/June); "A Week in Politics" guest radio panelist (July); special time w/ pup friends; walking more laborious

Greatest Joys:  the truest and best of friends

















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A WISH FOR 2015
 that our country, state, and county fight less for political positions and more for humanity


2015 RESOLUTIONS

1.  Exercise at least 120 hours (10 per month)
2.  Read at least 12 books (1 per month)
3.  Keep weight to 120 or less


January
1. 11:20 (YTD 11:20) P
2. read 1 book (YTD 1) P
3. 117 - 121.5 P

February
1. 10:02 (YTD 21:22) P
2. read 2 books (YTD 3) P
3. 114.8 - 117.5 P

March
1. 11:00 (YTD 32:22) P
2. read 3 books (YTD 6) P
3.  112.8 -116 P

April
1. 9:47 (YTD 42:09) P
2. read 2 books (YTD 8) P
3. 112.2 - 114.2 P

May
1. 14:11 (YTD 56:20) P
2. read 0 books (YTD 8) P
3. 112-114.8 P

June
1. 12:26 (YTD 68:46) P
2. read 1 books (YTD 9) P
3. 112.4 - 115.4 P

July
1. 10:00 (YTD 78:46) P
2. read 4 books (YTD 13) P
3. 112.6 - 114.8 P

August
1. 9:53 (YTD 88:39) P
2. read 2 books (YTD 15) P
3. 113.4 - 115.6 P

September
1. 9:28 (YTD 98:07) P
2. read 2 books (YTD 17) P
3. 112.2 - 114.6 P

October
1. 8:17 (YTD 106:24) P
2. read 1 books (YTD 18) P
3. 110.8 - 113.5 P

November
1. 6:56 (YTD 113:20) P
2. read 2 books (YTD 20)P3. 111.5 - 114.4  P


December X
1. 7:55 (YTD 121:15) P
2. read 1 books (YTD 21)P
3. 111.2-116 P



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B83. A Personal Look Back at 2013
B55. A Personal Look Back at 2012
B30. New Year's Resolutions 2012
B2.  New Year's Resolutions 2011


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2 comments:

Joyce said...

Happy New Year Kathy!

Kathy Vestal said...

Thank you, Joyce, and Happy New Year to you!