New Year, New Name || What to Expect, Word of the Year, 2020 in Review & Big News!
It has happened.
2020 is over.
A new year is here! I just love new years…
Okay, so hello, hey, howdy! It’s been a good while since I’ve been around here consistently and I’m so glad to be back! To anyone who is new here, welcome to Life of Heritage Corner! We are so glad to have you here with us!
You heard me right. I said we!
|| Big News! ||
If you saw my Merry Christmas post, you are aware that I got married last December! You have no idea how hard it was to keep that a secret! I wanted so badly to share, but I had to wait for the right time. But as of December 19th, 2020, I am now Ryana Lynn Miller Peterson!
Now I know you probably want details, and I am more than eager to share a few, but I am working on a special post to share with you in February! But for now I can tell you this. His name is Jacob and he’s a preacher and Bible teacher!
That’s not the only thing that has changed for me. This Tarheel Gal is now in living in Maryland! Don’t worry, I’m still the same southern girl I’ve always been 😉 I’m just living in boarder territory now! So, with that in mind, I suppose I should be updating everyone on just what to expect here on the blog!
|| What to Expect ||
As of right now, I am resuming my posting schedule of Mondays and Fridays (Psst! Subscribers get bonus content and bonus posts on Wednesdays!), but there is gonna be a slight change. Book reviews will be extra posts as a rule, with more writing/history type posts coming your way. But don’t worry, my book list posts and spotlights are still going to be making their way onto the blog, as are my devotions and missions spotlights! Devotions will be as close to the 1st as possible and Missions spotlights on the first Monday of the Month. The following Mondays will be writing/bookish posts with history coming up on Fridays!
|| 2020 in Review ||
I don’t know about y’all, but 2020 was an amazing, busy and crazy year for my family! I have to shake my head as I see all the negative remarks about 2020 and laugh at silly remarks I made to my family, mostly in jest. Aside from the political unrest, fearmongering, and losing two special people to cancer (nope, they didn’t catch the-virus-that-shall-not-be-named), 2020 was one of the best years of my life! Here’s just a sample of the reasons why!
Three nieces got saved this year!
My cousin got married!
We were able to help my grandpa organize several aspects of his house and clear out a building for out of town company!
I published a book and made good headway on 3 more!
My sister had a baby!
I got to work at the polls! Yep, it was in person and I enjoyed every minute of it!
We were able to take my grandpa and my uncle (who is down syndrome) with us on a trip to Tennessee to see the Christmas Dixie Stampede!
I married the man of my dreams and moved to a new state! And just saying, I love our apartment 😉
On a bittersweet note, my grandma (Dad’s mom) and grandpa (Mom’s dad) are no longer suffering with cancer and are safe in the arms of Jesus, at rest at last. I miss them terribly and while I am so happy for them, I am very sad for me… I miss them more than I can express. As a result of these funerals, my dad’s cousin got saved and we were able to witness to nearly a dozen lost family members! God is so good even in our hardest trials!
|| Word of the Year ||
I have been doing word of the year segments for going on three years now and I have enjoyed it so much! In 2019, I chose the word Stand (Click here for that post) and in 2020, I chose the word Vision (Click here for that post). And no, I didn’t pick it because of 20-20 Vision. I hadn’t even thought of that until two months after I chose it! So, without further ado, let’s unveil the Word of the Year 2021!
But let those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because Thou defendest them: let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee.
King James Bible
As Christians, we have so much to rejoice in! And as a personal goal, I am trying to find something to rejoice about everyday, small things, big things, things that don’t make sense and things that do. Will I succeed? That is yet to be seen, lol, but it’s the goal!
Well, I do believe that is all for now! Thank you so much for joining me for yet another year here at Life of Heritage Corner!
Writing Prompts: Do you do a Word of the Year? If so, what is it? What was your 2020 highlight? What is something you can rejoice about today?
Writing for Him,
Aww, thanks! *tackle hugs back* Miss you, girl! 😉💚
I don't have a word of the year this year; I think I may have tried it in a previous year but forgot about it before I was very far into the year. :P A 2020 highlight was being able to fly for the first time since I was about 2 and visit family on the other side of the country! I am rejoicing in God's forgiveness and peace! I'm glad that you'll be posting again!
It's a fun tradition I've enjoyed! Rebekah at More Radiance challenged me to try it, and I love it!
Ooh, that's a very good one!
I haven’t chosen a word for the year but I do have my verse picked out-
Love that verse! And I agree, I think this year will be a growing year too!
Yay you’re back!!! Rejoice is an awesome word of the year!! I’m so glad you had a good 2020, I did as well. A reason to REJOICE! 😂
Thanks, Hope! I'm glad you're 2020 was good too! Definitely a good reason to rejoice!!
I think the word rejoice fits this year so well. I have so much to rejoice i from last year and hopefully there will be more this year. The Lord is good.
Yes! Always *something* to rejoice in!!!
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