Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Make the New Year a Stepping-Stone to Growth

Whatever the new year has in store
Remember there's always a good reason for
Everything that comes into our life,
For even in times of struggle and strife
If we but lift our eyes above,
We see 'our cross' as a 'gift of love'...
For things that cause the heart to ache
Until we feel that it must break
Become the strength by which we climb
To higher heights that are sublime...
So welcome every stumbling block
And every thorn and jagged rock,
For each one is a stepping-stone
To a fuller life than we've ever known,
And in radiance of God's smiles
We learn to soar above life's trials...
So let us accept what the new year brings
Seeing the hand of God in all things,
And as we grow in strength and grace
The clearer we can see God's face.
(From 'Showers of Blessings' by Helen Steiner Rice)

2Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be: but we know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
1 John 3:2


Vicki said...

Happy New Year, Michelle! May you be blessed in every way as you walk into 2009 with our loving Savior!

love & hugs,

Sue said...

Michelle, here's wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year with more and more Blessings in your Walk with God.
Love you!

Julie said...

Happy new Year my friend!!


Sue said...

Looking good! I love the buttons tied with thread....I collect buttons so I always notice them. Your blog is beautiful and your messages are great. Thanks.

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle ~ Just wanted to stop in and say thanks for visiting my blog! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Blessings :)

Gina said...

A bit late but a happy New year to you and Louie

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Sharon Kay said...

I like the new look of your blog and also the colors that you are using. The saying on this post is all so true. We have the hard times so we realize when we have the glory of his blessings. Hugs and good wishes for 2009
........ I am having a giveaway so come over and sign up
Sharon K

sparrow's song said...

I'm starting this new year out by shouting out a big HELLO to you to say, it's a pleasure to meet you.

you shared,
"Remember there's always a good reason for
Everything that comes into our life,
For even in times of struggle and strife"

Yes, even if those struggles last for years. God is working all things together for the good. And we must wait for Him to finish even that last stitch in our woven lives.

Thank you.

Love your music.


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