Posts Tagged ‘New Year’

I venture to say that very few have looked forward to a new year quite as much as everyone has looked forward to this one. Thanks for taking this journey with me and welcome to the next stage.

Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
~T.S Eliot, Little Gidding

“Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.”
― Peggy Toney Horton

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.”
― G.K. Chesterton, A Chesterton calendar

I pray for each of you that this next year and next decade will be filled with joy, peace, contentment, love, wonder, health, beauty, and so much more. May God richly bless you in 2020 and beyond!

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Thanks for being a cherished part of my online community of friends.

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Posted: January 2, 2018 in Miscellaneous, Quotes
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Heads out now!

Posted: January 15, 2017 in Poetry
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A haiku for the new year. Could we possibly be a bit more civil and positive?

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New Year

Posted: January 2, 2016 in Poetry
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Cold winter winds blow
Sails of my life’s boat billow
Directional change?

Merry Christmas!!

Posted: December 25, 2015 in Personal
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” 
Thanks so much for being part of my blogging world of friends this last year (or longer.)  I look forward to the next year as well and pray that God will bless you richly in 2016 and with any luck, I’ll get to meet even more of you in person!

(If you don’t celebrate Christmas, I wish you happy holidays or a wonderful day and still a blessed 2016.)

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As for our family, this is the Reason we celebrate the season:

Luke 2

2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

A very good year

Posted: December 31, 2014 in Miscellaneous, Personal
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Here’s to the friendships, accomplishments and memories of 2014 and to the opportunities and excitement of a blank year, ready to be written upon.

  I look forward to another year of of knowing you and sharing the blogsphere with you. May you live forward this year while looking back at the good memories and forgetting the bad
and may you and yours be richly blessed in 2015!

Happy New Year!
Bonne année et bonne santé !
Ein glückliches neues Jahr!      Feliz Ano ~Nuevo!
Onnellista uutta vuotta!   Makahiki hou!      Gott Nytt År!
Felice Anno Nuovo!     Shana Tova!
Gelukkig nieuwjaar!   Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!  Mutlu Yıllar!


We’ve had our last meal of the year:  Bobby Flay’s salmon with mustard and brown sugar glaze, (, farro (my new favorite grain), cauliflower, and bubbly.   Later, we’ll have Julie Hasson’s rice pudding, (vegan and seriously good), (more…)