Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Happiest of New Years


"And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown. And he replied: Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way." ~ Minnie L. Haskins

Of one thing I am certain, whatever unfolds in the coming year, I continue to have the confidence that the same God who brought me through the ups and downs of the past 12 months has not gone into retirement. So I choose to place my trust in His Faithful Ability to help me walk joyfully and with peace of heart into this brand new year. No matter what lands on my doorstep.

Oh yes… my 'resolution' for this new year? To come back to that place I once knew more intimately of being so aware of walking out my days expressing the Royal law of love every single moment.  Not to worry about numbers, as Mother Teresa once expressed, but to truly love and honour the one who happens to be nearest me in the present moment. Which, of course, also means walking nearer the One who is called Love Himself.  I find it's not possible to love well otherwise.

That's my heart's yearning ... how about you, what do you yearn for this year?

Here's my deepest wish you and yours in 2012... May you experience His perfect ‘daily bread portions’ of love, peace, joy, health and wealth in every area. Not to forget, myriad glimpses of heaven on earth in unexpected places... 

So that your joy may be full!



  1. I absolutely adore the picture with the wreath on the gate. I love the twinkling lights. Happy New Year!

  2. What a beautiful post. Best of luck to you in the new year.

  3. What a wonderful word for this new step into a new year. Reminds me of a song (but then everything does)...a Gaither one with a phrase that says this: "I step into the unknown trusting like a child." Thank you for all the blessings and may I just turn them right around and say the very same for you!

  4. A lovely post.
    Wishing you a very happy 2012.

  5. Happy, blessed New Year, Brenda! I like your resolution! Enjoy this wonderful day of new beginnings!

  6. Happy and blessed New Year to you and your husband, Brenda. It's so true that nothing that happens can tear us away from God's love for us. What a promise to rest on for 2012.

  7. Beautifully expressed, Brenda!
    Happy New Year!

  8. Wishing you the happiest of new years dear Brenda... xoxo Julie Marie

  9. Blessed of new years to you new blog friend.

    May 2012 be a year filled with bliss.



  10. Oh I so understand this... what a lovely way to see things...Blessings and Happy New Year!!!


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