Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

From our home to yours, we send wishes for a Happy New Year. May you breathe deeply and step from the old into the new with a sense of joyous anticipation. We are most blessed who can wake each morning to fresh beginnings - to old things passed away and all things made new. Who can wake free from fear and worry, knowing there is One who loves us unconditionally and holds us tightly - close to His heart.

"I do not advise that we end the year on a somber note. The march, not the dirge, has ever been the music of Christianity. If we are good students in the school of life, there is much that the years have to teach us. But the Christian is more than a student, more than a philosopher. He is a believer, and the object of his faith makes the difference, the mighty difference. Of all persons the Christian should be best prepared for whatever the New Year brings. He has dealt with life at its source. In Christ he has disposed of a thousand enemies that other men must face alone and unprepared. He can face his tomorrow cheerful and unafraid because yesterday he turned his feet into the ways of peace and today he lives in God. The man who has made God his dwelling place will always have a safe habitation."
A.W. Tozer - The Warfare of the Spirit

Happy New Year dear friends,


  1. I do love Tozer - thank you for sharing!

    May you have a blessed and joyful New Year!


  2. If only we could do this as we look at the "welcome mat" offered by 2013. So many misgivings....

  3. Happy New Year, Linda! So blessed by your words, your prayers, your friendship. Love to you dear friend. xo

  4. I couldn't agree more with Tozer! I hope you and your dear family have a blessed 2013, Linda, and that each day draws you closer to Him as He strengthens and empowers you!

  5. Such a lovely quote! Happy New Year to you, Linda. I pray I will get to see you in 2013! Love to you.

  6. Looking forward to more of your encouraging words here this new year. Blessings for 2013.

  7. Wonderful, encouraging words with which to face this new year! Thank you, friend.
    Your home is so lovely! Another possibility for us has 'bit the dust' by mutual agreement. Another holiday went by without a room for my daughter and family to stay in or even a room for the kids to nap in. But we all had a blast together and many good laughs at the dinner table in the dining room that can handle 11 people just fine!
    Happy 2013, dear friend.

  8. life at its source