"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Thursday, December 31, 2015

You're Here by Design ~ Happy New Year !

" Just think, you're not here by chance, but by God's choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else - you are one of a kind. You lack nothing that His grace can't give. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfill His special purpose for this generation."              by Roy Lessin , co-founder of DaySpring.
 
You're here by design so cheer up, this is your year to enjoy and embrace another year of life from God ! How will you choose to live your life this year ? I am hoping I remember to always be thankful for my blessings and mindful that dark times are hard, but a thankful heart sings with joy amidst the tears and sorrows. After all, if Corrie Ten Boom * could praise God for head lice while imprisoned in a Nazi war camp ( because the lice on the prisoners kept the German guards out of the women's quarters ) then surely I can be thankful for the everyday things that tend to get me down , and some of the bigger worries and pains , well, one day at a time they get dealt with . In God's time !
 
" To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes  3:1
 
~Picture is of Cedar Pond a few years ago.~

21 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you for sharing that fantastic quote.

May your new year be filled with many blessings ~ FlowerLady

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wonderful post, Kathy!
Wishing you and yours a happy and blessed new year!

Debbie said...

What good advice for the following year. We don't know what it will bring, but we know Who is in charge. We must be faithful and keep that knowledge in our hearts. May I wish you blessings in the coming new year.

Mildred said...

A beautiful picture and post this new year's eve, Kathy.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy new year.

Laura said...

What a beautiful post to inspire us in 2016.
As I have gotten older, this time of year is more about gratitude than 'plans'.
Thank you for inspiring us!
I am a new follower and look forward to more inspiration.

Laura
WSP

Lori Leigh said...

Well said! There is always something to be thankful for! Happy New Year Kathy.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lovely photo and words, Kathy...wishing you a happy and blessed 2016!

ellen b. said...

Great quote! A very Happy New Year to you and yours, Kathy!

L. D. said...

Thank your for all of the positive encouragements and bible verse. I wish for you and yours much happiness and many blessings from God. Happy New Year.

Karen said...

Your post was a blessing to me today. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous photo. Happy New Year.

Theresa said...

SO true! We are each "one of a kind"! Have a blessed and beautiful NEW YEAR ahead, HUGS!

Mountain Mama said...

What a great way to start the year, Kathy - thanks for this reminder to count our blessings daily!! Happy New Year to you!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I'm not well suited to enjoying a year at a time; it's all I can do to handle today and, God willing, make a few plans for tomorrow.
Kathy, rec'd your letter and thoroughly enjoyed it. Happy New Year to you and yours, may you celebrate in good health and happiness.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Ah yes, our lives are planned and guided by Him.
I hope you have a fruitful beginning to 2016 and experience great joy throughout the year.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Stopping by to wish you a very happy and beautiful new year. Knowing He walks with us and leads us in paths made for us is comforting and hope-filling. Looking forward to sharing the journey with you in 2016.

Brenda
xox

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This post has a great message. Trying to remember every second is a gift is one of my goals for the year to come. Have a joyful, mindful year!

Lady Jane said...

Happy New Year Kathy. I know I will definitely enjoy your blog this coming year, that is one thing I can be certain of. Hugs, LJ

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Lovely post! Wishing you a happy and peaceful new year!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful post . Wishing you a happy and peaceful new year!

Connie said...

Such a lovely post, Kathy. Thank you for the reminder of the importance of gratitude. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! :)