Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing you the Happiest New Year

Before the candles are lit, drinks are poured, the voices get loud, and the party starts, I wanted pop over here to share a excerpt from a story I read this week, and a thought for the New Year. The excerpt is from Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, a sweet short story with a great message (you can read the entire story at the link).

"My, how foolish I am!" my friend cries, suddenly alert, like a woman remembering too late she has biscuits in the oven. "You know what I've alway thought?" she asks in a tone of discovery, and not smiling at me but a point beyond. "I've always thought a body would have to be sick and dying before they saw the Lord. And I imagined that when He came it would be like looking at the Baptist window: pretty as colored glass with the sun pouring through, such a shine you don't know it's getting dark. And it's been a comfort: to think of that shine taking away all the spooky feeling. But I'll wager it never happens. I'll wager at the very end a body realizes the Lord has already shown Himself. That things as they are" -- her hand circles in a gesture that gathers clouds and kites and grass and Queenie pawing earth over her bone -- "just what they've always seen, was seeing Him. As for me, I could leave the world with today in my eyes."

My New Year's resolution is to look at today, every day, filled with many moments, and realize I have seen the Lord...in the flicker of a flame, a bird in a cloudless sky, a flower pushing up through the earth, in all that we behold.

Wishing you the happiest of New Years, dear friends.


  1. Happy New Year, Barbara! My little one just kicked to wish you one too.. =)

  2. Joining you in the journey of seeking the Lord in the flashes of moments! Blessed 2014 - the best is yet to be!

  3. Happy, happy new year, Barbara! may it be filled with God's blessings, health and happiness. Love to you all!

  4. Happy New Year Barbara. I'm glad to have found your blog via you commenting on mine. Wonderful Thoughts for a new year.
    God bless,


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