Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Old and New

Here we are, the eve of a new year.  The last night of 2013. 
This was an extraordinary year for our family. 

a special birthday.


A long over due trip to California - reuniting with family   

and friends




we visited the "happiest place on earth"

and the other happiest place!




 We remodeled



We celebrated a milestone in marriage



and one just beginning



The Lord so graciously blessed us this year.  
What does 2014 hold for us?  It's a fresh page, full of hope.  
I pray that no matter what the Lord has for us, we will praise Him because He is good, because He is sovereign, and because He is unchanging in his loving kindness and mercy. 

I love the song from Matt Redman, "Blessed by Your Name" 

Blessed Be Your Name

In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

This is my heart's cry for the coming year.  

Thank you for taking the time to read this year and always for your kind words. :-)

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