Thursday, December 31, 2009





Another year is coming to an end, and as for the future ahead it can sometimes
appear quite cloudy, just as the raindrops on my windshield added cloudiness to this beautiful sunset the other evening. I face this new year realizing in my heart that each moment of my life is a gift from God.

Jonathan Edwards(1703 - 1758) made five resolutions in his youth;

"1 ~ Live with all my might while I do live (he died at age 55)

2 ~ Never lose one moment of time, but improve it in the most profitable way possible.

3 ~ Never do anything I would despise or think meanly of in another.

4 ~ Never do anything out of revenge.

5 ~ Never do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life."


As a new year dawns, I do want to take time to thank each one of you in this blogging world. I continue to learn so much from each one of you. You add inspiration, encouragement, kindness, and creativity to my life. I want to wish you and your family many moments of joy in this coming year.

15 comments:

Miss Gracie's House said...

This is *so* good...happy new year!
Rene'

Country Dreaming said...

Same to you and yours. Hope you have a fab year.
See you in blogland!!!!!


Melinda

Rach said...

Happy New Year!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, love your perspective in this post. I was just thinking that my new year's resolution was just to work to be a little bit better each day than I was the day before, and not to feel overwhelmed by it, but challenged to honor God increasingly over the new year!
I think our hearts matched today! :)

suzanne

I always cherish your comments on my blog so thanks so much, my friend!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family Judy! I hope 2010 will bring many new blessings and good health and happiness you way!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So well said...by Jonathan Edwards...I like that!

It has been a pleasure visiting with you here in 2009. You have always been cheerful and encouraging...and it is uplifting to visit your blog (and to have you leave comments on mine). Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year!

Debbie said...

Wow! You can see the sun at your house! HA! We hope to see that in 2010. Blogging has brought a lot of pleasant things into my life and the opportunity to meet many nice people. Like you for instance. Good advice, great post.
Debbie

Lovella ♥ said...

Judy. ..what very inspirational thoughts. I think I could really do well to refer back to several of them. .and really all of them.
Happy New Year to you and yours. . .blessings.

Tracy said...

Great post! We wish the very same for you, sweet friend! May 2010 be blessed beyond anything you could ask or imagine. = )

Sweet blessings,
Tracy

Sassy Granny ... said...

I can hardly wait to see how you'll top 2009 in matters domestic, creative and nurturing. Something tells me we're all in for some huge blessings by way of your humble yet gifted hands.

Oh that more molds like yours were used when He crafted people.

Hugs & happy days,
Kathleen

a woman who is said...

It has been a blessing to find your blog. You are a women that radiates the grace of God. I always feel so blessed by your words of encouragement and grace.

Have a very blessed and Happy New Year!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Jonathan Edward's resolutions are ringing in my brain as ideals worth embracing. I could immediately think of a few situations that could have been avoided had I kept those ideals in mind.

Will be printing them out and tucking them into several places to keep them fresh in my mind during this year. Thanks for bringing them to light (computer screen light as well!)

sonja said...

I just hopped over from another blog and loved this post! So many good reminders for the year ahead. I feel so encouraged that this is going to be a GOOD year!

Blessings to you and your family for the new yeaar!

Sonja

cottage farm villa said...

Judy, I wanted to stop by and wish you and your loved ones a Happy and Healthy New Year! Wonderful thoughts in this post~

LisaShaw said...

Hi Judy,

I am back from blog break and flew over here to wish you and your precious family a wonderful, peaceful and Jesus JOY filled New Year. May love and laughter overflow at every turn for you as you are a beautiful woman with a big heart of love.

I look forward to visiting even more with you in 2010.

Love you and praying for you and your family.

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