Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas to New Years....

The holiday season that's anticipated for months ahead is fast drawing to a close. Well??? Was it all we had hoped for??? Did thoughts go back over the year that's past and reflect on changes for a new one? Any new resolutions made with the former year in mind???
I'm hoping for a better 2011 than 2010 was. Why? Not necessarily because there were deep sad days, difficult things to muddle through, times I don't ever want to repeat, but because I hope all those things mixed with a good dose of laughter, family, friends and good times have made a better ME. I want to believe that all those things worked together to create "better, change and good"
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." ~Rom 8:28 NLT

Lord, let me stand in the thick of the fight,
Let me bear what I must without whining;
Grant me the wisdom to do what is right,
Though a thousand false beacons are shining.

Let me be true as the steel of a blade,
Make me bigger than skillful or clever;
Teach me to cling to my best, unafraid,
And harken to false gospels, never.

Let me be brave when the burden is great,
Faithful when wounded by sorrow;
Teach me, when troubled, with patience to wait
The better and brighter to-morrow.

Spare me from hatred and envy and shame,
Open my eyes to life's beauty;
Let not the glitter of fortune or fame
Blind me to what is my duty.

Let me be true to myself to the end,
Let me stand to my task without whining;
Let me be right as a man, as a friend,
Though a thousand false beacons are shining.
Edgar Guest