Posted by: christinelaennec | January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year to you!  I have quoted Minnie Haskin’s poem before, but can’t find where, and so I will do so again today:

“I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year,

‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’

And he replied, ‘Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God.

That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way.’ ”

Sunrise in Aberdeen, Nov. 2010.

Sunrise in Aberdeen, Nov. 2010.

 

As our minister said in church this morning, we start this new year with some trepidation, but also with faith and hope.  I hope that 2017 brings you peace, good health, happiness, and the sense that whatever challenges may come, we will get through them together.

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  1. Happy New Year to you and your family !

  2. I remember you doing this last year because I then looked into it and used it in my sermon for the New Year. I have that on my computer someplace too. Thanks for the reminder and many blessings on you and yours!

  3. Hoping a good year for all of us. xxx

  4. Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.

  5. Thank you very much, everyone!
    Lucindalines, I must have been very tired when I tried to see where I’d posted it because I thought I’d checked last year’s post. Oh well!

  6. Happy New Year!!! Love that quote and just ran across it last night in a book I was reading!!! Also love your new header photo!!! Our elder reminded us yesterday that now we are one year closer to Christ’s return, whenever that will be!

  7. Happy New Year to you and family, Christine. We are thinking alike – I posted that quote on my Instagram at New Year.

  8. Thanks for the encouraging quote, Christine. Happy New Year! xx

  9. Hope 2017 is a healthy, happy year for you all.♥

  10. I hope your year is full of peace and seasoned with joy!

  11. A belated merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family, Christine!
    “I hope that 2017 brings you peace, good health, happiness, and the sense that whatever challenges may come, we will get through them together.”
    What a perfect message this is, and I wish you the very same.


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