Thursday, January 1, 2009


Welcome 2009

"No one has ever regarded the first of January with indifference.
It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left.
It is the nativity of our common Adam"
Charles Lamb

For a little nostalgia ...
Portzelky - Ollie Bollen - New Year's Cookies
whatever they are called - they were scrumptious!

A clean slate to fill in with important events
... birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, etc ...

My wish for you - Enjoy God's Peace

"There is an opportune time to do things,
a right time for everything on earth:
A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer,
A right time to make love and another to abstain,
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to search and another to count your losses,
A right time to hold on and another to let go,
A right time to rip out and another to mend,
A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
A right time to love and another to hate,
A right time to wage war and another to make peace.
But in the end, does it really make any difference what anyone does?
I've had a good look at what God has given us to do - 
busywork, mostly.
True, God, made everything beautiful
 in itself and in its time -
but he's left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to,
whether he's coming or going.
I've decided that there's nothing better to do than
 go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life.
That's it - eat, drink, and make the most of your job.
It's God's gift.
I've also concluded that whatever God does,
 that's the way it's going to be, always. 
No additions, no subtraction.
God's done it and and that's it.
That's so we'll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear.
Whatever was, is
Whatever will be, is.
That's how it always is with God."
Ecclesiastes 3: 1 - 13

I don't know what this year will bring, but I will trust God's faithfulness.

Turning over an old leaf on a clean blanket of snow.
There is no pause in the march of the universe,
so I will continue putting words in this
 new chapter of history.

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