Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

May you all have a blessed and wonderful New Year!

I came across the below poem recently in my 'favorite quotes' folder on my computer and thought I would share it here as it is fitting as we begin 2019!

Dear Master for this coming year 
Just one request I bring: 
I do not pray for happiness, 
Or any earthly thing— 
I do not ask to understand 
The way Thou leadest me, 
But this I ask: Teach me to do 
The thing that pleaseth Thee. 

I want to know Thy guiding voice, 
To walk with Thee each day. 
Dear Master make me swift to hear 
And ready to obey. 
And thus the year I now begin 
A happy year will be— 
If I am seeking just to do 
The thing that pleaseth Thee.

- Author Unknown


  1. Amen! I will be putting this in a place I can read it often to help me keep my focus on pleasing and obeying Christ! Great truths for this first day of a new year!
    Striving to honor Jesus,

    1. Good idea, Gretchen! I think I will do the same. In fact, I think I will print it off and stick it in my homemaking binder as I will see it often there!

      It really spoke to my heart, and I am glad it was a blessing to you as well!

  2. Happy New Year!
    That is a beautiful poem. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Lydia, and the same to you! You're welcome for sharing!

  3. Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.

    1. Thank you, Cate, and Happy New Year to you as well! You're welcome for sharing!

  4. What a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing! Hope you and your family have a very happy and blessed new year.

    1. You're welcome, Angela! And thank you! It has been a wonderful (and busy!) start to the New Year so far. I hope your year will be a blessed and happy one for you, too!


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