Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ebb and Flow



A year ends with gratitude for God's faithfulness through happy times and times not so happy. 

A year begins, shiny with promise. What will it bring? 


"So beautiful is the still hour of the sea's withdrawal, as beautiful as the sea's return when encroaching waves pound up the beach, pressing to reach those dark rumpled chains of seaweed which mark the last high tide.

We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanence, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity - in freedom..."  Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

Happy New Year with prayers for a year filled with love and growth.  

19 comments:

Inspire Me Heather said...

Happy New Year Lorrie - all the best to you and your family in 2014!

Millie said...

Have a wonderful year, Lorrie...one thing we can count on is God's loving kindness and tender mercy.

marigold jam said...

Beautiful words, beautiful photos here's to a beautiful year.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Happy New Year!

Beautiful thoughts to go with your photo.

Deanna

Carole said...

Bonne année à toi et à ta famille, qu'elle vous apporte beaucoup de satisfactions et une bonne santé.

podso said...

Oh that we be further grown in His love a year from now! Happy New Year!

Pondside said...

Happy New Year, Lorrie! In these few, stolen moments as babies nap, I wish you and yours all the best of 2014.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Love and growth: it would be wonderful to realize more of each in 2014.

Happy New Year to you, Lorrie.

-Karen

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I'm copying that quote. Just what I need as this year comes to an end and a new one begins!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Happy sweet New Year to you.

materfamilias said...

and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

Vee said...

Happy New Year, Lorrie! May it be one of the very best!

Marilyn said...

Love The Gift from the Sea. Thanks for the quote.
Happy New Year and may it be extra special.

Cheryl said...

This is a beautiful quote, and perfect for pondering at the beginning of this new year. Yes, He has been faithful through it all, hasn't He?

Blessings in the new year, friend!

Maggie said...

We've just returned from our beach walk wbere the tide was racing in just as it has for thousands of years, your insightful post will stay with me today as I ponder what the new year will bring.
Happy New Year, dear Lorrie, may our friendship flourish in 2014.

Helen Philipps said...

A beautiful post. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.
Helen x

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

She was an amazing woman, and her writing always echos in our hearts.

Have a wonderful 2014.

Jen

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful quote. I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and blessed 2014, Lorrie.

Donna said...

Happy New Year to you too, sweetie!