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.