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.  


  1. Anonymous9:48 AM

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

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

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

  4. Happy New Year!

    Beautiful thoughts to go with your photo.


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

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

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

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

    Happy New Year to you, Lorrie.


  9. 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!

  10. and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

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

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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

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

    Have a wonderful 2014.


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

  18. Happy New Year to you too, sweetie!


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