Sunday, January 1, 2012
Happy New Years ! Friends.
The New Year
By Grace Noll Crowell
The new year lies before us, white and clean:
So many lovely days in which to live,
So many hours to spend like silver coins,
So many precious moments God will give
For us to use in service and in love,
In friendliness and sympathy, until
our lives may be like fountains, lifting up
To sparkle in the sunlight and to spill
In radiance and beauty all about,
That other lives may catch the gleam and shine
Of spraying fountains, lifting, filled with light,
That will be your life, friend, that will be mine.
Oh help us live so beautifully, God.
This year of all years, that we may be
Like showers of blessings, falling on mankind-
Bright fountains, lifting high and clear to Thee.
We trust that you all had a wonderful Christmas; and that Father Time's departure and Baby New Years arrival brought you no new adversities to face in 2012.
Sir Knight and I both had colds for Christmas - but the pesky little germs departed within a normal amount of time and we are once again feeling better.
Since we share the philosophy that home is the safest and best place to be on New Years eve. We brought in the New Year quietly - toasting our love and life and then quickly headed to bed.
We will be entertaining friends this afternoon - if they don't get blown away by the cold gusty winds that have settled upon us this morning; so I must cut this post short and go help Sir Knight in the kitchen.
May God bless you today and everyday during this New Year.
Penny & Sir Knight
by S.M. Frazier
Give me work to do,
Give me health,
Give me joy in simple things,
Give me an eye for beauty,
A tongue for truth,
A heart that loves,
A mind that reasons,
A sympathy that understands.
Give me neither malice nor envy,
But a true kindness
And a noble common sense.
At the close of each day
Give me a book
And a friend with whom I can be silent.