Tuesday, December 31, 2013

my favourite things/ the old year

this life so blessed
this year so deep and wide
filled to overflowing
with gratefulness


a new grandbaby
a wedding
a new son
three more grandbabas
such blessed and happy children
hearts overflowing

a house that love built
a son
a carpenter son

building a home to bless

God has given contented hearts
Godliness with contentment is great joy

I see this
and my smile is very broad

Grace has been given so abundantly
This God gift
I stand in awe

this old year

my favourite things


  1. Are you ready to begin again? I love that we have a calendar of days with 'begin again' slots marked off so we are reminded to stop and renew ourselves. This New Year's Day eve is the place slotted to take us back over a slice of time called 2013. Yours was BIG, Susan, and I am so glad I got to share it all through cyberspace. Incredible unfoldings like ripples from a central rock: your children and their lives spilling into the world from the solid home base from which they launched. You gave them to the Lord and He gets the glory. I know you don't mind that. It is what you live for. I hear your heart beating as I read each line...sometimes it races and sometimes it quiets. Happy New Year!

    1. My dear Dawn, We have launched into 2013 trusting our God saw the beginning from the end and knowing He is 'good', and that His Grace aboundeth. I love the unfolding, how He strengthens with joy and builds courage through the hard and, always, His tender mercies are new every morning.
      His heart beats with ours dear friend~ like little children, let us enter His kingdom joy, day by day... to bring encouragement to those around us, and to share His Abba heart with those He brings our way. A very blessed 2014 to you and Russ and your beloveds

  2. Happy New Year to you and Eduardo, Susan. Looking forward to fresh testimonies of His grace and faithfulness in your lives and that of your children and grands.

    1. My sweet friend~ thank you
      May you have opportunity to see and hug all your beloveds this year again~

  3. Lovely post, Susan. May God continue to bless your family in this new year! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. ~Joyce

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog. It has been a while since I've posted and your comment was entirely encouraging. Your heart for the Lord is in your words both on your own posts and your comment on mine. Lovely.

  5. Wnuki są radością życia, ale dobre życie dzieci też. Pozdrawiam i dziekuję za odwiedziny.
    Grandchildren are the joy of life, but a good children's lives too. I greet and thank you for visiting.

  6. What an amazing year you have had, filled with blessings, the sort which keep on giving and brimming with promise for the new year.