A New Year Blessing

31 12 2010

A New Year Blessing

I hope for you in this new year of 2011

That the single, most significant dimension of life is your relationship with the Source of Goodness who never ceases to sing love songs to your soul

That you find meaning, purpose, and vitality in what you do daily

That you treasure your loved ones and let them know how dear they are to you

That you make choices and decisions that reflect your truest self

That you look in the mirror at least once a day and smile in happy amazement

That you remember relationships are what count above all else – more than work or money, or all the material things we spend so much time tending

That you live in an uncluttered manner, enjoying the freedom to be content

That you keep your sense of humor when things don’t go the way you want

That you find adventure in each new day and marvel at the wonders of creation
which constantly present themselves to you

That you never give up on yourself when others turn away or do not understand

That you are attentive to the health of your body, mind and spirit

That you take risks and accept the growth-full challenges that come to you

That you draw on your inner strength and resiliency when you are in need

That you carry peace within yourself, allowing it to slip into the hearts of others
so our planet becomes a place where violence, division, and war are no more

© Joyce Rupp January 2004


Another Year is Dawning

28 12 2010

Another year is dawning:Dear Father, let it be,
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee;
Another year of progress, another year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon Thy loving breast,
Another year of trusting of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training for holier work above;
Another year is dawning:Dear Father, let it be,
On earth or else in heaven, another year for Thee.

by Frances Ridley Havergal


21 12 2010


The Body needs the following nutrients to maintain Health & provide energy:
BIOTIN is needed for the metabolism of proteins and fats
CALCIUM is needed for strong bones and teeth, and for hormone secretion
CARBOHYDRATES provide energy, fiber, and many B vitamins
CHLORIDE is needed for water balance
CHROMIUM helps to control blood sugar levels
COPPER is needed for growth
FATS are a source of energy, fat-soluble vitamins, and essential fatty acids
FLOURIDE assists in bone and teeth formation
FOLATE is needed for red blood cell production & spinal-cord development
IODINE helps to regulate metabolism
IRON is needed for red blood cell production & oxygen transportation
MAGNESIUM strengthens bones & teeth, and promotes healthy muscles
MANGANESE assists the utilization of calcium and potassium
MOLYBDENUM aids enzyme functions
PHOSPHORUS is needed for bone health & energy release in body cells
POTASSIUM is needed for water balance & nerve & muscle health
PROTEIN maintains the body tissues
SELENIUM is an essential component of an enzyme that protects body cells
SODIUM maintains water balance
VITAMIN A helps growth & normal development, skin, and night vision
VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE) aids carbohydrate metabolism
VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) is needed for fat & protein metabolism
VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN) promotes healthy skin and metabolism
VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID) is essential for energy metabolism
VITAMIN B6 is required for protein metabolism & healthy nerves
VITAMIN B12 is essential for nerve function & healthy red blood cells
VITAMIN C helps to absorb iron & keeps connective tissues healthy
VITAMIN D helps to regulate calcium absorption & to maintain healthy bones & teeth
VITAMIN E protects cell membranes
VITAMIN K is needed for blood to clot & for metabolism
ZINC is involved in the immune system, taste, and bone health

My Christmas Wish

18 12 2010

May Christmas bring you happiness.
A song to fill your heart
With all the blessings large and small
The season doth impart.

May laughter ring to make you gay
With hope and faith sincere:
May Christmas be a blessed time
You spend with those most dear.

May Christmas hold a quietness
With lights so soft and low,
While stars in heaven shining down
Put diamonds on the snow.

A very special happy time
With little ones about…
Your mind aglow with pleasant dreams
And not a fear or doubt.

May Christmas lend a special charm
To all you chance to do,
And may the season light your way
to hopes and dreams anew…

With angels singing in your heart
A prayer you dare to say…
And every moment peaceful bliss
Throughout your holiday.

May Christmas bring you peace on earth
To ever live and last…
A faith instilled within your heart
When Christmas Day is past.

This friendly greeting holds a prayer…
It’s filled with warmth and cheer
To bring a “Merry Christmas” Day
And then a glad New Year.

Author unknown


16 12 2010


“He that lives in hope dances without music.” George Herbert
“Without Christ there is no hope.” Charles Spurgeon
“Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.” Samuel Johnson
Romans 5:1-4
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

-God is the only true source of hope that will not disappoint and will bring about change that will help us conquer in Him and in life with the Holy Spirit’s help. We cannot do it without hope.
Psalm 31:24 NIV
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
-Hope is a heart condition that helps us stand firm in Him
Proverbs 13:12 NIV
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
-Hope is Key to live a full and happy life without hope we cannot go on in faith
Isaiah 40:31 NIV
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
-Because we have the Lord in our lives He is our Strength through all life throws at us with Him by our side He will help us soar above the circumstances.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
-He sees and knows all we are and all we will go through and He sees the end. Hold onto the hope that you have a wonderful future in Him, especially in the valleys of life.
Romans 12:12 NIV
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. -Pray it through with Hope
Romans 15:13 NIV
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 130:5-6
“I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.”
-Planting God’s Word in your heart will bring hope to you when you need it most, stand fast and wait for the Lord no matter what comes.
Romans 8:37-39
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-God is our only source through all life brings our way to truly conquer in Him and bring about the Hope we have in Him alone. Go forth today in His Hope that you will conquer with Him.
Quotes :Scott Hafemann
Hope in God’s promises, therefore, is not a wishful longing but a faith-filled confidence for the future. It is simply impossible to trust one of God’s promises and not anticipate its coming true. To know God is to trust him. And to trust God is to trust his promises. And to trust God’s promises is to be sure of their fulfillment. This assurance concerning the future, anchored in God’s promises, is what the Bible calls “hope.”
In the midst of an ever-changing world, the good news is that the life of faith is anchored by the power, provisions, and promises of God. Circumstances may change, but the future is as sure as the character of God himself. No matter what happens, those who trust in God hope in his word.