Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year

A Happy and Blessed New Year to all my blogging friends. I wish for you a year that is filled to the brim and overflowing with all the Lord's rich blessings! I have been absent from here for awhile and catching up now with blog visits and posting on my blogs.I am hoping now to keep up with my posts and will try to post here 2-3 days a a week. Please see my other blog "Simple Blessings" which I post on a Monday.

Sharing with you some photos of our snowfall last month and a Winter that has been our worst for over a hundred years! So pretty but oh so cold!!!


I  wanted to share a devotional by Roy Lessin and he talks of how God surrounds us and loves us and I  wanted to share his words of encouragement for 2011.
God is for you
God loves you
God will guide you
God will not fail you
God will be with you
God will bless you
God will give you rest
God will strengthen you
God will answer you
God will uphold you
God will keep you
How comforting these words are and how wonderful to know we can turn to our Heavenly Father anytime-He is always there for us. I am also reminded of a beautiful plaque I bought while in the States on vacation with the following words and I am sure many of you will have seen this before:
"Before you go to bed give your troubles to God........He will be up all night anyway.."
Another very comforting thought that we can talk to our Heavenly Father at any time!



  1. Thanks for this wonderfully encouraging
    word. I love the Roy Lessin poem. He is
    a favorite of mine.
    We set a record here for the most snow
    on Christmas day in eighteen years. It
    is so beautiful. I love it.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Brrrr, the photos show lovely scenes but made me shiver! The Roy Lessin poem is perfect.

  3. Hi Linda, praying all the same for you...beautiful photos and blessed New Year to you and your family!

    May it be a God honoring year. Blessings!

  4. The pics are beautiful! But yes...definitely cold!! I hope this new year will be a truly blessed year for you and your family!


  5. Happy New year!!! Wishing you health, happiness and success in the New year!
    Many blessings

  6. Beautiful pictures. What you wrote by Roy Lessin was just what I needed. I have a loved one going through a trial due to his own mistakes. I plan to send it to him and I pray this will encourage him.

  7. What lovely pictures you have posted here, Linda!

    And what beautiful thoughts!

    Blessings of peace and hope for 2011 be yours...


  8. Linda, What an uplifting post!! thanks for stopping by today!! Praying many blessings to you in the coming year!! :)

  9. Your snow photos are gorgeous Linda!! How funny it is to see your part of the world all in white...a little unusual like here...but soooo pretty! I hope you were able to stay home cosy and warm. :)

    Happiest of New Years to you my friend!

    Many blessings!

  10. Dear Linda ~ I just stopped by to answer your question...the answer is...yes, and I am glad you signed up! :)

    Have wonderful weekend!
    In His Love,

  11. Oh my - that is a lot of snow! I love the beauty of snow but I do NOT like the cold that it requires! I could do warm all year:) (my Hubbie...not so much)! I also hope you have a wonderful 2011 and this new year is off to a great start!!

    We are expecting snow tomorrow - maybe I'll take some pictures:)

    Happy Monday....

  12. Happy New Year Linda! Love the photos. Is it still snowing there?

  13. Hey, I just came across your blog by doing a bit of blog-surfing and I'm glad I did! I've added myself as your newest follower, and I hope you'll check out my Christian devotional site as well:

    Have a blessed day!

    In Christ,