Tuesday, January 01, 2013

welcoming the future


"in our own lives, it is the discovery of god in life and the certainty that he plans for us 
that gives us a true, deep sense of movement, and lets us always feel 
the power and delight of unknown coming things.
it is good to come to a future which you do not know. 
it is good if god brings you to the borders of some promised land. 
do not shrink from any experience merely because of its novelty. 
do not draw back from any way just because you have never traveled there before. 
oh, my friend, go into it today without fear!
only, go into it with god, the god who has always been with you. 
remember what he has already done for you
and the new life to which he leads you shall open its best riches to you. 
for he who most humbly accepts what god already has given him and taught him 
is surest of the best and deepest blessings which god has yet to give."
phillips brooks

i shared that same quote last year, and have decided that it's timely again for me.
i'm excited for another fresh start. 
new challenges, adventures, questions, answers, adjustments and joys are ahead.
by the grace of god, we'll soak it all up, and glean new wisdom. we'll grow.
i hope you'll join me here in the journey!

happy new year!


24 comments:

  1. happy new year friend. glad our futures include each other :) love you

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  2. wonderfully said: go into it with God. yes! happiest 2013, my hannah.

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    1. amen, he is beside and before us! love you much, nic. happy new year!

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  3. happy new year sweet hannah-girl.

    xxoo

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  4. Happy 2013, friend. I look forward to what the year will hold for you...and for me, too.

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  5. i'll join you in soaking up God's grace in 2013!
    happy new year, hannah!
    <3

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    1. laurie. miss you!! amen, glad you are with me:)
      xo

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  6. Hannah,
    Your words are always timely and Spirit filled.
    Praise the Lord for a new day, each day.

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    1. yes, praise HIM. love you, dear rachel. xo

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  7. excited to journey with you friend. also. come to Cali. thanks.

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  8. oh my gosh!!!! that picture is soo beautiful, like seriously you could blow it up and put it in a pretty art gallery! :) Happy New Year!!

    Lauren

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    1. ha! thanks! it's a blessing to have this view :)
      happy new year!

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