Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HOPE for the New Year!

What's inpsired me to leave you with this poem?
I received a collection of poems that my Mother cherished.
I love browsing through her cherished writings and
search for the deeper meanings...
It's the time of year for reflections.
This week I've been contemplating what the New Year brings for me.
I think of a new baby being born in weeks to come.
I think of a wedding happening in the following months.
I think of our 'Papa' (101) and see his health failing.

 Often your tasks will be many,
And more than you think you can do
Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too

But always remember the hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in your heart start upward
And climb till you reach your dream

For nothing in life that is worthy
Is ever too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it
And you have the Faith to believe

For Faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill
And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God's wisdom and will

For Faith is a mover of mountains
There's nothing that God cannot do,
So start out today with Faith in your heart
And Climb Till Your Dreams Come True
Helen Steiner Rice

Hoping and Praying that you have the Faith to endure!
A Happy New Year to all of YOU!


  1. Beautiful words for a new year dawning! Thank you Marg! The single word "Hope" is also so very meaningful today!

  2. You have some exciting blessings to look forward to in 2014! I have had the hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" in my mind as the new year begins. No matter what comes our way, He will be faithful to walk with us and carry us. Happy New Year!

  3. Hope. Faith. Keep climbing. There will be joys...and there will be sadness in the year that lies ahead. And we know God will be faithful!

  4. Wonderful poem of encouragement!

  5. Hope, the new year will keep us focused on the Lord. Your new year holds some very precious milestones that I know you will document. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  6. I can see your heart is bursting with hope and joy for some of the sneak peaks you have received into this year. There will continue to be hellos and goodbyes . . . but with faith in God's goodness I know you will triumph. Happy New Year!

  7. What a timeless message for all of us. Good luck with your upcoming new baby and wedding. Faith and hope as this new year unfolds!

  8. What a meaningful message. It is that faith that takes along the path of life.

    I wish you a new year filled with joy and peace.♥

  9. Helen Steiner Rice -- her words have so often inspired and uplifted ! as in your quoted poem!
    thank you !!

  10. 2014 will be a year of big events in your family, by the sound of it. I love the poem, and one of the last lines - So start out today with Faith in your heart
    And Climb Till Your Dreams Come True.
    Happy New Year!

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