Friday, December 29, 2023

Happy New Year

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I never keep them, and I don’t want to disappoint myself. But I do think it’s right to believe in new beginnings, fresh starts, second chances, third and fourth…


Lamentations 3:21-23: 

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.


How can I not hope for new chances? God promises me new mercies and love every day.


I want to be more like Jesus every day.


I want to be a better wife to Murray, to the man who shows me such kindness and tenderness, who I hope to have many years yet to live with.


To be the kind of mother to my kids who can still support them as adults.


To find a more organized way to do my work as a writer, editor and braille grader.


And I pray for you that you will be reminded, too, of God’s new help every day for new and better todays.


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17:

"May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hopes, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." 


  1. Happy New Year, Kathy!! Thank you for writing a hope-filled blog! I love the verses you included in this post - we have every reason to life a joyfilled life, with or without resolutions!!! Blessings! (Erma)

  2. I feel the same way, Kathy. I never make resolutions. But I don't know if I'd keep them or not because I never have made them.

    It has always seemed to me that if there's something you need to change, change it. Don't wait for the first of the year. But I always believe in new beginnings.

    When someone accepts our dear Lord as their Savior, that's a new beginning. A very important new beginning. You become a new creature in Christ and are headed for an eternal home with Him instead of hell.

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful start to the new year and a blessed and fulfilling year ahead.

    1. Thank you, Sharon. Happy New Year to you!:) From Kathy

  3. Kathy, wishing you and your family a Happy and Blessed 2024!

    1. Thank you, Patti. Happy New Year to you.:) From Kathy

  4. Happy New Year everyone and may God be with all of you your friend Laura

    1. Thank you, Laura. Happy New Year to you.:) From Kathy