The Invincible Future with Him...

Security for Today. “You shall not go out with haste . . . .” (Isaiah 52:12) As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, forgetful delight, nor with the quickness of impulsive thoughtlessness. But let us go out with the patient power of knowing that the God of Israel will go before us. Our yesterdays hold broken and irreversible things for us. It is true that we have lost opportunities that will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet embrace of Christ.
Leave the broken, irreversible past
in His hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.

...these words from the December 31 entry from
My Utmost for His Highest.
The pictures - a few from our
time with extended family Friday & Saturday...
Happy New Year!
 "Favor us this year with such a sense of Thy preciousness,
that from its first day to its last...we may be glad and rejoice in Thee." Spurgeon
My parents in the middle; two nieces on the ends-waiting for a game to begin.


  1. Such sweet, sweet pictures. It makes me a bit nostalgic looking at the fun times at Heritage Inn. I recognize the room . . . I am curious about the game?

    Yes, I tend to "Go out with haste" too often but didn't the shepherds go with haste to see the child that the angels had spoken about? Your point and Chambers is well taken though.

    Blessings and Happy New Year to you.

  2. What an appropriate Scripture this 1st day of the New Year on the Sabbath! Thank you for stopping by my New Year's Post with uplifting and encouraging words. Been under a lot of stress lately and it had made me quite exhausted by New Year's Eve. Tried to make it special for the children since Grandpa and I were spent. *winks* It's a brand new year and day... so we'll move forward.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  3. Thank you for the encouragement. I will try to remember this year not to go out with haste.

  4. Great photos of family and friends!
    Happy New Year to you, Rebecca.

  5. I think I may be able to post on your wonderful blog now...:)

  6. thank you for stopping by my blog Write from the Heart. Please sign on to follow me, even if you only drop by now and then. Your positive messages are very inspiring and this game looks fun. My late mom could fold a paper hat, I wish I knew how.

  7. Beautiful thoughts, quotes, and sentiments. Such a great reflection, and, if you don't mind I'd love to copy this into my own journal. Beautiful way to welcome the New Year.

    And a beautiful way to start off the New Year with family! 'Love all your photos! Thanks for sharing them.

    Blessed New Year to you and yours, Rebecca!
    Love and Prayers,

  8. I like this, Rebecca. It tracks with the devotional I read this morning (leaving the past in the past). Thank you for this needed reminder.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)