"Momenting" into 2015

"The Gate of the Year"
by Minnie L. Haskins 1908
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'
And he replied, 'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'
 Don't panic, if you haven't figured out 2015. 
Every moment is the beginning of the rest of your life. 
Begun is begun, no matter when.
(Dr. John Piper)
(Daniel W. Whittle)
1.  Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

2.  Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear,
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under His care.
3.  Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop, and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne,
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.
4.  Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus my Savior abides with me still.
I'm "momenting" my way into 2015.   I'm NOT alone.
These are just a few of the thoughts that have crossed my path or entered my mind
over the past few days.
As I wrote to a friend on Facebook this morning:
...if there's one thing I'm learning through my "light and momentary afflictions", 
it is to live in the present moment w/o anxiety re. tomorrow.
(I'm well aware that I'll see if I've REALLY learned it when those 
light and momentary afflictions are lifted or replaced by others.) 


  1. "Momenting" ... now there's a word I could hijack! What a lovely post, friend. Looks like we're both eager to walk out the new days ahead of us.

    Happy New Year!

  2. I really enjoyed 'The Gate of the Year.' I've never seen it before. Happy New Year!

    1. I hadn't either, Mary. I found it while "surfing" (and I'm sorry to say that in my haste, I cut and pasted and forgot where it came from).

  3. Indeed... moment by moment. Even so, come Lord Jesus and 2015!

    1. Panicking a bit here since I can't seem to leave comments consistently on your blog w/o a google plus profile (and I don't want to create one)! And my email to you came back undeliverable.

  4. Moment by moment...the only way to live. May you continue to have grace for the moment...

  5. Thank You Rebecca: I'm living in the moment too!

  6. Momenting… I like it. Like Cheryl said "moment by moment…the only way to live."

    Grace and Peace

  7. Never a trial that He is not there.......and yes, sometimes a day seems too much, but moment by moment works.


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)