Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Happy New Year

As we stand at the brink of a new year,it reminds me of the start of a new day.
Each day is a new day,but we rarely think about it like that. With the dawn of a New Year just hours away,I want to share a few sunrise pictures with you.

A new year dawns,golden with promise.What will this year have in store for each of us?
We don't know and that is a very good thing.

I don't really care to know what will happen this coming year.Of one thing I am confident,no matter what happens,my God and I will walk through it together.

As the sunlight tints the clouds a soft colour,I am reminded of the love God has for me.
It is a love that is kind and gentle.

The rising sun,adds more depth to the colour of the sky,just as God adds depth to my life.I may not always like the things He allows in my life,but they are able to make me stronger if I allow it.

Finally the sun peeks over the horizon and the day has begun.
The new year will begin shortly and we must make a choice as to how we will use each day.

My prayer is that each one who reads this blog will be richly blessed in 2013.
May you have joy in abundance and peace beyond measure.


Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful post Ruth! Happy New Year!
Wishing you the VERY BEST in 2013!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Your photos are tremendous, Ruth.... WOW..... AND your words are so special and so important. Walking with God is always the answer... I pray that 2013 will be for you and for me (all of us) a year of blessings...


Arija said...

So very beautifully put and portrayed Ruth. The wonderful thing about God is, that we are never given more than we can handle, Maybe close to the limit but never more. It is all an education in our growth. After all, we do not become stronger from just smelling the roses!
Thank you for your projected wishes and may the Lord send the same your way as well.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Ruth, I hope you have a wonderful and meaningful year. Your photos are amazing and perfectly suited for tonight. I LOVE them, they are outrageously beautiful! My favorites are the first and the last.

Ginny Hartzler said...

P.S. Really such a great idea, I now wish I had posted some of my sun pictures.

Diane said...

Phenomenal pictures!!! Hope it's a wonderful new year, Ruth. Your faith is always an inspiration to me. Diane

Sacha said...

Magnifiques photos , un plaisir des yeux avant de changer d'année :)
Bonne et heureuse année 2013 !

Anita Johnson said...

Wow! Thank you so much,Ruth. Happy New Years to you too!

Sandra said...

thank you, Ruth,for this beautiful greeting in the new year. and i do agree, it is a good thing we can not know what the new year will bring... for one i am happy to wake up in 2013

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This is a beautiful post Ruth, in photos and in words from your heart.

I just lost my dear husband of 43 years on the 9th of December. I know he is with God and while it is hard being without the love of my life, I know God is taking care of me.

This post was just what I needed this first day of 2013. May you continue to be surrounded by God's love, peace and joy each and every day.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Dorothy said...

Glorious pictures, Ruth! Beautiful testimony in your words!
Blessings and Peace in the New Year!

Naturegirl said...

A beautiful message for this brand New Year Ruth!May you look forward to the year ahead and the spiritual journey within.
Much happiness to you. May we continue to support one another and nuture our online friendsip !
love and light Anna

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Well said and beautifully illustrated, Ruth. Blessings to you in the new year.

Coy Hill said...

Simply beautiful Ruth! And a Happy New Year to you and yours!

Betty Manousos said...


happy new year dear ruth!
thank you for this wonderful 2013 greeting!


Gail Dixon said...

Ruth! This is so incredibly beautiful; both your words and the photos. I pray the same for you in 2013 and beyond. I'm ready to embrace whatever this new year decides to throw at me. God bless you for being such an inspiration!

happyone said...

Breathtaking photos and wonderful words.
Thank you.
Happy New Year.

grammie g said...

Hi Ruth...Wonderful post with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets!!
Thanks you for the wishes and the same to you !!
Yes only God knows tomorrow !!
Each day is His..for this is the day that the Lord has made ...let us rejoice and be glad in it!!
Spent my day removing Christmas decorations, but I did put Jesus away with them : )

Debbie said...

you have such a strong faith ruth, i am happy that it brings you so much joy!!

your images are beautiful, the last is my favorite!!

Cicero Sings said...

Ah, life is bearable knowing He DOES walk through it with us! Sure does relieve the stress of these tumultuous times!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous sunrise photos all! I wish you and your family all the best in the coming year.

Cloudia said...

Inspiring and welcome! Thanks

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Regina said...

Beautiful post Ruth!
A Blessed 2013!


Willard said...

Wonderful images and thought! I wish you a Happy New Year, Ruth.

Rick said...

What a WOW way to start the day AND the new year. Wonderful shots attesting to a wonderful God.

Becky said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors Ruth.
I love your thoughts about the new year.

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, What an inspiring post. The skies you have captured are stunning and your thoughts and sentiments are so "right on". I know your New Year will be wonderful because of your attitude and your deep and abiding beliefs. You will turn everything into a positive experience. Mickie :)

Unknown said...

Really Beautiful Ruth!!!! Happy New Year to You!!!
Chris :o)

S. Etole said...

Such deep rich color you've captured. Blessings for a wonderful year.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, These are beautiful pictures and wonderful thoughts. It is truly a pleasure to follow your blog. Happy New Year to you. John

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful post Ruth. I love your photo's.
I hope the new year brings you a lot of happiness and health.

EG CameraGirl said...

Absolutely stunning, Ruth. I wish you all the best in 2013!

Jayne said...

What a gorgeous start to the New Year! Happy 2013 to you too Ruth!

Shug said...

Sweet, beautiful are so right Ruth...We never have to walk alone!! So thankful for the one who walks beside me and directs my steps.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful sunrises Ruth.

This statement blessed me this morning.
** God adds depth to my life.I may not always like the things He allows in my life,but they are able to make me stronger if I allow it. **

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady