Friday, December 30, 2011

Living the New Year by day ...

Happy New Year ..


It's been a wonderful Year here at Sweet Magnolias Farm ... Full of Many Wonderful Ups and some Very Hard Downs.

When life is full ..there will be a mix of both. Both of which can be Very Good if you have the right perspective.

The Ups and the Downs ..well I call them seasons of seems things come in seasons in our lives ..and I've learned to look at them all as Blessings.

That's not an easy thing to learn to do.. when the Down's in life come along.

It seems this time of year, every year comes down to people making resolutions about what they plan to do ..dream to do ..want to become, want to change, or want to achieve.

It all seems a bit overwhelming to me. I guess because I don't take a once a year outlook on what I plan, dream, desire to become, change or achieve

To me every day when I wake up there are choices to be made for that day, to make plans for the days and weeks ahead .. to dream about who I continually want to grow and become, what I want to create, where I want to live and how I want to live and so on ..Each day is a resolution in and of itself if you desire to constantly grow and better yourself. Even in the hard times.

There are days that are so Good you resolve you will rejoice in the good ..and there are day's you try to resolve you won't cry and your heart won't hurt and you fail miserably .."or so we think."

You see the hurt, the pain that comes in a year can be turned into Good if we so desire to let it. If we are truly honest with ourselves ..there can be alot of Good that can even come out of trying and painful times in our life.

So My Resolve this year is to keep on keeping on " Run the Race at a Tortoises Pace".. because in the end he Succeded.

My Resolve is to remember ...

Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow.

- Max Lucado

For the New Year of 2012 .. I take these few passages from my Dear Sweet Bible that leave me with Hope and Joy for the New Year to come and I Hope they too will stir within you the desire to live each day One day at a time. 

Matthew 6: 25- 34
25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
26"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31"So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."


Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.

Wishing each and every friend .. a New Year of Blessings !



  1. Well said Sara! Those are words to live by. Wishing you and the farm all the best for the New Year!

  2. Thanks Sara! Inspring words. You are wise beyone your years. ;).
    Many blessings to you always,

  3. Daddy always said if one was living the way they were supposed to live, New Year's resolutions weren't needed -smile-.
    Happy New Year from Thistle Cove Farm, Sara. God bless you for your prayers.

  4. Happy New Year Sara and Abbey!!
    I love your heart and insights Sara and glad you grab that beautiful bible of yours and know the One who has you in His hands! The verses you shared in Matthew blessed me this evening. I always love my visits to Sweet Magnolias farm!
    May you and your family have a blessed New Year!!! Lea


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