Originally published Monday, 12 January 2015.
A little inspiration for our new year's aspirations, paths to be tread, dreams to be dreamed, and travels that await.
Dear Lord, please give me...
A few friends who understand me and yet remain my friends.
A work to do which has real value, without which the world would feel the poorer...
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed.
An understanding heart...
A sense of humor.
Time for quiet, silent mediation.
A feeling of the presence of God.
And the patience to wait for the coming of these things, with the wisdom to know them when they come.
Taken from Treasured Stories of Christmas by Guideposts
I launch my bark on the unknown waters of this year,
with thee, O Father, as my harbor,
thee, O Son at my helm,
thee, O Holy Spirit, filling my sails.
~The Valley of Vision
Roads go ever on and on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where sun has never shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads Go Ever On and On ~J. R.R. Tolkien
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. ~Proverbs 19:21