He watches over each of His sparrows. And He watches over me.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


     I have been sitting her for about an hour looking for a picture and trying to think of something profound to say about the "New Year".

     Truthfully ..... I have gone to my window several times throughout the evening and seen the neighbor's lights go out one by one. Quiet bunch - my neighbors.

     Truthfully ..... it's really cold here in the midwest tonight - this last night of 2012 - just 15 minutes away from 2013.

      Truthfully ..... tomorrow will be Tuesday - just like all the other Tuesdays in the last 17 months - just with a different date.

      Truthfully ..... it will be a "New Year" - but only because of the date on the calendar.

      Truthfully ..... each day is the start of a New Year - each day is the start of a promise - each day is a gift.

      Truthfully ..... God has a plan and a purpose. His mercies are new every single day. His banner over me is love.

      Truthfully .....  Life is waiting - beckoning - calling. Life is waiting to be lived - each new day.

      Truthfully ..... There are sorrow and tears.

      Truthfully ..... There will be joy again.

      Truthfully ..... There are sunrises and sunsets.

       Truthfully ......

He knows what He is doing. He knows who I am (and who you are). He knows where I am (and where you are). He knows my pain (and yours). He also knows that when He crafted us in His mind's eye before we were even born that we would be walking this road. And because He knew even then, He designed us to withstand and go "through" not "around".

     Truthfully ..... He knows.......

      Truthfully ..... As I have been writing the "New Year" has slipped into this house quietly. It's here - a "New" year - a "New" day - fresh with His mercies - and hope - and promise - and presence.

      And with that I have peace. May you as well dear one - for He loves you so.



  1. I love this! And I love you, my sweet friend! Good job!

  2. Linda,this is beautiful! The truth of all you said reaches to the heart of the matter. That God is in control. Just because it's a "shiny" new year doesn't mean no sorrow, no pain. He said we WILL have that. And no we are more better equipped to handle it and to help others. For that I am truly thankful. I love that...."He designed us to go "through" not "around." So many times thats what we try to do by denying and delaying...but we know it doesn't work that way. His way, His will, His timing! I just love you Linda Lint!

  3. I love your heartbeat! That still small voice inside of us - is the Holy Spirit whispering nuggets of truth! Thanks for listening to Him, and thanks for sharing His whisper with us today. Blessings to you in 2013!

  4. This is so nice! Thanks Linda! Halima