Saturday, 31 December 2016

A New Year's Blessing...

New Year's blessings from our family to yours!

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"Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God."

~ Hebrews 6:1, KJV

 "If you have reason to hope you are ready, I advise you to make sure. Walk more closely with God,-get nearer to Christ,-seek to exchange hope for assurance. Seek to feel the witness of the Spirit more closely and distinctly every year. Lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily besets you. Press towards the mark more earnestly. Fight a better fight, and war a better warfare every year you live. Pray more,-read more,-mortify self more,-love the brethren more. Oh that you may endeavour so to grow in grace every year, that your last things may be far more than your first, and the end of your Christian course far better than the beginning."

~ J.C. Ryle {1816-1900}

{Read the full sermon, 'Are You Ready?' here

A blessed 2017 to you, dear readers!  
Kelly-Anne

17 comments:

Elizabeth said...

A very happy new year to you, dear friend!! It is just after midnight here, so 2017 has just begun :) I hope this year is an amazing one for you and your family...

Looking forward to another year of friendship and following along on your blog!

With much love and many hugs,
Libby

Cheryl said...

Oh, I LOVE the photo of you and your precious siblings! You all look so happy and healthy and at peace! God is so good. I trust the dear Lord will bring you many bountiful and abundant blessings in this near year, sweet friend. I am praying with my heart and hands wide open to receive GOOD things from our Father this year. I am believing Him for this for all of us, including you and your dear family! Sending you love and hugs from the USA!

Alex said...

Happy New Year, dear friend! You all look bonny!
x

domenica.60 said...

Thank you for these words for the new year
Wishing you a sweet 2017 like your family picture !
Buon Anno Nuovo !
Franca

Margie said...

What a great siblings photo! Happy New Year, Kelly-Anne!

I'm also sending you advanced birthday wishes!

Debbie Harris said...

Such a beautiful photo of you all.
Blessings to you and your family for this New Year♡

Elanor said...

Happy New Year, Kelly-Anne! God bless you and your family in 2017.

-Elanor

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo of a lovely family. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed 2017.
Marilyn and family

Mari said...

What a beautiful family! You and your parents are blessed indeed. Happy New Year!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a wonderful family you have, Kelly-Anne. You look so young in this picture and have such a sweet smile. There is something so special about Hope, isn't there?

Happy New Year, my new blog friend. :)

~Sheri

Bonnie Smithies said...

Happy new year, Kelly-Anne! <3 I hope your 2017 is fabulous. What a gorgeous family photo!

Olivia Bell said...

A very Happy New Year to you, my dear friend! I really look forward to getting to know you even better this new year, thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me!

I will be emailing you soon! Have you received my package yet? {{smiles}}

Stephanie said...

My sweet friend, what a beautiful post! You are so wise and I appreciate your desire to share your love for the Lord with us. I am looking forward to this new year and I hope it's an extra special one for you.

And may I just say the the photo of you with your siblings is simply precious. You are so beautiful, Kelly-Anne, inside and out! Much love to you!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Kelly-Anne, what a BEAUTIFUL photo of you girls and precious Caleb! You are so darling, and I love each smiling face...and look at that boy! He is growing so quickly! Wishing you a beautiful new year, and may we each hold strong to our faith and trust God alone and walk humbly before Him! Hugs and love, precious friend! I've been MIA a bit with so many things. So sorry! xoxo

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a gorgeous picture of your sweet family! The light of the Lord just shines out from each of you! Oh my, how that sweet Caleb is growing! I enjoyed your sharing of the tidbit of the sermon, truly let this be a year of pressing in more to the Lord! Many hugs sent your way today and wishes for a blessed new year :)

Laura said...

Dear Miss Kelly-Anne,
Greetings and Happy New Year from the coast of Maine. I stumbled across your sweet blog while visiting one of my friends...and I have so enjoyed my visit! I, too, love to sew, and I always love to see what projects others are working on. Thank you for sharing with your readers.

I will be back again for another visit soon!
Sweet blessings,
Mrs.Laura

Debby Ray said...

Happy New Year AND Happy Birthday to you Kelly-Anne! It sounds like you have been a busy girl! It is hard to wrap my brain around you going swimming in January...LOL! I love seeing your beautiful family photo at the end...you all bear such a likeness to each other! Hugs to you, sweet friend!♥