a new year . . . looking to Him

Yesterday’s foggy day reminded me of a favorite photo from winter in south Florida. When I went hunting for it, I realized it was taken the day I posted the final breakfast psalm for 2021, which turned out to be the last one for over a year!

It has been a *full* year in between, in every sense of the word! It is a story for another post, but we have now fully relocated to coastal New England and are enjoying the beautiful change of seasons, not the least of which is the quiet dormancy of winter. I am so grateful for the LORD’s hand and heart that carried us through every packed moment in the transition.

I am also thankful for the start of a new year that is considerably less intense, a new writing desk where my Bible and journal sit open and ready for me to still and read and ponder and be renewed by Him! Although much in our little corner of the world has changed over the past year, our Savior remains the same, and His beckon to spend time with Him remains faithful . . . and ever dear!

It is a JOY to share the first breakfast psalm of 2023, trusting these few verses might echo someone else’s prayer today: 🌿

𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘖 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋, 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 ⁣

𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶⁣

𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘪𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 . . .⁣

𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦⁣

𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 ⁣

𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘢𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘸𝘦⁣

𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩, 𝘖 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋⁣

𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸⁣

𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 ⁣

𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮,⁣

𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘕𝘢𝘮𝘦 ⁣

𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘫𝘰𝘺!⁣

𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟓:𝟑, 𝟕, 𝟖, 𝟏𝟏

#breakfastpsalms #HisWordstostarttheday #newyear #lookingtotheLORD #trustingJESUS #waitingexpectantly #lostinwonder #worthyofpraise #holyhush #IwantHisway


  1. Happy New Year, Wendy!  Wow!  Thank you for this message!!  I didn’t realize how much I have missed your beautiful words of encouragement and reminder of our awesome God.  So happy to hear you are settled in, not sure how you are coping with the cold but know and trust th


    • Hi Robin! It is so good to hear from you too! I know a lot of Floridian cannot relate, but crisp air is like new life to my veins… I feel very spoiled as well to live within walking distance to a busy harbor or boats. GOD is good – He has created each of us to love unique things. 😊


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