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The new year may have us thinking about resolutions or revisions.


What will you revise in 2013?


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Ad Astra per Aspera

Freshly arrived in Kansas last January, I shared our new state’s motto.

ad astra per aspera

ad astra per aspera

Ad Astra per Aspera. 

To the stars with difficulty. No truer words were written.

We’re still in Kansas. Ad Astra per Aspera is still the motto.

We look toward the stars, out there in the space of 2013. There will be difficulties. But thank God, there will be stars.

Thank God for another year lived and a new one to see.

No holds barred. No tears left unshed. No laughter left unleashed.

Here’s to 2013. Let it begin.

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 ESV

I Will Rise by Shawn McDonald. 

Happy New Year from everyday epistle!


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Happy New Year from everyday epistle

image from Vintage Catnip

all systems go

Here’s to 2012. Lord, please bless the adventures to come, the laughter, love, trials, tears. Give us a little bitter and a lot of sweet.

As they say in the Kansas state motto,

Ad Astra per Aspera:
To the Stars with Difficulty.

To the stars. What are we waiting for? Let’s go.

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NIV

Come on, team! Let’s Go by The Cars.

Catnip Studio

I came across the lovely 1922 New Year’s greeting featured in this post on Pinterest and had to share it with you.

The pin lead me to Vintage Catnip of Catnip Studio, a delightful site filled with lots of goodies like free vintage clip art.

Catnip Studio’s creator explains the site “exists as my way to pay it forward.” I, for one, am thankful.

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