They hang delicately on our tree,
this tiny pair of Delft clogs;
a gift from a Dutch co-worker.
Inside she tucked a note:
In the New Year ahead, may petty annoyances not drain your energies
so that you can conserve them for the big, worthwhile things;
things done for His glory.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears us out;
it's the grains of sand in our shoe.
-Adapted from quote by Robert Service
Wishing each and every one of you a New Year
filled with a greater awareness of God's goodness
than of the sand in our shoes!
by grace alone,