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Anna works full-time for DaySpring from Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and four kids. Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul, and she shares the good stuff of the regular, encouraging you to see the ordinary glory in your everyday.

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  1. Anna
    Your words describing the new mercies of God every morning reminded me of this song below. My creative soul hears God in His creation and in lyrics to a song.
    Here it is,

    “Morning has broken, like the first morning
    Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
    Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
    Praise for the springing fresh from the world

    Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
    Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
    Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
    Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

    Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
    Born of the one light, Eden saw play
    Praise with elation, praise every morning
    God’s re-creation of the new day.”

    Happy New year and God bless

    • Thank you so much for the New Day Inspiration! Needed this new perspective in my life today.

  2. Anna,
    I really don’t know how I’d survive if I was not a believer and could claim the promise of Lamentations?? I don’t know if my hopes for a new year and successful change would even make it past mid-January before they’d be dashed. Oh what a great God we serve who does not condemn us when we fall, but lovingly lifts us to our feet and coaches us to keep taking steps forward in His grace. Praise that His mercies are new each and every morning. THIS gives me hope to start a new year. Knowing in my own strength I will certainly fail, but in His strength and mercy ALL things are possible. Beautiful post to start our new year Anna…here’s to a blank slate!
    Bev xx

  3. God’s mercies never cease and are new every morning because He is a God of unending mercy…24/7 365 days a year! We are the benefactors of amazing grace and mercy going into this new year and it is all because of the great love God has for us.

    Enjoyed your post so much!

  4. This article has truly touched my heart. I’ve never been one for making New Year’s resolutions. BUT, I’d like to start a new goal…to make a commitment to at least 1 thing & see it through. My goal is to get closer to the Lord, through praying & reading His Word (& memorizing portions of it), & that I can trust in God to keep His promises and see me through. In addition to this goal I pray that God will help me to give love & mercy to my husband, who has rapidly progressing dementia. If anyone reads this & feels led, I could really use your prayers. Oh, also I plan to buy a new fresh clean notebook to start off the year. I’ve never thought to do this before, but I really like the idea. Thank you.

    • Debi,

      Sweet sister! I am praying for you and your husband. Both my parents had/have really bad dementia. I’ve see the entire realm. It is so sad to watch loved ones go like that. May God give you strength and stamina to endure. I pray for more good days. God is with you always.

      P.S.- As the caregiver, seek help if you can. Think about home health or hospice-if needed. We got hospice for my mom and it helped my 84 yr old dad out greatly!

      Prayers and blessings 🙂

  5. Such a wonderful thought that keeps me going on those days where I just want to stop. Reminding myself that tomorrow is a fresh new day, a new start, a blank slate is so helpful. It helps me give grace and mercy to both myself and those around me.

  6. Hi Debi,
    Praying for you and your husband as you go through the challenges of dementia. I experienced this with my dad several years ago, so I somewhat understand your situation. Each person experiences dementia in their own way. May Jesus wrap His arms around you, so that you may feel His love and grace, extending that towards your husband, in your new found strength.

    Peace and hope, be with you, Sandy

  7. Anna,

    I thank God for His fresh mercies and new grace daily! This world is getting more and more like Sodom and Gomorrah. Each year I sort of make resolutions, but get sidetracked easily. Life gets hard sometimes & I am grateful that God is near & ready to pick us up when we fall or fail!

    Blessings 🙂