17 comments on “Meeting the Challenge of a New Year

  1. What a wonderful message for the new year. You speak so eloquently and with true wisdom. Thank you Ashley for being a part of my life. And of course, I loved the fairy wren photos!

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  2. A wonderful message that I needed, thank you, Ashley. Sue’s comments above are exactly my sentiments. I know things happen for a reason, but I still have to remind myself this. I will be revisiting this post (as I do some of your others) to help keep myself intact in the coming year! 🙂 Best wishes and blessings to you and your wife for a wonderful, enriched birding New Year. And keep your beautiful posts & messages coming!

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    • Thanks so much Donna, I truly am encouraged by your beautiful heart felt spirit. I know this past year has had some challenges for you health wise, but you shone your way through them. I continue to pray this year will be a new and exciting one for you and hubby, with more birding opportunities. Thanks for your positive input to my life through your posts and comments, it is greatly appreciated. Happy and healthy new year to you all.

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    • Thanks so much, and rich blessings for the new year Jewels, I am so pleased that life is moving forward for you, and encouraged that you are overcoming your life challenges and being so positive. I love your beautiful appreciation of life and all the wonders which many fail to appreciate. Like you, I also enjoy those special moments in a sunset, a rain drop or a flower which so enriches and reminds of the loving Father who is so awesome and amazing in every way, communicating his love in very personal and special ways. Life therapy, it is free it costs nothing, mindful gratitude, being tuned in to the wonders of the world around us. Thank you for being you Jewels, and for the encouragement you are, having risen above the loss and discouragement of your painful past. Richest blessings to you and your family for a more wonderful than ever new year, as rest in the Father’s arms.

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      • Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement, Ashley, it’s greatly appreciated! Again, Happy New Year and many blessings to you and yours! ❤

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  3. Thank you Ashley for this post, it feels like it was written just for me as next year will be bringing with it many challenges for me on many levels, and I hope to maintain a positive attitude to get me through. As you say, things happen for a reason, and I think that change is necessary in order for us to grow and develop as a person, even though it can be difficult to endure at times. Looking forward to your posts about your birding adventures next year and best wishes to you and your family for the new year. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Sue for your blogging friendship throughout the year it is much appreciated as we share the wonders of our beautiful country with each other. I have enjoyed your posts and your warm friendship, thank you for being you and may the challenges of the new year bring you to better places in your life, and more lifers.

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  4. What a great post and message. A challenge for all of us and aptly portrayed with such neat photos. Thank you. Happy New Year, to both of you, as you continue your blending together in your marriage. Even after 54 yrs. of marriage, some minor challenges continue.

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    • Thanks Lee for your most kind comments, we have appreciated your comments and the Christian content of your website, it is encouraging to meet Christian birders from other parts of the world and share our birds with each other. Thank you for your encouragement and on going support which has helped me keep my website alive. Have a wonderful healthy and joyous new year.

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    • Thanks Kathie, richest blessings to all your family and Tucker also. Your stunning photos have given me lovey vistas of your local birds, and how wonderful to have custom made windows around your home viewing your feeding and water features, what a great hubby you have. Richest blessings to you all,,,

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