What’s New in ’22?

Will we ever heal
or stop the repeal?
Something new to battle,
minds and mouths rattle.

Our own routines
or what’s seen on a screen,
either right or wrong
with no in between.

No matter the left,
no matter the right,
politics, health, & life,
something’s sure to ignite.

The road less traveled
or in the fast lane,
we make our speeds
hard to maintain.

We push and pull
work hard to display,
trendy and popular
is this really the way?

Another new year
the same old song.
It will be better this time
what could go wrong?

We shrink to the moment
get lost in the thought,
lose sight of eternity,
forget what’s been taught.

Justice and peace,
kindness and love,
mercy and freedom,
We need help from above.

Concern for another
and a shot of care,
immunization to hate
might boost good air. 

K.L. Hale

What isn’t new? The free gift of grace and love from Jesus Christ. No matter what, you are loved. 🤍

Wise words

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”-1 Peter 5:7

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” -Mother Teresa

“A smooth sea never made a good sailor.”-Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When you let your light shine, you unconsciously give others permission to do the same.”-Nelson Mandela

“Change your thoughts and you can change the world.”-Norman Vincent Peale

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”-William James

“A person who never made a mistake never tried something new.”-Albert Einstein

“Whether you think you can or your can’t, you’re right.”-Henry Ford

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties.”-C.S. Lewis

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”-C.S. Lewis

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.”-Brene` Brown

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”-Abraham Lincoln

“To be yourself in a world in that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”-Laura Ingalls Wilder

“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.”-Oswald Chambers

“What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”-A.W. Tozer

“If you’re willing to put yourself and your dreams on the line, at the very least you’ll discover an inner strength you may not have known existed.”-Kurt Warner

Here’s to hope and faith that 2022 be a year of infectious kindness, love, and peace! Thank you for your support and friendship🤍

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”-Hebrews 11:1

Have faith💚

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63 thoughts on “What’s New in ’22?

  1. We are new in 22’…all shaken, stirred and polished a little more from what went before. It cannot be any other way as this journey just wants us to find that inner love and appreciate who we really are through it. May your 22′ be a little closer to that gem Karla, even on a cloudy day you can see the sparkle that shines within. Happy New Year! 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Mark, shaken, stirred, and polished! Now that sounds great–I’m still working on the polishing so I appreciate your kind words and support always my friend. May your 2022 be the best yet! 🤍🎵🌈💛☕💐

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  2. atimetoshare.me

    Great post filled with Hope and optimism. It will be a great year as long as we realize that the Creator of heaven and earth is in charge- and He is! Blessings my friend🎉❤️

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  3. 2021 was made lighter and more beautiful because of the love from people like you!
    As it continues to bless us we all have greater opportunities to find ourselves.
    Thank you so very much dear Karla! Happy New Year to you! love, Eddie

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    1. Eddie, your words are so kind! Thank you so much! I feel the same. This community has been such a support in my personal and writing endeavors. It’s truly a blessing~just as you! May 2022 be the best yet!


  4. Jean McDonald

    I have faith that 2022 will be so much brighter & softer than 2021! I’m determined to do my part to stop & think before speaking & to see the positive before the negative but not be swayed by forces other than God & His word. Just had a birthday which I spent reflecting on, there are no more do overs or I’ll do that laters today & now is the time to make a difference. i loved the quotes & the introduction to Brene Brown. I’m now a fan of hers! Thinking of you always with a smile & hug dear friend! 🙂💖🙏💕☕🍵

    On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 12:21 PM Flannel with Faith wrote:

    > K.L. Hale posted: ” Will we ever heal or stop the repeal? Something new to > battle, minds and mouths rattle. Our own routines or what’s seen on a > screen, either right or wrong with no in between. No matter the left, no > matter the right, politics, health, & life, someth” >

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    1. Vicky, thank you so much for your friendship and kind words, always! Happy belated birthday 🎉! I love your determination and perseverance! Sending love and hugs dear friend. ❤️🤗☕️🙏🏻🐶


    1. Richard, I appreciate your encouragement and kind words. I feel like my momentum is a bit down, and I’ll use my own words and my faith in the much much bigger to share that hope and love which in turn, will keep lifting me! I hope you both continue staying blessed and healthy!

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