My Hope for the New Year

I am thankful that Advent and Christmas are so close to the New Year. Were it not so, were they at another time during the year, what reminder would I have for hope in the new year? For it is my hope in Christ that gives meaning to any hope I may have for the new year.

May you, too, carry the hope of Christ with you into the new year. May you seek to know Him with fresh wonder.

Happy New Year, friends!

In greatest hope,

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.


  1. This is a great photo. Love the colored bokeh.

  2. Molly says

    Beautiful image…. Happy New Year to you and yours


  3. Lovely image, beautiful bokeh.

  4. what an absolutely beautiful photo – happy new year!

  5. This is a fabulous image of light …both in candle flame and in bokeh. I don’t believe I’ve seen a photo with the bokeh within the candlelight as well as in the background.

  6. Beautiful Shelli! I know I told you recently that I love your blog design. Did you do it yourself? Maybe you can help me!

    • Thanks, Stephani. It’s a Studio Press theme called Pretty Pictures. The link to the theme is at the very bottom of my blog. You’ll see that I didn’t change it much. I really loved the simplicity of it just as it was.

      Unless you’re starting a new blog from scratch, the switch to WordPress will be your biggest challenge. I like Studio Press because you pay one time for a theme (no annual fee). Although you will have to pay an on-going fee for hosting. I use Dreamhost for my hosting and have been happy with them, but I know there are other good hosting companies, too.

      I’d be happy to help you! Just let me know. 🙂

  7. Lisa says

    Love the composition, color, and straight to the heart message here!

  8. Jamie says

    Very well done, great bokeh, lovely colours. It just sings out Merry Christmas.

  9. Jennifer Shiflet says

    Beautiful capture…Happy New Year.

  10. jacqui cruse says

    wonderful photo…great colours and bokeh

  11. Tonya says

    Lovely photos. Nice colors. Beautiful enough for a box of cards.

  12. Dee says

    Great bokeh, lovely, clean image with a statement. Dropping by from P52…have a happy new year!