It’s 6am here.
Dark and early.
That wonderfully quiet time with the perfect cup of coffee and the soothing warmth of the fireplace…and my heart stirs.
I think of this brand new year stretched out long before us with its possibilities and opportunities. I think of how we each enter into this clean slate of promise, of hope and dreams yet be realized. I think of how 2016 brought many of us to our knees more than once and how our loving God sustained us through it all.
Friend, let this be the year not only for dreaming big, but for taking long, big-girl strides toward turning our biggest, wildest dreams into reality.
Let this be the year of seriously moving toward a healthy mind, body, spirit and lifestyle and for helping others to accomplish the same.
Let this be the year of gathering up all the loose ends of our lives and bringing organization and structure where it’s needed.
Let this be the year of living more aware of those needing prayer, friendship…the love of Jesus. I pray we will go about our days with eyes wide open and sensitive to the needs of those around us.
Let this be the year of breaking down the barriers of fear and worry that we may find strength to turn worry and fear into faith and trust; trust in the One who moves mountains.
Let this be the year of salvation for loved ones who have turned away and against it far too long. I pray you and I will be that light to those living in darkness, and may they realize that the truest, purest form of happiness isn’t found in the things of this world but only when we run to the open arms of our Savior.
Let this be the year.
"'If you can'?" said Jesus.
"Everything is possible for one who believes."