Reflection 015: Heading back northward

Today, as we all take one step closer toward 2019 (and I take one extra step on my suitcase so it’ll close), let me encourage you to hug the necks of those you love, to dare to do great things for Jesus this new year, and to, as Paul writes in Philippians 3, “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called [us] heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

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Reflection 012: Word(s) for the year

Then, (and I guess there’s more of a “step-by-step” than I realized) I start jointing down thoughts, which can be turned into goals for the new year. The “end result” of this is a “word for the year.”

I started doing this a few years ago because I’d heard a friend of mine speak on a young-professional panel, and he commented on how beneficial his version of this “exercise” had became during his twenty-something years. So, naturally, being the achiever that I am, I decided to try it for myself.

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2017: The Year in Review

We made it. It's almost 2018, and I really cannot wait. Honestly, though, the Lord knew exactly what he was doing in 2017, but it was still a year of tremendous emotional ups and downs. I feel it's a year I'll never forget (though I might try from time to time!), and it's a year that brought so many new understandings of life and how to let the Lord lead through it out. 

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