Happy Monday, everyone!
It feels so good to be writing as the week gets started. I really do enjoy writing and love the community blogs can create. I have learned such inspring things about a good number of you since I wrote the New Year's post last week. You know, for so long I struggled with the question of "when is it the right time to just post and get strong+sweet started?". I debated for months about the blog due to all the schedule changes that going back to school brought. Was I too busy? Would I be able to devote enough time to blogging? The questions went on and on but I have been so touched by the Holy Spirit as I have experienced His perfect timing and redemptive work this week. This week several of you have sent me the kindest messages, mentioned something in person about the blog, or have expressed some way that the message of hope for the New Year was helpful to you. I say all of that simply out of thankfulness to God. I love His Word because it carries such amazing power. When we apply it and write it out and share it with others it produces such good things in all of our lives. With that said, keep sharing what's on your heart with me and others, friends and readers.
This is our last week of Christmas Break before heading back to Valley Forge for our spring classes. That means we are soaking up all the time we can with Gettysburg-area friends and family and preparing ourselves for a great semester. We have such good friends to go back to and a new apartment to set up as our first "family home". I am really excited (understatement ;)) about the decorating and having a second bedroom to host guests. It's a little bit difficult to think about going back right now when break has been so good but I am believing that our time in Phoenixville is purposefull and that we will be very surprised to see all God has in store. We are very blessed to have two great places to call home. :)
Now I'd like to request something from you. :) Later this week I'm planning to share a little post with some of the names that you all have chosen for 2014. If you feel comfortable sharing, leave a comment here or send me a message on Facebook and tell me all about it. :) I'd love to hear what you're calling your year, what that means to you, and maybe something about how that changes your approach to a new year. If there's a scripture that is meaningful for this year I'd love to hear about that and share it here for others to be encouraged and empowered! I really do believe that your new and hopeful perspective for the year ahead can make a big difference in someone else's life!
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