One year ago today was Avra’s due date! So, the first thing that comes to mind when I read this question is that I would tell myself to get comfortable… because the baby is not coming for eight more days!
When Jesus came, it was messy. He didn’t come to this earth in a seamless, spotless regal procession. He came as a baby, born in dirty, smelly surroundings, during a time long before modern medicine existed.
I began to develop a new perspective on relationships and community. Instead of something to be feared, I started to see them as a blessing and gift from God. I got the sense that, for the first time in my adult life, God wanted to establish me in a community of my own where I could feel like I belong—where I was a part of a family.
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 9: What do you wish you did less of this year? Yesterday’s post was all about the things I wish I did more of this year. Today, I’m flipping that question around to reflect on the opposite—what I wish I … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I Did Less of This Year
It’s hard to imagine jamming more things into this year! I’ve had so many wonderful experiences and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey! But still, here’s a list of three small things that perhaps I could have approached with a bit more intentionality this year.
I have a habit of making very lofty goals and being disappointed when I cannot follow through with them. So rather than coming up with five elaborate new goals, let me tell you about five things that I already have every intention of accomplishing before the year is up.
This is a timely reminder to me that Philippians 1:6 is truly in progress in my life. Sometimes I think we can become so focused on our shortcomings and flaws that we forget about this promise.
There are a lot of times when I question and doubt whether or not I have heard from God. But then there are also times when I feel certain. Every once in a while, God speaks to my heart in just such a way that I can’t deny the divine nature of the message.
Sweet Avra, these are just a few of the ways that the intersection of our lives has changed me forever. You have, without a doubt, made the biggest impact on my life this year…
“I’m proud of you.” These are four small words that pretty much every person on the planet longs to hear. And yet, for whatever reason, a lot of us have a hard time saying them to ourselves.