22 Things I’m Looking Forward To in 2022

22 things I am excited for in 2022 & A Blessing for You in 2022: May you find hope in His presence this new year and all the exciting things to come. May you find a strength filling you, surrounding you— the strength of our Lord Jesus Christ. May you find courage provided by His presence alone for this year of 2022. I pray you’d find hidden pockets of grace, surprises in His presence, and abundance that comes in trusting the Father. May you be blessed in every way in 2022. 

Plan “Be”

In a time when all kinds of lists are made, goals are identified, the pressure to be something becomes great. Be stronger, be skinnier, be kinder, be more aware, be more involved, be on top of your finances, be healthy… the list goes on, and on, and on. But according to 1 Thessalonians 5:24, instead of the world’s mantra of “be something”– our mantra in Christ becomes simply “be”! As we trust Him–the trustworthy one– He will complete His work in us. He will complete us body, mind, Spirit. He will accomplish His plans for our lives. 

Top Ten Moments of Summer

No matter what events mark our summer season (perhaps shifts and changes with job or expectations, helping elderly relatives, trauma, even a tragic misplacement of home) we can be confident that God is taking care of us. He is redeeming that which was formed as a curse against us and bringing His goodness to the forefront. We will see His goodness (Psalm 27:13).