My children are a year older.
So are my husband and I!
The hubs and I celebrated another year of marriage. Thank you God, for this marriage and this man!
The baby started walking. Running is probably a better term.
I finished my first year of Seminary.
I was invited to contribute to Bethel's blog, which has been fun and rewarding. (check it out here and here!)
Did I mention I made it through a year of Seminary? :)
I have seen God's awesome work in so many kids I work with.
I went on a mission trip to Arizona with some amazing youth and adults.
I have been reminded of what it means to cling desperately to God's promises.
That last one is important. There were a lot of struggles in the past year. Personal struggles, health struggles, work struggles. People talk about clinging to Christ, but for a long time, my clinging had been a bit more of a pinky swear. I'm ashamed to admit that, but I am grateful for this year-long journey of returning the grasp. I don't believe God gives us struggles "on purpose." But I do think these times can be incredibly rich. I was reminded this year of the one who gives hope when we have none.
So here I am, back to blog again. It's nearing my 10 year anniversary of my Starry Night (check out my testimony). I continue to give thanks to this God that never lets go, never leaves me to walk alone, and reminds me, daily, of his infinite love. I give thanks to him for this year of a reminder that in the midst of the muck, the God I gave my life to 10 years ago continues to fill me with awe! Praise God!