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New Year’s Eve Encouragement

New Year’s Eve. The day we say goodbye to the year that was, and prepare to say hello to the year that will be. A time to reflect, and a time to look ahead. This year was like no other. (Granted, you could say that about every year but, yeah…2020.)

It’s safe to say many, if not most, will be eager to forget about this past year and move forward to whatever may be ahead in 2021. I understand, as this was a very difficult and challenging year in many ways, here. If it was a rough one for you, I am so sorry. Losses have been plentiful for so many – whether it has been loss of life, employment, activities, etc.

But, as we start to fix our gaze upon the seemingly “can’t be any worse” year ahead and the hope of a better 12 months to come and try to just sweep 2020 under the rug…I’m going to challenge you to do something.

Think about what you can take with you from this past year. As in, focus just for a few moments on what you’ve gained or learned or been blessed with in 2020. The list might be short, I get it. But, my guess is there’s something you can put on this list.

Something you’ve made it through this year has made you stronger. Something you learned about yourself can be used for good. Something you gave of yourself will be returned, with interest. Something you struggled with will be used to help others, through your experience with it. Your hardships will lead to healing and your story might just be the very thing used to bring breakthrough to someone else’s life, someday.

This isn’t being written to say everything’s alright or that we should all just be fine. Just wanted to encourage you today, because I still believe everything happens for a reason and I believe the tough times in our lives are ultimately used for a greater glory. And, in the end, it is well.

Happy New Year to you. May 2021 be the best year of your life.

The New Year

2018

So, here we are. 2018. Wow.

Another year we get to live, to start over, to continue something good, to finish strong, to go for it, to make the best of what’s available, to dream, to cherish, to try new things, to work on old things, to praise God for all we have…and so much more.

Just wanted to encourage you today to take advantage of the opportunities abound with the coming of a new year. I hope it’s a great one for you!

The New Year

Well, I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t miss 2015. I will. It has been the best year of my life and I’m so thankful for everything good that has happened these past 12 months. Wrapping it up in sunny southern California with family only adds an exclamation point!

But, the new year is upon us and so, it is time to usher it in. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2016 for everyone. Happy New Year. Many blessings to you and yours in the year ahead!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Here’s to the good times we got to enjoy in 2012 and the great things I believe God has planned for us in the coming year.

All the best to you and yours as we get ready to turn the page on another chapter in our lives…we’re so blessed to get to live them, aren’t we?

Be safe out there tonight if you’re heading out to celebrate. Happy New Year everyone. Let’s make 2013 a great one!