Okay, I know I said I’d be taking all of December off from blogging but it’s just too close to the start of a brand new year to not check in. First, thank you all so much for your kind words, emails, calls, text messages you’ve been sending. I appreciate your connection and your prayers.
I trust God blessed you over the Christmas holidays in a very special way. I know some of you faced adversity. Illness, death, and calamity just to name a few. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I received the most amazing picture book in the mail from great friend, Melody Thompson. It chronicles the Road to Freedom Tour as I wound through Kentucky and ministered to women, recovered from a torn ligament in my knee and spent time on the farm. It was an amazing time with Melody and her family and now I have it in print! Thank you, friend!
A few weeks ago my good friend, Jennie Atkins, posed a thought provoking question on her blog, A Little Bit of Everything. She asked what our lives would be like if when we woke up in the morning, all we had was what we’d thanked God for the day before. That question has been in the forefront of my mind since I read it.
I began consciously looking at what I have and how I am blessed. When I see it, I’ve tried to make a conscious effort to make sure I thank God for it. The results have been amazing.
I’m busy planning for a brand new year of helping others live their dreams. I hope and pray you are planning as well. Life is too short to not live it to its fullest.
This year will bring challenges, but it will also bring success, joy, peace and countless opportunities for you to shine. I encourage you to take a few hours over this week to develop a plan and implement that plan. Sure, you’ll alter your course throughout the year. That’s normal but at least you’ll be going somewhere.
What if, instead of pain, sorrow and disappointment, at the end of next year you were living your dream and making a difference in our world? It can happen. You can do it. I believe in you! I believe in the gifts God has given you. And I believe in the plans He has for you.
From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful for you all. I treasure you, your dreams and your life. It has truly been an honor to serve you. You bless me in ways I cannot express.
I wish you great joy and success in 2014. I am looking forward to helping you live your dreams during these next 365 days. May you live to the fullest, your heart overflowing with joy and peace. May you feel how much you are loved and may you always have opportunity to be a blessing to others.
God bless friends!