New Year, Same Me (update)

Happy New Year friends! If you read my last blog post then you know that I was feeling let down by the end of the year not having some dramatic effect on my spirits.

I didn’t try, but somehow I had the best New Years Eve yet. I woke up this morning filled with peace and hope for my future. I woke up knowing that bad things happen to good people, but that God is always there to pick you up. I woke up understanding the depth of Gods forgiveness, love, and grace.

Somehow, an even more faithful, loyal, servant of God has awoken in me today. I know I will have my dark days, my hopeless days, the days when I can’t stop crying, but I also know that I somehow managed to get where I am today and our story has inspired or reignited other people’s faith and trust in Jesus.

I am surrounded by some amazing people who have walked through the valley with me. I am so thankful for each of you.

Here’s to 2014 bringing blessings big and small to each of us. But remember one thing, my dear friends; God loves you. He always has and He always will. No matter what happens to you or what you do to others.

And if you ever have an inkling or hear a small voice inside your head or heart and you think you might want to learn more about this Jesus dude, Zach and I have a standing invitation on any Friday or Sunday to go to Journey Community Church with you. Just sayin. — feeling renewed.

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