See You Next Year!

IMG_1630I wish I had better words to say, you are the best, the greatest, so very important to me.

Or be able to tell you how much it means to me that you take the time to read words God presses on my heart to share, even when the words go long (p.s. I really try for them not to because I don’t like long, either) and they are hard to swallow and tap on those sore places it would be far more fun to dance far away from.

I wish I could tell you how sometimes knowing you are reading and the words just may alter your perspective about something, give you hope or determination where it has been missing, makes me know I’m not alone and I should probably keep writing.

I wish I could tell you how your emails have touched deep places in my heart. How sometimes, they have singlehandedly been God’s whispers in a stubborn woman’s ear who sometimes wishes to go dark and become anonymous and slide into a life which doesn’t require heart offerings anymore.

You can’t know these things, I know. But all of them are true.

It’s also true that you remind me the world is big but also very small. We are much more alike than we are different. Pain is pain, hard times are no respecter of persons, and God is always the answer for then, for now, for forever and ever, amen.

I don’t have good words, but what I can say is: Thank you for 2014. I am excited to go into 2015 with you.

Let’s keep feeling the victory of getting up from the life struggles that threaten to keep us down.

Let’s keep being real and tell on ourselves and laugh over the crazy and feel something awesome called community in the strangest of ways, through a computer screen.

And most of all, let’s stay with Jesus. Let’s keep running hard and determined. Let’s allow Him the room to be as big as He wants to be in our lives.

I’m excited to see some of you on the road this year, where we can take our community from the computer screen to the hug and see the eyes in person.

I’m excited to share with you new insights on this blog, believing God that prayers of Lord, teach me, show me are heard and answered.  And when they are, as always, I will share them in this space since wisdom from above should not be kept to oneself.

For the rest of 2014 my blog will be silent as I share time with family and friends, but please know…you will surely be in my thoughts and prayers while you, too, take time to be with those you love in your corner of the world.

You are the best.

You are the greatest.

You are very important to me.

I love you.

Merry Christmas.

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