2017 is officially almost two weeks in and Idaho is already breaking some old records. We have had the most snow, here in the Treasure Valley, in 30+ years! It’s brought about multiple snow days for students, cancellations and closings galore, chaos at all the local grocery stores and on the streets. It’s brought the best and the worst out of people. Neighbors helping neighbors’ clear driveways, sidewalks, and streets. Digging each other out of the snow and giving an extra push to get out of that slick spot to people scavenging the shelves at the local Wal-Mart. Then racing home to binge-watch the newest show on Netflix, while watching the snowflakes fall from our living room windows.
This has led me to many different thoughts regarding the new year and perceived chaos.
· It’s a new year and a new beginning for you and your family. A time to put the past behind you; learn from those experiences and look forward to what God has in store for you this year and beyond!
· We need to be more intentional about taking the time to slow down, reflect on our experiences and dream about our futures. Then turn that reflection time into lessons that we can learn and grow from. Then use that time dreaming about your future to propel you to make the goals that are going to help you reach them!
· Neighbors helping neighbors needs to happen more! Who is your neighbor? Open your eyes and look around you. Who do you see? That is your neighbor! Love them!
· Intentionality, let’s take advantage of the time, space, and spheres of influence that we have been given to impact others with love, grace, and mercy! What that looks like for you, may be different than me, but it doesn’t make either less important! Get after it!
This year I am hoping to lead a life of focused intentionality toward Jesus!
I’m excited to see what God has in store for me for 2017! One of my goals for 2017 is to blog more consistently, to write and ship. I’d love to form a community of people that desire to live with a focused intentionality spurring one another in love, the love of Jesus! Please join me on the journey as I press into 2017 pursuing what God has for me and hopefully encouraging you to do the same.
.Much love to you and yours.
*This is the intro to a series of blog posts including one for each of the bullet points above. J