Today marks the beginning of a new year and a fresh start.
I don’t want to come across as too corny here, but I truly love to take a few moments each New Year’s Day to pause and reflect on the events, memories, feelings, and lessons from the last year.
I have found that writing things down helps me to recall lessons and memories that are important and necessary. In the Old Testament, we can find many examples of God’s people writing things down, setting up memorials, or passing stories along all for the purpose of remembering. Not forgetting is so important because we humans are so bad at remembering.
It is a good thing to remember the lessons that God has taught us, the pain that He has brought us through, and the blessings that He gives.
I have been blogging for a bit over a year now and have found that going back and re-reading my past posts has been incredibly beneficial. I can remember the things that prompted me to write that particular post. I can relive the events that occurred during the week that I wrote. I can relearn the lessons that God has taught and is teaching me.
So, to start the new year I wanted to re-share some of my favorite and most meaningful (to me, and hopefully you as well) blog posts. I truly hope that as you read this you do not see this as self-promotion. Rather, my prayer is that God would use these words to encourage, challenge, and bless.
Why I am doing all of this: What’s In A Name?
Reflecting on the beauty of creation: All Of Creation.
When I need to trust in God and Not myself: Own Worst Enemy
When life is really hard: When You Just “Can’t Even”
When life isn’t always awesome: The Way Life Should Be
Remembering the importance of Fact-Checking: I Ate All the Blueberries
The value of EVERY life: Priceless
Something that gives me goosebumps: Overwhelmed
The importance of “getting back up” again: When You Bump Your Head
Fun Memories, Good Lesson: And Then There Were Monkeys
One of my favorites to write: The Lion, The T-Rex, and The Movie Theater
Better than anything I could ever write myself: The Bible