Reflections from 2019:

  • God is so creative; He also has the best sense of humor
  • Jesus understands deep loss more than we do
  • Reading the entire New Testament in 40 days is a life changer
  • God blesses those who faithfully give to Him
  • God hears and answers those prayers you think He might miss
  • Our life here is temporary. It will constantly change, and our plans won’t stand unless they are perfectly in line with God’s
  • God is in control—not me
  • Having your child at work with you is a blessing, but is also tiring
  • Sleep is essential
  • Learning to take care of more than one baby at once as a new mom is awesome
  • Watching multiple toddlers/babies all day each day develops patience
  • Reading children’s books is so fun
  • Loss hurts a lot, but there is always hope in Jesus
  • Knitting is a new hobby of mine
  • Herbal tea is a little more enjoyable than coffee
  • Not lesson-planning and grading papers is really nice, but some days I miss it
  • Norwex is a life-changer
  • When you stop running consistently, your body changes
  • A slower-paced life is a happier life
  • Teaching piano lessons is one of my favorite jobs
  • Playing piano and writing is some of my best therapy
  • Complaining, worrying, and stressing are completely pointless
  • My parents are some of the most loving, selfless examples of Christ in my life
  • New babies are some of the best therapy for their great-grandparents
  • Dwelling on the past and fearing the future is directly related to depression
  • I have more dreams and passions in life than I’ve let myself believe until now
  • Life is way simpler than we make it out to be
  • My husband is one of the most thoughtful, fun, and selfless people I know; he is also a great dad
  • Doctors and nurses are a huge blessing
  • My mom is the wisest lady I know
  • Music is one of God’s greatest blessings

Reminders for 2020:

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-17 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

Lamentations 3:22-24 “Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’”

Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

Hebrews 13:8  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”