2020 Vision: Finding Joy in the New Year


by Katy Kauffman


Icy delight falls in my backyard as I write this. All of the Christmas and winter paintings that we love each year are now a reality. Snow has found north Georgia, and my friends have already messaged each other with pictures of winter’s crowning beauty.


As the snow blankets grass, trees, and houses, I stop to pray.


Father, blanket my heart this year with a joy that lasts long after the snow melts. Help me to find delights each day that You have planted along the way. Keep my head in Scripture and my heart close to You. I want to stay wrapped up in Your love and Your truth.

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Limbo!

By Erin Elizabeth Austin

I have the privilege today of posting a guest blog by a good writer friend, Erin Elizabeth Austin. We met at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference two years ago, and since then, I have been greatly encouraged by her brave spirit and beautiful words. The topic for today’s post is timely for me, and I hope it encourages you too!

Did you ever play the game Limbo when you were a kid? You know the one I’m talking about the game where two people stand holding the opposite ends of a yardstick or broom while a line of people see if they can go underneath the stick without bending forward or touching the stick. The point of the game is to see how flexible people are, something that’s fun when you’re a child, but not so much when you’re an adult.

I’ve always been very flexible, which made Limbo one of the few games I won in gym class. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for life.  ...

 

 

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Stress Relievers: Focusing on the Goal

Focusing only on the goal, the “destination,” of what I’m working on, makes me impatient. I realized that the goal isn’t the only important thing. The process of reaching the goal is also important. Every day ...

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