Welcome back, friends!
We are getting back in the game after a nice little piece of rest and rejuvenation! A perk of being in camp ministry is getting to take time with our kids during their school break! Not every year, but this year -- yes!! I am so thankful for that time -- we like each other! Kind of a big deal, you know?!
While life has felt on hold during this break, I have been able to pray a lot about whether or not we continue showing up here together throughout 2016. I need to be sure I'm giving my time and energy to the things that matter and to the things it seems my God is calling me to. I'm not always on my A game there, but that's my heart and it's how I filter things. As far as this blog, I've felt the assurance to continue writing here. And I'm excited about that -- to see where we go as we keep hunting for Jesus -- the hope in our everyday!
"Creating a tribe" is all the buzz these days. While my goal isn't to build a tribe, I'm okay if that's a natural side effect! Here's what I do hope this blog will be:
- an authentic place to pause
- a safe haven for screw ups to lift their faces
- a place to be able to say it like it is, but always end with Jesus
- a habit of pushing aside the fluff to talk about what matters
- a voice of light even when we are cloaked in darkness
- an encouraging perspective to keep us hoping
These blogging goals seem lofty for one small online space to accomplish. Lord knows I can't bring any of this about, but it's a work God can do and I believe it's a work He wants to do here! Would you like to join me this year? Join in the conversation or don't, but I hope and am actively praying you find the hope of Jesus if you come!
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Cheers to a new year hunting hope together! See you here tomorrow?