There is nothing like a new year to reflect, refresh, and reboot for what lies ahead. 2014 was a massive year for me when I quit my job, sold my house, and moved to the other side of the world - alone. 2015 was a year of heartbreaking tragedy, victorious triumphs, liberating revelations, and enough capacity stretching to last me a lifetime.

2016 started like many other years - me cuddled in a small corner of a quaint, local cafe with my delicious hot coffee, journal, and pink Bible.

As I sat there in that oversized chair and sipped my festive coffee tons of goals {:not resolutions because us Christian gals prefer the word goals to resolutions as if they don’t mean the exact same thing:} came to mind, but my pen never met the paper. Instead I found myself with a blank piece of paper before me, and an open heart within me.

This year, instead of writing down ten goals to achieve over the year I found myself writing a prayer instead. A prayer to be more more like this open journal before me, turned to a blank page. I want to be more open to Jesus than I have ever been. I want to be open to say yes to his plans instead of filling my new, perfect 2016 planner with my own agendas. I want to be open to the relationships he will bring along my path instead of obsessing about finding “the relationship.” I am open Jesus, and this year is a blank page.

Cheers to 2016!


  1. Love this! I love that you focus on goals that not only make you a better person but also that you invite others to join, like bringing people to church! Very cool :)

  2. Wow! What a great list of goals! I think we may do a blogpost on out goals. Thank you SO much for the inspiration!!!!!!!!



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