I look back on the past 12 months and am in awe of God's faithfulness. I doubted, and He came through. I doubted, and He came through. The process repeated itself over and over again. I never would have guessed in January that by the end of the year I'd be working for a church in Nashville, Tennessee. I defs didn't see that one coming. I repeatedly said, "God don't give me what I want but give me your best." And that's exactly what He's done.
One of my favorite parts about journaling is the way it marks time. I jot a moment on paper and go back to it whenever I want. Blogging is the same. It's so cool to see how the Lord has worked in my heart this year as I read through old blog posts. Below are a few of your favorites from 2016. What resonated with you the most? What do you want to see more of in the new year? Leave a comment on the post below or shoot me an email. I'd love to hear from you. And thank you for sticking with me! You make this blog happen.
The biggest thing that happened to me this year? I moved from New York City to Nashville! Click here to read all about this major change in my life. (And hit me up if you're ever in town!)
I spent a few days in Vermont this summer without cell service, social media, or any of the hustle and bustle. That time showed me the importance of sabbathing. Rest is so, so good, friends.
I got a tattoo. Yes, really! God has pressed upon my heart to be strong and courageous and to trust in Him. My tattoo is a daily reminder of that.
This post is about as real as I get. My struggles with an eating disorder have propelled me to Christ; He alone heals. His Word has shown me why we eat and drink in the first place, and how our bodies are gifts made for a mission.
There are things I want my future daughter to know, and I can't wait to share this letter with her one day.
I felt deeply cared for and encouraged on my birthday this past February. Thank you to all who showed up and showed what it means to love. (Thanks also for the best birthday cake of my life!)
Anyone else feel intimidated and pressured by those 30 Under 30 lists? Good news: We don't have to be! Our names are already written in heaven, and that's the best list of all.
If you want to talk more about Jesus Christ and faith and what-the-heck-is-all-this-stuff, shoot me a message. I love meeting new people, whether virtually or in person, and gabbing about life.
And if you'd like to know more of my story, you can read my testimony here.
Truly, He makes beautiful things.