2019: Fully Present

This verse


popped up in my Facebook memories for January 1, 2018. So what happened in 2018 that created much significance in my life that would make this verse a reality?

At first glance, one would think I had to look very hard to see God was doing something new. After all, I lost the most significant person in my life, Laura, due to heart failure on January 21st, then lost one of my best friends, Jamie, also due to heart failure, July 27th. I had known both since 1987 and 1990.

Little did I know the promises of that verse would reverberate loudly through my soul as God DID create a pathway through this very dark wilderness and rivers in a very dry wasteland.

So as I start 2019, I start the year in the midst of friends who are like family to me. I will face each day fully present, letting go of people, places, things, and events that have proven to be more time and energy suckers rather than contributors of peace and energy and life.

I will approach my work with a passion of creating lasting change with people who share the same passion.

And I will embrace the greatest gifts I have been given in 2018 which were the knowledge that I am deeply loved; I am enough; I have much to contribute; and I have permission to dream, reinvent, and not apologize for who I was created to be and what I was created for.

Friends, I love you fiercely, and if you desire to move forward with me, I welcome you with open arms.

What do you think?