Happy New Year! One of my resolutions is to post more frequently. I miss writing, though I continue to journal, I've missed communication back and forth with my blog friends. Since having Knox I find very few spare minutes, but I'm going to make blogging a priority. I listen to many things on my phone while I am around the house, it makes for good multi-tasking. I have a couple of links I want to share concerning the new year.
First off is Andy Stanley. He is my new favorite. I like his teaching style and the simplicity through which he communicates. Somehow, it always is profound. By the way, he is the son of Dr. Charles Stanley. Andy is the new generation Stanley, though I still thoroughly enjoy Dr. C. Anyhow, this interview with him covers the reasons he does not create New Year's resolutions. He feels it is more important to focus on who we want to be, rather than what we want to do. It's definitely an interesting and inspiring listen.
You can find the podcast at the above link. You will have to download it, but you can listen from your phone or computer. It's the top podcast-"A New You Resolution."
Second is of course-Beth. I heard this via livestream today while I was eating a sandwich and folding laundry, Knox was taking one of his rare naps, therefore I was capitalizing on a few seconds. It's a really good word based around the a scripture in Psalms...
You crown the year with your bounty and your carts overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11
She talks to us about how we have the promise of the Lord that this year is going to be a good year. What she says the Lord defines as "good" is fruitful. We all want to be fruitful, we want our day in day out to matter, we want to bear fruit and witness. Her message will be encouraging to you. And at the end she will pray over you, and if for nothing else, watch it for that.
Thirdly, this is a word to Moms. I read this post and found it ultra encouraging. Maybe some of you will is as well...Why Moms Are Heroes by Rachel Martin
Happy New Year!