5 Words to Reflect on Before 2019

Can I just say how ready I am for 2019? I recently turned 29 and being the natural competitor I am, I feel a challenge to make 29 the best year of this decade. Pray for my poor husband, haha! 2018 was a beautiful year for me. But, beauty tends to come from ashes and 2017 was full of fire. 

Heartache was a theme for 2017 as relationships with people I loved and trusted burned down among other disappointments. God was there through it all. I know that without Him, 2018 wouldn't have been half as great as it was because I would have been too focused on the pain. Don't get it twisted...2018 was far from perfect. I felt deep growing pains and faced realities I would have rather ignored. But, I made it through and so did you my friend. 

I look back on the last twelve months and I have to stop and say, "Lord...thank you. Thank you for always rescuing me from my humanity when I get too wrapped up in the world and not in you."

I usually spend much of December reflecting on the year as I turn another year older, so does the world, and so does my marriage on New Years Day! December is a time for me think of what went right, wrong, and what hope I have for the upcoming trip around the sun for myself, the world, and my marriage. I also pray for God to give me a word to focus on. So far this year I am hearing the word "build" <3 

Below are the five words I am reflecting on as this year comes to an end. 


Is there someone in your life that deserves recognition this year? The whole book of Philippians reminds me of the importance of thanking the "who" in our lives...especially verses 1:3-5, "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always will pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now..." Who has been in your corner this year?


What are you proud of? What made your heart beat faster? What made you take a step back and think deeper? 


Did you go somewhere new? Where would you like to go next year? 


When during the year did you feel joy? When did you feel pain? Peace? Chaos? 


Speaking of "when"....how did those moments change you?

LM ACTION: Over in the Last Marriages Connected Facebook group I will be answering these 5 questions tomorrow. Join us there and share your answers as well! 

-- Cayla 

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