Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, friend!
Despite the hustle and bustle and never-ending to-do list, I love this time of year . . . the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas. What are your favorite things about this season?
I think mine is finding the perfect gift for my family and friends. Watching as they open it fills my heart with joy and excitement. Do you think that’s how God felt when He sent Jesus? Do you think He watched in anticipation as the whole world received His most perfect gift? I like to think so.
Speaking of gifts, we’ve compiled a few resources to help get your 2021 off on the right foot. And after 2020, who isn’t looking for a refresh!? Kidding aside, 2020 was hard for all of us and really hard for some of us. We sincerely hope you can take the sermon linked below or the life inventory exercise and use them as you prepare for the new year. Take time to dig into the areas of your life and your heart where you need to do some deep cleaning and maybe even a little rearranging.
Whether you find yourself with family or on your own this year, I pray you would see little glimpses of Jesus, God’s perfect gift to all of us this Christmas. And no matter where you are, your heart would fill with the joy and excitement God longs for us all to feel this time of year.
See you in 2021!
2020 didn’t go as any of us expected, and 2021 may not either. But that doesn’t stop us from making changes and working to make it the best we personally can. In this sermon from the series “Better,” Jeff Henderson challenges us by posing this great question: “Where do you need to gain some new momentum in the new year?” Give it a listen while you’re taking the ornaments off the tree or cooking up one last yummy treat. And then join us in making 2021 the best we personally can!
The new year always brings fresh starts and new possibilities. Set aside time in the weeks ahead to take inventory of your life. What needs to change? Where do you need to dive a little deeper? What do you need to add or subtract from your schedule? Jennie Allen created a helpful resource to guide you as you process and dream.
PRAY FOR YOUR MENTEES
Pray for the women in your mentoring group throughout the year. It will help you open your heart to them and recognize their needs. If you’re feeling ambitious, take out your calendar and schedule days of prayer for each mentee for the entire mentoring season.
The last thing you probably want to do on New Year’s is to cook another big breakfast. We’re with ya! To help bring some simplicity to your life, we thought you might find this recipe helpful. Plus, who doesn’t love cake for breakfast!? Pro Tip: Make it now and freeze it. You can pull it out when you’re ready!
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