It’s early in the morning when golden edges of sunlight tippy-toe around the fringes of the horizon. I look out our picture window and take in the view of snowy housetops and tree lines, a lovely snapshot of January beauty. In Colorado, winter stretches its arms and settles in a good long while.
Making myself at home on a corner of the sofa under a fleecy blanket, I take several sips of my chai latte, begging it to wake me up. In all honesty, part of me would be happy going back to bed and sleeping till spring. But in Colorado, spring is a long time coming.
In my own heart, spring feels far away too. Like the weather outside, for my foreseeable future, a few particular circumstances look like the same ol’ same ol’, a little too cold and dark for my own liking.
You may know I lived much of my life unfriendly to change, and I’ve worked hard to see it in a more hopeful light. But what can be just as hard to deal with is desperately wanting a change, needing a change, yet waking up day after day to the same ol’ same ol’ undesirable circumstances.
If this is you on this January day, visit here and receive words I hope will help you glimpse the Lord’s hope-filled plans for your future.
Sometimes not changing can be a difficult change. Other times we’re facing a different kind of hard change or transition. If either scenario resonates, give yourself hope by joining our #2016changechallenge. It began this past Monday, but you can still join and receive meaningful encouragement for your personal season of change. Read more about it here and sign up for it here.
Earlier this week, I posted the chat video introducing the change challenge. Below is the first blab video chat where Crystal, Shannan, Kendra and I talk about the importance of acknowledging the hard parts of change as well as offer a hopeful glimpse into the why of your own personal change. A couple things about the video: Kendra’s name is not Kazuhito. That would be her husband. Let’s just say Twitter was being ornery and not playing nice. Also, blab *completely* switched up our placement from when we recorded the video live (i.e. I was next to Crystal during the recording and now I’m below her), so some of our references are gonna be straight-up wonky. Kind of annoying but definitely funny!
To subscribe to next week’s video featuring Crystal and myself with two different guests, click here.
Enjoy your weekend, dear ones. xo