Happy New Year!

Happy Friday and New Year to you all!

Although 2020 was a tough year, I have to say the lessons I learned during it will last me a lifetime. 2020 taught me to be grateful for what I have, especially time spent with loved ones, to be flexible (which is hard for a type-a personality like me), and most of all that we are never truly in control of our lives, which makes me incredibly thankful for a God who continuously reminds us He is in control.

As Solomon states in Ecclesiastes, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace” (3:1-8).

As we move out of all the seasons 2020 brought us and move into the seasons 2021 will bring, let us always remember the One who walks with us through every moment, event, and emotion.

Wishing you faith, hope, peace, and love in this new year.

Madi