Happy New Year 2018!

I glance down at the corner of my computer screen and see 1/1/2018 below the time.  I unlock my phone and see the big 1 on my calendar app.  I open up my text messages and see all the texts that say “Happy New Year!!” with celebratory emojis for fun.  Everywhere I see the evidence: 2018 has arrived!

There is something bittersweet about saying goodbye to a year, but something even more exciting in experiencing the dawning of a new one.  With empty slates, we look forward to the coming year and what all God will do.

One area I cannot wait to see what God does with in 2018 is this blog.  What posts will I write?  What changes will I make?  Only God knows right now.  I find it absolutely astounding that God knows every single word I will write on this blog in 2018, even when I myself don’t know that!

So, dear reader, trust Him, because He holds 2018 in His hands.  Surrender this coming year to Him.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  ~ Jeremiah 29:11, ESV

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Years, Grace!
    Yes, it is rather sad to leave 2017 behind. It was a huge year for me. But I'm also super excited for everything God has in store for me for this year!
    And I can't wait to see where He takes your blog this year! I know it has been a huge encouragement for me. (:
    And by the way, your New Year Blog week was super neat! I enjoyed reading all of the posts throughout the week, especially "Favorites" and "Lessons" from 2017!

    1. Happy New Year! I'm so glad my blog has been an encouragement to you this past year, Grace. And I'm glad you enjoyed New Year Blog Week :)

  2. Olivia Bell (aka Livy)January 5, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Happy New Year! I'm excited for 2018!

  3. So exciting! Happy New Year dear :)


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