What Awaits You in 2018?

December 30, 2017 by Kaylea Hutson

Are you ready for what awaits you in 2018? Ready or not, the new year is here: 365 days filled with untapped possibilities, promise, hope, and a bit of the unknown. What are your hopes and dreams for the New Year?

Are you making resolutions? If you are like me, the resolutions you make on New Year’s Eve are often left in the dust by Spring Break.

For the last few years, beginning in 2007, I’ve done something different. Rather than making a resolution to lose weight, to drink fewer sugary drinks, or to read my Bible, I’ve filled my days with a word to help guide my life. I’ve defined the year with a word, not a resolution. Read more.

—from devozine (January/February 2014). Copyright © 2013 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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Jesus is speaking to us . . .

"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE