There's something about a new notebook, a blank calendar, a freshly tilled plot of soil that beckons us. It's a fresh start, an opportunity to create, to fill in the blanks and forget past mistakes. A new year is like that for many of us. We see it as an opportunity to plunge forward with new resolve. We asked staff and residents to share words or verses they had chosen to guide their paths in the year ahead, and several of them obliged. Below you will find their name and UGM association, followed by their answer. We'd love for you to add to this post by sharing your own words and verses in the comment section below.
By his grace in 2019, may Jesus save me from forgetfulness, from over-familiarity and presumption upon his grace. May he create in me a firm resolution to pursue a heart after his own, that loves what he loves.
Each New Year we tend to make resolutions centered around self-improvement goals. This year, try something different. Ask yourself how you can be part of breaking the cycle that keeps people stuck in poverty and addiction.