By Katie Delp There’s a beautiful, new feeling on that first Monday in January. I set the alarm a little earlier, make my breakfast a little healthier, and jog a little farther. The clean pages of a fresh journal are smooth in my hands.
No grand resolutions, just a new recognition of trying to expand the good things already present.
The day begins, and I’m amazed how quickly the clean squares on my calendar fill with meetings and events. Hour by hour, my to-do list grows to the last line of the page. The post-holiday inbox is filled to overflowing with emails needing answers. Project deadlines start filling the calendar.
Thank goodness for that healthy breakfast!
As moments become harried, I have a choice, and I decide not to get overwhelmed. Instead, I remind myself that full days are opportunities to work in a job I love. I consider all the new initiatives we will launch at FCS this year, and I am thankful in advance for the good that will happen in our neighborhood in 2015.
I rest in gratefulness for this season of new beginnings. It’s beautiful to watch how God uses seasons and rhythms to help us start fresh. “Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?” (Isaiah 43:19)
All of us at FCS are looking ahead to an exciting 2015. We’re so grateful for the ways you have joined our journey, and we hope you will come along in the transformative work in South Atlanta. Please consider joining us prayerfully and financially in the coming year.
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