Happy New Year!

Something about new year's day is so infinitely hopeful. A new year! Full of possibilities and dreams yet to be dreamed, songs yet to be written. My hope is that I could trust God with whatever in my past that feels unresolved, broken, or seemingly lost - I speak directly to those places this morning when I remember this scripture from Isaiah 43:

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

He is doing new things. Today there is real hope. He creates rivers within deserts, He leads us through wilderness. He does impossible things. I want to look forward. I don't want to miss a single moment of 2013 because I was looking backwards and wondering. I trust fully that God will resolve all things in His time. All I need to do is be present before the Lord today. In this new year. In this new season. Within the new mercies and the renewed hope. Forever loving the same God, who never changes - He is always good and is always faithful and is always trustworthy.

This morning I put up my new 2013 Rifle cities calendar (there is just something about a new calendar!), and jotted down some goals and dreams for this upcoming year. I have a difficult time dreaming, so I can sort of imagine that way cooler things will happen this year than what I thought about this morning. The Lord is just way bigger and way more bold than I am, and I'm totally okay with that!

What are some goals you guys have for this next year?

And now, allow me to announce the Diana Mini winner! A very special thank you and happy new year to... Judy Won  (@judywonlove).

Judy, I will contact you to get your information. I hope you enjoy documenting 2013 with this fun camera!