The First Day of the Last Month of the Year


It’s December 1, 2015. I CANNOT believe that the year is almost over.

So, what do we typically do when we are coming to the end of something? We reflect on what has passed and what we’ve learned from it all. Here’s a look at some of the things I did this year in picture form:

I bravely (yet timidly) took my first trip to a 3rd world country.

At a Filipino palengke (street market)










I embarked on the adventure of leading a women’s Bible study.

Coffee, conversation, and Jesus.










I got to see both of my sisters together in one place for the first time in 4 years. 

Photo Op on the beach













What did I learn from these experiences? 1. That life is fleeting and oh so much more fun if you go through it with PEOPLE. 2. That taking a risk is ALWAYS worth it if you are investing in yourself/others.  3. That dreaming an old dream in a new way is ok. In fact, it’s kinda GREAT. 4. And that I’m the happiest when I’m with my family at the BEACH. (Some things will never change!)

Your turn. What things did you do in 2015 and what did you learn from them?