Happy New Years Eve! I hope everyone had a very special Christmas with family and loved ones and have had time to relax and take in the magic of this season. I always love the time between Christmas and New Years because it still feels like Christmas/don’t know what day it is and you have time to reflect on the past year which I personally love. I always strive to show you guys how to have faith in everyday life so I hope this post does just that! In today’s post, I am sharing a few lessons I will take away from 2018.

  • Unexpected things often lead to wonderful destinations
    • Whether it was losing two close loved ones this year, meeting a new best pal, or finding a small group God-fearing community – all of these being unexpected, they all brought something wonderful, whether it be an answered prayer, or a new found type of peace or extra appreciation for family time
  • Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful
    • 2018 threw me a lot of curveballs, but looking back, it was an absolutely beautifully orchestrated expression of God’s faithfulness and plan
  • God will always bring good from hard situations
  • Gratitude can change your whole perspective
    • My faith in God and expressing gratitude were what got me through a few tough months this year
  • Strive to be more and more of who God created you to be
    • Take time to dig into your soul, what you love, how you love, and all of your little quirks. I finally found within myself the armor of acceptance that He already has for us
  • Live simply
    • I have always been a homebody and loved the little things in life – but I guess you could say I never really embraced that or accepted that part of myself fully. This year I found safety and peace in this.
    • Don’t discredit your passions and interests

I am so thankful for a God who calls us to be brave and to be His. It’s an honor and privilege. I would love to hear what you will take away from 2018 in the comments below!

Happy New Year!


2 thoughts on “LESSONS I WILL TAKE AWAY FROM 2018

  1. Oh MacKenzie, you are a wonderful writer. I so appreciate you sharing the beautiful lessons that you are taking away from 2018. As your Mom says, you are truly an amazing young woman. I’m so fortunate to be on your list and have the opportunity to read your blog.
    Happy New Year!
    Judy Anderson


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