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Hope for a New Year

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, -Philippians 3:13

2009 was one of trials and testing for many of us. During these times we need to remember that through them, new life occurs and that if we look hard enough, treasure can be found in the rubble of tribulation. It is often during tough times that we learn about what really matters in life and make lasting changes for the future. 
My prayer for each of you this year is for hope. It is my heart's desire for you ...  

  • Hope - to see the potential in every circumstance as a foundation for a better tomorrow.
  • Opportunity - to recognize each new opportunity for what it is...a chance for a new beginning.
  • Perseverance - to press on even when you see no end in sight, knowing that eventually you will reap a harvest for your efforts.
  • Encouragement - to take risks in following God's call on your life.

May each of you have overflowing hope as you start 2010, in anticipation of great things to come, knowing that you are not alone. Expect the best. Live in love. 
All the best,


Janna Rust is a Professional Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them.  For more information, visit her other blog at