#mondaymatters 2018

It is the first day of 2018. The craziness of the holidays is behind us, and a new year awaits us. 

This post isn't to give you more "resolutions" but it is meant to help you reflect well and give resources as you move forward in life and flourishing with Jesus and His community.

Here are some questions to consider as you look forward to 2018:

- What do you hope to "leave behind" from the previous year(s)? What unhealthy patterns and habits need to be turned from? What new practices need development and growth as you follow Jesus?

- How do you plan to pursue Jesus and His community this year? Growth is never automatic, it takes prayer, planning, and help from others. 

- If God were to answer your prayers just as asked, would the world change or just your world change? 

If you are looking at a help for the next year, this resource "Seasons" from the Village Church is a helpful intro the the church calendar and helps with family discipleship.

Luke Simmons (a member of our management team) wrote a blog on "Resources for Spiritual Growth" which contains some helpful ideas, books, and podcasts.