1. Oh..Jolene, I too did a look back this month..I am humbled and have no words how blessed I am and how God is leading me…even in the midst of lot of struggles. God is so good!

  2. I rededicated my life to the Lord 6 months ago and have been completely transformed. This is the first thing that came to mind regarding how God has worked in my life in 2013! Thank you so much for this post, Jolene. God used this to really speak to my heart this morning.

    I am reminded that my future ministry may not be hand-in-hand with my husband (like some of yours) and that’s okay – I can use my individual skills and spiritual gifts and still walk together with my husband, even though we might end up doing “separate” ministries. I guess I had always dreamed of doing everything together with my husband and had a narrow view that anything we did in ministry would be or had to be together. I needed this refreshing truth that it’s okay to have separate ministries because ultimately we are always still walking together with the Lord.

    I was also very encouraged by your phrase toward married women to “make your marriage your first ministry.” Amen! It might be very difficult some days however we can do everything throught Christ who strengthens us!

    Thanks again, God Bless.

  3. God has richly blessed me with the growing of my blog in the past year. He’s given me some mighty big connections and partnerships with other bloggers that has helped me so much. I believe he’s given me my vision for my blog and online activities for 2013 too.

    I’m impressed with how much you’ve done for God with all of your ministries! I definitely love your blog and words.

    1. Hi Crystal, how wonderful to hear that you can see God moving in your ministry and you now have His vision for the upcoming year! And please don’t be impressed by how much I’ve done this year! You should have been in my home during the weeks I was writing my book or filming videos!

      Sometimes we have the tendency to look at what others are doing and we think to ourselves, “What’s my problem?” How come I can’t do that? As I type these words out, I fall into that comparison trap as well and I must remind myself that God has given each of us a calling. We all have differing gifts, passions, and talents/skills. Not to mention trials and difficult seasons of life. Once I look at Christ, then I’m good. When I look at others and self, well, then I get discouraged. Look to Christ my sweet friend!

  4. Thank you for sharing your year and thank you for all your work.

    For me, this year, after being a Christian my whole life, I felt a quickening for Christ — for the first time! Never have I been so hungry and so fulfilled as I have been since I heard Him calling me. This is so exciting!!

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