The Obligatory New Year Post

Road sign to new yearExit 2013, enter 2014.

Bob Dylan pretty much summed up my life these days: the times, they are a-changin.

When 2013 started I was neck-deep in coordinating Sandy Relief teams working on Long Island. Theresa and I were continuing to grieve the passing of her father, and we were beginning to think about what was next for us. Fast forward one year, and things have radically changed. As I write this post, I look around my new office, in our new home, and am in awe. Had you asked me last January what our life would look like in January of 2014, I’m not entirely certain of what I would have said… but I know that living in Waco, Texas would not have been my answer.

For Theresa and I New Year’s Day 2014 was the idealized version of New Year’s Day that everyone talks and dreams about: a fresh start, a total reboot, a new beginning. 

This week Theresa and I continue to unpack boxes and turn the house we bought into a home.
Next week I return to school for the first time in ten years.
Throughout it all we are creating new routines, new patterns, new habits, and new relationships.

It is going to be a challenging year, an intense year, and a fun year. I’m looking forward to seeing where God takes us in the days to come.

What are YOU most looking forward to this year?

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About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.