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Journal entry #7: 2017… MERCI BEAUCOUP!


31st December 2017

We’ve come to the end of a tremendous year and I thank God for bringing me through it.

While 2017 had its ups and downs, I chose to focus on the positive. I picked back up a few skills I had neglected (except art), started studying a new language, read multiple genres in books, and met my new best friend Margaret from The Word.

One of my favorite highlights of the year was celebrating my birthday in the company of friends. ❤

Another delightful highlight was Tammy joining this warm and welcoming blogging community. ❤

Personal wise, there were some issues I had to deal with, but God saw me through all of them every time. I have those days where I struggle, but His Word is my strength and I can always depend on it.

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Thank you, God, for 2017! It’s been a blessing and I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for me.

Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

31 days of lists challenge: days 22-31

The last hurray! Thank you for sticking around. 🙂

Day 22: Favorite Bible verses

I have many favorites, but when I need comfort…

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…and when I wake up to face the day…

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Day 23: People I want to meet

Jesus Christ. ❤ 

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Day 24: Favorite patterns

I love houndstooth.

Day 25: Food that I dislike

I am not an adventurous eater and I won’t ever try things like seafood, but I tried bacon once and disliked it.

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Day 26: Words that I hate

I’m a logophile, so it’s kind of hard for me to hate words. I do dislike the word ‘hate’ though.

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Day 27: Stuff I'm allergic to

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Day 28: Obsessions

God and His Word. ❤ French history and tiramisu.

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Day 29: Favorite plants

I like many plants including orchids, perennials, and palm trees.

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Day 30: Things I'm looking forward to

An epic adventure in 2018 God’s willing!

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Day 31: Highlights of the month

Making it through half of December with little sleep.

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365 Days of Writing

December 31st: A brand new you, effective tomorrow!


Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

I wish to be myself for I can’t be anyone else. I am going to strive to be a better me in 2018 God’s willing as I continue to live for Him.

Thank goodness we’ve come to the end of this challenge! It started off well, but then I lost interest somewhere in the middle when the prompts became repetitive. Nevertheless, I thank you for sticking around and even joining me during some of the prompts.

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