Wow, 2016 has been quite the year for our family! We moved, started a new school, I launched an online fitness ministry(First Fruit Fitness) and my husband and I ran a marathon. There have also been many challenges in the midst of those blessings but our God is so faithful.

As we enter into 2017 I want to encourage you with these verses from Philippians 3:12-14:

I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,  I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

I don’t know what 2016 held for you but I know this: God has a hope, plan and future for you and your family(Jeremiah 29:11). So let go of the past and look forward to what lies ahead.

Thank you for following along with me and my family on this blog and social media. My heart is that you see God in all that I do and write and you are inspired to live an abundant life, fully submitted to God and his perfect plan for your life. I pray that every single person he brings into my path is richly blessed in more ways than you can count in 2017. It’s going to be a great year!

Merry Christmas!


The Gilbert Family



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