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January 1, 2010 In uncategorized

2009.

So… blog readers, it’s 2:55AM. And I’m writing a blog post. This is unprecedented behaviour for me. Let me paint you a lovely picture before I continue. I’m wearing black tights. An American Apparel hoodie. And big wooly tube socks. Makeupless. SO HOT right now. What a uniform to work in, hey? So stylish it kills me. I had a lovely night. A really really lovely night. New Year’s Eve is one of my favourite nights. I LOVE the mystery of a new year.

Last year I wrote a big long post about the year 2008. It took me way too many hours and quite frankly, I am not going to do that this year. Not only am I too lazy to, but something in me isn’t interested in re-hashing everything I did in 2009. Here’s the Coles notes: I learned a lot about myself. I was a very different girl one year ago. In the past year: I became a youth leader (something that challenges/stretches/changes me daily) at my church. I survived my first break up (Please Lord, make it my last!) and came out the other end with greater compassion and humility and understanding. I learned that I am capable of running farther than I thought I ever could. I realized I kind of wanted to go back to school. For a course or two. I spent a lot of time on airplanes and in airports alone. I discovered that although I’m okay with solitude… life is always better with friends by your side.

I spent the last two hours of 2009 at a church service tonight: worshipping God as He deserves to be worshipped. What an amazing way to close off the old year and bring in the new one. Definitely something I want to make a habit of. I was so blessed by my friends and our conversation on the way home. We all just want more of Him. More of our Jesus. We can’t wait to dig into his Word. To be challenged in the upcoming year. To look back on 2010 in 2011 and say, “I know Him so much more today than yesterday.” It’s good. I was challenged this morning in my devotions by Luke 12:28 & 35b: “But don’t begin until you count the cost… No one can become my disciples without giving up everything for me.” That’s my prayer for 2010. I’ve counted the cost and I want Him more.

  • i feel a bit like you right now. even though i’m nothing like you. but i’m sitting in an airport waiting to board a flight. i waited until the last minute to pack. (but i’m sure you know NOTHING about that, right?) ;)

    hope your 2010 is fabulous! thanks for the great blog!

  • BOOM! so good! “i’ve counted the cost and i want him more” ….. YES … me too

  • Awesome post. Happy New Year!!

  • Acts 7:27,28 some of my fav verses, I really think He wants to be sought out…so you are in a good place! Glad to hear you had a great new year!! Hope this years brings many many great things for you! Godbless!
    -Kristy

  • I want Him more….perfect way to go into a new year. Couldn’t agree more!

  • Beautiful reflections. I want to become more like Jesus this year!

  • That is so so good.

  • Very good! And inspiring. And real. Amen.

  • And by Acts 7 I really meant Acts 17! haha…my bad

  • Jamie…thank you so much for writing this post- it put tears in my eyes knowing that that is my desire as well, to love Christ more, to serve Him better, and truly be taking up my cross daily, which is giving up of myself to the One who saved me. To Him be the glory!! Thank you for sharing your faith, for being bold- its truly bringing honor to His name. Happy New Year :-)

  • What an inspiring post and an awesome goal for 2010!

  • What a great post!! We serve a BIG God!! A few years back I thought I knew all there is about God, little did I know there is always something new to learn about God. I can imagine him sitting in his throne smiling down on us. He is so loving and gracious. Man does he always remind us of who he is??? Have a fab 2010!!

  • I love this post, Jamie. Here’s to always growing, learning and sharing in 2010.

  • Jamie, I am inspired by your creativity and ability to capture some of the greatest work I have seen in photography. You are so young and talented, I only wish that I would have had the forethought to be what you are at this moment in your life. Your decision to return to school puts a smile on my face. Do It! Don’t wait! You will step ten times higher in your tomorrows. Sincerely, Cynthia.