I am so excited to share this post and video! If you watched Why 2016 Was Tough + My Focus Word For 2017, you know that last year was very challenging for me personally, and I am focused on becoming more rooted in 2017. (If you didn’t watch that video, this post may not make a lot of sense; you may want to check it out before continuing!)
January was a month of renewal, contentment, peace, and joy–four things I’ve been severely lacking in the past year or so. For the first time in what feels like forever, I feel a sense of purpose and palpable hope for the future. I have this strange assurance that God is using this awkward season of life to prepare me for something bigger and more important, and that’s really exciting.
Today I’m sharing my January: Rooted video, where I discuss the action steps I took last month to become more rooted, what January was like spiritually and emotionally, and a couple of clips of me happy-crying (slightly embarrassing, but honest). 😉
If you’re interested, you can watch my Rooted video for January below or on YouTube here. (Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel–my subscribers typically get access to my videos 24 hours before I link them on my blog!)
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continual support and understanding. I received dozens of comments, messages, and emails in response to my last video from other women who shared their own stories, thoughts, and feelings. To those of you who shared with me: your words reminded me that I’m not alone! Thank you!
// How was January for you? How are you making progress on your focus word for 2017?
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Erin Reynolds says
Blair- Thank you so much for your realness. The greatest news about those really hard, dry seasons, is we serve a God who works ALL things for our good (hard seasons, bad moments, terrible days). He has a plan and purpose always. As I watched this, I kept thinking about the song “Dry Bones” (I’ve linked it below) May you continue to walk in freedom, rejoice in all things, and may Jesus keep shining brightly through you, because He does so, so beautifully. God is bigger than any dry season, and every hard day. Rejoicing with you sister! P.S. If only TX and KY weren’t so far from each other! I’d love chats over coffee and I’m pretty positive our husbands would be friends! ha! 🙂
Blair Lamb says
Erin! Dry Bones is my song for 2017!! Oh my, so good. Thank you for your encouragement AND I so wish we were closer! XO 🙂
Ashley Zinhobl says
Thank you so, so much for your vulnerability and just inviting us along in this journey with you. It is so encouraging for me to see that God really can and will make changes to our lives when we feel stuck. It really encourages me to step out in faith, knowing that God will show up. I’m struggling with community too and I’m really nervous to put myself out there but your video makes me a little less afraid so thank you again! I’m so glad that you’re feeling better as well. 🙂
Blair Lamb says
Hi Ashley! Thank you so much for taking the time to watch. I’m sorry to hear that you’re struggling with community too–not having people to call is a strange, difficult thing. I hope you find your people soon! 🙂 XO
Blair, I adore you. This made me so happy and it was honestly a joy to see the peace of Jesus shine out of you in that clip in the car! <3 Beautiful. So grateful to you for sharing your journey.