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Here are a few of the hope*writers who have encouraged me, and I hope they will do the same for you:
“I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but for many, 2017 will be painstakingly difficult. Your year might get better, but it might not. Your child diagnosed with cancer might not be healed. The parent you’re now the caretaker for might get worse. Your marriage might have a really devastating year. You might not have the bravery to RUN from that toxic relationship you’re in. That loved one you lost isn’t coming back. The child you’ve been praying for might not be conceived. And 2017 might not bring that relationship or job you’ve hoped for. And yet, in spite of all of the hard things 2017 might have in store for you (or the WONDERFUL THINGS), I want to tell you that 2017 could be the year that you cling to God like you never have before. It could be the year that grace permeates your every move and your faith comes alive.”
“Loving a drug addict is like hugging a cactus. It hurts, and you hate it, then it blooms and is beautiful and you love it. You don’t see the needles because the flower is so lovely, and, inevitably, you embrace it again.”