Reflecting on 2022 and stepping into 2023

Reflecting back on this year✨

My word this past year was to LEARN—“to increase in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” Luke 2:52. I’ve learned a lot about myself, uncovering new passions and strengths. I’ve learned from my failures and my successes. To an extent, I’ve had to re-learn who I am beyond a beauty queen. I’ve learned that God works in ways that are always good even when they’re difficult to understand. I’ve experienced God’s protection from doors closing (some of which I really wanted to walk through) and I’ve learned that the fullness of life can only be accessed by stepping boldly with faith through the door that is open before you. This last year flew by for me. It taught me how important it is to not take time with the ones you love for granted. Each day is a gift. That is why it is called the present. As I step into 2023, I want to set an intention to be more present, to live life less distracted, and to cherish each day for the gift that it is.

Wishing you all a 2023 full of love and joy!



Hi! I'm Gracie.

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  1. Bill Brown wrote:

    I love so many of your 23 lessons. #1 is number one for me.
    Have a blessed day!


    Posted 1.10.23 Reply