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Well, 2016 has certainly felt like a whirlwind of a year for me!

From successfully launching “The Echoes of My Heart” journals (here), to marriage, moving home, work, church, and just LIFE, I feel as though I have blinked and arrived at 31st December 2016!

One of the (many) huge things that happened this year for me was getting married (read about our wedding here), and moving to live with my husband. I CAN NOT believe that in just 2 short months we will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary!

There have been many highs, and many lows as I have done life this year and through it all I can certainly say that I have grown as a person, and I have learnt so much spiritually, and physically. With that being said, 2017 is definetly going to be a very exciting year as I believe God for more, and step OUT of my comfort zone, let go of dead weights, and move forward, step by step in faith.

This year I have passed some tests and failed some. I have experienced some beautiful and difficult moments in my marriage, and I have wrestled with my faith and circumstances that I have encountered. I know that all of this is helping me to learn and grow as a woman, wife, and child of God.

Through it all His grace has kept me and it continues to propel me forward. I am growing to love God more and more and can testify that the more you grow to know Him, the more you realise that you need to know Him MORE, and especially how weak you are. God is so precious and so faithful and I have seen His provision, faithfulness, correction and protection in various ways this year. I also continue to make amazing new friends through the blog, social media outlets and events that I have attended this year of which I am so very grateful!

God willing, there will be a lot of developments within the shop, and more exciting writing and video projects! Going into 2017, the Lord has really laid 2 Timothy 1:7. upon my heart. Fear is a spirit and without question, it can and does prevent us from moving forward into the things that we have been called to do. We often wonder “what will they think of me? what will they say? what will they say to others?”.

When we allow fear to be magnified within our hearts, we give it tremendous authority to stop our progress, and most importantly, the work that the Lord would do through us to bless others. When we say YES to Jesus and His invitation to us for life here and forever more, we don’t necesarilly know what that life will look like! Our trust must be 100% in Him, and in the LIGHT that will continue to burn brightly when we keep on saying yes every -single- day, with every step, every opportunity, every proposition He brings to us.

Often times it feels very frightening, and so.. ugh. I certainly have days when fear seems to cripple me, but by God’s grace next year I desire to face them head on, with Him by my side.

My desire for the next year is to be very intentional about dropping every single weight that makes me stumble, or causes me to remain anchored to fear.

I aboslutely love writing, and sharing my journey with you, and the many different experiences that I encounter. Keep an eye out on the blog as there will be some new changes around here as I invest more time on the content. I pray it is a blessing!

So here is to 2016! we have laughed, cried, lost some, have had some added unto us, and most importantly GROWN in our faith and character. Stay beautifully broken before Him, and open to Him working fully in your life in 2017.

Praying for God’s best for you in the upcoming year, and I am looking forward to interacting with you in great ways.




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Alethea Awuku

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