I’ve always wanted a tattoo, even back in my college days when I wanted two tennis racquets crossed over my ankle. Then there was a time when I wanted a guitar with a cross… same place – over my ankle. For that one, I went so far as to have a tattoo artist draft a design. But throughout the 20+ years since college, in all of those instances, something kept me from following through. This was going to be a permanent ink spot, after all.
Fast forward to a couple of months ago when I finally took the plunge. My heart had still been wrestling back and forth over several options, all within the same theme. What I chose to have inked permanently above my right ankle has proven to be a reminder that I cling to every single day.
“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.” – Hebrews 6:19
The hope we have in Jesus is the only hope that will never let us down.
When I sat down to write this post, I realized that it’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything here. Quite honestly, I haven’t been writing at all. For those of you who have followed Grow Where You’re Planted for the past several years, you may remember this post when I wrote about my top 3 that keep me grounded: Time with God, Writing, and Running. And you may also remember that I later added a 4th – Music. So much can change in a year. Life has changed in a big way; and my commitment level to all four of the things that make me… well… me… has been shaken.
The cool thing is that God is ALWAYS in control and He is anchoring me down into HIM instead of looking to other people and things in this earthly life. I’m hopeful and excited about life and the future… and VERY excited to share it with all of you! Be on the lookout for more fun stuff coming from the NEW blog, Anchored Hope. We will be talking about the Christian walk, earthly relationships, fitness, and all kinds of other fun things.
So anyway, for those of you who were with me through the Grow Where You’re Planted years… I’m still here, just with a renewed hope and a fresh start. You can still look through the archives and find old posts and studies.
We have hope today. Not because of who we are or anything that we have done. The hope is because HE is in us and WITH us. He is our STRENGTH. We will stay ANCHORED in Him.
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