The notion of “plateaus” in life came up in some of the story-telling that took place in our 2015 Summer Small Groups – those moments in life when we can look back and see how far we’ve come and at the same time can look ahead and see how much farther we have to go. Plateaus might not seem very exciting, but for the moment, we have a chance to stop and reflect on both what’s behind and what’s ahead.
In church work, January always seems to be one of those times—we’ve just come off the “peak” of Advent season and are beginning to look ahead to Lent, Easter, and the rest of the church year. It’s a time that gives us a little breathing room to thank God for the previous year and begin anticipating what’s next. I wanted to share some of my own January reflections with you and encourage you to add your own in the comments below!