New Creation

My small town roots are a common theme around here. This weekend, I got to reconnect with many of the people I grew up with; I’ve know these ladies all my life–very literally. I had a blast, but I also found it a little challenging. 
Let me explain: I’m not who I was. I strive to be myself, to be independent and sure-spoken without being demanding and ugly about it. I have grown and changed, but it was so easy to slip back into an old role. It comes back to me being bold and stepping out in my faith. I’m not who I was, not because of me, but because of Him. I want to share that transformation.
I want to be who I am without forgetting who I was. I’ve learned a lot and grown a lot through who I was; I can’t forget that part. I need those lessons to be the wife, mother, and friend I aim to be today. Now my goal is to change my legacy. To shape my role in my friendships into who I am striving to be on a daily basis now. 
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 
2 Corinthians 5:17
Our trip was a blast, and I’ll share more, but this was on my heart.


  1. yes, i can agree with you wholeheartedly jolie, because that is my story………i am not who i was, thank God! i am HIS now and glad to be in His will for my life. but, i do slip just like all do from time to time. He is gracious to remind me who I am now and forgives me. sherry p

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