Lastly: I know that this newsletter does not make up for what ENCOUNTER was prior to COVID. I constantly feel guilty that I am not doing more to help everyone grow and keep the faith alive in our homes. I have a few ideas up my sleeve of how to make ENCOUNTER more interactive and engaging than a simple newsletter every month. 2020 was hard on all of us, but I have high hopes (and aspirations!) for 2021.
Please know that all of you are in my prayers - if there is one thing that I can actually do, it is to pray for you all.
I hope you have entered 2021 as hopeful as I am (albeit tired and overwhelmed) and ready to make faith a sincere priority!
If you ever need anything, are frustrated with how things are going, or have a special prayer intention - never hesitate to ask me.