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For the last couple of years I have been struggling with a little bit of depression due to a lot of different things, but it started when we left the church that we moved to Indiana to pastor at. I have felt a deep sense of loss for the community we had there, the personal growth that our family experienced and I personally experienced. Our time there was really challenging in some ways, but also really amazing in some ways - and I kind of feel like I found myself there, so the change and the leaving has been really hard. Top that with all the craziness in the world, and a move halfway across the country, and I have just felt grumpy and frustrated and angry and sad. On the first day of this new year, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude and peace, and a realization that I have grieved long enough, and I need to focus more on the things I am thankful for, as well as the new opportunity I have in front of me to love and serve alongside a new church community. Things may not ever be the same as they were in Indiana (and I need to remember it was certainly not all roses and sunshine there, either!) but they can be new, and they can be good, and I still have things to learn and a journey to live. So this page is about some of the goals I am working at this year to change my outlook.

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