How is it possibly the end of the year? It feels like we got here so fast . . . AND that we’ve been in 2016 for-ev-er. Looking back on a year that launched the BELONG Tour—and the BELONG blog—we wanted to share a countdown  of the most shared posts of 2016.

10. “That’s what friendship does: it keeps us safe and makes us brave, when left to our own inner monologues we’d be trapped in fear and shame.”
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9.  Faith and hope; they go together but they’re not the same thing. Patsy helps us understand the difference.
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8.  “That July began the invitation to a new way of living, and each subsequent July has been a reset, a recalibration, a deeper invitation.”
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7.  What does it take to be a best friend? BELONG staffer Chris invited hers to share what they’ve learned.
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6.  In her modest Dallas backyard, Sarah offers a space of grace for friends, neighbors, and strangers to feel included . . . a place to belong.belong-tour-post-0502-Light Your World 2

 

5.  “Almost instantly the tears came and came, and with them the realization that this was how I saw myself. This is how I’d allowed myself to be seen for long.”
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4.  These tips work for panicked Hollywood stars with stage fright; they might just work for you, too!
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3.  Take a few moments to reflect a bit. Think about a relationship in your life that matters to you.
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2.   How wonderfully freeing it is to have that moment when you realize that you are beautiful.
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1.  “It is not your job to heal yourself; that is Jesus’ work. This is his best area—you can trust him. Your responsibility is to begin the hard work of forgiveness.”
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