We have had an adventurous year with some great moments!
Here are some of the highlights:
Caleb is now in his junior year at Austin High School. This summer he traveled with our youth group for a serve trip to Chicago. He also has first job at Altitude Trampoline Park!
Trevi is now in her freshman year at Austin High. She loves photography, illustration, fashion, and time with her friends.
We all enjoyed family movie nights, our trips to see extended family, and our family trip to Southern California.
Deborah and I enjoy our Friday date days, walks around the neighborhood near downtown Austin, cooking breakfast together on Saturdays, and serving together with our amazing family at Gateway Church in South Austin. For more on our move into our very own building, go to the Gateway South Year in Review.
This past year, I started a Foundation to help churches, non-profit organizations, and businesses find their calling, catalyze community, and create change agents through training events, workshops, books, and www.ericbryant.org.
To get involved with a new project for 2017, go to A More Loving World: A Practical Response.
We realize that 2016 has been a tough time for many. Our hearts have been heavy with so much of the division in our country, mass shootings, terrorist attacks overseas, and so much more. The top 12 posts from this past year all seemed to pointing people towards hope in the midst of the chaos. They include the following:
- Before You Move to Canada (A Pastor’s Response to the Election)
- You Belong Here
- How to Respond to a Broken World
- Who Can Heal America?
- A Love Greater Than Ethnicity with Tasha Morrison
- A Love Greater Than Religion
- Undone: What To Do When You Feel Powerless
- Finding Our Mission
- The Verse Most Churches Ignore
- Hope for the Future
- Resources for Growing Closer to God
- Encounter God: The Surrender
May the Christmas season remind us all that we all have access to Hope, Faith, and Love!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Eric, Deborah, Caleb, and Trevi