L.M. Helm

My word for 2024 is GROW, but the word begs a couple questions. The first is: Can I grow?

Reflexively, you might respond, “yes!”

So let me clarify: Do I believe I can grow?

That one’s a little harder, isn’t it?

It’s especially hard if you’re stuck in a bad habit or sin, or if you’ve had a goal for a really, really long time and it’s always just out of reach no matter how hard you try.

But, after some contemplation, I’ve come to the conclusion that I do believe I can grow despite all that.


Because Joseph went from spoiled, obnoxious favorite-son to mature, forgiving second-in-command of Egypt.

Because Peter went from denier to martyr.

Because Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52)

Ok, so, I believe I can grow. The question now is: How?

We’ll talk about that next month.