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Word of the Year
I talked about previous years here.
Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. - Matthew 25:14-30
Top Writing from 2017
Read in 2017 (newest to oldest)
Left on the shelf
Top Apps on my iPhone
This has been a great year for the Storch Family, but not an easy one by any stretch. I pray your year was great and full of blessings. I looked through my camera roll and pulled out some highlights. This process was much harder than I would have thought...here are my top 12ish moments and experiences of 2017.
Visiting Dubai & Hillsong Conference in Sydney. Experiences over things is a theme for our family. In 2017 my trips to Dubai and Sydney were very important experiences for me, and God has used them in a great way. #grateful
Watching Reese develop friends!
Reese has done an amazing job developing her "tribe" and continually invests in relationships. I have loved watching and seeing Reese develop as a friend and grow to become a better friend.
N I N E T E E N Y E A R S
Robin and I celebrated our 19th anniversary this year. 2017 was a great year for our marriage - but it did not come without its challenges. This year took a lot of hard work and effort because our schedules were more full this year than any year I can recall. We fight to keep our priorities in line and that happened this year, but simply put it was a FULL year due to many blessings. This year contained highlights of our regular date nights, as well as working out Friday and Sundays together when I was not traveling. #stronger
On March 29th I turned in my favorite car, the 2012 VW Sportwagen Diesel. After a long process, VW bought back my car for a price I could not refuse...but I still miss the car.
My word of the year for 2017 was Invest. When this word was revealed to me, what came with it was the reminder that investing in others needed to start at home. A huge highlight of 2017 was dedicated time with Reese and Reia, investing in them as young leaders and women of God.
Digerati Leadership Team
I have absolutely been blessed with the best leaders in the world. As you see in the picture; Kyle, Brian, Alan, Tyler, and Matt are amazing men of God who lead and serve at the highest capacity. 2017 is filled with great memories and experiences together as a team.
Of the 20+ books I read in 2017, my stand out favorite was The War of Art. It's a must-read for sure. Also, the most impactful revelation in 2017 for me was my lack of gratitude. Since May 7th, every day I have written at the bottom of my journal what I was grateful for. My perspective has been forever changed.
Museum of the Bible
After years of planning and preparation, the Museum of the Bible opened in Washington DC. YouVersion had an amazing opportunity to be a part of the Museum and our team worked really hard to make it a reality. A highlight in 2017 was traveling to Washington DC with Robin and some of our team members to celebrate the grand opening!
Extended Family Time
This year provided a few more opportunities to engage with our extended family, and it was awesome. More trips to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, as well as East Texas, lead to some fun and memorable times with our family.
This year I became a cheerleading dad. Years and years of competitive gymnastics transformed into Friday Night Lights with my girls cheerleading. I love watching Reese and Reia invest themselves in new challenges and excelling very quickly. These girls truly possess grit and determination and can conquer anything they put their mind and effort towards.
Reia turned 16 this year and bought her first car with cash money! I don't have the words to express how proud I am not only of her and her accomplishments but more importantly her growth and development. Reia is a young lady who follows Jesus in a wonderful way.
Goodbye 2017, thank you!
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