Written by Crileidy Liriano, Senior Editor

Welcome to 2017! This time of year is always exciting. It’s a great opportunity to change old habits, cross off items on our to-do lists, and start new adventures. This issue of LIM is particularly exciting because it marks one year since the mag went beyond online into print last January. Over the last year, we’ve had many of you submit writing, poetry and artistic material, which has influenced many young people. You’ve helped with our mission to unite young Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus.

We want to encourage you to continue to submit material for a chance to be featured in one of our issues. We believe we all have a story to tell, and it’s important to learn from each other how to demonstrate God’s love in our homes, communities, and country. We have all been given gifts and talents that have the power to influence both believers and non-believers in our everyday life.

In this issue, you’ll find a variety of topics exploring things like depression, the difference between courting and dating, Aboriginal issues, Family Day suggestions, the truth behind Valentine’s Day, and various teen and youth conferences you can attend in different parts of the country.

Take a look at the articles and let us know which you liked and which hit home. Or if an article pushed your buttons in the wrong way, we want to hear that too. If you would like to write a response or challenge one of our written articles, send us an email and we’ll consider it for publication.

If you are a writer, poet, or artist and would like to explore your artistic side this New Year, write us for a chance to have your work featured as well. We look forward to hearing from you!

Crileidy Liriano

Senior Editor, LIM