• My One Little Word for 2021: Love One Another
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  GOALS,  INTENTION,  LIVING

    My “One Little Word” for 2021, Okay, It’s a Phrase

    Well, 2021 is here! And that means it is once again time for me to share my One Little Word for the year. I can’t believe I am in my ELEVENTH year of doing this. I have found picking a word (or words, or phrase) for the year so beneficial. I love setting goals and intentions but it can be hard to remember them throughout the year. Picking a word or phrase it a lot easier to remember and be thinking about throughout the year, at least it is for me (but, of course I’m setting goals for the year as well as choosing a word, the goals will be…

  • One Little Word 2020 Recap: Generous
    GOALS,  LIVING

    2020 One Little Word Reflection

    I love choosing one word (okay, sometimes two) to focus on each year. I’ve been doing this for a decade. Wow, time flies. I take a lot of time to think and pray over my word for the year. Sometimes it comes to me in November, sometimes at the beginning of January, but it always comes. I think we can all agree that 2020 was quite.the.year. There has never been one like it.     In 2019 my word was adventure. I’m glad that wasn’t my year for 2020! My word for 2020 was generous. Specifically I wanted to focus on monetary generosity. I love doing a recap of my word…

  • Generous: One Little Word for 2020
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    My Word for 2020

    Every year I choose one word as a theme for my year. This year is my TENTH year doing so. Yesterday I shared a recap of my word for 2019 (which was adventure) and I mentioned how I was really hoping my word for 2020 would (or could) be rest or a similar such word. Unfortunately, God seemed to have different plans. I usually start thinking of my word a few weeks before the end of the year and generally there are a few different ones that come to mind. I have come up with a lot of good word options over the years but when the right word comes I…

  • GOALS,  LIVING

    2019: The Year of Adventure

    The one word I chose for myself for 2019 was adventure. I struggled a bit with the word initially because it sounded so entitled, but that’s not how I meant it. I have issues with contentment and part of the reason I chose the word was to find the adventure in the every day. When the year began we had a pile of savings that I had initially planned to be for a Europe trip but I knew God was asking us to do something different with the money. Halfway through the year we began the process to start fostering (we used a lot of that Europe money to make a…

  • Generosity Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge - Bible verses about giving, money and generosity
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    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Generosity

    I started the practice of trying to write a verse or few verses from the Bible back in July and it is a practice I want to try to continue in 2020. I haven’t been successful every day (especially this last month where I missed more days than I actually completed) but I want to keep trying. For the foreseeable future I plan on continuing to make my own monthly Scripture Writing Challenges. This month the theme is generosity. A topic I will be writing about more in the next little bit. I also have ideas for the next two months as well, February will probably be love and then for March I…

  • A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot
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    My Word and Goals for 2019

    I have been thinking about my word for 2019 for a few weeks now and ever since writing my post about why and how to choose a word for the year I have been having some great discussions on the topic with friends. This is my ninth year choosing a word and as always I’m excited about the word that will be sticking with me for the next twelve months. Curious about my previous words? I didn’t write a blog post every year but you can check out my words for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. The word I chose for 2019 is ADVENTURE.     While adventure was…