One Word 2016

Since 2009 people throughout the blogosphere have been choosing a word or even a phrase to guide their year. I last did this in 2014 and don't feel like I was very successful. But this year I'm feeling like I need to try again! So... My one word for the year is really a phrase: give it over to Jesus. God had already been trying to teach me how important it is to "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:5) Have you participated in One Word before? Did … [Read more...]

My Un-Word of the Year

I'm joining Edie, Myquillin, Angela, and Darlene as they share their un-words of 2014. What word do you want to get rid of this year? My un-word? Overwhelmed. I'm done being overwhelmed. Motherhood — not just stepmotherhood — can be overwhelming. Fortunately for me, when I am weak, He is strong. And maybe I don't have to say "yes" to every request and invitation. Maybe, less is actually more. Removing "overwhelmed" from my year will make room for my one word -- present... Living in each … [Read more...]

One Word

It took me a while but I finally have my word for 2014! I first heard of the idea last year but couldn't settle on a word. This year I was going to take part. And then January 1, 2014 came and went and I didn't t have a word. I didn't even really pray on it to be honest. I thought about it. I even started to pray but always went on to do something else. My mind was never where I needed it to be. Days went by and as I read one word posts on my favorite blogs I wistfully thought I want a word. But … [Read more...]