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I gave myself a FabFitFun annual subscription last year for my birthday and I’ve loved getting a new box filled with beauty, fashion, wellness and fitness pics delivered each quarter. While I’ve absolutely loved each box I’ve received, the Spring 2018 edition has been my favorite box so far.
Picking one little word for the year is a tricky thing, a personal thing, for me, a prayerful thing.
I often begin reflecting on how the current word of the year has been meaningful in late November or early December. I think back to the different ways the word impacted my hopes, thoughts, reactions, and plans throughout the year. How it has guided and directed me, reminded me of grace and brought me peace.
By mid-December, I find myself thinking about the year ahead. Thinking about my hopes and dreams, setting goals and milestones. Throughout it all, there is prayer, conversations with God about His hopes, desires, plans for the year ahead. Requests for that one little word that will guide and direct, bring grace and peace.
I think I know why nourish was the word God whispered to me this year. He knew what was ahead and knew that I would need to pay special attention to nourishing my relationships with my God, my family, my community and my health this year.
He knew that if I didn’t pay attention there was a pretty solid chance that the wheels would just plum fall off.
And you know what, they almost did.
I’m such a book nerd. I love to read and usually have two or three books going at once. I’m always looking for new books and authors and thought I would share what I’ve just finished reading, what I’m reading now and what’s next on my bookshelf.
The first six weeks of 2016 have flown by. We’ve had a few unusual stressors come our way, but with those came unexpected opportunities. I had great plans for how I would be nourishing my faith, family, community and health this year, but God had other plans.
To be honest, there are a million better ways to increase your prayer life, strengthen your reliance on others, hold your family a little tighter and get healthier than a motorcycle accident, but we play the hand we are dealt.
Let’s talk about my one word resolution and explore those four areas God placed on my heart, shall we?