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Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year~and~ My word for the year!

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all are doing well. We spent our new years eve with some friends in front of our blazing bonfire in our back yard. We listened to 80’s music, ate some popcorn, talked and just chilled. It was a fun night. Hubby was recouping from a cold so no midnight kiss. Bummer!!

Me and sweeiteKidMeTigerthe gang

As I thought about this coming year I wanted to pick a word to meditate on through out it. The first word that popped into my mind was CALM. I tried to think of others but “calm” kept making it’s way back into my noggin’. Then I decided to look up the definition of calm and realized that is what I want for this year.

CALM; not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions. The absence of violent or confrontational activity within a place or group.

Does this mean I’m never going to get angry or have confrontation? Probably not. This world is full of things that make me angry, but instead I’m going to try and focus on the positive to have that “feeling” of calm in my spirit.

I also thought it was appropriate to pick a verse to meditate on as well. I came up with Psalm 46. Nothing can bring calmness like Psalm 46.

Psalm 46
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a word I actually took the DaySpring quiz and this was the word it chose for me. It’s my favorite word in all the world and one I try to think about and act out every day of my life so I didn’t pick it as my “word”. But I loved that it’s the word I got. Smile


How are you ushering in the new year?

Tomorrow I’m writing about my goals for the year. Not resolutions but goals. Smile



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