My word last year was RECLAIM. I wanted to reclaim my health, my career, my faith and more.
This year I made a list of words that were jumping out at me. Words that I kept thinking of. The length of my list was a roller coaster. It went up, it went down, it took a few twists and turns and then threw me around a loop-d-loop.
As of yesterday morning I narrowed my list down to four words. Each feels like it could be the best one.
I had coffee with my Intern Pastor and a former youth group student. We had a FANTASTIC conversation. We talked about our lives, school, and a few faith questions. I went throughout a busy day and as I laid in bed I was reflecting on some journaling I had been doing based on bible readings from the past week. As I was reflecting, a certain word popped into my head a few times.
It felt first like a switch had been flipped, a light had gone on. Then it was a sense of peace.
After a time of discernment, taking time to ensure I picked the right word for me, I discovered the word that would lead me throughout 2014. That word is:
So here is to 2014. May it be full of grace. Receiving, accepting, and understanding it. I may not know yet why that is my word, but I'm sticking to it.
Many things in life can wait… but The Sunset Won't.