Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Word Up!

Do you look for a word to help you in the New Year? I know January is almost over now, but I thought I would share my word for 2013 and how it came about. After talking with a friend who instead of making resolutions for the new year, prayed for a "word" and made that her word for the year, I decided to give it a try this year. I know I've read about others doing this before, and it had always intrigued me. Would God find a word for me too? So I prayed.... I prayed for guidance and I prayed among other things that should God have a word in mind for me, He would make it appear to me.

A few times I would think I would see a word coming to me - a word like "pray" or "love", but it didn't feel like it was THE word. Praying and loving are important to me, and both are things I want to do more of this year - so that is true. Then one day right after New Year's Day, I was siting on the couch with a book and I just closed my eyes for a minute. I prayed to God, "what is the word you want me to focus on this year Lord?". Then in the depths of my mind, I could see it emerge. MOTIVATE.

Not motivation, or motivating or motivator... just motivate.

A verb: meaning to provide someone with a motive for doing something. Or to stimulate someone's interest in or enthusiasm for doing something.

Now what does He want me to motivate? I have a few ideas and hopefully those will be seen played out soon. I like the word! I think it will be true to my nature to motivate, but I am going to trust in the Lord to show me where to do the work.

Happy 2013! Let's motivate!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My Girl

There is something about her, my Girl. The way she lights up a room with her bright eyed, wide mouth smiles and her lust for life. This little six year old whom I never thought I would have, is my sunshine.  She makes a great model and I couldn't stop clicking the camera when she went into her "ham it up" mode the other day. I always thought she would be my baby girl.... then came baby boy. God sure has other plans! I am learning to trust Him with ALL of it.

"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11












Oh the many faces of Abbey... How I love this girl of mine.