Thursday, January 2, 2014

embracing 2014

Happy 2014! It hardly seems possible that 2013 has come and gone, yet here we are in a brand new year. I hope and pray that 2014 has wonderful things in store for us all. 

I don't really make resolutions, but I have started choosing a word of the year. Last year's word was SHINE, which worked out pretty well. After much prayer and soul-searching,  this year's word is EMBRACE. I chose embrace because it really encompasses everything I want to do and be this year.  In every situation, the good and the bad, I want to EMBRACE it and be joyful.  Embrace and give God the glory in all things. Sometimes, in today's world, it's easy to get caught up in comparisons, desiring more, dreaming of more... Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with wanting more, but there's something to be said for being content with ~ and embracing ~ what you already have and saying  it's enough. 

I'm not sure exactly what this year will be like. I do have some plans and hopes but I'm going to embrace whatever God sends our way and trust Him completely for all our desires and needs. 

Cheers to 2014! 

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