Sunday, January 9

what is my WORD for 2011

When I read the book I WILL CARRY YOU ~ the author mentioned a piece of jewellery that was made in honor of her little girl who died shortly after birth.  After finishing the book I looked up and have fallen in love with her creations.  Lisa also has a blog. 

I have ordered some jewelry from her.  The latest one that I ordered was called "be still".  I love it.
(take a look at her stuff - it is beautiful)

Anyhow - she asked people what word they would pick for 2011.  Usually I choose a verse for the year as well.  Her post got me thinking and this is what I have decided.

The word(s) to represent 2011 (yes, I chose two)
First choice:

Second word:

Why did I pick these words?
Journey - this is the word I have used to express what I have been on, especially since our lives were so impacted on July 24, 2008 with the silent birth of our long awaited first grandson Jay Benjamin

The journey I (we all) have been on since that day - I can hardly express a fraction of it.  It is a journey we will be on for life... and while it will change - it is still none the less, a journey!  (which God knows each day of!)

Beloved:  I chose this because I know that God loves me - and I am truly HIS beloved and he is mine!
No other explanation needed!  I want to grow more in love with Jesus Christ over this year - to become more like Him each and every day of my journey.

The VERSE I chose from Scripture for this year is this:
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.  They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  In those days when you pray I will listen.  If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.  I will be found by you, says the Lord."
Jeremiah 29: 11-14a

This verse was my chosen verse in the past - but it seems this is the one I need to cling to (as well as the rest of the words in the Bible) for 2011.

also posted my journey on my other blog

1 comment:

ashley marie photography said...

good choices of words & verse
i echo what you say, that is forsure