Thursday, December 29, 2016

One Word 2017: BRAVE

2017 One word: BRAVE

As I think of everything I know that this next year will bring I feel apprehension first. My baby graduates and is planning to go off to college. We will be empty nesters. Dynamics will change. And that's just the known changes at this point. There are always unknowns that both excite and shake us each year. New ideas adopted, new people met, new challenges, new promises, new days are sure to come. 

As I think about this next year I wonder what life will bring for me professionally, personally, and spiritually. My prayer is that God will give me the discernment to know what is best in this next year and make me BRAVE enough to do so. 

My favorite verses in the Bible "came to me" in one of the darkest times of my life. Lamentations 3:21-23 says "But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." 

I am thankful for New Years, new beginnings, new opportunities, new thought patterns, and the new mercies I experience every day of my life! I want to be a woman brave enough to face this year eyes wide open, with a risk taking mindset, and discerning heart yet BRAVELY moving forward in who I am to be.