Hello January!! Lindi here.
So, don’t judge but I JUST got my Christmas decorations down over the weekend. It was a team effort, as hubby brought up all the boxes, I filled them, then he put them away–into the abyss–for another year. It was fun having them up so long this time. We put them up the week before Thanksgiving! I don’t this house has been decorated that long ever!
Now it’s a new year–I’m already another year older–January birthday girl here. (I DO love birthdays!) 2016 has landed. New projects are being talked about, schedules are being made, calendars all over are starting to fill up. Everything just seems more exciting at the beginning of the year.
I know some of the other gals here did a Word of the Year post—fun!
For my WOTY–it came about of course in a God way. I have really started to take a look at what I’m eating. I’ve found this amazing website, Oh She Glows. I’m not going Vegan, but Angela has some amazing recipes on her website. Most of them are gluten-free and sugar-free. Anyway, I bought the cookbook and it’s been sitting on my counter since the week after Thanksgiving. I’ve been making smoothies every morning and hubby and I have tried out several recipes. I say all this to tell you I thought my word was Glow.
THEN–I went to a Christmas event at our church. Our women’s ministry is called The Grove. We had our December meeting at the Cobb Energy Center and I knew it would be an amazing night. Of course it was. Chris Tomlin led Christmas/worship songs and several amazing women stood and told their stories of how God had worked in their life. A car was given to a woman who has touched my life in a way I can’t describe. All in all God moved that night in so many ways. Our mission statement of sorts is:
I will be ROOTED in Jesus and His word.
Choose to FLOURISH where I’m planted.
Walk in FREEDOM and truly live.
Offer my life as SHADE to people in my path.
After that night, and with confirmation, I chose my word.
I had these cool buttons made.
The scripture that goes along with my WOTY is:
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree.
They will grow tall like a cedar in Lebanon.
Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the
courts of our God.
In my December post I had asked everyone to think on their WOTY. I’d love to hear yours. And if you aren’t part of my Facebook reader’s group, I would love to have you join us. We have a WOTY group. We are “meeting” once a month to see how God is moving in our lives. Click here to join.
Okay–let’s hear your WOTY!!