Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My Word for 2018

It's still the month of resolutions, although I think statistically we're almost to the point where people give them up again? ha!

I'm normally ALL about goals and resolutions this time of year. So it was really odd for me to not have any idea of what I wanted to do for the year. I would think about it and pray a little, but nada!

Trust me, it's not because I don't need to improve. There are pleeenty of areas for that.

But nothing really stuck out. And in some ways, I'm already working on a lot of areas from the past few months-- decreasing/eliminating social media, cleaning out and organizing my home in preparation for the new baby, and striving to use naptime more for prayer and creativity.

But the list-making, label-loving part of me still really wanted a resolution or goal. So I prayed again for a word.

And it came.

Not what I thought it would be. But it's perfect.


In the midst of all my 'doings' and 'improvings' and strivings, THIS is what I need to remember: I am blessed with my husband, my children, my family and friends and community. With little moments and daily rhythms and ordinary beauty. And instead of forgetting all of that in the midst of my improving, I want to cherish them all.

To pause more, love deeper, play sillier, hug tighter, and relish these precious people and fleeting moments. 

We are a people of looking ahead. And when we look ahead, we fail to cherish in the present. 

With God's grace, not this year.

Do you have a focus or desire or hope or goal for this year? I'd love to hear it!


  1. I got COURAGE. I’m still thinking about what that means for me and 2018!

    1. Ooh, that's a good one! For me, I feel like it could mean courage in sharing my faith more!

  2. I love this so much! What a great and intentional word. I miss seeing and chatting with you on IG. Happy new year to you and your family!

    1. Awww, miss you too!! I definitely miss IG at times, but it's also been nice just having less social media to keep up with! Maybe sometime I'll go back to it.

      Saw you started a blog!!!

  3. Love your focus on “cherish”! Beautiful reminder to soak in the here and now. I didn’t decide on a word of the year, but have been thinking of “cultivate” as my current focus- my faith, friendships, social life, etc.

    1. Oh, I like that. It's an action word, yet encourages you to go deeper.