New Year · Spiritual Discipline · Spiritual Growth · Word

new year… new word…

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16 NIV I’ve practiced this spiritual discipline for several years now… the discipline of asking God for one word as a theme for the year… A word to speak to my…… Continue reading new year… new word…

Change · Daily · Faithfulness · Hope · New Year

thoughts on the new year…

This I recall to mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23 NASB With the new year inevitably comes talk about resolutions… new beginnings… a time to start afresh… Yet… hand in hand with new year’s…… Continue reading thoughts on the new year…

Light · New Year · Word

a new word for the new year… light…

For several years now… at the beginning of a new year… I’ve asked Him for one word to define my walk with Him for the year…Past years’ words have been…obedience…journey…new…freedom…This year’s word…Light…light… something that makes vision possible… spiritual illumination… truth…—Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.He actually brought the word to my attention several months ago…before I…… Continue reading a new word for the new year… light…

Christmas · New Year · Wonder

a recommended read… to keep Christmas in your heart…

Christmas…we put a lot of time and energy into the surface elements…gifts…decorating…parties…dressing just right…but what about the heart…?In the midst of Advent… a book came to my attention…a small book by Timothy Keller…I’m still reading it… not quite finished… but Wow…!Hidden Christmas… The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ…Every year after Christmas… I long to…… Continue reading a recommended read… to keep Christmas in your heart…