2016 and My Words of the Year


Today is day 4 of the Writing Project.  Due to life, I only wrote on one of my other blogs – truthandgracehomeschoolacademy.com .  Today, my email has been filled with post after post after post about setting goals, words of the year, or resolutions.  I decided last year not to do resolutions particularly because I don’t seem to follow through on them very well.  Then last year (meaning 2014), I came across the idea of choosing a word for the year, so that is what I did.  My main word for the year was create.

This year I decided to continue the practice of choosing a word for the year.  I wound up with 3 main words plus one that came by circumstances.  I am not one to particularly play games or click on the various posts that come up involving answering a series of questions to find out who or waht your are.  However, in the last few weeks of 2015 one came across my screen about what word would describe 2016 for me.  I clicked on the post, answered the questions and waited for my results to come up on the screen.  When the result was displayed, I had to laugh.  I was told my word should be “Change” – and given that we are in the midst of receiving orders to move from Pennsylvania to Texas – I think change is inevitable.  So “change” is my word that came by circumstances.

My other words for the year are:  Write (since I am participating in #Write365 and am working through some books on writing), create – since I want to continue my artistic and writing plans from last year, and finally delight because I want to delight in each day and every circumstance I find myself facing – including a move cross-country that we don’t have definite facts about yet.


I have chosen two life verses for this year.  The verses are:

I feel both of these verses suit my life at this time.  I want to work on creating things to bring glory to God’s Kingdom.  I want to spend time doing Bible Journaling, Art Journaling and learning to draw.  I want to delight in the life God has given me.  I want to bring honor and glory to Him.  I want to delight in spending time with God in reading Scriptures, in prayer and writing.  I feel God is calling me to something, so it is just a matter of determining what that calling is.

I would love to hear from you.  What is going on in your life  Do you choose to make resolutions or do you choose a word or theme for your new year?


Scriptures of Thanksgiving – Day 27

Thankgsgiving Scripture Activity

Today is the day known as “Black Friday” here in the United States.  It is the day that officially kicks off the Christmas shopping season (or at least for many it does).  Today our family will be spending the day going through  our Christmas things and starting to put up our Christmas tree.  For our family’s Thanksgiving scripture activity, we are reading Psalm118:21-29 and copy verse 29.   Here is the graphic for it.

Psalm 118 29

          Today I am thankful for my family.  I have a husband who has been a tremendous blessing to me.  He loves me unconditionally and shows it in everything he does and says.

So what are you thankful for today?

Scriptures of Thanksgiving Day 25 – Psalm 118:1

Thankgsgiving Scripture Activity

     Today is day 25 of our family’s Scriptures of Thanksgiving activity.  Today we are reading Psalm 118:1-7 and copying verse 1.  Here is a graphic I created for today.

Psalm 118 1

     It is wonderful to know God’s mercy endures forever.  He does not have bad days.  Currently I am participating in Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Study for Lysa Terkeurst’s book, “Unglued” and am learning how to maintain my cool rather than losing my temper.  It helps to remember how God grants us mercy and forgiveness even when we don’t deserve it..  So it is important for us to do the same for others.  We need to love the “unlovable” because to God we are all His children and are all entitled to His loving kindness.

So what is going on where you are today?  I would love to hear from you.

Scriptures of Thanksgiving – Days 18 and 19


Thankgsgiving Scripture Activity

So today is the 19th day of our Scriptures of Thanksgiving family activity.  With eye doctor appointments this week, my schedule has been thrown off a little.

Yesterday our Scripture was found in 2 Corinthians.  We looked at 2 Corinthians 9:12-13 and we copied both verses.  Here is the graphic for it.

2 Corinthians 9 12 13

Today our Scripture was found in Psalms 92 and here is the graphic for it.

Psalm 92 1 2

So what are you thankful for today?  I would love to hear from you.