Tuesday, December 30, 2014

One Word 365 * 2014

As 2014 is coming to and end I wanted to put some of my thoughts into words.
I have loved my word "SHINE" and have tried to grasp at it everyday this year.
My hope is that I've shined into the lives of not only the people who are around me every day, but also the strangers who have passed by me.
Some of my new habits include: 
Smiling even when I don't feel like it.
Eye contact with strangers, along with a smile.
Greeting people who pass within 5 feet of me.
Arising everyday with the anticipation of God's light shinning on me and through me.

I will miss my word, but I hope it's ingrained in me so deeply that I will continue to SHINE everyday for the rest of my life!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Coloring With Jesus

My new hobby is coloring with Jesus, or Bible Art Journaling as some people call it. 
Often I feel like my "art" work is lacking in flair. None of that matters when I realize that I'm thinking on the Word all the time, thinking about the next verse, what part of that verse is speaking loud to me and how to express it. I love the new way of spending time in His Word.... flair or no flair.
Isaiah 60:1-3

James 1:2-3

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

{SHINE}... It's my One Word 365 for 2014.

This is my first year of one Little Word-ing and on day 21 I'm feeling really good about it. The more I study the word SHINE and learn about it, and the more I try to SHINE in my day to day life the more I love my word. 
This is a dark world we live in. The glory of the Lord is my light, and as it rises on me (as promised in the Bible) I want it to reflect and SHINE off of me into the world. 

Some days I don't always feel shiny. My health issues can make me feel so dull. But I want to SHINE, and I choose to SHINE everyday! When my feet hit the ground in the morning my prayer is that God will let His glory be seen SHINING on me. 

PS... I've had this blog for years, but have never been a faithful blogger. My hope for 2014 is to make it a somewhat public journal of my One Word 365. If you stumble on it please leave me a message.