Over the past few years, I have looked forward to intentionally focusing on one word as I progress through the year. Last year, my word was diligence. Although I didn't write specifically about being diligent, I hope that diligence could be seen in the topics and posts I shared with you all last year. Diligence was the exact word that I needed last year. It showed up and encouraged me just when I needed. Although I intentionally focused on being diligent last year, I know it is a word that will stick with me for a lifetime.
This year, my word is joy. As usual, the word finds me before the year actually ends. It sneaks in and begins to guide me. Joy found me because I needed to see things with fresh eyes. I didn't want to hide any longer. I didn't want to downplay the gifts, all the simple gifts, that He gives me daily. So, this year I will intentionally seek joy. I will intentionally choose joy. I will intentionally find joy in all things whether it's cleaning, teaching, or creating.
What's your one word, phrase, or scripture for this year?