Choice of Words

Another Christmas has come and gone…Christmas Day, that is. It is still the thick of the Christmas season and only the beginning of the 12 days of Christmas.


This time of year, from now until New Years, always sends me to a contemplative place. It’s like a holding pattern where the chaos of Christmas is exhaled and the fresh new year’s air has yet to be gasped.

Though in this house, I won’t breathe it in too deeply!

Reflecting on what has happened over the past year, anticipating what is to come, trying to organize externals and sort out internals, all of this stirs inside.

I often choose a word for the year, and this year’s was hope. It was a good word and a much~needed focus.

For 2014, I’m not sure what I need.  Words like connect, engage, enjoy, grasp, dream, enter, play vie for attention with words like trust, believe, abide, rest, emerge, receive, reflect, listen, accept.

I don’t know.

I guess I have several days to pray and listen and wait to see what God shows me. Maybe none of the above.

What about you? Is this something you do? Check back on January 1 to see if I was able to make a choice! Or don’t. I DO realize that life is not all about me, even though I have a blog.

5 thoughts on “Choice of Words

  1. Christine Anderson

    I love that your year has a God-breathed theme! Mine for next year seems to focus on “now make a better choice–” two times– then pick from the three! (First idea, better choice, better-better choice).

    1. mommypancis Post author

      I’m interested to hear how that works. Are you the one making the better choice? Or is it something you tell your kids? I have my word to post on January 1.

      1. Christine Anderson

        This is for my choices–from food to time, from how I chose my appearance to how I chose my attitude. I can encourage good choices in my kids but my life speaks more loudly. Thank you for making me think beyond the mundane!

  2. Pingback: It’s Rolling In | Composting the Heart

Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.