Word of the Year

The month of January has been a bit of a reflecting season for me. I know lots of people have posted this weeks ago, but I really wanted to think about what word I wanted to claim for myself in this year- what I wanted the theme to be.

Finally, I settled on "GROWTH".

Growth... to grow as a mom, wife, and friend. To grow in my skill sets as a homemaker. To grow spiritually. To grow in my disciplines and self-control. To grow mentally and to challenge myself. To grow deeper and fuller in my knowledge of Christ and His grace.

John 15 is the passage that really led me to my word:

 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

What's your word of the year?