2022 Word of the Year

Abundance – 2022

2022 – My word of the year:
ᴀʙᴜɴᴅᴀɴᴄᴇ
𝙰 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚏𝚞𝚕𝚕 𝚘𝚏 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚒𝚗 𝚓𝚘𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚞𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚎.


Weeks before I even began my review of the last year and setting intentions and goals for my new year, this word began to percolate in me. As I really started to think about 2022 and what I wanted it to look like, Abundance was placed on my heart.
But not like prosperity and riches… more like bountiful, thriving, and plentitude.


And then I found this verse from 𝟮 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝟵:𝟴, “𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺, 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴, 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬.”


For some, abundance means prosperity or having more things…more money. I seek an abundance of faith… I want to live an abundant life that is overflowing in the fullness of joy and strength for my mind, body, and soul. So to me living an abundant life means living into the things that bring me joy: investing in meaningful relationships, adventure and travel, continuing to explore my passions – and in this fullness and abundance – sharing in this joy – my passion, and purpose with others. I want to continue to strengthen my mind and grow my faith, knowledge, and skills – play with my creative-side and live into my curiosity. I want to discover more of who I am as a leader, and more than that – who I am as a Christian Public Leader. As I strengthen my mind, I want to say NO to the doubt and to the voice that tells me that I am not good enough, or worthy, or valued. I want to live into the abundant and overflowing love that God has for me and continue abiding in Christ through my spiritual practices and self-care. In my year of abundance, I want to continue living into the healthy lifestyle that I have begun, exploring new recipes, and becoming more active in the ways that I explore the Pacific NorthWest, which is so abundant in all it’s beauty. An abundant life looks like one of overflowing gratitude and grace, mindfulness, and deep listening to and abiding with the Spirit and all she has to offer. And it wouldn’t hurt to find someone special to share all of this overflowing abundance with (accepting introductions😆) #🥂2022

2 Corinthians 9:8

My Word of the Year | 2021

Abide

ABIDE
𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕, 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚢, 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚍, 𝚔𝚎𝚙𝚝, 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚞𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢. 𝚃𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝. 𝚃𝚘 𝚠𝚊𝚒𝚝 𝚙𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚕𝚢. 𝚃𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎, 𝚝𝚘 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝.

𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐃𝐄. That’s my word for 2021.
It has such a lovely sound, a way that a word beckons you to live it out.

When we are abiding in God we allow God’s strength to flow through us, we can truly “be still” and experience soul rest. When we trust God, we are less anxious, less stressed, less inclined to allow our perfectionist tendencies to run amuck.

And that is what God calls us to do, for when we attempt to do all these things apart from God and under our own steam, we fall short. We fail. God invites us to rely on God, to dwell in God, to have the faith to depend wholly on God for everything!

I chose this word this year because 𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐃𝐄 fully encompasses my desire to be fully present in all moments. To continue living in joy. To embrace God’s timing and to wait patiently. When I abide in Christ, I will live in the moment, love well, and develop meaningful relationships with others and myself. I’ll rest well and enjoy more adventures as I explore my passions. I’ll find myself in God. Being intentional about abiding in Christ and in this life given to me will bring more joy and love in my life and all the rest will fall into place as it should.

𝒜𝒷𝒾𝒹𝑒 𝒾𝓃 𝓂𝓎 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓂𝓎 𝒿𝑜𝓎 𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝒷𝑒 𝒾𝓃 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒿𝑜𝓎 𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝒷𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝓅𝓁𝑒𝓉𝑒.
-𝒥𝑜𝒽𝓃 𝟣𝟧:𝟣𝟢-𝟣𝟣

Cheers to living a new year of purpose!

John 15:10-11

2021 Desktop Calendar Release!!

2021 Desktop Calendar

Guess What?! I’m releasing the 2021 Desktop Calendars this week! What’s your favorite month? These calendars are 5×7 and come with the option of having a wooden base or not. (Some of you already have a base from last year and don’t need a new one).

Calendars with wooden base are $25 each; the calendar only is $20.
Contact Me for orders.

Sending Christmas Joy

It’s that time of the year to send out holiday wishes to all our loved ones. There is nothing more special than getting a card in the mail with a little handwritten note. I’ve got you covered with my Christmas note cards!

Normally priced: Set of 4 ($12), Set of 8 ($18)
Buy Christmas Cards in Bulk: Set of 20 ($30 +s/h)

 

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Fa la la la la…

It’s almost that time of the year to sing Christmas Carols (well, I’m sure some of you already have the Christmas radio station turned on…tsk-tsk-tsk…). What is your favorite Carol to sing?