Saturday, January 01, 2011

auld lang syne

one word.  turns out my thing [okay, what I thought was susan's thing like two years ago...!] is A thing.  a blog world thing.  so a couple of days ago I started searching.  looking and praying about a word that could be something that would guide 2011 for me.  2010 was a year of enormous upheaval - spiritually, physically and emotionally.  and honestly, I feel like it kinda kicked me to the curb.  and in this moment, I know that if it wasn't for grace - well honestly, I'd be in the looney bin.  so after looking for more exotic words like "risk" or "learn" or "grow", I am going with the word that chose me.

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.  {matthew 11:28-30 the message}

and I am choosing this scripture as the guide for my year.  it could be debated that rest should be my word, but honestly, there's too much work that I need to do in order to truly embrace rest.  maybe next year.  or the year after!

so here are some places that you can hook up with for your one word:  ali edwards or grit and glory and my all time favorite place to buy jewlery is also getting involved - I LOVE this necklace.  can't afford it, but hey, I made my own reminder:

got this from john for christmas - thought I'd personallize it.  I LOVE it [although I didn't love how the pen was dried out and how I bought a new one, only in black...sheesh.  it's a subtle look...!!]

we had an opportunity to spend new years eve with friends of ours - homemade pasta & meatballs, skating [the first time ever for my boys] in the back yard on a homemade, amazing rink and way too much wine and laughing!

happy new years, friends.  I hope that 2011 is everything you need it to be - peaceful, adventurous, amazing, restful, joy-filled, and above all --- blessed.


Anonymous said...

grace is one of my "runner-up" words. so powerful. so freeing. so... HARD! but man, it's going to unlock a whole lot of liberation in your life -- as you extend it to yourself and to others.

here's to a grace-filled 2011!

Shark Bait said...


There seems to be a lot of that going around on this One Word thing.