Monday, December 30, 2013

A Word for 2014

2014 written in sand on the beach*

Hey writers, Annette here. I hope your holiday season has been full of blessings and inspiration. 

Perhaps you’ve already set your goals for the new year. Great! I’m working on mine and enjoying the hope inherent in goal-setting. Hope on this side, satisfaction on the other, and grace if the goals go unmet.

Several years ago, God began giving me a word for each year. One year, it was “courage.” Then, as the year played out, I was amazed at how that word fit what God knew would happen during those twelve months. As God highlighted that word, He highlighted a concept, a way of life. The term helped guide me. It changed me. 

As writers, we love words, don't we? God's given me a few words for 2014, but rather than share them I'd like to hear what He's saying to you. Has God given you a word for 2014 that you’re willing to share? Maybe it’s a phrase, or a promise. I’m grateful He speaks His blessing over us. 

What’s He saying to you? 

*Photo credit: "2014 Text written on the beach" by hin255 from


  1. My one word is Trust and my verse is Jeremiah 29:11. It's amazing how God has used this verse to speak to me already.

    1. That is my "go to" verse for my writing journey, Angie. It doesn't mean I'll reach MY writing goals, but I look for His goal for my life and writing---so encouraging.

      I've never done the word thing, Annette. But as I listened to the sermon yesterday from Philippians 3:12-16, I kept focusing on the phrase "press on." So that's what I will be doing in 2014, pressing on to achieve worthy goals in every aspect of my life--which, I think, goes with Jeremiah 29:11. :)

    2. That's how "words" have sometimes come to me, too, Sandra, through something I've heard or read. What a great phrase!

      "Trust" is a timely word, Angie, and I love Jer. 29:11! God has good plans!

  2. Isaiah 26:3-4You will keep keep him in perfect peace Whose mind is stayed in You


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