Thank you, Irene Latham at Live Your Poem, for getting this group back together. I look forward to our year together as we explore spiritual topics. Carol at Beyond Literacy Link is hosting our first Spiritual Journey First Thursday of 2017. I loved these words from Carol about choosing a OLW: “Each year instead of creating resolutions, millions choose one word to guide their journey. Why? One, meaningful word becomes a focal point, a reminder, and a guide throughout the year. It makes its way into your life, tugs at your heart, snuggles into your being, connects with your lifestyle, and accompanies you on your journey. It can be your mantra, your go to word, your star to follow.”
This is my 5th year to choose a word to tug at my heart and snuggle into my being. Here are the words that have guided my journey for the past four years.
Drum roll, please . . .
My One Little Word for 2017 -
This scripture in Psalms 107:9 spoke to me in December: "For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness." I considered the words satisfied and filled, but decided that nourished was the perfect word.
There are so many ways that I want to experience being nourished in this new year:
Nourished by immersing myself in the good word of God
Nourished by extending love to family and friends
Nourished by choosing to exercise
Nourished by making healthy food choices
Nourished by observing beauty in the world
Nourished by embracing quiet time
Nourished by sharing my writing
Nourished by reading the words of favorite writers
Nourished by stilling the demands that crowd my heart so I can
listen to the stillness,
savor the present moment,
stretch to grow, and always
abide in His love to
nourish my soul and reach out in love.