Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Word for the Year

Many Bloggers have been writing about their word of year. As someone who loves both words and typography, the concept is a powerful one to me.

I also believe that words can change your life. What you concentrate on, and what you believe are powerful forces. As a Christian, I am familiar with quite a few verses about this topic. Among them,

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." - Proverbs 18:21

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear." - Ephesians 4:29

"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for ;every careless word they speak,for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” - Mathew 12: 36 - 37

In thinking about what the Bible said about words, I decided to test drive a few words that were on my possibilities list . . . fearless, boldness . . . but the word that I chose, which embraces both what I want to accomplish in life, and in my walk with God, is Joy!

Joy is both a fruit of the spirit, and an action that is a part of our walk. One of my favorite verses is 1 Peter 1:8-9.

"Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

That is what I want in my life, and something that has been missing for several years, since I left a bad relationship. I have allowed so many aspects of life steal my joy, and I'm ready to bring it back into full bloom!

What's your word for 2012?

The Lettered Cottage


  1. I hope you find lots of joy in 2012!! You can read about my word of the year on my blog!

  2. On my way to check out your blog, now!! Thanks!

  3. Hi Tera Leigh! Found you via Layla's blog hop and we have the same word for the year. Like you, I'm looking to bring back the Joy into our lives as well. I'm also participating in Ali's class this year and it's such a JOY ;} Let me know if you are taking it as well. Fondly, Roberta

    1. Hi Roberta! I went to your blog, but couldn't figure out how to follow or subscribe! Help! Also, what is Ali's class?? Let me know!

  4. Love your word!-I am your newest follower from Layla's party-Stop by for a visit!

    1. Thank you, Claire! I'm going to check out your blog now!


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