Wednesday, 1 January 2014

2014: {brave}

A new year begins, and I let out a sigh of relief, happy to say goodbye to a difficult 2013. I breathe in the freshness of a new page. A brand new diary and dream about what 2014 may hold for me. I speak a word over my new year - brave. 


adjective: brave; comparative adjective: braver; superlative adjective: bravest
  1. 1.
    ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.
    "she was very brave about the whole thing"
  2. verb
    verb: brave; 3rd person present: braves; past tense: braved; past participle: braved; gerund or present participle: braving
    1. 1.
      endure or face (unpleasant conditions or behaviour) without showing fear.
      "he pulled on his coat ready to brave the elements"

In 2014 I will need to be brave:

  • to be the adult I want my sons to be
  • to risk being vulnerable and honest with others
  • to find authentic community
  • to draw, paint and write
  • to forgive those that have hurt me
  • to find a community of Believers to belong to
  • to ask the hard questions
  • to not worry about what others think of me
  • to continue to live each day the best I can with chronic illness
  • to make the hard decisions
  • to continue the journey to becoming my true self
  • to set healthy boundaries
  • to try new things 
  • to thrive despite hardships
  • to practice self-love and self-care
  • to trust God

Do you have a word for 2014? 

Still taking lessons from the King,

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  1. What a great word! My word for the year is receive. I am always a doer, actually addicted to productivity, but I feel the Lord calling me more to receive this year.

  2. That's so important for us to learn to receive. Great word!

  3. Love it, Jo. Mine is hope. Ps 39:7.

    1. Hmmm....hope. I need some of that desperately! Great word Bek.


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