Thankful for a very good year.
In the tradition of many great bloggers (like Ann and Casey and many others) I'm choosing a word and naming this new year; naming it in a way that directs and inspires and shapes decisions and choices.
2013 will be the year of STILL (don't laugh, I realize I live with a toddler who is anything BUT still). Psalm 46:10 says "Be still and know that I am God." That's my prayer for this year. I'm so very prone to keeping too busy, rushing, trying to do "it all" (whatever that means); just filling my time with stuff and silence with noise. So, this year will be the year of STILL, of quieting, of knowing that God is God and taking comfort in that truth and everything that entails. I read somewhere that "knowing God's past provides us calm for our future". I need to dwell on that more. And for the dwelling, I think I need more silence and more still.
Perhaps a few less podcasts? Less doing four things at once? Less media? Less talking, more listening? Less abandoning the book on the shelf that holds they key to real and abundant life? I don't exactly know what this will all look like, but I look forward to finding out.