Wednesday, January 1, 2014


So I realized that I never wrote about this last year but for the first time last January I decided to have a word.  A word that I would focus on and reflect on.  I let the Holy Spirit pick it out for me and throughout the year I would forget and remember it.  My word for 2013 was PERSEVERANCE.  I thought it was important because I thought my semester last spring would be brutal to get through (I actually ended up really liking my Psych and MedSurg class) and as it turns out there was more social things that made this year hard.  I actually ended up spending an entire semester studying and writing about Hebrews 12:1-2 because of the word perseverance.  The funny thing is I studied this verse and then didn't start running until the summer.  I don't think that was an accident.

This word was important in ways I never expected.  I let the Holy Spirit do his work for 2014 and have decided on the word EMPTY.  Empty of myself, empty of this world, stripped of things that don't matter so that I can be filled with the Lord, grace, virtue and things of heaven.  I don't know where this world will take me this year but I am excited to find out. 

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  1. Short and sweet. Love it.
    I pray you live your word - in the sense that you have laid out.

  2. did you make that graphic? I love it

  3. Natalie...jumped over from Plain Grace. I love your blog...beautiful. And your word for 2014? John of the Cross : ) Something I will also keep in mind.

    Blessings in emptiness~

  4. wow - great word and so timely for you. I pray this years finds you empty of the world and filled with the Spirit! Blessings in 2014...

  5. A seemingly small word that can change an entire life huh? Many prayers as you embark on 2014 with "empty" to guide you.

  6. Beautiful word. Such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I found you through Plain Grace's link-up, and I'm so glad I did :) ~Jenna

  7. Ahhhh! EMPTY. choosing that word for this year is awesome. It gives me shivers. God is going to do great things through that...isn't that so what life and relationship with Him should be about? Empty so that we're filled with Him...beautiful.