Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Fresh Start


Well hello Friends...long time no write!

Hello 2013!  Hello Fresh Start!

I'm so grateful for the fresh start of this new year!  I don't usually get into starting new just because it turns January 1, but for some reason this year I feel a little more renewed.

I am looking to focus on the path that He has set before me...to be more purposeful, take more action, give my all & maintain:

MAINTAIN:  To provide the upkeep or support of; to sustain or support; to keep in an appropriate condition or operation.

This is my Word this year.  I'm adding this to my list of Words:



For me, there's nothing like a well-maintained home, a well-maintained relationship, a well-maintained family,  well-maintained health habits, a well-maintained budget, etc.  

The word maintained continued to be placed on my heart though initially I thought of it as an odd Word and it didn't, at first, seem to have a whole lot of action associated with it.  But as I prayed on it, reviewed its definition and thought about what it means in my life I realized that there is in fact quite of bit of action that is involved with maintaining.

It takes time and purpose to remain in His Word to maintain a relationship with God...

It takes action to maintain a home and make it welcoming to family and friends...

It takes sacrifice and dedication to maintain a healthier lifestyle (I've lost 12 pounds...woot, woot!)...

So maintain, for me, doesn't mean sitting and letting things be...but it's about doing and building things up.

That's what I'll be doing :)

PS...Hi Mom!

7 comments:

Angie said...

Hellooooo!

Glad you are back. You picked such a great word...I love it!

amyhersheyskisses said...

This is inspiring!!! Thanks for posting. :))

Gulf Coast Girl said...

Well, hi! What timing...yesterday I ran across a note card you sent me a couple years ago, and I was wondering how you were doing!

-Kelli in AL

Carrie said...

That is such a great word...and a hard one to follow for me sometimes! It's so good to see you back! So proud and inspired by this!!! :-)

Kim3278 said...

So glad you are back. I need to get back into updating the family aspect for my blog. You've given me some renewed faith. I LOVE your word. I'll be praying for you!

Kelli W said...

So happy to see you here again! And yay for your new word! I think maintain is an awesome word for the year...I hope it applies to the blog too:) I am so proud of you for losing 12 pounds! I need to get my hiney in gear!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

LOVE that word! I think it is just perfect!!