One Exciting Year

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The word I have for 2017 is the same one my husband has been mulling over.

He came home the other night and said what he’d been thinking about the year ahead. I immediately began waving the kitchen spoon I was holding to emphasize the fact that I had been thinking the EXACT same thing.

We both said when we think about the year, we get excited. Excited because we know it’s going to be big.

2016 for me was total maintenance mode.

Most of the time I felt like a sheltered freshman showing up to the high school of motherhood. On top of that we moved, I threw a giant birthday party for a one-year-old, and I did my best to keep all of my professional plates moving while balancing time with a growing little boy.

Which is part of the reason I’m excited about 2017. I learned a lot of lessons last year when it comes to budgeting time, and I can’t wait to put it all to work. I’ve also got exciting plans for the blog, I’m excited to dive into a new year with you!

I’m also excited to draw closer to God. I’m already in the middle of a great book about His perfect timing and it’s helping me relax into His plan. The Bible talks over and over again about putting the kingdom of God first and how everything falls into place after that. I was reading Psalm 91 today, and this verse stood out in a new way…

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness-trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

-Psalm 91:14 AMP

He will deliver, set on high and never forsake those who love Him and have a personal knowledge of His love. I want to move more deeply into that knowledge of His love this year.

The picture I chose for this post is deliberate and perfect for the new year. It’s a blank page on white sheets (really, white sheets on white sheets). It’s a brand new start. Let’s fill it full of exciting things!

Happy 2017, friends. It’s going to be one exciting year!

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