January 1, 2013

my word, GIVE.

I love the start of a new year.
A clean slate, a new + fresh start.

I loved having a coffee date with my husband this week as we talked about our goals for our family this year, which include: getting away just the two of us this spring, properly documenting our children's growth through pictures, praying as a family for the missionaries + children we sponsor all over the world in a creative way, and finding a way to thank the hundreds of people who helped us get our babes home.

I personally would like to read more/watch less tv, cook more, start running again...all the things that will last about 8 days then I'll forget....

So instead of focusing on all the things I want to do, I wanted to spend some time praying and having a word for 2013.  I loved what Casey wrote about her word + what Beth wrote about her year theme.

after asking God what He wants me to focus on this year, the word that came up again and again was GIVE.  for a few reasons.  I feel like I've been GIVEN much this past year, and I love the scripture that says, "to whom much is given, much is required" (Luke 12:48) I've been given way more than I ever deserve and I want to give back.

I want to GIVE time/energy/attention to those that matter to me most: my family + friends.  
I want to GIVE of my gifts + talents for Gods greater purpose & glory.  
I want to GIVE prayers + support to the missionaries & children we sponsor all over the world 
I want to GIVE my time and resources to those that truly need it.  
I want to GIVE my full attention to whoever I'm with.  to be fully present.  
I want to GIVE myself fully to the Lord + his purposes and plan for my life. 

" I give it all to you God, trusting that you'll make something beautiful out of me"  - Nothing I hold onto by Will Reagan & the United Pursuit Band 

May 2013 be a year devoted fully to you + your purposes in our lives. 

Happy New Year Friends! 

enjoy this video from Give1Save1 - all the adoptive families who were able to bring their babies home thanks to all the dollars they raised -- honored to be a part of this


  1. love your post. and great word. I have a word post too!

  2. great word. you're such a giver already. i love that about you.

  3. This is great Wynne, I love your word! I also love talks with the husband about the future. Glad you also have a good man in your life! (And of course can't forget the cute kiddos!)


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