Nurturing Your Spirit
By Debbie Griffith, Goodland First Christian Church
A meaningful alternate or addition to making New Year’s Resolutions is to
choose a “Word of the Year.” It can be something that you need more of like hope, trust, joy, or it could be something that you need to be better at like forgiveness or hospitality.
Throughout the year, make this “word” a theme for you. Study what the Bible has to say about it, how it is used, or how it is nurtured. Find ways in which the theme can be put into action, used to deepen your faith, augment your relationship with Christ and your relationship with others. Pray about it, talk with others about it, read books about it.
At the end of the year, evaluate your understanding of the theme and how its increased awareness has affected your life. You and others will be blessed in this process!