My One Word for 2012
by Missy Tippens
Last year at the beginning of January, I shared my one word for 2011: Truth.
I thought I'd share with you my word for 2012. I hadn't thought much about finding a word for this year. I briefly considered it, but like I do for so many things, I tucked it away in the back of my mind to deal with later. Then, this morning, I went to get my hair colored (gotta start the new year off with some highlights!). :) And while I was sitting there with the foils stacked on my head like a Rolodex, I picked up a magazine. The January issue of Guideposts Magazine.
The reason I chose it was because on the cover was a photo of Debbie Macomber. As it turned out, the article was about her choosing her one word for each year just like she's done for decades. I immediately knew that I needed a word for 2012. And I also what my word was. I'd actually had it niggling me there in the back of my mind all along.
I want to study and practice contentment this year. To learn to be content no matter the circumstances.
Philippians 4:11 (Amplified Bible)
Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am.
So, what's your word for 2012? Is God nudging you toward working on something this year?
By the way!! I'm excited that my new book, A House Full of Hope, is now available at the Harlequin website! Print and e-book. Click here to read an excerpt!