A New Year's Choice

The New Year... the "fabulous" 2016.... is here.

And, with the opening of a new calendar comes so much expectation....at least for me.

Much like this Paper-white blooming in my living room, I view this New Year as an opportunity for improvement in many areas of my life.  I'm aiming for more trust in Jesus, greater personal health, more intentional doing and an increase in daring myself to be different.

I have chosen my "Word for the Year:"  BELIEVE

One of my challenges this last year was to believe that I am who God says I am in His Word and that I have everything the Bible states I have.

Honestly, on one level I think I do know these things to be true.  However, I want them to permeate my being and become something that just rolls off my tongue and seeps through my pores.

I've also come up with a motto for 2016:  DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Martin Luther King, Jr inspired my motto with his quote, "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Sometimes I feel like I can't do "x" unless I can see all the way from "a to z."  As I'm sure you know, life rarely allows us to see more than a few feet in front of our face.  And, I don't want to live like that anymore.

Albert Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."

I just may resemble that quote. Correction!!  I may have resembled that quote. 

I want more of God in my life which means more purposeful prayer time.

How about you?  Do you have a Focus Word or a motto for 2016?  I'm curious to see what inspires others when a new year comes 'round.

Happy New Year all!

- SD


  1. Believe is a great word.
    I think mine is PERSEVERE ....
    Age is creeping up on me and I need to keep on keeping on. 72 and counting.

  2. I do not have a special word or phrase to set as a goal,but it is always my desire to become the woman God wants me to be.I have come to realize that this may be different from what I think I should be.Have a blessed New Year and may God fill your life with Himself.