Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What's the Word?

Have you seen the latest trend?  You know, the one where you choose a word for your year- kind of like a theme.  I always have enjoyed reading people's, but never considered choosing my own.  I mean, truly, where would one start?  So many words come to mind.  But after the past few weeks, no months, one word has been echoing in my head.  Over and over.  And it  has been screaming to get out. So...

Do you ever wonder what the one thing is that we all need most?

I think I have found it!

What's the word?

Here are some definitions I found-
*A disposition to be generous or helpful; good will
*Mercy, clemecy
*A favor rendered by one who need not do so
*Divine love and protection bestowed freely upon mankind

Seriously ya'll!

I have seen so many judgmental people out there.  So many short tempered.  So much unforgiveness. So many harsh words.  And on and on, and all I want to do is scream GRACE at the top of my lungs.

I haven't.  Yet.  Wanna know why?  Because I have been that person too.  And it makes me sad.  And I want to change.

Yes, people mess up.
Yes, people do things we do not agree with.
Yes, people are mean.  And petty.  And judgmental.

But so am I sometimes.

And in those times when sin gets the best of me, I pray that someone will show me a little grace.

And I pray that I will show someone the same!

After all- the one who loves us the most in spite of our sin and wickedness, in spite of our bad decisions, and ugly words and judgmental selves and pettiness and on and on, shows us grace hourly!  Minutely!

Shouldn't we do the same?

So what's the word for 2014?

Wanna join me?

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..." -Ephesians 2:8


Word for 2014

Other Crew members are sharing their word for their year...take a look!


  1. We've all been that person, yes?? When we humble ourselves and admit that we all need it and need to give it, grace abounds. :) thanks for linking up!! Happy new year!!

  2. Beautiful word! This year, ours is Hush. http://www.simblissitycottage.com/2013/12/hush.html

  3. I love it. Everyone needs to give and receive Grace at some time or another. Thanks for sharing!


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