My ‘One Word’ for 2014

My 'One Word' for 2014

I don’t usually jump on the ‘everyone’s doing it so I have to do it’ blogging bandwagon mainly because I’m not sure how to do all the cool things most bloggers do. I’m ashamed to admit I have missed the learning curve for things like link-ups and giveaways. I probably should learn about them as I’d get more followers, subscribers and page views-the HolyGrail of bloggers-but I don’t know, my reasons for blogging are different I suppose.

I started blogging 5 years ago on a site called The Kitchen Princess, mostly to share recipes with my daughter and friends. I love to cook, they liked my cooking so it seemed a natural fit. But I’m a ponderer and stuff comes to me. Things pop into my brain I’m sure couldn’t possibly originate with me. Good things, God things, ya know? So I write about them too. I guess you’d classify me as a ‘food and faith’ blogger. Which is perfectly okay with me!

As much as I love to cook, I love God more-thinking about Him, talking to Him, pondering His amazing goodness in my life-and I wanted to write about Him more and more. I even ended up writing a book about parenting called Growing Great Kids: Partner With God to Cultivate His Purpose in Your Child’s Life. It put me on a new writing path for sure.

Anyway, this time of year, lots of bloggers start writing about their ‘one word’. They pray and ask God to give them one word for the year, one word to guide and focus them over the months. Many of my blogging friends have chosen amazing words for this year. Words like: Simplify. Enable. Pursue. Grace. Dwell. 

Like I said, I don’t usually jump on blogging bandwagons but this year after reading about some thought provoking words, I prayed about it and lo and behold a word popped into my brain, highlighted and bolded, underlined and italicized!

My favorite scripture verse, the one I hold as a precious possession is from Psalm 16 and it goes like this:

O lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup. You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. Yes I have a good inheritance.  Psalm 16:5-6

Guess what ‘one-word’ the Lord highlighted in my spirit?


Clearly God wants me to have a deeper understanding of what ‘inheritance’ means so I’ll be studying it and letting you know what I learn.

“The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.” Not because my life is filled with ease and luxury but because He. Is. There. He has marked off the boundaries of my life and yours. He fills my cup and saturates every inch of my life with His presence.

It’ll take me a lifetime to understand and apprehend my inheritance,“the unsearchable riches of Christ.” There’s much about inheritance I can’t and won’t understand until I’m face to face with Christ but I’ll share what He shows me in a monthly post. And I covet your prayers!

Has God given you a word for 2014? I’d love to know what it is and I would be honored to pray for you. I’ll write your word down in my prayer journal and I commit to praying for you throughout the year.

Hmmm…I kind of like this particular bandwagon. :) Hugs!


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