Thursday, January 3, 2013


Every year I choose one word to be my "theme" word; a word I live by. I'm already a word girl (English major), so this method makes sense to me.

Embrace was my word for 2011. It was my senior year of college and I was faced with a lot of big decisions-including marriage. I chose to embrace the present, the people in my life, and the things that I thought I was so afraid of. I decided to be brave and live life with open arms.

Flourish was my word for 2012. I was a newlywed in a totally new environment and I had no idea what my "place" was. I didn't know where I fit in a new town, new church, new job, new role as wife. It was daunting. I wanted to flourish in spite of my discomfort. It was a long process, but I finally came to a place where I began to grow and feel like "me" again.

This year, I want to be intentional in everything I do. I know this is already a blogger buzzword, but it's one I haven't been able to get out of my head the past few months.

This past year was one of rest. Getting cozy in my life with my husband. I had a lot of fun and we made so many great memories, but there wasn't a lot of purpose and vision.

I want to do things on purpose this time around.

I want to intentionally pursue a deeper relationship with God and not just hope that it happens. It's always when I actively seek after Him that I begin to know Him more.

I want to be intentional in my marriage; finding new ways to grow together and "spur one another on towards good deeds" (don't ask me what verse that is, I have no idea).

I don't want to take this year for granted--I want to evaluate how I choose to spend my time, energy, and money and go after the things that really matter with a sense of purpose.


  1. Love your word for 2013. I strive to be more intentional in my life, as well.

  2. Ahhh Heather!! This was incredibly written. I believe the Lord is doing something very similar in the hearts of women across the globe... women of intentionality. Imagine how different households and families would be!

    1. Yes, I love it! It's something very specific to our generation.

  3. yes. great word. i am so excited to find your blog! i love it so much - thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! i will be hanging around!

  4. I've always wanted to do this but I guarantee I would probably forget my word by the third week ;)


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