"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Monday, January 4, 2010

My New Word for 2010

This scripture tag goes along with my WORD for 2010.  I recieved it from Edie's site at richgift.blogspot.com 
Thanks Edie!

Free Scripture Tags by Edie at Rich Gifts Graphics & Blog Design

I've decided to choose the word  Action for  2010. I chose this word after praying about it and really fought against it, do to the fact that I didn't want to put "failed last year" on my last post for 2011.   Well, it seemed that every scripture and quote that popped up in my way over the past few days had the word ACTION in it and  I realized that God was serious about wanting me to get going, get started, get beyond just dreaming about doing and trust Him daily with the few things He wants me to Just Do!

"Courage is fear that has said it's prayers."

Dorothy Bernard

You see, by nature I'm a dreamer.  I love to read how to books such as how to do this and that, how to be all God created me to be, how to be more creative,  how to go for your dreams, etc... and I have a brainful of knowledge and good intentions, but often won't begin until I know it will be done perfectly.  OUCH! Yes, many of you can relate, right?

"Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

Leonard Cohen

On my journey this year, I will share more with you about the things that God has asked me to take ACTION on.  There is one thing I have learned and that is to Be and Say what I can honor. Not to get the cart before the horse as to speak. Not make promises to myself that I can't keep and to wait upon the Lord to whisper in my ear the steps He has prepared for me that day to take, so that we are together on this journey... and so that I don't overwhelm myself with my own too high of expectations. 

I'm excited about 2010 and so greatful for the good and the ugly from 2009. I have learned so much through some trials I've endured this year, and it's made the path ahead so much clearer.  I have met so many wonderful people through this NEW blogging experience, and I look so forward to getting to know you all better. Thank you for being my friend and for enriching my life.

Together, let's make this year the best ever! 
 I'll be right here for you if you need a lift.

Excited and Ready to Go,

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us."  Ephesians 3:20


Andrea said...

AMEN! Love the scripture tag Edie made for you. She is such a sweetie!

I am looking with eager expectation into the new year for all GOD has to do in and through my life.

Blessings, andrea

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Lee Ann,
Thank you for visiting my Lavender Hill Studio blog! I have another blog all about my home, decorating, gardening and inspiration. There is a link on my sidebar for it. It's called The Comforts of Home.

You have a very uplifting blog. I have enjoyed my visit here.
p.s. How fun that you have tried mosaics! I have been doing it for about 10 years now. It is how I make my living!

Kathy S. said...

Hi Lee Ann! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I am inspired by your word too! I was just thinking about the movie Avatar and how it has grossed 1.02 billion dollars so far...then I heard the food shelves in the cities are hurting. Now I am thinking it would ge good to challenge myself and others to give up something once a month and give the $ to the Salvation Army, food shelf, or Red Cross...
Thanks for the encouragement!

Edie said...

"Just get started" seems to be something God is saying to many of us. How we fret at getting started sometimes.

Glad you like the Scripture Tag! Thanks for the mention.

Rich blessings to you for the new year!

Heart2Heart said...

I love your word for this year! I too could use that word to put some of my procrastination into ACTION and get it done!

Can't wait to see how powerful God works in your life in 2010!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh girl... I love your word. Action is necessary for us to meet any of our goals or for God to use our gifts. May He richly bless all your efforts to put your gifts and talents into ACTION!!

Martha Lever said...

Action! That's a good one. I see that several of my blogger friends are picking a words for this year. I need to be really quiet and let God put one on my heart. I already think I know what it might be.