Monday, January 16, 2012

One {family} Word

I had a lot of time to ponder and meditate on the one word for 2012 on our holiday Texas drive.  I wondered if the possibility of one {family} word even existed.  

We are loud. We are busy.  We are Gluten-free as much as humanly possible.  Not to mention our at times over and under scheduled-ness.  Mile after sunny Texas mile slipped by as I prayed, asked and sought what word we might sail under this year. 

The Armor of God kept coming to mind, and I wondered if we might Practice getting dressed spiritually in January.

So here's my/our 2012 one {family} word plan for us:  it will be low key and easy to maintain, otherwise the chain connecting us to the anchor of spiritual practice will not hold.

Nothing more to do than read the passage once (or twice) a day and talk about how to put it into down-to-earth-real-life use.  I printed out a copy of January's reading and taped it to the kitchen counter.  We take turns reading it aloud (overlapping some reading practice!) and mention what we'll need most that day. Our goal is not to memorize, preach or figure out the meaning of the original language.  Simply to put emphasis and awareness on twelve different spiritual principles we want to practice throughout the year. 

No pressureNo perfection.  Not really a quantifiable goal, just a family of six.  Practicing our sailing skills through the waters of 2012 under one little word.  

LInked to Ann
Linked to Layla 

1 comment:

ter@waaoms said...

great word for 2012! I posted about my word of the year on my blog if you wish to read about it!


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