Like most people at this time of year, I have been reflecting on the last 12 months and looking to the coming year, giving mind to what I might resolve to do/set as goals/have as my word for the year/etc…
Each passing new year I feel less and less inclined to create a list of specific resolutions, largely because I find they are too easily broken which sounds too final. Once something is ‘broken’ I think I am less likely to try again with it, I would rather have a sense of falling off the horse but being able to get back up and on again. Does that make sense? I just think, at least personally, having the right mind-set when first starting something is important… Or perhaps I have just rambled out some baby-brained nonsense!
None the less I do have some hopes and intentions for 2015 and as I was reading in my quiet time today I read through the following verse which seems to say it all. So I may not have a word or a list of resolutions for the year but I do have a scripture! (..and in all honesty I do believe that is better.)
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
This perfectly covers the things I intend to remember to live by and areas I wish to improve upon in this coming year of miracles and challenges for our lovely little family.
As we have now taken down the christmas decorations I was in need of a new print for above our fire place. It has been bare wall for two days now and was driving me a little nutty but I was struggling for decoration inspiration to fit between christmas and my usual February mantlepiece. Often in the past I have designed my own prints for this purpose but today a quick flick around Pinterest for my chosen verse and I came upon the perfect free printable.
Muted tones that are not festive brights, but still warm in colour, not the wintry blues and whites I was trying to avoid yet seeing everywhere. It is available as a free download from I Should Be Mopping The Floor.com 🙂
When I have better light and a completed mantle I will show you the print in it’s frame. Love it.
Do you have any goals/words/themes/scriptures to focus on in 2015? I’d love for you to share them!