One Little Word

As we’re wrapping up 2018, many people have been posting on social media about the one little word they’ve chosen to follow in 2019. I remember last year many people chose the word flourish, and this year I’ve seen people yet again choosing motivating words such as determined, brave, and present, amongst many others. I’ve stressed over this more than I probably should have, considering words such as fearless and comfort, but then I happened upon this quote while reading Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson: work the Word for the Word to work.”

IMG_8977That’s when it hit me.

My word of 2019 is word.

Strange, I know, but word encompasses so much of what I would like to focus on in 2019.

I want to dive deeper into studying the Word of God and be able to live out His Truth during both times of joy and struggle.

I want to be more aware of the words I use towards others, cultivating words of kindness and respect.

I want to continue to use words as my creative platform, watching them pour out into my journal and blog.

It really just makes so much sense for my word to be word. It’s an odd choice, but I love it. I’m excited to focus on my word and to see how much I grow and change in 2019.

Word is my word.

Also I would love to know: what did you decide as your one little word of 2019?

Books of 2018

Hi friends!

If you’ve meandered around my blog at all, you’ve probably noticed I’m a bit of a reader, so I decided to post a list of all of the books I’ve read this year! These are simply listed in the order I finished them. Some of them were new reads, some were books I re-read, and some will be read again! If you would like a review of any of the books, please let me know and I’ll type one up for you!

  • The Great Gatsby
  • When God Writes Your Love Story
  • The Best American Poetry 2012
  • Daring Greatly
  • The Magician’s Nephew
  • The Color Purple
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Gifted Hands
  • The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness
  • The First 90 Days of Marriage
  • 21 Days of Prayer for Your Business
  • Messenger
  • Son
  • Big Magic
  • The Glass Castle
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Freedom Writers Diary
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Thirty-One Prayers for my Husband
  • Petey
  • Healing the Child Within
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jesus Freaks
  • Fever 1793
  • Prince Caspian
  • The Outsider
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • The Silver Chair
  • The Last Battle
  • Love Does
  • Morrie: In His Own Words
  • Shopping for Time
  • Stop Dating the Church
  • The Language of God
  • The Power of Habit
  • Three Cups of Tea
  • Love Lives Here
  • Love That Lasts
  • The Book Thief
  • Brave New World
  • The ONE Thing
  • The Last Maasai Warriors
  • One Thing Workbook
  • The Four Year Career for Women
  • Made to Crave
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Everybody Always
  • The Bad Beginning
  • The Reptile Room
  • The Wide Window
  • The Four Year Career YL Edition
  • The Miserable Mill
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Live Fearless

So let me know: What was your favorite book of 2018?!