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2023 Word of the Year

January 9, 2023

I’ve been reading a series of four books by Sharon Garlough Brown, the first of which is titled SENSIBLE SHOES. The story is about the spiritual journal of four women. Repeatedly, I stumbled upon the word READY. It came to me that this was my word for 2023. I want to be ready for whatever God has in store for me in the upcoming year. 

Last year I decided if I was going to focus on one word through the year, that there should be one that I eliminate. My word for 2022 was clutter. Confession time: I didn’t have much success. I did clean out one closet and sorted through my yarn, dispersing skeins to knitting friends and charity (you can only imagine how difficult that was for a yarn hoarder!). Rather than repeat the same word, I decided the word I wanted to dismiss for 2023 is IMPATIENCE. My hope is that I can ‘go with the flow’ and accept the bumps in the road as a natural part of life. 

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    Joyce Rasmussen
    January 9, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    I have read all of the ‘Sensible Shoes’ series … I enjoyed them very much, and I hope you did too. So many things to learn and to “ponder”. Happy 2023 … get READY!

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    Brenda Heron
    January 12, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    My word for 2023 is STRENGTH Last year it was JOY. Looking to God for strength because the joy of the Lord is my strength

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