Wednesday, January 1, 2014

hope. in the new year.

Happy New Year!

I'd like to share what I posted on facebook earlier today,
         "Cheers to the new year! May we leave all the negative behind and surround ourselves with the positive! May your days be bright all the year through. Turn your doubts into possibilities born of faith! Reach out to those who may be forgotten or seem like they are having a bad day. A smile & kind word can make a difference! Thank you family & friends for enriching my life. Love to all!"

I want to start the new year right, especially with a brand new post for the first day of the new year! Yay! The past few weeks have been insane and there's so much to get caught up on on the blog. I feel that this year is going to be AH-MAZING! Do you?! I am so excited because there are some things that I do know that will be happening this month, like MY BIRTHDAY! haha. I've seen around the webosphere that some people choose a word for the year to focus on and help them to stay grounded.

My word for the year is: hope.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

Time and time again I remember that my hope is in God. How comforted I feel to know that His Spirit can be with me, through all the days of my life. The Spirit is there to help, guide and comfort. That really brings peace to my soul.

"The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By His mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!" Lamentations 3:22-2

I find hope as the thread that keeps my faith alive in Christ and that through Christ and because of Christ, he gave hope to the world! How thankful I am for that and for the life and mission Christ gave.

Did you pick a word for the new year? What is your word?
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Night Owl said...

I love this. Like I told another blogger on her blog a sec ago. Getting rid of the negative people in your life will do a world of difference. You'll be amazed at how much better life can be without negativity and negative people.


Amanda said...

Happy New Year Brit! You look super cute in that picture as usual. I'm HOPING you have a great 2014.

The Rachael Way said...

This year is going to be amazing for both of us :)
I'm really loving your outfit in the above picture! Happy New Year!

holli said...

I still havent decided my word yet but i will.
Hope is a great one and will be a special time for you this year!

Danielle said...

Happy new year!!! Hope is such a great word to focus on for the new year!! I don't really pick a word, but I have been trying to become more calm and less stressed, so maybe I would pick Peace as my word. Then again, I have been wanting it to be ADVENTURE! haha! I hope you have a great year!!

Anonymous said...

Happiest of New Year's to you. You look amazing. I choose "courage" for my word for 2014 because I am alone in life and moving to my home state, all by myself I will need a lot of courage.

Katie said...

You got me thinking what my word should be. :)
Happy New Year!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love the positivity of this post! I'm so excited for 2014. My word is confidence, but hope is my second.

Visiting via Treasure Tromp :)

Kari said...

I love the word you chose. Your blog is very inspiring, and I'm excited to follow along:) I hope you are having a wonderful start to 2014!

Regina said...

I like your positivity! My word for 2014 is: sparkling!