My 2015 Word for the Year


My Word:  My word for the year of 2015 is Hope.


1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to         happen.

2. a person or thing that may help or save someone. 
   ground for believing that something good may happen.                     
3. A feeling of trust.

Aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, goal, plan, design, dream, daydream, pipe dream, drive, determination, enterprise, initiative, eagerness, motivation, resolve, 

My Vision Board: 


"Hope is the only thing stronger than fear."

"Hope is seeing light in spite of being surrounded by darkness."

"A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing."

"Sometime the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best."

"Hope means that we must trust and wait for what is still unseen."

"You have to stop thinking you'll be stuck in your situation forever. We feel like our heart will never heal or we'll never get out of this impossible struggle. Don't confuse a season for a lifetime. Even your trials have an expiration date. You will grow, life will change, things will work out." Brittany Moses

"A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing."

"Hope is not pretending that troubles don't exist. It is the hope that they won't last forever. That hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. That we will be led out of the darkness and into the sunshine."

"When the world says, "give up." Hope whispers "Try it on more time."

"H.O.P.E." Hold On Pain Ends."

"Choose hope."

"Sometimes the best thing you can do it not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess, just breath, and have faith that everything will work out for the best."

To not give up. To keep seeking answers. To keep moving forward. To keep seeking God and holding on to His promises. To keep the desire to find healing in my body. To keep the desire to find out why I was still experiencing symptoms. To keep the desire to find peace and joy in the little things of life. To hold on to having the desire to get better, find healing and be happy. To keep walking, To keep lifting weights. To keep eating healthier. To keep going on adventures with my Husband. To keep seeking encouragement.

Let Go: 
Let go of the frustration, the unknown, the why is this happening and choose Hope that things are going to work out, that one day I will get answers. Let go of the worry and trust that everything is going to work out. 

Reason why: 
The slowed down walking returned in January of 2015. My legs would drag and become fatigued. I found the means to get a hearing aide. Later, in the year I got a Bone Anchored Hearing Aide and dealt with a chronic irritant that led to a second surgery later in the year. The muscle pain was holding on and causing extreme stiffness and suffering. I was still living with a lot of pain. The run down tired feeling held on. I was still "giving it time" living with symptoms and waiting for them to go away. 

Bible Verses:

"Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

"You will live secure and full of hope; God will protect you and give you rest." Job 11:18

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you. says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

"Where then is my hope- who can see any hope for me? Job 17:15

"The LORD delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love." Psalm 147:11

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." Proverbs 13:12

"No only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 

Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. Romans 12:12

What I have learned:

1. God will give the grace and strength to make it through the         toughest of times. 

2. Hope gives us the strength to exhale and trust God will all the     details.

3. Hope is a powerful thing. 

4. Holding on to hope helps us to appreciate the little things of     life more. 

5. We can always hope in God. He is faithful and trustworthy. 

Join the Conversation:

Is the word for the year new to you? Do you have a word for this year? How has your word impacted your life? Please share your word or any other thoughts you may have,  I would love to hear them!

Love and Prayers ❤


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