So did you miss me?
I sure have missed being here but life happens with all its ups and downs and a variety of circumstances contributed to my inability to put together a single post in 6 weeks.
Even now, it is something of a struggle but I am determined to get back in the swing of things.
I have so enjoyed reading the various "Word of the Year" posts that so many share at the start of a new year and really see that there is value to putting it out there. The vulnerability and transparency of so many writers is inspirational and I find myself wanting to cheer you all on as you endeavor to walk out your "word" in the days ahead.
In the week between Christmas and New Year's I kept seeing and/or hearing the word "abundance" and eventually got the message that this is my word. As is often the case in spiritual matters, after receiving such a beautiful word of hope and promise, I find myself having to contend for it . . . to fight to see past the "not enough" that is evident all around me. And just in case I should begin to question whether that really is my word, I was reminded of a little green pouch given to me years ago. Inside nestles this little stone with one big word engraved on it . . .
It travels with me in my pocket now where I can reach in and read the word with my fingers, whisper it to myself when I need to be reminded that abundance is God's heart for me.
I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I'm on and to relish each day as a gift.
~ James McGreevey