A number of my friends in the stamping world make a scrapbook each year called their December Daily Book. Some of the scrapbooks are elaborate and some are quite simple, but each of them include a picture from the day and a little journaling. I thought that this year I would take the time to do a December Daily feature - Planning Style - here on the blog, so here's my picture for Day One...
I like to spend the month of December getting ready for the year ahead and reflecting on the year behind. After my quiet time this morning, I decided that I would journal a little about my word for next year. I actually took inspiration from a friend and looked at Willow Tree Figurines to help me choose my word. The one that stood out to me was the little girl holding her hands up with a dove in them. Do you see her in the picture above? The name of the figurine was "Soar". Was she giving? Or receiving? Or both? Oh how I loved the pictures that her pose put in my mind! This coming year I would like to soar. To let go of the past - raising my hands to God with my whole life in them - in order to receive, in return, all that God has for me - both joy and sorrow. To be gentle, to be pure, to be spirit filled. To think of others before myself.
I used one of the lovely Pathways to Inner Beauty pages to begin my journey. Up on the top there's a place for the grace or attribute that you are working on, and then there is a spot to write in its enemies. I think these will be a good way for me to explore what God is teaching me through the year.
Would you like to join me? Today and tomorrow - December 1st and 2nd - for every pack of Pathways to Inner Beauty pages you purchase I will include an extra 10 Inner Beauty pages free to keep or share with a friend. (No coupon code required!) I'd love to hear about the word you are choosing!!
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