Monday, January 12, 2009

One Word

A la Ali Edwards, I have chosen a word for 2009. My word is CULTIVATE. There are many areas that I would love to, fitness, creativity, relationships(with God, DH, family, friends) and domesticity.

Interestingly enough, the sermon this past Sunday was on living a more purposeful and meaningful life, empowered by God. The three main points of the sermon was that in order for this to happen, PLANNING, PREPARING and PLANTING(sowing) seeds are necessary for growth. I thought it all connected well to my word for the year, especially with the whole agriculture theme.

I talked to my students about how I had chosen a special word for the year and they were eager to do the same, so I whipped up a special sheet on the computer and off they went.

One student chose the word PREPARE saying, "This will remind me that God has everything prepared for me".

A usually completely clued out little boy chose the word KINDNESS and told me, "I chose this word because it's one of the fruits of the spirit".

Another lil guy decided on PEACEFUL. I asked what he meant by that word and he answered, "I'll try not to fight with my brother so much and I want be more quiet."

I was impressed with what a bunch of 7 year olds came up with: JOY, PATIENCE, LOVE, CARE, OBEY, CONTROL, and FOCUS ....just to name the ones I can remember.

What WORD would you choose?


Ange of the North said...

Hmmm... I think that cultivate is a perfect word! Good thinking!

Tim said...

Great question. I'll go with develop ... "to bring out the capabilities or possibilities of; bring to a more advanced or effective state."