I've not been secretive about my difficulty in coming up with "my word" for 2014.  And I think I  said earlier that even if I did select one, I'd probably not post it here!  Well, I've changed my mind.

Without going into a lot of detail, I will simply announce that the word is CREATE.  I will be assembling other Bible verses that refer to "my word", but the one that came to my mind first was Psalm 51:10--an expression of my heart's desire on this 4th day of January 2014:

Create in me a clean heart, 
O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
As I began reading through the Bible (chronologically) this year, I've obviously been cognizant of God's magnificantly creative acts that formed this beautiful world and all that it contains...

I'm also remembering Edith Schaeffer's writings about creativity and hope to reread a few of them.  Additionally, I plan to be more intentional about exploring, exercising and expanding my God-given creative abilities.  Yes.  Even at age 65!

I began today by creating some applesauce; cooking some apples in our crock pot, running them through the blender, and stirring in a tad of brown sugar and cinnamon before I refrigerated it.  This afternoon I plan to stencil the floor in a room or two of this doll house  that my husband applied his creative touches to on New Years Day.   (See more of his work here.)

I'm kind of relieved to have this "word-thing"
off my mind!
It should leave me more time to CREATE!

Done!  I even applied a stencil on the wall under the stairway!


  1. I especially like your word "Create". I love to "create" many different things. May God grant your desire during this coming year. Blessings, Ann

  2. Create is a lovely word; I posted about words for 2014 this morning and will add create to my post list.

  3. Love your word, and you know that I love the artistic talent shown here....
    I'm proud of you, Rebecca.

  4. That is a great word, Rebecca! Can't wait to see how He uses it in your life this year!


  5. Rebecca:

    I don't have a word for 2014, I have quite a few words! There isn't a word that any of these blogging pages hold that doesn't ring true for me too. I pray 2014 is a year that holds many of these words in new ways in each of our lives.

    Create... it's a good one, will be fun to see how it evolves. LOVE the little house!

  6. I love the word "create" and that's probably because I enjoy creating all kinds of arts and crafts projects. I also enjoy nature and all that the Lord created for His and our enjoyment! I think we need to create something on a daily basis whether it's a recipe, craft, note to a friend, just something to express our God-given abilities.

    1. Well, about all I created today was a pot of black bean chili and some apple dumplings. I've gotten a little lazy with my cooking/baking skills, so maybe this "create" thing will result in a little more domesticity.

  7. Hooray! Rejoicing that you found your word for this year. I love seeing how it is already bearing fruit in your life.

    For me: New Horizons are my words for the year - and Joyful & Triumphant. Will be interested to see how all unfolds for me.

  8. In the beginning, God created... indeed, we are created in the image of God!

  9. I like you chose chosen goal/word is to follow through on some creative ideas I have in my head. I love the doll house. If I had room i would love to start one.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)