Some Favourites & My 2019 Word

So my Word for 2019 is Quiet.

I told my husband not to get too excited. Not the kind of quiet that keeps me from sharing my opinion, asking questions, or generally talking up a storm. That would take a super miraculous, end of times, kind of act of God πŸ˜….

No, the ‘quiet’ I’m talking about is what Psalm 91 talks about. Be quiet and trust God to take care of things…. he is able. I need this word to be active and full force right now. So I’m working at memorizing this amazingly comforting chapter.

In December I had been thinking about how I wanted to jump out of the boat like Peter did and learn by doing. He headed into the crazy-hard, life threatening experience with just Jesus to look to and learned how capable God is of handling his storms and bringing quiet to a troubled soul…. then Nikki surprised me with the AMAZING piece of art by one of my favourite painters in the world!!! Gasp!

I now have a constant beautiful reminder of Gods sovereignty in my troubled waters, right here in my living room. I sneak a peek at it often each day. Glory.

I do not have Facebook but here is Holly’s Art page for you to check out. Let me know if the link doesn’t work! I’ll have to console myself if you buy all my favourites. πŸ˜‰

What’s your word for 2019? Leave it in the comments!

Another new year kind of habit you can start is to become a bookworm. So often I meet up with a lady who says she’s not much of a reader. It makes me sad…. and frustrated for them. If you aren’t reading you are missing out! Be a reader! Be teachable! There are so many ideas to mull over and stretch your brain!

Fit To Burst is my latest read. FANTASTIC! My sister gave it to me for Christmas and it is a must read! πŸ™ŒπŸ» Praise hands all aroundπŸ™ŒπŸ»! You could finish it in an afternoon. Not a big book, but it is PACKED with goodness.

To help you on your way to become a lover of books here’s a link Charmin sent me just this morning that my husband and I are going to give a try.

2019 BOOK CHALLENGE

I’m following the directions and beginning with the light list and see how far I can get. 2018 was a challenging year for me and I only got through 13 books. πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜” But maybe this year will be different.

And last but not least. Please check out this AWESOME SERMON . I laughed out loud, wanted to wave some hankies, and contend for the faith a lot more by the time all 28 min of this message were complete!

Hopefully I’ll be able to share some favourite things like in this post every couple of weeks. So if you enjoy these links make sure you ‘follow’ this site to know when more are posted!

~Shannon


3 thoughts on “Some Favourites & My 2019 Word

  1. Awesome! Oh and my words – yep, two words are: pray and trust. Pray is my word for the year and trust could be changed out as God sees fit πŸ˜‚
    Also, I cannot wait to read Fit to Burst! Love Rachel Jankovic!

  2. My word for 2019 is hope! In 2018 God has done so much to help change me from a person who was putting more and more of my hope in all the wrong things. I want my hope in Jesus to grow so much more, and for the hope that I place in fleeting things to diminish.
    Nikki gives good gifts! I want that painting lol
    Can I please borrow that book when you are done reading it? I just started reading Loving the Little Years. I read the first few chapters and then got sidetracked and put it down for a few days even though it’s really good. Thanks for the encouragement to continue on growing and learning through reading. I will pick it up again today!

    1. Alaina, you go, girl! I love your word and hope you have a wonderful year in it! And you can absolutely borrow the book! But I’m going to be giving one away at the next homeschool meeting! Hope you can come πŸ˜‰πŸ˜…

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