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12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 – Choose your ONE Word

There are many goals for Catalyst Movement, with the foundational goal being to help women live out loud.  To help each woman, regardless of her age, to live her life on purpose, with purpose.  Unfortunately, as women we often feel that we need permission to focus on ourselves.  The 12 Days of Christmas Health and Wholeness Challenge is us at Catalyst Movement giving you, and ourselves permission to do just that.  So let’s reflect on 2014 and intentionally spend the last six days of it, and the first six days of the new year in order to enter 2015 worry and guilt free.

1st Day of Christmas

…my blogger friends gave to me: The Permission to get Focused

In the spring of 2013 a God friend introduced me to the idea of choosing one word to guide your year rather than making a New Year’s resolution.  Granted, it was spring when she shared this with me, but I had long forgotten my resolution I set in January.  Having the opportunity to start over, almost half way through the year, motivated me to check out what this One Word movement was all about.  The fact that two of the authors are involved in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes – an organization I have been involved with over the past six years) made it all that more attractive to me.  The authors recommend that when choosing a new word for the year, that you not completely scrap the previous year’s word.

My word for 2013 – Stewardship

Funny story.  I became painfully aware of all my resources I was wasting – time, energy, money, health, etc. – and told God that I wanted to become a better steward.  I asked him to help me organize and manage my personal space (both at home and at work), my time, my energy, my sleep, and what I ate.  My prayer went something like this “Lord, please help me to take care of all that You have already given me, then expand my territory. I do not want to squander what You have already given me only to do the same with what You are going to give me.”  Apparently He knows me better than I do, and decided to expand my territory first by blessing me with identical twin boys.  I didn’t have a choice but to spend my resources more wisely! {Matthew 25:14-30}

My word for 2014 – Intentional

Building on Stewardship, I focused on being intentional with the resources God has blessed me with.  Especially my time.  Juggling newborn twins, a seven year old, a marriage, and career has been challenging, and I wanted to make sure that I was fully present wherever I was.  Although I haven’t been 100% intentional 100% of the time, having the word as my focus for the year has served as a much needed anchor for my attention. {1 Corinthians 10:23-33}

My word for 2015 – Finish

It is a call to action not only to finish several projects I’ve started over the years, but also to finish some God assignments that I was too afraid to see through.  In order to finish these projects and assignments I will definitely need to be intentional with my time and a good steward of my time. {1 Corinthians 9:23-25}

One Word

Are you already utilizing One Word in your life?  If you are, comment below with your word for the new year.  If you aren’t, visit the One Word site learn more about finding your word for 2015.

12/28 Challenge – Will You Join Me?

I love how God can use anything and anyone to spread His message.  Especially social media.  A woman named Audra (met her in October at the Refresh retreat) posted in the Facebook Refresh Summit South group about a verse memorization board kit, I contacted the Kisja (a mom blogger and creator of the kit), and here I am sharing her challenge with you.

The 12/28 Challenge

The 12/28 Challenge

So what is the 12/28 Challenge, you ask?  I could quote Kisja word for word, or you can click here to go directly to her site where she explains it beautifully.  I’m excited about the challenge because my son is off from AWANA until January and we can use some verse memorization motivation.  And although I’m not a Pinterest kinda girl – well, to browse but not to attempt recreating people’s pins – I do love “easy to” crafts and the kit looks like it’s Reina proof.

Is memorizing verses something you do?  Do you think you’d be more likely to do it if the verses were posted in your living area?  Do you think you’d remember more verses if they were set to music?  I’d love for you to join this challenge with me and to hear your tips for memorizing scripture!

Disclaimer: I still have to choose my memory verse.  I want it to be related to my ONE WORD for 2015 but I haven’t chosen that word yet and don’t want to rush into choosing one.  So as soon as I choose my ONE WORD and my verse I will post accordingly.

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