Ann has a splendid tradition of naming each new year. Last year I started that little exercise as well. You can read about that word here.
This year I have been carefully searching for the perfect moniker for 2012. It’s not an easy task, to be sure. Something about the process seems weighty and significant and it’s easy to become paralyzed as the word lies just out of reach.
Last year lives up to it’s name. I expect this year to as well. My word for this year is
It is my aim this year to focus on the salient in my life, to always pay closest attention to the things that are most important and significant. It’s not easy to do in this world where everything—even the trivial—seems urgent and important. I pray God will help me filter the salient in my life and place it prominently before me.
By shifting our focus from what we do to what God does, don’t we cancel out all our careful keeping of the rules and ways God commanded? Not at all. What happens, in fact, is that by putting that entire way of life in its proper place, we confirm it. Romans 3:31 The Message