Every January I try to come up with one little word - a theme, if you will - to represent the upcoming year.
And every February it completely slips my mind.
By the time December rolls around, when I'm flipping through the pages of my journal and scrolling through blog posts, reviewing the year, I feel like a failure.
So this year I'm trying something different.
My one little word is actually the theme of the last few months of 2015: SMALL.
"These days I'm careful not to colour the world "small" in negative shades, as if it were something to run from or escape. I want to start small because I'm human and dependent, not in hopes that my small will grow into something bigger. Jesus will give me the grace to stay there even when it hurts and even when it's hard. I want to stay small in his presence, not because I'm scared, but because I'm his. I want this to be a relief rather than a frustration. Small things don't always turn into big things. But all big things begin small, especially in the Kingdom of God." (Simply Tuesday, Emily P. Freeman).