I’m a wordy kind of person.
(And all readers of A Divine Encounter said, “Amen!”)
Except I didn’t mean it that way.
(Though I’m that kind of “wordy,” too.)
What I really meant is that I love words.
And believe it or not, there’s a word for that!
It’s “logophile,” meaning “one who loves words.”
I enjoy considering words — contemplating the perfect word for a given emotion, idea, or action.
I enjoy writing words — connecting them together to form phrases and sentences that express…me.
I enjoy playing games with words. Crossword puzzles, Scrabble, Words With Friends…
Perhaps this last one is what contributes most to the nerdiness that my husband found so adorable when we were in high school and he was the jock.
(Technically, he has never said this. But I like to image that’s how it was.)
Anyway, though I’m slow to adopt the latest fads, I find irresistible the trend of choosing a word for the new year.
After all, it makes sense that the simpler a goal is, the more likely we are to remember it and make efforts to achieve it.
So rather than a ginormous list of resolutions for the new year, I’ve chosen a single word that encompasses some changes God is leading me to make.
Since I value your accountability, I’d like to share my word with you.
It’s simply this:
Act and see through to fruition the book ideas that have been swirling around in my brain for months and years.
Act and move out of my comfort zone in some pretty big ways.
Act and make the right choices for my body and my mind and my heart and my soul.
Because the truth is, I’ve gotten pretty good at thinking the right things and saying the right things.
But too often, my thinking and talking stop short of doing.
And that ought not be so, because stewardship is not a passive undertaking.
Now is my time to act.
Maybe it’s yours, too?