Happy New Year everyone! 

I’ve been busy catch up on several Big Picture classes that started today (, Move More/Eat Well, and Twelve- yikes it’s a lot for one day!)  Cody is, of course, at the deer lease- last day of deer season.  I used to say it’s the last day of hunting season- yes, I was naive.  NOW, oh no, hunting season is year round.  But it does mean it’s time to start thinking about the next big season. . . TURKEY.  Can’t wait, but I have to- even longer this year.

Yesterday, I posted about One Little Word and how my word, Home, last year had such a great impact on our life.  I knew it was something I wanted to do again and I started thinking about what my word would be for 2012 a few months ago.  I thought about a few and then one day, while listening to an Eminem song (of all things) it hit me- and the word, after re-listening to the song, wasn’t even in the song. . .

Shiney

That will be my word for this year.  I want to shine in 2012- I want to shine by His grace.  My thoughts quickly turned to “This Little Light of Mine.”

Have you heard this version?  Loving it!  Also purchased another Live version of this on Itunes and have been listening to it alot.

httpv://youtu.be/lgUtOIPsgAU

(LOL- When I went to the video on my favorites, I listened to it while posting it here and then came the “dandy” fight  between the Sabres Cody McCormick and the Jets Tanner Glass from earlier this year.  How wrong is that!?!?)

I love music and have pretty diverse tastes.  But, it was fitting that the thoughts about what my One Little Word would be for the year came in snippets of songs.  The next song I thought about was Aaron Watson’s “Sonshine”.  I can’t find it online other than a sample for purchase but here are the lyrics.

Sonshine

 

When wilted and withered
And dyin’ of thirst
In need of forgiveness
When you’re at your worst
Let the rain fall upon you
Like sweet mornin’ dew
Wash away all your sorrows
And let the Son shine on you

CHORUS

Let the Son shine from heaven
Through the clouds in the sky
Come receive your salvation
From His sacrifice
And when you’re down and discouraged
And your heart’s torn in two
You turn your face to the Father
And let His Son shine on you

I’ve been there before
And I know your pain
Surrounded by darkness
All alone and ashamed
While you’re out on life’s highway
The wrong turn can leave you lost
So when you come to the crossroad
Take the road to the cross

CHORUS

And when you’re down and discouraged
And your heart’s torn in two
You turn your face to the Father
And let His Son shine on you

Turn your face to the Father
And let His Son shine on you

(Aaron Watson, Neal Lowry)

I really think those two songs tell the story of what I want this year- to let God’s love shine down on me and through me.  I want a stronger and I want to share the gifts God has given me with others.

As I’ve thought about my word and God’s Son and Faith, I’ve often thought back on that Aaron Watson song as the Benediction is read each week at church. As God would have it, today’s first lesson (Numbers 6:22-27), the lesson for Jan 1, 2012, was the text from where we get our Benediction. I marveled out how cool that was this morning and still can’t believe that was our text today.

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26

 I’m once again taking One Little Word at Big Picture so that I can explore my Word for 2012 more.  You can certainly still sign up  and it’s not too late to choose a word for the year.  You can find out more here.

Yesterday I completed the title page for the year and today I worked with the January prompt.  I still need to take another picture of myself. . .  or get Cody to- but’s it’s deer season remember.

Here’s a look at my pages so far.

This page was printed out and placed in a nine pocket page protector.

 What do you want for 2012?  Will you be choosing a word?

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

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