My friend Alece is one of the strongest people you will ever meet. Emotionally and spiritually, she holds her own with anyone you could possibly imagine. Her site, Grit and Glory, contains the full story of her story – and I would not sully or cheapen her journey by using my own inadequate words to describe it. Go forth and read. You will be amazed, impressed, and probably a little teary-eyed before it’s all said and done.
One of the challenges she issued forth was to find (or rather, to be guided to find) One Word to describe how and what would challenge and focus me for this upcoming year.
The word itself has a number of meanings in Hebrew; among them:
to be in a covenant of peace;
to be at peace;
to be complete;
to be sound;
to make whole or good, restore, to make compensation
Which, to be candid, for me – this is something I need. Just like a good SAT answer, I need all of the above. Continually.
Plus, I figure if I choose a word in Hebrew, it won’t get lost in the day-to-day white noise of my life which is spent speaking English. Also, it’ll be easier to hear and focus on God if He’s speaking a language different from what everyone else around me is…
I plan on writing a LOT more about this, but for now…