FAMILY/ Spiritual

I Finally Found a Word for 2013


I’ve been keeping my eyes and ears open for the perfect word for 2013.  I found this beautiful image on Pinterest and immediately knew I had stumbled upon my word.  Couldn’t you just spend an afternoon (or 5!) curled up on that couch with a book and some chai?

words of calm

This is the opposite of worry, fear, anxiety & fretting.  It is only accomplished in me through the power of Him. It will remind me of the deep trust I have in God and His goodness, that nothing passes through His hands to me that He is not aware of.  It will remind me that “Life is NOT an emergency”-Ann Vosamp.  It will remind me to be serene enough to be present in each moment, continuing to remember to life this life NEW!  Cancer did not take my life, and I see that as an opportunity to live intentionally.  Submitted to my Creator.  Calm.

My Simple New Year’s Resolutions
1. Get my greens daily.  In salads, smoothies or juicing.
2. Get to the gym, 3 hours a week.
3. One load of laundry per day.  Washed, dried & put away.

Below is the juicer I use and love!
Click here for my posts on juicing/juice recipes.
Breville juicer
The Lettered Cottage

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  • Katy @ Lolly Linens
    January 10, 2013 at 12:05 am

    LOVE this word!

  • Jane Craske
    January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    LOVE your word! I’m going to have to search for a mantra of my own.

  • Cozy Little House
    January 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Hey, that’s my word too!

    • Amy Bowman
      January 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Awesome! I’d love to hear your thoughts on it…or maybe you did a post? I will come look..

  • Terri Sue
    January 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    What a wonderful word Amy. Just reading the word calm slows you for a second. After the year we have had a dose of CALM at our house could be a wonderful thing. Thank you my dear for sharing.

    • Amy Bowman
      January 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks! I love that you felt calm just reading it. That was my goal with the visuals of this page. You are so welcome for sharing it, and thank YOU for commenting. Cheers to 2013!

  • upnorth
    January 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Amy, I just love all of your posts and look forward to them daily!! I usually don’t get a favorite word from the Lord, but this year I feel joy! Last year it was hope! I did a lot of Bible verses with hope in them. May the God of hope and joy bring your family all the blessings you can embrace!!!

  • Rebecca
    January 3, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Love the word for the year…I think that is exactly what I need. I am a {bit} high stress and very passionate…I could definitely use a big dose of CALM.

    • Amy Bowman
      January 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      I’m naturally high stress too, but life has had its ways of slowing me down a bit. I’ve decided I like the slow, so I’m gonna focus in. Funny how one can be passionate, busy, but still slow in mind and released in spirit…if that makes sense?

  • Our Stories God's Glory
    January 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Love your Word. Mine was Now last year and it was definitely about being in the moment and God just used it to speak to me in so many more ways. This year my word is Change. I’m having a little trouble embracing it, but I suspect that’s all part of what God will be unfolding. I’m slow to change and adapt to change…but I’ll bet through God I can go even through Change in His peace. (The biggest change will be the last of my four daughters heading off to college 🙁 Blessings!

    • Amy Bowman
      January 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Ohhh…I really like NOW. That might have to be my word next year. Love how it makes you instantly focus in on the here and now!
      I can so see why you are needed Change as a word this year. I often think about those years when my girls will leave the nest…not looking forward to it! A GREAT book is by Beth Moore called “Feathers From My Nest” it may be a good one for you to pick up as you embrace this change. It is all about her kids leaving the nest and the feathers they left behind.