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Word of the Year- Delight + free printable

Welcome 2014!  I can hardly believe that it is 2014, can you?  While I have chosen a verse of the year in many years past, I haven’t chosen a word of the year.  Ahh, but I am this year. This year, I’ve chosen the word Delight as my word of the year for 2014.


I chose the word delight because two of my favorite Bible passages contain it.

The first is Psalm 1(NIV):

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

The second is Psalm 37 (NLT):

Don’t worry about the wicked
or envy those who do wrong.
For like grass, they soon fade away.
Like spring flowers, they soon wither.

Trust in the Lord and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust him, and he will help you.
He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,
and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.

I created a print with the word, the definition as a noun and verb, and added Psalm 37:4 to it. I had trouble choosing which background use, so I printed one on a chalkboard background, a grey and black background, an oil canvas background, and a brown paper background.

delight printable

I finally settled on the oil canvas background for my mantel.  I framed it and set it right next to a photo of three of my biggest delights. Since I had the files, I thought I’d share.  You can click on the image of each of the prints below (or their title) and the pdf will open in a new window/tab for you.  The prints are 5×7 in size.

Delight Printable on Chalkboard

delight printable chalkboard

Delight Printable on Grey Black

delight printable grey black

Delight Printable on Oil Canvas

delight printable oil canvas

Delight Printable on Brown Paper

delight printable brown paper

In 2014, I will delight in…

the Lord

the love of my husband

the laughter of my children

the warmth of my family

the camaraderie of friendship

the taste of a good cup of coffee (you knew I would put coffee in here)

the thrill of a good book

the exhilaration of running

and so much more.

What will you delight in?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I LOVE this! Delight is a word that I could really embrace this year as well. Thanks for sharing the printables. I may have to print one and put it next to my desk.

  2. Delight is a great word. I think if I had to pick a word for the year it would be focus. I need to focus on myself this year and getting more things accomplished that I need & want to.

  3. I love your word for the year! I will have to try to find a little more DELIGHT in 2014 too!

  4. I’m seriously starting to think that I am the only person in the blogging world who hasn’t come up with a “word of the year”. I think mine should probably be procrastinate if I were to be truthful!

  5. I love Psalm 37! Thank you so much for the printable. That’s a great word for 2014.

  6. Great idea to make a printable. For people who do the word of the year they can print this out and set it up as a reminder. Love this world

  7. I think that is a great word for 2014!!! The printable is awesome too! My 2014 word is HUSTLE.

  8. Great word! My word for this new year is GROW.

  9. Delight is a wonderful word for the year. I don’t have a word for the year. yet..

  10. I love that you took your word for the year and tied it with your faith which I know is your foundation. That is the neatest thing!

  11. Great word for 2014! I didn’t really set a word but I feel like mine would be organize! For me, organization is key for this year!

  12. I love the Bible, and that you highlighted the word Delight. I do take Delight in the word too! I need to get some pretty printing paper!

  13. Prototype Mama says:

    What a great word of the year! My word for this year is hustle. I plan to work really hard this year and make thing happen.

  14. I love the idea of picking a word to focus on for the year. I personally have a few resolutions I am going to stick to. Maybe next year i’ll choose a word or theme instead.

  15. Until this year I had never heard of a “word of the year.” I chose productivity and today I was just thinking of a way to keep it on my conscious throughout the year.

  16. katherine says:

    I really like this and I love the printable!

  17. Oh, that is a perfect word for 2014! Thank you for the printable!

  18. I shall delight in the Lord, my family, fun times, and all of the possibilities that will present themselves in 2014.

    We are often times so worried about the present that we forget to delight in and live in the moment whether it is good or bad. I am learning to embrace all that the Lord has placed in my path day by day! Love the printables!

  19. I think delight is a great word. As soon as I saw it the church girl in me went to the Bible verses even before I saw your references. I wish you every success and delight in this new year.