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):
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.
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.
In 2014, I will delight in…
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?