What is it about the new year that gives everyone the organizing bug?? You’ll see it everywhere. People are dumping the clutter and getting their spaces organized. I’m so with you!! Maybe it’s all the stuff that comes with Christmas. The decorations, the gifts, the boxes, the ribbons, the bows. Maybe it’s the excitement of a new year. Things will be better this year! I will be organized! I will not be ruled by the stuff!
I don’t often decorate for winter. Typically our home goes into basic décor mode after Christmas and stays that way until fall. Ha! Great home décor blogger huh? This year I took down Christmas and my mantel sat blank for a week.
It was nice to let the house breath for a while. To feel the quiet in the space after all the noisy Christmas décor. (don’t get me wrong, I love it)
I wasn’t really planning on having a “word” for 2017. I don’t do that often. Maybe once or twice. But, as I sat in church on New Year’s Day, I was struck. Have you ever had one of those moments? You know, when you are in deep prayer, and God is near. I would love for them to happen more often, and I know that is my short coming not His. But Sunday I was struck. I heard God’s voice. Now, each time this has happened to me, I only hear one word. Maybe He knows that I’m not mature enough to be still long enough to hear more, I don’t know, but one word answers are what I get. And to be honest it’s all I need. The word spoken is full of meaning, and is all I need to know exactly what He’s getting at. What’s the word you might ask??
It’s that time of year! The beginning. The time when many people take a look ahead, and dream. Making plans and lists of things they want to accomplish in the new year. How about you?? Do you plan, dream, write down goals?? Until I started blogging, I never really did much of this. Having this space has caused me to be a little more intentional about the direction of my life. So, today let’s look at what’s in store here at frazzled JOY in 2017!
Each year here @ frazzled JOY I share with you some goals. Things that I am aiming to accomplish in the year. And at the end of the year I take some time to review that list and see how we did. So, that’s what we’re doing today – looking back at 2016!