Choosing a WORD for the year has been a part of my family’s New Year’s traditions. It ranks right below choosing a saint for the year (or allowing a saint to choose us).
We usually do both selections at the start of the new Liturgical Year or New Year’s Eve. The saint selection is random but choosing my word of the year has always been a process — an examination of the past year. I take time for spiritual reading for this purpose and pray over it with my husband.
Here is one of our family motto’s that was created from this practice.
I was well on my way to finalizing my word but got a providential push from my dear friend. She alerted me to another genius creation by Jennifer Fulwiler, A Word of the Year selector.
I went ahead and selected a word just for fun since I actually had a direction already. Turns out, I found a word that I need and plan to adopt for 2018.
My word for 2018 is…
I encourage you to choose a word for the year to remind you of what God is asking of you during this season in your life. Do it on your own or use the Word of the Year Generator created by Jennifer Fulwiler.