I am sharing my word of the year today over at The Lettered Cottage.
Not to drive traffic to my blog. (It's read and enjoyed by virtually no one but me and occasionally my mother.)
Not because it is anything profound to the world.
I am sharing it because I need the accountability that stems from saying to the world "God has called me to pursue love this year." There is something about putting words to the feelings that roll in your spirit. It makes them real. Not just some fuzzy memory come the hot days of August when January and it's newness seem forever ago.
And so, in sharing it there I am reminding myself in the form of a link and a thumbnail picture that God did call me to pursue love this year of 2012. And while I understand that I will fail time and time again, I am becoming convinced that the real failure is in not trying at all. In a practical sense, I am going to schedule a day each month to review my word. I mean I am putting it on my calendar every month. And on that day, I will evaluate my obedience and my shortcomings. I would encourage fellow "wordies" to do the same. It will be a great way to hold each other accountable to follow through, not just declarations.