2012 will be my Banner Year.
Last year I started with the concept of choosing a guiding word for the year instead of making a resolution. 2011′s word was Mom-entum and the explanation can be found on my Mom-enclature blog.
A simple thought flew into my mind today during my morning quiet time that led me to my phrase for 2012:
There really can’t be a separation between my life as a Christian and my public writing.
I’ve struggled with how much to reveal in my public writing about my personal life. That’s pretty ironic since I write narrative non-fiction. But my private life is shaped by my belief in God and my quest for His guidance in my actions. So I really can’t designate that part of me to a little box that I keep under my bed, to take out whenever I feel it’s convenient.
I’ve been getting glimpses of this realization these past two week, but today it seemed to really resonate. Based on my Desires of the Heart post and Verse 5 of Psalm 20, I declare that 2012 will be my Banner Year. My goal is to dedicate all that I write to God. My hope is that I will remember to ask Him for what I should write, listen to His voice directing me, thanking Him when I am successful, and keeping in mind that all my successes come from the gifts He gave me.
No doubt this will be tough. But my goal is to try.