Since 2014, I have picked a “Word of the Year” and last year I added a verse to that tradition. Something to focus on throughout the year, an overlying theme I’d like to implement into my life. This year? I’ve chosen Cultivate.

2014 was Time.
2015 was Joy.
2016 was Action.
2017 was Simplify.


In 2018 I want to Cultivate many aspects of my life. I want to acquire new skills, and nourish and grow many existing areas of my life. My work life, my blog, my marriage, my house. I want to focus on putting the quality attention, love and work into these areas and making them flourish.

I have chosen 2 Corinthians 9:6 as my verse – a reminder that you will reap what you sow.

I can spend my year, sitting on the couch and enjoying a few good books. Or I can work hard, invest in these aspects of my life, and watch them grow and flourish.

Do you pick a word or verse for the year? If so, I’d love to hear what you picked for 2017!