My 2017 Word Better

It has become a thing over the last few years to choose a word to focus on. I don’t even remember what my word was last year. Oops… And yes, it is February and many have had their word for over a month.  However, My 2017 word it is better.  Why?

2016 was a rough year

There were many blessings, but there were a lot of hard times too. Many struggles in my motherhood journey.  Farm struggles, homeschool struggles and more.

2016 Taught Me

One thing 2016 taught me??  I can do a lot.  I can go without a lot of sleep, but become a raging monster.  It isn’t good for any of us.  I can drive a truck through harvest and still have things on the home front in a bit of working order. Not perfect, but we recovered and learned how to better prepare for future harvests.

Better 2017 Word of the Year

Plans for Better?

So, Better what?  How will this 2017 word become a focus?

  • Better time with God–more scripture, more prayer
  • Better Wife
  • Better Mom
  • Better homemaking
  • Better Homeschool times
  • Better care of myself
  • Better Thoughts:  When the crop prices are low, there isn’t anything I can do, but Pray… don’t let my thoughts run negative when I really have no control of the situation
  • Better friendships–pour more into true friendships
  • Better organization-less stress over book keeping, keeping up, and so forth

I wasn’t going to pick a 2017 word, but our year so far is trying to go much like 2016, and I want better. Not that 2-16 was a bad year, but my attitude about it has been of late. Just a lot of little things popping up one right after another, and well, I need to focus on better…  The better things that pop up over and over.

To start off better, I am first going to really focus to write scripture each day.  I am using Heidi St. John’s Scripture Writing Plan.   This writing takes me about 7 minutes to write and then I highlight specific points from the writing, and take a few notes in my journal.


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