on new years eve i asked the Lord for a verse for 2013. while reading 1 Corinthians 2, verse 9 jumped off the page and imprinted in my heart. there it was. my verse for 2013.

and then i asked God for my one word for 2013. (read on my one word for 2012 right here.)…well you think after a verse like 1 Corinthians 2:9 my one word would be UNIMAGINABLE or BLESSINGS or DOWNPOUR or BEST YEAR EVER (ok that’s technically three words) or something along those lines but nope, my one word was … WALK.

i kind of had a mini argument with God. it went like this.

"walk? is that really my one word for 2013?"


"walk? really? not run? i like run."

"Not run. Walk."



"ok, walk it is."

so i’m trying to embrace walk, even though it’s definitely going to be a challenge.

i like to have a full life. i like to take on big projects. i like to have an insane schedule. i really like it. i’m learning sabbath and i’m enjoying rest but i do love the fast paced life. i love running through life but this year it’s time for me to walk.

so i wrote WALK (not run) in big pink letters on my side of the dream board behind our bed.


to advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace; proceed by steps; move by advancing the feet alternately so that there is always one foot on the ground in bipedal locomotion and two or more feet on the ground in quadrupedal locomotion.

Lord help me.

(fyi i’ll continually be updating you on this whole WALK-ing business, so get ready!)