Word Of The Year

A friend from The Old Schoolhouse Crew, Marcy from Ben and Me,  asked if crew members would share one word to sum up our hopes and dreams for the coming year.  I gladly accepted this challenge.  


            My “word of the year” for 2013 is: 


According to
dictionary.reference.com  FIT is both an adjective, a verb, and a noun.  It gives about over 50 definitions this word can mean and be used, but here are a few of my favorite.

1. To be prepared or ready.
2. To be in good health.
3. To equip.
4. A song, ballad, or story.
5. To be suitable for service.

Two verses in scripture that stand out to me are:

Matthew 10:38

And unless you are willing to take up your cross and come with me, you are not fit to be my disciples.

2 Thessalonians 1:5

All of this shows that God judges fairly and that he is making you fit to share in his kingdom for which you are suffering.

                        is the root word
   of one of my resolutions / goals for the new year: 
                            Family Fitness.


I am preparing myself and my family to be fit for service for the kingdom of heaven.  I am working on our physical activities and nutrition to be fit in health and stature.  I am equipping my family to be fit for the journey of this year.  I am telling the story of our life in a song that is sung to my children and written on the pages of our hearts, and jotted down here to share and encourage everyone who stops by.

My desire is for each of my family members, including myself, to be FIT, and in a
condition of physical, mental, social, and spiritual well being in which we are healthy, physically sound, spiritually sound, and involved in positive relationships, beneficial activities, and good nutrition.

I am praying for the Lord’s guidance and for him to equip myself and my family to reach a state of fitness that he is pleased with.  We can not do it on our own.  We must first accept his son Jesus as our savior, and forgiveness of our sins.  Then we can walk with the Lord, read and understand his word, talk with him through prayer, worship him with spirit and with truth, praise him with song and thanksgiving, and become more like him through living in a relationship with him.

John 3:15-18

“Then everyone who has faith in the Son of Man will have eternal life.  God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.  God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!  No one who has faith in God’s Son will be condemned. But everyone who doesn’t have faith in him has already been condemned for not having faith in God’s only Son”.

Question: What WORD would sum up your hopes and dreams for the coming year?  Please leave a comment below.  Thank you!

This post will be linked up with:
Raising Homemakers
Sharing Time
Far Above Rubies
New Years Resolutions

                                        And linking up with BEN and ME
                                        A Word with Friends 2013

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About Melinda Weiser

I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am on a journey and offer to share my story with the hope that it will bless you. My one desire is to bring glory to my creator. I am a wife and the mother of 6 children, plus two in heaven. I enjoy homeschooling, research, teaching, homesteading, natural gardening, grass based farming, cooking, fresh raw milk, herbs, children, midwifery, and music. I am a writer, biblical mentor, and also work part time in the healthy foods and vitamin business www.weisernaturalfoods.com I have a BSW degree from Kansas State University, and trained professionally as a medical social worker, biblical counselor, tutor, and vocal performer. Thank you for stopping by to read about our homeschool and family life adventures. Be blessed!

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