For at least the last decade I have chosen a word for the year. I have various blog posts written for each one since 2011–except for 2019, and I suspect that one was something about completion or finishing strong since I was at the end of my PhD journey. 2020’s word was wait. And did I ever learn to wait! I waited for responses to my 35+ applications to universities. I waited for direction and inspiration. I waited for a time when the whole family was together. I learned to value the waiting. I learned to work in the waiting.

2022 feels different. There is something coming, although I can’t explain why I sense it. Preparations need to be made. The time for waiting has passed; it is time for action. And action is not for the future; it is for today.


My theme verse for 2022 is Hebrews 3:13: But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. I’ll begin the year focused on Hebrews chapters three and four as a place to set anchor. I don’t know exactly what will come, but I will remain mindful that TODAY is limited in scope and breadth; action is required daily. It may be a blog. It may be a word of encouragement. It may be words added to this book on grace I’m compelled to write. Whatever it is, my goal for each day is to DO something for the Kingdom of Christ while it is still called today.

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