16 January 2014


For the last few years I've tried to pick a "word of the year" but it never works out. It's more like a word of the week because it never seems to last longer than that. I'd have to go back through old posts to even remember what my words were.

But here I am again, picking a word.


Lately I feel like I've been looking at the world through jealous eyes. I wrote a bit about my heart and how I am praying for the Lord to change it this year. A huge part of that is being content with where I am and who I am.

It's been a rough season of family life these past few weeks. We are a family of two working parents and a constantly sick kid (or at least it seems that way). It has been a practice in patience for our marriage and in our parenting. 

In difficult times it's easy to look with longing at what others seem to have. It's easy to be discontent in times of stress, illness, busyness, frugality, whatever.

I hope that at the end of 2014 I will be a more content, more grateful wife and mother. Living better with less. Happier with what is instead of what isn't. 

I'd love to know: did you pick a word this year?

p.s. One of my favorite blogs is Living Well Spending Less. Ruth shares her ideas about pursuing contentment and I just love it!


  1. I haven't picked a word for the year but if I did, I'd be right there with you with contentment. I struggle with the same exact thing.. I love my life but I do find myself being jealous of others and wishing things were different. When I go down that path, it's hard to be happy where I am.

  2. Hey Laura! I haven't been by in awhile... partly because I've cut way back on blog time because it's super hard to look at everyone's fabulous blogs, homes, crafts, etc all the time without getting a little jealous. So I totally get that! I'm trying to focus on being intentional this year and taking little bite sized pieces by choosing one area to focus on each month. I hope that you're blessed in your search for contentment this year!


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