1. I was also inspired to choose a theme for my year ahead. Actually it chose me. My theme is CREATE. I love this idea and it has already impacted my daily routines. It has even rubbed off on my kids!

  2. I’ve seen a lot of people writing about themes for the year. I’ve never seen that before but I think it’s a good idea. Following God’s will is the whole point of spirituality and holiness. That’s a great idea to simplify your prayer goals to accomplishing this.

    Our spouses can always use more prayer huh? Even if it’s just to not be annoyed with us. ;-)

  3. […] “Silence is an integral element of communication; in its absence, words rich in content cannot exist. In silence, we are better able to listen to and understand ourselves; ideas come to birth and acquire depth; we understand with greater clarity what it is we want to say and what we expect from others; and we choose how to express ourselves. By remaining silent we allow the other person to speak, to express him or herself; and we avoid being tied simply to our own words and ideas without them being adequately tested.” For additional reflection: How has silence made a difference in your communication with others? With God in prayer? This is an area in need of attention in my life — so much I added silence and listening into my 2012 themes.  […]

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