Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shine: My word for 2011


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For 2011 I am choosing a word as the word to inspire me all year. Do any of you do that? This is the first year I will be doing this.
The word I choose is "shine". I think it has a lovely ring to it, and there are some great Scripture quotes for "shine."
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 NKJV
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not." John 1:5
"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)." Ephesians 5:8 This one mentions light and not shine, but the idea is here too.
Many of the blogs I follow are written by bloggers who really do shine and inspire me, and I aim to do the same here.

28 comments:

Mildred said...

Wishing you all the best in the new year!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful word! And I love the scripture you picked out to go with it. I think I will do this also..now to come up with a word..lol Thanks for being my friend this year.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Annesphamily said...

Terra, great choice in Scripture! I am so happy I know you. You have been such a wonderful friend. COme visit soon. I posted some New Year Scripture thoughts too. Happy New Year! Many blesisngs to you and yours. Anne

BumbleVee said...

I don't bother with anything like that...don't even bother with resolutions.... mostly cuz I'm a procrastinator...and probably wouldn't follow through....

I am, however, going to finish some of those procrastinated upon projects this year...or else! Or else they go in the bin....

oh...and... just for you...I re-posted my Parsnip Puffs on the Tea and Scones blog Terra...

Lon said...

WOW!!! That is a great idea, what a wonderful word to choose!!!

Hope you had a Blessed Christmas, and I hope you have a very wonderful New Year!!!

God's Blessings to you!!!

Lon

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Shine is very nice....I think if we all had a bit more shine and a little less lackluster, the world would be so much better.....
May 2011 SHINE abundantly for you!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

E. Charlotte said...

Good word indeed! I follow another blogger who chooses a yearly word. I think I may reveal one for myself this year too. :)

Mari said...

What a great idea and a perfect word to use.
Happy New Year!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That is a great word!
I need to pick a word.
Happy New Year!
Warmly,
deb :)

Amrita said...

May God crown your New Year with abundant blessings Terra.



This little light of mine I 'm gonna let it shine.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I LOVE it!! This is the first year too that I have chosen a word to inspire me. I definitely think that you will " Shine" in the New Year!!

Happy New year!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is a beautiful word.
Happy New Year, may it shine with the brightness of Gods love.

Tiffany said...

Terra, I think that "shine" is the perfect word for 2011. You shine through your blog as well! I love the verses you included as well. Let's shine in 2011!! Happy New Year!
Love, Tiffany

Marydon said...

What a beautiful word to use as your guiding light in 2011 ... love the scriptures you shared that lead us ... forth.

I have so enjoyed you & so look forward to another wonderful year of friendship with you, T.

Happy New Year, my friend.
Hugs, Marydon

purejoy said...

i like that word too. i've never chosen a word for the year before. i like the idea but aren't sure just what word the Lord will give me.
praying on that now and hope to blog about it soon.

thanks for the visit today and hope we visit again soon!

Linda said...

Hi Terra,
Wishing for you a Blessed New Year and rich blessings.
Love your word!! You have inspired me to go pick a word too now!
Thank you for all your visits to my blog and I hope to see you again real soon!
Blessings.

Crystal Mary said...

Amen And Amen..
Shine His love, forgiveness and kindness out to all. Wonderful!!
You probably know the song.

"Shine Jesus shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit blaze,
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth Your word
Lord and let there be light."

Cliff Richards sings it on Youtube.
Much love Crystal

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy New Blog year....shine is a good word!!

Smita Srivastava said...

A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

- Smita
www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
(fun foods for little eaters

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Shine sounds like your "other" name Sunshine-just perfect for you . What a fun idea to pick one word for inspiration. I will pray on that one and let you know. Love, Sparkles

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

Great idea! Thank you for inspiring the rest of us to shine as well. And thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment on my post today. :)

ZZ said...

Very neat idea.

I had never thought of that before. "Shine" does make you think of many things, many good things at that.

Great word!

Kathy said...

That's a beautiful thought. I love reading all the wonderful inspirational things the dear bloggers are sharing for their new year! God Bless you and
Let your light shine!
Kathy

Lady Jane said...

Hi Terra, thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I have visited your other blog but this is my first time to this one. I like your idea of using a word for the year. Also I love parsnips. I put turnip in with cabbage, onions and potatoes and boil it with a smoked shoulder for a New England Boiled dinner. Yummmm. The next day I fry the cabbage with butter. Delish....

Nezzy said...

You already 'shine' girl!!! I love your word of the year.

Mine would be 'love'. Ya just gotta have it so ya can spread it around baby.

God bless and have a 'shinning' day!!! :o)

Betty Overstreet said...

What a great idea! I notice you have many, many followers. I look forward to the day that some show up on my blog.

Debbie said...

I came over to discover your WORD for the year and discovered a great blog to go along with it!

I love the word you picked. It's a perfect goal for the year.

I am continually amazed at the inspiration that I get in blogland.

oldgreymare said...

This year mine is BEGIN.

I think it helps to have a reminder, or pay attention word to clarify and give focus. : D

xx
z

shine on