My Word For 2015


Happy Monday! And Happy New Year! 🙂

I hope the new year is off to a great start for you! I love the time of reflection that the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one brings. This past year was full of a lot of hard work, traveling, sacrifices and busy-ness.

The Lord has been working on my heart over the past several weeks about making 2015 different. After a lot of thought, I decided that my “word” for 2015 will be MARGIN.


I have fallen in love with this word over the past few days. It has many different meanings for me personally, but I love the definition.

An extra amount? What’s that?? I have felt over the past year or so that there is NO extra of anything anywhere.

I have had NO breathing room.

I need some empty space and some empty time…

…Where there’s nothing on the calendar and no extra demands on my time. #thatsoundslikeheaven

I want to live and love in 2015 with no regrets. I want to live FULLY and enjoy FULLY every single moment.

These are my goals…my priorities…for living in 2015.


I don’t have this all figured out. I have royally failed in these areas in the past. But I’m picking up and choosing to start fresh every day.

I believe that the enemy knows my weakness as he knows all of our weaknesses. When I am stressed to the max, freaking out over this or that…I am grumpy and impatient. This makes me completely useless and ineffective as the wife and mom God has called me to be.

There are a lot of things in this world that I can’t control, but I can control myself.

I can say, “No.” to various opportunities and other GOOD things instead of feeling guilted into saying, “Yes.”

I can say, “Wait.” to my phone and computer and I can say, “Yes.” to my family.

I can choose life giving things rather than life sucking things.

I can choose margin.

When I start feeling myself reverting back to margin-less-ness I will come back to this post and remember my word of the year…


Do you have a “word” for 2015?




    1. My word has been Embrace! A couple of years ago, I was at a women’s Bible conference at our church, and certain areas were set up for prayer, etc. On one of the tables, there were rocks scattered with markers. While at prayer, you had to write down a word tha came to mind. Mine was “Embrace”! There I was to embrace the word of God and embrace Him like I never have. It was a very moving moment! So I still have my Rock – who is my God – and see the word Embrace daily as a reminder as to what it means to me now and for the future!

  1. My word is “hopeful”. I tend to always see everything that can go wrong and to assume the worst – about situations and people. I read Lamentations 3 this morning…I noted that the word “hope” is used three times in verses 21-26 – a favorite passage of many Christians. This year, I choose to be “hopeful”!

  2. Create
    Based on this verse
    For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19 NLT

  3. These are all such great words, thanks for sharing. Mine is midnight because, believe it or not, I have established the terrible habit of staying up all night, which of course ruins the next day. Until I can discipline myself to get to bed, nothing can really change. Myra, I am going to lift you up in encouraging prayer because for a long time I have marveled at all you do, and honestly, it didn’t seem humanly possible. As a middle-aged woman, I just didn’t want you to look back one day and wish you’d enjoyed your little boys more, without too many distractions and too much exhaustion/craziness. Blogs and home businesses are great, but I’m sure they can take over your life rather quickly. I’m praying for all of us to have success with our chosen word for 2015. Your’s is PERFECT! I would never have thought of the word margin…very cool. Blessings! BTW, Caroline at also has a terrific post today on PRIORITY.

  4. “TRUST” : trust. verb \ˈtrəst\. : to believe that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. : to have confidence in (someone or something). : to believe …

    Yep, “trust” is my word for 2015. I am believing/trusting God has a plan for me in 2015, plans to heal my emotional wounds from a destructive 16 yr. marriage and recent divorce. I thank God for He is good and cares for me! I am choosing to trust Him: Proverbs 3:5-6

  5. Happy New Year!!!!

    My word is Joy. I am determined to find joy in all things. God has really impressed that on me lately.


  6. Hi Myra. Your blog was suggested to me by April Pendegraph and I’ve really enjoyed reading it. I really love this post because I just recently decided my word of the year is “faith” I’m focusing more on faith and less on sight this year.

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