Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2012 = Love

I got this email from incourage.  

20 Questions for Reflecting on Your 2012

I could probably write a blog post for each one… I probably won’t but I would like to tell you that I look back on 2012 and I can tell you that there was a lot of everything. One thing I learned is that there is no way to live unless you hang on to Jesus with both hands.

I have often felt that I wasn’t going to make it, and somedays I didn’t want to make it.

2012 was a big year of change for me.
Overseas mission trips, new job.

It was a year that I learned to love bigger than I ever thought possible. IT was the best and the worst of 2012. When we open our hearts, we leave it open for hurt as well as love.
I learned, like no other time in my life, to trust God. He showed me mid-year that He uses all things for His good, and mine too. Romans 8:28. I learned to praise Him when my arms could barely raise. When I was on my face sobbing, I learned to praise Him. When I thought I wouldn’t make it, I praised Him.

I learned that in surrender there is victory.

I hope that I love even bigger in 2013.

That I learn to give more love and also how to receive it.

It’s almost my birthday as I write this (one minute).

What is the single greatest thing of 2012?


I’ll never be sorry I loved. I was the lucky one.

Here are the questions below… in case you want to ponder 2012 for yourself.

Praise Him.

2013 will be the year of the butterfly!

Psalm 30:4-5
4 Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones!

Praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.

1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?

4. What was an unexpected obstacle?

5. Pick three words to describe 2012.

6. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe your 2012—don’t ask them; guess based on how you think your spouse sees you. (If you’re not married, have fun guessing the answers from other friends and family, or just skip this question.)

7. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe their 2012—again, without asking.

8. What were the best books you read this year?

9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?

10. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?

11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?

12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?

13. In what way(s) did you grow physically?

14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?

15. What was the most enjoyable part of your work (both professionally and at home)?

16. What was the most challenging part of your work (both professionally and at home)?

17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?

18. What was the best way you used your time this past year?

19. What was biggest thing you learned this past year?

20. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2012 for you.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Question 20: Lonely and blessed is STILL blessed!

I love you my sister!