Janel MacLean | Shine | One Little Word® | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd | mixed media art journaling Bible

Each year I participate in Ali Edward’s “One Little Word” challenge. The process of choosing a word is always a thoughtful process and I find that usually the word ends up choosing me.  My word for 2015 is “Shine.”  I pray about my word and think about it for at least a month or two before I settle on a word to focus on for the following year.  The word “shine” just kept coming to me, throwing itself at me to be honest.  When I tell people about my goals in life “Shining with His Light,” is always at the top.  I want to be that person that others look at and think, “I want what she has!”  Now I don’t mean that in a material way.  I want to exude Jesus, I want my love for Jesus and the love that he pours on me to just SHINE out of me in my daily life.

Janel MacLean | Shine | One Little Word® | Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd | mixed media art journaling Bible

Focusing on the word shine has taught me to always focus on the positive and to constantly be thankful.  In my conversations, I am singing God’s praises.  Even when times are tough, scratch that, ESPECIALLY when times are tough, I am trying to be joyful.  There are so many incredible gifts and blessings that I can be focusing on.  My goal is to Shine with His Light, in the morning, when times are tough, with great joy, while I am waiting, and when I feel lost.  This card that came with the new Worship devotional from Illustrated Faith pretty much summed it all up.  This was the starting point of my page.  I also loved using the little “Say It” stickers from the Genesis Kit to add phrases that remind me of my “One Little Word.”

What’s your word for this year?  If you don’t have one, what do think it would be?

spacer

ILLUSTRATED FAITH IS A PARTICIPANT IN THE AMAZON SERVICES LLC ASSOCIATES PROGRAM, AN AFFILIATE ADVERTISING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A MEANS FOR SITES TO EARN ADVERTISING SFEES BY ADVERTISING AND LINKING TO AMAZON.COM.

SUPPLIES: Illustrated Faith Genesis Collection by Bella Blvd | Worship Card from Devotional Kit | Solid Pastel Washi Tape | Chalk Edgers in Tin Can, Coltsfoot, and Blossom Tree | Americana’s Acrylic Paint in Bleached White | Caramcoat Paint in Antique Gold

 

3 Comments
  1. Reba 4 years ago

    My word is brave & as I’ve been reading about different women in the Bible, I’ve really been concentrating on how they were brave in the midst of what they walked through. It has helped me walk through some tough stuff this year!

    • Author
      janel 4 years ago

      I love that word so much!! That was my word last year!!! xo

  2. Rachel 4 years ago

    My OLW this year is also Shine. It has led me to God and I am now a newly Baptised Christian

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Copyright © 2019 Illustrated Faith. All rights reserved. | Website designed and developed by Morningtide Design.

or

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

or

Create Account