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What’s Your Word?

Publisher’s Note


Have you ever picked a “word” for the year?

Last year my word was, REST. The word came to me in the form of a note of encouragement from my godmother. She slipped the verse, Psalm 91.1, in with a letter she sent me. I tucked the verse card away in my Bible and kept coming back to it. As I looked ahead at 2017, I thought. “It will be anything but RESTful with two seniors in high school applying to colleges and a business to run.” But I kept hearing that word REST and seeing that verse in multiple places. God seemed to be telling me, “REST in ME!” And every time fear would creep in, I would go back to that verse and REST in God’s promise. As I write this, my sons still wait to see where God will lead them in the next school year, but I REST in knowing God has the best in store.

With the start of 2018, I’m sensing my “word” for the year may be RENEWAL. What’s yours?

God’s Blessings in 2018!

-Laurie Stroud 

Founder, The Christian Family Publication, Inc.

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“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 

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