Thursday, January 1, 2015

It Begins...

A new year
A new journey
A new turn
A turn toward Him

Today marks a new journey for me.  It begins with my one little word for 2015.
I was roaming on Ann Voskamp's blog, A Holy Experience and once again, found my word.  I wasn't looking for it.  It found me.

When I read her words, "How when you are turned away from God, life turns ugly, but when you are turned toward God, life turns lovely." I knew TURN was my word.

I am ready for a lovely life.  Last year was a wonderful year for me.  I REACHED places beyond my expectations.  Most of my accomplishments involved my professional life.  It was great, but I was still missing something.  

I have a wonderful family and I love being a mom, a wife, and a teacher.  But I am missing that spiritual something.

This year, it is my turn.  It is time to focus on me through Him.  It is time to turn toward God.  It is time to turn toward His word.  

His light beckons me to
His light beckons me to
turn toward him

For you are my lamp, O Lord,
and my God lightens my darkness ~ 2Sa 22:29

This is my new place for my spirit and soul.  I hope you like it here, and I hope you come back.  Please feel free to join me on this journey each Thursday with Holly Mueller and friends.


  1. Oh, this is wonderful, Leigh Anne!! What a beautiful space to take your spiritual journey, and I love the word TURN!

  2. Leigh Anne, congratulations on your new blog that is turning toward the Light. Your OLW is spiritual in content and stance. Let me walk with you as your turn and I listen this year.

  3. The words turn, listen, and fly are all important. Thank you ladies for sharing your thoughts - you all brought much light to me this new year. I appreciate your weekly blessings.

  4. I love how your OLW found YOU, not the other way around. That way, you know it was truly meant to be. Wishing you a blessed new year!

    JenniferSweet Writing Life

  5. TURN?!?! It's perfect!!! I love everything about this word. Leigh Anne, I just love this blog. What a perfect spot for these posts! I'm so impressed!! I love how you said your word found you. I feel the same way. I feel like we have to have faith that our OLW will find us. We have to release our own expectations and turn towards the word that's waiting for us. Congratulations on this new journey!! :) I'm so grateful to be along for the ride.

  6. What a wonderful word to use this year! I felt drawn to your word Reach and feel its tug will guide me this year. So may Turn guide you. Your first Turn on this new blog is beautiful. Happy New Year!

  7. Lovely. I look forward to following your journey.

  8. You captured the true essence of walking faithfully with God by choosing the word TURN. We have to be focused on Him to be faithful, and in order to focus we have to TURN toward Him. Perfect! :)


  9. Leigh Ann, I love your OLW, and these words, "His light beckons me to turn toward Him," and the lovely light filled photo. This is a beautiful place to share your spiritual journey. I already feel a special spirit here, and I will be back.

  10. Beautifully written Leigh Anne! Love the part "His light beckons me to follow, listen, hear, obey, love, His light beckons me to, turn toward him." I, too, read a daily devotional and it never fails. Love starting the day with faith first. I'm looking forward to reading more of these posts!

  11. What a wonderful word and a beautiful plan to turn toward the source of strength. Thank you for sharing this.