My Word for 2019


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It’s finally time to reveal my word for 2019 — HEALING!


I must admit, I didn’t want to choose this word. I was hoping to come up with something clever, unique, and impressive. I wrote down a number of options, but somehow this word kept coming to mind. Also, over the last few weeks I’ve read or heard this word and concept in all sorts of places, both expected and unexpected. 


I was still somewhat undecided, but then I opened up my new daily devotional for 2019, Grace Notes, by Philip Yancey, and read the preface, in which we talks about his journey of writing as a way to heal his faith. That clenched it.


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Healing is applicable to one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual states, and I could use some healing in all these areas. I’ve also noted that my prayer list is full of people who want healing in one or more of these respects. When it comes down to it, we could all use a healing touch somewhere.


As I move into 2019, I will keep my eyes, ears, and heart open to sense where I'm wounded, and I will let God into those areas. I will take a little more time for self-care. If you’re like me, you might have some issues that you’ve been pushing aside, waiting to deal with once “everything calms down” which of course never happens. I will also try to be more available to my family and friends who need and want support as they mend. 


Here are some resources I have found helpful:


Healing from hurts, habits and hangups:

Celebrate Recovery groups and literature - https://www.celebraterecovery.com


Healing emotionally:

Breaking Free, by Beth Moore - https://www.lifeway.com/content/lifeway/us/en/product-family/breaking-free-2009.html and https://www.lproof.org/welcome


Healing from a negative church experience:

Philip Yancey, author -

https://philipyancey.com


Healing relationships:

Boundaries books - 

https://www.boundariesbooks.com


Healing the body through detox and herbs:

See my Seasonal Detoxes and Herb Highlights.


Healing bodily injuries, aches, and pains:

PraiseMoves classes (Alternative to yoga that combines healing postures with healing verses from the Bible)

MELT method (For students who purchase the roller, I add some self-myofascial techniques.) See https://www.meltmethod.com/about/


Other physical healing:

Please see your doctor if you have concerns. Working with a health coach (like me), registered dietician, herbalist, or other alternative health expert in conjunction with a doctor can bring about deeper healing from the inside out. Explore all options, ask questions, be proactive regarding your own health needs.


This year, I plan to write more posts with tips and resources that benefit my healing and might also help you in some way. Looking forward to and wishing you a Healthy New Year!

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