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See who stopped by for lunch today! →2012……My year to “FOCUS”Posted on December 28, 2011by Care Tuk
As the days of 2011 begin to wane, the excitement of a new year begins to build. I hope you feel the same excitement, and that you might think about subscribing to this blog as a way to keep in touch with where we are heading and headed!
As each year closes, I puposedly spend time alone with the Lord, asking Him for a word or phrase to hang on to as the year unfolds. Let’s just say that for me, this year, the word was not a total surprise, as it is : FOCUS.
I pondered the word for a couple weeks, then one night when I couldn’t sleep, I grabbed a blanket and sat in front of the wood stove and grappled with verses and chuncks of the Bible, along with a thesaurus and dictionary in hand as I did some ‘research’ on the word focus. There was no loss for definintions or explanations!!
But the one I like the best is one that states: the place at which ‘rays’ meets, after reflection.
How much clearer could THAT be!! And what a cool word picture, especially with our Northern Lights, spectacular sunrises and sunsets – no matter what time of day or night they come!
As I continued on as the o-dark-thirty hours continued (it doesn’t get light until around 10:30 am here right now!) the following seemed to gel and bear witness for me:
F: Flexibly and faithfully,
O: Openess of heart and obedience,
C: Concentrate clearly, with intentional clarity
U: Unwrapping – unconditionally unfolding and unlocking
S: Straightforwardness with sincerety and simplicity.
So there you have it. My 2012 “theme” in a nutshell. Pray for me, as I will for you. My ‘nudge’ is to not only ‘focus’ more locally, but to really get a grasp on what it means to be an author, and a successful one at that. We have been blessed – not by just ‘sales’ but more importantly, but the testimonies, letters, calls and comments we have received at how, throught the book, and my speaking events, lives have been touched, hearts have been healed and scales and hardened hearts softend. What a gift…….what a blessing……..what an honor. We only ask to be a vessel, and are so blessed that you are journeying with us!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.