Where I’ve been you ask? and others have asked are you ever going to write again? I”m happy that I ‘m missed here, truth be told I’ve missed trying to put down words here. 2016 came in with a roar with the planning of a June wedding and the announcement on 2015 Christmas Day that I would be a grandma in August. Add to that the emotions of these glorious events, I haven’t had the energy to sit still long enough to tell you all about it. I read this today by Lore Wilbert

I used to think a writer was just one who writes, but I have become less generous. I think, and believe now that a writer is one who withholds words from the public until they have gotten them right in private.

It has been said of me I take a long time to process, it is true. I told my daughter just yesterday, I am happy to just sit on the screened in porch at Grandma’s farm, which I did a lot of during my teen years. Maybe that explains my introverted tendencies. And why Jody Lynne, for the most part, has been silent for 2016. The process of taking life in and then wanting and trying to write about it has been long…I hope I’m back, we’ll see, I don’t want to waste my time and yours with the trivality of life, you probably don’t care what I had to eat for dinner, which I don’t remember anyway, nor do you care where I’m going today. What I do want to share on a regular basis is the same today as it was over eight years ago, when I began writing.

Combined with the fact that I like to write and wanting to communicate with all of you,especially my “church ladies”, I am entering the world of blogging. I do a substantial amount of reading, always finding some hidden gem in scripture or my reading that I just have to share. The purpose of this blog, to share with you…it is possible as women of the 21st century to love God with all our heart, mind and soul and our neighbor as ourselves. ~~August 2008

I’ve been thinking for a long time about the word charitableYes, I’m a nerd, I love words)

kindly or lenient in judging people, acts, etc.

To some extent, we all judge don’t we?  Our human tendency is bent that way. Try as I might, thoughts, good and bad, come and go. In this day of post election, and the past two years up to the general election, we saw so much judging. This word and it’s brief definition has been floating in my head for many months. Not only do I want my actions to be kind and lenient, I want my thoughts to be kind and lenient. (Philippians 4:8) What we think, we are, and our actions follow.

I think I will carry this word into 2017. For the coming months and into the coming year I want to continue to look well to the ways of my household, continue my work as the gatekeeper of the ‘house of God'(church cleaner), I want to find favor in God’s eyes(Genesis 6:8) and today I want to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God. (Micah 6:8)

How about you? What’s your word for the year?

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