My word for this season has *emerged*
Isn't it amazing how it happens?
And how we are able to recognise them when they appear?
I was taken by surprise by mine - again.
So unexpected, so odd seeming - again.
But even at this early stage of thinking about it, so rich with meaning and promise - again.
What does that bring to your mind?
I thought of a leaning towards; a deep attentiveness; an intimacy. . .
Picture two little girls sharing secrets.
How the one listening leans close to the mouth of the one speaking.
It is a moment that, for me, captures the essence of this word
And I love it
It reverberates through scripture too:
". . . incline your heart to the Lord God of Israel."
". . . incline your ear to wisdom . . "
There are many more that speak of God "inclining His ear" to the prayers and praises of His people.
Either way, the heart of the word remains the same.
Something even more heartwarming happens when I combine this word with my previous two: