Word of the Year – 2023

It’s that time again! For the Word of the Year. 2022’s word was Inspire. My goal was to grow and inspire others to grow alongside me. To share God’s inspiration in my life and pass that along to those around me. I don’t know how well I did, but I hope that I’ve been an inspiration to you in some way this past year.

That said, I’ve thought carefully about my word for this year. To be honest, I’ve still been wavering, but I haven’t been able to come up with anything better, and I keep coming back around to this one. So, 2023’s word is….

Shine. What does that mean to you? To begin with, it sounds like I want to draw attention to myself and make people look at how awesome I am (I mean, I am pretty awesome, right? 😉) To show off and say, “Look at me and what I’m doing!”

Au contraire mes amis.

In honesty, I have been working the past couple of years on (re?)discovering myself. Being the person God created me to be. And not just morally, but what actually makes me Corri. Trying to learn how to marry being a good person, a good wife and mom, and still a good “me”. If you haven’t tried it….well, it ain’t easy. It feels like no matter what, I’m failing in at least one area, if not more. And I know that some of that sounds selfish or trivial, but the thing is, I want to honor God by being the person He created. Not who I think someone else wants me to be. Not the best person for someone else, but the best me for God. In doing so, I want to let Him shine through me.

I want the light of Jesus to shine in me!

Jesus is the light in the darkness. And He shines through us to be the light to the world. Everything we do should bring His light and love to those around us. When they look at me, I want them to see Jesus shining in me. I want to continue to be inspired by Him and to inspire others by letting His light shine out of this lump of clay He fashioned into Corri. I hope that this year you will see Him shine through me more and more, and that you will let His light shine through you as well. Happy 2023!!

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  1. Beautiful, Corri! Such a confirmation of what God has been showing me, that he wants us to live radiant, shining with the light of Jesus and the river of life flowing out of us. “Arise, SHINE! For your Light HAS COME and the GLORY of the Lord has risen upon you…And nations will come to your light…” Jesus lives in us, we are designed from the beginning to be Light, we are created for his image and as we learn to really walk in the light as he is in the light, those in darkness will be drawn to his light in us. Its such an honour to be able to manifest the beautiful character of our heavenly Father in our flesh daily, to be the vessels for his glory. As he is, so are we in this world. Blessings and fulfillment to you and your incredible family in 2023…you guys are truly a city set on a hill, you are the light of the world!

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