My Word : ALIVE


Although I missed the “official” boat to link up for my word in 2014, I have been so anxious to share it with you all!  Last year this whole idea was new to me, and I didn’t have much time to think on it, but this year I’ve been thinking and praying on it for months.  Wanting this word to COUNT.  To mean something, something I can look back at 2014 and think, “yes, I lived alive”.

So my word for the year is: ALIVE.

I want to live alive this year.  I want to be completely and utterly exhausted at the end of the year.  Not in a way that I didin’t take care of myself, or didn’t make time for rest: because I want that too.  What I mean is I want to LIVE ALIVE.  I want to take risks, I want to go “all in”, I want to DO things even when I’m tired and would rather lay on the couch and watch TV.   I want to take the chance.  I want to dream my big dreams out loud and think deep thoughts.  I want to go to the places that make me feel ALIVE, and FREE and allow me to think and dream.  I want to live brave.  2014 is not the year for excuses, but for living alive.

For me, living alive also means being who I really am, and being confident in my identiy as a daughter of christ.  I don’t want to be who or what the world says but what Christ says: I want to live unapologetically to who HE made me to be.

I want to be able to look back at the end of 2014, and see a life that was truly LIVED.  I’ll be documenting my year and my word through the hashtag #livingalive2014  on instagram.  So far, #livingalive2014 has looked like stealing kisses from Asher on our last night on the beach watching the sun go down, and finally getting some play time in the sunshine on the porch with my favorite little people.  You can follow along on my instagram @wynneelder


What about you?  What was your word for 2014?  Even if you don’t have a blog — I’d LOVE to hear what word will serve to be your focus as you live this year.  comment below! [even if don’t normally comment!  I’d love to hear from you!]

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Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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  1. I like your word and personal theme for the year!! I look forward to following along to see how you come alive this year. My word of the year is THRIVE. I don’t want to just waste my days, I want to thrive in this season of my life – new mom, new city, new surroundings and push myself to do more than just exist 🙂 Happy New Year; I’m glad you’re back in action. I’ve missed your writing. Smiles, Whitney @

    • Wynne says:

      thank you whitney! thrive!! that is awesome! we for sure have similar goals and wants for this year so I can’t wait to hear how YOUR word goes too!

  2. Layla says:

    Hey Wynne. I’m a newer reader and have loved getting caught up on Asher, Camp and your stories! Love your word for the year… I also spent a handful of months thinking about mine – SEVA. It’s a sanksrit word for selfless service. I’m hoping to use the word to remind myself to see the bigger picture and the many millions of people, components and moving parts that are involved in our world, not just me.

  3. I love ALIVE! I can’t wait to see the adventures it takes you on. My word this year is BOLD! Happy 2014!

  4. Jocelyn says:

    I love that… what a refreshing, powerful goal to have to live ALIVE! So many of us just go through the motions but to actually LIVE and be grateful for each day is a rare gift!! I’m excited to see God use you and your word towards His good! I decided that my word I’m going to focus on this year is HEAL… Psalm 30:2 “O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me.” I have been trying to heal myself and my hurting for a while now, and this year I am just crying out to God and making it my focus to heal through Him, whatever is a part of His plans. God bless you, Wynne… your blog always touches my heart, and I am grateful for you!

  5. I LOVE alive Wynne! Mine is Less. Less of me, more of Him.

  6. Kiersten says:

    Hi Wynne,

    My name is Kiersten and I’ve been quietly reading your blog for about a year now. I love the way you write and the love you have for Jesus, family and the world.

    My word for the year is Moments. Here is a link to my post about it 🙂

  7. Katlyn says:

    The “one-word” concept was new to me at the end of last year – but felt the need to accept such a challenge. My word for 2014 is ENOUGH. Our God is enough for me and I am enough for Him. I’m far from perfect, but what I have to offer is enough, it doesn’t have to be fancy or glamorous.

  8. Carley says:

    I’ve always loved reading about others’ word for the year, and this year, I feel like God gave me one too. Listen. I can’t wait to see how God uses me and my desire to listen better…

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