I've done this for a few years now...picked a word that would encompass something I wanted to work on, lean on, learn in the coming year. Last year, it was Trust. The year before that, Jesus. This year? This year, I'm choosing Joy. Because no matter what--
Recently, I read C.S. Lewis’s account of his early years called, Surprised by Joy . In it, Lewis tells how he ended up becoming an atheist (as a teen) and what, ultimately, led him back to Christianity.