A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the three different assessments I took at our Bethel Church Ladies Retreats. Our guest speakers, Marshall and Lesley Snider, encouraged us to keep the words in front of us. They told us to find creative ways to display them as a daily reminder. I’ve been thinking about this challenging since our retreat and hadn’t had much success. I’m not super creative or artsy… I can copy an idea pretty well, but I wasn’t even sure where to start. I also didn’t want to do something so big that it hit me in the face. I thought about wall art, however, my hubby would have to be on board with that since we share our space – at home and at the office. After much pondering an idea finally took root. The advertisement for our ladies retreat had a “wordle” so it seemed appropriate to make my own with my own words. For those of you that don’t know – http://www.wordle.net makes word clouds. You pick your words and they generate the word clouds. You can have input into the colors, font, and the direction of your words. The funny thing is, I didn’t remember what the word clouds were called, but wordle was the only thing that came to mind. I was so happy to see that it was the first thing to come up when I searched on Google. My word cloud is made up of my core value words and my spiritual gifts. These words reflect who I am. I don’t want to forget their importance or signifigance. When I remember who I am, I am empowered to be who God created me to be and not what the world thinks I need to be. These words are a challenge to walk in God’s calling on my life and live an honest life as myself – no one else. I have placed my wordle word cloud on the desktop of my laptop. I will see it everyday – multiple times a day! I also thought about turing the graphic into a print so I could frame it and place it around the house or maybe the office… I also thought about somehow decorating a canvas… We’ll see where the creativity takes me. For now, I am happy with my new desktop background. I think it suits me well!