What’s Your Motto?

What’s Your Motto?

One of my favorite Catholic priests introduced me to the habit of choosing a “motto”—a meaningful phrase (especially something scriptural) to give a spiritual focus to our days during different seasons. I’m starting a new chapter of my life: earlier this month my husband and I moved to Florida (after five years in Connecticut, and our whole lives in the Midwest prior to that). So it seemed fitting to adopt a motto for this new season of my spiritual life. I chose “Jesus, I trust in you.” It’s been a constant and comforting refrain as I navigate through all the challenges of a major move.

Feeling anxious about the moving van showing up days after we expected… “Jesus, I trust in you.”

Wondering how long it will take for my husband to find new work… “Jesus, I trust in you.”

Traveling for work the day after the movers finally delivered all our stuff… “Jesus, I trust in you!”

Having a motto provides peace and focus—it reminds me of God’s continual care about all the details of my life and centers me.

Do you have a motto? If not, why not choose one for whatever season of life you find yourself in? Feel free to share it in the comments!


Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net


About the Author

Claudia Volkman is a director of product development for Servant Books. She and her husband, Scott, live in Florida, where she enjoys walking, knitting, and spending time with her Corgis.
  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.bonksternhosbach Barbara Bonk Stern Hosbach

    Thanks, Claudia. The motto helping me lately is from Psalm 23, re-worded : The Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need.