January 1, 2013

My One Word (OneWord365)

Last year, following a friends' lead, I jumped in and picked One Little Word, not really knowing it was a growing movement!  A break away from Resolutions and a new way of inviting a Word into your life... As the website says, "Forget New Year's Resolutions.  Scrap that long list of goals you won't remember three weeks from now anyway.  Choose just one word.  One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live.  One word that you can focus on every day, all year long."

My one word last year was "Releasing" and Oh My, how it fit!  In good (easy/positive) and bad (hard/negative) ways, "Releasing" took place all over 2012!  So, as the new year approached, I was excited for a new Word!  I was thinking of something poetic and pretty... something nearly tangible that I could quite possibly plan some things around!  So when the word popped into my head and heart, to be honest, I didn't want it.  Oh - I KNEW it was mine... I knew it was true, but I was (am, still) a little hesitant to embrace it full on!

My OneWord for 2013:  "Surprise!"

Oh sweet Lord, have Mercy!  Don't forget to shower me in Grace and pour Mercy out freely!

"Surprise?"  Really?  Now we Both know this will require me to embrace change, to take risks, to live a more (gasp!) unplanned, adventurous life!  All things I have been talking about and blogging about and teaching on... so - well - it should be no surprise!  Just the word alone stirs up excitement and joy, anticipation and trepidation!  It causes my heart to beat faster... my breath to catch sharp.

Buckle up... Here we go!  I pray 2013 is full of great surprises,
and faith filled (to overflowing) patience
for you when you need it most!
Happy New Year!

(To read about the prophetic phrase/book in the Bible the Lord gave me this morning, click HERE.)


  1. I say YES to surprises and making yourself open to the possibilities. Blessings on you this year!

  2. A lot of anticipation comes with the surprise! Interested to see what God has in store! I chose the word "fruitful".

    Christy @ A Heartening Life

  3. What a great and fun word to choose! And our God certainly is full of surprises. Can't wait to hear about the surprises God has for you in the upcoming year!


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