Bring the Flow

My first journal entry in 2004 was a single word: FLOW.  Not just written on the page, but etched in bubble letters about 3/4 of an inch tall.  The letters are heavily outlined, surrounded by a...

Letting your One Word Steady You

A Note from My One Word co-author Rachel Olsen: Earlier this year I went to the movies with a gal from my church – the wife of one of our staff members. I can’t really recall how...

Pointed Questions

My Word for 2013 is SHAPE.     It has been quite a journey with this word so far this year. I have enjoyed it, and loathed it. I’ve prayed about it, journaled about it, and...

Journal to See

  Journaling is the most powerful tool I’ve found for paying attention to my heart, and to God’s work in my life.   I am convinced that our struggle to see God at work in our lives...

Focus is Required

I’m assuming you want to change something about yourself – your character, your default patterns or reactions. That’s likely why you are doing My One Word. You want to be...

LETTING YOUR WORD INTERRUPT

Last week was especially difficult. I had to write a funeral service for a young mother of two. The honor of preaching a funeral in such tragic circumstances is among the most precious of...

Ear of an Angel

Perspective: the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distances and positions A few weeks ago I was blessed with the opportunity to spend an entire afternoon alone in New...

Vantage Point

Your Word is not just a promise that you must keep or else you will fail.  It is more about the process of formation than a destination in which you will be holy. This is an interesting...

Looking Through a Compass . . .

Thermostats are pretty important but easy to ignore. If you’re reasonably comfortable you don’t even think about it. Thermostats are pretty simple: they have a sensor, a comparator and...

Facing Fear Head On

Yesterday my oldest daughter came face to face with one of her biggest fears: the fireman pole at the local playground. This contraption has caused great distress and fear in her life for the...