Sometimes it’s hard

  Have you struggled with your one word this year? Have you thought about abandoning it? You’re not alone … I have too.   At the beginning of this year I prayed long and hard about...

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...

Remaining Hope-fueled

Are you optimistic that you will see change in your life via your one word project?   Here is why you want to remain optimistic … In Martin Seligman’s twenty-two year study at the...

Surrender and RELEASE

We received this letter from Crystal about her journey with her one word this year. We’re inspireD! Send us your story at info@myoneword.org.   Dear Mike, Rachel & the My One Word...

Applying Your One Word

  Her word is “CONTROL” and she is 11. A middle school girl chose the word CONTROL.  Trying to imagine the implications,  I think to myself: Control is not something she needs to work...

It’s Over There . . .

There is a famous story academics like to use called The Drunkards Search and it goes like this. A police officer finds a rather inebriated man staring down at the ground under a street lamp...

Obedience Is Harsh

Obedience seems so harsh. It sounds to us like because I said so. Who wants to hear this? The problem is that our view of the one who utters the command. If they are absent and hostile and...

Struggling with God’s Promises

I see little-to-no separation between My One Word and Biblical principles. My word is about who I want to be and its biblical principes that will shape me into that person.  Of course, the...

Jell-O Legs

A bit advice for husbands: when your wife asks you to do a RPM spin class at the gym, politely say no. If not youll find yourself in the same awkward predicament I experienced a few days ago. In a...

Dancing With The Stars

Based on the ratings, it is safe to guess that one of Americas guilty pleasures is wasting time watching Dancing with the Stars. There is something oddly fascinating about borderline celebrities...