MY ONE (POTENTIAL) WORD

  I don’t officially pick My One Word for the year until February 1st.   Back in my New Year’s Resolution days I would make my list of resolutions in early January, and then...

Words Have Power

There’s power in words.  Beauty in words.  Grace in words. Words create movement.  They craft nations.  They seal a marriage.  They cast a vision.  They make us laugh. They focus our...

Ann Voskamp’s One Word

We’re just a couple days into the new year and already hundreds of new one words have been posted here at the My One Word website. Nouns like PEACE and JOY. Verbs like TRUST and GIVE....

Possibilities Abound – Start Here

Possibility is such a huge word. It feels limitless. We love that feeling. It can awaken our imagination. But it can also overwhelm the logical side of our brains. It’s the logical side that...

Time

A few months ago, I bought 120 white plastic hangers. It all started with a visit to a friends house. This friends house was really clean. Pristine. The kind of pristine that makes you feel like...

Finding The “Me” God Created Me To Be

I have an image in my head of Jesus standing in front of a pile of filthy mud-caked mirrors. The mud is so thick and crusted it encases the entire pile. He stands there as though waiting...

MOW Is Not For Wimps

I havent picked my word yet. Its really, really hard to chose just one area of your life to work on for the entire year. And then you get into the challenge of coming up with a word that has...

Change Is A Community Effort

Over the course of the past few weeks, you have been reflecting on the person you feel God wants you to become in 2011. Unfortunately, sometimes you are so close to a situation that you get tunnel...

Forcing Clarity

It never fails, once I start thinking of a new word the lessons surrounding my previous word increase. Its as though God is operating on His own timeline rather than mine – this shouldnt...

Avoiding Circles

Picking my word provides exciting pleasure and looking back I see some themes that help me in picking my word for 2011.