My One Word: PEACE
This is my 4th year choosing a word. Since I have been doing this, never have I had a word come to me as clearly as this one did. 2012 was a busy year for me—I got married in April, I left my job to begin an internship for my master’s degree in counseling, and I witnessed my father relapse on alcohol. Although I had several exciting moments in 2012 which mostly were directly related to my marriage, I also had an equal amount of disturbance and tension. I struggled with finding a balance of being a new wife, a good student, and a daughter of an alcoholic father. Towards the end of 2012, I began to see my word appear in my daily quiet time either through my devotions, journaling, or prayer. God was speaking to me. Peace. Peace is my word for 2013. I firmly believe with every part of my being that God wants to show me what true peace is. I went to PC3 the day the My One Word book was released and bought it without hesitation. I have not finished the book yet but am thoroughly excited to begin my one word journey this year with my new word, PEACE. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer & petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts & minds in Christ Jesus”. This year is going to be filled with peaceful moments and I cannot wait to continue to put my faith in God to see how he shapes my character and my life through my one word.