Tuesday, January 1, 2013

One Word 2013

I created this blog to help me have a written record of what the Lord is showing me during my life.   My family blog can be found here.  My infertility blog can be found here.

"I desire a deeper prayer life, but it hasn't been the easiest thing to come by.  One thing I am currently learning is that praying is something I simply have to choose to do." (page 159 "No Other Gods" by Kelly Minter)

Lately, I haven't really chosen to do anything productive spiritually.  I plan out my Sunday School lesson, but other than that, I haven't had very much one-on-ONE time with God.  I know too often I find myself in a spiritual rut, simply going through the motions of life with little thought to what I am doing.  Life can often be a script we memorize, can't it? 

There are many things I want to do differently in 2013.  Last year, I jumped on the band wagon of the One Word movement.  I've seen so many of my fellow blogging friends who are picking one word for as an alternative to setting New Year's Resolutions.  This is where One Word 365 comes in to play...

"One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live
or what you want to achieve by the end of 2013.
One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.
It will take hard work, and will require intentionality and commitment.
 But if you let it, your One word will shape you and your year.
It will guide your decisions and help you grow."

So, in 2012 I picked...

If you are interested why this was my One Word for 2012, you can read more here. 

What do you want to focus on in 2013?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, or a character trait. Your word will be a reminder, a nudge. Something you can reflect on, that will challenge you, that will inspire you.
Your word can be anything you want it to be. All that matters is that it has personal meaning for you.
This is your word. It needs to resonate with your heart, no one else’s.
~ One Word 365
My One Word for 2013 will be

May there be purpose in all that I do, say, accomplish, and strive to become in 2013.  Most importantly, may it be with a Purposeful Heart to honor the Lord and point all recognition to Him.  Is there a word that is speaking to you for 2013?  If so, you can click here and Melanie will make you a cute little widget to post on your blog for FREE!  Then, Melanie will host a monthly link up on her blog where you can share with others what the Lord is teaching you using your One Word.  You can link up today!

Happy New Year to my Blogging Friends!  May the Lord pour out His goodness on the lives of you and your loved ones!


  1. A great word to ponder and to prayerfully consider. May it be a blessing to you as God reveals yours!
    In His Grace, Dawn

  2. Great word! I love that you are purposing your heart to honor God.

  3. LOVE your word!! And I second your prayer that may all I do and say have purpose! I am announcing my word on Thursday!

    Sweet Blessings~

  4. What a great word you were led to! I look forward to hearing how it moves you throughout the year!

  5. I love your word.... "Purpose" that word came out of my mouth in the beginning of December. Sometimes in my job, in the everyday mudane.... I feel as if I am at a standstill some days. As if I have no real purpose other than the obvious, someone needs to do the job. In 2013 I want things I do to be for the Lord. Even in the mundane. My job, the laundry, etc....
    I love that you are doing this...because I need accountability in my life, so I am asking you to pray for me as I will you. As a mother of two young children days can quickly go by even though there can be hard days that seem like they will never end. One day you will wake up and wonder where the years went.
    I love and appreciate you! Happy New Year!!

  6. Loving seeing everyone's words!!! Purpose is a heavy one! Everyone wants to know what their purpose is... praying God speaks yours to you this year :)

  7. Purpose is a wonderful word. I'm reading No Other Gods right now! :) I found your blog through Melanie's linky party. Isn't she the sweetest? Looking forward to reading what God does in and through you in regards to purpose.

  8. LOVE this idea. I need to do this. Now if I can just think of ONE word!!

  9. Coming to visit from Melanie's blog. Nice to "meet" you! I look forward to seeing how God works through you as He brings "purpose" to all you do! Many blessings, Lisa