one word

have you heard of this?
are you part of it?

i've never done it before, but as i sit here on day 4 of the new year with little motivation 
to write lists, 
or purge and clean,
or do other productive-type things 
that i normally am glad to do at this time of year...

i'm thinking about one word.

could one word make a difference in my life this year?
(didn't you think we'd be driving spaceships by now?)

i had a word in mind
(& i still like that word),
but another word kept popping up in front of me.

like when i picked up the sign my folks gave me for Christmas to consider where i'd like to hang it...

and when i clicked on sevenly.org to see what charity they're supporting and what tshirt they've made...


and then i looked around my house and saw it again and again...

do you think the Lord is trying to lead me in a particular direction? ;)

— n
1.a feeling of desire for something and confidence in the possibility of its fulfilment
2.a reasonable ground for this feeling
3.a person or thing that gives cause for hope
4.a thing, situation, or event that is desired

— vb  (often foll by for )
6.to desire (something) with some possibility of fulfilment
7.to have a wish (for a future event, situation, etc)
8.to trust, expect, or believe

my favourite definition is #8.
my desire for 2013 is to live out the hope that is within me
because of my relationship with Jesus.

(i need to spend some more time thinking about what that will look like.)

hope - a strong and trustworthy anchor

Have you chosen one word for 2013?


  1. Ruth4.1.13

    Thanks for this, Becky. I don't have a word but hope is a great one and I may have to copy you.

  2. mary5.1.13

    My favorite verse...or one of them...is my prayer for you tonight.
    "May the God of HOPE, fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you, Becky,(and Mary) may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

    I was thinking that maybe,in this verse,the fruit of Hope is joy and peace. Anyway it is a good verse to meditate on and your idea of choosing one word is a challenge.

    1. overflow with hope - yes! :)

  3. i like your "new blog look" and the cuteness of wondering which word to pick...when seeing it all around you!


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