32 Responses to “one word 2011”
  1. Stacey says:

    I love this idea! I have my word and will be posting on mine next week!

    Love to link it up!

  2. So my one word for 2011 will be…..

    “And the one sitting on the throne (watching over us) said;
    “Look, I am making all things NEW” Rev. 21:5

    Its painful…let’s face it! When our faith collides with big life events we call it being tested….we are tested by temptation and other things….but what I believe now is that when big life events happen they are opportunities to be made….new.

    Who wants that right! WANT IT! So much has happened in my life (good and bad) its too much to write about here…what I have come to learn is that new means I become the person I always knew I could be, wanted to be and should be. It means I now recognize my own value more but with less drive for it to be acknowledged, because He is out there seeking that for me…and even bringing it to me!

    And if you stand still, if you can allow the dark moments, beg for his presence HE will make all things new FOR you while making things new IN you.
    For me this has been the shedding of things (and yes some people)…and the acquiring of others. I am still me, a little less patient then I wish – resourceful and helpful…but by what He rid me of and the new things He gave me in wisdom and looking wider….I am NEW! I see NEW!

    In fact almost everything is NEW to me. Some things more obviously inconsequential, even sad…..while others so much more beautiful! For all the hurtful or hard…loss or gain, I am grateful for the new things thus far…but for 2011 it’s the NEW things that are coming to the NEW me that I know will be the best!

    I encourage everyone to be encouraged by Isaiah 43:1-12

  3. Kathy says:

    Love it! Linked my blog to my OneWord2011


    Thanks Alece!

  4. shelb says:

    Love this! I knew right away what my OneWord was going to be…..Participate…no more sitting on the sidelines for me….I’m jumping in all the way..Last year it was Abandon…fully & completely to God….this year can’t wait to see what God is going to do.

  5. So grateful for you and your risk-taking. As you LOOK, I will keep up a MOMENTUM. Baby steps and all!

  6. Matt Price says:

    This is awesome!! I love it!! My word for 2011 is: Pursue

  7. Tracey says:

    This is such a confirmation for me! Every year we do a Family Action Plan and this year as part of my plan I felt God prompting me to focus on being “expectant” and I put that in my section of the plan, as a result my hubby came up with a word for him and each of my teens did the same! So – I hope you see this as confirmation for you! Blessings to you!

  8. Not sure if you saw it on Twitter, but I believe this year the word for me is: ABANDONMENT

  9. My one word for 2011 will be Uncomfortable. I need to be out of my comfort zone because for me it is where I am better able to serve, where I am better able to create. SO it may seem a bit weird for a One word but it is perfect for me!

  10. Suzanne Branch says:

    Love it. My one word is: HOPE.

  11. ed cyzewski says:

    I think I stumbled into doing this through Faith Barrista’s thursday Faith Jam. My one word that God has been laying on my heart lately is redemptive. I want to have a positive, redemptive impact on those around me. I want to help others take steps closer to God rather than contributing to the noise and distractions that abound in our culture.

  12. Lee says:

    I found this via twitter, and love the idea… if I had to choose one word, it would be COMMITTED.
    Committed to reading my Bible this year.
    Committed to my marriage
    Committed to being a better social worker
    Committed to loosing weight.

    Committed to Christ!

    I love it!

  13. Paul Conrad says:

    My word is “friend”. I want to be better friend to the ones I have and, since I am greedy, I want more friends :) If I focus just on those it will be a great year!

  14. Serena says:


    My scripture for this year is Hebrews 12: 1-2a -” Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. ” I tend to get overwhelmed and anxious about things. I need to throw off all that hinders me, spiritually and materially and focus on Jesus.

    This is such a good idea. It made me really think about my spiritual direction for the year and having one word to remind me will be a big help.

  15. Kelly Willie says:

    This was so much fun and really make me pray and think about my word! I need you to delete #216 because it did not link up correctly so I linked it again #218!! Thank you and thank you for the opportunity to read so many wonderful posts! God Bless!

  16. Kim Sullivan says:

    Got all my high school bible class students on board with words of their own for the year. They loved this!

  17. I’ve done the one word thing for years now. I love it. So glad you are jumping in in a big way. I need to grab a badge or join you in Twitter. :) I’m so slow on that part…

    My one word for this year started out: FOLLOW

    then God added to it..

    It’s now: FOLLOW to SOAR

  18. Mildred Allen, Ed.D. says:

    My word is Altruistic…

    …i.e. helping others with no thought of personal gain.

  19. Amanda says:

    i had been thinking about this at the beginning of the month. My word is Give. I would like to give more that we received in the past year.

  20. jill conyers says:

    My word is Embrace [who I am] and I’ve linked up.

    Here is info for my One Little Word | Captured photography challenge if anyone is interested in joining

    I look forward to getting to know the community.

  21. Rosanne says:

    My one word for you,
    You Alece have lots of Fortitude…That is STRENGTH of mind allowing a person to withstand pain or adversity very courageously. Thru Jesus you will be fortified…to strengthen to invigorate, to strengthen mentally, to enrich… by examining the broken pieces of the puzzle and see what needs to be discarded and what needs to be kept.
    I pray for your peace and love,

  22. Ajan says:

    What an awesome idea. My one word is TRUST. I need to trust God more….stop relying solely on myself. I need to trust myself…trust others.

  23. Kim says:

    After thinking about it for a few weeks, I’ve confirmed my word for 2011. It seems like a popular one, and maybe God is trying to tell us all something… but I’m going with “trust.” I’ve been in Exodus for a few weeks now, and I’m in awe about all that He’s shown me in that book… learning to praise Him in the wilderness, being able to do that because I trust Him. It’s very applicable to where I’m at in my life with Him, and I feel like by giving me this word He’s showing me just how much I can trust Him. So glad to join the One Word community!

  24. patty says:

    my one word will be “DO”… no more waiting, no more planning, no more not believing whole heartedly, no more trying to be perfect first. that ground my gears to a halt.

    this year, i’m just gonna DO it.

    {thanks for the inspiration!}

  25. I wrote about mine here:

    Inside out.

    I can’t say I’ll be “committed” to it all year. Maybe it will be less. Maybe longer. Just as long as God calls me. I think it will be a while, though.

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  27. Christy says:

    My one word for 2011: Content. I will be striving to be content with where God has me in life at that very moment.

  28. rain says:

    you inspired me at the beginning of the year…and i thought i came back with my word but see that i did not. my one word is ‘sacred’. it’s a year of ‘becoming’ for me and finding homeostasis between soul, spirit and flesh, so i write fairly stream-of-consciously about all of those things. thank you for this challenge.

  29. So glad I stumbled across this blog! Despite being half way through the year, my one word has been “Abide”. Stemming from Jesus’ words in John 15; specifically vs 9-11.

    “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”

    If you’d like, you can read more here:

  30. Teena says:

    I love this so much better then resolutions.

    my word for 2011 is MERCY.

    thank you for sharing.


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