One Word

I read about this great concept called One Word for 2013.  Instead of creating goals and resolutions, you select a single word that sums up something you are learning or your focus during this part of your journey.  One Word is a powerful concept!

It only took me a moment to select my One Word: ABIDE. This past year has been a painful and frightening journey as my baby grandson fought for his very life and eventually received a heart transplant. We walked through the valley of the shadow of death and that's not a place I want to visit again anytime soon.

During this journey, I clung to Jesus like never before.  I wrote many posts about my deeper love and trust in Jesus that developed because of this storm. I don't want to stop clinging just because the clouds have parted.   I don't want to treat my God as though I only require His presence in times of trouble.

My heart's desire is to ABIDE in Jesus. I will abide in Jesus out of love and out of obedience.  ABIDE will be the word that remains in the forefront of my mind.

What's your 2013 ONE WORD ?


  1. Oh yeah... that's a wonderful word!!!!! I actually thought about that one as my word, but "rise" kept nagging at me. Can't wait to see how this word manifests itself in your daily life throughout 2013. {{1 John 4:16}} Happy New Year, girlie!!


  2. Your word reminds me of a great book by Andrew Murray called Abide in Christ. It will give you a new insight to your word. Happy new year!

  3. I love your word choice! Oh I look forward to the day when we can be with Christ forever and abide with Him in heaven for eternity