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One Word 2013

It’s the first real day of the year, the day most of us, minus educators are heading back to the daily grind after hopefully enjoying a great break and time with family. I think I may have spent more hours at home over the last few weeks then I did in October and November combined!  So full of energy and completely rejuvenated I begrudgingly head off to the office to get back to ‘work’.

But it’s a new year, and that means it’s time for a new focus. Today I will reveal my one word for the year. I hope you spent a little time doing this as well. I found this idea actually helped last year.  It was so much more motivating then a list of short-lived resolutions!  (You should try it, really!)

I played with the word renew, but I felt it seemed too New Years dayish, even thought I really liked the concept of always trying to re-create each day in the year.   But I left that and went in a slightly different !  This word was sort of leaked yesterday in the concept of the video that I posted.

This year my word is:


It’s an adjective, it’s a noun, it’s an adverb, and I think it is quite motivational. I am hopeful that it can help focus me when I relate to others, when I evaluate my actions, when I spent my money and when I prioritize and plan my activities.   This isn’t a word that I intend to use to describe myself, but something that I hope will keep me focused with the correct mindset each and every day in 2013. I mean look at what the Christ himself said about it.

 “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.” Luke 18:19 NASB

However, since it does describe the Creator of the Universe,  I am hoping that it will help me keep my eye on him!  So with that, just one more thing to add.  I want to extend the one word 365 concept just a small bit, by adding a verse for the year as well:

10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

So that’s my word for the year. What’s yours? Share it in the comments, or add it to the oneword365 site!

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Happy Different Year

Yeah, It’s a new year!  Lets get started on some new stuff!   And how about we start with this great message from the Skit Guys.

Seriously, with all this talk about guns and violence and what is and isn’t to blame for all the bad stuff that happened last year, I think we need to start closer to home and break out of the cycle of hurting others all of us find ourselves in, at least in some sort of way.

Let’s follow the example of our Lord – the Christ and this year, lets create a cycle of good, and remember that good is because Jesus said to us – hey, act like me – be Different!

If you love me, keep my commands  John 14:15