Stories about word of the year

The Work of Rest (the year of gathering)

Look at us. We did it. Despite misgivings and any number of wonderings, we have entered into the second half of 2021. You might be scouring through school supply...

Love Championed (the year of gathering)

I think about the moment in Genesis, the first chapter. God, in His divinely creative glory, crafting man and woman and smiling and saying, “This is so very good.”...

Assemble Here (the year of gathering)

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here together today to get through this thing called life.” Yes, when I think of the word “gather,” my mind immediately goes to Prince...

A Love Note to 2020 about Delight

Dear 2020, It only seems right that I would close out the year with a final love note to you. And I want to say “thank you” for the...

Hey 2020, I Will Delight in You.

The Jennifer Lopez song was having a dance party in my brain as I responded to my friend Heather’s email. “As is the norm for me, I clicked every...

May I Be So Bold. (#oneword365)

Yes, I'm back. It's a quiet return to this place, with a story about my #oneword365. I believe with all my heart that the words inspired by 1 Chronicles...

The Truth about Soaring.

At the beginning of the year, I wore a necklace with a coin and a wing, and began using the hashtag #mysoaringyear on stories shared on Instagram. More than...

Willing. A word for 2013.

I am a hunter, and I am a gatherer – a warrior and a princess. There is something about seeking and finding and treasuring that has value beyond measure....