Dec 30 2010

My One Word for 2011 ...

It's not a "New Year Resolution" - it's One Word that you use to cast a vision of the person you want to be in 2011.  Pastor Mike Ashcraft of Port City Church in Wilmington, NC, developed the idea years ago to help him and his church get past the disappointment of broken resolutions, but instead choose one word that focuses on your character and creates a vision for your future.

Did you pick a word for this past year, 2010?  What impact did it have on you?  And will you be picking a word for 2011? 

Comments (161) -

12/30/2010 5:55:24 AM
Melisa Knoll United States
Melisa Knoll
My word would be obedience.
12/30/2010 6:00:31 AM
Kim Moreno United States
Kim Moreno
My word for 2010 was "learn"; I wanted to learn more about Christ and His plan for me.  This year would be "submit"; this is very difficult for me.  It is causing issue with my marriage to a Christian man who wants nothing more than to be heard and respected for his views and suggestions without always being questioned.  This has not come easy for me.  I have been in past relationships with secular men of whom wanted me to be sub servant to them and I don't ever want to be there again.  I try not to allow it to happen, but with this man (my husband) it means that I am not letting him in.  I have the same trouble with my relationship to Christ.  I try to control my life, and in doing so I am causing more pain for those around me.  So this year, I want to learn submission, in God's word not of this world.
12/30/2010 6:17:13 AM
Greg United States
Greg
Diligence
12/30/2010 6:44:45 AM
nick United States
nick
i had trouble with acceptance.
12/30/2010 6:47:38 AM
Jasmine United States
Jasmine
My word for 2011 is "Expecting"
12/30/2010 6:51:07 AM
Nicole Beardslee United States
Nicole Beardslee
I did pick a word this year, and it really motivated me to keep going in the face of uncertainty and that word is 'fearless'. In fact, I had a motto this year...'40 and fearless!' I turned 40 years old in March, and I decided instead of looking at this milestone as something to be depressed about...I embraced it, and asked God to help me face my fears this year in all areas of my life. So....this year, I used the talents the Lord gave me, and I released my first CD! I have been a songwriter for years, but too chicken to put myself out there..doubting the songs, doubting I was good enough...and I just gave it over to the Lord and asked him to use my gifts any way he saw fit..and ta-da! My CD is finished! I wanted to do it to show my kids (all six of them) that they can reach their dreams if they use the natural abilities the Lord blesses us with, and I wanted to encourage other women my age to be 'fearless' and embrace their dreams inside themselves Smile

The same week my CD was released, I also reached my dream of obtaining my Master's degree in counseling!

Seven years ago, I was a survivor of domestic abuse, and today I stand in complete gratitude and thanks for Jesus, who saved me, and for all the blessing I have received.

I plan on using the word 'fearless' in 2011 too...why not? Smile Who knows what life has in store for me if I put my strength and my faith in Christ!

Love your show! Listen to it every morning as Im getting ready for work!

God Bless!
Nicole
12/30/2010 6:56:11 AM
kaya United States
kaya
my word is everything i will try my best to do good at every thing i do realy on jumprope.
12/30/2010 6:57:21 AM
Susan Allen United States
Susan Allen
I didnt even have to think about it.MORE: May sound selffish, but I want more! More God, More knowledge of the Bible, more love, more time alone with my husband, more organized, more kids in Sunday school, more laughter, more prayer, more contintent, more excercise, more possative attitude, more ambitious, more family time at the dinner table or playing board games, more encouraging to others, more singing, more compliments to others, more understanding of others, more compassion, to use my time MORE wisely. more Faith....JUST MORE
12/30/2010 6:58:40 AM
Diane Newton United States
Diane Newton
my word would be: hindsight
my devotional today suggested to keep a journal and at the start of each new year to reflect back on the previously year and to write down  all the sigificant events that happened in that year (good and bad)and beside each event write God's response. You will see how God has walked with you and you will see that sometimes God calmed the storm and sometimes he calmed the child to go thru the storm.
12/30/2010 6:59:07 AM
micaiah United States
micaiah
I meen on my jump rope team copia (children of promise in action.) thanks k love for all you do and are going to do.
12/30/2010 7:03:51 AM
Dora Lee United States
Dora Lee
Last year my word was compassion. I chose to be more patient with others and had prayed for God to show me how to have a deeper compassion for others. That had a profound change in my life! My word for 2011 is "More". I am praying for more of Jesus. More love and compassion for others,to serve him more and to spend more time in prayer, and more time reading the bible. I just want more of God and less of me!!

Hope you all have a very blessed 2011!!
12/30/2010 7:05:24 AM
Linda Ryan United States
Linda Ryan
My word for 2010 was JOY.  I've struggled w/ joy thru out my lifetime.  What an impact one word meant to me.  I put up a couple of stickers to remind me of my word - they are still there.  In Feb. I was diagnosed w/ breast cancer.  What a shock, but God was w/ me and joy was a resource that kept me going.  I had bilateral mastectomies in April, finished my reconstruction in October and have been healed by my faithful Father.  I will always claim joy, but I'll pick a new word for this year.  You never know what the year will bring, but my Jesus does.  Thanks K-Love
12/30/2010 7:17:53 AM
Courtney United States
Courtney
My word for 2011 is "OBEBY". God has been speaking to me so much over the past months and has been pushing me to move out of my comfort zone. He has been directing to me to speak to others and to let go of specific things in my life. But because of my fears of the unknown I have not done a very good job of OBEYING HIM. So my word for 2011 is "OBEBY".
12/30/2010 7:22:24 AM
Mary Miller United States
Mary Miller
My word for last year was hope. The verse that went with that was Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Both my husband and myself are professionals and we have lost 3 jobs in the last 13 months. I have found that only He can be my hope and future!

This year my word is healthy. I can't wait to see what God teaches me about being healthy this year.
12/30/2010 7:24:34 AM
Jose Young United States
Jose Young
My word for this year is Believe. I have heard of God working miracles in marriages and I am hoping for the same in mine this year even after my wife has already planned to leave me in March
12/30/2010 7:24:50 AM
Diane Burke United States
Diane Burke
My word for 2011 is deep/deeper. To go deeper into God's word. Deeper into the needs of others. Deeper within myself. Deeper into our praise & worship. Deeper as a servant of Christ. God has so much for us to look forward to daily.
God Bless! Thank you KLOVE for all you do!
12/30/2010 7:25:02 AM
Jessica United States
Jessica
I find myself being impatient with those around me, my coworkers, my husband and family. This impatience causes me to be rude occasionally so my word for 2011 is KINDNESS. My goal is to try my hardest to show kindness to all those around me.
12/30/2010 7:28:58 AM
Tina Elliott United States
Tina Elliott
I wanted to let you know what my word will be for 2011. God is mving in my Church to reach to locals who are lost and I have been very prayful about my part o this very urgent need, while listening to KLove and praying while driving to Muncie during the quake God told me my word will be MOVE. I will be moving like never before, very excited and a little nervous. Please keep my Church Mt. Tabor in Dunkirk Indiana in your prayers while God motivates us to MOVE to reach lost.........
12/30/2010 7:30:29 AM
Amanda United States
Amanda
My word for 2011 is contentment. I am in a womens mentoring group and we just read the book Calming My Anxious Heart and God has used this book to help me realzie that I need to live in contentment and peace.
I am leaving you with a gift, peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world can not give. So don't be troubled or afraid. John 14:27
I could go on and on, but I pray and meditate that this year and each year here after be my season of contentment.  For He is my Blessed Controller.
12/30/2010 7:31:06 AM
Kelly United States
Kelly
I did not pick a word at the beginging of last year but shortley after my husband left me I started to hold on to hope, hope that In christ, hope that my marriage could be repaired, hope that I would be ok no mater the outcome.  I am still in that place even though he left 8 months we have been talking about getting back together so I am not changing my word this year I am going to keep holding on to hope.
12/30/2010 7:31:36 AM
Stephanie United States
Stephanie
Devotion...that would be my One Word for this year. To be diligent in my daily devotions, to grow so close to my Jesus that I am solely, completely Devoted to Him. To devote more time to my children, time WITH them instead of rushing around to do things FOR them.
12/30/2010 7:32:19 AM
Dawn United States
Dawn
My word for 2011 is adaptability.
12/30/2010 7:39:09 AM
Mike United States
Mike
my word for 2011, didnt have one for 2010, would be presence.  To practice the presence of God in my life and being more present in the lifes of my family members.  Not just being in the same room as them but more of being with them on a daily basis.  To cut off the tv more and do more things with them.  I hope this makes sense.
12/30/2010 7:39:11 AM
Rhae United States
Rhae
I'm a new K-LOVE listener, so this will be my first year to pick what I'm calling a life-word (kind of like a life-verse!).  I've given this a lot of thought, and I've decided on the word CHOOSE.  I will choose to read my Bible more, choose to reach out more, choose to give more, love more, and bless more.  By the end of 2011, I want to be known for the right choices I've made and the explosive impact those choices have had on the people around me.
12/30/2010 7:39:18 AM
Terri United States
Terri
What a wonderful idea!  I had not heard of doing this before but I heard Lisa and Eric talking about it today on the radio while I was on my way to work.  I have since emailed me husband and told him about it and hope that he will do this as well.  I have a word in mind right now but not for sure yet if that is what I'll choose.  Thanks for this great idea...I can't wait for 2011 now Smile

Blessings to KLOVE...
12/30/2010 7:40:01 AM
Gerard United States
Gerard
My word for 2011 is FAITH;

- faith that I will grow in my walk with the Lord.
- faith that I will grow as a father and husband.
- faith that I will grow as an employee.
- faith that my company will continue to perform in this economy.
- faith that my family will become closer and grow in the love of Jesus.
- faith that this world of ours will somehow turn away from it's current destructive tendencies and be a better place for all mankind.

So that's my word for 2011; FAITH.

In Christ,
Gerard
12/30/2010 7:40:13 AM
Jennifer United States
Jennifer
My word is "DESTINY" it sort of just came out to me this morning... now I think this is an awesome word. but has me worried, because what does my destiny have in store for me? could it be good? or could it be heartbreaking? I can only pray and believe that God will provide what is right... love you guys! have a blessed year Smile
12/30/2010 7:41:11 AM
Roger United States
Roger
The caller stated her word was 'sacrament' and explained...it was easier for me to understand this way...

sac·ra·ment
–noun
1. Ecclesiastical . a visible sign of an inward grace
12/30/2010 7:42:05 AM
Susan ;) United States
Susan ;)
I haven't consciously done this before... yet I know my word... the Lord gave be the word and the way over the course of the past month He convicted me (of course ultimately it is ALL in Jesus!!! )  ... JOY... and the way to Joy is through giving... ;)  Blessings to you all!!! Praising and Thanking Him for you today for helping me come to this "place" after a year plus of what can only be termed "Endurance"....  
12/30/2010 7:44:02 AM
Kelly Scott United States
Kelly Scott
Doer: I want to be a doer of the Word not just a hearer.
12/30/2010 7:44:15 AM
Dawn United States
Dawn
My word for 2011 is share.  2010 was a year of healing and hearing from the Lord.  I was blown away by all God wanted to show me.  This year, I want to share with others.  It may be sharing my story/testimony, it may be sharing a cup of coffee with someone.  It may be sharing food/shelter with someone in need.  I am not sure what God meant when he gave me that word but I know that He'll show me and be glorified through it!
12/30/2010 7:44:45 AM
magon United States
magon
my word for this year is "temple"...instead of saying im going to loose all this wait this year from my baby and get skinny, im going to strive just to be Gods temple. the bible doesnt say we have to be skinny or heavy to be Gods temple just to take care of it. so this year my goal isnt to loose lbs but to be Gods temple..with that will come taking care of myself better. and let God do the rest. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH AND YOUR FAMILIES!!!
12/30/2010 7:46:38 AM
Donna Sumrall United States
Donna Sumrall
I heard this last year and picked the word "Hope"...and little did I know how hard 2010 would prove to be or how much I would need to hold on to that HOPE!
Have already been praying about this year's word and am very excited. This year's word for me and my family seems to be "Anticipation". Looking forward to what God is doing and will do in the coming months.
anotherbattlewon.blogspot.com
12/30/2010 7:50:09 AM
Becky Lozano United States
Becky Lozano
My word for 2011 is "forgiveness" ... to be more forgiving of others, and to ask forgiveness when I wrong others. The Lord has really opened my eyes lately to the bitterness I have in my heart, and I know that with His help, I can rid my heart of that bitterness, and forgive.
12/30/2010 7:50:18 AM
Barbara Menn United States
Barbara Menn
My word is HEAR. I thought it was listen, but I want to hear God's voice. I listen to noise all day but if I hear then I am paying attention. I want to hear not only God but I want to hear what people tell me. God heard my prayers before I knew Him, now I know Him and want to hear Him.
12/30/2010 7:52:41 AM
Kathy United States
Kathy
My word for 2011 is "benefit"

I want to be a benifit to myself, others and most importantly to God. I want to be able to benefit someone, someway, somehow with my words, actions, thoughts, and prayers.
12/30/2010 7:56:20 AM
Jeffrey love United States
Jeffrey love
My word is Active. Now and for the new year I want to be active. In my giving, worship, friendship, service, and everything I do. I've found that when u give and remain active in Christ the return is irreplaceable.
12/30/2010 8:01:39 AM
Stacy Bayer United States
Stacy Bayer
I LOVE your idea of a word to focus on instead of a New Years resolution.  I couldn't pin down one word so I chose an acronym as my word: STUFF.
S - serve; I want to focus on serving others in 2011, T - trust; I want to trust God more in 2011, U - uplift; I want to uplift others more, especially my husband, F - fearless; I want to live fearlessly as I really struggle with fear right now; F - focus; I want to focus on God and devote time to Him each day and I want to focus on my family.
12/30/2010 8:01:53 AM
Donna United States
Donna
My word for 2011 is renew.  Renew my strength in God, renew my energy, and renew my mind.  Pretty much renew everything.  That's the great thing about Jesus.  We can always start over and renew ourselves everyday.
12/30/2010 8:04:31 AM
Peggy United States
Peggy
My word for 2011 will be "Peaceful" I believe that will help me not only stay within the Lord's will for my life, [His decisions always leave me with a sense of peace, one big indicator for me that it is from the Lord] and to share Peace with those around me, one thing the world is lacking in.
12/30/2010 8:04:32 AM
Sheri United States
Sheri
My word is Time. I have trouble with time management. I believe with God's guidance I can keep a schedule, get more organized, spend more time with God, and be more timely. Which will be a blessing to the people around me.
12/30/2010 8:04:51 AM
Nicole J United States
Nicole J
I really like this radio station, I have started listening again during Christmas. My relationship with the Lord is not where is used to be or could be, but I have been praying for His help and to give me the passion and desire for Him I once had. As I listened this morning at work I heard you guys talk about the one word, and it really spoke to me. Immediately i started praying silently to God and I asked Him for a word. A few moments later I heard Grace. In this next year I want to allow God's grace in my life to help with my depression, anxiety, job, family, love etc. I worry so much about everything but my prayer and hope for next year is that I can lean on God's grace. I want to experience more of His grace, and then show that grace to others as well as myself. I am so hard on myself.
Thank you KLove for this..God Bless you All. Happy New Year.
12/30/2010 8:11:45 AM
Teanne United States
Teanne
my s-i-l just sent this to me- I haven't looked at it yet but she says there's good stuff here too.

http://myoneword.org/
nice spin – I’m going to try.
Have a great New Year,
12/30/2010 8:20:59 AM
Tracy United States
Tracy
my word for 2011 will be "wait"
- wait to hear God
- wait to react
- wait to buy
- wait to make decisions

Just love this concept!  Thanks K-Love!
12/30/2010 8:22:15 AM
patsy perez United States
patsy perez
My word for the year 2011 is { SEEK OR SEEKING.  In 1998 my husband of 26 years left me.  I turned to GOD and he got me thru.  and I follow him for all this years but have slow down this last two years and I lost my job of 17Years I had a strok and now I live on disability and I am having a hard time.  I need to walk with god and get back into spending time with him .( SEEKING GOD).  Thank you.
12/30/2010 8:22:18 AM
CTV United States
CTV
My word for 2011 is "attitude." Our behavior and attitude go "hand in hand." My attitude always reflects my behavior, and what mood I tend to be in on that day. I want to seek God's will through prayer, and through scripture reading. So that my attitude will become more positive, and my behavior will reflect a more positive and happier christian.
12/30/2010 8:59:31 AM
Addi's momma United States
Addi's momma
DREAM... That is my New Years WORD.
Last year it was ENDURE..... I didn't pick that word, God did.
But in one word, that was my 2010 year.
We found out that our baby girl we were caring had CDH, (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia) and then found out she had Trisomy 18(is a genetic disorder in which a person has a third copy of genetic material from chromosome 18, instead of the usual two copies.)  We carried Addison Kathelene full term, 38 weeks, but when my labor started her heart was not strong enough and she was stillborn.  It was one of the hardest years for all of us(husband, 16yr old son & 12yr old daughter). God was with us all and helped us ENDURE the year and we know God will be with us in 2011, dreaming of what is to come, and we know with God all things are GOOD.

12/30/2010 9:00:17 AM
Tracy United States
Tracy
I don't always listen to K-Love in the mornings because I love the quietness when driving to work. However, today I turned the radio on and within minutes they were discussing the "One Word" concept.  That in itself is nothing spectacular but what happened during my prayer time this morning was!  I was really struggling this morning and God kept bringing the word TRAIN to the forefront of my mind.  I was so confused when I got up...not in a bad way because I know that I lack discipline in some areas of my life and know that I need to "train" in those areas.  BUT, when I heard the "One Word" for the year this morning, I was almost in tears!!!!  God is so GOOD!!!  I'm excited to see what God will do in 2011.  Thank you for your ministry!
12/30/2010 9:25:22 AM
Tracy United States
Tracy
My word for 2010 was STRONG.  Eph. 6:10 Be STRONG in the Lord and in the power of His might.  There have been many times this year when I have had to be STRONG.  But, I knew there would be when God gave me that word and verse at the beginning of last year.  God was with me in 2010 through many challenges from divorce to medical problems.   I actually started praying yesterday (Dec 29th) and asking God to reveal His word for me for 2011. He gave it to me almost immediately.  It is LOVE.  Deuteronomy 6:5 LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  2011 is going to be LOVELY year!!!  
12/30/2010 10:11:57 AM
Kyle United States
Kyle
2011
SEEK GOD
SEEK to better my marriage
SEEK happiness
SEEK joyfulness
SEEK contentment with my life status, but also...
SEEK to not be content with a stagnant life, marriage, or relationships
SEEK to be a positive force in the lives of others
SEEK my dreams
12/30/2010 10:17:24 AM
Susan Hampton United States
Susan Hampton
Trust
12/30/2010 10:17:25 AM
Pamala United States
Pamala
My word for 2011 is DISCOVERY.  Discover who I am in Christ, discover what direction He wants me to go,  discover what my next step is now that I have been released from the abusive marriage.  God is awesome always there And unrelenting with his love, grace, mercy, and compassion.
12/30/2010 10:21:01 AM
Chris Woehrle United States
Chris Woehrle
my one word stand alone message will be avaiable Monday January 3, 2011  check it out at www.portcitychurch.org
12/30/2010 10:30:03 AM
Leota United States
Leota
I had chosen a word for 2010, but during the year became to busy with the world and forgot all about it, I do not even remember what it was.  Lord willing, this year will be different.  I was making a list of words that came to my mind when I read an email that a friend sent me and my 2011 word became clear.  Here is the story that was sent:
Breakfast at McDonald's

This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until the end! (After the Story, there are some very interesting facts!):

I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree.

The last class I had to take was Sociology.

The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.

Her last project of the term was called, 'Smile.'

Thee class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.

I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway. So, I thought this would be a piece of cake,
Literally.

Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.

It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.
We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then
Even my husband did.

I did not move an inch... An overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved.
As I turned around I smelled a horrible 'dirty body' smell, and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men.

As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was 'smiling'

His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance....

He said, 'Good day' as he counted the few coins he had been clutching..

The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation.

I held my tears as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted.

He said, 'Coffee is all Miss' because that was all they could afford. (If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).

Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes..

That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging

My every action.


I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray.

I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.

He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, 'Thank you.'

leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, 'I did not do this for you.. God is here working through me to give you hope.'



I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son.... When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, 'That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope..'


We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to give.

We are not church goers, but we are believers.


This day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.

I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand.

I turned in 'my project' and the instructor read it.

Then she looked up at me and said, 'Can I share this?'

I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.

She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed.

In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my son, the instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a college student.

I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:

UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.

I would choose "unconditional acceptance" but that is two words.  I choose "Precious" because we are all precious in God's sight and I want to see people as God sees them - as precious.

We are all equal at the foot of the cross

12/30/2010 10:40:53 AM
Deb United States
Deb
Resolve.  

As with you other readers, God is consistently teaching me with what I call journeys, some I enjoy and some I don't. The journeys of the last two years are wearing heavily on me and as you two talked about a word of the day I realized I need to 'Resolve to be a better disciple, mother, teacher, employee, friend, manager, servant, sister, and aunt'.

In this realization, I also realized (sorry for the redundancy) that I have to 'RESOLVE to share this resolution and why it matters and what my plan and needs are so others will hold me accountable'.  The more I think about this the more excitement of the hope it brings and fear because of how it's going to push me.

God is good in all things!!!
12/30/2010 10:46:13 AM
Angie United States
Angie
My word is "Determination".  With God's help this word will help me accomplish everything I try to do this year.  No more New Years Resolutions that go away by January 3rd.
12/30/2010 10:48:43 AM
Judy United States
Judy
My 10 year old daughter has chosen a word. It is "wireless". She said she wants to be wireless with God, not held by anything but to experience and do things for Him without being tied down. I think that is pretty clever and makes alot of sense to me. I think God has blessed her with wisdom.
12/30/2010 2:14:37 PM
W United States
W
After leaving an appointment and thinking about what had taken place during that appointment i got my word for 2011 it is CANT that i'm sure sounds crazy and more than a little weird, yet in thinking about what had taken place during the appointment i realized that i *** cant *** do anything without God being there through it all and doing more than just helping me through it all.
12/30/2010 3:33:16 PM
Charity United States
Charity
My word this year is TRUST. This is something I have had a hard time with all of my life. This coming year I will focus on trusting God with my life in every facet, trusting myself to be wise enough to listen, trusting the people in my life, and trusting the process of growing.
12/30/2010 3:33:46 PM
Susan Hampton United States
Susan Hampton
TRUST ~ My dad left when I was 5. He was never around. He died in 2004. My boyfriend of 5 years, drown in a boating accident when I was 19. Two weeks later my mother told me she had cancer.  She died two years later. I am the youngest of 6. My siblings and I barely know one another. They are 10+ years my elders. I became pregnant at 25. Turns out the father is an alcoholic. We have not heard from him in over 13 years. I married in 2005, and shortly after, had a talk with my husband about him being distant. The next day while I was at work, he packed and left his key on the stove, never returning my calls. I didn't see him again until the Court Hearing on the Annullment that I filed. Three months later I found out he was gay. I was beating myself up and lost confident, wondering why he didn't want to touch me or know me. They say you marry your father. They both abandoned me.  

My heart cries out to deeply love someone and to be deeply loved in return. I feel I have so much to offer and I want so much to share it and show it. But I am so afraid to get hurt again and am realizing that I am dealing with abandonement issues. This year I am putting my TRUST in the Lord because He has made it very obvious to me how much He loves me and wants His BEST for me. I need to learn to be open and trusting again to receive all that God has for me.  So I choose "TRUST".  Trust in God.

Thank you for listening.

I am SO thankful for KLOVE. I can't imagine not being able to listen to KLOVE everyday like I do. Thank you for your comfort and love.
God bless all of you, Susan
12/30/2010 3:53:53 PM
Tricia United States
Tricia
My 2011 word is going to be healthy.  I am not only striving for physical health, but I want to strive for spiritual, emotional and financial health.  
Thank you Klove for helping with this in the past.  I am hoping 2011 will bring a very healthy year-in many ways.
12/30/2010 3:54:17 PM
Michelle United States
Michelle
My word from 2010, would have to be lazy. For the past two years I have been in the worst pit I could have ever thought to be in.  God is good to me. He loves me unconditionally. Working my way out of the pit, I have learned no matter what I do or have done, God loves me for who I am. God has a plan for me, and I need to listen to him and obey. There are many things I want to. But I give an excuse of my kids need me, and my husband needs me. What does God want me to do? That is what is most important. My word for 2011 is going to be "determination."  To grow in Gods love, to learn, and live for Jesus. Thank you Jesus for loving me just the way I am.  
12/30/2010 4:50:53 PM
lisa United States
lisa
My one word for 2010 was Mercy. Mercy is one of the gifts God gave me and I just wanted to grow in mercy. As I reflect over the year, I believe I said, Lord have mercy! more than previous years. It has been a burdensome year. One thing after another. Yet I have seen God's mercy more than I have ever in previous years. The more I asked for His mercy the more He gave but also the more I gave mercy to others.

So I asked the Lord for a word for 2011. The word Vision came to my mind and this scripture,  Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. In this scripture, Vision means Revelation. So my one word will be REVELATION. Truly that word is perfect for the coming year. Lord give me revelation of where You want me to be in 2011.

Thank You Lord for using KLOVE to bless my life.

God bless you all!
12/30/2010 5:55:10 PM
Julie United States
Julie
I am just hearing about "One Word" and so I did not have a word for 2010. I can relate to several stories told here today.

My husband and I are separated and have been for a month at my request. At first, due to the situation, I wanted a divorce. I even printed and filled out the divorce papers twice. The first time I forgot to print some papers and so I took that as a sign that God didn't want us to be divorced. The second time, just a few days ago, I was in such a place of hopelessness and discouragement that I printed them and filled them out a second time. Over, the last few days God has been speaking to me through my friends and family and I am now positive divorce is not the answer. I burned the papers last night. I will NOT let Satan into my life through that means again.

When my husband left, I threatened suicide. It became very clear that I had an issue and it was revealed to me as I walked 6 hours that night in the pouring rain. I have trust and abandonment issues.

My father and step-father both abandoned me when I was young. No male figure has ever stayed in my life and I get very emotional and strongly react when a male leaves even if I was the one asking them to go. I guess it's my hope that even if I ask them to leave they would choose to stay. Obviously, things have not worked out that way.

The good thing is God is working in my life and things are changing within me now that I have this new knowledge. I am praying for restoration in my marriage. I have put my trust in God and believe that God will bring us back together.

I was sure when I heard this this morning that my word was "BELIEVE" however I'm not sure it shouldn't be "TRUST". I may have to use both because they are both very important in my life right now.

I am so thankful to KLOVE... God Bless!
12/30/2010 6:59:07 PM
Nicole United States
Nicole
After hearing about this in my car this morning on the radio, I knew I had to come and look things up a bit more. It is amazing what God has done with just a simple word for each and every one of us! I didn't have a word for last year, though CHANGE could certainly be one.
For 2011 I believe my word is supposed to be FOCUS. I have already done a good bit of refocusing, but feel that I need to focus on the details. Focus on God and my daily walk with him. Focus on the minor things I do each day that might get in the way of hearing Him. Focus on God alone, instead of letting the world get in my way.
Now I wonder what awesome things God is going to do with our words this year!!
12/30/2010 7:24:35 PM
Amy United States
Amy
I love this concept and did it successfully two years ago.  My word for 2009: simplify.
2010: didn't pick one
2011: undecided... something to do with eliminating the excess (material items and stress) from my life.

Thanks for reminding me that I need to figure out what my new word will be!
12/30/2010 9:07:00 PM
Leslie United States
Leslie
My word for 2011 is CRAVE. I plan on reading Lysa Terkeurst's book "Made to Crave" but more than that, I crave more of life, more of my relationship with God!
12/30/2010 9:29:45 PM
todd castle United States
todd castle
hello lisa and eric,
never realized that having one word could be so powerful. but i am thinking my word is going to be. FEARLESS. i want to live life without fear in 2011
12/30/2010 11:14:40 PM
Shannon Earl United States
Shannon Earl
Thank you for sharing this on K-Love. I firmly believe God will use this idea of one word to mold me and shape me into His likeness this next year. My word is growth. I desire to not just be steady in my walk with God and consistent but I want to grow in my walk. At the end of 2011, I want to say that I grew deeper in love with my God and not just God but my relationship with my husband, my kids, and other areas important in my life. It's a year of growth for me!
12/31/2010 3:51:56 AM
Debbi United States
Debbi
I think my word for 2011 would have to be REST.  My husband and I have conflicting schedules so we're always doing things at all hours of the day and night.  Factor in a 2 1/2 year old little girl, who I love and adore, and life can be very chaotic.  I want to learn to rest in God's presence no matter what I am doing or how crazy life gets.
12/31/2010 5:15:05 AM
Leona Becker United States
Leona Becker
I love the idea of one word!  My word for 2011 will be "breathe".  

I want to breathe in the the love, the beauty God surrounds me with and God's words.  I want to breathe in the fruits he gave us and breathe out the anger, frustration and stress that the world gives me.  I want to breathe deeply before opening my mouth a lot!  I want to breathe in the love of and for my family.  I want to just breathe in and rely on God!  

I'm even to going to set random reminders on my cell phone calendar to remind me to "breathe".
12/31/2010 5:04:24 PM
Hannah United States
Hannah
My word for 2011 is going to be abide. I want to abide in the word of God and abide in Jesus. I want to do was is written in John 15!
12/31/2010 5:58:14 PM
Sonia United States
Sonia
My word for 2011 is Grace. Give grace to others as Christ has given grace to me.
12/31/2010 6:51:09 PM
Julie United States
Julie
I posted a few posts back. I've decided on my word for 2011... TRUST!


12/31/2010 8:31:53 PM
rebekah United States
rebekah
My word is full.  I want be full of Jesus, and not full of myself.
12/31/2010 8:36:58 PM
Belinda United States
Belinda
My word is declutter.

declutter my heart of hateful feelings.

declutter my mind of evil thoughts.

declutter my body of bad habits.

12/31/2010 9:04:03 PM
Kelly United States
Kelly
se·cure
–adjective
1. free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe.
2. dependable; firm; not liable to fail, yield, become displaced, etc., as a support or a fastening: The building was secure, even in an earthquake.
3. affording safety, as a place: He needed a secure hideout.
4. in safe custody or keeping: Here in the vault the necklace was secure.
5. free from care; without anxiety: emotionally secure.
6. firmly established, as a relationship or reputation: He earned a secure place among the baseball immortals.
7. sure; certain; assured: secure of victory; secure in religious belief.
8. safe from penetration or interception by unauthorized persons: secure radio communications between army units.
9. Archaic . overconfident.

–verb (used with object)
10. to get hold or possession of; procure; obtain: to secure materials; to secure a high government position.
11. to free from danger or harm; make safe: Sandbags secured the town during the flood.
12. to effect; make certain of; ensure: The novel secured his reputation.
13. to make firm or fast, as by attaching: to secure a rope.
14. Finance
  a. to assure payment of (a debt) by pledging property.
  b. to assure (a creditor) of payment by the pledge or mortgaging of property.
15. to lock or fasten against intruders: to secure the doors.
16. to protect from attack by taking cover, by building fortifications, etc.: The regiment secured its position.
17. to capture (a person or animal): No one is safe until the murderer is secured.
18. to tie up (a person), esp. by binding the person's arms or hands; pinion.
19. to guarantee the privacy or secrecy of: to secure diplomatic phone conversations.

–verb (used without object)
20. to be or become safe; have or obtain security.
21. Nautical .
  a. to cover openings and make movable objects fast: The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
  b. to be excused from duty: to secure from general quarters.
12/31/2010 10:20:59 PM
Brittney United States
Brittney
this will be my first time choosing a word. i was listening to you guys on the radio and when you were talking about this I knew almost instantly what my word would be. commit.  commit to the lord. commit to my work more. commit and keep my commitments to my family. commit in a sense of saying yes more often. commit to decisions in my life. thanks guys so much for talking about this, because everyone should have a word to live by. God Bless and Happy New Year!
1/1/2011 6:14:20 AM
Karla United States
Karla
Eternity:  I want my words and actions to reflect an eternal perspective.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
1/1/2011 6:14:23 AM
Charlotte United States
Charlotte
My one word for 2011 is "rest."  This is my word for several reasons.  First of all is my need to literally rest because my husband and I will be having our first baby in May.  Secondly is my need to rest in the Lord and trust in His plans for our life.  We are in the process of relocating to western KY and have been waiting for months for our home in TN to sell so we can purchase one here in KY.  I can really get myself worked up trying to work out all the details when I know God is telling me to rest and trust in his plan.  
1/1/2011 7:35:33 AM
Missy United States
Missy
I listened to my mother with her One Word all of 2010.It was so enjoyable for me to listen to what God was teaching her through one word and how it was changing her.God has been working on my in a certain area so when she sent me the facebook fan page I already had purposed in my heart that I was going to join her. I just didn't know what my word was going to be but God already gave it to me months ago. My word is Love.When I even say that I feel overwhelmed with emotion.I am not quite sure why but it tells me that this is going to be an awesome journey with God!
1/1/2011 8:37:52 AM
The Rountree Family United States
The Rountree Family
After the discussion this morning at our breakfast table, we found that everyones 2011 words were variations of the word 'listen' or else a word that could be doubled up on with the word 'listen'.  After careful consideration of our sons words and our words we have desided that our word this year is going to be the same for EVERYONE in our home.  LISTEN.  In the year 2011 we are going to listen more, listen better, and listen more actively!  LISTEN!

Brandon, Naomi, Austin(7), Alex(4) and Arick(1)
1/1/2011 12:22:00 PM
Lauren United States
Lauren
My one word is "resolution"... not in the sense of some goal that I will resolve to complete but probably break, but resolution as it is used with a TV or digital picture.  I want my focus to be clearer, my color crisper, and my picture to be one that Abba Father would be proud to carry in His wallet and say, "Look at this one... She's mine."  Hope 2011 is a blessed one for each of you!  Thanks so much for all you do!!!!
1/1/2011 1:01:10 PM
Jessica Pettry United States
Jessica Pettry
RESONATE- May Christ resonate in all that I do so that everyone will know that my identity is in Him.
1/1/2011 1:49:11 PM
Tammy United States
Tammy
Last year I read Debbie Macombers biography and she spoke about this concept of one word. I chose healing after that and feel I did not spend enough time working on it. I am committing to spend more time on it this year though. I am spending this month praying about which word I want to use but I have narrowed it down to 3 words; health, trust, or forgiveness.
1/1/2011 8:14:23 PM
Shannon Springer United States
Shannon Springer
My one word for 2010 was KINDNESS.  It is my favorite word in the whole english language.  So, 2010 I took my one word and combined it with the K-Love Make-A-Difference-Monday theme, and each Monday I wrote out an encouragement card for someone at work.  I'm a schoolteacher, so sometimes it was to kids, but most of the time it was to other staff members.  I would keep my eye out all week, and then on Monday I would give a card to someone God led me to give it to.  It blessed many people, and I plan on continuing it in 2011.  I'm still praying over what my word will be for 2011!  *grin*
1/1/2011 11:43:27 PM
holly United States
holly
After several "one" words flowing through my mind and me trying to come up with reasons why these words should be what I pick, God just put the word Grow into my mind! It was weird because that was no where close to any other words I was thinking of. I hope to use this word throughout the year to help me grow closer to God and my family.
1/2/2011 12:39:09 PM
Christy United States
Christy
CLARITY... My mind hasn't been clear lately to see that God is and has always been and will always be in control of my life. I need to be able to let myself go in order for Him to take control of my life and my problems. I need to let my mind be clear so that I can have clarity to see HIM at work in me and that I may better please Him through the same.
1/2/2011 1:48:28 PM
Vicki United States
Vicki
2010 started out with putting my one word on the refrigerator and our recently divorced,lost his job,father of two who has been living with us for the last 11 months asked what the work "believe" was doing on the fridge. I told him about your one word resolution, and that I believed in God always, and that he would always take care of us. He asked if he could put up his word. I rejoiced and he put up the work Thankful. I cried today because this young man has taken everything that has happen to him to grow into a Christian father who is now in a realationship with God,back to work, and getting his own home Jan 5,2011. I asked him why Thankful last year when all fall apart, he said you reminded me I always had God, my able body to find a job, my two healthy children and would always have a home with you and dad, and too always count my blessings that God has given me, not what I don't have. Thankful! Believe from the mom! Word for 2011 TRUST!
1/2/2011 1:50:48 PM
Denise United States
Denise
I think this is a wonderful way to view the New Year.  My word came to me during Sunday service this morning. And that word is...thankfulness.

1/2/2011 8:02:20 PM
Bridget Sparlin United States
Bridget Sparlin
Humility is the quality of being modest, reverential, even politely submissive, and never being arrogant, contemptuous, rude or even self-abasing. Humility, in various interpretations, is widely seen as a virtue in many religious and philosophical traditions, being connected with notions of transcendent unity with the universe or the divine, and of egolessness.  HUMILITY is my word for 2011.  
1/2/2011 9:08:43 PM
Kristen United States
Kristen
competent: As I prayed and thought about my word, the word competent was impressed on my mind and heart. I sometimes struggle with confidence and hope this will remind me of its source in 2011: Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant-- not of the letter but of the Spirit...(2 Corinthians 3:5-6)
1/2/2011 10:40:54 PM
Charles Chapman United States
Charles Chapman
I lead a homeless ministry in Pittsburgh, and after listening to your show the other day, decided to challenge some of our homeless friends with choosing one word for 2011. Their choices were 'Joy' (seeing the joy in life, and having joy in Christ despite current situation) 'Relentless' (being persistent, courageous, and consistent in recovery and faith), and 'Understanding' (better understanding of the Word, God's will, and what others are going through). I just thought that I would share that with you guys. Thanks for your show!
1/3/2011 6:02:02 AM
Janice United States
Janice
My word is HEALTH...and I get in the car this morning and what is on...the 21 days of Lisa and Crave.  All I can say is the God is working in my life.  
I usually listen to audio CD's on the way to work and Thursday morning turned it off to hear about a word for the New Year.  This morning same thing.
WOW!
1/3/2011 7:09:04 AM
Sandi Mitchell United States
Sandi Mitchell
My one word is "Breath".  I got divorced in 2010 and am learning how to breath.  There was alot of stress and mental abuse where I couldn't breath and be myself.  I am loving this now, and learning how to be me, the me in Christ.  He has seen me through this past year, and I KNOW he is with me everyday.  Thank you KLOVE for all you do each and every day.
1/3/2011 7:32:22 AM
Denise Romo United States
Denise Romo
  Yesterday in our worship service, a dear sister in Christ, shared that God had given her "one word' for our fellowship.  The word was "mend".  She challenged all of us to "mend" whatever needed mending.  It touched all of us.  
1/3/2011 7:59:19 AM
Susie United States
Susie
My word/words last year were freedom and truth and I am still working on them for this year.
1/3/2011 10:05:00 AM
Rachel United States
Rachel
My one word became a joint word for my husband & I. That word is RENEWAL. A renewal in our marriage and our faith in God. Our marriage has been suffering lately, aimlessly drifting & emotionless. We were brought to our knees on Saturday as realized that we were on the brink of divorce if we didn't turn back to each other and to God. Our marriage can't be sustained without God as our leader. I praise God for being there during our discussion and for allowing a renewal, a "do-over" in our love for Him and in each other!
1/3/2011 11:15:32 AM
Cheryl United States
Cheryl
God gave me the word Courage for 2011.
Courage - mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.
Courage of conviction, courage to tell the truth, courage to share my faith, courage to make the hard decisions, courage to do what is right for myself and others (even when is right isn't what we want).
My verse for the year is Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
1/3/2011 1:15:49 PM
Jennifer United States
Jennifer
My word for this year: Patitude. It's a hybrid. Patience and Gratitude. I want to strive for patience in all things that I encounter and in all things I ask God for. Gratitude for all things. And I mean ALL things. I want to be grateful for everything God gives me, whether it’s something I ask for or not. Because I know ALL things will be for a reason. Happy 2011!!!
1/3/2011 5:20:00 PM
Sam United States
Sam
Mine would be faith, to know that God always has my back.
1/4/2011 7:44:09 PM
pam United States
pam
renewal
1/5/2011 4:41:23 AM
dan cchrane United Kingdom
dan cchrane
My word for 2010 was RELATIONSHIP. God really delivered on this one - my relationship with God, my wife, friends and family have all been amazingly impacted during 2010. Thank You God.x
For 2011 my word is TRUTH. I can't wait to see how this theme will run through my life this year. I expect nothing less than a challenging and immensely rewarding year Smile

Great to read some of the comments on this page, isn't God amazing working in all our lives in unique ways!
1/5/2011 6:10:16 AM
Joe Ronk United States
Joe Ronk
My word for this year is "Dance", this will be a year of Praise and Worship for me this year.
1/5/2011 7:13:28 AM
hayley United States
hayley
my word for 2011 is leader. The reason is because i like to lead but alot of times i'm bossy and i would just like t be a better leader and be nice while doing it not bossy. I've been prayint to god about and it helps. That's my word for 2011.
1/6/2011 9:51:19 AM
josephine United States
josephine
My one word for 2011 is NOURISH {mind. body. soul.}
1/6/2011 12:04:38 PM
Kathy Campton United States
Kathy Campton
After much thought and prayer. I thought back over 2010 and thought about  losing 10 family and close friends in less then 6 months, my 16  yr old coming home to say she is pregnant, a brand new marriage in Jan, a new job 2 weeks later which requires me to commute 93 miles each day, my husband losing his job,  missing out on school events with my children, being actively involved in church youth activities, and everything else that goes on daily, I decided Faith would be my word. I know God has control and through faith, I know my husband will find a job, my daughter will give birth to a beautiful little girl who will be very loved, my church family will grow, my marriage will grow stronger and my faith will keep me reminded of who is in control.
Thank you K-Love for being there as I commute to and from work. Thank you for helping me keep the faith when things are tough. Through it all, I have Faith.
1/6/2011 6:52:11 PM
Laura United States
Laura
Balance.  Healthy spirit, body, and mind= Balance. Balance my time (work vs. home), keep my emotions in balance (kindness instead of quick tempered), and focus on time for me and Christ.  I used to do all these things, but at the end of 2010, I found that I have changed into a more negative person that I ever used to be and I attended church less and read my bible very little.  Coincidence?  So, for 2011, I am choosing to put my life back in balance.
1/6/2011 8:37:19 PM
Chris Woehrle United States
Chris Woehrle
my one word 2011 message is available online at www.portcitychurch.org, Pastor Mike Ashcraft message from January 3, 2011, PM services

1/6/2011 8:38:30 PM
Chris Woehrle United States
Chris Woehrle
My one word 2011- message available here
www.portcitychurch.org/weekendcurrentseries.php
1/8/2011 7:22:56 AM
Dianne K. Little United States
Dianne K. Little
My word for 2011 is "stillness".  I want to learn to be still before God.  To be quiet and listen to what He wants to say to me.  One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God."  It's time for me to practice this!
1/9/2011 5:18:02 AM
Cindy United States
Cindy
I have finally decided my word for 2011 is going to be Embrace.  2010 was a very rough year and as a good friend put it to me one day when i was complaining "Cindy dear, I know you hate change, but without change God can't move you forward to what he has for you".  So I want to embrace this year and embrace whatever changes God has in store for me.
E= Embrace, grab onto, hug my friends & family
M= Mend broken relationship w/ my Dad-embrace him
B= Be in the moment, don't worry about the future
R= React positively to change instead of whining
A= Accept changes - trust God
C= Care about others more than myself
E= Enjoy the times w/ my family and quit complaining about them.  
1/10/2011 7:11:20 AM
Deana Marsh United States
Deana Marsh
New Years Resolution?? No way! They never work. But the idea of "One Word" defining my year, this could be something life changing, not only for me but my family too.

So as as family we sat down on New Years day and discussed doing this in our daily lives this year. I felt that my word should be Patience. Lord knows I need some patience in my life. My children kind of kicked around a few words but never really decided on anything. I don't think they were as enthused with the idea as I was.

This morning I though, "why does this have to be just 1 word?" So I though about a few words that as a family, we all needed to work on. I printed these words out on paper with a scripture underneath, and laminated them to put around the house. The thought was that if they were out where they could be seen and read on a daily basis, maybe when someone got mad they would think of "Patience", or when someone didn't want to do their chores, "Responsibility" would creep into the back of their minds. These are the words that I have chosen for 2011 for the Marsh Family:

Patience - Psalms 37:7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.

Obedience - Rev 22:7 "Behold, I am coming soon! Blesses is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."

Responsibility - Joh 3:18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

Forgivness - Eph 4:32 Be Kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.

So with that, my family will embark on what will hopefully be a faith changing year. With God, ALL things are possible!
1/10/2011 7:21:44 AM
Kim Campbell United States
Kim Campbell
As soon as you started talking about the "One Word" resolutions, I new almost immediately that mine was MOVE.  I didn't even think to apply it as a resolution, I just knew that God wanted me to do more of it.  To not wait on someone else to step up.  I will be on the MOVE to help where I can, when I can.  Not to be backward about offering help to anyone I see that has a need, even if it's just a kind word or smile.  Our family's motto is Eph. 4:32.  The beginning of the verse says to "Be kind and compassionate".  I hope to put legs to that verse this year!  
1/10/2011 7:01:55 PM
Lisa H United States
Lisa H
My word for this year is based completely on my word for last year, so much so that I almost chose the same word.  I want you to see what I wrote last year and then understand my new word….
FAITHFUL:  I immediately knew my word for this year.  God started "pushing" it on me about six months ago.  He made it very clear that He is jealous of me and my attention.  We have literally been fighting about it for some time now.
You see I am empty-nested, divorced and  moved away from EVERY ONE I know for a job. I know God placed me here, but I am so lonesome for my kids (young adults they may be) and lonely for my friends who were my coworkers for 10 years.  Though they were not Christians, they were my friends. And for my husband.
Being the awesome God He is, all of my new coworkers are Christians and I attend church with some of them. I can see God's hand at work in meeting those needs.  
What is your problem then, Lisa? What’s your fight with God?
All of my new friends are married. I do not want another husband right now, so that is not it. I go to work and have friends. Then I come home and am lonely. God wants to fill that loneliness and I won’t let Him. I watch TV, read, and play on the computer. I even tried online dating. I am sure it is great for many and maybe for me, but not right now. God told me as sure as I sit here writing this that He is “Jealous of the attention I spend looking for something else to do instead of spending time with Him.” He wants me to be faithful to my commitment to Him.

Okay, sure, I will. Sorry.  Then it happened again. I was doing everything I could to fill my time and my loneliness BUT look to God. Nothing sinful or wrong just, anything to fill my time.  He got serious. He was letting me hurt. I mean hurt. Until I sobbed, crying out to Him, “Where are you? Do you not see me hurting? Have I not served you my whole life? I am so lonely, why won’t you give me someone to fill my loneliness?”
So again He tells me, “I want you to want ME to fill that loneliness. Be faithful to Me. I am jealous of the time you spend elsewhere.”

I know you think I got it that time. Here I am many times later still trying to remain FAITHFUL.
Every day, I want to be faithful to give God my attention. I know He will fill my loneliness if I just let Him. That is why FAITHFUL is my word for the year….
Since that time, God has really kept me faithful. I am happy to report that my son and his wife have moved to my town and are expecting my first grandchild March 3rd. Also I am dating a Christian man from the area. God has so blessed me, filled me with joy, and taken away my loneliness because I was faithful to Him. This year my word is COMMITTED. I am committed to my relationship with God even though He has allowed me other people to fill my loneliness. I will not forget to spend the time with Him that He so strongly desires. I am Committed!
1/11/2011 4:27:48 AM
Daniel W. United States
Daniel W.
PATRON: a person chosen, named, or honored as a special guardian, protector, or supporter.  
     This is my one word God has given me.  It reminds me daily of how I need to guard myself, my family and Gods word and will in our lives.  God give me this word and a lives purpose in law-enforcement It helps keep me focused on the things I need to do to sustain Gods will and my personal goals.  
1/11/2011 7:50:55 AM
Cheryl United States
Cheryl
My one word is "Relationship".  My desire is to develope a relationship with My Heavenly Father and not let it be a job or just religion.
1/11/2011 6:29:34 PM
Mickey United States
Mickey
Last year I made my one word "healthy."

I pondered and prayed what my word should be as I listened to KLove on the way to and from work for the better part of a week last January.  I KNEW I wanted to select one, but couldn't come up with just the right word.  Then, like most things that come from our Lord - it hit me smack in the middle of my face and was almost a "DUH!" moment when I finally opened my eyes and realized what the word should be that He was telling me.

I had started running in the spring of '09.  Like most things, my wife knew what I wanted before I did.  For Christmas of '09 she bought me a book about training for a marathon.  So obviously, in January, I had just started to realize what my wife (and God) already knew about me - that I was going to train for a marathon.

But, the word "Healthy" wasn't just about me, that was literally 1/3 of it.  Each morning from mid-January all the way through December 31 I started my prayers with the word "Healthy."

I asked God to help me strengthen my relationship with Him.  I thanked Him for opening my eyes to things that He wanted me to do to make our relationship more "healthy."

Secondly, I thanked Him for making my relationship with my wife and daughters more "healthy."  I asked Him to open my eyes in that regard, so that I could see what they needed from me as a father and a spouse.

Third, I thanked him for my personal physical health.  I asked for guidance and assistance in my running and my training as I prepped for the marathon in October.  

Around New Years, as I looked back on 2010, I could see that those prayers were answered.  I feel closer to God and to my girls.  I ran the marathon in October (and believe me, on that day We talked quite a bit as I repeated Phillipians 4:13 over and over).

As I listened to KLove this year, the word came to me much quicker for this year:  "Marathon"

Life is a marathon.  It will have ups and downs, but we need to keep the faith and keep moving forward.  Hebrews 12:1 - Let Us Run With Perseverance The Race That Is Set Before Us...  
1/12/2011 1:32:55 PM
Laura United States
Laura
I listen to K-love everyday and I heard about My One Word. So I prayed about My One Word. One day as I was talking to my preacher's wife at a skating party with our church, it came to me in our conversation. I don't really remember what we were talking about but it came to me on tha day January 1st. That One Little Word would take on so many meanings. The every next day after church I got a call that for a moment made My One Word come to life. That call was that my sister had gotten the police and children services called on her due to drug use. After not getting in touch with their father, I was in charge of taking the children who are 5 and 3. I only had them for a couple days but those couple days were so challenging. Getting one to school and someone to watch the other during the day and having my own 2 boys there made this word come to life. I cried many times. I am not the calmest person, over the years trying to control my temper is the hardest thing, it is my weakness. But i really felt God wanting me to commit to this word. CALM! Be Calm in the storm. Be calm to listen to God, to hear what he is telling me. To take a moment to look around be calm and don't sweat the small things. This Word "CALM" is My One Word.
1/14/2011 6:01:08 AM
Amber Mertens United States
Amber Mertens
My word is BENEFICIAL!  I will eat thing beneficial to my body, conversations that are beneficial to my soul, activities beneficial to my heart, book beneficial to my mind, relationships that are beneficial to my mind, body, and soul.  Most of all be beneficial to others I encounter spreading benefical words for a positive spirit, attitude, and mind-set.  Seeking beneficial guidance from the Lord and helping others to do the same! Oh, and listen to beneficial music on K-Love Smile
1/14/2011 7:26:35 AM
Lisa United States
Lisa
My word for 2011 is "memories". I am a parent of three children 11, 10, and 2. Lately I have been viewing my role as mother as a job. I have lost the joy in parenting. But I must remember that I am building memories that will last a life time. I am in charge of their memories,and I want these kids to remember the fun and peace that they felt as a child. I want them to remember that their mother and God love them no matter what happens. I also must remember that I am building my own memories. I want to remember this time in my life as enjoyable because I know I will miss it when it is gone.
1/14/2011 7:47:05 AM
Jessica United States
Jessica
My word is FOCUS.  
1/15/2011 1:06:29 PM
Becky Glagola United States
Becky Glagola
I know I'm a little late on this.. But I've been really thinking this through. I'm going to make my word "Far-sighted" speaking about looking to the future.. and not behind. I have just been delivered from a lot of things that were not Gods will for my life.. I have finally given it all to the Lord and I am now going to be "Far-sighted" and look to the future and forget the past. Because God has redeemed me!! Hallelujah!
1/16/2011 9:43:59 AM
Kristina United States
Kristina
My one word is FEAR.  It is a reminder to me that the only fear in my life should be fear or reverence of the Lord.  I have nothing to fear in this world since I am a child of God!
1/16/2011 10:17:34 AM
Sherry United States
Sherry
2011: INTENTIONAL

Intentional in my time with the Lord: in the Word, in prayer, in church participation, in ministry, in missions

Intentional in taking care of myself: what foods I eat, how I exercise, in getting more sleep

Intentional at work: in being organized, in being more efficient at the job, in being available to co-workers and clients, in time-management

Intentional in relationships: in spending quality time with family and friends, in being aware of opportunities to serve, share, and minister to others

Intentional with my finances: being aware of needs vs. wants, of not wasting, being a good steward, and in how I give (generously)

Intentional in my time: less time spent on TV and computer, less time spent working late, more time spent with the Lord and important people in my life, and making time for my health (spiritual and physical)

I want to kick the complacency and aim for the intentional in every aspect of my life this year!
1/17/2011 6:23:18 PM
J United States
J
I heard about this challenge on KLove, looked up the website, and spent lots of time considering a variety of words.  In the end, I felt a great connection to a word that at first glance seemed incredibly oversimplified: do.
D-O. How can two simple letters possibly be enough to live my life by for an entire year? I went through lists of possibilities in my head, but nothing really captured the action I wanted to take. I found that they all basically boiled down to something as simple as just "doing." I considered the words found beside it in a thesaurus: act, create, fulfill, accomplish, carry out, gain, reach. These are all things that I need in my life this year. I have been stuck in a rut of passivity for far too long, and I know that "doing" is exactly what is needed to pull myself away from that.
Perhaps even more important than the synonyms, though, are the antonyms of this powerful word: wait, hold back, stall, delay, put off, idle, give up. I have been guilty of all of these. I have been fearful of seizing the day and stepping out of my comfort zone and have thus been subjected to watching a lot of my life pass me by.
My goal for 2011 is to play a more active role in my own life. I want to DO more! I will take risks and challenge myself. I will do things that will better me personally, professionally, and spiritually. The passive route will not be an option. I do not want to be content simply with what comes to me, but pray that I will be able to take dynamic and meaningful action in order to find the life of fulfillment that God intends for me.
1/18/2011 5:28:06 AM
lisa United States
lisa
My word for the year is HOPE.The last two years have been the hardest two years of our lives. We thought we had lost everything. Due to two years of being in the hospital more than out, I was unable to keep our nice, 3 bedroom apartment. When we first moved out, I thought no big deal, I can get through this. We had two split, my 18 year old high school son we to live with a family from his school and I stayed with friends. In no time things seemed to get even worse. We ended up moving into a small travel trailer. If any one says they do not have idles, I challenge them to give them up for a month a find out. I.e. hot showers or showers for that matter. Bird baths work well, hot cup of tea anytime you want it. running water, plates, forks, cooking in something other than a microwave, etc. It's funny after the first few months of doing with out these things you once called "just material things" that you really do being to get the real meaning. The reason our word is hope, is it seemed last year all hope was gone. We had litteraly given up. Someone asked me (a Chrisitian) why would you live like this? My answer was simple, it's the only way my family can be together. It doesnt cost me anything. I am so far behind in bills, I get collection calls at least 30 times a day. You see last year my son gave up after watching me almost die twice. He became bitter and angry and turned to friends while I was in the hospital. His friends got into serious trouble and he was with them. He ended up spending time in jail. A kid who had never been in trouble before. He was bounced from house to house, hince the reason for the move into the trailer. His so called friends torched his belongs before he could retrieve them. They were bored. He lost everything, clothes, Christian CD's, books,items from his childhood, everything. Now he says he is an atheist. I know deep down he isnt. He is still that child begging and crying out for his fathers love. I am at a loss of how to help. His new friends gave him a ton of CD's. Rock, heavy metal you name it. I dont like any of it and asked him not to play it around me. For the past two days he was walking around our neighboorhood picking up cans. After bringing the third bag home I told him "why are you doing that?" This place is looking messy. I assumed it was to collect money so he could get him another pack of cigarettes that I cant buy him and told him as much. He glared at me and you could tell he was fighting back tears. He shouted I can get 3.00 for those cans. If I get a few more bags I want to replace at least one of my Christian CDS is that ok with you.  What was left of my broken heart fell apart. All he wanted to do was to get back his music. I went to throw the trash out later and he was sitting in the car listending to KLOVE crying his eyes out. At this point I usally have just enough to buy milk and bread and gas to work. So tonight I am going with him to pick up cans. It's funny that so many rush to the aid of third world countries yet we forget those in our own back yard that are struggling to hang on.I make this comment because yesterday we were filling up jugs of water when a lady passing by made the comment, geesh it's only a buck to go in side and pay for it. I know we all have judge someone before. I have. How many times have you walked past someone that had their hand out for change and thought, go get a job. Your just gonna use it for alchol. Maybe that is the case with some but not always. What the lady didnt realize is I used that dollar to buy chicken on sale for 39 cents a pound. It beat the sandwiches we usually have.I have learned never to judge anyone.What you see is not always the case. It's the underlying causes that may make that person/family feel so desperate. When you think you just can't take it one more day. God gives you reason to believe there is Hope for tomorrow. There is hope at the end of this tunnel. It all depends on your Hope and Faith in HIM, because you can not do it alone. We don't have radios to listen except on the way to work. I use interenet at work to ask for your prayers to strengthen our hope. God bless you all and know....never give up HOPE.
1/19/2011 9:28:10 AM
Tiffanie Turner United States
Tiffanie Turner
My word for 2011 is LOVE because sometimes its the hardest the for us to do unconditionally, but
its what GOD wants us to do above EVERTHING.
1/19/2011 6:56:38 PM
Alice Schenk United States
Alice Schenk
My word:  Extraordinary   ~ ♥ ~   Dare to Live an Extraordinary life "beyond what is usual, exceptional, exceeding the common measure."  One word synonyms include remarkable, amazing, marvelous, & unimaginable.  To better understand the full meaning of this inspiring word, consider it's antonyms:  common, normal, & usual.  Ponder this a moment: the opposite of extraordinary is normal!  Unless it's suppressed there's an innate desire in each of us to rise above commonness.  We yearn for the extraordinary."  (from the book: Extraordinary by John Bevere)
1/21/2011 1:15:45 PM
JL United States
JL
Rise......for me it means to rise above my flesh to be closer to what God expects of me. Rise above my selfishness and pride. To rise to the title of wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.
1/24/2011 11:02:59 AM
cherie United States
cherie
My one word for 2011 will be "open".
Open to the spirt of God. Unclosed;not shut; open eyes, open arms,open heart, open hand, open vessel, open house, open declaration, open to the treasures of divine truth.
1/24/2011 12:10:28 PM
Susan United States
Susan
"Trust" is my word for 2011.  Trust in God to lead me where HE wants me to go and to do what HE wants me to do.  Trust in the people in my life that are important to me.  Trust that all things will work out for the good for all those that believe.  Trust in the love that is currently being offered to me in my life.
1/24/2011 2:35:06 PM
Ginny United States
Ginny
My word for 2011 is "release."  

Some definitions for release:  To set free from confinement, restraint, or bondage:  To free from something that binds, fastens, or holds back; let go:   To relieve of debt or obligation:   A deliverance or liberation, as from confinement, restraint, or suffering: An authoritative discharge, as from an obligation:  An unfastening or letting go of something caught or held fast:  Relinquishment to another of a right, title, or claim

It is time to release blame, guilt, debt, control, selfishness, worry, doubt and all the things that keep me from growing closer to HIM.  It is time for me to release my obligations and assets completely to God's control.  I've always knew in my head that my possessions were His, but I'm not sure my heart has completely let some things go and my actions have not always followed.  So here we go 2011, it's time to let it all go and release it into God's hands and His control.  I can not be the servant or steward He wants me to be until I release it all to Him.
1/24/2011 5:09:20 PM
Susan Hebert United States
Susan Hebert
I have my word for 2011 and it is SERVICE.  I want to help more outside my church as well as in my church.  God Bless
1/24/2011 11:18:28 PM
Roy Balderaz United States
Roy Balderaz
My one word for 2011: SYNC. To conform to the will of God as He molds me. To be in perfect SYNC with the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
1/25/2011 4:03:04 AM
Michelle Smith United States
Michelle Smith
I was listening to your show one day & you were talking about the One Word for 2011 & I thought, how can you chose one word for the year?  So, I just brushed it off.  The following weekend I was at church & the pastor's service brought to mind what you all were talking about and that One Word!  So, I decided that my One Word would be "consistency."  I've been very inconsistent throughout my life & am choosing, with God's help, to be "consistent" this year & follow through on what I do.  Thank you for your positive & encouraging words!!  I look forward to listening consistently to your station for years to come!
1/25/2011 5:35:53 AM
laura United States
laura
My word for this year is "surrender"! So often I struggle trying to control everything and it leaves me exhausted. This year I want to remember to surrender everything to God after all since he managed to create a whole world in 7 days, he shouldn't have a problem handling my life and it's issues.  
Surrendering to God leaves me free to grow spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Surrender doesn't mean I do nothing but that I do the footwork and let God handle the results.
1/25/2011 12:15:46 PM
Kirsten Tonik United States
Kirsten Tonik
Kirsten Tonik  
I am taking the ONE WORD project a step further this year. Instead of just praying and focusing on one word for myself, I am also going to pray one word over my husband and 2 young sons this year.

My ONE WORD for 2011 is Rise.
I want to rise to every ocassion God sets in front of me. I want to rise above my expectations for my life - to be at God's expectations. To better myself and my life - accept NO limits.

The word I am praying over my husband this year is EMBRACE. I am praying that he will embrace who he is- who he has become. I am praying that he will embrace God...embrace faith...recieve it and bloom in 2011!

The word I am praying over my sons is SHINE. I want them to shine with all the glorious faith and light our God has placed within them. To be so bright that not one can ignore the love of Christ seen within them.  Smile
1/25/2011 6:46:35 PM
Ngozi United States
Ngozi
Everyday when i get in the car at 7:15 a.m. to go drop my brother off at school then go to school, I hear you guys on K-Love. I have been thinking and praying about my word for 2011. While i was thinking and praying i hadn't even realized that God was putting song lyrics in my head and showing me my word for 2011. The word i have picked for 2011 is: Love <3. God has shown me love in so many ways and I should show love to everyone around me. In Bible Class we talked about loving others and how if we say we "hate" others and love God, we are merely tricking ourselves. God made us to love him and be loved by him and by loving others, I am loving God. <3
1/26/2011 12:30:34 PM
Amber United States
Amber
My word is Overcome... I have already overcome so much in my life in the last 2 years... I was told I would never have children and needed a hysterectomy and I hit the lowest point of my life. 2 weeks before my appointment to schedule surgery I found out I was pregnant. After 7 miscarriages I was bracing for the miscarriage I knew would come, but I now have a happy healthy 17 month old... He was so determined to prove that he wasn't coming early he was born a day late... God knew what I needed and when I needed it. I rededicated my life to christ on the day of my son's dedication. He was 6 weeks old then. I have come through many more things and I know that even through all of my shortfalls that God was there with me through the prayers of my friends and family. I am extremely blessed and I can and will overcome any obstacle satan throws at me.
1/26/2011 5:55:52 PM
Emily United States
Emily
I have been thinking about my word for 2011 since I heard about it on K-Love three weeks ago. I have decided on a word finally. I was stuck between confidence and beauty. I chose the word "Confidence". Then I realized that when you have confidence, "Beauty" comes later. So my focus for the year is confidence. I have always struggled with that until I started continually listening to K-Love. God is good and so are the people that support K-Love. I don't know where I would be if I didn't have your radio station.
1/27/2011 6:34:07 AM
norita United States
norita
My word for 2011 is Passion...
1/27/2011 6:51:42 AM
Nataliy United States
Nataliy
TRUST... Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6
1/27/2011 7:15:55 AM
Olivia United States
Olivia
God just whispered my word to me this morning: near
I often forget how near He is to me.
1/27/2011 3:01:54 PM
Kate United States
Kate
i picked my word this morning when out of nowhere mercyme's song "here with me" came into my head and i started singing "here in this moment i surrender" --so there it is: SURRENDERED. I was raised a R.Catholic, but i never found satisfaction with my faith because i simply never took the time to read the bible or find out exactly what i believed in. I was a false prophet..until recently when a Christian in my life opened up my mind and heart to the truth, to finding out what The Truth is. and ever since then i have been improving my life, by giving up going to parties, (and im a college student) and by dedicating my life to a life that is One with God. So this year, my first year of being a true, good Christian, i want to surrender myself to Jesus, to walk with him..and forget the false things in life, to get rid of them and the traditions that get in the way. i want to be surrendered to His Love.
1/27/2011 6:31:03 PM
Rocky Grant United States
Rocky Grant
My one word for the New Year.  Prayer.  I want to thank all of you for your words of encouragement and your devotion to our God.  May God bless KLOVE and it's employees for your faith and ministry to us.  Thank you.

Rocky Grant
Amarillo, Tx
1/28/2011 6:51:15 AM
Karen McSwain United States
Karen McSwain
Medatating - to always be thinking of God in everything I do.
1/28/2011 6:57:24 AM
Valerie Kumra United States
Valerie Kumra
My 2010 word was "GLORIFY".  It weaved through my entire year as God worked in my life after breaking my heart for India in 2009.  Totally unqualified and ineperienced, I prepared a large fundraiser for clean water in India (Wells for Life). I had never done anything like that before and it was so successful that I needed reminding me always to point back to Him.  For it is only Him that works through me, and of myself I could have achieved nothing.

This year, after weeks of prayer, I have been given "LIVING SACRIFICE".  I actually thought this could not be right and tried to tell God that very thing.  "This is TWO words, God.  I didn't ask for TWO words!". Frankly, I wasn't sure I wanted such a tall order for 2011.  But then, I walked into church a half hour early and saw on the big screens "Living Sacrifice".  I was the only one in the sanctuary.  So through those two words being revealed and being led to Romans 12 again and again, I see the greater purpose for my life.  Not only that, but I now have a specific outline.  Amazing really, because now we are preparing the same fundraiser on a larger scale so we can provide a mobile medical unit to half a million Indian's who suffer.  

Smile  Praise God!  He knows our hearts and He gave us a purpose and supplied us with specific instructions on how to achieve it!

Love one another, as I have loved you.

1/28/2011 7:20:39 AM
Jillian Schloffel United States
Jillian Schloffel
My word for 2011 is "SURRENDER"

Having FAITH that all is exactly the way it is supposed to be and surrendering to that....

Not easy, but so worthy!

Love you all at K-Love! <3
1/28/2011 7:35:01 AM
Mike Dubala United States
Mike Dubala
  My word for 2011 is "DEEPER!" I need to get deeper into God's word.
  So far, 2011 has been a "GOOD" year for my wife and our family. WE are going to have our 1st Granchild, a boy will be born in April of this year.
  Financially, we are BETTER off this year too! We have been giving more at Church.
1/28/2011 9:42:55 AM
Samantha United States
Samantha
I prayed for my word also in hope to find a word from the Lord. MORE. I was listening to a song and the word touched me. I don't know what the Lord has in store for me by telling me my word is "more". But I am anxious to see through this year how the word "more" will apply to me.

God Bless You,
Samantha
1/29/2011 6:33:27 AM
Beth Pugh United States
Beth Pugh
God's word for me for 2011 is a completely odd word. I would have never picked it for myself. For a few days, I had been thinking about what should be my word. Sadly, I picked a word last year and never gave it a second thought. I didn't want that to be the case this year, so I prayed about it. On the way to work, as I was praying, I had an old country song stuck in my head. It was, "I Want You to Burn." As I was praying, I remembered to pray for the word. It was as if God spoke to me and let me know that my word had to be BURN. I want to BURN for Him this year. Fire spreads as it burns and I want this fire that's burning inside of me to spread like wild fire to all those around me. I want them to BURN for God, too.
1/29/2011 6:02:27 PM
Dee United States
Dee
I was hit by a semi truck while on vacation in Louisiana, the semi truck hit me and my then fiancee from behind,  pushed us up underneath another semi truck in front of us. The highway patrolman told me in the ER that i should have been decapitated but the seats had been pushed all the way backwards and we were both laying back in the seat.  When I had came to consciousness, i was being helped from the truck by ambulance drivers, firefighters & police women & men.  I had to be cut out with the jaws of life, my leg had been caught by the transmission of the truck which had come up through the floorboard of the truck and the dashboard had went downward, crushing my leg.  I should have died along with my fiancee that day, but God blessed me and allowed me to live.  I was hospitalized almost 2 months, I'm still going through surgeries for a detached retina that happened 2 yrs afterwards.  I've had 2 achilles tendon surgeries to save my leg, rotor cuff damage, damge to my back & neck.  I should have died but God allowed me to live, to give testimony & be able to give HIM the glory of surviving.  I had been living away from Him for 2 yrs after meeting my financee, I turned from christianity, & living for God to living for myself and thinking I was having a good time.  Little did I know that I had broken my covenant with God and though I did, HE still loved me enough to allow me a 2nd chance & since April 19, 2008, I have been living for God & going back to church.  I am not living in sin any longer, I turned to God and church and people surrounding me full of God's love and promises. My exfiancee turned to the world, as he had been before, he blasphems God for the condition of our lives.  He came out with a broken kneecap which he had surgery on but he never would give God the glory.  I know without a shadow of a doubt that angels encamped around me, helping me while the people worked to keep me alive that day.  There were pictures taken from the police doing their job of documenting the wreck and on the side of the small truck I was in, sandwiched in between 2 semi trucks, was the right side where I was located....everything else on that small F10 truck was demolished and crushed, but the side where i was shows a smooth side as if God or one of his angels stood to protect me from death.  No one who saw the pictures could understand the unblemished side but I knew without a doubt that God was with me that morning, He's still standing with me.  He allowed me to live so that I could show others that the Love He gives to us is real, if we believe in His grace and mercy, we have to know that His love is real.  I've been chastized and brought to my knees countless times since the accident, but I am still trying to work full time after 30 yrs of working at a air force base, I am still able to go to work, I am still able to drive and i am still able to worship and sing and give praise to God for allowing me this second chance.  I am truly living my life now for God and not for myself.  
1/29/2011 6:42:21 PM
Dee United States
Dee
My word for 2011 is CLARITY.  Dictionary says clarity is clearness, brightness, splendor.  Job 33:3 says "my words shall be the uprightness of my heart; and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly."  I want God to clearly show me what needs to be done in my life, to help others, to be able to read the bible, to understand what i am to do with my life.  There are things that need resolved in my life and i need clarity in how to handle whatever adversity comes my way.
1/30/2011 3:21:32 PM
Mary Ellen United States
Mary Ellen
My word for 2011 is Stable
1/31/2011 7:30:07 AM
Patty Sneesby United States
Patty Sneesby
My word is endurance, specifically patient endurance, from Hebrews 10:36 (NLT) "Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's will". My daughter, who struggles with bi-polar moved in 2 years ago to have a baby. She had purposely gotten pregnant, but when it didn't work out with baby's father she was going to get (another) abortion. I talked her out of it and have a beautiful, feisty granddaughter. My daughter moved back to Florida in Oct of 2009, and married the father 2 months later, but he left in January so I brought the baby back to my house. Mother bought her back the Florida a month later, and a another month later brought her back to me. Baby stayed here and six months later daughter moved in too. She is not at all happy here is makes sure everyone knows. Baby is 22 months and happy and mostly fun! Daughter is mostly difficult.
1/31/2011 9:45:34 AM
Michelle United States
Michelle
I did some praying and the Lord gave me the word Closer. I want to be closer to him this year. Then I thought about it and realized that I am driving my daughter to school 25 miles away everyday. It takes me 1 hour and 15 minutes each time. So about 2 1/2 hours everyday. I haul my 3 yo son and 11 month old son with me. I am a SAHM and I've always wanted to send my kids to a Christian school. So we really want to move closer to our church and her school. We plan on putting our house on the market this spring and I'm trying to have hope that it will sell and I've been doing alot of praying. So I thought that the Lord gave me the perfect word for me this year. I want to be closer to him and through my trials this year to stay focused on him and his will for me and my family.
1/31/2011 11:55:44 AM
Kelli Brooks United States
Kelli Brooks
Okay...It has taken me all month, but I have finally picked my word.  My word for 2011 is renew.  The official definition is to make like new: restore to freshness, vigor or perfection Regenerate; Revive.  My prayer for this past month has been for the Holy Spirit to be renewed in me.  Throughout this year, I plan to revive my relationship with God.  I want the Lord to renew me; my faith; and my perception of life!
1/31/2011 4:33:20 PM
Stefani Fletcher United States
Stefani Fletcher
My word is FREEDOM... for over 20 years I have been a slave to so many people and praise God for my "Aunt" Sherry and her Journey to Grace written by God through her... This year is my year of FREEDOM! Jesus said "I am the way, I am the Truth, and I am the life... And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you FREE! I will be free and I will have a name and I will be worth something because Jesus said I am! And He is everything I need! Thank you, Jesus, for your sweet FREEDOM!
1/31/2011 8:04:05 PM
Alicia Reeves United States
Alicia Reeves
It has taken me all month to decide on my one word. I didnt really start thinking it thru until tonight though. After a simple prayer and searching God's word, I chose the word "TREASURE"
Exodus 19:5 says"Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine." This year I desire to become a treasure unto God. I long to find favor with Him. I desire a chance to earn God's trust...God is my number one Treasure! I have placed Him within the treasure chest of my heart and locked His love within me. I pray that as i journey thru the year of 2011 that i will learn to treasure every moment God grants me and that I will store up many treasures in heaven. I seek to sit at the feet of Jesus and Treasure His Spirit that Moveth in me!
2/1/2011 12:35:00 PM
Terri Denison United States
Terri Denison
I've been listening to KLOVE for some time now. I find strength and encouragement by not only the music, but the stories of others.

As KLOVE has promoted the pick a word - I become inspired by some of those that called in and shared their "word". However, I was not even thinking about doing it myself. I was pretty sure I wasn't. Because I have other things that I wanted/needed to focus on.

Well out of the blue one night (at home, no radio - just a regular evening) - I thought "forward". I said to myself, "now where did that come from?" I shrugged it off and went on about the night. The next morning, I'm listening to KLOVE again and I think "forward".

I have recently come back to my daily relationship with Christ - seeking to place Him first and above all others/things. This was God speaking to me and telling me-
Move FORWARD in your relationship with me.
Look FORWARD in your marriage (we've been stuggling with reconnecting since we are empty nesters).
Pay it FORWARD to those less fortunate than you.
Continue FORWARD on your weight loss journey (now using Made to Crave to help me each the ultimate satisfaction)
and so on and on...Guess even though I didn't want a word - God said I did! Thank you Lord for my word. I look FORWARD to the day I join His glorious kingdom and meet Jesus face to face.
Thank you KLOVE for continuing to share your faith and those of others -
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