Mar 22 2011

My One Word for 2011 ...

Did you pick your "One Word" for 2011 - and if so, has it affected your life/career/decisions/journey?  Share your word and story...

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1/31/2011 3:55:40 AM
Gerryann McWhirt United States
Gerryann McWhirt
My one word is obedient. This year I want to work on being obedient to God's word and letting him be the one completely in control of my life. I haven't been obedient and I need to be. He is the love of my life and I need him to lead me in the way he wants not the way I want. Life would be smoother if I were Obedient to the Lord and his word.
1/31/2011 4:07:26 AM
Kayla Yow United States
Kayla Yow
My word for the year 2011 is "Compassion."  I want to have compassion in my heart, the same way that Jesus did.  I am a very loving person, but I want to fully give myself to God for HIM to use me for HIS purpose.  I want to give unconditionally without thoughts that I will be hurt in the process, because I know that as long as I am doing the Lord's will, He will take care of me financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
1/31/2011 4:12:19 AM
Sarah Pius United States
Sarah Pius
I struggled to pick just one word because there's so many areas of my life I need to improve!  But the one word that kept coming back to me is 'discipline'  If I would just ask God for discipline (because that's where self-control comes from) I will be able to accomplish all that He has for me!!!  Smile

discipline = continence, restraint, self-command, self-containment, self-control, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, willpower
1/31/2011 4:19:31 AM
Tammi United States
My one word...and I looked it up to make sure it was a one word is "overcome." I thought about surrender, but when I saw the definition of overcome I knew that is what I needed."After a tough battle, they overcame the enemy." You will see why..... I picked this word because for years I have struggled with feeling like i was losing control. I had parents that felt like they had to control everything I did and said even into my marriage and my children. One day I had a nervous breakdown and out of nowhere I started battling an eating disorder. It wasn't about losing weight, although I lost a tremendous about of weight, it was about control. It was the only thing I could control. I felt like my life was spinning out of control and my marriage but this one thing I controlled. I have struggled with this for 15 years. I know and I believe God is incontrol over I am going to "overcome" this struggle by giving it completely to God...because I all I am doing is hiding and making a mess and I can't have complete fellowship until I can overcome this. I know by God's grace I can. I want Him to be in control of my life not me! I am going to win the battle and "overcome" the enemy!!!
1/31/2011 4:23:28 AM
paula schober United States
paula schober
my one word is "LIVE"

over the last few years i've been divorced, bonkruptcy, moved three times, fell into a depression and through this i have not really done anything except for the day to day mundane things of life. my son is the one who suffers the most because of this. so, i have decided to "LIVE" every day! we are only given one life and i would hate to miss out on anything! so, i will take my son to the museums, to the track, out to eat, bouncy house, chuck e cheeses, bowling, movies, and lots more! my son is my pride and i want him to enjoy life and live as well!
1/31/2011 4:26:46 AM
Charlotte United States
My word is warm.  It has three layers to it: body, soul, and spirit.  I had a low body temperature for several years due to an under active thyroid.  I started taking potassium iodide and selenium at the end of last year and it has warmed me up to normal.  That has been a huge relief, so now I am warm physically.  More importantly, though, I want my soul to be warm - to be more friendly, kind, cheerful and helpful so that people feel good when I'm around.  And MOST importantly, I want to warm up in my relationship with God.  God is calling me to this - I really think He planted the word "warm" in my thoughts a few weeks ago when I was listening to Eric talk about this concept.  I'm grateful and excited God gave me the word "warm" - I'm looking forward to God healing me from that which had made me cold and hard-hearted and to instead being more in love with God.  He has already begun!  Smile  
1/31/2011 4:43:04 AM
Cindy United States

My one word is "Hope". My husband died 5 yrs ago &, though I have carried on with what would appear to be a "normal" life, I have been hopeless since. Even as a serious Jesus girl for most of my life, I walked away from God & found myself in a very desolate place. Through the help of a very compassionate & insightful pastor, finding "Made To Crave" to address, yet again, my lifelong love affair with food,and having a relentless God Who never lets go, hope has been restored to me.
1/31/2011 4:44:10 AM
Jody United States
My word is better....I want to concentrate on being better!  Better at not procastinating on projects at work, better at decluttering things at home, better at letting go of things I cannot control, a better mom, a better wife, a better friend, and listener, a better eater, and exersier, better at not being so critical of myself, better money saver not spender, a better ME!
1/31/2011 5:14:47 AM
Robin Willie United States
Robin Willie
My one word is renew - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new. Every day is a new day with new challenges, opportunities, smiles, and tears. I have 4 step children, 4 dogs, and a lot of situations that can be stumbling blocks or stepping stones. I want to renew myself daily in my walk with Jesus, my relationship with my husband and children, and in my motivation for work and excercise. By the end of the year I will be a new God-fearing woman and will hopefully be more like the woman described at the end of Proverbs 31.
1/31/2011 5:35:36 AM
Jaclyn Smith United States
Jaclyn Smith
My word is contentment. I had a really rough year last year and I let my circumstances control my emotions. I was on an emotional roller coaster last year and I felt like I had no control over how I felt. This year, regardless of my circumstances, I want to be in a constant state of contentment with my Jesus. No matter what happens this year, I have Jesus, so I want to be content with him and him alone. Smile
1/31/2011 5:36:27 AM
Erin United States
My word for 2011 is "DISCOVER." Throughout this year I hope to discover new and amazing ways that God wants to use me for His will and seek Him more so that He and I can have an even closer and intimate relationship. Also this year, I would like to discover more about myself and find the strength within me to overcome struggles using my relationship with God and putting more energy in discovering Him than food. I hope to discover new ways to love myself and increase my love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I will keep my mind clear and my heart open to God so that I can discover whatever it is He intends to send my way this year.
1/31/2011 5:36:36 AM
Andy United States
My word is "Conduit".  I want to be a conduit through which God speaks words of life, and a conduit does not add anything excessive to the flow or the circuit and does not quench it .  It is merely the vessel through which electric or water life passes through.  I want to be that conduit for God whereby His love and power flow through me to others and then the glory goes back to God and comes full circuit, and in the process I will find life.  Thank you Klove for the challenge and help keep me accountable. Amen.
1/31/2011 5:36:39 AM
Carrie Mayenschein United States
Carrie Mayenschein
My one word for this year is focus. We are going through some challenges right now. We are not for sure where God is leading us. My family and I just need to focus on him and everything else will fall into place. Our challenges won't seem so challenging if we just focus on Christ.
1/31/2011 5:37:16 AM
Anna United States
Polish! I was praying for a word last week & that came out of nowhere and by nowhere I actually mean from the mouth of God. I know it's from Him. I heard Him telling me that I'm already precious to Him, I just need to be polished. Ive always been very resistant to teaching & criticism but this year, I'm going to let the Lord use others in my life to polish me until I shine even more brightly for Him!
1/31/2011 5:38:15 AM
Cathy Wells United States
Cathy Wells
My One Word for 2011 is NEAR
meaning:  With or in a close relationship.  closley related by kinship or association; intimate.  this is my year to draw NEARER to God and diligently seek Him in all aspects of my life.  
1/31/2011 5:39:16 AM
Kathy United States
My One Word for this year is Commit. When I commit to do things that concern church, small groups my life in general I just can't seem to follow through. I feel like a failure to myself and God. This year I want to commit my life to God and become a worthy servant.
1/31/2011 5:40:12 AM
Ashley United States
I have struggled in the past few years to erase the abusive x-husband issues that I still deal with. so my word for this year is QUITTER. I am going to make this a positive word for my year. I am going to quit letting those bad memories drag me down and be the person GOD wants me to be.
1/31/2011 5:40:18 AM
Julia Canada
My word is "purpose". I chose this word because I think God has been teaching me to remember the true purpose of my life - to glorify Him, know Him, enjoy Him, that He would be first in my life over all other things. Sometimes its so easy to caught up in other things - school, work, day-to-day stresses, that I forget who I am and why I'm here. I hope that this year I will realize my true purpose in life, and learn to live purposefully  - and that this will overflow into all areas of living so that I can genuinely love God and those around me.
1/31/2011 5:40:33 AM
Kathy United States
My one word is diligent - active, careful, weariless, be wakeful,  - in being diligent in being a better steward of what the Lord has blessed me with - my home, at work, in relationships - basically in many facets of my life.  With His help this will happen!
1/31/2011 5:41:19 AM
Tom Wood United States
Tom Wood
My One Word for 2011 is 'Restore'.  
1/31/2011 5:41:35 AM
Christie King United States
Christie King
My word for 2011 is clarity. This year God wants me to hear him through all the choas in my life. I prayed about this word and it is from God. He also gave a scripture Psalm 32:8. God is amazingly awesome and I am so glad he loves me.This is my first year doing this word for the year and I love it.Can't wait to see what's in store for my relationship with God..Thanks
1/31/2011 5:43:11 AM
Julie United States
  My word is "Priority"  I work many hours as a medical records contract coder and live on a farm with my husband and 8 year old daughter ( not a 9-5 lifestyle).  I have the burning desire for a closer relationship with our Savior and an unquenchable thirst for more God. With all my personal responsibilities, I feel, I have to do, I don't seem to have enough time to go to evening church services or even for fellowship.  I listen to sermons on line all through out the day and personal devotions but still crave more.   I am using PRIORITY to remind me that God comes first then family then work.  I really think that if I get my Priority straight, the rest will fall into place.  I am such a Martha and striving to be a Mary.
1/31/2011 5:43:50 AM
gina United States
My one word is trust. I guess that's a lot of peoples words around this time but its been speaking to me for a while; at school, at home, at church.
Ill be going into college next fall and I've been anxious about everything that comes with it. So God has been challenging me to trust Him throughout all my trials.
I want to strengthen my trust in God to provide and protect through all things.
1/31/2011 5:45:10 AM
Joe Doyle United States
Joe Doyle
My word came to me saturday night, I prayed for it to be revealed to me and the word that I recieved was "FREE" It fits my life as I'm going through a divorce (not my wishes)so soon I'll be free of a failed marriage. Hopefully I can be free from debt this coming year? I'm also have been freed from spiritual death through Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross for me. I'm free to make mistakes as I stumble and fail forward this coming year.
Here is the meaning of the word free........
1/31/2011 5:47:54 AM
Erich M United States
Erich M
My word is redeem. I have had some recent struggles with my Christian walk, not wanting to go to church, dabbling in things I should not, using language that is not glorifying to God, etc. Having four children that look up to me, and realizing that God has a purpose for me, and if I do not follow him, He cannot fulfill His purpose through me. One of the songs we sing a church is "Ain't No Rock" which references Luke 19:40 which says, “'I tell you,' he replied, 'if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.'” I do not want rock to cry out because I don't glorify our Lord. So, I want to allow God to redeem me from my prodigal ways and if I allow Him to do that, I will allow Him to redeem others through my witness. By the way, the KLOVE 30 day challenge has helped me with this goal.
1/31/2011 5:48:23 AM
Michelle United States
My one word is new.  New for my new nephew who is now 2 weeks old, and new for the new job I will hopfully find very soon.  New for new priorities and new depths of relationship with the Lord.  New for a new lifestyle and new health. This is going to be a year of new beginnings for me and hopefully the first time I have felt strong and healthy since my youth.
1/31/2011 5:49:22 AM
Faith United States
My one word is my name, Faith. Throughout this past week I have really been tested in my faith with many difficult situations in my life, but God has revealed to me that I was given the name "Faith" for a reason. I feel like my life purpose revolves around my faith in God to carry me through the difficult times and stand next to me even when I feel alone. So, I want to be someone with unshakeable faith; someone who knows without a doubt that God is in control. But more than that, I recently discovered a new definition of the word: "To have faith in God is not knowing that God exists or knowing that He will act, rather it is that the one with faith will act with firmness toward God's will." I want to continually act with firmness towards God's will for me in my life, even if that means following Him to the ends of the earth, I want to have the faith to pursue Him wherever He leads me.
1/31/2011 5:49:34 AM
kimberly bucy United States
kimberly bucy
My one word for the year is : "MANA" !

God feed the Iseralites daily with mana and if we can't maintain a healthy body without "feeding" it daily than why do we think our spirit will thrive on only feeding it on Sundays.  I am committing to "feeding" on HIS word DAILY! Even if it's just for a few moments. He'll be there! Thanks for helping me feed my spirit thru the music you play.

Kimberly - Dayton Ohio
1/31/2011 5:51:45 AM
Tammy McIntire United States
Tammy McIntire
My word is GRACE. I have been thinking about what word I wanted to pick,and decided to leave it alone and let God pick my word. My son was ill and I was up late with him last week. When all was quiet, it hit me literally like a ton of bricks. Grace! It is not a word I would have picked because it is one that I don't think of as much.I was thinking "love" "joy" "peace" "hope" or "compassion".God is funny, he picked a challenge for me.I do not know how he meant it- I may need more grace, He may want me to feel or learn more of his grace, or maybe he wants me to work on thanking him more. It is more likely all three, and then some.We will see.I am so excited that KLove has brought this challenge to us! I appreciate the opportunity it has given me to be a better Christian and to get closer to Him!
1/31/2011 5:54:17 AM
Maria United States
Calm (noun) a situation of complete peace and quiet, with no noise, trouble, or anxiety.  I don't know what God has in store for me this year but the one word that kept coming to mind is calm. I can only be calm in the midst of all the storms in this life if I depend on GOD. I look forward to the peace he will provide. He who calmed the raging waters can bring calm to my crazy hectic life.  
1/31/2011 5:55:34 AM
Lynda S United States
Lynda S
My word this year is INVESTED.  I want to be invested more in my relationship with God and my family.  I want to be invested in ALL areas and not be lukewarm!
1/31/2011 5:57:47 AM
Dennis United States
My one word is "victory". I searched the meaning of several words I'd written down and victory really stood out to me. After so many personal defeats in my life I want to to know what it feels like to be victorious for a change. This year I want to give my best and be my best for God, my family, and my community. In doing so, I hope to achieve "success in overcoming [any] difficult situation or [any] obstacle" as stated in the dictionary (emphasis mine). In 2011, I want to achieve victory in Jesus!
1/31/2011 6:00:47 AM
Tina United States
My one word is "filter". My husband and I have long joked about this...putting a filter b/t our brain and our mouth. So that is my word for 2011~I am taking it seriously. I want to stop and think about my words, run thru the God-Filter and sift out the ones that are hurtful or are not lifting others up.
1/31/2011 6:07:34 AM
Allison Arnold United States
Allison Arnold
My word is "Calm". I am a full time mom, wife, student and employee. To top it all off I am very high strung.  I need to be calm in all ways of my life.
1/31/2011 6:11:01 AM
Susann United States
My word for 2011 is "Transform".  I want God to transform me into the a servant for Him.  I don't want to be "who I once was".  I want to be truly and forever changed.  And then I want Him to use me so that other people can also know His wonderful, amazing, powerful love and be transformed.
1/31/2011 6:12:50 AM
Donna Zappala United States
Donna Zappala
It has been extremely challenging to select just ONE word to represent the growth that is needed.  After much introspection and prayer, my word is:  EMBRACE!  Already I have many thoughts about what this will mean to me:
1)  Embrace my husband, his children, my family more
2)  Embrace changes in my life, my church, my job
3)  Embrace - to become engaged and involved in those opportunities around me.

I look forward to all that our Lord is going to show me about this word and how He will use it to prune me, to grow me, to humble me!

God Bless all at KLove...keep up the good work!
1/31/2011 6:15:21 AM
Chris Ingman United States
Chris Ingman
My one word in Faithfullness.  As life continues to become more challenging and certainties in life have become uncertain, I find that I am now being challenged to remain faithful in Him who really is the only certain part of my life.  I have been an active member of my church for over 10 years now in some kind of ministry just 6 months after what I call my conversion experience.  I have been involved in religious freedom, a Deacon, an Elder, a treasurer, a teacher and preached as well.  It's not so hard to share God's word among God's family and within the church walls, but I feel I am being asked to do more than that now.  I am being asked to share Him whenever I can and glorify His wonderful love.  He has watched over me these past 10 years, preserved my family in a head on car accident on the freeway and many things I don't have time to list.  He has given me, the ultimate shy guy, the ability to get up and preach a sermon, or teach a lesson in church.  This was not from any ability that I possessed, but only by His faithful Spirit was I able to do these things.  Now my job is being threatened by outsourcing to another country, my mom has been fighting cancer(who lives with us), I just lost my brother and facing uncertain times leaves me trembling at times.  I know what He has done for me, and I know that He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it.  As I am being distracted by all the uncertainties I want to be faithful in my beliefs.  I just happened to notice your scripture for today is Heb. 11:6.  That just confirmed to me how I need to unconditionally trust in Him who loves me more than I know and who's ways are far beyond my ways.  Faithfullness, in this I can find peace I  know, and I am looking forward to a year of trusting and knowing that God will not abandon me.  I choose to be faithful, and my prayer is that by His grace, mercy and power, I can practice what I have been teaching and preaching for the past few years inside my 'own little world', and with my Christian family and friends.  
1/31/2011 6:17:07 AM
jason United States

to help others in need and to get help when i'm in need.
1/31/2011 6:19:06 AM
Charmel United States
My word is: EMBRACE

It took me quite some time to pick a word, more so maybe I have been running from it and not embracing it.  This word fits me because I believe God is telling to embrace not only my present or future but also my past. When I looked up this word it even ministered to me even more.
Definition: 1. to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug.
2. to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea.
3. to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity.
4. to adopt .
5. to take in with the eye or the mind.
6. to encircle; surround; enclose.
7. to include or contain:
Thank You all for this opportunity to help me to really listen and get intuned with God on a different level.
1/31/2011 6:21:27 AM
Brandi Johnson United States
Brandi Johnson
The word I have chosen to be my word this year is Patience.  I am a wife, step-mom of 4, and I work part-time as a bank teller. One always needs patience when working with the public. Smile  Last year, I lost two of the most important people in my father in April and my only sister in October. Patience will help me listen for God's voice and help me in my everyday life, as well as getting through my grief.
1/31/2011 6:21:33 AM
katrina United States
My story for 'of' my word in 2011.
A little window into last year....Nov 12 of 2009 I was first diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson Disease(YOPD).  Jan 27, 2010 it was confirmed, yes, I had YOPD.  They told me no matter my age I would always be considered Young Onset PD(I like the young part. Smile  Last year was so full of wonderful events, my daughter graduated from high school my son from college.  On nov 6 my son was married to his soul mate oh, and my husband turn 50 three days after the wedding.  

God has blessed me with a wonderful supportive family and friend and especial blessed me with my husband/soul mate Kelly!  

I have known from Jan 2010 that God knew me before I was even born and he has prepared me for this and HE WILL be with me, and my husband, every step of the way. 2010 stared with my head trying to wrap around this new diagnoses... my learning how to cope with my 'new' normal....and 2010 moved to many wonderful blessings!

At present I do not know what will come in 2011...there are no huge life events planned....but I do know 2011 will be good!  

My word for 2011 is SEEKING...............
SEEKING God's guidance.  SEEKING what HE wants FOR me a-n-d OF me.  I have this inward desire to help people, to know how God wants to use this bump in my road for good! I feel this down to the depths of toes and especially in my heart.  I wish He could give it to me in 'neon' but God doesn't use much 'neon' these days. heehee

I am SEEKING God's I can help in this world.  How I can make a difference.  
I pray my eyes and heart be open to what ever HE wants of me.  
I am ever SEEKING to know you God and to hear follow you.... to seek guidance in my life and to give my service to you.
I am here God please use me to bless your world.
love from your daughter, Katrina Allison

p.s. sorry for the novel.  my friends always tell me I write novels in my emails.  

1/31/2011 6:28:41 AM
Tracey United States
My one word is "BREATHE". This word is a trigger word for me. It helps me to: get quiet, be still, relax, be calm, remember to pray, be at peace and trust that God is there to help me.  
1/31/2011 6:29:38 AM
Stephen Mangiameli United States
Stephen Mangiameli
My wife, Erin, and I both chose the word PRAYER.  We've been married now for 14 years (Jan. 19th), have 4 children, and have lived most of that time on a single income.  We've weathered moves across the country, numerous job changes, a looooong layoff in 2001/2002 after 9/11, and so many other challenges together.  Sometimes I wonder if it's sheer stubbornness that gets us through, but I know better.  There is a God in heaven who knows both of us intimately and is practically begging, it seems, for us to come to Him and just ask for what we need!

So we've chosen PRAYER.  All too often I find myself worrying about a problem or celebrating a victory and forgot to take either to God.  Not in my power, but in His - I need to remember this, to always pray.  We want to be in continual prayer to thank God for his many, many blessings we so often overlook.  We want to praise God for his favor, his strength, his mercy, and his compassion.  And finally, we want to ask God for all the things we want and desire, for our lives.  

So the word PRAYER is a way to strengthen a part of my spiritual life that has been weak and a way to focus that life on Jesus to the point this world fades out of focus and He stands alone.
1/31/2011 6:31:54 AM
Bonnie A. Moya United States
Bonnie A. Moya
Obedience is depth and not skimming the surface. Does the actions of your obedience match the obedience in ur heart. Desiring to be obedient isn't the same as being obedient. Obedience is a choice and not a gift that is given. Hard lesson learned but better to get checked by the Almighty Teacher, than not get checked at all. There is always deeper and more, never settle for the victory you've won in each area of your life.

My word for the year is Obedience. Its time to stop being afraid and go deeper to the unknown when he calls.
1/31/2011 6:33:00 AM
Gina United States
My word is "secure." After a difficult year in 2010, I want to focus on finding my security in God and feeling confident in Him and His plan for me. I want to feel secure in myself through Him in 2011.
1/31/2011 6:38:41 AM
Kate Valiente United States
Kate Valiente
My word is PROACTIVE. In my core I am a very lazy person, but that doesn't help a person to b e successful in any situation! The area where this is most evident is most evident is in consequences- and how often I've prayed to be freed from them, particularly the consequences of being lazy. I commit to proactivity in my life- even at times when I am unmotivated and feeling like a slug. I can only control myself, my words, and my actions- and I will reign those things in.
1/31/2011 6:39:17 AM
Erlinda United States
1/31/2011 6:40:25 AM
Natalie United States
My word is trust. I've always had a very independent, do it myself kind of attitude, yet I always feel stressed out and upset when things don't turn out how I think they should. This year, as I'm starting a new job, marriage, and wanting to grow in my relationship with God, I know my word needs to be trust. I will trust God to provide for me, to guide me, to discpline me, and to lead me always.
1/31/2011 6:41:01 AM
amy martin United States
amy martin
my word for the year is "MOVE"

so often we get complacent in one part of our life or another.  for this year, i'm going to attempt to make sure that i am "moving" in all parts of my life - moving closer to Jesus, moving my family closer together (spiritually, emotionally), moving in my fitness, moving across the country....  

together with that moving is the art of finding balance in the movements.  only God can give us that true balance, so this year i will attempt to focus on Him in my movements to bring me that much closer to contentment, fulfillment and balance.
1/31/2011 6:41:16 AM
Randy United States
Focused-focused on God, his word, my family, my actions, my compassion.
1/31/2011 6:44:03 AM
tabitha United States
In a couple of days, my daughter will RELEASE a balloon at school to celebrate her 100th day of first grade.  As I think about her holding on so tightly to her balloon as she walks from the classroom to the playground, I am reminded of a word that God gave me last week.  RELEASE ..... YOu see I am like my little girl down here on earth with this balloon that I have been holding onto so tightly filled with worry, fear, anxiety, filled with uncontrolled thoughts, and things on this earth that I let control my mind such as food, finances, housework, school work, etc... So today the last day of the first month of 2011 I purpose in my heart to take that balloon and just RELEASE it into my father's hands high up unto the heavens. As I was reading Lysa Terkeurst's book becoming more than a good bible study girl, this prayer became my own "everything I love, everything I fear, everything I have, It's all yours Jesus I trust you completely- today and everyday I release  it all unto you for your glory and purpose! My word for 2011 -RELEASE defined as to set free from confinement, restraint, or bondage! PRAISE GOD for HE is soo GOOD! I hope this encourages someone else to LET Go and LET GOD also!
1/31/2011 6:44:11 AM
Kate! United States
My word is TRY. It came to me immediately almost without effort, like it was waiting for me to open my brain and let it in or something. I am a wife, mother of five kids, employee, full time student, Christian. It seems as though lately I've just been doing, going through the motions with all these roles that I am, and I haven't felt like I'm trying hard enough at anything. I have great kids (ages nine - 16) and a blessed marriage, and a good church. But I know I can do better. I need to TRY to learn more and grow as a Christian, TRY harder to hear when God speaks to me; TRY to get better grades and actually learn; TRY to be a better wife to my husband, etc. and not just be those things I am, but be awesome at those things I am. God has truly blessed me and I need to TRY and live up to what He has given me and led me to. I can do it all if I TRY hard enough!
1/31/2011 6:44:23 AM
Marsha Downs United States
Marsha Downs
My one word for 2011 would have to be HUNGRY. I want to be more hungry for God than I have ever been. I have had Amazing experiences with God so far this year and can't wait to see what God has in store for the rest of the year. YAY GOD!!!!!!!!!
1/31/2011 6:44:39 AM
Eric Burden United States
Eric Burden
my one word is POWERLESS, i am powerless over the struggles in my life. so if i can surrnder that to the lord and ive up control. i can have a better chance to overcome the pain in my life.
1/31/2011 6:44:41 AM
Tracey United States
My One Word is DEDICATION.  I want to be more dedicated to God, to my health, to my husband, my children, and my church.  I feel like I have not fully dedicated myself to these areas and recalling this One Word will hopefully get me motivated throughout the year.  Thanks for doing this and for all you do.  I have taken the 30 day challenge-I always listen but was not able to listen during work until I started a new position and am now able to listen on-line.  I love K-LOVE and all you stand for and do.  God Bless!
1/31/2011 6:45:36 AM
Emily Jones United States
Emily Jones
My word for 2011 is Perseverance! To keep my head up and keep my feet moving down the straight and narrow! Being only 19 im still a baby in Christ and Perseverance is what will keep me going good! =]
1/31/2011 6:45:37 AM
Erica United States
COMMIT.  Commit my life and all facets of my life to the Lord; commit to be a better mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend; commit to my career and my business; commit to getting my finances under control; and commit to never stop dreaming big girl dreams!

Best of luck to everyone with their one word.  May God bless you!
1/31/2011 6:45:47 AM
Susan United States
Balance is my one word. In all I do, say, or eat God wants me to find balance. Physically, socially, spiritually, psychologically, mentally...He wants me to have Balance. And true balance can only be found with the help of the Holy Spirit that lives in me.
1/31/2011 6:46:07 AM
Aimee United States
my one word for 2011 is " better "
by definition better means; of superior quality, preferable, greater, improved in health, in a more excellent manner, more completely, to improve, to surpass, something preferable and superior to oneself....
so that is exactly what I have set myself to be, BETTER, in all areas of my life, my walk with my Savior, a better wife, a better mom....just Bettter!
1/31/2011 6:46:37 AM
Joanne United States
My one word for this year is Faith. When I first heard you guys talking about this I thought it was kinda dumb. As I continued listening this month God told me I need more faith! I felt I had "enough" for the season of life I'm in, but I guess I don't. So God kept prompting me with "faith" every time I'd hear you talking about the one word. So I decided I better obey!
1/31/2011 6:47:55 AM
Kara Johnson United States
Kara Johnson
My word for 2011 is LIGHT.

I want to be a bright, shinging light of the Lord. This year when people look at me, I want people to see the light of God. It is my hope that this light will bring to my realization all the wonderful things that GOd has in store for me.
Also, each day I want to see the little things. Those little things that make each day beautiful. It is my prayer this year that God brings me the Light, and that he shows me the beauty that is held in each day we are blessed with.
1/31/2011 6:48:06 AM
Keith Fnahsr United States
Keith Fnahsr
My Word   is Entropy,

I was   looking for  one word   to describe positive energy.  So I googled it  and in a post I saw the word Entropy which I never heard before. It is commonly used in Science and also relates to Business and the more I read it relates to  everything I could think of.  

there is high Entropy  like Wind.  uncontrolled it can lead to distruction and chaos.  But,  Low Entropy in a controlled  and focused purpose can be powerfull and used to create   powerful  energy.  An axample to focus on the lord and that he  will provide in good times and  he will provide that positive energy  I need  in life, family and business.

But with Entropy there always will be a certain amount of waste in producing the positive enrgy.  Which I understand  to be that none of us are perfect and we all will sin but if we stay focused on the lord and all he provides   we will be positive sources of entropy in his name.  

Even though he is going to provide High entropy this week with 24 inches of snow maybe in Milwaukee.

1/31/2011 6:48:33 AM
Teresa Lane United States
Teresa Lane
It may sound like I'm copy catting Lysa Terkeurst, but I truly believe that I keep coming back to the word "Crave" for my one word this year.  I stumbled upon K Love radio station just a month ago and it just so happened that Lysa was on as guest DJ a couple of days that next week.  I cannot get enough of K Love.  I have switched my radio station at work to K Love and I can tell you I hang on every encouraging word coming across to me.  I believe it was NO accident that I found this station right when I needed to hear what the Precious Lysa Terkeurst had to say.  It was if she had gotten into my head and read my exact thoughts and struggles when she wrote the book, "Made To Crave".  I thank God for leading me down the path that includes K Love AND Lysa and her book, blogs, website, etc...  

I was definitely not where I needed to be in my daily walk with God.  He is working on me and I will always be a work in progess, but I have to say that my desire is to "crave" more and more of God and reap the benefits of being a healthier, thinner person in the process of it all.  I have been praying for this for so long.  Now I feel like I can do it by turning it over to God and allowing him to help me and plant that "crave" inside my heart and soul.
1/31/2011 6:48:55 AM
Kathy United States
To be honest, I wasn't going to even choose a word. But, i felt impressed to do so. So, my word is "beloved" it's used over 100 times in the bible. God uses it to describe Jesus and Us!  But, mostly God has really been dealing with me to "be Loved". To allow Him to love me and accept His love in each and every situation in my life. Just to rest in His Love for be loved, beloved.
1/31/2011 6:49:08 AM
Diane Wiles United States
Diane Wiles
My 2011 word: Content

I've been listening to KLove all week and I've been praying that God would give me my word.  Well last Friday morning while at work God gave me my word. He also gave me a bible verse to go with it.  Philipians 4:11. This word fits me perfectly. I put the word content and the bible verse on a sticky note on the front of my computer so that everyday I will see my word and and my verse and remember to be content.  God has plans for me, and I just need to wait on Him...  
1/31/2011 6:51:54 AM
randy rogiers United States
randy  rogiers
I like my words so much I am posting it again .  my word is vessel. I want me ,my body to be a vessel for God to work through me to help others and to bring others to Him and to help spread His word .
1/31/2011 6:52:47 AM
Lynn Lindahl United States
Lynn Lindahl
My One Word for this year is "refreshing".  I started thinking about how I wanted to be refreshing to others and then realized that in order to be refreshing, I needed to be first refreshed by God and His Word.  I started looking for Scripture and that confirmed it.  Ps. 19:7 "The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul"  Ps 23:3 "He refreshes my soul" Jer 31:25 "I will refresh the weary" and then Pr 11:25 "Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."  Paul frequently mentions his appreciation for those who refreshed him, and I want to be that person!
1/31/2011 6:52:50 AM
Lisa United States
My worder is Surrender becasue I want to surrender my life to God. My other words I was thinking of were Trust and Center, because I want to trust God more and I want to make him the center of my life!!!!!!!!!!
1/31/2011 6:53:39 AM
Laura Sands United States
Laura Sands
My word for the year is "DISCIPLINE".
1. training to act in accordance with rules; drill: military discipline.
2. activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training: A daily stint at the typewriter is excellent discipline for a writer.
5.behavior in accord with rules of conduct; behavior and order maintained by training and control: good discipline in an army.

It seems I have always struggled with time management. Whether it be studying the Word, praying, exercising, or having a bedtime routine with my kids. Throughout December I began praying about what I wanted 2011 to be and God kept telling me that this year, I would learn to be disciplined in my actions. I would learn to begin an action (implementing a daily time in the Word, prayer, worship or exercising) and I would learn to not give up just because I thought it wasn't having an effect or it was taking too much time.

A friend of mine suggested My One Word to me and I decided to give it a try and I felt discipline was my word and then on the first Sunday of the year, my pastors and the elders of my church (River of Life Foursquare Church, Berea, KY) decided to share their visions for our church for the year. One of the elders (and one of my spiritual parents) said that she had been told that this year she saw us becoming disciplined (trained) in God's ways and doing His will. At that point, I began to cry and knew that God was speaking to me. It was amazing. That afternoon, I sat and wrote my 'goals' for this year and the first thing I put was Discipline!! This year, I want to be disciplined in my daily time with God, and anything that He puts in my path!

I'm believing that God is going to do something incredible in my life and I am looking forward to seeing what He has planned!!
1/31/2011 6:54:55 AM
Vicki F United States
Vicki F
Faithful....Faithful to improving my relationship with God; faithful to being a better steward with my money; faithful to my healthy eating plan; faithful to my friends and family by speaking only positive, uplifting things to them and about them.  FAITHFUL.
1/31/2011 6:55:02 AM
Lorie Rule United States
Lorie Rule
My word for 2011 is AWARE. Our staff at work has been reading about emotional intelligence and I had become painfully aware that too often I do not pay close enough attention to what is happening around me. My favorite excuse had become "I don't have time..." to think, to react or take note of the things happening around me. Of course, those things include people and relationships.

So my goal this year is to be AWARE; to be present each and every moment, in every conversation, to really see and evaluate what is happening around me. It hasn't been easy...I've needed constant reminders. But I am determined and will be AWARE of the changes that I am making.  
1/31/2011 6:58:16 AM
Keith United States
My word is "resonance." I am working on a project about mercy and have been reading a lot of ancient philosophy. Many of these ideas resonate with me.  Resonance is not about finding connections through logic, but it's about connecting across entire fields, as if you've shaken a piece of fabric and watched waves ripple across it or rung a bell and felt the vibrations moving across all its surface at once. Ideas about mercy reverberate across centuries, people, feelings, places, stories, and I want to respond in such a way so that all that I learn can resonate through me.
1/31/2011 6:59:00 AM
marilyn United States
My one word is "victory". Victory stood out to me. After many personal defeats in my life, i want to know what it feels like to be victorious. This year I want to give my best and be my best for God, my husband, my family,k-love, and my community.So i want to achieve success in overcoming difficult situations or obstacles. I know God has already won the battle for me. He has defeated the enemy. I want to acheive victory in/with Jesus.Praise God in all He does for me. Thank you k-love.God Bless all who are encouraged with and though k-love.

1/31/2011 6:59:41 AM
Maria D. United States
Maria D.
My one word became "STRENGTH"- I like others here prayed to find my word, it didn't take  me long (or God long to help) me decide what it needed to be.  I am a single mother, working hard, and going to school, so Strength is what I  need to get through my long days. Strength to stand up for myself, to get through the day with out becoming overwhelmed, strained or stressed. But most of all I need SRENGTH in the Lord.  Strenght to be closer to him, and put him before anything else. In weeks prior I had been  praying to be able to become closer to GOD.  I think this was his way of telling me "HERE I AM- come to  me"-- STRENGTH-- Definition:  The power to resist strain, stress, durability.Capasity or potential for effective action.  That was a wow God moment for me.

Maria D.
1/31/2011 6:59:44 AM
Ashley Byerley United States
Ashley Byerley
My one word for 2011: Rejoice. It's been a rough year for me - I got married in 2009, and 11 short months later, my husband decided he no longer wanted to be married. My divorce will be final in a couple of months, and I must admit I've had a very difficult time through this. It was a huge shock, I didn't think I could get out of bed some days - but through many prayers going up from family and friends - I did. And, I kept moving forward. Some days are still hard, some days I am still hurt and/or angry. But a verse stuck out at me a few months ago and I just haven't been able to shake it - even friends who have no idea that God revealed this to me in a quiet and personal moment, have quoted this same verse to me: Romans 12:12 - Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Sometimes I run out of patience, sometimes it's hard to pray, and sometimes it's hard to rejoice when it seems like nothing is going my way...but I keep going back to this verse and reminding myself that better days are coming...and that - that is reason enough to keep rejoicing.

Thank you, Lisa and Eric - for opening up this one word idea to so many people.
1/31/2011 7:01:56 AM
Jessica Houdyshell United States
Jessica Houdyshell
1/31/2011 7:02:26 AM
Chad Johnson United States
Chad Johnson
My word for 2011 is "RADICAL"...I want a RADICAL Change for myself this year...I want people to see that change in me...
Radical Amputation...I need to Radically Amputate those sins that keep me in bondage, Jesus said in Mark 9:43, "If your hand causes you to sin cut it off." 47 "If your eye causes you to sin pluck it out."  We must Amputate those things that causes us to stumble.
Radical Appropriation...we must Appropriate the truths and commands in the Bible to our daily lives...die to self daily.
Radical Accountability...we must be Accountable to a fellow Christian.  We must find someone that will call us on our sin, love us, pray for us, and we need to be transparent with that person.  Speak to them daily, tell them what you learned in your quite time with God, and what God said to you in your prayer time.

Dictionary states that RADICAL means: favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions

I want extreme changes in my views, habits, conditions....I want to be more like Jesus everyday!
1/31/2011 7:05:29 AM
Raquel Keyton United States
Raquel Keyton
My one word is faith. My family has been going through a lot of health and financial issues and Jesus just keeps telling me to have faith in Him. If I stop trying to solve everything on my own and place everything into his hands and have faith I know that there is nothing to fear. He loves us so much! He is our Father and He does not want anything bad to happen to his children. Just like in J.J. Heller's song "now that your listening I will tell you I will love you for you." Stop, listen, trust in Him and FAITH. Praise God!
1/31/2011 7:06:18 AM
Ruby United States
Shortly after Christmas…after the shopping, the wrapping, the food, the games, and the laughter, with little focus on the reason for the day, I slowed down and said, “okay, Lord, what would you like for your birthday?” Immediately the words came to me, “your undivided attention”. So, for almost a month I’ve been thinking that my word was “undivided”. Then a few days ago I became focused on the word “attention”. I looked it up in the dictionary. These are the descriptions that spoke to me. “A condition of readiness  involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity”, “a consideration with a view to action”, and my favorite…”a position assumed by a soldier with heels together, body erect, arms at the sides, and eyes to the front”. So with the help of the full armor of God (Eph. 6:10-18) my word for 2011 is “ATTENTION”.

1/31/2011 7:06:49 AM
Charity United States
I listen to KLOVE every morning on the way to work and every night on the way home. I am so thankful for this station. I have never been the type to make resolutions so when you began talking about the One Word I liked the idea a lot. I began trying to think of one word to focus on for the year and didn't have any luck with finding a word until a couple days ago. I am a photographer at a portrait studio and I do art photography as a hobby (and hope to one day make a living at that). So it hit me...FOCUS...that is my word for this year. Thanks for sharing this.
1/31/2011 7:07:04 AM
Brent Sawyer United States
Brent Sawyer
My one word is Aware.

This last year... well... my whole life I've lived from one task to another.  My focus constantly on the completion of a goal.  Last year I formed my own company.  Now working one job, owning another, and writing for a magazine, my life was full.  Add to that my home, my marriage, my child, my church...  All too often, my mind was too busy to see anything around me.  At the end of a day I would think,"oh yeah, thanks God" or "please God."  Always was my mind on the future, never in the present, never what was in front of me.

I want a mind that is aware of my surroundings, aware of Gods calling on me.  I want a heart that is aware of the Living Christ residing within me.  I chose, now, to be aware of my purpose.  I chose to be aware of the needs of people around me.  I chose to be aware of the needs of my wife and my daughters hearts.  I chose to be aware of opportunities to share the Glory of God.  I long for a year of awakening.  Let me see the world as my Christ would have me see it, always aware of His presence.

I just noticed Lorie chose Aware right before me.  How awesome.  
1/31/2011 7:08:06 AM
Wanda United States
So many words came to my mind and I prayed for His guidance as I selected just one.  My one word is BETTER.  I want to be a better in all walks of my life.  A better Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, employee, friend...a better me!  I want to serve my Heavenly Father in all that I do.
1/31/2011 7:08:19 AM
Stacy United States
My word for 2011 is "Completely".

I feel like God is telling me no more "apathy" in 2011 or trying to figure out life on my own. That I am to love, serve, trust, believe HIM completely in ALL areas of my life in 2011. In just the few short weeks since I believe He gave me this word for 2011 it is amazing how many times I will fall back into the old habits of trying to figure out something on my own and "completely" will come to mind. I looked up completely in the amplified Bible and got a couple of verses to pray this year. I have never heard of having a word for the year and am SO excited to see what God does in my life this year, COMPLETELY.
1/31/2011 7:08:28 AM
Brenda United States
my word for 2011 is “Diligent”

The definition of diligent is steady, earnest and an energetic effort. This is what I need to be more “diligent” in my time with God on a daily basis.

I really can't ask why I don’t hear from God, if we are not able to recognize His voice. We learn to recognize his voice by spending time with Him reading the Bible. My time reading the Bible is also my time with Him. I need to put aside all of the seemingly important agendas and grow over the next year in my walk. I need to be more diligent with my time with Him by reading my Bible and studying scripture.

Much love and blessings to you KLOVE staff for pouring time into our livesSmile
1/31/2011 7:09:30 AM
Julia United States
It took me 31 days to decided, but my "one word" is SELF CONTROL. That is a hard one. I didnt want to do it, but I knew I had to. I need self control with my money (I am trying to get out of debt) I need self control with my habits (I am trying to lose weight) I need self control in all areas of my life. I am not just focusing on losing weight for example. I want self control to make the right decisions.
but mostly my self control is like GIVING control to God. I want to STOP giving in to all my useless desires and have enough self control to give control over to God
1/31/2011 7:10:47 AM
Aimee Biery United States
Aimee Biery
My word is healthy.  To be healthy physically, spiritally and emotional.  To be healthy in ALL of my relationships.  Healthy relationship with God.  Healthy relationship with boyfriend.  Healthy relationships with children.  Healthy relationships with family and friends.  And then to physical be healthy by what I eat and in excercise.  Healthy is soundness of body or mind and it is freedom from diesease or ailment.
1/31/2011 7:12:30 AM
Nancy United States
I have taken the whole month to think of my word. I ask God and the that keeps coming to me is to be nonjudgmental. So my word for the year 2011 is: Nonjudgmental.

Most of us are not aware that we are forever casting judgment on others. We criticize love ones or random people when they are not what we think they should be or not like us. Whatever happened to the clique: to understand a person is to “Walk a Mile in their Shoes?” I am always catching myself judging someone on first impression. In the Bible, God says: Judge not or ye will be judged.  When I stop judging, then all the one words that people have for the year come through, I can be warm, clear, loving , inspirational and more.  I can be caring and loving to those who need a kind word or a loving smile, yeah my word for the year is not to cast judgment on others to be “nonjudgmental!” Smile
1/31/2011 7:20:11 AM
Jennifer Ingram United States
Jennifer Ingram
My word is "ACCOMPLISH!" I have so many things I want done in 2011. God has already started helping me accomplish some major things!! My #1 goal for this year is to finish my book! =)
1/31/2011 7:21:48 AM
Kim Hill United States
Kim Hill
My word is Free.  I want to be free from the financial bondage.  I want to be free to serve and worship the Lord the way that I always wanted to.  I want to be free from being overweight.  Which ties into worshiping the Lord the way I want.  I want to be free to Dance before the Lord.  I want to be free from "religion".  I want to be Free from worrying about what others think. I want to be Free to go to the nations and show the Love of Christ.  FREEDOM!  That is why God came to this earth.  FREEDOM FROM SIN.  Thank you Jesus for your freedom!
1/31/2011 7:22:44 AM
Amy Stonehill United States
Amy Stonehill
Last year, it was "Father"; God needed to teach me what the definition of Father actually was... and it WAS A JOURNEY!

This year it is "Omnipotent" because I have found that my understanding of who God is - and how big He actually is - is WAY TOO SMALL!

Thank you Lisa and Eric and KLOVE for this - it has CHANGED MY LIFE.
1/31/2011 7:24:06 AM
Tara B United States
Tara B
My word is RELEASE.

Per Webster's Dictionary, release means: (1) to free from confinement, obligation, pain or constraint; (2) to allow to be known, issued, done or seen; (3) to surrender.

After about a week considering this word, I can see many applications. FORGIVENESS releases both others and myself. SURRENDER of my will enables me to be free to be guided by God's Spirit to do His Will. Surrendering my past and my plans for the future helps empty me of me and leaves room for God to play a greater part in my life. Surrendering my perception of others based on their past frees them.

Allowing something to be known/seen, not holding back, not asking for something in trade. What is shared with me by God should be shared with all. My learning, my skills, the work of my hands. To release the benefit of my works and words without focus on self-recognition, allows it to be truly free and to extend well beyond what I can do alone.

***A big THANKS to everyone who shared; it helped coax me to share my word too. ***
1/31/2011 7:25:18 AM
Holly United States
My word is "generous". God is generous with us - giving us life, the opportunity to be united with Him despite our sin, and all the blessings besides! I want to be generous - not only with material things, but beginning with my attitude. Can I see someone else's point of view and love them anyway? Can I give the benefit of the doubt rather than assume I know the reason for their action (and decide to be wounded?) I want to freely give smiles, encouragement, and oh yes, share all that God has so generously given me!
1/31/2011 7:25:31 AM
Julia United States
My one word is "GIVING". For this year I want to be more giving of myself to GOD. I want to be more giving to those that are in need. I want to be more giving of myself to my family. I believe that this one word will make a big difference in my life and make me a better person this year.  
1/31/2011 7:30:32 AM
Heather Jeffries United States
Heather Jeffries
My word for 2011 is Meaning for my life my family life. Meaning for the word of God in our lives. That speaks to me in a mighty way this year going to seek that out and see what God has plan for our family this year and do what he says. Meaning is my word.
1/31/2011 7:31:17 AM
Alissa Sharp United States
Alissa Sharp
I just wanted to let you all know of a "Word of the Year" necklace that is out there.  A wonderful lady by the name of Lisa Leonard designs jewlery and has this necklace avaliable.  Check out her blog and website,

I have one of her pieces and I love it!  Enjoy!
1/31/2011 7:31:30 AM
Terri Smith United States
Terri Smith
My word is still. I am still a child of a king no matter what others think. I am still his even when satan tries to tear me away from his love. I am still loving my lord, my god thru all the good and bad. I am still trusting him with all of me.
And I am still and waiting for Him to return.....I am still.
1/31/2011 7:32:37 AM
Ophy United States
My One Word is "Closer"  I want to be so close to him that I hear everything he is speaking to me. In that closeness  I  hope to be more like him everyday. That being said, I will strive to put all that he is telling me into practice.  Even doing those things that are difficult for me to do on my own. I hope to be a reflection of him, not because of my works, but because I have spent time with him.  
1/31/2011 7:33:14 AM
Rebekah United States
I have been struggling with depression off and on for the past year, especially since about November.  I was contemplating going on medication but in speaking with a great Christian friend she encouraged me to each day choose something to be thankful for and write it down, making a list. I then read my devotions the next day and it happened to be about thankfulness and it stated the same ideas that my friend gave me (she was not aware of the book I am reading). At that point I realized I needed to make my word for the year Thankfulness! No matter what struggles in my marriage, financially, etc I may be going through I have so much more to be thankful for as God has blessed me with much and I need to remember daily what those things are and not on what is wrong in my life.
1/31/2011 7:34:45 AM
Christie Brown United States
Christie Brown
My word for this year is "You" is SO easy to get wrapped up in our own little bubble of life and forget others around us...I want to focus more on others and their lives, think more outwardly...on "You"...whoever that may be, just as long as it's someone other than me!
1/31/2011 7:36:11 AM
Chrissy United States
My one word is love.  Time after time, God has shown me that my problems boil down to love in one way or another!
1/31/2011 7:36:37 AM
Crystal Harvey United States
Crystal Harvey
My word for the year is Warrior!  I will now be the warrior that God has created me to be.  No more holding back or making excuses, but I will become all He has asked of me and go to battle for those in my family and church.  
1/31/2011 7:36:48 AM
hilary hall United States
hilary hall
my word for the year is f.r.o.g God has been dealing with me to fully rely on Him completely. insteadof people first to solve problems and comfort me. him first then he will supply the people for added support.
1/31/2011 7:37:02 AM
katie United States
My word is complete. And I'm pretty sure God has bigger ideas for me and this word than I do. I chose my one little word because of scrapbooker Ali Edwards. I have been doing this for years but this year there was prayer attached to it and so it is a lot more powerful. I blogged about it here:
1/31/2011 7:37:04 AM
Lisa Ellison United States
Lisa Ellison
My word for 2011 is "DISCERNMENT".  By definition discernment is "a process of prayerful reflection which leads a person or community to understanding of God's call at a given time or in particular circumstances of life. It involves listening to God in all the ways God communicates with us: in prayer, in the scriptures, through the Church and the world, in personal experience, and in other people."  How perfect of a word to describe the prayer of my heart.  I just want to be more obedient and discerning in God's Will.

1/31/2011 7:37:20 AM
Brittany Cross United States
Brittany Cross
As i was listening to k-love, i heard you talking about your words and i absolutely loved the idea of picking one word for the year in place of making resolutions, that let's face it, we hardly ever keep. I began thinking about what i wanted my word to be. As i was working through that process there was a word that kept coming up, but i didn't think about it actually being my word. On New Year's Eve i attended a service at my church where my pastor's son was preaching. He started talking about the favor of God. When we hear the word "favor" we automatically assign it's definition to meaning that we will get whatever we want or ask God for. We give it meaning in the material things, but as we sat there and listened it became evident that the meaning of the "favor of God" was so much deeper and so much more than just the material things. As sons and daughters of Papa, we have an ear with Him. An ear with the Creator of all! How amazing is that?! It's like a trusted friend would have an ear with a king, or advisors do with the President. We don't ever think that we would be important enough to be in those positions and we often call those who are, favored. Then it hit me. He desires to listen to us. He appreciates our conversation with Him. We matter and He tells us so. It's such a simple truth, but it's never been so real to me. That word that kept coming up in my life before i even heard the sermon was favor and so i knew without a doubt that my word for this year would be "favor." And i'm beyond excited for what Papa has in store!

Thanks for all you do to show the love of Jesus! You are appreciated!
1/31/2011 7:37:33 AM
Christina Marie Mitchell United States
Christina Marie Mitchell
My one word is: generosity. Being an only child, it is very easy to have the words "mine, mine, mine" etched on the brain. And that was me for most of my life. This year, and for the years to come, I aim to give more. Give money, give time, give whatever I am called to give; because in the end, it is not about the possessions that I have; it's about what I've done with those possessions to help others. I wish to give of myself and to challenge myself...
1/31/2011 7:37:39 AM
Andrea Hiltner United States
Andrea Hiltner
I made a list of several words to choose from, and ended up choosing a word that I didn't even have on my list!  I chose: HOSPITABLE.  I want to open my home, my time, myself more to others and really get to KNOW people. I have really struggled in this area but I want to be able to care, feel compassion for, and love people, and the only way to do that is to get to know them, put myself out there for them. So I am going to be more hospitable this year.
1/31/2011 7:37:44 AM
Andrea Leonard United States
Andrea Leonard
My one word is transparent.  I want to be more transparent with my family, my church family, myself and with God.  No more mask to hide behind and no more carefully choosing words that don't tell too much about myself or my life.  I want others, myself and God to see who I truly am, flaws and all.  
1/31/2011 7:38:07 AM
Tristina United States
My word is More.  I was listening to the radio and I was thinking I really wanted to find my word.  I took a walk around the duck pond at work one day to clear my mind and sort through my thuoghts. I was thinking of all the stuff that was going on in my life with 2 recent deaths in the family I have been feeling a little lost and alone.  During my walk the word just popped into my mind.  I am not sure all it has in store for me but I am pretty sure this is my word.  
1/31/2011 7:38:45 AM
Cara United States
I thought my word was Hope.  We lost our first baby at 20 weeks into my pregnancy in June 2010.  2010 was a trying year and I was trying to remain hopeful for what 2011 would bring.  While I still remain hopeful, God has shown me that my word is actually Trust.  I'm learning so much about trusting him with our future and with each moment.  I had a bracelet made with Trust on one side and Hope on the other.  So here's to Trust in 2011.  
1/31/2011 7:38:50 AM
Becky W. United States
Becky W.
My word for this year is "care".  I want to take better care of myself physically and spiritually.  I want to take care of my marriage and family by chosing my words and actions care-fully.
1/31/2011 7:39:27 AM
Sara United States
My one word for 2011 is Happiness. I have learned over the past year that I am not as happy as I thought. My goal is to find happiness in everything that I do this year whether something bad happens or not, always looking for the positive things. Have a blessed day!!
1/31/2011 7:39:56 AM
Sarah Barbato United States
Sarah Barbato
I've been thinking about this for several weeks...ever since Lisa Turkurst (sp?) was on with the Crave book. I'm a recovered anorexic, so I can relate to control issues. So my word is ACCEPT. Accepting what I can't control. Accepting self. Accepting others. Accepting circumstances.

I'm excited about what God is going to do in 2011 in my life through this focused word. Thank you!
1/31/2011 7:41:51 AM
Cecilia United States
The word that God has put on my heart for this year is Fervent; there is such a deep meaning to this word. It means to show great warmth and intensity of spirit, feeling, and enthusiasm.
As a college student, sometimes we get burned out on the things that we do daily, but this word just empowers me to continue to shine the glory of God in any and every way possible.
It reminds me to stay fervent in prayer, to trust God with my entire life. Smile
1/31/2011 7:42:03 AM
Brittany Thurman United States
Brittany Thurman
my word is Forgive. because i need to forgive, i have all this built up anger from my past and all the people who have hurt me and im done. im a freshman in college this year and im wasting my time hating the people who have hurt me, Jesus Christ died on the cross for me, so that i may be forgiven so i should be able to forgive others. i fell away from my faith for a really long time and just came back within this past year and my life is better than ever. its time
1/31/2011 7:42:12 AM
victoria United States
I believe my word is LOVE...i want God to mold and shape my heart to show love to everyone...even in the times where i have been hurt by someone...i want God to show me the love that he has for each and every one of his children and for me not just see the outwardly part of people...I also felt God pick a word for my boyfriend for me to pray about and that word is REVELATION...I pray that God is revealing himself to my boyfriend through the Holy Spirit and that my boyfriend has a revelation about God and his will for him
1/31/2011 7:42:15 AM
Ann Iungerich United States
Ann Iungerich
My word for 2011 is confident.

1 Cor 15:58 in the Message says "With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don't hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort."

I am an artist and photographer and tend to second guess myself all the time. I want to do what God is calling me to and be able to express in a visual way the gospel to others in a new and fresh way.
1/31/2011 7:42:18 AM
Bridget S United States
Bridget S
My word is also "trust".  I am open to the idea that I may not fully know yet why God chose to put this word on my heart, but when I heard it, it made a lot of sense.  2010 was a very difficult year, and I feel it was because my trust was not where it needed to be.  Perhaps I trusted certain people too little or too much, and I definitely did not trust God enough.  This year, I am going to meditate on the word "trust" constantly.  After all, what will God do when we trust in him completely?  I cannot wait to see.
1/31/2011 7:42:18 AM
Kristin United States
My words is understanding. My twin brother's and my Birthday is tomorrow. I love him so much, he got married this year and has a baby on the way, and I'm really happy for him, but I was recently diagnosed with a heart condition, and found out I can't have children. I guess it's just hard. I love God so much and know he won't give me anything more then I can bare, but I just need his help understanding his plan for me.
1/31/2011 7:42:22 AM
Bunny United States
My one word for 2011 is HOPE. We are struggleing with our finances right. And all that keeps coming to me is our hope for what God will do in our lives as a family and spritiually. My prayer and hope is that God will bring us out of debt and on dry land by the end of the year. I just feel like I'm sinking and I just can't get to the dry land. But with God I know it's possible to get there.
1/31/2011 7:42:22 AM
Michelle United States
My word is UNENCUMBERED. I've been listening to you all month and have been intrigued by this idea. I liked Lisa's word and JD Chandler's word but couldn't find a word that suited me. So I was rolling it around in my head one day at work and clear as day I heard unencumbered. I looked it up and the definition is, "to be free of worries, cares, responsibilities." To unencumber, means "to remove a burden, load or charge." I just really feel God is all about removing these burdens that slow me down and hinder me from running my race. And I have to say, I am quite excited to see what God will be doing this year!
1/31/2011 7:42:34 AM
Bunny United States
My one word for 2011 is HOPE. We are struggleing with our finances right. And all that keeps coming to me is our hope for what God will do in our lives as a family and spritiually. My prayer and hope is that God will bring us out of debt and on dry land by the end of the year. I just feel like I'm sinking and I just can't get to the dry land. But with God I know it's possible to get there.
1/31/2011 7:42:51 AM
Stephanie United States
This is my first time using My One Word. It has taken me awhile to know what my one word would be for the 2011 because I had many words. The word Listen came to my mind many times and one day listening to Klove I started noticing that the songs that were playing throughout the day were all about listening. Then when I was going through my purse that same evening I found a print out that I did of some scripture I had looked up from a verse of one Klove’s daily emails of encouraging word. I try to send out these encouragements to my loved ones on a daily basis and my kids texted me back asking what the verse meant so I looked it up, the verse was James 1:23, and I read the Title of “Listening and Doing”. The verses 19-25 made an impact on me and my kids so I printed it and kept it in my purse. All of these incidents is what brought me to my one word of Listen.
1/31/2011 7:43:06 AM
Debbi United States
My word is POWER...power of our thoughts, words, actions, prayers, etc. But especially God's mighty POWER!
1/31/2011 7:43:09 AM
Sheila Bentley United States
Sheila Bentley
My word is Humility. .. To be humble, Unpretentious and modest. To not place your values higher then others. Respond to anger properly when you feel your rights have been violated. Yielding your ways to God. Yielding your rights and thoughts to God. Having him mold you into the person he designs you to be. Not to complain and give into pride, Not to think I am better then or can do better then anyone else.
1/31/2011 7:43:21 AM
Crystal United States
My word for 2011 is "Surrender".  I was just talking with a friend yesterday about making a sign and hanging it in my apartment as I reminder because I have a hard time surrendering to God's will even though I know it will work out for His good.  So, in 2011 I am going to ask God to help to surrender to his power and control.  I know I am in good hands, but I need to live as if I believe it.
1/31/2011 7:43:21 AM
mimi battey United States
mimi battey
"HELP"  will be my one word.  Don't pretend someone else will help people in need... and if we ourselves need help- ask for it!

Sounds simple, but it's not or else there wouldn't be so many in need of help.

1/31/2011 7:43:22 AM
Chris Nolte United States
Chris Nolte

My body is a temple of Christ and needs to be an example for others.  Not just how I look but what I do with my Temple, where I go, how I act, etc.

I am going to work hard on making 2011 an impact year for as many people as I can.
1/31/2011 7:43:31 AM
Nicole Cleghorn United States
Nicole Cleghorn
I've been deciding on a Word-of-the-Year for a few years now. I chose 'GIVE' this year, and you can read more about it in my blog post from a few weeks ago here:
1/31/2011 7:43:35 AM
Crystal United States
My word for 2011 is "Surrender".  I was just talking with a friend yesterday about making a sign and hanging it in my apartment as I reminder because I have a hard time surrendering to God's will even though I know it will work out for His good.  So, in 2011 I am going to ask God to help to surrender to his power and control.  I know I am in good hands, but I need to live as if I believe it.
1/31/2011 7:43:36 AM
C Kane United States
C Kane
My word is PRODUCTIVE.  I want to do the most productive thing at all times - instead of wasting each moment of NOW that I am given.  I feel like I received a "sign" for this a few weeks ago. Sitting in my den, I heard a weird tap-tap-tap - what is vibrating? I followed my ear to the noise and it was the sign on my wall vibrating (for no reason!! - no movement in the house or anything) the sign says "perseverance - There is no substitute for hard work" - since I haven't been as productive as I could be, I knew it was time to change.
1/31/2011 7:43:47 AM
mimi battey United States
mimi battey
"HELP"  will be my one word.  Don't pretend someone else will help people in need... and if we ourselves need help- ask for it!

Sounds simple, but it's not or else there wouldn't be so many in need of help.

1/31/2011 7:44:30 AM
Maribeth Shuman United States
Maribeth Shuman
My OneWord is "strength"--strength to overcome my fears and failures; my trials and temptations. I pray that the Lord will uphold me, creating in me a pure heart and a right spirit this year, so that I will be able to walk the narrow path without straying. Amen.
1/31/2011 7:44:43 AM
Marisela United States
My one word for 2011 is TRUST.  I want to trust God fully with everything in my life.  Even when things seem awful and unsure of whys...I want to trust HIM that all has a good purpose at the end.  Trust Him with my marriage, my health, and my children.
1/31/2011 7:45:03 AM
Tasha United States
My word is Decrease
It came from praying over John 3:30 He must increase, I must decrease.

These decrease things include decrease excuses for sharing my faith, serving more, decrease health burdens...decrease fear etc.
1/31/2011 7:45:09 AM
Rose United States
Patience !!
1/31/2011 7:45:16 AM
Meredith Dunn United States
Meredith Dunn
My word for 2011 is "behold." I'm really good at doing a lot for the Lord and forgetting to behold who He is; I don't gaze upon Him in wonder and awe because I am often too busy doing what I think it more important.  Turns out, there's nothing more important than acknowledging who He is and what He has done for me.
1/31/2011 7:45:25 AM
Justine Schultz United States
Justine Schultz
My one Word is WHOLE. This past year I have been through so much and all the pain and hurt has left me feeling like my heart and soul have been torn into tiny pieces, scattered all over the muddy ground. In the past I've tried to pick up t...he pieces myself and discovered that really doesn't work. Now, I've come to a place in my life where I really want to live God's purpose for me. When I prayed, tears streaming down my face listening to KLove, "God what is my word for the year, what do You want for me?" I just heard more clearly and calmly then ever before, "WHOLE in Me, in your life and who you are."
1/31/2011 7:45:27 AM
Jessica United States

Faith that God will work out everything in his time for my good in his way. Faith to give it all to God and truast in him always
1/31/2011 7:45:53 AM
Becky Whaley United States
Becky Whaley
My One Word for 2011 is Purpose.  The definition that I am associating my one word with is "an aim or goal"  The verse I have chosen is Philippians 2:2 "then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being in one spirit and purpose."
In 2011 I want to purposly Pray more, read the entire Bible, show compassion and love and be a good steward to what God has entrusted to me (my husband, children, business and finances)
1/31/2011 7:45:59 AM
Kristi United States
I'm still struggling with an experience in October 2010 with a homeless man I happened upon during a lung cancer walk (I was walking in memory of my dad and FIL).  There was this homeless man sitting on the bench with a sign.  Our eyes met and I felt an instant rush of connection.  I've given to homeless before, but there was something about this man.  He had the most beautiful crystal blue eyes.  And he was a handsome man.  We spoke a little, he told me a bit of his past, and I gave him a hug.  There was no thought or hesitation.  And I suspect it was the first time he had been touched in some time.  He mentioned that no one took the time to hear his story. But for reasons I still don't understand and flog myself with is that I didn't ask his name. I didn't give him the common decency to find out his name. And I didn't take the time to hear his story. Because I had a walk to complete. To this day I still kick myself for not giving this man 10 minutes of my time to hear his story. People say I did enough by hugging him. I don't feel that. My Pastor says God knows his name. But that doesn't help me at all. My word is "open." To be more open and accepting of God's will and plan for me. And to trust Him.
1/31/2011 7:46:05 AM
Alyssa United States
Committed.  To everything.  From the way I parent to the way I train the dog.  From my marriage to my friendships.  From being in Gods Word everyday to reading for fun everyday.  To finishing school.  Committed to everything.  Better.  And with a purpose.
1/31/2011 7:46:05 AM
Tania Moeller United States
Tania Moeller
My original one word was actually two words "New Beginnings" but yesterday Saturday January 29, 2011 I found my one word: REMADE. The is a year that I am being remade to reflect more of Christ and to allow healing to enter my life. This month has already reflected the changes in my life. The song "I Am New" sung by Jason Gray has been my anthem this month. Here is the chorus of the song:
I am not who I was, I'm being remade
I am new
I am chosen and holy and I'm dearly loved
I am new
1/31/2011 7:46:16 AM
B Jean Bachman United States
B Jean Bachman
CONTINUE.  If we give up and don't "continue" we will not have a successful finish to our journey.  No matter how difficult my journey is, I refuse to give up.  There may be bumps in the road or detours, but stopping is not an option.  My motto for several months now, no matter what phase of my life I'm talking about, is:  It's not the bumps in the road that count, but how you finish your journey.
1/31/2011 7:46:31 AM
Cheri Mendenhall United States
Cheri Mendenhall
My word is serve God, to serve others. To remember to put God and others first before myself. It is something I started working on this last year but feel that this year I can really make that big change. It feels awesome when you do for others and stop thinking of yourself.
1/31/2011 7:46:50 AM
Chrissy Pauley United States
Chrissy Pauley
My word is 'Selfless'. I tend to think in a selfish manner and I want to aim to become selfless.
1/31/2011 7:46:52 AM
Tami United States
My one word for 2011 is "Faith".As I was praying, the Lord gave me this word.  I know that I need to have faith that he will take care of me and my family in everything.  This includes health, finances, happiness and more. "Faith" can move mountains and I need plenty moved.  Blessings!
1/31/2011 7:46:58 AM
Sandy United States
FOCUS Focus on my relationship with Jesus, family and work.
1/31/2011 7:46:58 AM
Angeline Ungerer United States
Angeline Ungerer
My one word is: Minimize~ If I minimize me and make much of Jesus then everything else will be effected as well. I will have a closer walk, deeper relationships, look more like Him, and be more fulfilled all because He loves me Smile Our church (Crossroads in Grain Valley MO) is has taken this on for 2011 and I feel it is a great way to spend my year!!
1/31/2011 7:47:08 AM
Amandra United States
My word for this year is faithful. Throughout my life I've had so much disappointment and never really understood what it meant to be faithful. So this year God is teaching me how to be faithful in all areas of my life. When I got married on New Year's 2010. I asked God not only to teach me how to be faithful to my husband but I really want to be faithful to him. SO far I am doing good and I know God will teach me more throughout the year. I am excited and expecting great things thorugh my faithfulness to God..
1/31/2011 7:47:29 AM
Kerry L United States
Kerry L
My word for this year is "WORDS".  To watch closely what we say and also our tone that we use.  I am hoping to create a more peaceful environment in our home (with two little boys) by closely monitoring our words to each other.  Also, watching what we say in faith.  Our word have a direct impact on our lives with regard to our faith in any situation.  Speaking words of faith instead of words of discouragement or frustration really makes a difference.

Listening to KLOVE at home while I run my at home business.  Love you guys!
1/31/2011 7:47:36 AM
Shanni United States

I feel GOD calling me to focus on a deeper cleansing of my mind, thoughts, words...

I am spending this year meditating on discipling myself to be purified, holy.
1/31/2011 7:47:55 AM
Leslie United States
My One Word for 2011 is going to be “POSSIBLE”
There are some things that I want to accomplishing this year; with God by my side I think everything can be possible.
I’m soccer couch I want my girls to win at least one game this season.
I’m den leader with Cub Scouts and I want my boys to accomplish their 20 pins.
I’m CCD teacher and volunteer in our church. We need to build a new space to teach more CCD classes.
I want to learn more about the Bible.
With God’s guidance everything can be possible.
Leslie Farias
Albuquerque. NM
1/31/2011 7:47:57 AM
Catherine Shelton United States
Catherine Shelton
My word for 2011 is going to be TRUST. I think by trusting the Lord more, that will in turn help my faith to grow even stronger! Being a younger Christian this is something that I still struggle with daily. I've been listening to K Love for a solid two weeks now and I can already tell things are changing for the better. It's funny how just something as simple as that, can help you to focus more on what you should be focusing on.
1/31/2011 7:48:09 AM
Ann Hughes United States
Ann Hughes
My one word is perseverance. Meaning of Perseverance: You are never a loser until you quit trying ... Its perseverance, also known as persistence, steadfastness, patience, or tenacity. Its the ability to hold on to your dream like a pit bull, refusing to let go, regardless of the obstacles. Perseverance is one of the secrets of success. I want to have all of these descriptive words of perseverance. God will be with me this year as he has been in the past year. He brought me through a very difficult time. I am excited to see all God has planned for me in 2011.
1/31/2011 7:48:20 AM
Audra Wilson United States
Audra Wilson
My word for the year is hard to pick. Being a single mother of 3 there are so many areas that i need continual work in daily. But the one word that I pray most of all is asking for "STRENGTH". I have recently moved and left everyone behind that i knew to start over for my children. It has been an awesome learning experience, and God has shown himself to me in so many ways being away from all my comforts of life. I continue to pray for Wisdom and STRENGTH to get through each day. I strive for his will to be done and for my children to see where their mother has changed for the better of the family. I pray for STRENGTH in being able to be content in my life and wanting more from God than ever before. I suffer from depression and STRENGTH from God is what gets me through each and everyday that he has blessed me with.
1/31/2011 7:48:36 AM
Jim Schiro United States
Jim Schiro
My word is Loving
1/31/2011 7:48:40 AM
Amy United States
My word is BALANCE. I'm a single mom, and I continually find myself focusing on finding the balance between meeting my spritual, physical, and emotional needs while keeping a job, being a good mother to my daughter, making time for friends, family, church, myself, etc.
1/31/2011 7:48:43 AM
Cindy United States
My word is Expectation...

I want to spend my whole year living in great expectation for what God has planned for me in my life. I want to try harder than ever to live my life according to his expectation (loving all I come in contact with)>...
1/31/2011 7:48:55 AM
Elizabeth United States
My word for 2011 is "purpose."  I felt that was my word because I have been struggling with what my life purpose is for more than a year.  

I always thought I was meant to be a teacher.  I went to college and then spent four years searching for a teaching job.  I finally landed a job and taught for two years.  At the beginning of my second year, I came to the realization that teaching was not what I wanted or was meant to do.  I was unhappy and didn't want to be an unhappy teacher when there are so many other teachers out there searching for their perfect job, one that they will do "happily."

So, I have been searching and praying for my purpose and 2011 is the year, I feel, that I will discover and commit to my purpose.  The one that God has designed especially for me.  I am so excited to fulfill my purpose.
1/31/2011 7:48:56 AM
Pamela McLendon United States
Pamela McLendon
My One Word is "able". And when I first heard it, I was confused. It sounded selfish to me. But as I prayed about it, I realized why it's my one word. The reason is two-fold. First of all, the Lord is ABLE! That's a strong promise! He is able to heal, able to love unconditionally, able to work in my life, able to save! And secondly, He has made me able. Able to accomplish what He has called me to do, able to be a light in this world for Him, able to stand on His Word when the devil says I can't. Eph 3:20 "Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.", and Jude 1:24
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1/31/2011 7:49:03 AM
Kortni United States
My one word is RELATIONSHIP. I'm focusing on my relationship with God, with my husband, and with my baby girl!
1/31/2011 7:49:06 AM
Tina United States
When I heard Lisa & Eric talking about this, I started thinking about what my word would be & I immediately heard the word HEALTH in my spirit. I turned 40 in Aug of 2010 & have been on an exercise program since June of 2010. I am getting physically healthier thru working out & eating better, but for me I know this also applies to spiritual, emotional & mental health. I have been going thru a rough time in all those areas in the past several months, but I know the One Who Heals all!
1/31/2011 7:49:10 AM
April United States
My one word is patience. I run a child care in my home. The more children I get, the more I love my job! This last November, I got a child who is autistic and ADHD. It has been an enormous challenge for me, and has affected my attitude toward the other children. I have been continuously praying about this and God keeps telling me to patient...I am going to try with all my heart, please pray for me!
1/31/2011 7:49:11 AM
Laura McDonald United States
Laura McDonald
My word is BREAKOUT! Last year I was believing for a breakthrough and I got it. This year God spoke to me and said not just breakthrough, but br3eak out (break all the way out. I am taking this word for my relationship w/ God, my husband, friendships, my ministry, my soul, my mind, my body. Thanks for encouraging us to do this. I didn't realize God had given me that word for the year until you mentioned it on the radio. I was wondering what word was for me when I realized I already had it.
1/31/2011 7:49:20 AM
Jackie United States
My word is embrace.
Who I have in my life.
Where I am in my life.
What I have in life.
The relationship I have with God.
I want to embrace more what I have then what I can get or obtain.
1/31/2011 7:49:39 AM
Becki Logue United States
Becki Logue
My word for 2011 is MORE.  I want more wisdom, more Spiritual knowledge, more strength, more energy, more of GOD!  MORE MORE MORE.  We can NEVER get enough of God and His Spirit.  And oh how we need Him so much in this crazy world.  
1/31/2011 7:49:44 AM
Neida Nazario United States
Neida Nazario
I believe my word for 2011 is:  Cultivating.  It shows a work in progress...May the LORD continue to "cultivate" my heart for His Kingdom and may I serve to "cultivate" others.
1/31/2011 7:49:50 AM
Jacob United States
I chose my one word just a few days ago after a sermon given at my church in Davenport, IA. The sermon is called "No Perfect People Allowed". After listening for a few weeks and contemplating what my word would be, I prayed and tried to pay attention as to how God wanted me to improve myself. The word "Godliness" came across to me in a sermon from this series. God commands us to live a life of Godliness, and not give into temptation. I have struggle with temptation all my teenage and early adult life with pornography. I pray that this is the year that I can fully trust God and know that He will help me overcome this addiction. Therefore, my word is "Godliness"!
1/31/2011 7:50:00 AM
Kim (from WV) United States
Kim (from WV)
I had really grasped at this concept as a way to just stay committed to what God wants me to do in 2011. Two words floated around in my head for a while until I (emphasis on I ;D) decided on determine. I figured being determined would be a good thing, right? God had other plans. I was really convicted to pray about it through your show. (Nice, plug, right?) So driving home just today, I prayed and said God, what do you want me to be in 2011. What is my one word. . . Faithful. It makes perfect sense. If I want to resolve to be more like Christ, I need to be faithful. Faithful to do what my husband expects his wife to do. Faithful to teach my kids that PRAYER REALLY DOES WORK. Faithful to be the follower of Christ God expects me to be despite myself. When I decided on my word, the very next song was "You are God Alone". What is God?? "Faithful is He who called you who will also do it". "God is Faithful. He will not suffer you to be given more than you are able to handle" (all paraphrasing, but you get the idea) Faithful. He is Faithful and wants me to just be FAITHFUL. I burst into tears as I was turning onto my street and I had to laugh with joy. Just wanted to share with you my one word. He really laid it on my heart to do so, and since faithful is my word, I needed to be faithful to His gentle guidance. Thank you so much for bringing this "movement" to my attention. I'm very excited to start this new journey. Laughing
1/31/2011 7:50:10 AM
Mary United States
I have chosen the word 'Trust'.

We tend to know of God but we never fully give God all of our Trust, always wanting to hold onto that one thing that we feel we are the only ones that can handle it.

This year my goal is not to just trust God fully with my life and give everything over to him, but to trust the people that are in my life as well, having been hurt numerous times had made me lose my trust in people. It has not been until as of lately with Christ changing my heart, giving me a quieter spirit and allowing me to fall more in love with Him than I ever have before that I have begun to not only Trust our Father with my life but begin to Trust people and realizing God has put these people in my life not to use or manipulate me but to live life with me in relationship with Christ.
1/31/2011 7:50:39 AM
Melissa Gonzales United States
Melissa Gonzales
My word is judgement.  I don't want to judge others. And I don't want others to judge me.  I want to be the best christian and person so that when judgement day comes I know I have lived the way God has expected me to.  
1/31/2011 7:50:51 AM
Lori United States
My word is Temper.  Noun and Verb.  I pray that God will temper me and my heart, actions, and reactions.  My dad died on 1/20 and we are moving my Mom into our home this week.  I love her dearly and I want this arrangement to not only WORK but to be a blessing to all of us!
1/31/2011 7:50:55 AM
Rebecca United States
At first I thought the one word was silly. But after already failing in my resolutions for the year I decided to give it a try. It has only been a few days and already I can see a change in me because of my one word... My one word is Believe. I am learning about the miracles of God and to exercise my faith to get into right thinking. Be more positive..  Believe covers it all... When I see thing coming at me. I can hear that voice telling me "Believe Just believe."
1/31/2011 7:51:00 AM
Ashley United States
My word for the year would have to be faith. In the past 2 years my husband and I have been through so much. He lost his job and because of that we have lost everything. But before he lost his job we had lost sight on what or who had been providing for us. We had began to think only of ourselves and getting upset if anyone asked for our help with anything. We have went from owning our own home and having anything we wanted to having to rent and not even being able to pay that. We have went from having 2 or 3 cars at once all paid cash for to having none to now having one very old messed up car. But instead of letting that break us we have become closer to God and thankful for what we do have. We are thankful that we have our kids and have a place to sleep and food on the table. We are thankful that God has kept our relationship close through all of this. And we are thankful that he brought us to life instead of letting us fall apart in our hard times. So I pick faith as my word because we have faith that one day we will not have to worry about bills anymore whether it be here on earth or when we get to heaven, we know that we will have no worries. Our faith in him is the only thing that keeps us going.
1/31/2011 7:51:00 AM
Blythe United States
~Patience~ Is my one word this year.  I want to be less stressed with the chaos of life and wait with patience to hear and see God's vision for me.  My son, who is 4, pushes me to patience, and I thank the Lord for the things I do on a daily basis of being a mother to practice patience in all I do.  I thank the Lord for the life I am blessed with and only wish to be just as patient as he wants me to be Smile
1/31/2011 7:51:03 AM
Kristie Cook United States
Kristie Cook
My word is "GO". Abraham was told to GO. He didn't know where but he heard GO. Jesus said "Go ye into all the world".

I have so many things that I dream about doing and I also have 100 excuses for not doing those things. So my word is GO. Just take that first step, GO, and let God led me into what He has for me in 2011.
1/31/2011 7:51:05 AM
Linda United States
My one word is WAIT. I have stepped out in front of God way too many times in my life, and the results are never good. I have resolved to WAIT on the Lord from hereon inSmile
1/31/2011 7:51:06 AM
Bill United States
My word is "DISCIPLINE". When it comes right down it my lack of discipline has resulted in much failure and sin in my life. My first discipline needs to be making an appointment with the Lord each day first thing and then to spend time with him throughout the day. Once I do that I will more easily be disciplined in eating, exercising, and my job. Discipline by definition is difficult and sometimes painful but well worth it in the end!
1/31/2011 7:51:08 AM
Krista United States
My word for 2011 is CONTENT. Over the past several years I have felt like a failure because I'm not where I thought I should be at this point in my life. I have spent so much time focusing on what I don't have or what I haven't accomplished that I've sometimes missed those amazing moments of praise for the things God has done. This year, I want to be content with where God has me and finally understand that being content doesn't mean I have settled.
Krista in Louisiana
1/31/2011 7:51:11 AM
Vikki A United States
Vikki A
My One Word for this year is DILIGENT. The book of Proverbs speaks a lot on diligence but the scripture that speaks to me most is Proverbs 21:5 "The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty."(NIV). I WILL NO LONGER BE IN POVERTY! I will be diligent!!! I admit that I have not been diligent in much of my actions and that may very well be the cause of my povert according to Prov 21:5. So I declare today that I will be diligent!
1/31/2011 7:51:13 AM
Tracie United States
My one word for 2011 is "survive." As a family we are learning to survive. We lost my dad in a tragic car accident this past July. We all gravitated towards God and never looked back. God has definitely carried us through our season. Even though it is not over our faith is what keeps us surviving.
1/31/2011 7:51:29 AM
Jon United States

That's all... peace.
1/31/2011 7:51:29 AM
Nicole United States
My one word would have to be "forgiven." I've been away from Christ for several years, and have been drawn back to Him. The first thing I needed to do for myself was ask for forgiveness. I've done that and am now "Forgiven."
1/31/2011 7:51:36 AM
Aaliyah United States
My word is patience because my mother had ad 7 kids and we live with our grandparents. God wants me to be happy with all the company I have with my family. So, I need to work on my patience with all the people in my house.
1/31/2011 7:51:43 AM
Angie United States
My word for 2011 it "Determination". I am going into this year with a new out look on everything and even if it becomes to difficult I am detemined to trust in my faith that God will keep my path bright. I am determined to strengthen my relatinship with God which will continue to flow over into other aspects of my life. I am determined that that faith will improve my family and myself.
1/31/2011 7:51:46 AM
Jon United States

That's all... peace.
1/31/2011 7:51:51 AM
TONI MATLOCK United States
My one word is submission. It's not an easy word for me at all. I have trust issues so to submit to my husband, my boss, my pastor, and even to God is going to be a challenge. But any type of change for the better is. God said it so I've got to do it to continue to grow in Him.
1/31/2011 7:52:14 AM
Rebecca United States
my one word is worth. i have beat down so much in the past few months that i feel worthless. but God doesn't want me or anyone to feel that way! we are all valuable to Him! and who really matters other than Him. so my goal for this year with my One Word is to regain my worth for my kids, myself and my husband! Through God and ONLY God, is this possible! thank you k-love for giving me this chance to learn that about myself!
1/31/2011 7:53:05 AM
Shannon United States
I heard one of you say the other day that you finally just asked God what your one word should be.  I thought that was a good idea so I tried it.  I was surprised at how quickly I received my answer.  Unmistakeably, in my spirit came the word "peace".  I will let the peace of Christ rule in my heart since I am a member of the one body who is called to peace, and I will be thankful.  I know that I cannot make this happen.  I have tried for most of my life.  The Holy Spirit will have to do this in me.  My prayer is that by the end of this year the peace of Christ will completely rule my heart.
1/31/2011 7:53:09 AM
Amanda Adams United States
Amanda Adams
I heard about this just last week & I chose the word "Close". Defs: 1)having the parts or elements near to one another; a close formation of battleships-I want to be "close" to God in times of battle/need. 2)being in or having proximity in space or time; The barn is so close to the house that you can hear the animals-I want to be "close" & hear God. 3)marked by similarity in degree, action, feeling, etc.; This dark pink is close to red-I want my character to be close to Jesus'. 4)near, or near together, in kind or relationship: a flower close to a rose; a close relative-I am a child of God, close to Jesus. 5)based on a strong uniting feeling of respect, honor, or love; a close circle of friends-I want my relationship with God to be "close". 6)fitting tightly; a close, clinging negligee-I want my bond with God to be "close". But on top of all that, I want to be "close" to my husband & children, to my parents & sisters, to my church & church family. I want to be "close" to my weight goal & "close" to getting my B.S. in Education.
That is my one word for the year & I thank you for sharing the idea & giving me something to look forward to & to work on throught out the year! Smile God Bless!!
1/31/2011 7:53:20 AM
Erik McClendon United States
Erik McClendon

Faith that God will provide the funds that I will need for the Mission Trip that I am going on to Papua New Guinea in June Smile
1/31/2011 7:53:43 AM
Gail Berish United States
Gail Berish
My one word is Discipline.
There are many areas in my life where I need to make resolutions for this year like making healthy choices for eating, exercising, getting more into God's Word more.  Trying to find the ONE WORD they can all be summed up by, I discovered the one word "Discipline".

Through that One Word, God has already stirred my heart to get up 45 minutes earlier in the mornings to work on my homework for our small group's Bible Study.  That in itself is a MAJOR breakthrough for someone who suffers from fibromyalgia with all the fatigue and sleepiness that's associated with this illness.

I have found an EXCITEMENT (actually a "craving") to see what I'm going to learn every morning by not just "reading" the Word, but by "STUDYING" the Word.  It's been like a child at Christmas where I have not been able to sleep for anticipation of what wonders God will show me in my study the next morning!!

My healthy eating habits and taking time to exercise are all coming into line as well!

What a WONDERFUL God we serve!  I can't wait to see the magnitude of things I will be learning this year by thinking daily on my one word - Discipline!!!
1/31/2011 7:53:55 AM
Jeanie Brake United States
Jeanie Brake
I went back and forth between "discipline" and "responsibility". Both are powerful for me right now. It has been a real hard past year and as I have been seeking to know what it all means and why it is happening I realize that maybe in part what I am meant to get out of all the struggles is that I DO need discipline in my life. I am 52 years old and am long past the years that I have parents telling me what to do and when to do it. I have just let myself drift and do whatever I want to do - and that has contributed to my overall sense of things being out of control in my life, in my job, in my spiritual life. I am going to work on my "discipline" and when I do that I am also going to be taking responsibility - so I guess I really didn't have to decide between the two after all.
1/31/2011 7:54:00 AM
Sandy United States
My word for 2011 is definitely GRATITUDE. Just started listening to KLOVE and it has grown on me.  (I'm 56 so I'm used to traditional Christian music which I also love)    hugs, sandy
1/31/2011 7:54:03 AM
Ellen United States
My word is freedom.  I want to truly break free from the strongholds of this world and accept the freedom that Christ died to give us.
1/31/2011 7:54:18 AM
Mary Ann Garrett United States
Mary Ann Garrett
My one word is FOLLOW! To help me follow through with the Lords word! I want to follow him more closely. In following him I hope that all aspects of my life will become better. I hope that it will also help me follow through on the things that I say I am going to do. †
1/31/2011 7:54:34 AM
Brittany B United States
Brittany B
my one word for this year is IMMERSE. I want to completely immerse myself in God's will and his plan for me. I want to immerse myself in my marriage as well, and make it the best it possibly can be. everything I do, I want to completely immerse myself in it and give it everything I have. I feel that if I give it my all in everything I do, my relationship with God will grow and become stronger than ever.
1/31/2011 7:54:41 AM
Kirsten United States
1/31/2011 7:54:48 AM
Hannah United States
My one word is also "hope" it means to wish for something with expectation of it's fulfillment and to have confidence; trust. So many things went wrong for me and my family last year. My parents got divorced, we lost our house, my brother was deployed, and another brother sent to jail. This year I hope that God will have his way and bring my brother home safely. I have Hope that God will pick up the pieces and soften our hearts enough to forgive and love again. I have high hopes this year and I am trusting God will take care of us.
1/31/2011 7:55:13 AM
Brandi United States
Since December, I've been feeling a lack of JOY in my heart. We're studying Phillipians now, which is all about having JOY. I feel the Lord has really been speaking to me to allow His JOY into my life.
My word for 2011 is "JOY"!!

"Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!" Phil. 4:4
1/31/2011 7:55:37 AM
Ashley Keaton United States
Ashley Keaton
1/31/2011 7:55:39 AM
Melissa Lehman United States
Melissa Lehman
My word is "spectacular" - which just sounds like a positive yet pretty generic word.  But it was inspired by a loud, happy family I know.  When I commented to the mom about how I could always hear them coming, she was a bit embarrassed and said, "Oh, we always make such a *spectacle* wherever we go!"  

But I thought: What would it be like to create a *joyous* spectacle wherever you went?

I transformed that into "spectacular" to influence all areas of my life.  For example, I can ask myself about anything I'm doing: "What could I add to this to transform it from ordinary to spectacular?  What could I do to turn this routine activity into something memorable for my family?"

On the flip side, it can remind me of how "ordinary" things that we take for granted are truly spectacular - a roof over your head, a car that runs, healthy kids, clean running water, etc., etc.  That is, to remind myself to express gratitude for all my blessings.

I've loved reading others' words above!

Many blessings to you!
1/31/2011 7:55:52 AM
Debra United States

That is my one word direction~ To be empowered by GOD to serve His plan on my life~
1/31/2011 7:55:55 AM
Lori C United States
Lori C
Diligence! That is the one word I will work on this year. To be diligent in my daily devos,seek His will, and in the daily tasks that require me to seek His wisdom, and to not get weary in well doing. I tend to procrastinate or not complete things in due time. So, diligence is the word I will focus on in 2011.
1/31/2011 7:56:03 AM
Sarai United States
Committed. God sent me a wonderful man and his kids last year after I had done a lot of praying about seeking HIS will and not mine...there were many tests and bumps in the road, but this May I'll be marrying that man and will officially become a stepmom to his children.. God has blessed me so richly because I followed him through some tough times that I did not understand... therefore I will further commit myself to God just like I will my new family.
1/31/2011 7:56:04 AM
Sheila Rusche United States
Sheila Rusche
My one word is FROG
I even have a picture of a frog by my computer so that everytime i look at it, it reminds me that my goal is to fully rely on God and trust him completely. I always try to help him just a little bit and ive learned that he dont need my help... Its His Will, not mine!
1/31/2011 7:56:10 AM
Sarai United States
Committed. God sent me a wonderful man and his kids last year after I had done a lot of praying about seeking HIS will and not mine...there were many tests and bumps in the road, but this May I'll be marrying that man and will officially become a stepmom to his children.. God has blessed me so richly because I followed him through some tough times that I did not understand... therefore I will further commit myself to God just like I will my new family.
1/31/2011 7:57:14 AM
Kathie United States
Selfworth is my word for 2011. Selfworth is my call to learn to love myself and not beat myself down. Most times I am my own worst enemy. I first must find my selfworth so that I can find it in others and help them to believe in themselves. Do things for God and share yourself unselfishly. Lead by example. Build character not reputation.
1/31/2011 7:57:36 AM
Cheryl United States
"Relationship" is my one word.  K-Love really touched me at the end of 2010.  I heard so many things that helped me pick this word. My desire is to have a deeper relationship with my God.  I heard things such as "not just go thru the motion and to not read my Bible to finish but to seek change." I felt like God was confirming this thru K-Love and the sermons I heard at church. I now read my Bible asking God to show me a verse and how to apply it to my life.
1/31/2011 7:58:02 AM
Melissa Ray United States
Melissa Ray
Good morning! For the past couple of weeks, I have been listening to this radio station on the way to work and when I get to work I pull it up on my computer and listen all day to this station. This radio station is such a blessing to me daily. Because of it, can you believe I actually look forward to coming to work! Smile

Anyhoo, I have been hearing everyone come up with their "word" for 2011. As I looked back in the last several months of my life, it was spiraling downhill. On January 2, 1011, I went back to church, re-deciated my life back to Christ, and my life just has completely changed drastically! I am so grateful that he is Merciful and Loving God.

This morning as I was listening again, I heard Lisa and Eric again talking about the "word" for 2011. I listened as Lisa described how she prayed about her word and it came to her. So I said a prayer as she was talking about what my word would be, and it how funny that the word "CLOSER" just came to mind. No more when this word came to me, a few seconds later, the song "Closer" by Shawn McDonald came on the air. With everything I have endured the past several months of my life, I know now this is my word for me.

Closer to God and doing his will is where I want my life to be headed in 2011. I thank God daily for his every loving grace!
1/31/2011 7:58:17 AM
Michelle United States
My one word for 2011 is "Focus". I'm always on the go and trying to do it all at one time and nothing ever seems to get my full attention whether it be my kids, husband, my service to the Lord or towards anyone else. I want to focus on the task at hand. When I have my prayer time I want to focus on the conversation with God instead of in the middle of it thinking of everything that needs to be done. I want to focus whoever my conversation is with, I want to focus on my work so that it gets done, I want to focus on whatever the task or conversation is at the time.
1/31/2011 7:58:34 AM
Ashley Barker United States
Ashley Barker
I am choosing "crazy".  My life (home, work, even church) feels crazy no matter what I do.   I want to focus on getting rid of the "crazy" and falling "crazy" in love with Christ.  Too often I find myself not looking at the big picture and focusing on this things that make me "crazy".
1/31/2011 7:58:58 AM
Darci United States
My word is: enjoy.  I need to enjoy the gifts that God has given me.  I have a wonderful husband, three beautiful children, and I live in beautiful Utah.  I find myself getting into a rut, and just getting through each day.  I need to take the time to enjoy all I have been blessed with - including the gift of being able to worship God freely!
1/31/2011 7:59:18 AM United States
My word is 'restoration'.  I am having the first of two knee replacements this week, and I am looking forward to a more active life being restored.  That's just the beginning - I'm am working toward financial restoration, spiritual restoration for my son, continual spiritual restoration for myself and many other areas as well.  
1/31/2011 7:59:26 AM
Tracy O United States
Tracy O
My one word is "patience." For so long I have felt like I had to have control over every situation, in every moment. But over the past few months I have realized that I do not need to have control over everything. GOD has everything in control. So when I want something to happen right now and it doesn't, it is because GOD has a plan. And that is my cue to sit back and wait, and have patience. It is a struggle for me, but I am starting to get it.
1/31/2011 7:59:33 AM
pauline United States
I keep coming back to the word LOVE. I know God loves me in my head because His word says so but I want to really know it and experience the freedom that comes along with it. Perfect love (like he is and has) casts out ALL fear.By staying mindful of this, it will becaome all the more real to me and change not only my life but the lives of those around me.
1/31/2011 7:59:56 AM
Kevin United States
My word is SERVE:
God has given me so much over the past couple years. A great job, nice home, awesome friends, but most of all, salvation.
So now its my time to pass that love from God on to others.  I truely believe that God wants us to lead others to Him by having a servants heart, showing others the love of God by reaching out and helping them through tough times.
1/31/2011 8:00:07 AM
Katie United States
I've been thinking about what I want my word to be all month but nothing was clicking. When I was listening to your show this morning all of a sudden the word discover popped into my head. As soon as I heard this word in my head I knew it was my word for 2011. I looked up the definition to the word along with things associated with this word and it fits into my life perfectly. I have been trying to be more open to life and God lately and discover more about myself and my life and my relationship to God. It wasn't until I heard this word, however, that it all made sense. I now know that my goal for 2011 is to go out and discover all I can.
1/31/2011 8:00:08 AM
Chandra United States
after a lot of thought and prayer, i have chosen "trust" for my word. i want to be more trusting of people. basically it comes down to a fear of getting hurt. this has kept me from living the life God intended for me. so TRUST it is.
1/31/2011 8:00:10 AM
Andrea United States
My word is Reduce....not just for the usual reason of reducing weight though I do need to lose 100 pds. But like the song from Mercy Me 'So Long Self', I'm having to reduce in many other ways as well. My husband has a new job and we will be moving from our house into an apartment this summer, so I have to reduce all of my treasures and stuff accumulated over 30 yrs. of marriage and even some keepsakes from high school and college. I have a whole house full of sentimental keepsakes that I will hate to part with. I have to believe that I will find that God will fill me with Himself as I Reduce all these parts of myself...And there's no greater Treasure than that!
1/31/2011 8:00:25 AM
Holly United States

I work with people who like to make things more difficult than they are. And I get frustrated very easily with this. I choose SEEK to remind me that God is in each of us. And that God is what I should be looking for versus the things that make me frustrated.  
1/31/2011 8:01:00 AM
zekesmom10 United States
I want to do all things to glorify God. I have a lot of work ahead of me!
1/31/2011 8:01:13 AM
Keli "key-lee" United States
Keli "key-lee"
Eek! I heard you say not to post on facebook, and of course I did. (HaHa) So, here is what I posted on facebook.

God gave me the word focus.
I never even thought about doing the one word. I was simply enjoying hearing everyone's words and reasons. One day while you were talking about picking a word, the word focus just popped in my head out of no where. I knew that God had given me that word. The reason I believe He sent that word to me is because for the last few years, I feel I've been falling away from him. Also, I need to focus to finish college, becoming more financially stable and the most important next to building a better relationship with God, is to have better health. It has been deteriorating for the last 4 years. I'm so glad that God sent this word to me.. because I am SO excited to be involved in this!!  Laughing
1/31/2011 8:01:19 AM
Natasha United States
My word is STONGER...I Desire to be Stronger in My Lord!I Want The Strength to Resist the Things that are bad and to seek those that are good. I Pray for Strength in everything it seems, so it was almost like..Oh Yeah thats It! Thank You Lord!
1/31/2011 8:01:31 AM
Vonte' United States
When I thought about the word for the year and where I am, the words were not the nicest to say.  I feel broken.  I have been searching for a job after completing graduate school and I have had no luck in finding a job.  I have been at my parents home for 6 months.  I feel broken, because nothing has happened yet.  Little by little, I have tried to turn myself back to God.  I use to have this wonderful relationship with God. I have lost a piece of who I am.  Now, I am trying to repair who I am am.  I am trying to build hope.  I am trying to not think of myself as a failure.  I am trying to trust in God.  Though I maybe broken I am REPAIRING my trust, hope, and relationship with God.  It is a journey that is hard, but when I found KLove station...I was happy I found music that ispires me to continue to REPAIR.
1/31/2011 8:01:37 AM
Carolyn United States
1/31/2011 8:01:41 AM
Mike United States
My one word is Intentional. The word makes me think of Living with Purpose. Be determined about all i do
in the coming year.
1/31/2011 8:01:41 AM
Lori Carter United States
Lori  Carter
My One Word is "Release"  I am "one of those" that like to be in control of everything.  This year I am reminding myself over and over to "release" it to God.  He's handling it anyway.  It's been very difficult as I am struggling with releasing two of my sons.  I have to remember that I can't make them decide on a better life for themselves, God is handling it...  VERY hard lesson!
1/31/2011 8:01:50 AM
Mike United States
My one word is Intentional. The word makes me think of Living with Purpose. Be determined about all i do
in the coming year.
1/31/2011 8:01:53 AM
Kelly Hammond United States
Kelly Hammond
My one word is "Truth". I picked it a couple of weeks ago. I attend Port City Community Church where Mike Ashcraft is the pastor. As you know, this is his concept! I believe this is the 5th year the church has been doing this, and I am so pleased to see that it has been picked up by K-Love!
Anyway, back to my word...Truth.  I picked it for many reasons. God's Word is Truth... if I know the Word ( truth ), I can more easily recognize the lies of Satan when they come. If I don't know the truth, I may believe the lie. Jesus is the Truth. I want to know Him more and more.
Also, it's the Truth that sets us free. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. And it was for freedom that Jesus came, and if it's truth that sets me free, then the truth is very important.
Also, I want to speak the Truth in love. I have no problem with being truthful, I am a stickler for the truth. However, I do need to work on speaking the truth in love. For instance, I may know I need to say something, but out of fear of hurting someone's feelings, I may not speak up. God is showing me I need to speak up at times, and as long as I speak the truth in love it's what we're called to do. I need to be bolder in speaking the truth in love. So these are just a few reasons why I picked TRUTH as my one word.
1/31/2011 8:02:06 AM
1/31/2011 8:02:20 AM
Amy United States
BELIEVE! At First Assembly of God in Pampa Texas we say BELIEVE a lot! We believe God is going to use us individually and our church for great things. We believe every single day God will come and show his self in our church. Believe is something we do everyday. This word is so important in our church some of the ladies including the Pastors wife have bracelets that say BELIEVE on them. Just Believe. That is all one has to do to have Jesus in their life!
1/31/2011 8:02:33 AM
Andrew United States
My word for 2011 is courageous. I've had issues my entire life with confrontation because of the many forms of abuse I've witnessed and experienced throughout my childhood, and because of them my "fight or flight" response almost always falls to flight. I just recently found my faith in Christ, and The Word has given me the courage to fight for everything that's right in His eyes and battle the temptations and forces in my life that would have previously led me into darkness. He tells me, however, in 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." I pray on this verse and many others every day, and through Him I have been changed in ways that have made me more courageous in carrying out what He puts on my heart to do.
1/31/2011 8:02:47 AM
Andreea Canada
My one word for 2011 is " consecrate". I want to devote my life whole heartedly to God this year. Many times we as Christians get caught up with life, and only give the bare minimum to God. This year, I want to give my all to Him- Everything I am. All that I have. I'm consecrating my life to Him.
1/31/2011 8:02:58 AM
joyce United States
my one word for this year is "seek".  to seek out just what God wants for my life and family. Seek His word more.
1/31/2011 8:02:58 AM
Soshia Wurtz United States
Soshia Wurtz
My one word would be "faithful". As soon as I left what the world thought as beautiful and what the world thought I had to have (money, perfect body, etc.) and became a follower Jesus I realized that I don't have any worry. As long as I stay faithful to the Lord I know that He will provide my every need and my wants. Giving my life to Jesus, the one true God, was the greatest thing I have ever done.
1/31/2011 8:03:04 AM
Laura United States
Committed - Committed to relying on God,  Committed to my relationship with my husband, and Committed to recovering physically from knee surgery.
1/31/2011 8:03:46 AM
Keah Payne United States
Keah Payne
So I as most have heard you all from the beginning talking of this choosing one word and made lists, looked up words really searching for a good word. Then I got fed up with the overwhelming amount of good words out there and came before God, I asked Him what one word do I need this year, what word is for me for 2012? The word that I heard was listen. Listen, not one I had even considered or even wanted but then I looked it up.  I found this

to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear
to pay attention; heed; obey
to wait attentively for a sound
Informal: to convey a particular impression to the hearer; sound

I am so excited to see what God has to tell me this year! I will be listening!
1/31/2011 8:03:54 AM
Mallory United States
My word is "trust" because for years and years I have worried and I heard about the "One Word" thing on the radio.  So mom looked it up for me and we followed the steps and I couldn't come up with a word!  So my mom said "What if God was standing right in front of you, and you gave Him all your problems what would He say to you?"  It ended up being trust!  And it's hard some times but I'll do my best!
1/31/2011 8:03:58 AM
Debby United States
My one word is "saturate".  Saturate means to cause (a substance) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance, through solution, chemical combination, or the like; to soak, impregnate, or imbue thoroughly or completely.  I have become lukewarm towards the Lord and this year I want to be saturated with His love, His mercy, His grace, and with His word!  I want to be soaked in His word completely!!  Alleluia!  
1/31/2011 8:04:19 AM
Sandy United States
PATIENCE! This is something I have always struggle with.
I want awnsers now! I want my children to act a certain way, now!
I'm learning to step back and take a breath and listen! And, wait patiently.
1/31/2011 8:05:30 AM
Kathy United States
There are many words that would fit for me this year...hope and faith apply, but the ONE word that came to me recently was TRUST.  Trusting in Him.  My husband recently went to be with the Lord and God spoke to me, asking me...Do you trust Me?  I do trust Him...but I also think it's something to strive for on a daily basis, to put our trust in Him completely...for everything.  Blessings in Jesus name!
1/31/2011 8:05:30 AM
Stephen J. Padilla United States
Stephen J. Padilla
My word is "lead."  I need to be a better leader in my family and I need to be led by the Holy Spirit.  I guess Sanctus Real's "Lead Me" should be my theme song.
1/31/2011 8:05:36 AM
jerry crosno United States
jerry crosno
FAITHFULLNESS, because i want to grow everyday closer to him and by being faithfull to him it will happen.
1/31/2011 8:06:37 AM
Ally Mattle United States
Ally Mattle
My one word is "more". I feel God telling me that I need to show the world more of Him in my daily life and He, in turn, will reveal more of Himself to me.
1/31/2011 8:06:50 AM
Sherry United States
My word is FULL. To be full of love, faith, hope, compassion. To be full of the Holy Spirit.
1/31/2011 8:07:00 AM
Susan Waclawski United States
Susan Waclawski
My word is Peace. I want peace in my life my work and my family situation. My daughter in law died last dec. and there has been a struggle and fight over the kids. My son is in prison and just wants to come home to  his kids. Her family is not making that easy. BTW he is not in for hurting her or the kids and they were in agreement when he went in and spoke the night she died. He is devastated. Not being there for her or the kids. The county he lives in wants to take the kids and put them up for adoption. I think that would be to much for Him to bear.  
1/31/2011 8:07:34 AM
Lea Durbin United States
Lea Durbin
I chose "gentleness" because I have struggled with being overly critical and harsh with myself most of my life. I've always treated others with gentleness and love, but at the same time I would treat myself just the opposite, with negative self talk and harsh criticism at all times and with all situations. I'm learning that it's ok to be gentle with yourself and in 2011 I plan on releasing the gentleness of spirit that I have always reserved for others from the depths of my heart and soul where it truly resides.  
1/31/2011 8:07:37 AM
Beth United States

I have had serious trust issues since my parents divorce. There were a lot lies and failures wrapped up in it. I find it hard to trust people, even proven friends. Worse yet I find it hard to trust God. I want to more then anything. My trust has been broken so many times that I find it a constant struggle.
1/31/2011 8:07:40 AM
Trish United States
My word is Calm it means a period or condition of freedom from storms. It is a word that like most I would not have chosen for myself but felt lead to this word. For me I am a big worrier and I stress over EVERYTHING, so this word for me means freedom from the emotional storms I put myself through and let God lead and take charge of my life.
1/31/2011 8:07:44 AM
Janice MacMillan United States
Janice MacMillan
This word or words have been on my mind for several weeks. Inner-peace... and even though it is technically two words there is only one true way you can ever receive this special peace in your heart and that is through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Inner peace refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace.
This is also described as inner-light, serenity, enlightenment among many others.
I think sometimes we struggle with this inner peace at different times in our lives, but it is always there for us to experience.

In Christ,
1/31/2011 8:08:09 AM
chelsee United States
My one word is forgiving. I want to be more forgiving towards others like God is to me. I am a recovering addict. I have been clean for 2 and a half years. A few months ago I found Jesus when I watched that movie 'fireproof' and I havent looked back since. I love my life. God has forgiven me. I wish to forgive myself. I dont like myself when I get angry at others and I get let go of it. He is teaching me to forgive. I am getting better at it. I want so badly to do His will and be a good christian and, for me, that starts with unconditional love and being able to forgive others.
1/31/2011 8:08:28 AM
Melissa United States
My word is delight!  I want to spend this year making sure I not only delight in the Lord and all he does for me, but to delight in all the wonderful, little, simple things that I often don't notice in my life and really delighting in those blessings.
1/31/2011 8:08:39 AM
Sondra Scott United States
Sondra Scott
"commitment" - I will commit myself to my faith, church, and my family. My other word would have been procrastanation. But commitment takes care of that one. If I have commitments, I will see them through. Thanks klove.
1/31/2011 8:08:57 AM
Vicki United States
My one word is humble.  It sums up, I think, how I would like to see myself at the end of 2011.
1/31/2011 8:09:17 AM
Roxanne United States
Faith is my word.  Putting complete trust in my Savior for every aspect of my life.  Knowing that He will take care and His plan for me is unfailing.
1/31/2011 8:09:55 AM
Angie Tucker United States
Angie Tucker
My One Word for this year is AWARE.  I want to more aware of everything in my life.  I want to be more aware of my relationships with family and friends but especially my relationship with God. I want to be aware when He's talking to me and when He's leading me.
Last month I introduced "One Word" to our womens group and they loved it.  We have had so many testamonies of how the words they picked have shown up in thier lives.  Thanks so much for introducing me to "one word"  It has changed my life.
1/31/2011 8:10:22 AM
Cindy United States
My word is passion.  I want God to fill me to over flowing with a new passion for Him, I want to be filled with a passion to dance before him, a passion to praise him, a passion to worship him and a passion to serve him like I've never danced, praised, worshiped or served before.

I long to be so completely passionately in love with him, that everyone who encounters me will see Him shining through me.

It's my prayer everyday and that transformation has already begun!  My life is already different and I'm excited to see the places God and I go together this year.  
1/31/2011 8:10:22 AM
Teresa United States
My word is CELEBRATE! I have so many blessings in life and I need to realize them more, and what better way to do that then to thank God and praise him more and more for them? It's time to start living life to it's fullest! I am lucky in so many ways, so I need to start celebrating life and all it's joys!
~Teresa, age 14
1/31/2011 8:10:34 AM
Necia B. United States
Necia B.
my word is "faith". God has shown me this year to just have faith in him. He blessed me this year on Jan 2,2011 by helping me find and connect with 4 of 7 half siblings that I had never met before. We will be meeting for the first time in july.God blessed me so much at a time when I didnt believe I would ever find them.Thank you Jesus
1/31/2011 8:10:51 AM
Angelina Perry United States
Angelina Perry
My one word for 2011:
2011 is the year of HARVEST for me and my church home. So this year I am EXPECTING for most if not ALL of the things that I have labored, cried, and petitioned for in my prayer closet to come to pass this year! Some of those things are to pay off my car even though I still owe two more years, that the Holy spirt would spiritually arrest my teenage daughter and last but NOT least that this would be the year that I start dating the man that the Lord has for me! I am excited and can not wait to share with you guys (and gals) the outcome of my year! BE BLESSED!
1/31/2011 8:11:53 AM
Ana T United States
Ana T
My one word is "SURRENDER". I know that I have to surrender to Him.  I have to be at His mercy. He is the one who guides me and if I do not listen them I can not hear what my Heavenly Father is trying to tell me.
1/31/2011 8:12:26 AM
Marcos J. Alcala United States
Marcos J. Alcala
Obedient- I want to be obedient to God's direction.  Wether that means giving up everything, sharing my testimony, or just giving more.  Lately, I feel like I have plateau'd in my growth as a christian.  Sometimes I feel like I have no idea what God is telling me to do.  Other times I feel in touch with what he wants but I don't always want to follow his "lead".  He's never stirred me wrong before, and I have felt more close to God when I am doing his will and not my own, but for some reason I still have times when I think my way is the best.  I want to be willing to give my all to follow jesus in 2011.
1/31/2011 8:12:26 AM
Henry Mason United States
Henry Mason
"Patience" is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances.

I pray that for 2011 I will pass every trial I face so that patience will do it's perfect work in me.

James 1:3-4

Too many times I have let my current situation dictate my reaction to my struggles.
1/31/2011 8:12:54 AM
Paul United States
"Promised"~ I wil no longer be held down by the lies of the devil and everyone he chooses to use and tell me who I am not,by actions , words , and tactics...when "I AM" His SON! Even though I fault, and sin, and make mistakes and do things I shouldn't do, and say things I shouldn't say ~ the differance is... I repent, ask for forgiveness and ask Him to lead me through it.I am so sorry if your expectations of me ~ have let you down.I can assure you, His "promise" for this man life is divine. He is the only one who can mold , me and change me into the man He needs me to be to fufill his purpose.  Romans 8:28-31~ "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? " I am "promised" that I am more than a conqueror! FYI ~ If you have not made Christ Jesus your Lord and Savior, today would be a very good day to do it... Prayers and Blessings
1/31/2011 8:12:57 AM
Kay Cocklin United States
Kay Cocklin
My one word is "aware".  It is becoming increasingly important to me to be aware of the needs around me.  It's great for me to go to church, and worship, but if I go about my days oblivious to those who are needy, I am nothing.  I also need to be aware of the way society is affecting what I believe to be TRUTH.  Therefore, I must be vigilant about staying in the WORD that provides what is true.  Colossians 2:8 says, "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ" (NIV, 2162).
1/31/2011 8:14:12 AM
Samantha United States
My one word is Grow... I have been a Christian for about 5 years now and I feel like I need to grow more in my faith in God, in my knowledge of God and in my love for God.  Not that I don't have a strong faith but at times I feel that doubt creep into my mind, is He going to answer pray, provide, be there.  And I know the answer is yes but at those moments of dispair, I would like more verses to call on and a stronger instinct to just put it all in his hands.

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen." (2 Peter 3:18)
1/31/2011 8:14:50 AM
Stephanie denson United States
Stephanie denson
God gave me my word in november of 2010..the word is    "DISCIPLINE"  he said that  my discipline would keep me when my flesh became weak....then he gave me the month of december to seek him for the plan....its been tough, but god never said it would be easy, but he did  say the outcome would be great!!!  So I take  him at his word continue take it one day at a time...    
1/31/2011 8:14:50 AM
Alisha United States
My word for 2011 is "do", and it's two-fold...spiritually and physically.  I frequently have good intentions or thoughts of something I would like to do for others... but my follow-through has always been lacking.  This year, when I feel God leading me to say something to someone I wouldn't normally say, or send a note to someone, I'm going to do it!  Good thoughts/intentions aren't helpful until I follow through with what God lays on my heart.
And in my own quest for being fit, I'm going to "do" more with my family in an effort to give us all a more healthy approach to life Smile
1/31/2011 8:15:00 AM
Stephanie denson United States
Stephanie denson
God gave me my word in november of 2010..the word is    "DISCIPLINE"  he said that  my discipline would keep me when my flesh became weak....then he gave me the month of december to seek him for the plan....its been tough, but god never said it would be easy, but he did  say the outcome would be great!!!  So I take  him at his word continue take it one day at a time...    
1/31/2011 8:16:23 AM
Rebekah Gregory United States
Rebekah Gregory
WILLING. I've seen so many times in my own life, and in the lives of others, what willingness can do. GOD can do so much through us as believers as long as we are willing to be used. So I am going to be willing to be used however, wherever, and whenever. I want to be willing to speak, to go, to serve, to pray, to learn, to teach, etc. This year, every day, I am going to be willing to do whatever the LORD asks of me.
1/31/2011 8:16:27 AM
Michelle United States
The word I believe God has given me for this year is "reward". Not that I deserve anything more than what He has already given me in Christ (there is nothing more!) but I just feel him giving me a nod of approval, a feeling that He sees and is pleased and He is going to reward me in some way. I don't know if that means a tangible reward or simply the deep peace that comes with knowing He is pleased with me.  That means so much to me because I have felt that I have made so many mistakes in the assignment He's given me in raising our 4 children, particularly our two adopted special needs kids.  It brings me such peace to know that He sess me and that He is a God who rewards His children.
1/31/2011 8:16:45 AM
Beth United States
My word is ACTION.  As I thought about what God would have my word to be, I thought over all the goals I had.  To cherish my family even more, to serv our community and the world, even more and to spread joy to others just by being in Love with Jesus.  Then he showed me that all that is through my actions.  I am a 'low energy' kind of gal.  Give me a good book and I'll sit for hours, but God will give me motivation and energy to put into action all this love that he has given me!
1/31/2011 8:16:47 AM
Hayley United States
My word is "body".  I started attending a new church around Thanksgiving, and the sermon that spoke to me was about offering your body to God as a living sacrifice.  I have been going to this new church ever since, and I believe that God put conviction in my heart to become a member there.  I have since joined the choir, and am even seriously considering going on a mission trip in June.  Another reason I chose body is because I have struggled with my weight, and I want to try to stop filling my life with food and fill my life with God.  I believe making a committment to make my body a living sacrifice to God will help me to take better care of myself so that I can live to witness to people in His name.  
1/31/2011 8:17:29 AM
Jeff Bray United States
Jeff Bray
My One Word for 2011 will be 'real'. I do not think I have been the Christian I have been called to be. I do not want to wear a fake smile, say the right things, or go through the motions. I strive to be a REAL Christian. It is defined as: not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory; of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things; being precisely what the name implies.
1/31/2011 8:17:42 AM
Gregory Pearl United States
Gregory Pearl
1/31/2011 8:17:57 AM
J.E. Thoma United States
J.E. Thoma
FOCUS - I need to keep my eyes on Jesus this year and what God has done for me as I maneuver through an event packed year.  Hebrews 12:1-3 Smile
1/31/2011 8:17:57 AM
Danielle United States
I have thought of a few words, but they didn't seem right for me. Then it hit me when Addison Road's "Hope now" came on. I believe God has chosen a word for me because when I pray it's about healing, but I cannot heal without letting go of the pain; I forgive, but never forget and carry the hurt as a reminder. This is why I believe my one word for 2011 is RELEASE; giving all of my hurt to God and being set free to live a life of love, joy, and fulfillment.
1/31/2011 8:18:14 AM
Mary Kaye Henline United States
Mary Kaye Henline
EXAMPLE. Plain and simple... I need to start being one.
1/31/2011 8:19:15 AM
Annette United States
My word is Enough.  Lord you are enough for me.  Enjoying the blessings each day and knowing that what you provide each day is enough. Just like the manna in the desert. And enough...drama, worry, the sense of enough is enough, no more. God you are my all in all, you are enough for me.
1/31/2011 8:19:39 AM
Sherry Bellamy United States
Sherry Bellamy
My word is HOPEFUL..I am hopeful for a better relationship with God, hopeful for better health, hopeful for my kids (4) future, hope for my grandkids(10) futures. Hopeful for a better understand between my 3 yrs old son that is Autistic and myself so that I may better help him grow for his future. So I am full of HOPESmile
1/31/2011 8:20:20 AM
Julie Bailey United States
Julie Bailey
My one word for 2011 is COURAGE. I know that God is with me through every trial, but my current circumstances will require a great deal of COURAGE.  I so desire to feel His presence and His mercy instead of the fear and regret that have taken hold of my heart. Thank you Jesus!
1/31/2011 8:21:00 AM
kathy United States
My word is actually a phrase; Healing relationships. I have felt for a very long time that God is calling me to begin the process of healing relationships; both within my personal life as well as my professional. I have always been a peace maker; therfore, I have swept many feelings of hurt, disappointment and alot of times that of my  own opinion, under the rug. I did this to save an arguement or heated discussion. Sometimes because I just felt defeted before I began. But during several sermons, I began to understand that we as christians, are actually to hold each other accountable for our words and actions; or in some cases, lack of either. It's hard sometimes to find the right words or actions to take for fear of comming across harsh, unkind or "holier than thou". I am sure this is one reason that I have hesitated in the past. Sometimes the truth isn't fun to hear . God has also shown me that we are to do this with compassion and love. I think that I am finally understanding it all! I have set the ball in motion with several relationships and am excited to see what God will do next! Bottom line is, God knows my heart. He knows my desire to heal and stregnthen relationships within my life and I have decided to do just that. "Where and how you lead me Lord, I will follow".  
1/31/2011 8:21:18 AM
Mark Koshewer United States
Mark Koshewer
GOD do i need say more
1/31/2011 8:22:17 AM
Tiffany United States
My one word is ASSURED. I just did a Bible study on the concept of assurance of eternal life and it made me realize that I am not assured of this truth. So this year I would like to strengthen my relationship with God so that I can have that ASSURANCE!
1/31/2011 8:22:38 AM
Jenni United States
My one word is "stronger."
My Grandma started chemo last year, and we recently found out it hasn't been working. It spread from her colon to her liver and omentum (the part that holds all your organs together), and she has been going down hill pretty fast. She is still undergoing some chemo so that she will be in less pain, but we are basically greiving losing her, with her still here. I kept felling this tug telling me to find something to read to her that will help you and her at the same time. I went to our local Mardel's and bought a book called, "What Cancer Cannot Do." and it is awesome! It is helping me have a stronger connection to God, her and my family; and I think it is helping her be stronger too. I look forward to each day I can spend with her and also look forward to when I can meet her in heaven once she is there.
1/31/2011 8:22:44 AM
Ben McClain United States
Ben McClain
My 1 word is FIGHT; for the kingdom of God, for my family, for our life, for our health, for everything that is worth fighting for. Just fight against giving up when things get hard! Fight temptation, fight sadness, fight everything n for everything. Fight the urge to not ask God for help! I cnnonly fight with the strength from the Lord almighty with his grace n awesome power!
1/31/2011 8:23:12 AM
Todd Schwerm United States
Todd Schwerm
My word is "Choices" everyday you struggle with Spiritual warfare Heavenly thoughts or Worldly thoughts. From before your feet hit the floor from sleeping you need to be focused on what your day brings. Pray continually on making the right choice.
1/31/2011 8:23:35 AM
Laura Goodwin-Wright United States
Laura Goodwin-Wright
Hebrews 3:13 NIV
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
1/31/2011 8:23:35 AM
Amanda United States
My word for 2011 is "clean."  It came to me, after many weeks of thoughtful prayer and reflection, as I was scrubbing the bathtub.  I strive for a clean house, so why not apply that to my journey with Christ?  In 2011 I want my body to be clean, so I will eat healthier foods, drink water instead of soda, and be more active.  I also want my spirit to be clean, so I will listen to K-Love every day, all day, pray for others, read the word of God, attend church, and stay focused on the path He has carved out for me.  

Being "clean" also means removing any distractions that keep me from living a Christ centered life.  

As I work to keep the physical environment clean for my family and me, I strive to life a clean life and lead by example.  
1/31/2011 8:23:38 AM
HM United States
My one word is positive, no matter what or who I'm surrounded by i wish to remain positive and see the good in everyone and everything.
1/31/2011 8:23:42 AM
Karen United States
My one word is "FEEL". Through the years I had built so many walls around my own feelings that I didn't know how to genuinely feel anything. My husband brought me to God and his all-consuming love and my walls are slowly crumbling. I am enjoying feeling now...whether it's hurt or joy or anger or love or compassion.... I want to feel it and rejoice in it. I am finally beginning to feel alive!
1/31/2011 8:23:52 AM
Laura Goodwin-Wright United States
Laura Goodwin-Wright
Hebrews 3:13 NIV
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
1/31/2011 8:24:17 AM
james juuti Canada
james juuti
i would say "Under" would be my word.. i partly have hallelujah by Tenth ave to thank.. but where would we be with out God under us?  
1/31/2011 8:24:48 AM
Lisa United States
TRUTH - this past weekend told me my word in such a God way!  A friend of mine who I dont talk to often (out of state) left an odd voicemail for me, stating she wasnt sure if this was for me or not but God prompted her to say-go swimming in the TRUTH! --I thought about it..TRUTH, Jesus, the bible, clear, transparent, honest, fact, reality, accepted, the TRUTH will set you free!--Ive been struggling with dishonesty and betrayal in my marriage.  In the last 5 yrs Ive sought after what really is the truth of God? Ive been a believer since childhood, but when my husband chose a different religion, it caused me to question why I believed what I believe. I now see that was Gods way of bringing me into true relationship with Him, but its been a very painful road. My husband in his new religion claims to teach the real TRUTH but Ive learned its false prophesy. I see how he struggles to cling to their lies, and how much it shames him to never be able to live up to their rules and "the law". He struggles with addictive tendencies and worked the 12 steps for 2 yrs, but since he's become a member of this religion, he's not aloud to go to any other churches, so stopped going to meetings. Ive watched him over the last 5 yrs trade one addiction for another and started collecting less obvious ones like his religion and porn. all in the name of "teaching the truth of Gods  real name Jehovah". Ive learned none of us can live up to the law, thats why God sent his son Jesus. It hurts me to see him suffer, but I cling to my new found relationship with Jesus and have learned to love Him more than my husband. As I focus on this TRUTH this year I know God offers this same TRUTH to anyone who will ask for it. I continue to pray that someday, God will shine this beautiful TRUTH into my husbands eyes and heart so he also can have the freedom in it and the peace that passes all understanding that guards our hearts and minds in Jesus!! As for my friends words -go swimming in the TRUTH- Im swimming through all the promises and developing an imtimate relationship with Jesus Christ this year! I feel him embracing me and surrounding me with his love!  I surrender to His will in my life and trust His plan and timing and POWER. I know I have no control over others only my own choices, and today I choose to follow the TRUTH!!!  Praise you in this STORM Lord!!!
1/31/2011 8:24:59 AM
Carolyn United States
My word is "present".  My thinking of this originally was in the sense of being aware that God is always present with me in every single moment.  It serves as a reminder for that I need to be always present with God.  As I thought about it further I realized that "present" can also mean "gift".  This can serve as a reminder for me that all of life is a present from God, and I should not 'forget how big I'm blessed.'
1/31/2011 8:25:11 AM
Beth United States
Steadfast is my one word.  Expecting God to do great things this year!
1/31/2011 8:25:11 AM
Kimberly Reed United States
Kimberly Reed
My one word is "Vivacious"
Multi level... Full of Life-
1-I want to allow God's love to shine through my life and day-to-day actions/interactions. As he is the one that gives life to my existance to my hopes and dreams.
2- I want to embrace the life God has given me, enjoying and loving every moment-- living life fully thankful for the grace/love/mercy/faithfulness of God.

1/31/2011 8:25:44 AM
Kristina K. United States
Kristina K.
My word is Pure. With all the media influences in movies, TV, and music it's hard to keep your mind pure. Especially in high school with all the crude jokes. This year I'm going to work to be pure; mind, body, and soul, and let God's light shine through in that way.
1/31/2011 8:26:06 AM
Lexy United States
My word this year is accomplish. I am going to accomplish getting two AA's and my Pharmacy tech Licence. I also want to accomplish becoming closer to the lord and really obtaining wisdom through him. I am a new christian so everything I am learning and how much my life has changed in the past 7 months has blown me away! I also am going to accomplish helping my finance adjust back into the civilian world, his contract with the Marine Corps ends in July and a few months later we are getting married. REALLY excited to see what God has in store for me this year!
1/31/2011 8:26:19 AM
Jennifer Stearns United States
Jennifer Stearns
I knew from the moment you guys started talking about this one word thing what God was calling me to.  I spent a week or so thinking and pondering the word and then took it completely by force last Friday.  My word is Integrity.  God is calling me to have integrity in everything I do and everything I say.  This last weekend as I spent time with my word I was called on the carpet for several of my behavior and I spent time in repentance, asking for his grace and guidance. I know this word is going to push me in directions I am so uncomfortable but I look forward already to having a changed heart by the end of the year and knowing my integrity is in check!
God Bless you guys, I love you!
1/31/2011 8:26:59 AM
Briana Fultz United States
Briana Fultz
"I am more than a CONQUERER through Christ who strengthens me" (not sure of book/vs)... I have lived as a victim - allowing the will of others to influence me...move me or hold me back. i have let my flesh rule, and dictate decisions based on feelings, emotions, poor health. I have been a servant to an unrenewed mind; though completely delivered and set free by the Blood of the Lamb, living as though I am not.... helpless, hopeless, anxious, defeated, and in despair are NOT what Christ our Savior wants for us.

But this year, through Christ who strengthens me, I will be more than a CONQUEROR of my flesh, my mind and its negativity, and my will. My spirit redeemed by Him. All of me surrendered to the Lord, living victoriously by and THROUGH His power, His Word, and His Presence.  HOPE renewed. What a WONDERFUL God we serve!

Briana Fultz
1/31/2011 8:27:06 AM
Beth Bryant United States
Beth Bryant

I refuse to fall away from my first love, Jesus Christ.
I refuse to let my marriage become empty and weak.
I refuse to allow my children to grow up and not know the word of God.
I refuse to ignore God's spirit when directing me to show his love to others.

I refuse "me" to love God better!
1/31/2011 8:27:43 AM
Linda Stephens United States
Linda Stephens
My word for this year is strong.  Strength to overcome any weaknesses I have in order to live well for Jesus. To speak well for Jesus.  To do well for Jesus.  To let others see Jesus in me.  That is my goal.

Strong: of  great  moral  power,  firmness,  or  courage:  strong  under  temptation.  Able to resist.
1/31/2011 8:27:59 AM
Ashley United States
My one word for 2011 is "Trust"  My finance passed away January 1, 2011.  I have lost my love, my best friend, my rock, everything.  We worked together in a business we owned and we played together horseback riding.  We did everything together.  I have to "trust" in God and his plan for me and "trust" that he will restore me.  That is the only way I have been able to keep going.
1/31/2011 8:29:35 AM
Bridgett Kellum-Moore United States
Bridgett Kellum-Moore
My word for 2011 is Listen. Listen to God in everything, listen for God in everything, and listen to those I lead so that I may serve them the way God wants me to.
1/31/2011 8:31:20 AM
Rose Belgium
My word would be FREEDOM (Gal.5:1) Free to love. Free to not get hurt. Free to forgive. Free to share the gospel. Free to be whatever God wants me to be. Free to dance. Free to sing and laugh. Free from religion. Free from do's and don't. Free to live in the grace Jesus gave His life for me! Free in forgiveness I have received through His blood!!!
1/31/2011 8:32:47 AM
My one word for 2011 is "ENOUGH". I have just spent a year and a half going though a seperation and the divorce is now final. It seems through this time having enough of everything has been my issue. My word came to me New Years Eve at  midnight through a prayer by my pastor and the next morning I could not get it out of my head.I had been trying to think of a word and I feel like this was God telling me "this is your word, take it and trust me." So my prayer is that I have ENOUGH love for my family, friends and for my childrens father and then of course patience because I know they will all test me at one time or another. Finally I want ENOUGH faith...ENOUGH faith to know that God has his hand in every part of my life and to know that what he has in store for me is far better than anything I could imagine for myself! As long as I put it all in his hands and leave it there I know I will have ENOUGH!
1/31/2011 9:08:37 AM
Barb Hilton United States
Barb Hilton
"Wait" for the LORD.

1/31/2011 9:25:59 AM
Kelly United States
"Closer". I want to be closer to God, my husband, my son, my family, my church, my friends.
1/31/2011 9:26:44 AM
Timothy Preece Jr United States
Timothy Preece Jr
My word is "Holy", because in the Bible when God was speaking to his people He always reminded them "Be Holy, because I am Holy"
1/31/2011 9:28:08 AM
Joni United States
My word is "freedom".  Freedom from debt(we are doing Dave Ramsey), freedom from the hold of sin.  
1/31/2011 9:32:15 AM
Lanita Legan United States
Lanita Legan
My word is DISCIPLINE.  I'd been praying for increased focus for the past year...after undergoing successful surgery for endometrial cancer, menopause symptoms and the healing process really did a job on my ability to focus.  I'm cancer free and healthy today, but didn't know when I prayed, God would change my word from 'focus' to 'discipline'.  I'm on an adventure to learn what He wants me to this year in light of my faith walk, in my health, in my marriage, in my work.  I look forward to this year!
1/31/2011 9:33:17 AM
Sonia United States
My ONE WORD for 2011: INSPIRATION. I have thought about my one word for the past month and had no clue how to decide. As a young single mother, I know how hard it was for me to decide to go back to school. I had my first clinical experience last week and that is where I found my word. On the folder our instructor gave me that contained all of my paperwork was the word 'inspiration' (it looked like it was a previous used folder, but this was the only written thing on the folder). I pondered on this word for a few days and thought about how it can affect my life.

I will lead my life to be an INSPIRATION to other single mothers who do not have faith in themselves.

I will be an INSPIRATION to my friends and family whenever needed. This will be in whatever way I can!

I wil be an INSPIRATION to strangers with an encouraging word of faith.

And lastly, I will lead my life to be an INSPIRATION to myself. I surprise myself on a daily basis which continuosly inspires me to push for further knowlegde!!!
1/31/2011 9:36:34 AM
Dawn Furtado United States
Dawn Furtado
My word for 2011 - BELIEVE. Seems like a simple word but for 2011 I choose to BELIEVE God. I particpated in Beth Moore's "Believing God" Bible Study in 2004 and again in 2010. In looking back through my workbook I grew in some areas but I was still struggling in the same areas six years later. For 2011 I will BELIEVE that I can do all things through him who stengthens me. I will BELIEVE him for what His word says. I will BELIEVE Him for who he says I am according to His Word. My desire for 2011 is to get caught in the act of BELIEVING GOD.
1/31/2011 9:38:11 AM
Rebecca United States
My word is SATISFIED.  The last year has been a bad one, but God has worked everything out.  This was the word that came to me.  I looked it up and the definition is to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to.  He has fulfilled all my need and desires beyond what I deserve.  God is Great!
1/31/2011 9:38:18 AM
Kat Vandy United States
Kat Vandy
My word for 2011 is subservient.  I have to admit, this word is a little intimidating to me!  Here’s the story:  late last year, I was struggling with an issue involving my family and stressing about school (I’m a PhD student).  One day at school, I was working on my computer, and God told me: “Kat, get up and go outside.”  “Can I do it later, Lord?  I’m busy,” I disrespectfully replied.  “Nope,” He said.  “Go now.”  So I got up and went outside.  As I hit the street near my office, God literally marked out a path for me, turn by turn, to a church near my building.  He nudged me inside to a little prayer chapel I didn’t even know existed.  He had me sit down and pray.  When I closed my eyes to pray, all He said was: “Do you know what subservient means?”  I told him I thought it meant to be submissive.  “That’s half-way there,” He answered. “But I think you should go look it up.”  That’s it!  That’s all I got from Him!  I know now that being subservient means being completely subordinate, being excessively submissive.  Since then, I’ve been in the Word about what it means to be submissive and praying a ton that God show me exactly what he needs me to realize.  I'm so blessed He spoke to me in such a way, and I'm eager to have Him speak to me more!  
1/31/2011 9:39:40 AM
Dennis Russell United States
Dennis Russell
I dont have one word and the word I keep getting is destroy enime.
this pops in my mind everyday. what does one do then?
1/31/2011 9:40:22 AM
Teresa United States
My word is "RENEW". Sounds kind of cliche but it is what I want to do this year. I've had a really rough couple of years. So this year is all about renewal, renewing my commitment to myself, my love for myself, renewing my determination to be a fantastic mother. Renewing my commitment to move my life forward and get a home for me and my daughter so we aren't living with friends anymore. I am going to renew my body by eating better and exercising. Renewing my commitment and relationship with Christ. Renewing or rekindling the fire, the passion that used to burn inside me for success before I allowed life to beat me down and I separated from God. Renewing my commitment to show love and compassion to all things, especially animals. I am determined to begin volunteering at an animal shelter and help others who will never pay me back.
1/31/2011 9:49:43 AM
Sara United States
My word this year is "listen."  I really felt God was telling me, "Stop talking and doing, and just LISTEN."  Sometimes I feel like I'm too busy -- I just have to keep going, keep doing, keep running, keep rushing -- and never have the time.  But, I feel like God's saying it's time to slow down and listen!!
1/31/2011 9:50:49 AM
Tracey United States
My word is FEARLESS. I will not trust numbers in my checkbook, God owns it all anyway. I will not fear people's opinions. God is the only one who knows me well enough to understand. I will not fear the future because God holds it all. There are many changes in store for me and my family, and I will greet these changes joyfully and FEARLESSly. He will not let us fallSmile
1/31/2011 9:53:37 AM
Kelley United States
My word for 2011 is WORK… I am thankful in these times my husband and I both have work, it was important to me start off my word with something I am truly thankful for. This coming year I want to do the work God has called me to do and not my own way. I want to work on my relationships (with my spouse, children, family and co workers).  I will work towards my Dave Ramsey financial goals and I will continue to work in my relationship with God for nothing else is as important.  Christ is able to work in us and what I need to stay focused on is God’s way works, all the time, every time, without fail.
1/31/2011 9:54:20 AM
Jill United States
My one word is 'strength.'  I hope to strengthen my mind, body and spirit this year.
1/31/2011 9:57:06 AM
Jodi Dennett United States
Jodi Dennett
Word for 2011: LIVING. •true to life;absolute;the experience of being alive;•still in active use;in its natural state and place; not uprooted, changed, lively, flourishing. flowing freely,burning or glowing,to continue to have life; remain alive, Sense of "containing unspent energy or power"...Okay, Lord now to make sense out of what you intend!
Praise God for this opportunity.  My older sister died 2 years ago, she has 3 children and her husband is going thru rehab at this moment.  Her oldest just turned 11 yesterday and is living with my parents.  It has been about 5 years of trial and pain, yet in this, He is still calling us to 'LIVE'.  REMAIN IN HIM, LIVING STONES.  I choose to 'live and keep living...believing Him for those momentary miracles!  Living!
1/31/2011 9:57:28 AM
Sarah United States
I chose the word "faithful" for 2011 for two reasons.  

First, my heart's desire is to be faithful to actively seeking God each day by calling upon Him to keep my thoughts in the heavenly realm and looking for Him in every situation. I pray that I can be faithful to living the words of I Chronicles 16:11b, which say, "...Seek His face always."

In addition, this word is a reminder that God keeps His promises.  He is always faithful!  
1/31/2011 9:59:41 AM
Jessica United States
Obedience.  It's a gigantic step, but after finally getting into God's word and understanding His amazing love for me, and now experiencing it in my life, I am wholly devoted to Him!!!  Can't wait to see what He brings in 2011 and beyond!  
1/31/2011 10:00:14 AM
Lori United States
My word is Listen: I have been praying that the Lord will show me what He wants me to do with my life for Him, where HE wants me to go, who HE wants me to talk to. So now I just have to listen to what HE tells me! I am ready for whatever HE has in store for me! I'm READY to listen!
1/31/2011 10:03:50 AM
Jesse Bohmfalk United States
Jesse Bohmfalk
"QUEST" --to quest means to search for or pursue in order to find or obtain something-- to SEEK and that is the desire that the Spirit has filled my heart with, to quest for Him, to always seek the Truth and pursue the lost, to spread the Gospel so that they can feel His Holy Spirit and begin their own questing, to be the window to the Door that leads to the Divine Creator... to always be showing that Door, our Savior, who is the only avenue in which we can walk to find the Father... i quest for Him, with mine eyes upon Him, and i'll never look back
1/31/2011 10:05:55 AM
Evelyn Green United States
Evelyn Green
I would choose the word:  Pressing or pressed. As in I am pressing on or pressing upward or being pressed down and running over.
1/31/2011 10:07:09 AM
Yvonne United States
My word is 'TRUST".  The more that I trust in God's will for my life, the better off I will be.  I only pray that He makes His will very clear, so that all I do is inline with the path that He wants me to take!           Proverbs 3, 5-6
1/31/2011 10:10:11 AM
Katie Halverson United States
Katie Halverson
The word I would choose is "Patience."  This is one of Jesus Christ's qualities that I really need to get better about.  I need patience not just with my children and husband, but with myself and with life in general.  I need to learn to leave my life in God's hands and not be impatiently trying to move life forward in the direction I want it to go in.  God has plans for me and my family, I just need to let myself wait and see what is in store for us.
1/31/2011 10:11:31 AM
steph United States
My word is "PRESENT"
In this world of technology and mass hustling, we tend to multi-task often. I am guilty of being on a room, but not being present. So I have will stop what I am doing, and focus on whoever is speaking to me. I will be present when in church and not just fill a seat. Facebook, Twitter, email, television, etc can all become a addiction and draw you away from the people you love. Make the most of your time together as you can never get it back.
1/31/2011 10:12:23 AM
Marissa Deaver United States
Marissa Deaver
My word for the year is acceptance. I have always had a hard giving up control to my life to God and accepting that His plan is better than mine. This is especially true since my husband and I have been trying for 6 years to have kids (and we are still under 30) and by now I was hoping to be talking about a third kid! But God has other plans for me and this year is about not only listening to Him and what He wants for me but accepting it.
1/31/2011 10:13:35 AM
Brian Walsh Canada
Brian Walsh
My one word is.. "mirrored"... it's the refin the gold. where gold is heated to a certain temperature and all the bad or non pure stuff floats to the's called dross. The dross is then scrapped off the top of the molten gold to leave behind "pure" gold. This pure gold in liquid form has a very reflective property and when you lean over to look into the gold, you can see your reflection... like a mirror.
Christ Jesus is pure, we strive to be like Him, I strive to the point, that when I look into the mirror, I see His reflection and not my own.
1/31/2011 10:14:51 AM
Michelle United States
My word is PERSISTENT -- (in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; ) My life has been crazy and Satan is having issues with me stepping strongly back into my new church I found 1 year ago. I am one that satan caused a divorce and much hurt and my God carried me through and now things are highly looking up! No matter what craziness Satan throws at me I am staying the course...
1/31/2011 10:15:27 AM
Katrina United States
My one word is "Faith". That was the first word that popped into my head. To have faith that good things will start happening again.
1/31/2011 10:16:46 AM
Mary United States
My one word is "Give"
Not only to give financially but to give of my time and talent. I want to be used so that when the world sees me they see the Hands of Christ extented.... Like it says in Luke 6:38 "Give,and it will be given to you.They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down,shaken together, and running over.For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." I want to give so that I have more to give for Christ.
1/31/2011 10:17:25 AM
Laurie United States
My one word is: Available.
Available to be humbled, to be taught, to teach, to breathe, cry, laugh, support and carry my cross as God would have me do so. To be available for and to my children, husband, family but first and foremost to my God who knows all and sees all and loves me.

I want to be available to move away from past mistakes, fears, old habits, current habits and places where I'm closed off to change. I literally want to be clay in my Potters hands, I think the way to do this is to breathe in his living breath, drink his living waters and to let go. To go the extra steps when I'm tired or don't want to, to let him speak to me and guide me.

I believe He will do this work in me, even when I'm still so full of myself.

Thank you K-LOVE!!!
1/31/2011 10:19:18 AM
Dr. Charles Mattson United States
Dr. Charles Mattson
"Missions" is my one word for the year. I am asking the Lord to lead me in local missions as well as my mission trip to the Czech Republic this summer to serve as team leader for an English Camp.
1/31/2011 10:21:06 AM
Angie United States
My word is Enough.
As in The great I AM is enough, and I am enough is Him. I've had enough ( food) and I have enough ("stuff").
1/31/2011 10:23:11 AM
Christi United States
My word for the year is PERSERVERE :to maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.

I'm in college and working, broke all the time =] but i have family, friends, and love.  Through these blessings I need to be reminded I will persevere the difficulties set in front of me.  Only through his power is this made possible.  I will persevere in 2011 in God's name.
1/31/2011 10:24:10 AM
SANDEE United States

to focus on the important, not the urgent busyness.  
1/31/2011 10:34:57 AM
Jaime LeBlanc United States
Jaime LeBlanc
LOVE!  God has shown me more then anything this year that the best way to reach out to people, especially those who aren't saved, is just to love them. God has given me the gifts if love and compassion and has this has given me the ability to see the good in everyone I meet, which I have realized is not so easy for everyone. If everyone loved one another like Jesus loves us, oh how the world would be a much more beautiful place.
1/31/2011 10:38:36 AM
Sarah United States
Step Out.  My husband gave it to me and I thought it fit me (and my timid personality) well.  To get rid of fear of rejection and failure, but to instead be willing to use the gifts God has given me without hesitation, fear, or excuses. I'm excited to 'step out' this year!
1/31/2011 10:38:37 AM
Melissa Madtes Wagner United States
Melissa Madtes Wagner
My one word for 2011 is "perserverance".  May of 2010 I found myself facing my 2nd divorce.  My first husband left me with 2 small children (a 3 yr old and a 10 month old) and signed away his rights.  I met my second husband and things clicked right away.  We married and he bacame "daddy" to my children.  Eight months later, he told me he wanted a divorce.  We have now been separated 9 months and I got an email about a month ago asking me how the kids and I were doing.  Mind you, we hadn't talked since the split.  I had been communicating through his mother to try and work the kinks out on this divorce.  So, I agreed to meet with him and talk.  Today I can tell you that we are far from where we need to be, but we are working through all our problems with GOD'S help!  I know God works miracles, and I have a husband that is a walking miracle.  He truly is a changed man.  So, I will perservere this year (and till the day I die) to be all God intends me to be!
1/31/2011 10:39:30 AM
Theresa Begin United States
Theresa Begin
I have had a difficult time with this one...and this morning I think I finally got it! Since I was born again with Christ, I have always thought  of the phrase "they will know we are Christians by our Love" and prayed that if my walk with Christ was on track, my ego in tact, the correct amount of humility and gratitude, that I would hope that I would be a person where my was with Christ would shine through to others.  So, that being said I believe my word for the year is "SHINE". I will try to live up to it with God's wonderful guidance and help. Thank You for making me pray and reflect on this.
1/31/2011 10:39:34 AM
Katrina United States
My word is Heal.  I was thinking about my word for days, I thought renew or rediscover and one day heal came to me.  You see, my husband of 17 years was in a fatal car accident on Dec. 4, 2010, just three days after his 43 birthday.  My world came crashing down all around me that day.  I now have to travel down this road alone, with out my partner.  I found my inner stregth in our three children, ages 16, 15 and 9.  I have to be here for them.
My word, heal, is what I need to do, in my heart, in my life, with my children and maybe one day I will be able to heal and forgive the young man who killed my husband.  I know that the healing in my heart will take the longest because I desperately miss my husband and my love for him is still strong.  I need healing in my life, opening it up completely to God.  I need to heal with my children and for them.  God will give me the strength.
1/31/2011 10:41:08 AM
Patsy Ryan United States
Patsy Ryan
Completion...I have trouble completing some of the tasks that the Lord is guiding me to do. I will continue to pray about it, and have faith.  God is good!!
1/31/2011 10:44:38 AM
Sue United States
My one word is: Responsible

Responsible with my time, money, food just covers so much of the growth I need and what God has already started in me.
1/31/2011 10:46:45 AM
Beth United States
My word is "intentional". Being more intentional with my relationships and the things that I do, and who I am around, instead of taking everything for granted. This includes, God, my family, friends, clients, etc.

I have also challenged my personal training clients to do the same challenge and take it a step further and post it somewhere that they will see it every day!

Thanks for doing this!!
1/31/2011 10:47:16 AM

1/31/2011 10:59:18 AM
Marilyn Gregory United States
Marilyn Gregory
My word is seek.

I need to spend more time seeking His will for me, His power to carry it out & His strenght to remind myself I am not walking alone.
1/31/2011 11:06:07 AM
Melissa Davis United States
Melissa Davis
My word is "less" -- less spending, less eating, less yelling at my kids, less running around, less wasting time -- and I think all of these things will add up to less stress overall.  This word can apply to so many areas of our lives.
1/31/2011 11:06:48 AM
Dennis Bart United States
Dennis Bart
My word is "simple."  I chose it because I have been known to overanalyze everything!  I'm determined this year to SIMPLY place my life in God's hands, and with childlike faith, rely on Him, SIMPY believing that He loves me!
1/31/2011 11:07:09 AM
Monica United States
WORK ~ I just blogged about it all!
1/31/2011 11:10:34 AM
Tiffany Scott United States
Tiffany Scott
My word this year is "Joy".  While I was driving around town, doing errands at around Christmas, I saw three different church signs speaking about joy.  While my husband is traveling every two months, my two year old is in the throws of the terrible twos, I'm pregnant with my second son, and our condo has been on the market for over a year, I'm going to look for the joy in each day. My husband has a good job, my son is healthy and active, my new son is growing and healthy, and I have a house to live in that is not in danger of being taken away from me.  I have a good marriage, and the joy of the Lord will be my strength when the other things in life seem to overwhelm me.
1/31/2011 11:12:35 AM
Corinne United States
Surrender - God gave it to me this morning while I was listening to your show - it just popped in my head.  I will try to surrender to God's Will in my life everyday.  So, that He can take over.
1/31/2011 11:18:29 AM
Martha United States
My word is intimacy. I want greater intimacy with God. I want to be so close to Him that I will know His heart as well as I know my own.
1/31/2011 11:19:49 AM
Lena Kuchmy United States
Lena Kuchmy
My word is "LIVE". Last year was one of the hardest years of my life. I couldn't walk for over 5 months; had to have two surgeries on my ankle after a staph infection; lost my job; and had to relearn how to walk all over again. But things have been getting better and God has been so good to me while he was refining my faith and making me more pure like gold.
I chose this word because this year, I want to live my life for God! I don't want to lose any more time or opportunities to live for God. If that means going on a missionary trip or sharing my testimony with others, I want my life to show God's love to others!
This year, I will live for God!  
1/31/2011 11:21:27 AM
Giselle Aguiar United States
Giselle Aguiar
My word: dedication
New Year's weekend I dedicated this whole year to God. When I heard about "one word" it was easy to choose "dedication". After being unemployed for 2 years, God placed me in an awesome position doing what I do best for a Christian boss. I vow to dedicate each day and everything I do to the Lord.
1/31/2011 11:22:24 AM
Danielle United States
My word for 2011 is Delight. I want to become more intimate with God on a daily basis and God showed me that I need to learn how to delight myself in Him as it says in Pslam 37:4 and learn more about how He delights in me as His daughter. Learning how to fall in love with Him on a daily basis is my goal for this year!
1/31/2011 11:35:33 AM
Lori United States
My word for the year is VISION. It is amazing how God is already using it in my life since He impressed me with it the first of January. I was blown away when even the first series of messages at church dealt with vision. I am excited to see all that God wants to reveal to me this year using this word!
1/31/2011 11:38:42 AM
Dana United States
I haven't yet chosen my One Word for 2011...I'm still praying about it. But, I wanted to share how important my One Word for 2010 was to me. I chose Perseverance. At first the word scared me, but it kept coming back into my thoughts (God's voice). So, I kept it. Mostly because of my employer (long story, but a difficult situation). I didn't share my word with anyone except God. A few months into 2010 my employer gave me a necklace. On the back of the necklace was one word...Perseverance! I cried because God is so good! He knew I needed to see that word in the very situation I needed it for! I wanted to keep the word for 2011...but deep down I know it served it's purpose and I need to move on.
1/31/2011 11:45:40 AM
Russell United States
My word is "RESOLUTE".  God gave me this word in a quiet moment as I was pulling into my driveway.  I had a pretty good idea what the word meant but when I looked it up, I was quite enlightened.  The definition is:  firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination;  "a resolute and unshakeable faith".  Wow, this speaks right to me and what I need to do in my relationship with Jesus.  I need to kiss my doubts goodbye!

1/31/2011 11:47:39 AM
Sharolyn United States
My word is Love. I hope to treat every person I meet in 2011 with Love. Jesus is Love. A prophet without love is just making a bunch of noise (our pastor said this in a sermon a few weeks ago). At a funeral I was at last week, the message was all about preparing for death in life and love is the greatest gift we've been given and the greatest gift we can give away. I think about when babies are born - they need food, clothing and milk but in order to truly survive and flourish - they need LOVE. It's such a simple word but I think a powerful one.
1/31/2011 11:49:26 AM
Christina Herr United States
Christina Herr
My word is CONFIDENCE.

I will not let others bring me down. I will be confident in who I am and what I stand for. I will stand confident in my faith, morals, and values for Christ and continue to live this life for him! I happy with who I am and what he has blessed me with.

1/31/2011 11:53:53 AM
Deborah Paxton United States
Deborah Paxton
"Seeing".. Seeing the positive in all situations..Seeing the beauty on earth, as I travel to work, Seeing the things God has blessed me with. "Seeing"  has so many possibilties...
1/31/2011 11:59:14 AM
Kathy Andrews United States
Kathy Andrews
My word for the year is Trust.
Last year was a struggle for me. I know that I need to trust God for everything and in every area of my life. He is the only One who knows exactly what needs to be done in my life and the lives of my family. I just need to simply Trust that He will work all things for good in my life.
He is my provider and I will Trust in Him.
1/31/2011 12:00:30 PM
Megan United States
My one word for 2011 is ENTHUSIASTIC.

I graduated from college in December with a degree in elementary education, and one thing you have to be every day in the classroom is ENTHUSIASTIC! You have to be upbeat and excited about learning and interacting with students every minute of every day. I want to carry that ENTHUSIASM into my relationship with God. God is amazing and it is so exciting to imagine all of the wonderful things He has in store for me in the future. I am ENTHUSIASTIC about sharing God with others, growing in my faith, and preparing for the day when I will finally meet Him! What an amazing experience it will be.

1/31/2011 12:00:52 PM
Leslie United States
My word for 2011 is "consistency".  I am retired now going on 8 months.  I've not completely gotten any set schedule and have done so on purpose.  Worked 31+ years on someone else's schedule.  I want to use my time wisely for the Lord instead of concentrating ONLY on selfish things I want to do.  I'd like to be more consistent in my prayer life with one-on-one communication with my Lord.  I am excited for what 2011 holds for my life!  Thanks K-Love for the wonderful music and other things you provide for us.  Love and appreciate you all so much!
1/31/2011 12:01:05 PM
Jeannie Hayes United States
Jeannie Hayes
I was so sure that my word for 2011 was going to be JOY.  I knew I needed to find that in my life, but then came the day that Lisa announced her word, CLEAR.  She was reading definitions for it, and said the word LIGHT.  My whole body had chills.  With that one definition, I knew my word for 2011 would be LIGHT (the next song played was light up the sky)!

I tend to have a depressive personality and it is all to easy to be swayed toward the dark. . .I am reaching for the LIGHT!!  I want God's LIGHT  to shine through me.  We get so bogged down with the worries of this world that it can sometimes be hard, but I want to feel LIGHTER in 2011.  These worries are nothing with God on our side!!
1/31/2011 12:01:19 PM
Luann United States
my word for 2011 is NOW.
1/31/2011 12:05:07 PM
Cyndi United States
My word FOR 2011 is "TRANSFORMATIVE".  I'm hoping that with God's infinite grace and mercy that 2011 will be a transformative time for my Christian walk; my relationship with Christ; having more of a servant's heart for God and others; and just continuing to growing in faith and trust in the Lord's eternal light; love; provision; and Master of my life.  Restoring and transformative.  We don't alway's know the whole story, but God does, and I'm excited to see the adventure that God has laid out for me for 2011 no matter what that is.
1/31/2011 12:18:41 PM
Tricia R United States
Tricia R
Control... at 1st I thought it was to help me control my emotions. Then last week I listening to the morning show & it came to me that it may also include me learning to give up control to God any things I should NOT be trying to control.
1/31/2011 12:19:04 PM
julie leggett United States
julie leggett
"SHINE"  Every day I pray that the people I meet along my way can see Christ in me.  
1/31/2011 12:19:54 PM
Sharon ~ 4ThGlryOfGod United States
Sharon ~ 4ThGlryOfGod
My word for 2011 is "Appreciation".  

I often catch myself complaining and being very grumpy.  I have so many things to be appreciative of, most especially all the blessings God has bestowed on me and my family. My goal is to "Appreciate" all that God has done, given, and His plan for my life.
1/31/2011 12:19:58 PM
Monica United States
My word for 2011 is "Better".  I'm hoping to be better in my walk with the Lord, better with the way I act at work, better with my family...etc.  I think you get the pattern.  It stems from a bible study I attended in 2010 on Hebrews, where part of the message deals with Jesus being better than the law.  Given my traumatic 2010 (my husband of 25 years left me), I am looking onward to a better 2011!  Praise God!
1/31/2011 12:22:44 PM
Kristy United States
My word for 2011 is PEACE.

After many years as a single mom, I married an amazing man in 2009 and thought that I would finally have peace in my life. We had 3 major life changes- marriage with blended family, new job, and relocation within a 4 month period. Last summer, we found out that my husband has leukemia. I am physically and emotionally exhausted from all the stress. I know that God does not want that for me, so with his help, I am seeking peace and to help others know that peace.
1/31/2011 12:28:11 PM
Bryan United States

Just Think about it Jesus sacrifice himsilf for our sin. I Don't think I could have takin the nails like he did me. My Jesus is so awsome and wonderful in my life he has brought through so much. He has kept his hand through averything. Without his Grace and Mercy I wouldn't found my loving wife of 23yrs. Also I would not have had five wonderful kids to raise in Jesus name. So I'm glad he SACRIFICE himself for me.

                Love You ALL
1/31/2011 12:40:07 PM
Rachelle United States
My word for this year is "reconciliation". I sense that the Lord wants to continue to use me to bring reconciliation in relationships. This has increasingly been part of my life over the years, but I believe that God wants to step it up a notch this year.
1/31/2011 12:43:56 PM
Andrea Weber Romania
Andrea Weber
My word for 2011 is FOCUS

So, many times I lose my focus and I tend to get easily distracted. This year my prayer is to be more focused on God, my time, my relationships with people and this vision and calling God has on my life.

I came across K-Love radio station on the internet in December 2010 and I love it!! I am from Canada but I'm currently serving God in Romania and what a blessing it is to have access to such an inspiring radio station on the internet! God bless you guys!!!
1/31/2011 12:45:09 PM
Dave United States
I have kept hearing all month about picking a one word.  Until now I have put it off hoping that one would instantly jump into my head.  It didn't until today when I went and spoke with my pastor.  My one word is COURAGE.  I truly at a crossroads in life.  I have been unemployed for almost 2 years, my marriage is ending and I am hoping for a job that lets me start anew no matter where it is.  I will need to live with courage as I start alone, in a new place and living without my kids who are the world to me.

Lord, please help me find courage to tackle all the challenges that lay ahead of me.  You know I can handle it and will always be there for me.

Praise be to God...  Thanks for never giving up on me.
1/31/2011 12:51:24 PM
MELISSA United States
STRIVE....This is my One Word for 2011.  I want to STRIVE to be closer to God, to know Him better, to open my Bible and read His Word...I want to STRIVE to be a better person.  I've been very judgemental of certain situations this past year, & I don't like that side of me at all.  With that said, I've still had a hard time, so I will STRIVE to leave it in His hands.  I will STRIVE to be in Church more, and to hopefully begin a lasting legacy with my child and family.  I want to STRIVE to be the person God had in mind when he gave me life.  
1/31/2011 12:53:59 PM
Melissa Sargent United States
Melissa Sargent
APPRECIATE - be thankful and not take advantage of all the wonderful things God has so wonderfully blessed me with... I so often forget to appreciate the fact that I have woke up every morning of my life so far, in good health, in a warm bed, have never gone hungry or w/out clothes...have an amazing husband, family, church...he placed me in a wonderful place to live...the list could go on forever... however i take great advantage of all of those things...and rarely take time to Stop and APPRECIATE all he has and will do for my life!
1/31/2011 12:56:08 PM
Alyssa United States
Ignighted!!!...with burning desire, faith, love, understanding, glory, grace, passion, hope, compassion, courage, & JESUS...AmenSmile
1/31/2011 1:02:08 PM
Jennifer United States
My word is "Shed"

Letting Go and Letting GOD!

There are so many things I want to shed this year.

Shed: sin, doubt, blame, worry, pounds Smile. I want to focus on today and shed myself of all the unnecessaries. I will take care of what God wants me to take care of today, I want to take the steps He leads me toward without second guessing my abilities, because they are not the determining factor. HIS ability determines the outcome, and He has no limits, therefore, I only have the limits I put on myself. Shedding limits!

1/31/2011 1:05:38 PM
Jen United States
EXPECTING - This word came to me as I prayed about finding my word for 2011. I looked it up and found this definition,
"To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate"
I am expecting to see God's work in my life and the lives of those around me.  With this mindset I will trust that God is in charge of everything and I will focus on looking for examples of His work.  

And if I happened to meet a wonderful Christian man who would like to marry and start a family, I would welcome another meaning of the word too.  : )
1/31/2011 1:10:08 PM
Laura United States
My word for 2011 will be Charity: Christian love; agape.
Like many people I have come through a lot of bad times. I have to remember that in the Bible, Christ talks about loving those that hurt you. In a lot of ways and in a lot of things I have forgiven people for hurting me, but there is still one person I am still working on. I will forever have to deal with this person, but I don't want to hate him, I know through Christ all things are possible.
1/31/2011 1:14:34 PM
Amanda United States

After hearing about Lisa T's "Made to Crave", I got on to check it out. As I was reading through, I came to day 14 - God is my portion. What Lisa said blew me away. She didn't want to spend the next 40 years of her life learning the lesson that God was her portion in EVERY aspect of her life. I will be 40 years old this year and have spent almost all of those years struggling with weight, so that really rang true. But beyond that, God should be my portion in all things. He is all I need, and it is Him I can and should depend and rely on in any situation or circumstance.
1/31/2011 1:20:51 PM
Angie United States
My word for 2011 is GLORIFY. I pray that God will teach me to glorify Him in all the good times of my life and in the difficult times. He is worthy of our praise and His name should be glorified. I will praise Him in every situation of my life.
1/31/2011 1:23:09 PM
Teresa United States
My word is RENEW.  Over the last 3 years my husband and I both lost our jobs. Our income has been reduced 75%, lost our house, a car, filed bankruptcy, and now are living in my mother in laws basement with our 5 year old daughter.  My word stands for renewing my faith, my marriage, and overall my life.  God led us to a Christian school that we could afford on unemployment.  One of the requirements for incoming students is for their parents to attend classes at the church.  What started out as an obligation quickly turned into a homecoming.  My daughter and I are now members of the church and she loves learning about God in school and I have been lifted up by fellowship.
1/31/2011 1:24:30 PM
Patty United States
My one word is "rise" - rise early in the morning to meet with My God; rise out of the darkness, rise up against evil, sin; rise above circumstances; rise on eagle's wing as I draw my strength from Him.
1/31/2011 1:28:37 PM
Melissa B United States
Melissa B
My word for 2011 is progress. In every aspect of my life; marriage, relationships, school, finances and most importantly my faith, devotion and service to God!
1/31/2011 1:37:02 PM
Gale United States
My word is "KINDNESS.I want to be and show that kindness to each other has no cost.But it reaps huge rewards.Like the joy of knowing you made someone smile when they so needed to.Or showed kindness to someone who has had very little in there life.Or to be kind to others in a way that increases the size of "our heart.Gods in everything that is kindness,and I want that in me!
1/31/2011 1:39:56 PM
Amy M United States
Amy M
My word for 2011 is bridle. I pray for God to bridle my mouth, thoughts, and actions. I pray He gives me strentgh and mercy to become more like Him. I pray He helps me to consider my words carefully before they exit my mouth and to help me only use words to build up, strengthen, or encourage others. For guidance on not entertaining thoughts that do not please Him or bring glory to His name. Therefore bridle is my word for 2011. May God grant us all the strength and courage to continue to strive to become what we can be in Him. God bless us all in the name of Christ Jesus!
1/31/2011 1:39:59 PM
Carole Rush United States
Carole Rush
My word is "loyal". I have a tendency to vent to friends about things that have irritated me, things my husband has done or said or things that my family has done or said. I used to think that venting made me feel better but came to realize that it made me feel worse and more upset at the person I was venting about. I also came to realize that in doing so I was not being loyal to that person and "throwing them under the bus". I dont want to live my life like that. I want to always be remined when I feel like venting that in doing so I am being disloyal to that person and the my words have power, power to hurt or to help, power to tear down or lift up. I choose the help and lift up with my words and be loyal!
1/31/2011 1:40:55 PM
Jill United States
I came across this "One Word" quite by accident on KLOVE.  Immediately, I thought of several, but one kept coming back to me as I thought of how I wanted 2011 to be different.  

That word was CONSISTENCY--consistency of prayer and consistency of Bible reading.  Certainly, I could think of many, many more areas of my life that would be helped by consistency.  However, I also know that God will bless my efforts to be seated at His feet and other areas of my life will be helped, too!

I've already encountered obstacles and challenges and I'm trying to just "pick myself up" and "keep going" and not focus on the days where I don't meet my goals.
1/31/2011 1:41:54 PM
Amy Davis United States
Amy Davis
My one word for this year is "Faith". My husband and I have been trying for a year now to get pregnant.  With numerous bad pregnancies...we learned last week we were pregnant again.  Because of my history, the doctors check my hormone levels to make sure they are doubling every 48 hours.  My hormone levels doubled the first 48 and then did not the second 48 hours.  They did not even come up 50%.  We went to the doctor today.  I was waiting for them to tell me whether I had another ectopic pregnancy or was just having a miscarriage.  Instead, they told me my numbers had more than doubled since Friday.  I saw today the miracles of Faith!  I was reminded today that God is in control...not me...not the doctors...and not the numbers!  Pray that our pregnancy will be ok!  But if this pregnancy too shall end, I will have Faith lead me through it. I am tired of living in Fear and Frustration.  This year I want to live in Faith.
1/31/2011 1:44:19 PM
Melissa Cameron United States
Melissa Cameron
I had heard Scott and Kellie on the radio talk about the one word thing, but I had no intentions of doing it. Then this morning while laying in bed, trying to find the motivation to get up I heard Kellie say "If you don't have your one word yet, maybe it should be closer" and then the song came on "closer" by Shawn McDonald. Totally clicked in my spirit that is what God wants my word to be.. Ive let my relationship with Him slip over last year and He really wants me to draw closer to him. Thanks Kellie for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit.. you touched my life
1/31/2011 1:45:24 PM
Deb .. United States
Deb ..
My one word is Listen. I do way to much too talking and I have prayed about what my one word needs to be and it LISTEN. I am involved in a restarted outreach team and I think I can help more people by listening more...Pray that I listen more and act more talk less. Listen to Jesus and others more and talk less.
1/31/2011 1:47:22 PM
Leslie Sexton United States
Leslie Sexton
My word is LISTEN. This word has been speaking to me for the month of January so I think I need to embrace it as my word for this year.
1/31/2011 1:48:48 PM
Debbie Mogg United States
Debbie Mogg
I prayed about what word God would desire for me and that word was TRUST.  I have so much going on in my life currently that that specific word makes so much sense. My mother is battling stage 4 lung cancer and just foundoutthe cancer has spread. She is in so much pain yet she continues to fight the disease. She has not accepted Christ yet. I also have two children, a son and a daughter, who are serving in the military. My son is in Afghanistan and my daughter heads to Afghanistan next month. The daughter we adopted is a runaway and has been living on the streets for almost 3 years. She ran away from the rehab center after 6 days and is currently a hard core drug user. My husband and I are both self employed and the economy has definitely caused us to have financial struggles the past few years. I believe God placed this particular word on my heart at this particular time because I need to trust Him and give up complete control and surrender my life completely to Him rather then attempting to handle it all on my own.  
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
(Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)
1/31/2011 1:53:18 PM
Mallori United States
My word is *DELIGHT*.

I was driving back to college earlier this month when I heard for the first time about choosing a word for the year. I thought, like I normally do when I hear some of these challenges, that it's a great idea but I don't think I'm going to do it. Well, as Lisa & Eric were talking, they gave suggestions of some words that people can use--one of them being the word *delight*. When they explained the word, I thought "That's just perfect! That's going to be MY word. I'm going to do this."

So this year, I am going to be a DELIGHT to the Lord while I DELIGHT in the Lord. I want to rejoice in being in His holy presence, and I want Him to rejoice in me as His daughter.
1/31/2011 2:01:46 PM
Kathi Foster United States
Kathi Foster
Love. God said the greatest of these is love. I pray God will give me love and compassion for people the way He taught us in I Corinthians 13. It NEVER fails!
1/31/2011 2:03:31 PM
Krista United States
My word for 2011 is "POSITIVE".  I am surrounding myself with positive people.  I look for the positive in people or things.  I have to say it's working out quite well.
1/31/2011 2:05:45 PM
james United States
"abstinence" ...the course of my life has been everything but straight and narrow; from sleeping under a bridge at 13 years old, too afraid to go has lead me to expeirence the mercy and forgiveness of jesus christ...growing up without a moral compass my relationships were always self serving and never healthy and those traits carried over into relationship to relationship... i know God will abundantly bless me if i stay disciplined and focused on what plans he has layed out for me...until the day i marry my wife i will obstain as God has instructed me to do
1/31/2011 2:08:43 PM
Pam United States
My word is 'Trust'. I'm used to doing everything myself. But the last 6 months, I have been learning to allow God to 'take care of me' and to trust Him. I'm learning alot along the way.
1/31/2011 2:10:58 PM
Leah United States
I started out thinking this "one word" thing was silly, to be quite honest, but it kept pricking my conscious.  So, with much thought and after hearing a sermon on the subject, I have chosen the word "focus" to be my word for 2011.  

I get so distracted that the only real thing I've stayed focused on is my salvation.  However, there are many more areas in my life that need focused attention.  

I have a weight loss blog that I posted on this subject and you can read all about it here if you're so inclined:
1/31/2011 2:18:30 PM
Rae United States
My word is "Sacrifice".  Even after I knew this was my word I kept asking God if He was sure that was my word.  Last week while getting ready for work and praying He confirmed AGAIN this is my word and told me I would be expected to "sacrifice" something new each month in 2011.  How scary, exciting, amazing, and scary is that...really?  

So far in the past 3 weeks God has shown me so much about this word and how it will alter and change my walk with Him FOREVER.  So, in that respect I am excited and so willing to give whatever "sacrifice" God asks of me during this year.  Please keep me in your prayers that I would not fail this TEST as I know on the other side of each test, each month, there is a BLESSING!  
1/31/2011 2:18:32 PM
Robin Fishburn United States
Robin Fishburn
JOY! My word is joy. To receive from God, to emulate and to give to others. We've had so many, many years of grieving with one loss after another. This year, I have been led to ask for JOY. And He is supplying it abundantly. Praise God.
1/31/2011 2:20:26 PM
Jocelyn Shaffner United States
Jocelyn Shaffner
My word for 2011 is "new". I've been listening to KLOVE for the past 3 1/2 years. My mother died in 2007, when I was only 14 years old. I have struggled with an addiction to ciggarettes ever since. I have had extreme highs with God, and then extreme lows. It goes day by day. When I realize I'm having a spiritual low, I attack myself. I am disgusted and ashamed in myself and sometimes refuse to accept forgiveness. When I prayed on my word for about a week, God showed me something I have to concentrate on for not just this year, but for the rest of my life. I have been made new in Christ. Sin is something we will always struggle with, but because of Christ I AM NEW. Therefore, instead of dwelling on the hurt of my mother's death, the shame of smoking, and the internal damnation I put myelf through, I have to make my life new, and have to accept the fact that I can be made new everyday because I have Christ.
1/31/2011 2:22:18 PM
Marcia United States
My word is "BELIEVE" -- for many reasons, one of which is because it is so basic to walking with Christ.
1/31/2011 2:30:07 PM
Melita United States
This year I prayed and asked God what did He wanted for me this year and wanted me to work on because the last few years it has been trust, obedience, and displine.  Well, during my quiet time in December he gave me the word FREEDOM.  I had questioned God about that and said, "are you sure Dear Jesus because I know that I have freedom in You."  He said, "Yes my child I am sure. You have been in bondage for too long with your negative thoughts, feelings, and all areas of your life. You have been through your desert season and now my child its time to focus your thoughts and every area of your life to live in freedom and not opression, depression, and situations that you can not control."  Then I said, Lord but wait, and He said, "the waiting season is over now its time to live in the FREEDOM that I have given you uncondtionally.  I will walk with you my child."  

I just stood there in AWE for awhile because God wants all of us to live in HIS FREEDOM and not be ensalved to bondage.
1/31/2011 2:31:12 PM
Veronica United States
My word is present.  I have a 17 month old baby and started a new job in August.  I feel like I'm just getting by.  I want to be present in my relationships.  To focus on what the person is trying to share with me an clear my mind of the 15 million things I think need done.  I want to enjoy the moment I am presently in instead of rushing through it.  I want to be present in my church not just go through the motions but to actively participate in the word of God by what I do and say.
1/31/2011 2:33:31 PM
Jeanne United States
My one word is "OPEN." Open to new friendships, support from others, and new experiences. And I want to be more open to giving my time to others who are in need of support.
1/31/2011 2:37:17 PM
Amanda Harris United States
Amanda Harris
After considering a whole lot of other words that just don't seem to fit, I feel led to the word "peace." I want peace with my body. I want to finally get to a place where I am working out and eating right, taking care of myself the way t...hat God intended, without worrying about anything that anyone has ever said about me in the past. I want to feel at peace with myself. I want to stop worrying about the opinions of others around me, and I want to focus instead on the fact that Christ loves me NO MATTER WHAT. I want to feel spiritual peace -- peace that comes from really letting go and handing everything over to God, opening my heart up to Him without holding back, and letting Him in to lead me where He intends for me to go. I want to help others find peace with themselves. I want them to feel loved, the way that I know that I am loved by Christ, and I want to be their encouragement -- the person that always provides a happy peace to their sometimes crazy days. Smile My word is definitely "peace."
1/31/2011 2:37:38 PM
Allen Gaspard United States
Allen Gaspard
My one word for the year has got to be FAITH! Live everyday with faith in God!
1/31/2011 2:38:15 PM
Jennifer Johnson United States
Jennifer Johnson
My word is "Focus". I seem to lack focus in every area of my life! I seem to have spaghetti brain and bounce from one thing to another whether it's cleaning house, working with my kids, my daily Bible study etc. So, I've decided that I just need to focus on one thing at a time! Thanks for this challenge! I took the whole month to pray and decide!
1/31/2011 2:38:33 PM
Stephanie United States
My one word is "present", as in being TOTALLY there in the moment, whatever that moment is!  I truly believe that God gave me this word to try to keep me more IN my life- my spiritual life, my work life, and especially in my family life.  I think sometimes we can get so bogged down in every day that we forget to be PRESENT in it.
1/31/2011 2:38:48 PM
Susan United States
My word is service. I want to have the heart of a servant. To do whatever He wants without asking why.
1/31/2011 2:39:09 PM
Juli United States
My word is Focused/Intentional. To plan/do what needs to be done and to do it.
1/31/2011 2:39:20 PM
Renita United States
My one word is Focus.
1/31/2011 2:39:31 PM
Jess United States
My one word is "release." When I looked it up, the definition was pretty much what I expected--to free from confinement, obligation, pain, etc. Then I read further. "To allow to be known."

I've always had a habit of holding my "treasures" close--as if I have a secret in my hand and don't want to share because it is so precious to me. God is calling me to release my treasures, to release my hopes and dreams and allow Him to know me and myself to know Him.

I can't wait to find out how else God is going to define "release" in my life.
1/31/2011 2:39:36 PM
Mike Beekman United States
Mike Beekman
better.  that's it. BETTER.  i just want to be better than i was.
1/31/2011 2:39:36 PM
Sarah United States
I saw it a few times in the comments, but I'd have to say "Discipline" also. Discipline in eating, spending time, and doing what I NEED to do not just what I FEEL like doing. Discipline in spending time in the WORD and in Prayer!!!
1/31/2011 2:39:46 PM
Ashley J United States
Ashley J
Temporary- When God brings you to and through trials they are temporary. God has already begun doing wonderful things in my family this year and not all of it has been fun. I just remind myself that it is temporary and God is going to bring us through it.
1/31/2011 2:39:50 PM
Mike Beekman United States
Mike Beekman
better.  that's it. BETTER.  i just want to be better.
1/31/2011 2:39:54 PM
Cheryl United States
SURRENDER.  I need to quit trying to do my will and let go and let God take over.
1/31/2011 2:40:20 PM
Kelly Wagner United States
Kelly Wagner
My word is BRAVE...brave to always trust in the Lord's plans for me even when I don't understand....brave when it comes to doing things that cause me anxiety rather than putting it off...brave enough to admit that I am not Superwoman and need His help and can't control everything...
1/31/2011 2:40:54 PM
Robert United States
Love, I want to love just as Jesus loved and does love.
1/31/2011 2:40:55 PM
Heather United States
My word is "Awaken". I feel like I've been sleepwalking through life for the last couple of years, in my family, my job and even my church, which has been going through a lot of transition and basically treading water until the next steps are in place. Time for me to AWAKEN.
1/31/2011 2:41:19 PM
Tracy Kirkley United States
Tracy Kirkley
My one word is SERVANT.  God gave it to me pretty quickly actually.  I had been praying for a good part of last year that He would give me a servant's heart . . . so when I heard you guys talking about this and prayed about it - BOOM . . . SERVANT was given.  It's about serving all aspects of my life . . . my clients, my boss, my agents, my church family, my blood family, my friends, my "neighbors", and most importantly MY GOD.  

Thanks so much for bringing this topic up.  It has really helped me shift my focus off of self and onto God and others.

Love y'all!!

1/31/2011 2:41:24 PM
Angela Nicholas United States
Angela Nicholas
My one word for 2011 is SURRENDER.....At the end of this year, I want to look back and say that I surrendered every aspect of my life over to God....I surrendered my will to HIS will, my way to HIS way...I surrendered my marriage to HIM, my... parenting to HIM, my finances to HIM, my day to day decisions to HIM, my health to HIM, EVERYTHING. I don't want to go up to the altar at church and pray about something and then have that thing follow me back to my pew because I didn't totally surrender it to GOD. Total submission and surrender are not easy, but I know that with God's help, HE will help me live a life that is totally, completely, 100% surrendered to HIM!
1/31/2011 2:41:46 PM
Tracy United States
My one word is "renewed". God has walked with me, comforted me and healed me through a very tough year that included a painful divorce.  My prayer is for renewal spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally.
1/31/2011 2:42:04 PM
Jessica United States
My one word is "MORE."  I am more than the choices of I have made.  I have been remade--I am a new creation!  God has done this is in me so I need to be "MORE"!  More means--more Jesus, more of relationship, more obedience to His will, and more serving Him!
1/31/2011 2:42:22 PM
Sue United States
my word is "faith" as in having faith in Gods word.
1/31/2011 2:42:48 PM
Rachael United States
My one word is adopt.  I need to adopt new attitudes and a better lifestyle in 2011 because I will be adopting 2 children!
1/31/2011 2:43:00 PM

to change in structure by gorging on the Word and prayer

to change in outward form or appearance by craving the Lord instead of food

to change in character or condition by becoming more like my Savior Jesus Christ
1/31/2011 2:43:24 PM
Marilyn Hale United States
Marilyn Hale
Obedient is my word for 2011. I want to be more obedient in my prayer life, reading the word, and doing God's will. I want to make sure that everything I do is pleasing unto my Lord and that everything I do, I do in obedience to Him.
1/31/2011 2:43:37 PM
Maggie United States
INTERCESSION.  It is heart wrenching how many family members and friends have never made the decision to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
1/31/2011 2:43:46 PM
Sarah A. United States
Sarah A.
I believe this is the year of the Phoenix for me and my husband; arising from the ashes, aka *REBIRTH*. The year where God brings us out of the fire and brings completion (also our 8th year of marriage is this year and 8 is the number of completion with God) and complete healing (which is something we've been working towards for 3 years now) God has His perfect timing.

1.a new or second birth: the rebirth of the soul.
2.a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival: the rebirth of conservatism.

I, too, was astounded by my definition. Rebirth meaning revival-now that's just awesome! It's a year for renewal. I love it!
1/31/2011 2:43:46 PM
Kristi United States
1/31/2011 2:43:48 PM
Amanda H. United States
Amanda H.
1/31/2011 2:44:02 PM
Kristi United States
1/31/2011 2:44:35 PM
Meegan United States
My word is grace.  I thought it was going to be "perserverance", because I never finish the projects I start.  Instead it is God's grace that's gonna pick me up and carry me through those things that are truly worth pursuing, even when I feel like I want to abandon ship.
1/31/2011 2:45:22 PM
Yvette United States
I had a time deciding between "forgiveness" and "love." But, a sermon that a friend of mine preached at our church kept coming back to me. He talked about asking God to help him love the way He did, but soon learned that he couldn't do that. Only God could love like that. He learned that he needed to learn to let Christ love through him and then he could indeed love like Christ. My word for 2011 is "love" because once I learn to let Christ love through me, forgiveness will follow suit.
1/31/2011 2:45:30 PM
Mary United States
Diligent- be diligent in all that I do!
1/31/2011 2:45:43 PM
Jaime United States
My word is SEEK. I read it first in Luke 12:31 "Seek the kingdom of God above all else and He will give you what you need."

I'm always anxious and worried about something, but with this word, it will help keep my heart and mind on HIM, and not the things of this world, and He will provide me with everything I need!
1/31/2011 2:46:05 PM
Susan Baganz United States
Susan Baganz
Courage. I need to step up and move through my fears into what I feel God is calling me to do this year.
1/31/2011 2:46:08 PM
Jamie United States
My one word is "Christ-like" Ok, technically its two words connected by a - but that says it all. What Christian wouldn't want to be more like Christ in all things they do? My desire is to follow in His footsteps and be a shining example of His love.
God Bless everyone
1/31/2011 2:46:10 PM
Crystal United States
My one word is cheerful! I have spent the last couple years in a relationship that made me happy one the outside but not really on the inside. I am free from the terrors of the relationship and the control the guy had of me. I chose cheerful because this year is the year of me. I am spending it doing whatever will make me happy. I will finish college this year (undergraduate, law school is still three more years) and I want to make this year becoming more and more cheerful. I now know that nobody but you can make you happy and if your happiness depends on anyone other than God, you need to reevalutate your definition of cheerful!!
1/31/2011 2:46:13 PM
Trina United States
Open~ I want to be open to what God has in store for me this year and where he wants to lead me. I want to open my heart and let more people into my life and let down some walls I have built up over the years. With Gods help I will be more open.
1/31/2011 2:46:59 PM
lisa United States
1/31/2011 2:47:24 PM
Lara Barber United States
Lara Barber
My word is "more".  I want to do more, give more, be more.  I want more of God, but most importantly I want God to have more of me.
1/31/2011 2:47:30 PM
Jan Yates United States
Jan Yates
My word is 'serenity'.  Praying that my life would reflect the presence of the Holy Spirit living within.  No matter what may come, I want to live as Jesus did, trusting my Father in all things.
1/31/2011 2:47:35 PM
Michael Bechmann Denmark
Michael Bechmann
My word, is actually 2 words. It was something that God were putting on my heart even before I knew about this "One Word" thing Smile
So for me the one word for 2011 is: Stepping Out.

Stepping out in faith, stepping out in commitment, stepping out in investing in other people, stepping out in trust, stepping out in everything I do. Stepping out onto the water...
1/31/2011 2:48:52 PM
JaimeJo United States
My word is "true".
To be True to God first then myself.
To surround myself with people who are True.
Even all aspects of the meaning of True which is to be real, genuine, authentic, sincere, not deceitful, loyal, honest, honorable, and my favorite to be faithful to a particular concept of truth to me that is Gods Truth. I search for it daily.
1/31/2011 2:48:56 PM
Kolleen Klemmedson United States
Kolleen Klemmedson
Thought about this all month and today I understood that my one word is less:  less food, less sugar, less TV, less stress, less spending $, less gas, less travel, less distractions, less volunteering, etc.  I know most of that sounds bad, but less has a reason: more health, more time for primary relationships, more concentration on my job which is also my ministry.  
1/31/2011 2:49:03 PM
Dani Mione United States
Dani Mione
FIRE- this will be a year of purifying and refinement, of rebirth and renewal. This is a year to be on fire for God, to be consumed with His love, and not just being a light but being a fire so that all can see the power of His name.
1/31/2011 2:49:06 PM
Angela United States
The word that I posted on the FB Lisa & Eric Page was C.A.R.B.A.B.G.O.I which is not a "real" word, so I'm gonna say my word would be "bridge".

We went to a couple's retreat in November of last year and the first night blew me away.  The speaker was talking about how you can never be fully what God wants you to be (wife, etc) unless you are fully His.  What is that one thing that is keeping you from all that God desires for you?

"Cry a River, Build a Bridge, and Get Over It".  It was something the speaker saw on a bumper sticker, but it applies to what God wants us to have in Him as well.  What ever that IT is for you, mourn and then seek God (and I say godly counsel) to help you build that bridge and get over IT.
1/31/2011 2:49:21 PM
Kat United States
My word: Patience

I think it's self explainitory ;)
1/31/2011 2:50:14 PM
Hannah United States
My One Word is CONSISTENT. I've always struggled with consistency, especially in my spiritual life whether it's not reading my Bible every day or having my quiet time. I will strive to be more consistent not only in my spiritual life but also with my family and friends.
1/31/2011 2:50:17 PM
Desarae United States
My one word for this year is "breakthrough".

I've gone through some deep waters the last couple of years, both personally and with my family. God is so gracious and merciful, He truly became my dearest friend, but it seemed like I kept going around the same 'mountains' over and over. One of the meanings of my word for this year is "a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense"!! The Lord has impressed on my heart that it might be difficult, but that this IS going to be the year of breakthrough, for me, my family, those I'm standing in prayer for and the dreams He has placed on my heart.

I know that breaking through something requires force, an effort on my part-- but I know there is something wonderful on the other side, so I'm so excited and strengthened for the year ahead!

Blessings to you both and your family this year-- I am so blessed by the KLOVE station and all of my brothers and sisters in Christ who encourage me there!  
1/31/2011 2:50:26 PM
Laura United States
Change.  I desire a change in my life, my home, my kids, my family, my ministry, my neighborhood, my world. Jesus doesn't call us to be happy, content, and focused on ourselves.  He calls us to be used by Him to change ourselves and those around us to be more like Him!
1/31/2011 2:50:27 PM
Dana United States
My word for 2011 is SURRENDER.  As a recent college graduate seeking a teaching job in a time of little job prospect, I am giving it all to the Lord.  I am surrendering my time, my relationships, finances, and future plans.  This year I surrender it all.  
1/31/2011 2:50:30 PM
Cari United States
My word for this year is healing. I am finally in a place after many years to finally allow God to heal my broken heart. To finally become whole in the love of God.
1/31/2011 2:50:39 PM
Laura United States
Change.  I desire a change in my life, my home, my kids, my family, my ministry, my neighborhood, my world. Jesus doesn't call us to be happy, content, and focused on ourselves.  He calls us to be used by Him to change ourselves and those around us to be more like Him!
1/31/2011 2:51:09 PM
Miche' United States
My word is "unconditional." I have been struggling with the task of forgiving my ex-husband. It struck me while I was praying that I can't just forgive the individual wrongs that were done. I need to forgive him unconditionally. I also need to love others unconditionally and have an unconditional faith in our Lord. I'm not sure what else this word will hold for me this year, but I have a good starting point to go on.
1/31/2011 2:51:33 PM
sam do mboci United States
sam do mboci
my word is SHINE.i WANT 2 C MY LYF SHINING BEFORE gOD,BEFORE OTHERS N BEFORE myself.Amen.Thanx b 2 God tht 1 month is down
1/31/2011 2:51:51 PM
Samantha United States
1/31/2011 2:53:33 PM
Bobbie Griffie United States
Bobbie Griffie
My word for the year is Patience. To stand by and let Gis lead my life and the actions I do to the way he wants me to live...
1/31/2011 2:54:14 PM
Nikki Lindorfer United States
Nikki Lindorfer
1/31/2011 2:55:19 PM
Tiffany Little United States
Tiffany Little
MOW: Addicted.

To go from being addicted to food, facebook, and other things that aren't necessarily 'bad' but aren't moving me closer to God to being addicted to Jesus, God's word, God's ministry, my husband and friends, being healthy mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and my life.
1/31/2011 2:56:55 PM
Melodie United States
My whole life has been an attempt to control. As a small child, I believed my angry words had caused the death of a beloved uncle and subsequently of my grandfather who died of a broken heart according to the family doctor. So, I knew I had to control myself, my thoughts, words, actions, achievements, failures, circumstances, everything about me and my life had to be very carefully controlled by me. Because of the terrible thing i believed I'd done to my uncle, I knew I had to be superhuman good to be worthy of anyone's love or attention -- even God. The result of all of this is I never allowed myself to accept love as a gift. I always felt the need to earn it. Now, at the age of 56, divorced once, widowed once, I want to surrender to God's love. I am worn out trying to control everything and I have come to realize that I never was or will be in control. It has all been a futile struggle I did not win or need to make. This year I want to learn how to surrender myself to God's love, God's will, and God's plan. I want to come home to that still, quiet presence of God with the faith of total surrender.

My verse for my one word:
Psalms 143:8
1/31/2011 2:57:04 PM
Bobby Bible United States
Bobby Bible
My word for 2011 is renew. I was listening to klove the other day on my way to college and I heard about the one word and I felt like renew was the word for me. I want to renew my faith in God and that is why I chose renew as my word.
1/31/2011 2:57:27 PM
Haley Miller United States
Haley Miller
My word is "intentional". I have a tendency to just let things happen by default rather than really, purposefully pursuing a goal. So I'm going to try to be intentional in the things I do this year!
1/31/2011 2:57:35 PM
Tanja United States
My one word is...GUIDANCE.  My father in law passed away on the 7th on January.  It was very quick and sudden.  I had to leave work very quickly to get home to my husband and 2 co-workers asked me if there was anything they could do for me.  I asked them to pray for guidance for me and my entire family. This request came out of my mouth very quickly as if it was given to me. So now I pray for guidance in all I say and do. I thought long and hard about my word and this is the one that keeps coming to me.
1/31/2011 2:57:46 PM
Karolyn United States
My one word is HEALING - In the past several weeks we have had many friends and acquaintances fall ill and end up in the hospital.  However, healing in me does not just mean medically, but emotionally and spiritually.   My sister is completely reliant on my husband and me for her rent and bills to be paid, and I want to see her heart healed so she can have the self-confidence to go out and find a job.   My goal for the year is for myself to have my diabetes in control by diet alone.   All these things require healing.  So, although I have fought this word for more than a week,  I now give it to God and allow him to do with this word what only He can do.  HEAL!
1/31/2011 2:58:18 PM
Deborah United States
my one word...   CALM
to be calm, free from irritation,aggrivation, anger, snap temper...  
to be calm myself,  to bring calm to situations, avoid panic, frustration....
1/31/2011 2:58:46 PM
Robin Richardson United States
Robin Richardson
Forbearance, that is my one word. Chosen because it encompasses so much meaning predominately tolerance and self-control; as well as patience and retraint; moderation and mercy. Tolerance was my original choice although it didn't really seem to incorporate all that I needed it to in order to bring me closer to God. God bless my word with your work in me. Amen.
1/31/2011 2:59:25 PM
Santana United States
My word is "focus"
I found that anytime i did something like praying, or even reading my bible, i just was not focusing on the true meaning of what i was saying or doing. One night i was praying and my mind began to wonder like it normally did, and i just heard God say, "Focus, Tana, just focus." and that was when i found my wordSmile
1/31/2011 2:59:37 PM
Kim United States
My word is peace.  As a single mom of two kids, one who has severe behavior problems, I find myself in a constant state of questioning, worrying, wondering and explaining. This year, I want to be at peace with what God lays before me. Whether it be more struggles to make me a better person or blessings. I want to be at peace in the issues my son has, not in a constant state of worry about whether or not we are having a bad day at school or if he's going to make it through his bowling league. I want to be happy and at peace with the life that God has given me.
1/31/2011 2:59:39 PM
Katie United States
Awakening. Awakening to what God has, is, and will do in me and through me. "And I—in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness." Psalm 17:15
1/31/2011 3:00:17 PM
Brenda O United States
Brenda O
My word is AWAKE.  God wants me to awake to my reality and move forward knowing that he is with me always.  He wants me to rouse to action and let others know that he is there no matter what.
1/31/2011 3:00:44 PM
Amanda United States
My word is FAITH. This word came to me because the last few years have been so hard. I've lost my dad my marraige has been tried. We live in a place we hate, and only have one vehicle to share and we have three children. We love our girls and want more for them. I believe God chose this word so that I would live by faith and not by sight. We as a family really need God to show up. We know that faith works or we wouldn't have our girls because I was never suppose to have children, and I have three beautiful names, all named with Godly names.
1/31/2011 3:00:52 PM
Jeri United States
My word is CONTENT. I need to be content where God has me.
1/31/2011 3:00:53 PM
Kim United States
My work I've chosen is "more". I just recently rededicated my life to Christ who has in saved my life in so many ways. And as this past year progressed all I can really do is do more. What I mean is not more for me, but more for the people around me and especially more for God. I realize that when I do more for God, he does more for my spirit. But I also want to apply this word to being more faithful that I was in the past, being more understanding than I used to be, and be more willing to serve Him. And I know that that's all he would want me to be.... More.
1/31/2011 3:01:02 PM
Shannon United States
My word is "heal." Not necessarily me. I've been through a lot and I've healed from a lot. I believe what God wants me to do is to help others learn to heal from past hurts. That's my journey for this year.
1/31/2011 3:02:01 PM
Misty United States
1/31/2011 3:02:52 PM
Araceli United States
Now, faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
My husband of 12 years and I are going through a separation. We have 3 beautiful girls 8, 6, and 3 months. I have faith that God will restore our marriage, even though my husband says it's over. We use to attend church together and now he has stopped going. He is going through a stage of alcoholism and maybe adultery but my faith is strong and I'm looking forward for this year to be stronger. I don't see it now but I have confidence that I will have my husband back and we will continue in our walk with God.
1/31/2011 3:03:16 PM
Daly Harnish United States
Daly Harnish
I was inspired by your show one morning...and chose my word... "Service"

I am in the Public Service Profession and never really thought about Service...I was challenged that morning and wrote about it in my blog....
1/31/2011 3:03:28 PM
Heatherly United States
My word is "new," and here is the story of how I knew it would be my word for 2011L
1/31/2011 3:03:45 PM
Sherina United States
My one word is "GROW" (develop, multiply, expand, extend, cultivate). I want to "grow" in my relationship/walk with God. I would also like to "grow" my God-given talents to serve Him.
We have recently moved back home after traveling as a military family for a little over 16 yrs. I am so blessed to be surrounded by family & friends. So I need to "grow" my relationships with them as well. I could go on and on but these are the ones that top my list!
1/31/2011 3:04:30 PM
Leslie Z United States
Leslie Z
My one word for 2011 is SELFLESS. Need to take my focus OFF me and my needs and put it ON God, my husband and 2 daughters, other family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and even strangers.
1/31/2011 3:05:18 PM
Jennifer United States
My one word is Choice! I feel in my heart that my life all comes down to the choices that I make, whether that be my choices in food or whether to smoke a cigarette or not. I feel if I can remember that one word I know it will make me more concious of the choices that I make!
1/31/2011 3:05:34 PM
Trish United States
My word is COMPOSURE.  I struggle with keeping my emotions in check...tend to cry easily.  This gets in the way of life sometime.  I am going to work on being more composed with my family, at work, and with how I handle tough situations.  I want to have the composure to be gracious, sincere, and a better person overall.  I love the idea of "the word"...thanks for the motivation!
1/31/2011 3:07:22 PM
Ashley United States
My one word is "gentle."  I've really been convicted in this area.  I want to have a more gentle spirit when dealing with my husband and children.  "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1
1/31/2011 3:08:18 PM
Vicki Nutt United States
Vicki Nutt
My one word is "awakened"! I have been "asleep" for so long in a very toxic relationship! God has set me free from that and I am experiencing a true awakening to Him, to myself and the world around me!! Amazing how wonderful freedom truly is... be awakened today!
1/31/2011 3:08:23 PM
Vicki United States
Firm- 2010 was full of stress for me. I want a firm understanding of God Word and promises, the time has come for me to take a firm stand for Jesus in my life not wavering and wiggling like Jell-O every time I am faced with stress.
1/31/2011 3:10:25 PM
Christa United States
my word for 2011 is "Fearless". i heard that there are 365 verses in the Bible that tell us not to be afraid. that's like one for every day of the year! Smile imagine what you could accomplish if fear weren't an issue in making decisions. this year, i want to DO things for God. i want Him to help me choose everyday to be fearless.
1/31/2011 3:10:40 PM
Connie Brashaw United States
Connie Brashaw
Relationship is my word.  I want a deeper relationship with my "LORD"..... I so enjoy hearing the song I Refuse..... that is what I want my life to be like.  
1/31/2011 3:11:41 PM
Kim United States
My word would be Faith.  I was diagnosed with being bi-polar with anxiety disorder in Ocotber.  I have to faith in God that I will be ok.  I still have to have the Faith that I can be the kind of mother that I want to be to my 4 children and a good wife to my husband. I will continue to renew my strength and Faith in God this year.
1/31/2011 3:12:26 PM
Angela S United States
Angela S
My word is CONNECTED.
God imparted to me that my 2011 is about relationships, which led me to the word CONNECTED.  2010 was basically a wash due to my overbearing work load.  I truly feel like last year was wasted due to work overload (though I’m sure there were some moments of His purpose in there).  2011 is about connecting – really CONNECTING – with my Lord, with my husband, with my family, with friends and whomever else God may send along.  It will not be through Facebook or e-mail or surface level babble.  It will be through time spent face-to-face and being fully engaged in lives and making the time count.  Living in the city, it’s very easy for us to get wrapped up in our own lives and not truly connect with others or keep important connections going.  Thus, my purpose this year is to CONNECT.  
1/31/2011 3:13:58 PM
April Knobloch United States
April Knobloch
My word is Renew.  I want to renew my relationships this year.  With God, my husband, my children, my family and friends.  All too often, I get caught up in the daily trials of life and work.  I sometimes forget to let people in my life know how important they are to me, especially God.  
1/31/2011 3:14:08 PM
josh rines United States
josh rines
My word is hands. I want to leave my life in his hands this year, and also let my hands so his work here on earth.  I am looking forward to what the Lord has in store for me this year, and in the last few weeks, just leaving it on his hands has brought me a peace I have never known.
1/31/2011 3:14:14 PM
Mary United States
Faith-Having trust that everything will work out in God's timing and that things are in his control, believing in the impossible.
1/31/2011 3:18:22 PM
Anitra Bailey United States
Anitra Bailey
For 2011 my word is "Closer." Ever since the new year began in my spirit I continue to hear the word "Closer." It was so amazing when I heard you guys talking about this,this morning immediatley the word "closer" came to mind again and it was confirmed because after you spoke on this you played the song "Closer" by Shawn Mcdonald. We all need to get closer to our father.
1/31/2011 3:18:55 PM
Jan P United States
Jan P
My word for the year is VOLUME. This came to mind when I was discussing how to teach that concept to 1st  graders. How do you fill a jar with pingpong balls and sand? Big things first...little things last.  Also I had been thinking about the dimensions of my life.
V ocalize praises,
O pen my heart to growth
L ive deep, LOVE like Jesus
U tilize resources & opportunities
M aster something new.... often
E xamine my motives & decisions, God's will
1/31/2011 3:19:18 PM
Debbie United States
My One Word is "Focus".  I need to Focus on everything I do.  Whether it be praying, communicating with my family or work.
1/31/2011 3:19:22 PM
Stacy Veach United States
Stacy Veach
My Word for the year is Thankful

For my life, my family. Thankful for having God in my life as I struggle every day  with the loss of our son 7 years ago.

1/31/2011 3:23:30 PM
Marsha Carter United States
Marsha Carter
My one word for 2011 is SIMPLIFY. Everything in our lives are so complicated but that is because we make it that way.  When we simplify our lives, we have the right direction, motives and freedom to serve God the way He intended.
1/31/2011 3:23:33 PM
Mandie Hayes United States
Mandie Hayes
Beautiful - God makes everything so beautiful. I need to be reminded that I am beautiful but this year, I want to focus on reminding others.
1/31/2011 3:24:49 PM
sharon United States
1/31/2011 3:26:04 PM
Tina Gordon United States
Tina Gordon
Content. "...for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, to be contend." Phil. 4:11 I have had a problem with needing more stuff and spending to much money. I need to learn to be content, or satisfied, with what I have.
1/31/2011 3:28:25 PM
nataly United States
My one word for 2011 would be "faith" I trully have faith in God but sometimes I don't have faith in myself! I feel like when I see the miracles that God does thru people I jus wish that I can be used the same way but I don't have faith that it can happen to me. So this year I will have faith and believe that I can be used by God!
1/31/2011 3:32:24 PM
Mel United States
My one word, turned into a phrase  "no excuse". Maybe that takes away from the whole 'one word' thing which I totally get but... When I looked at my list of resolutions this year they really were things I had made excuses for and wanted to be free of; that complete justification that has suffocated me for so long. I spent the last year recovering from a divorce that I never saw coming, and more than anything I want to be the Proverbs 31 woman and fall in love with a Godly man, but how can I ask God to bless me if I am still running the show? So no more excuses, no longer will I let the enemy use my insecurities against me.  When the Holy Spirit is convicting me to be in my Word, I will not have an excuse to put him on hold. If you have one word that is the synonym for "no excuse" then let me know!!!! I love this, and will feel like less of a failure at the end of the year!!! Although I did resolve to give up my addiction to soda and have stuck with it but right now at this time of the day... I can't remember why....
1/31/2011 4:25:22 PM
Andrea United States
My one word is Joyful.  I am praying to be joyful in all circumstances in my life.
1/31/2011 4:29:39 PM
MJ United States
My one word is CLOSER. I'm praying to be closer to Jesus by the end of this year! Smile
1/31/2011 4:31:39 PM
Terie United States
Magnanimous: generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness. This is state I resolve for my heart to achieve and remain.
1/31/2011 4:31:44 PM
Christine from Tucson United States
Christine from Tucson
I've really been struggling to pick just the right word. I've considered; grace, wisdom, closer, structure, faith, peace, relax, relinquish, and many others but afer much prayer, I have chosen...

My role as a Christian.
My role as a child of God.
My role as a mother.
My role as a wife.
My role as a daughter.
My role as a sister.
My role as a friend.
My role as a community member.

I am going to try to focus on my role as it is defined by God through scripture. It is all there in the Bible. Well defined by and through God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. If I continually strive to fill the role that God wants me to, I will find wisdom, grace, structure and peace. I will be able to relinquish my burdons and find relaxation and I will become closer to my family, friends and God.

1/31/2011 4:34:18 PM
Olivia McGregor United States
Olivia McGregor
My 2011 word is "Surrender."  As a college student and a person who tends to be a perfectionist, I feel that I need to let go of my imperfections and my fears and surrender them to God in hopes that he will make me a better person and give me the strength to continue to surrender my worries to him.
1/31/2011 4:34:22 PM
Faith United States
My word is "faith".  Yes, even though it's my name, I feel that God has placed this word on my heart so that I will fully step out in faith this year and also continue to grow my faith by placing all my cares upon Him.
1/31/2011 4:34:40 PM
Catherine United States
1/31/2011 4:36:42 PM
Barb Ebert United States
Barb Ebert
My word is TRUST. I am recently divorced and I have a hard time trusting. In my marriage I was lied too, financial things were hidden from me, was told financial things weren't my business, was deceived, was abused, mail was hidden from me... & so much more. I have a hard time believing what people tell me. My heart was stomped on and I am trying to learn to Trust but it is really hard. I gave my heart to everything and prayed things would changed but it never did. He wasn't saved which made the situation even worse and things esculated that I needed to get my son out of the situation. Trusting is a HUGE challenge for me but with God I know I will get thru this. He has already done so much for me in the past year. HE is amazing!
1/31/2011 4:37:46 PM
Lesley United States
TRANSFORM - my walk, my attitude, my actions, my charcter, my words, my faith.
1/31/2011 4:39:03 PM
Ginny United States
I thought this was going to be hard - picking one word for your special word for the year.  But mine just came to me as I was listening to Lisa one morning on KLove.  Her's also started with a c then I decided, Connect, would be mine.  

We moved to Central Louisiana to be closer to family at the end of 09.  It's been a real struggle since we are in our 50's now & had lived in MO for many years & then moved 10 times working in different states be become promoted.  So many changes in such a short time.

I just want to connect again with family here & old friends that I haven't seen or talked to in years.  Connect also with the Lord & with what he wants me to do.  Connect so I will FEEL connected & that I can now call this place my home again after being away from LA for such a long time.
1/31/2011 4:40:18 PM
Melissa United States
My word is PATIENTS, in all aspects of life but mostly with God and His will for my life. I was able to narrow it down to two words but got stuck there so while Patients was the first word that came to me, SUBMISSION was not far behind. I am choosing to embrace both words for 2011. I love the idea of choosing a word instead of making a resolution. I so enjoy listening to KLove, it is how I begin and end each day!! Makes my ride to work peacful and relaxing!!
1/31/2011 4:44:16 PM
Brenda Chavez United States
Brenda Chavez
My one word is Listen.  I want to just stop and listen so I can hear God and know what he wants for me in my life.  I know what I want to do, but I have to learn that it's not up to's up to him and I just need to listen.
1/31/2011 4:44:27 PM
Tim O'Hearn United States
Tim O'Hearn
1/31/2011 4:45:34 PM
Kathy United States
My word is surrender. I am in the valley and I know I will stay here until I learn to surrender and lean totally on the Lord. This is a lesson I must learn and I hope I learn it during this year - and soon!!
1/31/2011 4:46:57 PM
Karinda United States
Change! God has already changed the path of my life this year and I know there will be more changes!!!
1/31/2011 4:52:03 PM
Cheryl United States
My word for 2011...ALIVE!

Several years ago I was diagnosed with a disease that has no cure, it affects my every action, every day. I have been in a state of depression and have been simply existing, since then.  This year... I want to be ALIVE again. ALIVE in Christ.

John 14:19
“In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am ALIVE and you are about to come ALIVE.”
Ephisians 2:6
“…He embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us ALIVE in Christ.”

Psalm 119:149
“In your love, listen to me; in your justice, God, keep me ALIVE.”

Psalm 84:2
“Always dreamed of a room in your house, where I could sing for joy to God – ALIVE!”

Acts 9:41
“He took her hand and helped her up.  Then he called in the believers and widows, and presented her to them ALIVE”

Thank You for bringing this concept to us. Thank You for sharing God's love, and yours with us everyday.
1/31/2011 4:53:28 PM
Tonia United States
SURRENDER - to yield something to the power of another, to give oneself up.  Basically, I need to get myself out of God's way so He can work through me without any interference.  I need to remember on a daily basis that He has things under contol and not to worry about tomorrow...for He is already there!  Surrender the details of my life to Him for God loves me more than a bird and the birds don't worry about where their next meal is coming from, why should I?
1/31/2011 4:56:45 PM
Ayana United States
My one word is "AUDACIOUS." A couple of weeks ago, my pastor had a series called "Audacious Faith."  Most people think of audacious in the negative sense.  But it doesn't have to be. Audacious is defined as bold and daring, with confident and arrogant disregard for self, conventional thought, or any other restrictions.  That's how I want to live my life this year. I want to have audacious faith; audaciously trusting in God in every aspect of my life; audaciously serving God even when it's not the popular or conventional thing to do; audaciously putting God first over my own selfish desires.
1/31/2011 4:57:21 PM
jan United States

To be confident in God: that God is before me guiding me in the path that God has cleared for me; that God is behind me protecting me from things I cannot see; that God is beside me, my friend, never leaving me alone; that God is inside me enlightening me with God's wisdom, heart, and perspective; that God is under me supporting, sustaining and lifting me up; that God is above me covering me with grace and love.

To be confident in God: that God is seeking me; that God sees me; that God hears me; that God cares about me; that God is helping me; that God is leading me to the place he has for me.
1/31/2011 4:58:35 PM
Linda United States
1/31/2011 4:58:52 PM
Charles R Johnson United States
Charles R Johnson
Mine would be " LOVE " for through Love all things are possible and God tells us to Love our neighbors and Love is the ultimate Gift that keeps giving kind of like k-love radio station.
If it wasnt for Love I would be going to hell, God loved me so much that he gave his ONly begotten Son, that whosoever believith on him should not perrish but have eternal life.
God love everyone
1/31/2011 4:59:24 PM
Tisa United States
LEARN! Learn to be the woman, wife, mother, and friend that God wants me to be. Learn more about my relationship with God. Learn more about myself. Learn more about what God has planned for me. Learn more about how to share the glorious things God does and wants to do for others.
1/31/2011 5:00:33 PM
Katie United States
My word is "discipline." My husband is from an American, I have realized that we live in a society that is almost void of discipline. Even good-hearted people can fall into an attitude of laziness and self-entitlement, myself included. I am asking God to help me do what I'm supposed to do, when I'm supposed to do it, whether I like it or not. I believe in this, ironically, the greatest joy and blessing will be found. I'm so excited for what a new life of discipline will bring! Smile
1/31/2011 5:03:08 PM
Jenny United States
My word for the year is "WORDS". They bring life or they bring death. I want to be just like K-Love and only speak positive, encouraging & uplifting words this year!!
1/31/2011 5:04:47 PM
Laura United States
1/31/2011 5:04:55 PM
Carla Brumbeloe United States
Carla Brumbeloe
Closer is our family word for 2011.  Drawing closer to God then ever before, closer to family as we are a newly married couple with children on both sides.  Closer to our Church family and those we love.  

James 4:8 Draw nigh (near) to God, and he will draw nigh to you. CLEANSE your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
1/31/2011 5:08:57 PM
Tanya United States
My one word this year is 'Choose'. As a verb, an action, a command from God that reminds me that I have been given the freedom to choose. Every action and reaction is a choice, but to take a firm stance and see each as the opportunity to choose the best way-God's way. This reminder will effectively help me to take responsibility for the decisions I make, without placing blame or falling into the 'poor little me' attitude. "Choose you this day whom you will serve..."  I can choose to do 'right' rather than just 'easy', and that is the biggest challenge this year.
1/31/2011 5:09:02 PM
teddy United States
my word would be anoited. I wont to change the lifes of the blind and the sick and the def and the people who are bound by sickness and health that had been compromised by the name of jesus christ and the holy spirit i want to set people free
1/31/2011 5:09:13 PM
Rae Ann United States
Rae Ann
My word is Revelation... to reveal. It was God inspired. God wants to reveal Himself to me in a more real way. Dictionary states: an act of revealing or communicating divine truth; to make known. I asked God for a word and He gave it to me immediately! I am so excited for this year for God to reveal Himself to me more and more!  Thanks for this idea... Blessings to you and K-Love. I'm a streaming listener from Wisconsin
1/31/2011 5:09:19 PM
Marisha United States
I prayed all month for this word and the one word that keeps coming up is "FISHERMAN."  I believe I'm being called to be a fisher of men.  I have always been shy and quiet and somewhat of a loner, but I believe God is calling on me to be a fisherman (woman).  I'm scared, but I am willing to let Him do what He wants to do through me.  Please pray for me as I embark on this journey of a fisher of men.  Thank you Jesus for calling on me.
1/31/2011 5:10:18 PM
Sheila Dodge United States
Sheila Dodge
My one word is "Sacrifice". My time, my money, myself. I want to sacrifice for others more this year than ever. I want to sacrifice my life to the service of our everlasting GOD!!!!! I want everything I do to bring him GLORY!
1/31/2011 5:14:26 PM
Debbie United States
1/31/2011 5:18:43 PM
Erin T. United States
Erin T.
My one word is 'better'. I have been struggling all month to find it and being the last day, I asked God to please give me his guidance, and this afternoon while driving home from work it hit me. For almost two years I was in a very unhealthy relationship and it ended last summer. I have been struggling to build my life back and be the person I know I can be. I feel deep in my soul that better is my word. I want to be better and do better and love better. And most of all, I want to better my relationship with God. This is going to be a better year. :]
1/31/2011 5:18:51 PM
Alyssa Burt United States
Alyssa Burt
My one word is different. I am in the Army so the company I am around on a daily basis is not very good. I want to be the different one in 2011. People will notice I am I different and ask why I am. This will give me the opportunity to share why I choose to be different.
1/31/2011 5:18:59 PM
Sarah United States
Be more involved in God's word, more involved in Church.. to stop sitting on the sidelines! Smile
1/31/2011 5:19:10 PM
Heather Anne United States
Heather Anne
My word is BELIEVE!I have no problem hearing from God. I actually have no problems believeing in God's Word and promises for others. However, He revealed that I need to Believe that He loves me! Believe He died for me! Believe He has promises and plans for me. This year I hope to Believe that I don't need to be invisible to be humble. That I matter to Him. Wow! This will be a journey one of the toughest I have ever faced. Because no matter where I go... I can't run from myself anymore. Because If I learn to Believe. I can help others to Believe in our Father and His Word.
1/31/2011 5:19:13 PM
tammysmith United States
MY one word is TRUST...for this year husband and I are currently taking Financial
Peace class by Dave Ramsey at our
get our finances back on track...It's really hard to trust....we know God is in control....we have been married 21 years and have 21 years of a mess.
God has always taken care of us..and he still doubt!! my word this year is TRUST!!!! LOve your encouraging to me...helps me encourage others.....Listening from OHIO!!!
1/31/2011 5:23:41 PM
Nicole from Warwick, RI United States
Nicole from Warwick, RI
My word is FOLLOW- follow God where ever he may lead me. I am a recent college graduate and I am starting a new phase of my life and have no clear sense of direction or idea of what I should be doing. I need to trust God and blindly walk with him, knowing he will never lead me astray!
1/31/2011 5:26:08 PM
Brenda United States
My one word is "Grow." I want to grow in GOD's love, faith, in my marriage and where-ever else K-LOVE leads me. Smile
As I listen each day on my way to and from work ~ God never fails to reach me through at least one song or conversation!
1/31/2011 5:26:21 PM
Bobbi United States
My word is "loved." I want to feel that I am loved and let others know that they are loved, both by God and by me. I am also ready to find love again, and to remember what it feels like to know someone loves me for who I am.
1/31/2011 5:28:35 PM
Christina United States
My word came to me while I was talking with God during adental procedure. All of a sudden the word surrender hit me. I need to work on surrendering my worries to God and my trust issues too. I need to surrender my busy schedule to my kids from time to time and my body to getting up early and working out to recieve a happier healthier me.
1/31/2011 5:40:42 PM
Christina Mesker United States
Christina Mesker
  My word is "SPONGE"... My new year's resolution for the year of 2011 is to open my heart and mind, and allow myself to absorb everything God is trying to teach me! I tend to try to do things my own way, and therefore I miss out on alot of wonderful knowledge that God would have provided, had I just opened my heart to him like a "sponge".
1/31/2011 6:10:48 PM
Bettina United States
I asked the Lord to let me see the word He has for me clearly, because I wanted to be sure of it. Although it has been hanging on my review mirror for the past year, it just came to me today while listening to the song "In Christ Alone". He had it right in front of my eyes all day every day, and I still couldn't see it. I had to hear it. And when I did, I knew...My one word for 2011 is CROSS. To me, the cross is a reminder of how much Christ went through for us and how much He loves us. The love He has for us is just so strong, so powerful, so wide and long and unending. I can't even wrap my mind around it. I want to live by the cross. I want the cross to be a reminder to me every single day how much Christ has sacrified for us us and how much He loves us. My tiny problems seem to disappear when I think of all the pain he has suffered for us. How selfless...He truly is my hero. The example of pure love, and beauty. He is humble, He is strong, He is the greatest, He is the light, He is love, He is Christ. "In Christ alone I place my trust and find my glory in the power of the source of strenght, my source of hope is Christ alone." I hope I can live by the CROSS every day of my life, and I hope I can fulfill every purpose my Father has for me.
1/31/2011 6:10:52 PM
Lorraine United States
My word for 2011 is embrace. I'm not yet sure exactly why God gave me this word. I'm thinking there may be changes in my work life this year and I need to embrace them. But, only God knows. Last year was a difficult year for me, losing three loved ones in one week, but also a wonderful year of grace and love. I want to embrace all those people who helped me through. We'll see what plans God has for me.
1/31/2011 6:30:16 PM
Cindy Paige United States
Cindy Paige
My word this year is "Unwavering". My husband was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 44 in the early part of November. Thanksgiving day my sister who is 34 suffered a stroke on Thanksgiving day. Dustin underwent lung surgery Dec 8th in Jacksonville FL. Not once did our faith waver. Then three weeks after coming home with Dustin my Mom was diagnosed with Uterine cancer and underwent a massive major surgery and once again my faith never wavered. Dustin is now cancer free and my Mom is getting stronger and stronger everyday. I know God's "unwaivering" love for us allowed this journey to go according to his plan. In faith we stood strong and allowed Him to carry us when we felt we just couldnt go on. So my love and my faith in My Awesome God is "UNWAIVERING".
1/31/2011 6:31:02 PM
cyndi United States
Purpose. I wasn't going to do this but this word kept coming back to me. I don't think I've been living up to the purpose God has for me. Recently I was challenged by my pastor to do more, be more, and I know now is my time to step into my purpose.

I normally define the year by a word after the year is over. Last year's word would be "loss." I like the idea of determining the word at the beginning of the year and hopefully change my mentality throughout the year.

1/31/2011 6:31:50 PM
Teresa Robison United States
Teresa Robison
My word is GRACE.
1/31/2011 6:35:44 PM
Susan Koslosky United States
Susan Koslosky
My one word for the year has been something I always tell my Son. It is Grateful. I have been telling him for the last sveral months to be grateful that he has what he wants in his life and then it hit me that the word I was telling him really applied to my life. I lost my father in October of last year and during the time I sat by his bedside I prayed faithfully that he would accept god as his savior. A week befor my father died he accepted Jesus as his savior and I was able to witness to him and as he accepted Jesus into his heart I realized that the word Grateful meant more than just telling my son to be grateful for his life. It meant that I am so grateful to have been the one to witness to my father. It has changed me and now I thank God for everything im my life and I am Grateful for all the things I have and for the people he puts in my life. Thank you K-love for your music it makes a difference in my life.
1/31/2011 6:40:07 PM
Lisa United States
Turn-around, yes it is two words, but turn around it is. My God is the God of the turn around. We all face challanges in our lives and this year is my year that Jesus is bringing all that was broken and lost and turning it around for His glory.  I am so glad that He is at work in my life. My family is coming around the bend.  We've run the race and Jesus is saying well done good and faithful servant.
1/31/2011 6:42:54 PM
Teresa Bernard United States
Teresa Bernard
"Used"... because I want to be USED more by God to be an encouragement to others.
1/31/2011 6:44:22 PM
Jennifer United States
My word is BENT as in strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; -- said of the mind, character, disposition, desires

All toward the very essence of God.
1/31/2011 6:46:57 PM
m j United States
m j
UNCLUTTERED! Uncluttered is a GREAT word for my life cos I'm one of the WORST housekeepers in the world--I suffer from 'clutter-itis' with 'pack-rat syndrome' on the side--BUT it also applies to my SPIRITUAL life--Get rid of all the junk in my life (distractions) and concentrate on GOD.  Hopefully I can achieve this!!
1/31/2011 6:54:44 PM
angela kae United States
angela kae
1/31/2011 6:56:05 PM
Jennifer Brewer United States
Jennifer Brewer
My one word is ATTITUDE.  So many times, I have a bad attitude about the negative things in my life, and every time I get an email from my boss, I am reminded by her signature line that the only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.  I need to focus on the good things, the silver linings, and see God everywhere, because HE is everywhere, even in the things we think are negative. I need to develop an attitude of joy and peace through Christ, and ditch this ugly that I have carried around way too long.
1/31/2011 7:03:41 PM
Bonnie Belle United States
Bonnie Belle
Gentle. I want to go about everything in life in a gentle way. The way I interact with strangers, my family, people I dislike. I want my search for a relationship with God to be gentle, loving, and natural.  I want my view of the world to be gentle and understanding, not judgmental.  To me, Jesus was always gentle in how he handled doubters, sinners, everyone.  Gentle!
1/31/2011 7:03:45 PM
Sarah Davidson United States
Sarah Davidson
My one word was given to me very clearly LOVE. Learn to love even when it's painful and people hurt you. Learn to love instead of walking away from relationships.  It's so much easier to cut ties and walk away. God wants me to love and stick with it, even when I have no idea how I'm going to do that, except with His help.  Somehow, I don't think Love is quite as simple as it first appears.
1/31/2011 7:07:14 PM
Vickie United States
I've been thinking about this since you first presented the idea.  Presently, and for the last few years, the life of my husband and I have been in a transitional state.  We retired from the Military and finished a 26 plus year journey of service to God and our country.  It is all we have known.  Prior to finishing our career, we had taken some steps to purchase land and prepare to build a place for us to keep our "stuff" while we traveled around the US as mobile missionaries.  Our desire is to become fully financially free so that we are in turn, totally free to serve as the LORD would call us.  It has taken a little over a year for my husband to find full time employment, and at a lower scale then when he was active duty, but as we continue to walk by faith, and be obedient to what the LORD has shown us, HE has supplied all our needs (not our wants, but our needs), to the GLORY of GOD, our Father, through Jesus.  So, the word that continues to stir in my heart, is FOCUS...Focus on God, not circomstance.  Focus on that which HE has given us to do, now, and not the time it's going to take for the future.  After all, one day is as a thousand to God, as a thousands days is as one.
1/31/2011 7:11:57 PM
Jessica United States
According to ...The verb "be gracious" (khanan) and its noun "grace" (khen) are very consistent in the meaning of undeserved or unmerited favor.  My word this year is gracious.  I want to be gracious and extend grace as God does to me.  What a way to minister to others then to gracious in the way I deal with others regardless of how they have treated me.
1/31/2011 7:18:01 PM
Amy United States
My one word is ACTION.  It was amazing to me how quickly this word came to me once I heard the challenge.  It was very clear.  I am a procrastinator and I talk about doing things.  This is the year I take 'action'.  James 2:17 says "In the same way, faith by itself, if it is no accompanied by action, is dead."
1/31/2011 7:25:48 PM
Mary United States
My one word came to me on the way to work this morning. I was listening to K-Love and the word peace came to mind.  It was as clear as a bell.  My mind is often racing and I'm often rushed to do different tasks, but on my morning ride to work with K-Love on the radio, my mind finds peace.  For a few moments, I have peace in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life.  I want more worshipful peace, more time for me to listen to God speak.
1/31/2011 7:26:31 PM
Jennifer United States
On January 30th, I realized I hadn't taken the time to pray and ask God to bring me a word. So, I prayed that night fully trusting and knowing He would somehow reveal it exactly when it was supposed to happen.  I've been a nurse for 15 yrs and have always been health conscious, as well as, a health advocate. Recently, I have been trying to incoporate some type of health advocacy with combining nutrition, exercise and education in reaching out to others.  I have also been really struggling (for the past several months)with some type of anxiety that tears me down and takes away my confidence, trying to defeat the very positive person that I am. I have been in much prayer about all of it. This morning I went into work and as my anxieties tried to get the best of me I said out loud "stop it Jennifer you have a choice" and I stopped right in my tracks......that was it...CHOICE.  I have a choice NOT to feel anxious, I have a choice to give the very best I can everyday, I have a choice to be confident, I have a choice to live a healthy life, I have a choice to help my family and friends lead a healthier life, I have a choice to either make a difference or not, I even have a choice to love Jesus Christ and follow Him, I have a choice to want to walk with Him for eternity.  I pray that I make the right CHOICES in my life where He is leading and guiding me every step of the way!  It is an awesome and powerful word!  
1/31/2011 7:27:48 PM
Marty United States
My one word is "blessing". I was reading the account in Genesis where Issac blessed Jacob and Esau and the LORD impressed upon my the power of the blessing to my friends and family. I want to speak blessings not curses to those around me. Also, I want to be blessed to be a blessing to those around me. I not just mean financially, but that would be okay too. I want to be blessed with time, talents and treasures to be a blessing to those around me this year.
1/31/2011 7:29:31 PM
Tasha United States

The Lord has put this word on my heart to make it a priority to spend more TIME with him each day and more TIME in his WORD.  Make TIME for what really matters & not the things of this world.
1/31/2011 7:30:15 PM
FENDI TIA RAMPERSAD Trinidad and Tobago
my word for this year is diligent. it applies to my relationship with God as well as my school work.
1/31/2011 7:37:04 PM
Jesika Moore United States
Jesika Moore
My one word for 2011 actually came in a verse form. From hearing the show, it seems this is similar to many. As I rushed into the year of 2011 I felt overwhelmed at the amount of time I wandered aimlessly looking for bargains and new things for my family, home, and church. The Lord brought a verse to me on December 29th, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." With the verse I felt that the Lord was saying to give up things of the past which I had played as important. Certain nights out after work for a bowl of soup, going to do pottery, money money money, I was not in want. Then as quickly as the verse came, the word was flashed into my brain: NEED. He doesn't say I shall not need, he says I shall not want. I want to live only with NEED based things. I may need new running shoes, but not three pair. I may need more groceries, but not high end/specialty food groceries, I may need a missions trip to use up vacation time, but I don't NEED a trip to the Bahamas because it is a good deal. I may WANT to run at the gym, but I NEED to exercise my spiritual that is the word, that is the way! Thanks! I can't wait to see the year God has in store for me!
1/31/2011 7:37:20 PM
Janise United States
My word for the year is "calm." Even after praying about it, I couldn't figure out a word until this morning. After hearing myself say to my daughter for the millionth time "Please do . . . . quickly" (emphasis on "quickly"), I realized our life needs more calm. The verse comes to mind "Be still and know that I am God."
1/31/2011 7:39:21 PM
Dana United States

I like many others get way to impatient for God's will and decide to make things happen on my own.  I already feel a peace with the beginning of this year which I have not felt in the previous years.  I hope that I can have the same feeling at the end of the year if not more of it by being patient with God and allow Him to work in my life.  It's not that I never wanted Him to, He just wasn't working fast enough.  Good things have and already are happening for me and I know they will continue if only I can be patient.  
1/31/2011 7:41:14 PM
De'von United States
My word is Calm because i need to learn to calm down lol
1/31/2011 7:43:27 PM
Bruce United States
I was listening to the morning show and heard how Lisa prayed then received her word. So that night I also prayed to God and almost immediately a word popped into my head. Clarity
1. clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity.
2. the state or quality of being clear or transparent to the eye; pellucidity: the clarity of pure water.
1.  intelligibility, exactness, simplicity.
This is my first time picking My One Word. I am looking forward to finding out where God will take me with this word challenge.
1/31/2011 7:46:12 PM
Jennifer Barnes United States
Jennifer Barnes
My word for 2011 is LOVE! this is my first year of doing this, i can't wait to see in december what this word has done for my life and those around me! I want to take my love for god and go on a mission trip and share it with others! I want to show the love in my heart to others and help my youth group at church spread their love to ohters as well! I want to help others this year and show that when you have love in your heart you can help others when they need it the most. It is the little heart felt actions that mean the most at times! I am so excited!!!
1/31/2011 7:46:20 PM
Erica United States
My word is FOCUS. Focus on my relationships with my husband, and 3 amazing children. Focus on the stewardship of our money. Focus on giving of my time and resources more, sitting on the sidelines less. Focus on my relationship with God and quiet time with Him. Focus on the big picture. Focus on the blessings in my life, not on the things I wish I had or wish I could change. I am very blessed and want to FOCUS on that.
1/31/2011 7:46:45 PM
Diane Suiter United States
Diane Suiter
My word for 2011 is SURRENDER.......

So many times I pray and ask God for things that may not be His will for me.  I still keep on asking and later on realize that it wasn't part of His plan. I realize that I should just have surrendered everything to Him in the first place.. that His will be done..

And I do..SURRENDER to Him.. mind, body and soul...
1/31/2011 7:48:06 PM
D'Lane United States
My word is Daily.  God wants to make a change in me.  He wants to do it through daily choices I make.  Through daily choices I will be a different person next year- to God be the glory!
1/31/2011 7:52:04 PM
Emily United States
My one word for 2011 is "shine". I would like to shine in my life.  Shine in my relationship with God, shine as a mother, wife, sister, friend, etc.  I would like to be a person that can shine on others and brighten their days.  
1/31/2011 7:54:39 PM
Robyn Bailey United States
Robyn Bailey
When I was a little girl in early grade school, my older sister decided to take me to one of her friend's house.  She got all dressed up, and then she got me all dressed up - make up and all.  I felt so beautiful.  When we got to the house, there was an older boy there.  When he saw me, he said to my sister, "Man, give that girl a bone."  I'll never forget it.  It crushed me.  I no longer felt beautiful; instead, I felt like the ugliest girl in the room from that point matter where I was or who I was with.  I have spent my whole life feeling like I'm not beautiful enough.  My wonderful husband has told me every day of our five year marriage how beautiful I am, and I have tried so hard every day to believe him.  I have tried to "let go" and really not let it get to me, but I have failed so many times.  Lisa, I believe it was you, who talked about someone making fun of your feet, and how you felt from that point on.  That's how I felt about my outer beauty.  When you started talking about My One Word, beautiful is the word that just resonated with me.  I felt like God was telling me that no matter what, I am his beauty.  He doesn't care about my outer appearance (and even if he did, he would find me beautiful.) I looked up the definition of beautiful, and it said (among many others) "delighting the senses or mind."  God had confirmed it for me. It doesn't matter what I look like; I can bring delight to God's senses and mind.  I can bring him joy with my words, my life, and my praise.  That is beautiful.  That is me.  I AM beautiful!  
1/31/2011 7:58:05 PM
Theresa United States
My one-word for 2011 is "content"!

2010 was a very trying year for myself and our family. I want to be "content" with where we are and what we have! I need to remember all of the things that God has blessed us with and no longer dwell on what we don't have!
1/31/2011 7:58:31 PM
Amanda United States
BEAUTIFUL.  I've been praying about this word since the new year.  I was pretty sure that would be the word, but I needed to know that was Jesus would like to show me this year.  

I am a high school youth volunteer with my local church.  I am one to constantly talk with the girls in my small group about how God has made each one of them uniquely beautiful and in his image.  It wasn't until a few weeks ago I realized that this very thing is something that I have trouble believing about myself.

I was on a high school winter retreat when God met with me and out of the blue brought things up that had been said about me in the past; I didn't even realize I was still holding onto those things and letting a piece of me believe those things, or that I was so deeply hurt about what had been said.  I stood there in tears, not able to do much else, as the band was singing "You Never Let Go."  It was as if Jesus was there holding me as I struggled with my self-image.

I knew then that this had to be my word.  I am 29 and single and have always dealt with rejection from others harshly.  I wish I could say that I never wondered if something was wrong.  This year I want to believe I am BEAUTIFUL and I am perfectly His, purposefully created in His image the way I am.
1/31/2011 7:59:37 PM
Mike United States
TRANSFORM - Romans 12:2  Transformation is my word for this year. Enough of the "tail wagging the dog"! Pray with me for transformation and renewing of my mind this year to become more focused on God's will for my life and for my family. I need to transform my health on many levels!
1/31/2011 8:02:49 PM
Veronica Chavez United States
Veronica Chavez
My word for 2011 is REST.
I need to stop worrying, or becomeing upset.  I need to control my temper, and reframe from my speech becuase this can lead to harm.  I need to get to the point of any situation, conversation and move on.  I need to stand still, calm down, and not express any emotions in a negative way. I need to keep my life simple, not complicated -"NO DRAMA".  
1/31/2011 8:06:47 PM
Rayna United States
God has called me back to Him, and I feel that He has asked me to commit to Him in ways I never imagined. For 2011, I commit my heart, my mind, my body, and my soul to drawing closer to and deepening my relationship with our heavenly Father.
1/31/2011 8:07:05 PM
john United States
After listening to the discussion I was seriously thinking about my word. I would hear a suggestion and I would think yeah thats a great word to chose for the year. Then I thought well its a cliche word I should think a little harder about a word tailored to me. So I kept turning over words in my head saying I have to find the perfect word. I have to find a word that suites me. I have to find a word that will impact my year. And then the sentences kind of faded away and I was left with find. I found my word and it was find. I even looked it up in the dictionay and I did not realize what all the word meant.
1/31/2011 8:08:14 PM
Joy United States
Love...unconditional love, not just for God or my family, but for everyone, myself included.  God loves me more than I can even imagine, and I want to make a conscious effort to show His love to others.  I want my words and actions to reflect that love.  It sounds easy, but so far it's been a challenge!  I tend to be sarcastic and quick to get angry, so responding with love doesn't come naturally to me; however, I know that I can do this with God's help!
1/31/2011 8:09:58 PM
Cara United States
1/31/2011 8:11:01 PM
Dennis United States
My One-Word for 2011 is: ABIDE

John 14 - 17

That I would more fully abide in Christ, and He in me, by the indwelling & infilling presence of the Holy Spirit. Jesus prayed this for me, and all believers, that we would be one with Him even as He and the Father are one (John 17:20-23).

That I may be transformed into His image through the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 3:18), and that by His work in & thru me, others may know that the Father sent Christ and that He loves them (John 17:23).

That it may be said of me, "he walked with God." (Gen 5:22)
1/31/2011 8:11:46 PM
Jennifer United States
My word for 2011 is "still."  I was listening to klove the other morning and heard that "be still" in Hebrew means "let go."  Those four words played through my mind all weekend.  I have a serious eating disorder that has been raging a war against me for 13 years, more than half my life.  Almost a year ago I spent 60 days at Remuda Ranch, which is a Christian based residential treatment program.  I was rebellious and never relinquished control over to God.  I came home and relapsed almost immediately.  Josh Miles was the worship leader there.  He recently released an ep on itunes.  One of his songs is titled "Be Still."  It brought me to tears the first time I heard it at Remuda, and tonight it has been on repeat.  Then Exodus 14:14 came to me.  "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”   I thought about how fitting it was for me...especially when I replaced "be still" with "let go."  Finally, one of the many times Josh's song was coming to a close, it hit me.  My word HAS to be "still."  I cried.  I felt God hold me.  It is like he has been trying to tell me this for days now and I'm just now getting it.  I know I cannot fight this battle alone.  I need to let go and let God fight.  And I need to be still during the battle and trust that God, not myself, knows what is best for me.  Any time I think of engaging in an eating disorded behavior, I need to be still.  And if I fall into the patterns again, I need to let go.
1/31/2011 8:16:18 PM
Jim O United States
Jim O
The One Word  " INCREASE "
The lord has shown me  all the increases he has given me for all my years on earth. I just come to realize I have never taken his Increases in my life and given back for him and his Kingdom. 2011 is the year of Increase for me 365 days of increase in pleasing my father GOD in everyway I know possible. Thank you Lord.. Peace
1/31/2011 8:21:43 PM
Kathy Romania United States
Kathy Romania
My word is Closer ... probably a common choice but that's the word I feel God led me to. My primary focus is gaining a closer relationship with God. Secondarily, I would like to pursue closer relationships with those important to me. I want to concentrate on enjoying the moment and being "in the moment."
1/31/2011 8:22:57 PM
Lorri United States
My one word is surrender.  I learned while out in the middle of sand dunes through my husbands fatal accident how powerful and peaceful surrendering to God is in my life. I am looking foward to the journey I am on and know that if I surrender fully to the Lord in ALL things just like in the sand, I will live a life full of purpose and Glory for our Risen LORD!
1/31/2011 8:23:50 PM
Karena Edwards United States
Karena Edwards
Word for 2011 is BOLD
I have a fear of sharing my story or even talkin with people, so much it's almost a phobia. God has told me not to fear and to be strong and to be "BOLD"! I'm trusting in Him!!!!! :-/
1/31/2011 8:25:20 PM
Melissa Pope United States
Melissa Pope
My word is "share"...
I had thought of a few others but this word seems to set the theme right now for so many things I'm feeling and want to accomplish. I am Christian because the Lord was "shared" with me by two very good friends. One of my best friends was just baptized yesterday because a year ago I "shared" my thoughts and stories with her in an unknowingly deep and inspiring way...God commands us to share our faith in Him with others and although it's often a hard thing to do...I believe it's the only way we will change the world, one by one...and it CAN be done! So my plan is to share much more in 2011 and hopefully by doing so I can change lives, inspire hope, create faith and bring more people to know and love Jesus.
1/31/2011 8:26:21 PM
Carla United States
My one word is EMBRACE....there are a few things that go with this word.

1. Embrace others with Gods Love
2. Embrace and accept who I am in Christ
3. Allowing God to Embrace me and love me inspite of myself.

Our God is Awesome!!!!
1/31/2011 8:26:39 PM
Amy F United States
Amy F
IN•TEN•TIONAL : done in a way that is planned or intended. A determination to act in a certain way.

...This year I want to be more intentional with everything in my life. I want to be intentional about spending time with God. I want to be intentional about growing in my faith. I want to be intentional in my relationships with my friends. I want to be intentional about reaching out to people in need. I want to be intentional about responding to the nudges that the holy spirit gives me. I want to be intentional in being healthy. I want to be intentional in spending precious time with with children. I wanted to be intentional about finding a new man in my life. I want to be intentional about clearing the clutter in my house and in my life.
1/31/2011 8:30:13 PM
Maggie Sena United States
Maggie Sena
I received my word immediately after praying about it.  I heard the word TRUST!  This year so far has been about changes.  I am 33 and single and have been praying about His plans for my life and for a husband for a while now. At the end of the year I decided to go back to school for my bachelors degree. God began to move all the distractions including some friendships out of my life. And although some have been difficult, I know God is working and I need to learn to TRUST Him.
1/31/2011 8:34:31 PM
Dorrae United States
My one word for 2011 is spiritually, physically and emotionally.
1/31/2011 8:37:29 PM
Tomisa S Robinson United States
Tomisa S Robinson
My word for 2011.....Discipline !   Discipline for prayer time .... Bible study and waking up early enough in the morning to do it before I start my day. Discipline to treat people the way I would want to be treated or more importantly how God wants me to treat them ...... Not how I feel they deserve to be treated.  Smile discipline for weight loss and control.  Discipline to be a better partner to my husband, mother to my child and what I need to be in all relationships.  Discipline to be as productive at work as I can be.   Discipline in All areas of my life. Smile

Tomisa S Robinson
1/31/2011 8:41:02 PM
Wendy Lauer United States
Wendy Lauer
Control - One morning I heard you talking about the "one word" idea as a substitute to a resolution.  The idea really hit home.  Right away the first word that came into my head was control.  I am constantly juggling the schedule for my three kids, my husband and myself.  I am the planner/organizer for everything we do.  Unfortunately, I often feel like I'm spinning out of control.  I feel like I need to work on getting more control.  But I have also learned that when I stop trying to be in control, when I let God have control, things work out much better.  So I decided that I needed let God have more control and to try to find ways to feel in control by accepting the things I can control and letting go of those things I can't.
1/31/2011 8:42:28 PM
Alanna B Strong United States
Alanna B Strong
My word for this year is "beautiful". All my life I have been struggling with self image--whether or not I am beautiful, thin, good looking, etc. I have realized this year that I need to be happy with who I am and who God has made me to be. He has spoke to me to speak with other people my age to spread the word that God has made you to be beautiful no matter what standards society sets for you. It is something everyone struggles with, and this year I accept that God has a plan for me and my body, and that being happy in it and the way He made me is what I am going to focus on.
1/31/2011 8:42:50 PM
Beth D United States
Beth D
My word is "forward".  I've been feeling really inadequate because of the sins of my past lately.  I've needed to be reminded over and over that I'm forgiven, and not the person I used to be.  I almost chose the word "redeemed" to remind myself everyday that Christ paid my debt for me.  But I think what I need to do is to look forward to what Christ has in store for me in the future instead of always looking in the past.  So in 2011, I choose to look and move FORWARD.
1/31/2011 8:51:04 PM
Cindy United States
My word is gentle. After continuously trying to teach my 1yo and 3yo sons gentle hands I smacked my 1yo on the behind the other night. I felt so bad because I don't hit my kids. I apologized and told him mommy needs to have gentle hands too. I am also getting ready to start a bible study in my small group that is about the fruits of the spirit, one of these is gentleness. I was listening to K LOVE this morning and they were talking about the word of the year and I heard them talk about it before but I couldn't come up with a word, after the two above things happened over the past week this word just popped into my head this morning. I know that gentle is my word for the year.
1/31/2011 8:52:47 PM
Leslie United States
My one word for 2011 is yield.  I listen to KLove every morning on my way to work and I have been trying to come up with one word I wanted to live by this year.  As I was trying to enter the freeway I noticed the "yield" sign.  I kept thinking about what is means to give the right of way.  I want to give the right of way and yield to Jesus this year at all of my life's intersections.  I want Jesus to take precedence in my life in 2011 and forever more.
1/31/2011 8:52:48 PM
Sari C United States
Sari C
I really thought this was silly, and didnt think God would be giving me a word.....WRONG!  Wow, have I been blown away!  My word is Truth.  To be true to His word, to be true to myself, to find my path in the Truth of HIS word, to allow GOD to lead me in wisdom and Truth, to speak HIS truth always, to be true to my faith, to seek Truth in all that I do......I am really feeling a bible study on TRUTH coming on!  .....and I thought this was silly!
1/31/2011 8:52:59 PM
Leslie United States
My one word for 2011 is yield.  I listen to KLove every morning on my way to work and I have been trying to come up with one word I wanted to live by this year.  As I was trying to enter the freeway I noticed the "yield" sign.  I kept thinking about what is means to give the right of way.  I want to give the right of way and yield to Jesus this year at all of my life's intersections.  I want Jesus to take precedence in my life in 2011 and forever more.
1/31/2011 8:53:13 PM
Ana Cribb United States
Ana Cribb
My word is "movement". It can mean so many things, movement toward God, movement when fear has you paralyzed at the place where you are. Movement to a healthier body and mind, movement forward on my journey!
1/31/2011 8:55:31 PM
Celia United States
My word is HOPE. There have been so many times that I feel that all hope is lost. I want to remember that my hope comes from the Lord.
Find rest, o my soul in God alone; my hope comes from him.
Psalm 62:5
1/31/2011 9:04:59 PM
helena United States
my one word is FAITHFUL. I want have more faith that God is with me at all times through all situation. and give it all to him
1/31/2011 9:05:51 PM
SS United States
Plan is my word for this year. To set a plan in action that daily I bring myself closer to the Lord and heed his calling.
1/31/2011 9:08:50 PM
Darlene United States
Many things,  I have experienced in 2010. Bitterness is one, along with sorrow, disappointment , despair , pain, and deep feelings of hurt.
God has, and continues to deliver me from darkness, He has impressed upon my heart to seek JOY, I seek, and He shows me JOY in everything. His spirt guides me. He lights my path clearly showing me where to carefully place my foot next. I find much JOY in my adventurous life.
1/31/2011 9:14:52 PM
Jeff United States
I struggled between commit and discipline as my word for the year.  I finally chose discipline after reading some other peoples word for the year. I set goals in my life to be a better dad, a better husband, to have a more intimate relationship with Jesus, a better servant, to improve my health, to enjoy life and not stress about the "little things" but seem to lose the discipline and will to make these goals come true.  Right now my spirit is weak and I don't follow through and give up much to easy on my goals.  I want this year to be about the longevity of discipline.  The follow through needs to last more than a few months and even more than just this year, but a lifetime.  I want each new year to be a new word that last for the rest of my days. I am 43 and pray for discipline and the opportunity to pray for many many more words(years) to help me live more like Jesus.
1/31/2011 9:37:51 PM
Stephanie United States
God gave me my word through my pastor and his sermon.  The word God gave me is authentic.  I'm desiring to have authentic relationships with friends, with my family, and with God.  In being authentic, it means more than being real. It means being true to what's going on.  Authentic means of undisputed origin or authorship.  My life hasn't been easy but no matter what is going on, God's love is authentic - real, undisputed.  I'm taking steps to become closer to God - and I know that God is authentic.  The Lord Almighty is undisputed - He is the author of all things.  I look forward to this experience.
1/31/2011 9:44:12 PM
Robin Montano United States
Robin Montano
My word is BEAUTIFUL! When God first gave me this word I couldn't see how it had anything to do with my spirital walk ~ then I realized that I have never felt beautiful ~ inside or out.  Yet I know that in God's eyes, I am beautiful because he did not create anything ugly.  I wonder how many others have felt the same way I have?  Since I selected my word it has been amazing how many times I have heard & spoken that word!!  Our lives with Christ are BEAUTIFUL!!Recently there have been a couple of songs that have echoed my feelings and strengthened my resolve to FEEL BEAUTIFUL. Thank you K-LOVE!!!
1/31/2011 9:59:05 PM
Ruthy United States
CLOSURE. This morning I decided to asked God what his word for me would be; and for the first time it was loud and clear. I wouldn't have picked it for myself.

There are too many a time in my life when I want to start different projects ...and yet I don't finish them or something gets in the way to start it; and this past year has been a difficult year in many ways. Yet I just have to take one day at a time, just like it begins with sunrise through sunset. I want to start and end my day with God.
1/31/2011 9:59:30 PM
Anjuli United States
When trying to think of my word, I kept coming up with one only to dislike the meaning listed in the dictionary. Then I took Lisa's advice. This morning on my way to school, I was stuck in the ice storm and traffic was horrible. I had plenty of time to pray and really let God lead me. I think He led me to... "here". I've been so caught up in where I want to go in life, what I want in a spouse, where I want to live someday that I've totally neglected the here and now. My relationships and school and job all deteriorated because I was so focused on the future. When I looked up the meaning this evening, I knew for sure it was my word.
Thanks so much for your ministry. I honestly have NO idea where I would be without all you guys this last month. It's been a rough time for me, but every morning I listen to your show and I know that I can make it through. Make it through to
1/31/2011 10:11:57 PM
DanaAli United States
My one word is "Rest".  Most people think of this word as inactivity and while it is part of the technical definition by Webster, I love how my Pastor phrased it on Sunday - "Fully Relying Upon God"!!!  I am often the person who goes mock-10 with my hair on fire until I crash and burn out.  I feel God wants me to focus on relying upon him for my EVERYTHING, prioritizing my time and focusing on HIM and taking one day at a time:o) Blessings to my K-LOVE family and the awesome encouragement to find something God wants us to focus on and do it!! <3
1/31/2011 10:24:08 PM
Rebekah Spear United States
Rebekah Spear
I grew up always wanting more as I didn't have much.  Then when I moved in with my father I was trained that the only way to be happy was to be successful and to climb the corporate ladder.  I did that and fell pretty hard.  Taking a look back I have come to realize that my self worth is not about what I have or what I do but is what I give to others and how I live.  A simple life and becoming satisfied with the life I have and stop trying to  live the life I THINK I should have.
1/31/2011 10:26:56 PM
Ellie Aiton United States
Ellie Aiton
I know it's late, but I've been praying about this off and on for a while and this weekend at camp God really put a word on my heart.  The word is "Passenger".  I know I'm naturally a very active person; planning and thinking ahead, and it often gets me worried or preoccupied when I should be waiting on Him to lead me where he wants me.  I learned that when He has a plan for me, I can't end up anywhere else if I'm listening to Him at all.  He's calling me to be a passenger not a planner on this journey called life, to trust his leading and to be willing to live for him where ever he takes me.  This is my prayer for this year.  Smile
1/31/2011 10:45:27 PM
lynette United States
my word is persistence. I tend to get discourage and give up when things don't happen as fast as I would like them to. I need to be more persistent in prayer, in scripture reading, in pursuing my dreams, in helping my kids with problem math, in being a Christlike example all day, everyday. persistence definitely is my word for this 2011 year. pray for me!
1/31/2011 11:20:34 PM
Julia Riojas United States
Julia Riojas
My word for the year is REJOICE.This past year there has not been much to rejoice about.I pretty much lost everything , my grandson, grandaughter, daughter, and almost myself. My grandson went to be with the Lord in March, and my grandaughter was shipped off to family and no contact with her, daughter lost in her own world, me trying to hold on.this year I am going to rejoice in everything I say and do, rejoice in the Lord alway and again i say rejoice. amen
1/31/2011 11:23:52 PM
Tiffany United States
My word for 2011 is FOCUS. As a wife and a mom of three it is so easy to get caught up in everyday life. There are many things I need to focus on, which seems to be the problem. My mind always takes me on a trip when I want to sit and read my bible or pray or work or clean or etc.... the list could go on and on. My relationship with my heavenly father needs to be my number 1 focus. Everything else will fall into place if I just truely focus. I know I can not do this alone and know He is with me. I CAN do all this through Christ!! <3
2/1/2011 1:17:07 AM
Andrea Sutton United States
Andrea Sutton
HOPE is my word for 2011. We all need it & when we pray for it, God answers. We lost our 3 year old son, Daniel, last year on Jan 21, 2010 (he strangled in the cords of his window blinds, during his naptime). His sister (Ashley, then 4 1/2) & I found him. It was a long, rough year and even though the 1 year mark has passed, we still miss him dearly...but we know that we will spend more time in heaven with him for eternity, then we will spend here on earth, missing him (not that it always helps, esp on the rough days). BUT God brought us through this and he will continue to bless us, as we seek Him. He blessed us with new life growing inside of me, we found out just before Christmas that our little peanut is due in August. Nothing will replace Daniel...but it gave us all a sense of hope during the holidays and to face a new year. One day, if it is God's will... I would like to open a HOPE HOUSE...where people can come to grieve their loved ones who they lost too soon and learn to live again (not only to survive). Praying for God's hand on all of this...thanking Him for the HOPE that only he can provide...
2/1/2011 3:10:09 AM
Tammy Dorrycott United States
Tammy Dorrycott
My word is focused because I want to become more focused in all that I do so that I am doing things with a purpose and making the most of the time that I have. Too much of my time is spent unstructured and ends up wasted. I think I can serve The Lord better if I am a more focused person. The focus being on Him.
2/1/2011 4:29:52 AM
Katherine United States
My one word is "yourself" as in being my self threw my big family & not giving into my peers so that they will continue to know me as the "goody good" because at the age of 17 it is hard to not give into temptation so that is my one goal this year if nothing else. To show my parents, family, friends & school that it isn't a bad thing to be myself and not someone else.
2/1/2011 4:30:35 AM
Justin United States
I would say my word is "EMBRACE". It works on many levels. Embrace the obstacles the Lord is using to shape you into his disciple. Embrace loved ones and show them that the Lord has embraced you. He has embraced my heart and soul and now I will spread the word. Embrace leaves a smile on my face because when I say it I visualize a swirling vortex of Jesus' Love wrapping and wrapping around me and leaving me forever in his light. So my word is "EMBRACE"
2/1/2011 4:33:12 AM
Jodi Lea Pflaumer United States
Jodi Lea Pflaumer
My first thought...was "content".  To learn to be "content" in all things and trust that His plan is so much better than mine.  I mean, let's face it, in the words of Steven Curtis Chapman, 'I am a whisper, and He is the thunder.'  Then, I realized, I need to be more than content...I need to be joyful.  I am a child saved by the grace of God.  I am the daughter of THE King.  I may not agree with the way our state government is going with education (I'm a public school teacher).  I may not be experiencing what I thought I would be experiencing at the age of 40 (still single).  However, I have a joy that far outweighs momentary happiness.  I have a peace that those who don't know God cannot fathom.  Yes, my word for this year will be JOY.  Regardless of what my path may bring, I will hold to the Joy I have in the Lord, will attempt to share joy with my students, family, & friends.  I will have Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy...down in my heart♥
2/1/2011 4:40:22 AM
Alison Lambert United States
Alison Lambert
My word is "submit". I have been struggling with submission with not only my husband, but with God. I know I am to submit all my problems to God and to not worry, but being of the flesh it is very difficult. The Bible also tells me to submit to my husband and that is VERY challenging at times. 2011 will hopefully be the year God works on my heart so I can become closer to Him and to strengthen my relationship with my husband.
2/1/2011 4:41:28 AM
Micah Smyth United States
Micah Smyth
I'm a high school senior heading into college; and I was trying to find what word would best suit me. Without me thinking about it, Dedicated popped into my head. I went to look it up and found a few definitions that perfectly described the way I wanted to feel for both the Lord and my journey into college.

1)wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal
2)set apart or reserved for a specific use or purpose

I want to be wholly committed to following the lord this year and I know he has a reserved purpose in my life.
2/1/2011 4:42:12 AM
Lynn United States
My word for this year is tenacious which means, "Not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object that one holds, a position, or a principle; Not easily dispelled or discouraged; persisting in existence or in a course of action".  I want to have tenacious faith--holding on tight to Jesus regardless of what is going on around me.    
2/1/2011 4:43:56 AM
Deanna on my One Word United States
Deanna on my One Word
At first I thought my word was growth, however I kept thinking there is something else God wants me to do so I went to the Thesaurus to see what other words mean growth. I know I want to grow closer to God and grow closer to my friends and family. I feel as at times I don't let people in as much as I should because of my past but this is my time to really change and grow closer and learn more about myself and God. When I looked at the Thesaurus I came across the word extend- which according to the Thesaurus means go, increase, lengthen and offer. When I was looking at the dictionary something caught my eye which said-stretch out to the fullest Length. Ahh what a great way to grow closer to God, with my faith and my family and friends is to stretch out my hands to God and family and friends and extend the love I have for them..
2/1/2011 4:47:34 AM
Stephanie United States
My word for 2011 is "DISCIPLINE".
I'm nowhere that I need to be in many areas of my life. So 2011 is the year that I'm going to choose to be disciplined in order to get to where I need to be spiritually, physically, financially, etc. Boot camp style!!!!
2/1/2011 4:49:53 AM
Lisa United States
My Word is "Listen".  Im a single mother of three amazing kids.. and ive always believed that im a good person, but never understand why my life always no matter what would spin out of Control.. Over most of my adult life i have felt God talking to me and calling me home, Ive had many random people over my life just stop and say God has told me to tell you he loves you!! Amazing right??? but that still wasnt enough for me... Bc until the first sunday before the new year of 2011 I have never been to Church for My hearts desire to worship and honor Our Celestila Father.. ( not even as a child ) ... I have been to Church still then and already change my life soo many ways... I love the amazing Peace and Love i feel deep inside of my soul now.. and will never turn my back when Jesus talks to  me ever again... I had many words i was writing down... but "Listen" came to at the most random moment and i knew deep in my Heart that my Holy Sprit told me this Word... and I Just LOVE It!!! <3 " God is Good"
2/1/2011 4:59:13 AM
Rhonda Summers United States
Rhonda Summers
My one word is "Fire"

If I could have 2 words they would be "Consuming Fire"

Inspired by my love for Jesus Culture's music and the lyrics..."Come be the fire inside of me, the flame upon my heart"
2/1/2011 5:00:44 AM
Charla United States
God gave me my word before the new year started. It is EXPECT! Expect God to do mighty things in my life this year. Expect Him to put people in my path to pour out His love to them through me. Expect Him to meet my needs. Expect the word of God to be true!
Expect is a lttle word but powerful.
2/1/2011 5:06:22 AM
Christine United States
My one word is STILL.  Not only do I want to learn to "Be STILL and know that he is GOD," but I want to rely on and surrender to him more fully by remembering that he is STILL and always will be with me even when it feels I am alone.  
2/1/2011 5:10:36 AM
Maria United States
Hi My name is Maria Cousins.  I  am from Browns Mills, NJ.  I listen to KLove on 89.5 out of Cherry Hill.  I listen everytime I am in the car.  At our house the reception isn't as good.  Anyway, I have been wanting to share my word.  The Lord has laid on my heart the word "wait".  I know that in the scriptures wait refers to prayer many times.  However I am at the age to retire and while praying during Christmas break (I am a teacher.)  I prayed and God said follow after peace.  I  have been meditating on this and God showed me that following after peace means at least to me to wait.  I have to practice waiting in everything, not to go out on my own, but to get the peace to go on as I wait.  It helped just this morning.  We have icy roads and while on my way to work (which I hate to get to work late.)But the word "wait" kept me at peace.
Thank you so much.
2/1/2011 5:13:30 AM
Rochele United States
I was going back and forth with if I was going to pick a word. I kept thinking about the word "Faith" because I have questioned my faith here recently. I have had some really tough things happen and couldn't imagine why God would give me more than I could handle. So I started pushing God away and stopped going to church this month. This morning I was listening to Klove on my way into work. I live in Virginia and have to go through a tunnel to get to work. I lost my radio signal in the tunnel. As I was coming out of the tunnel I got my signal back and only one word was heard... "CLOSER". The song Closer by Shawn McFarland was on and it was at a part where he sings the word Closer then it goes to instrumentals. WOW GOD!! I totally heard Him loud and clear. So I'm a little late in picking it but my word is Closer...because He wants me to allow Him closer to me and to stop pushing Him away.
2/1/2011 5:22:24 AM
Randy` United States
My word is new. Andrew Peterson sings this in All Things New:

So hold on to the promise;
The stories are true--
That Jesus makes all things new.
The dawn is upon you

So rise up, oh you sleeper, awake,
the light of the dawn is upon you!
Rise up, oh you sleeper awake,
My Jesus makes all things new
All things new

This is a new year, and I'm ready for Jesus to take the broken parts of me and make me new.
2/1/2011 5:22:24 AM
Roberta Biggs United States
Roberta Biggs
My word is Synchronize or "Sync" for short.  My husband is a pastor, and I'm a music teacher... life a little nutty and we need to get it together in many ways. So I'm praying we can "sync" up our lives with God, each other and those around us... or get rid of those things that hinder!...
BTW... My husband is in Colombia, S.A. on a mission trip.  Please pray for their work and there was an earthquake somewhere a few miles away but they still felt it...I kind of felt it to in my heart when I heard about it!
2/1/2011 5:22:49 AM
Randy United States
My word is new. Andrew Peterson sings this in All Things New:

So hold on to the promise;
The stories are true--
That Jesus makes all things new.
The dawn is upon you

So rise up, oh you sleeper, awake,
the light of the dawn is upon you!
Rise up, oh you sleeper awake,
My Jesus makes all things new
All things new

This is a new year, and I'm ready for Jesus to take the broken parts of me and make me new.
2/1/2011 5:27:30 AM
Jodi United States

I want to be a more efficient person emotionally, physically, environmentally so that I may be a more productive person.  When you are productive it is easy to have a calming sense of feeling which I think will help me become stronger with my spiritual relationships.
2/1/2011 5:36:27 AM
Nichole United States
My word hit me as I was driving to work on Saturday for a meeting it was the 29th but for some reason I thought it was the 31st! LOL! I get so off after I've been traveling! Anyway, I was thinking "I've got to find my word, it's the end of the month,... focus... I know it will come to me, God help me focus, what's my word?" "FOCUS!" I am sooo distractable! My one word for this year is FOCUS! God help me focus on you, trusting that you will lead me where I need to go. Amen!
2/1/2011 5:41:29 AM
Kathleen Gallagher United States
Kathleen Gallagher
SUBSTANCE is my word from Hebrews 1:11.
I want my essence to be the spirit for others to see and emulate, because my Faith is so strong. All good things come from above and all glory and honor go to Him! It's not about me...everything is about and because of Jesus. People need to learn how to get over themself and begin to have more faith. If I can accomplish that message to even one person....I am ever so grateful that I have served the Lord.
2/1/2011 5:41:30 AM
Shannon United States
My One Word is SERVICE....I have been SOOO blessed this past year and I know it's time to start giving back somehow.  I want my 7-year-old to see me being a servant, a blessing to others.
2/1/2011 5:42:11 AM
Kathleen Gallagher United States
Kathleen Gallagher
SUBSTANCE is my word.
I want my essence to be the spirit for others to see and emulate, because my Faith is so strong. All good things come from above and all glory and honor go to Him! It's not about me...everything is about and because of Jesus. People need to learn how to get over themself and begin to have more faith. If I can accomplish that message to even one person....I am ever so grateful that I have served the Lord.
2/1/2011 5:47:44 AM
Lori United States
My one word for this year is persistent. My brother actually helped me decide on this word and he probably doesn’t even realize it. He had been asking a favor of me constantly for an entire week. It was a favor that I needed to ask our school. Sometimes he was asking 2 or 3 times a day. This was getting very, well what’s the word I am looking for, annoying? After about a week, I went back up to the school to see if they had an answer to his question and they gave me the look, “why are you here again asking?” I told them that for lack of a better word that I would rather use, my brother was being very persistent. I began thinking, wow, if he could only be more persistent about other things rather than this small favor that didn’t really mean anything. Then I thought, WOW! Who in the world am I to judge him about being persistent. If I could be more persistent about my faith and about God. Rather than give up when something doesn’t go my way the first time with my walk with God, imagine how many lives could be touched with me being more persistent. Needless to say, God works in strange ways. Looks like I need to be more like my brother and not just someone who tries one time and then gives up.
2/1/2011 5:51:20 AM
Marie Gass United States
Marie Gass
My word is ORGANIZE! I want to be a more organized person in my life, so there will be more time for the Lord and taking care of myself. I seem to get more scattered everyday. I need my special time with the Lord.
2/1/2011 5:52:02 AM
Nicole United States
My one word for 2011: Obedient - submissive to the restraint or command of authority. I believe this word encompasses so many others that crossed my mind (such as love, compassion, discipline, selflessness). By being obedient all those other words are sure to follow. This one settled on my heart and convicted me. I know I try, but am I truly obedient to the Authority of the Universe? It's time to make this happen.

Thank you Lisa and Eric for all the inspiration! I love, love, love KLOVE! It makes my heart smile Smile
2/1/2011 5:57:24 AM
Lisa Erwin United States
Lisa Erwin
My one word is "Radical". I was intrigued by the challenege of asking God for a word to define 2011. I have been studying the book of Isaiah and He has revealed Himself to me insuch a way that I have never seen or known Him.  He gave the word Radical...I am expecting a Radical move of God in my life this year. Through His word my mind and attitude have been renewed in a way I never thought possible!  Praise be To GOD!
2/1/2011 5:59:45 AM
Samantha Baldwin United States
Samantha Baldwin
EXPECTANCY! For many years I was afraid to expect for the best - now that I have a relationship with Christ, I know I can expect the best for my life, but I still struggle with the concept at times. I am learning that our thoughts are so very powerful.  I am determined to EXPECT what God's word says about me and the future HE has already planned.
God Bless!! Samantha
2/1/2011 6:05:29 AM
evangelina United States
My word is restore. I have many things in my life that can be restored. It is the only one I have ever see on a billboard. Already, I have seen God working to restore relationships in my life and in my family's.
2/1/2011 6:07:02 AM
Julie Stickler United States
Julie Stickler
COMMITMENT.  Even though those around me would be surprised by this choice, I know myself.  I know when things are challenging and there is a choice of "fight or flight" in my humanness, many times, I want to choose "flight".  Only by the grace of God and His provision and encouragement am I able to remain steadfast.  He is teaching me there are many, many relationships, ministries, and circumstances worth putting the extra effort into and persistance and obedience pays off in His economy.  It's amazing how often He speaks this Word to me since first giving it to me a week ago.  Thank you for this opportunity to seek Him and focus my year on the word COMMITMENT.
2/1/2011 6:12:56 AM
Abby United States
My word for this year is STRENGTH.

I feel that the Lord wants me to rely on HIM for HIS strength- not try to lean on my own strength or on other people's strength, but His.

My life feels stressful and confussing at times, but I just need to remember that the Lord is my strength and I can do all things through Christ whom strengthens me.

I also feel that God is going to mold and shape and STRENGTHEN my character this year. I am looking forward to a wonderful and Godly year!  
2/1/2011 6:32:04 AM
Kim United States
My word this year is FOCUS.  I had thought of several words during January - faithful, happy, forgive, self-control.  While listening to during my morning routine yesterday, God brought me my word - FOCUS!  I must focus on Him to accomplish any of those other words!  I'm looking forward to a powerful and moving 2011!  Thank you to KLove for always providing me with my morning coffee!
2/1/2011 6:33:48 AM
Diana Smith United States
Diana Smith
My one word for this year is:  "Dependable".  I want to be someone people can count on in their darkest hour, or just a shoulder to cry on.  There is so much turmoil in the world, I want God to use me to be "dependable".  I listen to your show every morning as I'm getting ready for work.  It really helps my day get started off right.  Love you guys coming into my home as a personal friend would.  Keep up the good work.  God Bless, Diana
2/1/2011 6:39:24 AM
chelsea United States
my word for 2011 is "touch".. to hope to "touch" the heart of God in my everyday life and to "touch" the life of others.
2/1/2011 6:39:48 AM
Hilairee Griese United States
Hilairee Griese
My word for 2011 is discover. I want to discover new things in my walk with God. I want to discover my passion. I want to discover real love. I want to discover what it's like to really live for Christ.
It's all about discovering new things in Christ!
2/1/2011 6:40:56 AM
cindy wilson tucson az United States
cindy wilson tucson az
my word for the year is MINDFUL. To be mindful of my surroundings, things I say, even the thoughts I have. If you make an effort to be mindful of the others around you, I find you are more likely to make a difference. and not be so judgemental. I work in a nursing home. I love my residents, but it can hard..different world. But being mindful, is helping me to be an even better person. I may not make it every day, but it is my goal to be more mindful...i love you guys a klove
2/1/2011 6:41:18 AM
Shelly United States
My word is Hope. This last year has been depressing. It's easy to get caught up in failure and depression. God has been speaking to me that He is Jehovah Shammah, He is always there even in the death of unborn children. I can hope in Him because even when I cry, I never cry alone. He is my Jehovah Shammah!
2/1/2011 6:42:21 AM
Rachel Sisson United States
Rachel Sisson
Right now i am 17. Yes im a teen so i dont do what im told a lot of the time...even when its God telling me to do it. So my one word is OBEDIENCE. I think it has more to it than just doing what im told. I now have to be still and quiet to hear what I am being told. Both are new things to me.I i feel that the Lord is giving me the streanth to follow where my word leads.
2/1/2011 6:44:21 AM
Patty Howell United States
Patty Howell
My word is Purpose.  I want to spend 2011 discovering God's purpose for my life.  I want to walk through the doors He opens without fear.  I want Him to use me in any way He sees fit to do.  
2/1/2011 6:46:22 AM
Meghan Simonson United States
Meghan Simonson
My new word for 2010 is BETTER. I'm a seventeen year old Junior in High School AND Freshman in college. I want to be a better daughter sister and friend, better student, better athlete, and better child of God.
2/1/2011 6:46:49 AM
2/1/2011 6:47:42 AM
Christi United States
My word for 2011 is LOVED - a friend of mine was teaching our SS class a couple months ago & she mentioned that we need to pretend like we have an invisible tatoo on our forehead that says "I AM LOVED!".  That really stuck out to me.  Wow!  We need to remember that God does love matter what.  I know that some people don't agree with tatoos, but on New Year's Day I got "LOVED" in Hebrew tatooed on my left wrist.  It is a physical constant reminder to me that God loves me.  He loved me so much that He gave His only Son to save me from my sins. John 3:16
2/1/2011 6:49:50 AM
Judy United States
My word is GAZE;to stretch my eye to keep them both on HIM. G is for God, A is for abandonment as I gaze. Z is for the mountain of Zion; not of this world. E is again for my eyes on the Eternal One. I can't believe how many times I have already been affirmed. Thankyou for inspiring us to choose our words. May all of us become ever closer to the One who is All-Inspiring
2/1/2011 6:54:22 AM
Lyn United States

I want to move forward in my life, and stop always looking over my shoulder.  While it's good to remember where you've come from and what you've come through---it's more important to move forward.  Every day is a new day, and I won't take them for granted.  This is THE day the Lord has that I want to move forward.
2/1/2011 7:14:45 AM
Stacey McKinsey United States
Stacey McKinsey
My word is "Enough"...

My husband is enough... he is my love, brought to me by the Lord

My children are enough... they are 'perfect' little angels from heaven

My job is enough... I'm blessed to be gainfully empoyed

My home is enough... I have... one, and we are ALL believers

I too am enough... With the Lord, I want for nothing. By his mercy and grace, all I am, all I have is "enough".
2/1/2011 7:16:44 AM
Kelly United States

I am determined this year to overcome my fears and not let the devil hold me back anymore !!! I'm determined to be more "Christlike" in everything I do....
2/1/2011 7:18:50 AM
Christine United States
I have decided my word needs to be *fearless*(not fear, fear not). I have been so afraid of telling people about Christ(being rejected is also a fear of mine)moving to Japan (GOD took away my military orders for Japan because I prayed and told Him I was afraid) of not pleasing people and so much more. With this word my verse(s)for the year are Psalm 118:6 along with Hebrews 13:6, I am not going to be afraid anymore and I am going to find my strength in the Lord!!!
2/1/2011 7:19:17 AM
Diana Richardson United States
Diana Richardson
My one word for 2011 is "Better"
I want to be a better Christian, servant,wife,mother,daughter,sister,friend,co-worker. I want a better understanding of the word by reading my bible more. I want to know God better. I want to be reminded everyday that Christ died so that we would have better lives here and in heaven.
2/1/2011 7:19:47 AM
Rebecca Spriggs United States
Rebecca Spriggs
NEW - Is what I have chosen for my word.  Why because every day gives me a new day to do as God would have me do.  Everyday brings me NEW opportunities.  I am trying something NEW for me and I will be in March taking charge of a food collection at a Faith Night here where I live.  That food will be passed on to those in need.  Our church is moving to a NEW location too.  I just love the NEW opportunities that God is giving me and I will run with him by my side as I conquer all.
2/1/2011 7:20:54 AM
Debbie United States
My one word is unsatisfied.  This may seem like an odd word, but I have been walking through my life satisfied with where I am in my walk with my Lord.  The last couple of months I have grown in my relationship with God and the closer I get to Him the more I want of Him.  I want to stay unsatisfied with how close I am to Him so I continue to hunger for Him and His Word.
2/1/2011 7:25:25 AM
Jamie United States
My word is "loosen".  This word came to me about 2 years ago from a very good friend.  He said that I would know what to do with this word when the time came right.  For a while I struggled because I couldn't figure out what I was suppose to do with it.  When I heard you all talking about chosing "one word" I knew instantly that this was my word.  I am to loosen myself from things in my life that are negative or cause me heartache.  Learn to "let go" and "let God".  
2/1/2011 7:27:45 AM
Gwen Thomas United States
Gwen Thomas
My word is committed:

To be more committed to spending more time with Jesus;  to reading The Bible; to being the person He wants me to be and living the life He wants for me; to being obedient to Him; to listening more and talking less; to being still so I can hear Him speaking to me.
2/1/2011 7:28:33 AM
Molly United States
I purchased a blank canvas and at the top wrote 2011. Then I gave my 9 children whose ages range in 42 to 22 a colored sharpie and ask them to write there one word on the canvas. I was suprised by the words my loves came up with.
There words are, relentless,patience, peace,family,hope,miracles,memories, persistance,and the youngest was success.
Thank you for being a part of my life. Today I celebrate 4 years of sobriety and klove plays a big part in my life. I broke my leg last febuary and tore all the tendons and have been recovering since. I have spent the last year listening to you 24/7. Please Be Blessed. And thank you again for saving my life!
2/1/2011 7:29:40 AM
Amelia United States
My word is "grow." My husband and I recently discovered we are pregnant with our first child. As my body and baby continue to grow i find my faith being stretched and grown as well as I look to God in ways I never have before. I want to be the best and godliest mother I can be and so I am striving to grow in my relationship with God while i prepare for the big, exciting, scaryyyyy new journey!
2/1/2011 7:34:36 AM
Tosha United States
Confident is my word! Confident in my relationship/walk with Jesus, His word and what his words says about me. Being confident in my God given abilities, relationship with others, career, marriage and family. Confident that God is in control of my life and promises to bring me to an expected end.  CONFIDENT!
2/1/2011 7:35:55 AM
Traci Cartwright United States
Traci Cartwright
This is my first year to pick a word. I was very excited on Saturday when it was revealed to me. I was thinking of all the words I had heard on KLOVE and knew even though the month was almost over God would reveal my word to me. As I studied many of words it lead me to my word.. ROOTED. "Being rooted and established in love," and "if the root is holy, so are the branches." So I took rooted as my word and I am excite that through 2011 that as I let God nourish my roots God will allow me so much more growth in my relationship with Him. To be more rooted in God, and in every aspect of my life. At the end of the year I can not wait to see what my roots allow me to grow to be..a beautiful delicate flower, a well trimmed bush or a strong luscious tree, or maybe in spirit a combination of all three. God Bless!
2/1/2011 7:39:36 AM
Fay Hooker United States
Fay Hooker
My word is committed. I need to be more committed to the relationships in my life; first and foremost to Jesus Christ and then more committed to the relationship with my husband. I pray that God will lead me in these and other areas of my life and help me be the most committed I have ever been.
2/1/2011 7:40:53 AM
Briana United States
My one word is self-control. I struggle with this so much in my life. I always feel like things will just "be ok" no matter what. But then I fell into some medical issues, and therefore, medical bills. Now it has hit me so hard that I am the only one that can change my health situation, and my money situation. My husband and I had a lot of money when we got married and now it is gone to pay for my education and medical expenses. I have a pinched nerve in my neck and now need physical therapy 3 times a week and know I need self-control to watch what I do with our money, and what I do with my body to make sure I get healthier.
2/1/2011 7:44:57 AM
Nancy Mitchell United States
Nancy Mitchell
My one word is release.  Release myself from the limits I've put on myself and the expectations I'll never meet.  Release God from the box I have him in.  Release others from the box I have them in.  Release others from the strict expectations I have of them and let them be free to be who God calls them to be.  I'm excited to see what God has for me as I release in 2011.
2/1/2011 7:50:51 AM
Shannon Jungerman United States
Shannon Jungerman
Listen.  Listen to my heart, listen to God,  listen to my husband, listen to my children.
2/1/2011 7:53:15 AM
Rod Pierce United States
Rod Pierce
I am the Youth Director of my church.  One year ago, we had only a few tweens and teens in attendance at our church.  The Pastor, Leigh team and I worked on a Youth Program and at this time we have the largest COnfirmation class we've ever had as well as a weekly UMYF meeting and just two weeks ago, 28 toddlers and infants being cared for during our worship service.  My word, INSPIRE.
2/1/2011 7:58:41 AM
Kristen Z United States
Kristen Z
My one word is confidence.  I need to be confident that all the changes of graduating High School and starting College in a different state will all go well.
2/1/2011 8:02:38 AM
bryan hill United States
bryan hill
My one word is "Positive".
In this broken world it is easy for me to be negative. So I will continue to look at the positive aspect of things. With Klove radio encouraging me daily, this will be a great year!! Thank You Klove!!!!
2/1/2011 8:07:35 AM
Rachel United States
In retrospect I have often thought of this word as a benefit to myself. I have so often been completely provided for, by so many.  I in turn would like to focus my year on using what God has blessed me with to provide for others.  I think I am going to make a small box of chest and label it with the word PROVIDE and fill it with gifts, ideas, and opportunities to provide for others. SO in a moments notice I can provide. one last thought...a few years ago while in college I had the inspiring words come to mind after pondering that talents are a gift from God.  "He gives us talents in abundance so we can PROVIDE for our needs and still have plenty to help PROVIDE for the needs of others!" How beautiful are Gods ways.
2/1/2011 8:08:24 AM
Sarah Jane Hartley United States
Sarah Jane Hartley
I have been listening to KLOVE and trying to figure out my word.  So, this morning on my way to work I just said a quick prayer asking what my word is going to be....and then I came to a Stop sign and I knew that was it.  "Stop" is my word for the year.  Like the verse that says "Be still and know that I am God." and "Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry."  I have had a lot of frustrations the past few years and if I can just remember to Stop and seek God and ask him for his will then things will work out.  To just Stop and be silent and meditate on God's word or to just Stop and listen to his voice.  It was definitley a sign this morning...kind of like the "Clear" billboard I heard about yesterday.  Really a God thing!!! YAY!
2/1/2011 8:08:34 AM
Tina O United States
Tina O

To LISTEN to my inner voice.  We always know the right thing to do even if we don't want to face it. To LISTEN to my children instead of talking over them or assuming I know what they need. To LISTEN to my husband- really truly LISTEN.  To be quiet and LISTEN to what God is telling me and where he's leading me.  LISTEN and quit talking so much.
2/1/2011 8:08:56 AM
Hartezia Davis United States
Hartezia Davis
My one word is "temptation"...Not just to ignor it or run from it but to confrint it and tell it NO! No to temptation for food, NO to temptation for laziness, NO to temptation for fornication and so on. I have some personal temptations that need to be confronted!!
2/1/2011 8:20:36 AM
Michelle United States
My word for this year is "FAMILY". I have missed out on knowing a man who brought so much joy to my mother and brothers because I couldn't bother to take time form my busy life to spend time with them. My mother's husband went to be with the Lord on Jan 22 and his passing has brought so much devestation to mine and his families' lives. So my word, family, means that I will try my best this year and every year thereafter to be a part of my family's life, not just my husband and children but my entire family. It also means instilling the importance of family in my children. Thanks for listening and sharing this challeng. God Bless!
2/1/2011 8:32:24 AM
TK Floyd United States
TK Floyd
My word for this year is "knowledge." Psalm 46:10 reminds us to "Be still and know that I am God." In 2011 (and beyond), I desire to know God.  I'm also planning to return to graduate school this year, increasing my knowledge of counseling techniques and using that knowledge to bless others.
2/1/2011 8:34:12 AM
Noria V United States
Noria V
My one word I do believe is "truth". It keeps popping up all over. So, truth it will be... God is so good!
2/1/2011 8:40:19 AM
Karla United States
I have to say that part of me wishes I wouldn't have heard about the "one word for 2011". A word immediately popped into my head that I was not in any way fond of. I kept trying to ignore it and I would ask God "is this really my word?", when the word kept hanging out in my mind I knew the answer. In case I had missed what God was trying to tell me, the sermon on Sunday was filled with my word. No hiding from it! So, for the first time outside of my head here is my word: Sacrifice. I need to sacrifice my time, my money, my wants & desires. This has been a lot bigger than I thought it would be for me. I kept thinking "oh, that's nice a word for the year" I had no idea how much of an impact it was going to have on me.

I have been putting off looking up the exact meaning also but doing so only further assures me that this is my word.

1.the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage.
2. the person, animal, or thing so offered.
3. the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim.
4. the thing so surrendered or devoted.
5. a loss incurred in selling something below its value.

–verb (used with object)
7. to make a sacrifice or offering of.
8. to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something else.
9. to dispose of (goods, property, etc.) regardless of profit.

This word is going to really challenge me this year - as much as it scares me it also excites me knowing that growth will come from it.
2/1/2011 8:52:11 AM
Nicole Leonard United States
Nicole Leonard
My word is joy.  The joy of the Lord is my strength!  I am striving to find joy in my job, joy with my children and husband, and joy in being a child of God.
2/1/2011 8:58:27 AM
Robyn R United States
Robyn R
This is my third year picking a word. The word in 2009 was Cherish. In 2010 I chose 'engaged' although not to get married. I'm already happily married, but I wanted to be more engaged in my interactions with my family, my friends and my God.

For 2011, I chose Give. I post it every year on my blog ( and update throughout the year.
2/1/2011 9:08:37 AM
Steve Mixon United States
Steve Mixon
My word for this year is SERVANT I along with 6 other men were ordained as deacons in our church this past Sunday .I am humbled and honored to have been selected to serve this wonderful congregation.My prayer for the coming year is to be open to each opportunity to be a servant.
2/1/2011 9:12:05 AM
Debbie United States
I wasn't able to get on here yesterday to post my word...which is kinda funny since my word is DILIGENT! lol
I am going to be more diligent in the things in my life. Reading the Bible everyday for one. I downloaded the list to read the Bible in a year & started yesterday when my word came to me on my way to work.
I will be more diligent in prayer, attending church...I do attend regularly but occasionally our small country church has to cancel services for one reason or another so I will attend another church those days instead of setting at home.
I will be more diligent in things at home too. For one keeping up with housework is a big struggle for me because i own my own business so I spend lots of time there instead of at home so I will make the most of my time there now too.

I could go on & on but that is my word. It just came to me in the van yesterday morning on my way to work as you all were talking about it being the last day of the month & to pick our word. I am normally one that puts things off & procrastinates so I waited till the last day of the month to get my word! lol
Im hoping this will help me.
2/1/2011 9:12:38 AM
Anna Lafferre United States
Anna Lafferre
My word for the year is GIVE. I had been thinking a lot about it but had not arrived at a word. As I was driving in my car on Saturday, January 29 (one of the last days of January!) I was thinking about how giving is something I should really be doing more of... even if I don't have a lot, there are people who have less than I do. And I smiled as it hit me -- GIVE. That's the word God sent me. Smile
2/1/2011 9:13:01 AM
magon United States
my word for 2011 is "TEMPLE" in the bible we are refered to as Gods december i said im going to loose all this baby weight and keep it off forever!! lol...but when i started hearing about this word of the year i ask God to give me somthing anything to better my walk with him...and then it hit me...i want to loose weight right? i want my family to be more i mixed the two bodu is Gods temple ..and i am required to take care of Gods temple...wether im skiny or not so skinny. i need to take care of myself...and in the process loose weight becasue im kids are healthier and our walk with God is stronger...
2/1/2011 9:14:18 AM
Erin Hoot United States
Erin Hoot
My word is love. I came up with quite a list before this one came to me...and it wasn't even on my list. After listening to JJ Heller's new song "Love me" on KLOVE, I was blown away by how much I don't truly love my family...and everyone else for that matter. We are called to be kind to others and think of them more highly than ourselves. Oftentimes I am so wrapped up in my own struggles that I don't care enough about the struggles of others - including my husband and children.

The Bible study I am currently in has been studying the book of Mark. This verse immediately came to mind...
Mark 12:29-31
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this:'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."

If we love our neighbors as ourselves, then we are kind and caring toward them. If we truly love the LORD, then we want to do all we can to please Him. This year, I will be full of love.
2/1/2011 9:27:28 AM
Alan United States
My word is GRACE. I need to show and extend the Grace which has been given to me to others I come in contact with this year. In word, action and deed - my goal this year is to show Grace. I am too quick to respond to others in anger, frustration, impatience,indifference, etc...and that is not at all how God responds to me when I fail or disappoint Him .. he responds with his Grace. His Love and Mercy are an extra bonus as I do not deserve them either.
2/1/2011 9:34:47 AM
Landon Johnson United States
Landon Johnson
My name is Landon, and I am nineteen years old. I live in Louisiana and I go to school near LSU. My entire life I felt so alone, that is until I started listening to KLOVE. All throughout January I have noticed a change in me i never thought possible. I have noticed fatal flaws I have never seen before. i realized that along the way I lost my sense of faith in myfellow man and I forgot how to love. And when I heard "Love Me for Me" I felt like I would never love again. Then, I heard youre morning show talking about your one word. i thought about it for a minute and I had no idea what it could be. I didn't think I could have one. I felt like a monster. Then the nect day I wad listening to the show again and I became sad at the absence of a word, then the word resounded in my head and God told me BELIEVE was my word. Not only to believe in myself, but the goodness of people and the love of God and how is grace is saving me one day at a time.
2/1/2011 9:37:13 AM
Jeremy United States
My word is determined !!!!
2/1/2011 9:37:47 AM
Gina United States
My one word is "Forgiveness"...Mark 3:28-29, Acts 5:31, Ephesians 1:7, Romans 5:8, and John 3:16.
If our Father God could forgive us of our sins who we are not forgive others who hurts us and give us pain in our daily life. I am not perfect and there are times that it is hard for me too, to forgive others but I have to remind myself that I am only human and have to forgive others just us what our dear Father God did to me.
Praise Lord for reminding me everyday that I have to forgive others and be thankful also.
I hope my one word for this year will also help others..God Bless us all!!
2/1/2011 9:53:01 AM
Paula United States
God is laying on my heart the word BEGIN.

As a procrastinator, this is the ultimate challenge for me. I'm slow to start, I put off beginning... laundry, exercise, getting up on time, work, bills... you name it. It's a huge source of stress and anxiety. But 2011 starts a new decade for me (turning 30!) and I think this word symbolises what I want for my life... to take the first step into making healthier choices (physical, emotional, mental). To renew my focus on God. To cultivate the relationships in my life and make them better. God is calling me to Begin..."to start, to set in motion, to initiate or take the first step into something." I feel it's a good action word that will impact all areas of my life. A small word to focus on when I'm feeling unmotivated, lazy or overwhelmed. Just begin and the rest will come!
2/1/2011 9:55:02 AM
Debbie from California United States
Debbie from California
My word for the year is transparent. A few weeks ago, I had a dream. I was walking up a flight of stairs to an apartment. When I reached the top, the door was made of wood, but seemed to be transparent. I could see my mom's friend from my childhood years inside the home.

She was laying a baby down on the sofa as she came to greet me at the door. Once inside, I sat at a large table with my family and we all shared a great meal together. There was a since of joy and love in the dream that felt really good, even after I woke up.

I normally don't have unusual things in my dreams, like being able to see through wooden doors, so I looked up as many details as I could in a dream dictionary. I found out that supposedly seeing something transparent in a dream signifies clarity and understanding. Climbing stairs means higher level of understanding or making progress in your spiritual journey. A door signifies new opportunities that are presented and entering into a new stage in your life, moving from one level of consciousness to another.

A table, like the one we were all eating at, signifies social unity and family connections and eating signifies harmony, intimacy, merriness, prosperous undertakings, personal gain and/or joyous spirits. The family friend in the dream is too old to have anymore babies, so that detail of the dream stood out to me as much as the clear door. I looked up the meaning of babies and they signify innocence, warmth and new beginnings.

Overall, I was left feeling that this year may be a time of new spiritual growth and understanding, with an emphasis on building deeper, more intimate family relationships. The word transparent stuck with me and seems to be popping up all over the place.

This morning, I heard Lisa mention on air that her word for the year is 'clear' and that's what reminded me of this dream. As I went about my morning, making beds, getting kids off to school, etc., I kept thinking about all the meanings of transparent. God knows all of me, my past, my flaws. He loves me anyway. There are no secrets from him. I am loved and should feel no shame from my past. I am good enough for God to love and need to feel good enough to deserve the love and friendship of others. I don't want to shrink away from life, hiding behind feelings of shame carried over from childhood. I want to be a new creation through Christ.

I just looked up transparent to get the 'official' definition and the first meaning that popped up said, "having the properties of transmitting rays of light". I don't want others to simply see God's joy and love in me, I want to transmit rays of His light to them through my actions, thoughts, words and prayers.
2/1/2011 9:59:06 AM
Elizabeth Lemon United States
Elizabeth Lemon
My word is tranquility, which is really awesome.  I woke up recently with this word in my head...hmmm..interesting.  My step-father has been recently diagnosed with cancer and my mom with Altzheimer's, so to say the least tranquility is not something that had previously crossed my mind.  BUT GOD is awesome and I plan to hold on tight to this word!!!!
2/1/2011 10:29:48 AM
Brit from Kansas United States
Brit from Kansas
My one word is GOD because I need a constant reminder to look to him in ALL aspects of my life. I am a baby Christian and have so much to learn and I feel that if He is my one word, the one word that my life revolves around, then I won't forget to look to him always.
2/1/2011 10:30:01 AM
Lisa Little United States
Lisa Little
My word is Faithful.  I want to be more faithful in everything. Thank you KLOVE. I'm a "faithful" listener.
2/1/2011 10:32:53 AM
Tracie Foster United States
Tracie Foster
My word is One.  I was having such a hard time coming up with just one word because I tend to over-think things and I had a hundred words going through my mind.  With the crunch of January 31st bearing down on me, late last night as I prayed God gave me the word - One!  There is only One thing that I need to focus on and that is keeping God Number One in my life!  If I work on that, all the other areas will benefit as well.  I need to remember to focus on The One and not the many things in life that draw me away from Him. Thank you for the challenge, and thank you for the ministry of KLove!
2/1/2011 10:38:21 AM
Darlene United States
My word for this year is restore. God has been so faithful to see me through many troubles in the past couple of years-the long illness and death of my mother, the death of my father, but when my husband of 27 years died in August suddenly from a massive heart attack,leaving me alone to raise two teenagers at 47, it seemed more than I could bear-almost-broken, but not beaten, I cling to this promise Psalm 71: 20-22-"You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth. You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again. Then I will praise you with music on the harp, because you are faithful to your promises, O my God. I will sing praises to you with a lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
2/1/2011 10:42:10 AM
Dani United States
I have been thinking about my word since you guys started talking about it early this year. I am in college and when I went to my first class this semester, one of my professors decided to incorporate this idea in our class because she too listens to your show. I realized that this was something I really needed to do, but I couldn't think of what word to use. My mom has had a lot of health problems in the past few weeks and I decided then that I was going to give it to God because all of this was too much for me to handle. I have trusted Him and He has really been there for me and comforted me. I struggle with trusting people. I have had too many people let me down so I tend to have my guard down. I try to do everything on my own and I end up overwhelmed. My word this year is "trust". I want to trust others, but most of all trust God. I can't do it all on my own, but He can.
2/1/2011 10:44:51 AM
Kim from NC United States
Kim from NC
My word is Favor, God blesses us so that we can in turn bless others. It has been a real hard year this last year, and so often we think of favor as a financial thing, but he has proven through my life that it is so much more, it is kindness, goodwill, sympathy, raising of esteem, support, encouragement all of which involves being his eyes, hands and feet. I don't where this word will take me, but I am ready for Him to use me.
2/1/2011 11:01:57 AM
Lisa United States
My word for 2011 is RESPOND!

I am learning so much lately and hope my year is a year full of deeper understanding of the God I serve. BUT what good is learning if I dont RESPOND??

Check out my blog to see specifically why this was so exciting to have this particular word on my heart!

Thank you KLove for being such an encouragement to me over the past 4 months as my life twisted and reminded me daily my foundation could not be shaken!
2/1/2011 11:02:17 AM
Elizabeth United States
if I pick one word it would be Jolovheyness. I couldn't decide if should be Joy happiness, or love, so I had to pick them all. I hope for the new year everyone can feel the same love, joy, and happiness that I feel when I am with my family, and we know that God is in our home with us. (By the way if I ever write a Dictionary that word will be in it. It would be called God's Dictionary.)
2/1/2011 11:04:03 AM
Kelsey United States
I thought about my word for many weeks, until one day, God put it on my heart. My word is GO. I am not sure exactly how this is going to work but I will GO and follow Him and His word and I will find out. I can't wait to GO this whole year!
2/1/2011 11:18:30 AM
Sandra United States
My one word is "Patiently".  I need to be patient and wait on God to move.  That HE will turn everything around for his glory and my good.
2/1/2011 11:25:33 AM
Debby Gabriel United States
Debby Gabriel
My word is "more." The dictionary definition is: in greater quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number:
I want more of Christ, more love, more compassion, more understanding, more vision, more discipline, more faith, more hope, more control of me, I want more of everything in my life to be like the pages in a book that reads Christ.
2/1/2011 11:39:08 AM
Michele United States
My word for 2011 is PEACE. I feel that with every relationship, with family, with friends, with all the people I interact this year God wants me to sow peace instead of  discord.
2/1/2011 11:40:40 AM
Glenn Gonzalez United States
Glenn Gonzalez
BOLD is my one word. I work with a lot of non believers in a large company. I often spend any free time that I get reading the Bible, but whenever a coworker would came by, I would quickly put it away. I never wanted to engage in a conversation about my faith in Jesus. My heart changed when I read Acts 18:9,10. Jesus says, "Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people." Jesus calls all of us to speak BOLDLY in His name. I now read the Word and speak to coworkers about the salvation that only Christ offers and have seen God work in people that I would have never thought would give Christ a chance. 2 Corinthians 3:12 simply states, "Since we have such a hope, we are very BOLD."
2/1/2011 12:13:25 PM
Diane United States
My one word is focus.  I tend to lose focus on everything I do lately, even when praying.  I don't know if I have adhd or have just had to multi-task for so long that I can't work any other way.
2/1/2011 12:16:26 PM
Bethany United States
I was intrigued when I heard about Lisa and Eric's one-word resolution.  I listen to them every morning on my way to work, and I would sit in the car thinking about what my one word should be.  After much contemplation I've finally decided that my word for this year is "Authentic."  I want to have an authentic and real relationship with God and learn to love Him more every day.  I want to know Him more personally and feel His presence in my life daily.  I want to be an authentic Christian, and to me, this means showing God's love to others through the way I live my life.  Thanks, Lisa and Eric for sharing this new twist on a new-year's resolution.  I hope and pray that God will use my one word to make me into a better person this year.
2/1/2011 12:27:09 PM
Margarita Buckner United States
Margarita Buckner
My Word is Law, I struggled picking a word that would have meaning and purpose in my life, I recently signed up to take this class "The way of the Master" and let me share with you, I know now why I was lead to take this class. I have been learning about being able to seek and save the lost the way that Jesus did. But most importantly for me it's about the Law that was put in place for us to live life by. I found my self so far from doing what God has commanded me to do. I'm begging to understand that the only way to live free in this world and it's sin, is by living in the Law, and not just observing the Law. Thank you Jesus for your Love,Grace,Mercy,Wisdom and Life.  
2/1/2011 1:02:17 PM
Lisa D United States
Lisa D
My word: "Rebuild". The end of 2009 and most of 2010 were very difficult, with a major marital crisis, job losses, family trauma and loss of friends and now I plan to rebuild: my marriage, my finances, my children, my relationships. God is faithful, and He is all about restoration and rebuilding, so like Nehemiah I plan to take a deep breath and start putting bricks together.
2/1/2011 1:19:29 PM
Andrea United States
2/1/2011 1:36:38 PM
Tonia S United States
Tonia S
My word:"PRIORITIES" Here is the scripture that backs up my word: He who seeks righteousness & mercy finds life, righteousness & honor. Proverbs 21:21 Here is this verse broken down in my words:
When I seek righteousness(to act in an upright, moral way) And seek mercy(God's act of kindness, compassion and forgiveness on me to turn and give to others) I find life(an alive state for ambition...) I find righteousness(to be morally right & justififed) and I find honors(honest integrity[wholeness/completeness] in my beliefs and purity).
By setting my PRIORITIES on what is most important, then I am blessed! Smile

2/1/2011 1:38:31 PM
Bekah Lynne Efird United States
Bekah Lynne Efird
My word is Service! I am pretty excited about it too....See, last year, I was diagnosed with a severe condition affecting the nerves in my spine which was causing me to loose control of my body from the waist down (I am only 32). The pain was terrible and I was unable to do simple things around my home (like cleaning, feeding my dogs, picking things up off the floor). Anyway, my family and friends all rallied around me and served me for almost the entire year. It helped me to understand how important it is that we as Christians serve each other. So, I am doing one act of service (no matter how big or small) each week for someone, anyone,  in honor of God and the friends He has blessed me with.
2/1/2011 1:41:40 PM
Tabatha Mauldin United States
Tabatha Mauldin
My word for 2011 is closer.  
I want to be closer to God.
I want to be closer to my husband.
I want to be closer to my daughter and two sons.
I want to be closer to my personal, professional and life style goals.  
I want my everyday actions to walk closer to Jesus's path.  
I have been blessed with abudance of good fortune and timing and I want to give back praise for all I have been given.
2/1/2011 1:55:25 PM
Rebecca Buckwalter United States
Rebecca Buckwalter
my word is renew, becuz i long to be renewed by God, not by my own self. I believe there is power in God's word when he tells us be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the "renewing" of your mind thru Christ Jesus. i just want God to use whatever so that i can be completely renewed. The word i have chosen for my 5 yr old daughter, ally is trust, cuz i want her to trust me as her mom, and learn to trust God and be able to trust herself, that she is strong and God will help her, if only she believes  in Him. With God all things are possible!
2/1/2011 2:15:09 PM
Nancy Cisneros United States
Nancy Cisneros
My word is relinquish..... As I looked up the word in the dictionary I couldn't help but feel sad but at the same time a sense of release in my spirit. I have been in love with a man who is not a christain...but has the heart of an angel. For four years I have been holding on to him desperately. This man is a lawyer and after having dated him for a year ( I learned to like him before I ever fell in love with him.)it happened that I shared with him some struggles I was having with my then 16 year old son. At that point my son was into the drugs,in trouble with the law,I ultimately faced alot of hours in the court system. As it were this man that I speak of offered to help me with my son, not having the money to detain his services I said no, he very gently told me it was not about the money he wanted to help, pro bono and he did and he has. My sons father never has met our son he wanted me to abort him, so when this man steps up to take this son of mine by the hand he takes me by the heart. This man lives in California, I live in Arizona, I had to move away for the betterment of my sons future and thus having to leave my relationship with this man. I had to decide what was best for my son. As a result of that our relationship came to an end. He found someone else, me.......I am not willing to let go because the love I feel (and graditude) for this man is one that I can not even begin to explain to myself let alone anyone else. We still have communication with one another, we vowed we would always be there for each other. At this point and time he is very unhappy, he questions as to why I had to move away. I know that I must relinquish everything that is not produtive for me and at this time I feel that the more I distance myself the easier it gets for me. I continue to share God's grace with him every chance I get though in the past he was not receptive it appears as though more and more he is willing to listen. I don't know if he will ever marry again, the girl he lives with he has not offered to marry, so I know that only by God's grace and if it is in his plan for us, perhaps we could finish our lives together. I don't know. I do want to; by God's grace and the strength only he can deposit into my life to able to let go of that which hurts me. This is a tough one but I know that through Christ I can do all things. Pray for us.  
2/1/2011 2:20:05 PM
Courtney United States
My one word is determined.  I have a lot going on between being laid off work, going back to school, my three kids being in school and having a husband to take care as well.  So with all this I felt God speaking to me telling me to say determined, be determined to accomplish all He has given me the strength to do.
2/1/2011 2:59:55 PM
Jennifer Knight United States
Jennifer Knight
My one word is Choices.  I felt God pressing this word on me early in January.  Since I selected it many changes have happened already!  I am working on choosing the right food, Made to Crave was great!  I am choosing relationships that will build my relationship with God.  I can't wait to see where God takes me this year!
2/1/2011 3:13:18 PM
Dena Loyd United States
Dena Loyd
COMMITMENT: I am burning my candle at both ends with 18 hour days between work, school and family (they get the short stick, though I wish it wasn't like that).  I want/need/wish to do so many things that everything gets away from me with my busy schedule so I am going to try and commit to things I have been putting on the back burner that should be at the forefront. The main thing I want to commit to is drawing nearer to God and reading the bible more.  It was hard trying to find one word because there are so many things I should focus on so commitment came to mind because it surrounds all things, if I commit to doing it it will get done Smile  say a prayer!
2/1/2011 3:19:54 PM
Sandra United States
My one word for me is TRUSTING; defined as: Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. I ALWAYS worry about my kids and have been told that it's because I do not TRUST GOD.  It's true! I tried to protect them as much a I could but yet they were still physically and emotionally hurt.  I trusted GOD to protect them.  Where was HE?  I want to TRUST GOD to protect us.  I am tired of living in constant worry.  I want to TRUST my kids and family will be protected in ALL aspects of their lives.  I want to TRUST GOD with my life and all that it is.  Lord, please help me!  I'm tired of worrying and crying!  Please let me know that my children will believe in you and seek and live for you; and please protect them no matter what stupid choices them may make.  Please protect them.
2/1/2011 3:30:34 PM
Peg Lee United States
Peg Lee
My word for 2011 is "INTIMACY". My goal for 2011 is to achieve a true intimate relationship with God and serve Him 100%. I believe intimacy will be achieved in my marriage, in my relationships with my family and friends, will net new Christian girlfriends, and will spill over into my work. I am going to achieve this goal by making a daily appointment with God to pray and read His Word, listen for His voice and obey Him. Thanks for doing this for us.
2/1/2011 3:50:23 PM
Lisa Olmstead United States
Lisa Olmstead
My one word is HOPE.  Since around September,2010, my husband and I have been looking at a 3 year old little girl from China to adopt.  We were looking on the website, and our 10 year old biological daughter said, "What about her?" and pointed to a picture under the column labeled "FILES TO BE RETURNED". I hesitantly clicked, and as we looked at the photos, I knew she was the one.  We inquired about her, and after several packets, we got an e-mail saying she is locked in to our family.  This amazing news came 2 or 3 weeks ago. The rest of this expensive process will take 6 to 9 months.  We are naming her HOPE.  Please pray for HOPE.
2/1/2011 3:52:10 PM
Teresa United States
I heard you talking about a one word for the year in December and I knew my word immediately. I sat on it for a week or so before making it my official word of 2011 but it seemed to just be right. My word is "family" and it fits for several reasons. First, my husband and I are expecting our first child this May so our family begins and I want every moment with this child to be special. I want God and love to fill our whole family at every moment. Secondly, the past year we haven't spent as much time with our families as we would like to. Spending more time with family is very important to my husband and myself so we've made it a mission this year to do so. Thirdly, my husband and I have gone through some struggles the last couple years and we were about ready to call it quits, but God stepped in and made a huge difference. I have learned to forgive easier and my husband has learned about respect, exactly the issues we both needed. God has taught us so much more and we want to continue on the journey of rebuilding our family and making it a God-centered, family-oriented one. I want my family to take center in my life in 2011.
2/1/2011 4:09:52 PM
Kristen United States
My One Word for 2011 is Light.  It is all over the Bible (Genesis 1:3 "Let their be LIGHT". . . Psalms 27:1 "The Lord is my LIGHT and my salvation-- whom shall I fear?"  Matthew "You are the LIGHT of the world. . . a city on a hill cannot be hidden"). . . I'd like to be a light in the world. . . and, on a humorous note, I'd like to be able to LIGHTen up this year!!  Smile
2/1/2011 4:11:23 PM
sarah United States
Humble'  like our Father in Heaven!!
2/1/2011 4:36:10 PM
Rhonda United States
My one work is CLOSER, I want to draw closer to the Lord and walk closer to the narrow way. I am praying not only will I get closer to the Lord but I can be closer to fulfilling my purpose and telling more people about the Love of the Lord.
2/1/2011 4:50:45 PM
Jennifer United States
My one word is FLEXIBLE. My family and I are about to go through some life changes that are really going to challenge my flexibility. I have always been very set in my ideas about the "right" way to live life, and I feel that God is going to be using this year to change a lot of those ideas. At the ages of 40 I am unexpectedly expecting our seventh child. We are very excited about this blessing and the changes she will bring to our lives. We have decided that I will give up my full time job as a nurse in order to be home with our new baby and our seven year old more. I've wanted this for a long time, but giving up that steady paycheck and all the benefits that come with it will definitly test my flexibility! I feel that God is leading me to rely more on his provision and less on my own. Praise God!
2/1/2011 4:52:30 PM
Regina United States
My one word for 2011 is ADJOIN.  Which is to affix, connect, link up, attach, to be next to, to be close to God. In such a way that I include Him in EVERY part of my life. And encourage others to "Link up to God".
2/1/2011 4:59:33 PM
Erin United States
My one word is victorious. I realized the first week of January that I had been living in defeat for the past 18 months. I had allowed Satan to steal my joy and fill me with bitterness and anger over situations for which I have no control. My husband lost his job 18 months ago and I have talked the talk but not walked the walk when it came to believing God would help us through this struggle. God has been so good to us through this difficult time but I still had so much anger and pain inside me. I gave it all to Him the first week of January and vowed to live life in His presence in the present and not worry about tomorrow. Through my despair I gained a significant amount of weight and through Made to Crave I have begun craving God again and losing the weight. God is so good and it is only through Him that I can claim the word victorious.
2/1/2011 5:28:38 PM
Lori United States
I know I'm a day late, but I had a long drive yesterday and was listening to comments on KLove about "My One Word." I prayed as I drove. Now, I've come through about 7 years of trials, walking with the LORD, and some of the words and phrases He has given me as we've gone through the valleys have been "wait and watch," "focus, pray" "be still." So when I prayed about "My One Word" I was surprised and delighted at the word He gave to me ... DANCE.  Smile
2/1/2011 5:43:08 PM
Stacci United States
CONVICTION.........has too many reasons.
2/1/2011 5:45:41 PM
Jessica United States
My One Word for 2011 is.....COMMITTED. I want to be more committed to God, to reading my bible more, more committed to making my marriage stronger, to be more committed to being the best nurse I can be, to just be more COMMITTED!!!

Thank you so much for this challenge, God has truly been working on me the past month. First with listening only to Christian music for 30 days, then with the amazing church he has led us to, and now with My Word.
2/1/2011 6:08:07 PM
Jill United States
At first I thought my word was FORGIVENESS. I tried talking God out of this word but it wouldn't go away. I have been through a rough time since my husband walked out on me and my 4 children. Looking back now I can see many good things that have come from this part of God's plan for my life. I and my children are much closer to Him. We have many good friends with the same great values and ideas. If it weren't for God, I'm not sure where I would be today. But the one thing I learned through God's word is that I need to forgive those who hurt us. Not for them, but for ourselves. But although I knew what I needed to do, I have not really been able to do this. Although I have tried!!

Then I realized that my word for 2011 is NOW!!
Forgive NOW, live NOW, love NOW, know God NOW, get on with life NOW!!

PRAISE GOD NOW!!!!! Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Be thankful NOW for the many blessing we have in our lives that we take for granted. For these things I am thankful NOW!!!!
2/1/2011 6:36:23 PM
Kristin United States
My one word is: Desire
The past few months have been extremely difficult for me.  I have felt as if I have lost all passion for the things that I love the most and each day is just going through the motions just to get through. However, I know my relationship with God is being strengthened through this whole process. Last year when I started listening to Klove I wanted to pick a word but didn't end up following through with it. So when I heard about the "one word" again this year I began to pray that God would show me what I needed to have as my word. One day as I was listening to Klove I felt the Holy Spirit tug at my hear that I needed to have desire in my life. I needed to desire God more, I needed to desire His love, I needed to desire all the beautiful gifts he has given me in my life and just have a desire for life and for his will to be done in mine. After a month of "desire" I am starting to see God show me revelations in my life and I am so thankful that I chose this as my word.
2/1/2011 6:39:20 PM
christy stephens United States
christy stephens
For my one word this year....I have chosen "imperfection" which means: the quality of being imperfect. One example of this is a diamond in the rough, which can be defined as: One whose unrefined external appearance or ungraceful behavior belies a good or gentle character and untapped potential. How amazing! We ARE God's "diamonds in the rough!" We ALL have so much untapped potential when it comes to our faith...we must never stop learning, believing, seeking His ways. I truly believe we are perfectly imperfect because it is God's plan. Only He is perfect and with God's grace, we strive to learn and He desires to teach!! So no matter what your circumstances may be, no matter what YOUR imperfections are- please know that God loves us just the way we are!!!
2/1/2011 6:53:11 PM
Neal stephens United States
Neal stephens
Dear Lisa & Eric,
My One Word is J.O.Y for this New Year!!!! My goal is to always keep JOY in my life:
J-esus, strengthen my faith each day!
O-thers, to serve others and please God!
Y-ourself, take care of my spiritual, mental and physical health!
As long as we have JOY in our lives...we will be okay!! God gives me JOY everyday...praise Him for I am not worthy, but He loves me unconditionally just the way I am!
2/1/2011 7:24:29 PM
Teresa Ward United States
Teresa Ward
Wisdom: though I can't recall where now, I remember the word "wisdom", or more so " the wisdom from God" being referenced to many times in the Bible. God WANTS us to seek out His wisdom. Growing up, the one thing I learned is that "knowledge is power," and Gods's knowledge will free us. In the this world I beleive knowledge is freedom, as God's knowledge is freedom from our earthly bonds.
2/1/2011 7:49:21 PM
Courtney McArthur United States
Courtney McArthur
My One Word for 2011 is: PATIENCE.
There are some things in my life that i have quite frankly just given up hope on. Thoughts concerning these things rule my everyday life and consume me. Just here recently i was driving down the road listening to K-Love of course when i felt an overwhelming word from the Lord saying "Courtney, I love you and that is enough... why do you keep looking for other things?" And in that exact moment Tenth Avenue North's song "By Your Side" was playing and in the moment i started listening the verse playing said "Why are you looking for love? Why are still searching as if i am not enough? To where will you go... To where will you run?" WOW God was really trying to get through to me dont you think? so i came home and looked up the lyrics to that song... in the process i decided i want to look up videos on it as well... the first video to pop up was on someone had put together with lyrics and the picture in the background was of the "Patience" written in the sand! So that is how i decided (or better yet God decided for me) on MY ONE WORD for 2011!
2/1/2011 8:30:47 PM
Cherise Hasko United States
Cherise Hasko
My one word is "hope"  When I first heard you guys talk about the one word.  The first word that God gave me was Hope.  But I felt it was too soon for the word to come so fast. But then everything led back to the word Hope.  It has been a really rough 2 years for me and my family.  My husband was laid off 2 years ago Jan. 26th.  He has not found successful employment since.  After the first year of unemployment I went back into the work force to help support our income.  It has been so hard.  I run the in's and out's of the home and I struggle to do both jobs.  work and home.  Furthermore, my husband has gone back to school to increase his chances for employment eventually.  But the word HOPE seemed self soothing so I kept looking but God kept revealing it to be.  I realized that he wants me to give HOPE too.  I have to work on how to accomplish that but I look forward to that discovery as we all learn about our word for the year.  
2/1/2011 8:35:33 PM
Abby Q United States
Abby Q
My one word for this year is CONTROL. I want to give God control over my life, my actions, my worries, my relationships, and to let go of my need for control over other people. I was praying that God would help me find my word the other day, and the song "Control" by JJ Heller came on. (Amazing song, by the way), and I knew then and there what my word would be.
In the words of JJ Heller, "Control, it's time to let you go."
2/1/2011 8:46:50 PM
Michelle Love-Day United States
Michelle Love-Day
My word is posture. As a wife, mother of 4, and new principal, I will need to become a woman of prayer. As I have been studying Stormie Omartian's book with my bible study, I know that I will need to be in a posture of prayer, praise, and gratitude to God for blessing me with this life, and for giving me a new strength each day. Some days will be harder than others, butI know through the right posture, the Lord will guide me.
2/1/2011 9:40:31 PM
Emily Stenson United States
Emily Stenson
My One Word:  Lighthouse:   tower, building, or framework designed to emit light; The lighthouse popularly symbolises light and hope in the midst of darkness. It is a reminder that we are not alone in the darkness - that there is someone out there watching over us.  My word was laid on my heart late Monday night - just in time right?  How it came about.  I just have tears pouring from my eye thinking about the experience.  I am a typical all-American girl.  I'm grateful for the generous blessings God has given to me - I have this amazing job where the beginning of our Mission statement is "We will reveal God's Healing Love..."  Can't beat that - right - I am living my personal ministry through my work!  Well - there is more.  You know that missing piece - where you feel like "I really probably should do more..."  Thats where my ONE WORD comes in.  This word has always meant a lot to me.  I grew up on the Oregon Coast where there are lots of lighthouses - amazing structures - there just for the purpose to bring those lost in the fog home safely.  I reflect on the songs "Come Home" by Luminate, "Light Up the Sky" by The Afters, and "Your Love" by Brandon Heath.  While praying for my ONE WORD to present itself to me somehow - some divine way - the word literally resonated throughout my mind.  "Come Home" is such a profound song for me - I am that family member that wishes and prays for my sister who has lost her way to "Come Home."  I always tell my kids - God's promise presents itself every morning - He "Lights Up the Sky" just for you everyday - from now until forever.  Brandon Heath may not know this - but he must have written "Your Love" just for me.  You know how you feel that way when you hear a song?  He has truly captured my experience of coming to know the Lord at a young age.  My challenge this year is to be the "LightHouse" for those who need the safe harbor.  I need to keep my own eyes open - and be the stucture that emits His Light - to draw my friends and loved ones to Him.
2/1/2011 9:55:28 PM
Mickey Ferguson United States
Mickey Ferguson
My One Word for 2011 is PATIENCE.  Patience for God's timing and not my own.
2/2/2011 3:03:04 AM
Diane United States
Last year I chose the word less.  I had a hard year where God taught me to rely totally on Him.  He brought me to a place where I had nothing left of myself, I was empty and it was then that He was able to fill me.
This year I decided to choose my word more carefully, LOL.  I chose moon.  The moon does not shine on its own, it merely refects the light of the sun so that others may see in the dark.  
I know that before I became the moon, I had to first become less.  I'm looking forward to a great year.
God bless.
2/2/2011 4:32:06 AM
Jimmy United States
I thought I had my word chosen in the first few days of January when I first heard this idea on K-Love. But a couple days ago, while at work, my actual word hit me. I was silly enough to think I could choose my own, but God politely told me to shut up and let him do it. lol

So my word for the year is Value. Seems simple enough, but one thing I realized when looking back over the past year is how very little I have valued anything in my life. I've wasted time, money, effort, and a lot of unnecessary heartache for my family and I have come about due to my ignorance of what is really important. My wife and I are both working together and praying daily to let God make the changes in us we need, and now i also pray that he makes a stamp on my heart with this word, teaching me the Value of my life. After all, he didn't take the time to make me just because he was bored.

Maybe it also means I will learn how to use coupons when I go grocery shopping. Smile
2/2/2011 5:04:12 AM
Chrystal United States
My word for the year is PEACE. Peace in my heart, my mind, my soul, in my body, and my home. I have made a decision this year not to allow arguing and discord to rule me or my emotions. By God's amazing grace, peace will be my guide.
2/2/2011 5:21:48 AM
Loran Bolding United States
Loran Bolding
Short and sweet, God helped me pick a word after praying for the whole month and he said I am to pick the word INSPIRE and all the word means. So I am still in the process of finding what means Smile Plus, I am now, after listening to k-love for 1 month, addicted. I listen to the Lisa and Eric show every morning. THank you!!!
2/2/2011 5:37:18 AM
Tracye Baker United States
Tracye Baker
My one word is Hopeful.  My husband and I have a 20 month old son and are expecting our a baby girl in March.  My heart is filled with hope for the future.  
2/2/2011 6:00:29 AM
Barbara Campbell United States
Barbara Campbell
It took me a while to find my word for this year. I have done this for 3 years and my past words have been Gratitude.... Peace.. Change (I was not happy about that last one last year! LOL!)... this year my word is Choice... so much in life is about choices.  I choose to get up and spend time with the Lord or to sleep in.. I choose to take a walk or sit and read... I choose to be silent or to last out in anger.. I choose to take God at His Word or to worry and fret... Choices... this year my focus is on thinking about the choices in my life and seeking to choose wisely.. to choose life!  "I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on Your laws." Ps. 119:30
2/2/2011 6:08:30 AM
Deidra Childers United States
Deidra Childers
My word is BOLD! Although in a lot of aspects I am very friendly and outgoing. I still wrestle with the very big part of me that is shy & introverted. God talks to me a lot! But, I don't always act on his nudges, because of my shyness. I want to be bolder, step out and say off the wall things to strangers just because. I want him to use me even more than he already does. I choose to be BOLD in his commands for my heart. In hopes of Him using me to bring people and glory to Him.

Bless you all for your ministry; it is very important to me!

Deidra Smile
2/2/2011 6:18:06 AM
Deb Kirkman United States
Deb Kirkman
My one word is surrender. As in total surrender. Not just when I am "feeling" strong, but when I am scared, flipped out and a mess. You see, when I surrender all in a total and complete manner, I am not longer scared, flipped out or a complete mess. My daughter and I are going on a mission trip in March. We were invited the week before Christmas. We have until Feb. 20 to raise the last $1,200.00 of the $3,400.00 total cost of the trip. It didnt take long for God to put me in a situation of  showing how serious I am about my word.

I have surrendered when I had cancer, when docs thought I had a reoccurrence but when it is something I still feel like I can put my nose is harder to surrender....We have 18 days...God, I am surrendering this to you.....take my heart is your will...not is your timetable...not mine....
2/2/2011 7:20:21 AM
Angye Morrison United States
Angye Morrison
My word is weed. And not the bad kind. Wink I have asked God to weed the garden of my life. Here's my blog post to 'splain what I mean...
2/2/2011 8:04:00 AM
Megan United States
My word for the next year and hopefully my life is PEACE. I want and need to learn how to "seek peace and pursue it" instead of pursuing fear. Though I always want to be in control, I know I'm not and I want to have perfect peace in that. Trusting the He will guide me and provide for me as He always has.
2/2/2011 8:04:59 AM
Deb United States
My word is renewal,  This year I need to renew my relationship with God.  I need to renew my health after cancer and renew relationships that I have let get away.
2/2/2011 8:21:01 AM
Sharon United States
My being is expressed in various ways, but it will always retain aspects that are not understood and seen. The roles I have played are part of that expression. Thank God for these roles where I find Him faithful, good and surrounding me with blessings. I am learning to thank Him too for changes in my roles; this keeps me from mistaking expressions of life for my BEING.

You've probably heard the phrase, "God created human beings, not human doings'. This year, I pray to understand this a bit more. This is my word of the year.
2/2/2011 8:54:00 AM
Samantha Popplewell United States
Samantha Popplewell
My word for this year is OBEDIENCE, but not simply being obedient, joyfully and gladly doing what my Father is asking me to do.  There are so many times I feel Him nudging me to say or do something, even the smallest thing, and I find myself -reluctantly- doing what I know He is asking me to do.  Not this year.  I will do what I know He is requesting of me quickly, without hesitance, without pause to think about it, and with pleasure in knowing whatever it is, I may not know or understand the significance, but He does and He has placed me in that situation to do what He has requested of me for the benefit of me, my family, my future spouse, or another one of His children....someone will benefit!!!  Last year my word was 'management' and I will continue to "manage" my finances, temper, housework, schoolwork, etc.  But obedience is definitely the word for glad it occured to me!
2/2/2011 8:57:02 AM
Becky United States
On Feb 2,2011, there was a lady, Kimberly, who called in to give her testimony for the "Love Song" that Matthew West is writing.  She is depressed, and fighting it daily.  Her husband she explained was Hand Picked...for her by God!  WOW!  He holds her when she is down, and strokes her hair, and says to her, God loves you!  God love you!
This spoke to me this morning as I was driving to work, as my husband has been unemployeed for a year now in April and a Christian man, but somewhat down and struggleing!  I was impatient w/ him and his lack of attention to me....Wow, I need to just Love Him..and stoke his Being with my love and Jesus' love!  What a witness this morning!!  God Bless you all and your marriages, and our Blessed Kimberly!!!
Blessings!!  Becky    
2/2/2011 9:35:56 AM
Kristina United States
BELIEF....that's my one word.  I've been thinking about it ever since you mentioned it on the air at the beginning of the year.  About 2 weeks ago I had a time of doubt and depression (just a small time lol) and I realized that my word needs to be belief.  I knew that I needed to believe in myself, believe in my God, and instead of constantly second guessing my choices or instincts.....just do it.  So Belief is my word for 2011 =)
2/2/2011 9:44:15 AM
Kristina United States
My word is Trust. I was on my way to Camp LeJeune Marine Base in NC when I started asking God what my word was. As I was sitting in traffic He gave it to me. My husband is deployed right now for the third time and we just recently found out that we are expecting our first child. There are a lot of other things going on and I realized that I have to trust God more now than I ever have before.
2/2/2011 10:17:50 AM
Jeff United States
My word is "relationship".  I want a better relationship with my Heavenly Father.    
2/2/2011 10:21:04 AM
Ashlee United States
My one word for this year is Balance. I am on a weight loss journey and the hardest thing that I am learning is to be balanced. I have to be balanced in my work, relationships, family, church, my relationship with God, nutrition and fitness. It's harder then it sounds. I know that through this year if I strive for balance then I will receive blessing after blessing from the Lord. He has called us to put Him first. And if we put Him first then the rest falls into place. I want God to reveal himself in a new way to me this year. I believe He will through being balanced.
2/2/2011 10:29:13 AM
Karen Lasko United States
Karen Lasko
My word is "foster". I will foster God in my family's hearts. I will foster the love that we have for each other I will foster the love that my husband and I have for each other. Mostly, the reason that I chose the word "foster" is that this is going to be the year that we open our home to a foster child.
2/2/2011 11:18:44 AM
Brett United States
My one word for the year is unveiled. For years, I was lying to myself, my wife and kids and my church family.  Sin can't grow in the dark. Bring it into the light and don't give Satan the room...
2/2/2011 11:33:40 AM
Kristen United States
My one word is "Release".  This year brings about much change for my family and me and I want to be able to release all my anxiety, worry, stress, etc to God.
2/2/2011 11:41:21 AM
Laura United States
My word is FREE!  FREE to be the person I truly am inside (I feel like I've been stifling parts of my personality a lot in the past few years); FREE of clutter... ugh... really trying to hollow out some emptiness around me at work, at home, and just get rid of my stuff that I don't need (thank you for having the unstuff yourself authors on your show!) and to be FREE in the love of Jesus, that His love is enough and will sustain me.  <3 this idea of my one word... I just shared the idea on a forum I belong to; hoping more people will join me!
2/2/2011 11:56:32 AM
Billie United States
My word for 2011 is "Resolve"  Romans 12:2 - states; "Do not conform any longer to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."  I have struggled with living in fear and the rejection of my past, and the what if's of my future, but after truly searching my heart strive to be all God wants me to be here and now.  So, I resolve to no longer struggle with the worlds view of my life, my marriage, and my walk, but to be renewed and allow God to control it all.   He is a great and awesome God and He can even restore dead and broken marriages, and can to the same for me, if only I trust Him, grow in grace, and have faith that He can and will move the mountains of my/ our circumstances.  
2/2/2011 12:32:17 PM
Malynn C. United States
Malynn C.
My word is rekindled because I am asking God to rekindle the fire in me so that I can lead others to see his grace.
2/2/2011 2:38:00 PM
Michelle Platt United States
Michelle Platt
My one word for 2011 is "MORE!" As I prayed about what my word should be for this coming year I kept thinking about how I wanted more of Him and less of me so that I could:
    Trust Him more...
    Love more deeply...
    Forgive more often...
    Walk more closely with Him...
    Become more like Him...
    Know Him more...
    Praise Him more...
Thank you Lisa and Eric for your ministry that helps us to focus more on the One who can do immeasurably more than all we can ask for or imagine!
---Michelle, Pittsburgh
2/2/2011 4:03:48 PM
Christina United States
2/2/2011 4:38:47 PM
Christy United States
My one word for 2011 is "ACTION". Putting my faith into action as been heavy on my heart for months. God is preparing me for action and I pray everyday that I see it each and everytime he is ready for me.
2/2/2011 4:49:02 PM
Tasha Wagner United States
Tasha Wagner
So I know it is now the 2nd day in February, so I am a little behind on my word choice.  Although God took a little extra time to really make clear what my word is... so here it "Bubbly".  Sometimes people misjudge my personally and don't view me as a warm heart, approachable person.  I think to bring Christ to others and be the light I need to be that friendly, always smiling person.  So this year I am going to work on being "Bubbly" the person everyone wants to be around because they are always happy and kind.  This way I will have more of a chance to share the word of God with them.
2/2/2011 5:06:50 PM
ellen United States
My one word is "TELL" I have so many reasons to tell my story of how God has worked in my life during the worst time of my life. I lost my husband in may of 2010 and God has not left my side.
2/2/2011 5:34:43 PM
Cindy United States
My word for the year is "Live". I have been through many rough years recently and I wasin a survival mode.  I really want to live for Christ and savor and enjoy each day He gives me and the good and bad
that come into my life.  
Gal. 5:25 "If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit."
2/2/2011 6:56:33 PM
Megan United States
My word is Strong.It seems to encompass the whole package. Strong woman, strong wife, strong mother, strong in faith, mind and body. Strong employee at work, strong friend, strong church member. And then I realized how many Bible verses speak or strength. TONS of them. I'm 41 years old, turning 42 in the spring, and finally learning how to handle my depression, and be happy with the hand God has dealt me. I'm truly content and I thank Him for being able to say that. I am strong. I will be strong. I will get stronger. That is my mantra for when I think I can't do more. It gets me off my duff and moves me to do the next thing, whatever that thing is. I am strong in Him. I love Him with all my heart, and I am strong.
2/2/2011 7:00:23 PM
Steve Nantz United States
Steve Nantz
Like many others, I have had difficulty picking my "one word"; after some reflection, I would have to say just that: "reflective".  I want others around me to see Christ in me; through my words, my deeds, my music, my faith -- in every thing I do each day.  At the same time, I want to reflect the thoughts of my family, friends, co-workers and church family upward, going to Jesus in prayer and petition for them on a daily basis and asking Him for guidance in how I can be a better Christian and help them to do the same.  In the words of Mark Hall: "let my lifesong sing to You", Lord.  †  -scn-
2/3/2011 3:30:56 AM
Amy United States
ABOUT LISA AND ERIC's WORDS:  CLEAR and DEEPER:  "It came upon a midnight CLEAR..." The night had to be clear in order for the Light to be seen.  The star was there, for God to use to lead the world DEEPER into His plans, but the midnight had to be CLEAR.  Maybe God is asking us to examine our own lives to become more CLEAR, not overcast, in order for God to shine His Light DEEPER, through "stars" like us.  

Yesterday, Matthew Barnett's story was a great example of this...He had to CLEAR "his" dreams so the star (GOD) could shine DEEPER into the lives so many.

CLEAR and DEEPER go together...just like Lisa and Eric on the radio.  God bless you guys!
2/3/2011 5:28:37 AM
Anna United States
My word for 2011 is LISTEN.

2/3/2011 5:51:53 AM
Charlene United States
After a lot of reflection, I realized that that was my word-REFLECT.  Reflect on my relationship with Him, on God's promises, my relationship with others, and also to reflect God to others.  Shine like the moon!
2/3/2011 5:52:30 AM
Kim United States
My word is "expectant".  Instead of having a glass half empty attitude, I want to be "that girl" who expects God to have good overcome me no matter what my current situation looks like. Hallelujah!!!
2/3/2011 5:55:24 AM
Teresa Surface United States
Teresa Surface
EXQUISITE... characterized by beauty, excellent, intense... All of these words relate to my one word. This word has been in my mind and on my tongue my whole life, never knowing why. You have made me think about and let God reveal to me why. I have struggled with outward beauty forever but when I feel ugly (inside and out) I will loudly shout out that word and let God deal with whats going on in my spirit. My pastor has talked about having and excellent spirit... I dont want to just be good being spiritual... I want to (and will be) excellent.
2/3/2011 6:34:53 AM
Donnie United States
My one word is "WORDS".  I'm going to try my best to guard my words.  As the bible says, words should build others up and not bring them down.  Words are so powerful! I want to learn the right words to speak to bring glory to my King and Savior.  We will all be held accountable by God for every word that we utter.
2/3/2011 6:38:31 AM
Deana United States
I was thinking really hard about my took a while and then on my ride into work it hit me...COMPLETE..I have been going to school for a degree in Dietetics for the past 10 years off and on and in between children.  I am a mother of 3 and graduated last May.  I am now in an internship that I travel and hour and 20 minutes from my house to be a Registered Dietitian.  I will graduate in June. Thanks to K-love the drive is bearable.  As I was thinking about my word it can to me COMPLETE!  My life is COMPLETE..I am completing my dream and without God in my life things would not be COMPLETE..He has given me the strength to make my life COMPLETE each and every day..HE WORKS IN AMAZING WAYS!!
2/3/2011 6:45:49 AM
Karen K United States
Karen K
First, I'd like to update about our One Words from 2010.  I called into the Lisa & Eric show in early January 2010, the morning I was about to walk into a room & take my nursing licensing age 40 I had just graduated from college!

My word was LISTEN, hoping to listen during the quiet & the storm and hear what God was saying throughout the year.  Listen to what my patients were telling me, to hear beyond the words in order to help them as best as I could.  To listen to the needs of my family, spoken & unspoken in order to be a better wife and mother.

My autistic son chose the word TRY, he was hoping to try new things in 2010.  While this may not be hard for some 13 year old boys, it was a challenge for him with his autism to be open & willing to accept new things in his life.

My husband, who is deaf, chose the word PATIENCE.  He has struggled with patience throughout his life and hoped it would be a year that would help him to grow in that area.

Well, the year is over and the results are in.  I feel that I grew so much more as a Christian in carefully listening to so many things in my life related to God & my faith, rather than listening to the easy way out or the popular thing to do.  I listened when I felt led to give up the hospital nursing job and take a much lower paying job working in a hospice.  Since I have taken the job I've helped those who are walking their final days here on earth and helped a person who felt they "had nothing beyond this earth" to feel comfortable enough to talk with their family & they accepted the Lord as their savior about 2 weeks before passing from this world.

My son really tried and he succeeded.  He became a volunteer for a local library, helped with local fireman's carnival and became a student counselor at a week-long autism camp.  He was elected student of the month more than once during the year for stepping up to protect another student from bullying and also became a member of the National Junior Honor Society.  He tried playing a new instrument and is a proud member of the jazz band and 3 other bands at school.

My husband became a volunteer EMT, using a special stethoscope to be able to listen to heartbeats and take blood pressure.  He has taken more time to spend in the Word and lead our family by example.  His patience with both our son and myself has helped our family to become stronger than ever.

For 2011 we all decided that our word is BEST.  Not that we are looking for the best of everything in life, but we are all striving to be the best we can in everyday situations.  When struggling with a choice we think "what would be the best decision for God right now" and try to chose wisely.  As I struggle with weight loss I am trying to make the best choices.  As a family we are making sure that each day we feel that we tried our best at keeping ourselves healthy mentally, physically, emotionally and most important spiritually.  We want to be able to give our best to our church, community, school and work.

May 2011 be the BEST year so far in your life for each & every one of you!
2/3/2011 6:50:32 AM
Tammy United States
My word came to me on Monday, 1/31/11.  My one word is ONE.  
Keeping God Number ONE in my life
Growing my faith--my number ONE priority
Sharing the love of Jesus with as many ONE persons as I can.
And more on a how I handle things around my home and job--sticking to ONE task before I move on to the next.  I tend to jump from one thing to the next without full closure on that project.
2/3/2011 6:55:08 AM
Lindsey United States
My one word was "refuge".  When I first heard the message about picking a word, I was curious as to what mine would be.  I started thinking, "I wonder what my word will be, God, please show me my word..."  Within 2 minutes, a word had became known to me...twice in that two minutes.  It was "refuge."  It happened so quick and it was so obvious that this word was meant for a bright light flashing.  I immediately looked the word up in the dictionary because although I knew the meaning, I wanted to know all the different meanings for the word...I had been praying so hard for guidance and that word showed me that as long as I have God on my side, there is no need to worry, he is my REFUGE!  I give HIM all the praise!  
2/3/2011 7:18:31 AM
Maikalina Madali United States
Maikalina Madali
Yea I know, it doesn't sound like a very good word for the year but I actually got the idea from a recent word that my Pastor shared with us. He was saying that as God's people, we should have something different and unique about us compared to those who haven't found Him yet. A certain flavor (or what I refer to as: FLAVAHHH) about us that makes people wonder what it is that makes us stand out when the only thing that sets us apart is God's love shining through us.

So God, I pray that You give Your people a unique FLAVAHHH that will create opportunities to share Your love with others. When they look at us they see You mirrored in our lives and it'll make them say, "whatever they got, I want." And may You be glorified in all this.

God bless everyone! Have an amazing FLAVAHHH filled year =)
2/3/2011 7:56:43 AM
Avis United States
This year I'm daring myself to shine, to stand up for god, to read more bible, to live better, to just plain be a better person all around!
2/3/2011 8:33:17 AM
Jamie in Arkansas United States
Jamie in Arkansas
OVERCOME my fears of failure.
OVERCOME my struggles with eating.
OVERCOME constant procrastination.
OVERCOME self-sabotage.
OVERCOME negative talk.
OVERCOME judging others & myself.
OVERCOME the fear that God will give up on me.
2/3/2011 12:28:00 PM
Carma White United States
Carma White
My word for the year is Healthy! I know that everyone is trying new diets and trying to lose that goal weight but, I really felt that God was wanting me to be healthy in other ways as well like my relationships, financial situations, and my journey with him. I think so often we get into the whole control things that we fool ourselves thinking we have it at-least when in fact we don't at all. My family has had major financial issues come up and I am a control freak so I thought if I cant control money or bills surely I cant eat right! I have prayed many times and prayers were answered with this word! If I am healthy in thinking and praying and eating then I am right where he wants me! This year I want to honor him with being healthy in all Ways not just with food.  
2/3/2011 5:45:50 PM
Doris Manglicmot United States
Doris Manglicmot
My One word for 2011 is STIRRED.
Merriam-webster defines it as "to cause an especially slight movement or change of position of b : to disturb the quiet of : agitate —often used with up <the bear stirred up the bees> ...

My heart has been Stirred from complacency. I no longer want to turn a deaf ear on poverty, injustice, pain, brokenness and hunger around me.
My prayer is for God to break my heart for what breaks His. For me to understand the bitter cost of serving Him... to see the anguish of the lost and do something about it. What can one person do? Maybe not much. But I know that when He Stirs something, the ripple effect goes a long way. So I am read to be Stirred.
2/3/2011 6:11:26 PM
Kerri United States
Life is hard,but GOD is good.
Laugh as much as you can.
God wants us to laugh, it's
contagious. Joy is from God
2/3/2011 6:58:27 PM
Rae United States
When I first heard about this, I wasn't going to do it. But I heard y'all talking about it over the month of January, and I realized how powerful it could be in my life. And then I started thinking about things that I want to be different, about things I would change from last year, about what I wanted my life to look like this year. I always start the year with good intentions, but rarely do I finish the year as cheerful or hopeful as when I started. I knew then that my word needed to be "FINISH". So many good intentions, projects, relationships, commitments...I want to finish them. My good intentions mean nothing if I don't commit to finishing them and seeing them through. And it can mean so much...finishing reading through the Bible this year, finish those emails and stay in communication with those friends, finish that gift to give to that someone, finish the year with the same drive that I began it.
Thank you for the encouragement to not only begin the year right, but to end it right. December may be months away, but I'm going to finish, and finish well.
2/3/2011 7:20:39 PM
Sarah United States
My word for the year is STABILITY.
I want to stand firm in my relationship with God, with my family and other people in my life. Therefore, I have to be stable in all that I try and do for others. No matter what hardships come my way, I want to have the stability, provided for me from God, to help me and keep me going.
2/3/2011 7:22:59 PM
Melissa United States
My word for 2011 is PREPARE!  I've tried changing it MYSELF, but the Lord keeps bringing me back to PREPARE!!  It seems that everything these days is a preparation for something...clipping coupons timely so I can shop wisely, cooking and freezing ahead so I'm not frazzled at dinner time, allowing Him to prepare my heart for His plan, going deeper with Jesus so I can spread more of Him to others (hence preparing myself and others for His coming).  Only He knows the plan and He's preparing me!    I would like to mention to Kristi who wrote on Jan. 31st & her word is "open".  I have also had contact with a homeless man here in our community.  The amazing thing is he ALSO had the most crytsal clear (almost piercing) blue eyes!!  He also had hands that were rough..working hands.  His name is Robert.  My children and I still pray for Robert and that he finds Jesus.  We used to take him food and water while he stood out on the curb, but we have not seem him in some time.  We trust God knows his whereabouts.  One of my friends said "you never know, you may have touched Jesus."  I don't know, but I want to prepare so I get too!  Thank you Lisa & Eric for being there each morning!  I love listening to you guys and being challenged by you.  YOU ROCK! Smile
2/3/2011 7:47:04 PM
The Pettit Family United States
The Pettit Family
Our family's word for 2011 is EXCELLENCE. We know, as Christians, we should be giving God our very best. But, so often, we do things just-enough or with a that-will-do attitude. God never gives us just-enough, He gives abundantly and blesses us with so much more than we deserve. So this year, our family is going to give God our excellence in everything we do. In our chores, in our errands, in our witnessing, in our walk, in our outreach and in all facets of our daily living. How cool would that be if everyone gave God their excellence? This year, we will be living and giving with excellence for the One most high, who deserves our very best.
2/3/2011 9:15:25 PM
Sarah United States

My one word didn't take long. I decided within the first 5 minutes of hearing about this concept on KLOVE -- the day the original idea was presented by its owner.
Because I tend to be a "cup is half empty" sort, yet I have so much for which to be JOYful.
Already refocusing on this one word has helped me turn negative thoughts around over and over.
Thanks to KLOVE for a JOYous year to grow closer to Jesus.
2/3/2011 10:23:02 PM
tessa United States
My one word is MERCY, because that is the first thing I ask Him to give me in my prayers. It reminds me to start and end the day with humility before Him and before men.
2/3/2011 10:47:10 PM
Ashley United States
My word is INTENT, and I knew it instantly, without having to think about it. For each of my actions, I need to stop and think about my intent. Do I intend to please myself or the people around me, or, as it should be, to please God? The more I focus on my intent, I am able to release myself from my expectations of the result. So long as the intent is pure, there is no failure.
2/4/2011 6:51:21 AM
nicole Riley United States
nicole Riley
MY one word is OPEN...I want to be open to God's Word, God's voice,God's Spirit, God's LOVE,  God's plan for my life, New experiences, forgiveness for my self and others.  OPEN to new life Smile  I've held up walls in my life for soo long, I realize now that GOd wants me to knock them down and OPEN my heart.  To be FREE of barriers to be OPEN.
2/4/2011 6:58:37 AM
Tabitha Townsend United States
Tabitha Townsend
My one word for 2011 is CLOSER...  I prayed the whole month of January for my One Word for 2011 and it finally came to me when Lisa and Eric were talking about their words God had given them and I asked one last time for God to give me my word, then the song "Closer" by Shawn McDonald came on the radio and God showed me that was MY Word for 2011, because that is my hearts desire; to be closer to my creator, closer to my family, closer to my friends in a way like NEVER before!
2/4/2011 8:48:17 AM
Skye United States
I struggled so hard to find a unique word that would inspire me spiritually this year. However, my word finally came to me in the middle of a prayer. My word for this year is bursting. Everyday I want to be bursting with God's love. Not only to brighten my own day, but also to share that love with the people I encounter on a daily basis. It seems like such a simple thing to do but it truly can inspire people to follow God. After all, that's how I was brought to Christ.
2/4/2011 3:11:15 PM
Laura United States
Accountability. I took your one word challenge to work and we came up with accountability so I have decided to use it for my whole life not just my work life.  I will be accountable for my actions, love, forgivness,prayer community and first and formost to GOD.
2/4/2011 5:23:54 PM
Carmen Moreno United States
Carmen Moreno
My one word is "seek". I want to seek God more than I ever had before. I want to seek out relationships with those around me. I want to seek God's will for my like. I want to seek God in a way I never have before.
2/4/2011 6:46:50 PM
Dawn United States
My word is 'purpose'. I am redefining my purpose for the Lord as I am waiting to see what his purpose is for me!
2/4/2011 9:04:20 PM
Gretchen United States

My word is "dusty" Each day I want to grow closer and closer to the Lord. While walking with Jesus, I want to follow Him so closely that the dust kicked up from his sandals covers my feet.

My verse for my one word:

John 12:26
“If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
2/5/2011 9:25:25 AM
Ronda United States
I was praying and thinking of several words... and you played... "I'm FREE"... God said -- FREE that is your word...
In the midst of a court battle to get out of an abusive marriage with a pastor (difficult for me -I worked yrs to stand for the commitment of marriage) :S...2 small children... God says I'm FREE... I now need to walk in that Truth...
Scripture - Gal 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
2/5/2011 7:08:13 PM
Bruce Synnott United States
Bruce Synnott
My word is enable. I am in the place where I have to enable my children to make good choices. A hard thing to do is to realize the time is now...

verb \i-ˈnā-bəl\
Definition of ENABLE
transitive verb
a : to provide with the means or opportunity <training that enables people to earn a living> b : to make possible, practical, or easy <a deal that would enable passage of a new law> c : to cause to operate <software that enables the keyboard>
: to give legal power, capacity, or sanction to <a law enabling admission of a state>
See enable defined for English-language learners »
Examples of ENABLE

   1. The machine enables us to create copies without losing quality.
   2. The system enables students to access class materials online.
   3. These choices are part of what enabled the company to be successful.
   4. a filing system that enables easy access to information
   5. Be sure to enable your computer's firewall.

First Known Use of ENABLE
15th century
Related to ENABLE
Synonyms: allow, empower, let, permit
Antonyms: prevent

For the last 8 plus years as a single parent I have trained them and continue to lead/train my youngest, but my older children I have to enable and give the power to live for Christ. I have helped my oldest 3 to know the rights from the wrongs.  I have also shown them the sacrifices one makes to take care of family, weither or not they realize what they have seen, they know.

They have achieved much already, I want to see them fly for Christ.
2/5/2011 7:43:04 PM
Teana United States
My one word is Joy. I chose joy because it reminds me to put Jesus firs, others second and myself last. Joy actually stands for Jesus Others Yourself and that is why I chose it.
2/5/2011 10:36:11 PM
LaDawn United States
My word this year is "DELIGHT" this year has already been the hardest year, but I plan on delighting myself in the lord and praise him no matter how hard it gets. I just need to remember to give all my burdens to God and he will take care of them.
2/6/2011 1:28:07 AM
Sara United States
My one word for 2011 is "Relinquish".  I need to relinquish my LIFE and my WORRIES to Christ.  I try too hard in my flesh to control everthing.  I know that God gave me this word to help draw me closer to him by giving me peace in my mind as well as peace in my relationships with others.  I am so thankful to God that He will carry my burdens for me because trying to control it all puts a lot of unecessary weight on my shoulders.  Praise Jesus for "My One Word"!!!
2/6/2011 3:41:34 AM
Denise Wright United States
Denise Wright
Because when it comes to judging I'm the hardest on myself and I just need to know that I've been forgiven . So there for I need to forgive others in my life . Thank You
2/6/2011 1:38:28 PM
Beth United States
My word is Engage. God placed that word in my mind and in my heart. So many other good words came first to mind, but then God spoke that word and I knew it was my word. I have had 2 years of being quite ill with chronic pain issues due to migraine disease that my doctor and I had under some control for years but now things are out of balance. There is a tendency to withdraw from life sometimes when disease gets the best of you. But then there are other days you cope better.

My word is Engage because despite what disabilities I have I want to engage with life, with my family, with my spiritual gifts, with God to the fullest of my abilities. You can be so afraid of the pain that is around the corner that you don't engage. So ENGAGE is my word. Today I did a really hard thing. I engaged with something I had been hiding from. Afraid of. And God's mercy and forgiveness is so sweet. Engage is the word for me. It was time to engage with a problem I wasn't dealing with. It feels so much better to have done so. Thank you KLOVE for spreading the word about this simple and profound Word for the year. God is so present in it! Praise be to our Loving and Amazing God!!!!
2/6/2011 8:33:44 PM
cathy United States
My word is Strengthen.  I am trusting God to strengthen me physically, emotionally, mentally and relationally this year and counting on Him to help me do the work to strengthen myself in these areas.  I am praying for and working towards stronger convictions, stronger sense of compassion, stronger will-power/self-control, a stronger and healthier body, and stronger relationships with my family and friends and most importantly with Christ.  Beyond strengthening myself, I am seeking and following His guidance in ways I can strengthen others through encouragement, acts of love, prayer, little and big things that will make a difference in their lives.  
Each day I am asking Him to give me His strength because I know that mine alone is not enough to be all He calls me to be.  
2/7/2011 5:38:21 AM
TRACYLYN United States
We are now at the 7th of February and it was only Saturday the 5th that the Lord revealed my "word" to me.  I have been listening to others about what theirs is but continued to pray "Lord what is my word? What would you have me strive for by just a word?  I heard different things but the one word I continued to hear is "HUNGER" I struggle with my weight and have since an early age and had also hear of "Made to Crave".  But then I began to feel the shame of knowing that if I took a hard look at myself I would see that the only hunger that I try to satisfy is my hunger for food. I know that as Christians we must be in the Word and have a hunger for it and Hunger for the Lord that surpasses all in our lives.  But I never heard it so clearly as I did this saturday at a Ladies breakfast at my church.  A woman began to speak about the very book I had intended to download to my daughters kindle that day when I returned home.  She said "I have books, knowledge and know from my walk but I do not apply what I know.  If I just took a little of that stuff I know and applied it I would no longer hunger for food the way I do. If only I hungered for the Word the way I hunger for food"  It was at that very moment that I knew this is the word.  I thank you guys for this monthly challenge and have begun my year of satifsying my hunger for the Word(which if I am doing it right will never be sated til my Lord returns but oh how filled I will be)

2/7/2011 6:40:00 AM
Jen United States
Our Church picked the word "Connect" and has started groups called C3. The goals are to 1. Connect with God 2. Connect with others 3. Connect with ministry.

My word, from this experience and personal experiences is GROW.  I want to grow in my walk, Grow relationships, and also for my little baby girl(expected in May) to grow and be healthy.
2/7/2011 8:41:31 AM
Twila South Africa

I want to be ready to do what He asks of me. Ready to move when He speaks. Ready to surrender my life. Ready to give to Him what He deserves. Ready to be BROKEN! Ready to be used. Ready to be corrected. Ready to do His will and not mine!

My word is "READY"
2/7/2011 2:47:57 PM
Anne Rielley United States
Anne Rielley
When I first heard about picking one word for the year, the word perseverance popped into my head.  I thought, "I can come up with a better word than that."  Isn't it funny that we always seem to know what is best for ourselves?  I was not listening to what God was telling me.  Over the next few days, I kept hearing the word perseverance in my mind.  It wasn't until I realized that it was the one word that God wanted me use this year, that things started to click into place.  Perseverance in prayer, practicing patience, love, play time, work time.  He wants me to persevere in all that I do.

Thank you for helping me understand what God has in store for me and helping me to stop and listen to what He has to say to me.  Perseverance in the LORD!
2/7/2011 3:45:52 PM
Gina United States
My one word for this year is "cultivate". 2011 is a year of new beginnings for me. I just got married in Decemeber(2010)and I also started a new job. It is my desire to be a godly wife, and professional. I don't just want to learn how to be a good wife or good at my job, I want God to cultivate these skills in me. I want to take what I learn and have it flourish and grow to the glory of God.
2/8/2011 9:45:11 AM
Suzette United States
When I first heard of this on your radio show I kept asking God what my one word was. Well, God finally told me the other day: LIGHT. Hmm, I wondered at first what this meant. Then, of course, in God's way everything I was listening to had to do with "God's Light" and how when we are connected with Him we are in "the Light". We are no longer in darkness and need to stumble through our life. So we are to keep our eyes on Him to stay in "the Light" and never have to be in darkness again. As you all know, sometimes that is not the easiest thing to do. So, my goal for this year is to stay in God's Light so that I may not experience darkness any more. Thank you for letting me share.
2/8/2011 6:12:50 PM
Kate Thomas United States
Kate Thomas
My word is Perseverance. We gone through a lot this past year and that is the word that has kept me going. =)
James 1:4

"Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
2/9/2011 5:17:48 AM
Cheryl United States
My one word is "princess".  As the mother of a little girl, our home is filled with princesses.  But I am a princess, a daughter of the King of Kings and I need to remember that in my words and actions.  I also need to remember that I am a joint heir with Christ and have had bestowed upon me all power and resources through Him.  I don't have to worry about worldly goods because my needs will be met because my Father created this earth and everything in it.  I also have the power to pull down strongholds because of what Jesus did for us.  Praise the Lord!
2/9/2011 6:12:26 AM
Dan United States
My word for 2011 is FOCUS.  I want to FOCUS my time and energy on growing my relationship with God and my relationship with others.  As with many people I have good intentions and desires, but I get caught up in the struggles of life and I lose FOCUS.  In 2011 I pledge to FOCUS my attention on my intensions without tension.
2/9/2011 6:40:43 AM
Cynthia Nesbitt United States
Cynthia Nesbitt

Back in November....after a career change and  a couple of years of chaos, God placed this word on my heart.
Now when I begin to feel the craziness creeping in, I stop and recalibrate the scales.  I turn to God for peace and direction.

2011 WILL be a great year!
2/9/2011 10:00:31 AM
Tamara United States
2/9/2011 5:46:11 PM
Glroy United States
2/10/2011 7:04:59 AM
Brielle Gunderson (5th grade) United States
Brielle Gunderson (5th grade)
This year I want to come closer to God. so than when I heard that klove was doing this "Pick One Word" thing, I thought that sice I wanted to come closer to God, my one word would be "closer".
2/10/2011 11:41:00 AM
KIM United States
My Word is "try" - I want to try harder at being closer to God, try to be a better person and try to be more understanding/compassionate.  My Dad got sick in September of 2009 with lung cancer and in January of 2010 with throat cancer.  In july of 2010 my Mom was diagnosed with parkinson.  Never in my life have I ever prayed so hard for help from God.  I believe its time for me to try to become the person I know He and I know I can be.  
2/10/2011 8:13:04 PM
katie United States
My one word is "Strength". my prayer is that my husband and I become closer to each other,god. it was very hard to pick one word.because I had so many.We both have served the lord for yrs.and have been in the ministry.we have two teens whom are both very successful in school & with their relationships with the lord.but, somewhere along the way my husband & I have crumbled.I know there is a god, because by all means we should not still be married.I just want gods strength to prevail.
2/10/2011 9:47:15 PM
Amanda United States
DESPERATE...I truly believe every Christian should be desperate in everyway!!! There must be desperation in our soul so when we cry out to God He not only hears us but he answers us! Whatever you are going throug, be desperate for it! I am desperate for GOD! thank you Jesus
2/11/2011 4:38:21 AM
number 4 United States
number 4
2/11/2011 4:55:35 AM
acmeaffiliates Croatia
What charming question
2/11/2011 5:23:55 AM
Angel Thomas United States
Angel Thomas
My one word for the year is "recieving" . I need to learn to accept what others do for me and not try to always do everything myself.... Most of all i need to learn to recieve Gods grace, peace, love and blessings. So maybe my word should be " trust" lol.. whatever the word maybe i need to learn to rest in it to experience the full joy life has to offer
2/11/2011 9:33:03 AM
Danielle Curtis United States
Danielle Curtis
My word is New. This is a new year and I'm praying that we all will do great thngs and put the past behind us. I know it isn't easy, I've been down that path, but with hard work and alot of prayer we all can make a differense.
2/11/2011 11:11:19 AM
Dana United States
My word is Listen. I am having a Bible Study on James with some other middle school girls and it is on a few things but listen is the word that stuck out to me.
James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

We are all fast to anger, fast to speak but slow to listen. We should all take listening seriously because if we don't we may luck-out on the really cool things that will happen in life. So listen is my word. I need to learn to listen with all my heart, soul and mind!
2/11/2011 12:17:24 PM
Amy United States
My one word is "move" - because I know that it is up to me to move myself (physically and spiritually).

It took me a while to land on that word and then a few days after I did, I kept hearing Josh Wilson's song "I Refuse" with the lyrics:

‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care.
I don’t want to say another empty prayer.
Oh, I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself.
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse.

And then I absolutely knew it was the right word!
2/11/2011 2:51:22 PM
Diane United States
This challenge has come at a perfect time in my life as I am faced with unusual challenges that I never would have dreamed of yet I know that GOD places them there to strengthen me and this brings Him due honor and glory. It “seems” like my word should be “contentment” but that was not comfortable in my spirit.  I pondered on “trust” and that too didn’t feel like a good fit.  "Believe" and even "rely" came to mind.  The more I thought about it the more I prayed “LORD, what word do You think I need from You in all these situations that are before me?”  Then it became clear as day “He is my Jehovah Jireh – my GOD who Provides (Gen. 22:14).  My word is Provision.  I need to trust that GOD will provide all my needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19).  I need to trust Him all year long….with the seen and the unseen.  I have been in a desert for so long, like the children of Israel wondering and yet I have not given Him due credit for the needs He has provided for.  I have focuses on the things I feel He hasn’t yet met and not the needs He has met.  I need to redirect, realign my thinking with His so that I can see more clearly what it is He has provided and what it is He will provide.  After all, He takes care of the birds of the air and the lilies of the field.  Am I not more important then they are?  (Matthew 6:25-34)  It is my prayer that at the end of this year, I will have grown much closer in my walk with Him and that I will be able to say that I have grasped much better the concept of clinging to Him with my every need no matter how great or how small knowing full well that He has my best interest at heart.  He is my Abba Father and the One who will provide!
2/11/2011 5:42:52 PM
Thelma Manlove United States
Thelma Manlove
My one word for this year is TRUTH.  Truth is I have been so busy I haven't been able to share it until now.  I have been emotionally challenged so far this year by the lack of truth around me.  I have always prided myself that I don't lie.  Now I find that there is more to truth than not lying.  Excited to see how the truth will set me free this year.
2/12/2011 7:57:21 AM
Sherry Wisdom United States
Sherry Wisdom
I (emphasis on I) wanted my word for 2011 to be "ALIVE"! However the word *CIRCUMCISION* was laid upon me - it took my awhile to come to terms  with this word. I can imagine that your first thought is as mine was - ?what?!
I couldn't wrap my head around the word, nor make my feable mind comprehend it - Until - i stumbled into page 82 of Steven Furtick's book titled "sun stand still" - 'Circumcision involves God cutting away everything in our lives that doesn't bring glory to him'..... talk about an Ah Ha moment.
I can not even begin to imagine what impact this will have on me this year.
2/12/2011 11:44:54 AM
Kelsey H. United States
Kelsey H.
My word is patience.

Anyone close to me knows I don't have much patience, whether it be when I'm driving, waiting on someone, etc.. I picked this word simply because I knew it was something I needed help with.. To be honest it had no spiritual meaning behind it, besides the fact that I needed God's help in order to improve my patience.

But just now I realized the true, spiritual reason as to why my word was "patience". My boyfriend of 2+ years just recently applied to grad school and we were anxiously awaiting to hear back from various colleges (once again patience not being my strongest quality).  I have prayed and prayed that he would get into grad school at the University of Tennessee because that is where I go to school,  we both live in Tennessee and so do both of our family's. With me having a year still left in my undergrad degree I knew that I wouldn't be able to move with him if he had to go out of state for grad school, and it terrified me to think I would be so far away from the guy I potentially see myself marrying.

I found out last night that he was not accepted at UT. To make a long story short, I was devastated and many tears were shed, BUT today I remembered my word, "patience" and realized what God wanted it to really mean. I need to be patient when waiting for God's plan for my life. I know God has a plan for everything, but when the plan doesn't go as you hoped, you don't give up, you just have to be patient. I know that God will work everything out, I just need to be patient and let him.
2/12/2011 7:11:01 PM
Dusty Graham United States
Dusty Graham
Hey I love listening to Christian music, I only listen to Christian music. The mourning show is a given every mourning my daughter and I worship with you on the way to school and work. So as I thought about my one word. It would have to be rentless. I was a drug addict for 13 years and God was so Relentless in his love for me even when I wanted nothing to do with him. I have by Gods grace excaped death more than a dozen times and deserve to spend the rest of my life in prison. But because of Gods relentless love today I am a chaplin for the Union Mission. We are the largest christian organization in West Virginia. Five days a week I minister to men who are seeking help for addiction. I have been clean for over three years and 18 months ago he put me in my first pulpit. Now I preach at least 3-4 times a month. So I have chosen Relentless because I want to have the same relentless love for God. I want to be relentless in my reading ,studying, prayer, wittness, my testimony and in my love for Christ. Paul said it best when he said it is my reasonible service or it is just logical that I am as relentless in scantification as he is in his love toward me.
2/15/2011 6:38:49 AM
Tina Nichelson United States
Tina Nichelson
I know it's past the date that you set up for sharing your one word, but I just have to let you know mine. I have chosen 'passion' as my word. I want to develop a passion for Jesus, even more than I have, and I want people to be able to see that passion for Him in me.  I want to develop a passion for His Word equal to that that I already have for music that praises Him.  Passion.  Yep, that's it!
2/15/2011 6:07:11 PM
Terrell clark United States
Terrell clark
I know this topic has passed but I feel compelled to post my one word for this year anyway. I believe by putting it out there I will be more compelled to stick to it. My one word for 2011 is stable. For as long as i can remember my life has been on a constant roller coaster spiritually, financially , professionally and emotionally. I am taking steps in each of these areas so that my life will reflect the consistent and reliable Savior that we serve.

PS, My daughter and I moved here in July 2010 and we love your show. Listening toyou guys is part of our daily morning routine.
2/17/2011 7:20:32 AM
Jessica United States
I don't know about anyone else here, but it's s hard to sum up where I want to be at the end of this year in one word simply because I want to fall "deeper in love with Jesus"! So there they are, my five words for this year. I will hold them close every day and remember this post.

Well, since it has to be one word, I guess I could say "loving", that way I'm not just loving God, but I'm loving everyone else, too.

...He that loveth not, knoweth not God for God is love... I John 4:7-8
2/19/2011 6:01:36 PM
luanne boyce United States
luanne boyce
I have been listening for a long time and I heard Lisa asking for one word that God would instill in me and I went to my church one sunday and the study for that day the word PURSUE which means to Chase and Devote oneself which I consider meaning to continue to be a giver and chase my dreams that God has planned out for me till his return.
2/21/2011 1:33:37 AM
Norma V. United States
Norma V.
It took me a while to decide on the one word. But finally I chose LOVE. Sounds simple but you have to know the WHY behind it. I grew up in the ways of the Lord, but when my dad left my mom our world just crumbled to pieces.I was daddy's little girl so my mom didn't want to hurt me by telling me the truth, so for a long time I was an oblivious 9 year old girl who would cry herself to sleep every night. The few times I got to see my dad after that, well he was always drunk and would come around to use us (my siblings and I) as an excuse. He would call his girlfriend from our house telling her he was visiting us, then he would leave right after. However, before he would leave, he would always tell me how this had all been my mother's fault. And that if I was hurting it was because of her.And I believed him. So for as long as I can remember, I hated my mom and I would hurt her by calling her every name in the book and disrespected her every chance I got.But even then, she never told me the truth. It wasn't until I was 17 and pregnant that my older sister told me everything she knew. I cried for many days and felt like I could never forgive my dad. Not for doing what he did to my mom, but for ruining the relationship I could have had with her. I have two sisters and a brother and they all have this great relationship with my mother, except for me. And it's not her fault but mine. It wasn't until recently that I realized how insensitive and unaffectionate I had become. I guess 'cause I never allowed my mother to nurture me at all. I'm 31 years old now, I have two kids, my boy,13, and my girl, 11. And every time we watch a movie or even a commercial where a mother is hugging her child, they both look at me and they've asked me, "How come you don't do that? You never hug us or tell us you love us, why?" My daughter loves hugging me and I've pushed her away from me feeling annoyed.Not only do my kids complain about me but my husband as well. He's a great man, fears and loves God above all, and loves me and my children, but I just can't seem to express my love to them. Needless to say, my marriage is a bit rocky right now. So please pray for me so I can change this around with the help of GOD. So, come December, I can write to you guys and let you know how loving I've become. I might not show it, but my husband and children are my world and I do love them. By the way, my father came back home after 15 years away from home. My mom took him back and now they are both serving the LORD. I forgave my father but my relationship with my mother is still not where I would like it to be. And like my kids, I'm still yearning for a hug from my mother.
2/21/2011 7:56:41 AM
Lisa D United States
Lisa D
My one word for 2011-"Reflection"-is something that God has been continually teaching me.  I am to be a "reflection" of Jesus to the world around me. Doing what Jesus would do and saying what Jesus would say in every situation. So that when others look at me, they see the personification of Jesus.  It's not easy, but through God's grace, strength,and guidance I'll continue to strive to be HIS reflection.
2/21/2011 4:43:11 PM
Jordan H United States
Jordan H
My one word is FAITH.

I choose faith because, during my third grade year my mom was diagnosed with kidney failure. At that time she didn’t know what to do except have faith that God would heal her. One day we were listening to the radio and “What Faith Can Do” by Kutless came on. The words to that song were powerful alone. In the song he says, “Overcome the odds you don't have a chance. That's what faith can do. When the world says you can't it'll tell you that you can.” My mom was placed at the end of the waiting list for a transplant. After about five years of waiting on December 31, 2010 she got a call from Indianapolis saying they had a kidney for her. On January 1, 2011 she went into surgery. Having the faith my mother did, she overcame the odds and told the world that she could. I thanks God everyday for his miracles.
2/22/2011 8:07:22 PM
Gwyn United States
My word for 2011: FIND.
3/22/2011 4:42:31 AM
Tami C United States
Tami C
Absolutely!! My word was "joy" and it has made such a difference in how I think. My husband just deployed 6 weeks ago to Afghanistan and instead of being sad and upset, I find "joy" in the fact that because he went there some other Daddy, or husband got to come home to their families. It's amazing how my word changes my outlook on life!
3/22/2011 4:49:20 AM
Mandela Nigeria
Early last year I was going through alot of stuff. Just newly married with a step son, uncertainty about work, future, life. And I just really felt like I needed God to come tell me I. An audible voice what to do so I choose CLARITY as my word and one day I heard on KLove that Mother Theresa refused to pray for clarity for someone. And she said she has never had clarity I. Her life but has always had faith. And that resonated soo much with me because God does not usually show us the whole picture like I was desiring he is a lamp to our foot so we can see a step at a time and that has given me peace. Thankyou KLove.
3/22/2011 4:52:27 AM
STEPHANIE P United States
Patience is my word for the year.  I have been short with patience all my life.  I am currently looking to relocate back close to my hometown and searching for a job.  As we all know the job market is not very good right now.  I have had to learn to have patience and leave it to God to lead me and show me the way to go.  This is a true challenge for me because I the type of person that would fast forward a movie just to bypass the intense building to just see what happens!  I have to pray daily that I continue to leave it all up to God!
3/22/2011 5:13:06 AM
Jessica Phillips United States
Jessica Phillips
So I must admit I had heard about the One Word deal back in January but I didn't really have a particular word stick out..several of them but none anymore special than the other. While listening to you coming back from taking my son to school that word was suddenly if it had been the only word I knew..FAITH..In the past month or so I have been through a struggle with behavioral problems with my oldest son who has made an astonshing turn around (think sitting in a hospital half the night bc he can't control his anger to 2 weeks later being able to accept the word "no" without becoming agressive), I have also dealt with the worry of making ends meet, while I know that throughout the summer things will be fine it is in this temporary time of lack of money that worries me, I am also new to photography..I feel like this is what I was led to do but recently it feels like I have been left in a dark room and I am not quite sure what to do or where to go business wise. I spoke with someone last week and explained that I couldn't feel God with me and I felt like I was so far away from him..he made the statement that has stuck with me "A Christian walks by FAITH, not by feelings"..I got the message loud and clear this morning..all this time God has been trying to get me to have Faith in him, in his power, in his goodness, and in his love for me and my family. Now FAITH is not only a IS a feeling!!
3/22/2011 5:30:55 AM
Andrea O. United States
Andrea O.
I asked God to give me a word. And He gave me "CONSISTENT".
God healed and restored my broken marriage recently. He is a God of impossible. He first transformed my heart and my walk with Him as I had been the one to walk away from my marriage and now He is restoring my husband.

Jesus is consistent, unchanging, regardless of what was happening around Him. I'm now working through God's grace towards remaining consistent and unwavering in all areas of my life but specifically in my faith and in the unconditional love I give my spouse, family, friends as well as others.
3/22/2011 5:36:33 AM
Carla Bensinger United States
Carla Bensinger
My word for 2011 is patience… I had been fighting for my marriage for over five years but in 2010 that fight came to an end and my divorce was final in March. The pain that I have experienced over the past year has seemed unbearable.. Every aspect of my life has been affected… I am now a single mother with three children and my ex will only take the two younger children. He has not spoke to our fifteen year old son since June of 2010.  I was a stay at home mom for 12 years and the job that I have is an entry level position with not that great of a salary, and at forty years old I find myself living at home with my mother, all of us in two rooms and dealing with an ex spouse that does not think I should have anything that was accumulated during our marriage because he was the only one who worked to earn it… So the kids and I are literally starting out with nothing but our clothes and a few personal possessions… It is one of those things where you want to get through it quickly and for the pain to just go away… You want to quickly reestablish your life and move on… For me that has not been quick … I have recently subscribed to e-mails from that have all had the same underlying theme of patience and reliance on God…

And excerpt from one of the e-mails…
You may wish you could get through the pain quicker, but healing is a process, a day-by-day, moment-by-moment process. In order to experience any level of recovery, you must see it through. There are no shortcuts. But take heart, in the coming days and weeks you will see it is possible to heal and to look to the future with hope.

"'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'" (Jeremiah 29:11).

I believe God is showing me that healing is a process and that I must walk through it with patience and grace… I believe that I have to be PATIENT and trust that in his time not mine for he has a plan for me and my children that is far greater than any I can imagine…

3/22/2011 6:13:26 AM
Tina Cochran/Soliz United States
Tina Cochran/Soliz

I was going to do the My Word for the Year and didn't get to tell you what my word for the year is.  My word for the year is Sympathy.  I have a really hard time with being sympathetic towards people.  I know I have it in me but it's not coming out yet.  I am hoping to get a job doing something that makes me feel sympathetic towards people.  That has not transpired yet but that's not to say that it won't at all.. God is so wonderful that way.. He works in His time and His time is not necessarily our time.  So I know it will come.  God bless you all.  My 10 year old daughter loves K-Love and won't listen to anything else.  All 3 of my children love K-Love in the van they will tell me Mommy turn on K-Love.. and they usually sing to all the songs on K-Love.. You guys are the best..

Love Always in Christ,

Tina A. Cochran/Soliz
3/22/2011 7:01:29 AM
Teri United States
My one word is Thankful.  and I gave up Negativity for Lent.  and so far, it seems the harder I try to be better, the less it works.  I have felt more negativity than I have in a while.  
3/22/2011 7:05:26 AM
Amanda Lewis United States
Amanda Lewis
One word was difficult but I chose VICTORY. I am currently fighting the biggest spiritual battle I have ever fought in my life. And the battle is for my marriage and myself. In January I found out my husband has been having an affair, he says hes in love with her and has decided he's going to leave. In the midst of everything it is so easy to question God and allow the devil to place a strong hold in my life. But I refuse. I am nowhere near being out of the trial but I declare I will trust God and have VICTORY in the trial as well as on the other side of it. Praise Jesus.
3/22/2011 7:10:16 AM
rmichael United States
re·new  (r-n, -ny)

1. To make new or as if new again; restore
2. To take up again; resume
3. To repeat so as to reaffirm
7. To bring into being again; reestablish.
1. To become new again.
2. To start over.

The past is behind me. At the start of the year, when you first mentioned the one word idea I came up with renew and have lived it as best I can. Spending more time with my daughters, wife and God. It has been noticed. If God can forgive us, we need to forgive ourselves, to start anew, choose to be the best we can be, starting today.
3/22/2011 7:11:13 AM
Bobbie United States
So funny you just played this song.  I was going to get on here and share my one word, then I told myself, no I'm just too busy right now, then you played this song...I Refuse, by Josh Wilson.  In January I chose "Refuse" for my 2011 word.  This song has meant so much to me and when I had to pick one word, it didn't take long for me to pick it.  I was always singing this song, and for a long time have just felt like I'm just sitting back letting everyone do what maybe I should be doing.  So maybe "refuse" isn't the ideal one word because it can mean a great many things, but to me, it means that I'm going to start doing what God has called me to do and "refuse" to sit back and watch!  Love in Christ.
3/22/2011 7:25:47 AM
Natalie United States
This is so inspiring to read all of these! I've been so inspired since I heard you talking about this in January. The word God gave me for this year is "Discipline" and it has been a STRUGGLE! But God always gives us what we need, when we need it, and reminds us. I made a big, pretty sign with "Discipline 2011" on it and it is right above my computer at my desk. Just this morning I heard something you said (before I heard you mention the word thing again), and I wrote on my sign, "Discipleship" and how it relates to my word. Then I heard you talking about the Words again! It was awesome...and I tried to call you, but I didn't get through! I love K-Love, and Tuesdays, because I am in the office by myself, and get to listen to you :-D Thanks!!
3/22/2011 7:28:47 AM
Jennifer Newsham United States
Jennifer Newsham
I really had a hard time picking my word. To be honest, by the time January was over I still didn't have a word. However, God has had other plans for me. Over the last several months He has made it very obvious what my one word should be...FREEDOM. He is taking me on a journey to free me from myself and so many other things that keep me from living my life for the fullest!
3/22/2011 7:34:03 AM
Mickey United States
My word for 2011 is Blessings. The dictionary defines blessings as "a gift, or favor bestowed upon someone" etc. I not only am counting my blessings but trying to do my part by be a blessing and bestowing blessings on those who I cross paths with. 2010 was a very difficult year for my family with many losses and trials to overcome.  But through it all, we still had people who bestowed upon us blessings of friendship, prayers, and even financial blessings when we least expected it.  I want to be that in return to those I care about.  I have noticed the word in different places and find my eyes are drawn to it.  Love listening to KLOVE in Oklahoma.Thank you for all of your encouragement to be a better person.
3/22/2011 7:43:07 AM
Marci United States
My one word for the year is "Pure".  I am recently divorced & have a very impressionable young teenage boy.  I had no idea what God was putting in my path. But it is so much more than being "pure" in certain areas. This past weekend we went to a seminar by Pure Life Ministries, and my eyes have been opened to how we need to be pure in heart and that trickles in to all other aspects of our lives. God is moving my son and I in ways I never imagined even through the divorce process. God has carried us. As this was not how I wanted things to turn out at all.  But what an opportunity I have to teach my son in.  My son has Asperger's Syndrome. He doesn't get the social givens, and there are so many things to teach him. God has given me so many teachable moments to teach him about relationships and being pure already this year.  I am so greatful to have heard about "One Word" it has been way more influential than any new years resolution I have ever made.  It has had a ripple effect in my life as I am venturing into this new chapter of my life. I know with God all things are possible. Have a blessed day and thank you.
3/22/2011 7:50:57 AM
Nishanth Canada
My word for 2011 is "LOVE". I have seen many people in my life hurting and I want my every action, word and thought to be covered and filled in love. It is something that I know will be a challenge for me, but rest assured I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and I know this is something that God would definitely want me to exercise. I pray that God will help me to show love to everyone around me and in doing so that they may come to the full realization that God loves them.
3/22/2011 8:05:28 AM
Staci Schulz United States
Staci Schulz
I heard your discussion this morning about the one word challenge and was led to pick one now.  The word I chose is "Trust".  I have been taking a bible study through my church since September last year and it has been brought to my attention that I lack trust in God.  Even though he has provided in amazing ways for me and my family in the last several years, I still have reservations on how much I am willing to trust him.  So my new found faith in trusting is a work in progress but I am more willing to take a step in faith and trust completely in everything I do.  I was given a quote from Oswald Chambers that I wanted to share with you..... "Resting in the Lord does not depend on external circumstances at all, but on your relationship to God Himself...... All worry and fret is caused by calculating without God."  Don't forget to stop and take time to pray and calculate with God!
3/22/2011 10:27:44 AM
Sandra McConnell United States
Sandra McConnell
My word would be "learn."  I have a thirst for learning crafts and want to teach myself all that I can.  I want to eventually turn my jewelry crafting into some sort of ministry.  I can't get enough learning.  
3/23/2011 6:48:18 PM
Angelika Creppel United States
Angelika Creppel
Okay, My word for 2011 is REVEAL. I am only 12 yeaes old and I just want God to reveal anything he needs me to see. I want to have a close relationship with him and walk the same path as him. I've been going through alot and he is showing me who my real friends are and who the people that really care about me are.
3/25/2011 7:28:30 AM
Mindy United States
FREEDOM!  Freedom from my strongholds...self ridicule, gossip, pride, being overweight, judgement of others, the list goes on and on.  I prayed a dangerous prayer about 8 months ago. To be transformed body, mind, and spirit.  God has done some amazing things in my life since then.  My marriage is stronger, I've lost 64 pounds, and I feel closer to God's leading than I ever have before.  I'm a continual work in progress and have to check myself everyday.  But I know with God's strength and not my own, I will be transformed by His love and grace...and forgiveness.  
3/25/2011 1:31:51 PM
Tom United States
My word is "TRY"
I work in the healthcare field. Since high school, 30 years ago, I have felt the call to do something related to healthcare, but struggled as to what. I tried different avenues and finally settled on administration, went back to school after college, gaining two masters degrees and things were going good.  Until I hit a road block. Nothing was working, I've maxed out at my pay level, and felt stuck and helpless in my career.  Feeling trapped, I gave up on myself and gave up on trying, so I prayed, and prayed, and prayed....still nothing.  Feeling so depressed that I felt my life was worth nothing - yeah, I thought about it.... I wanted to make a difference....Then I heard the song, "Get Back Up" by Toby Mac and another song by Kutless and gained renewed focus, I felt God telling me to TRY.  So that's my word this year, I'm going stop giving up and "try".....
3/26/2011 11:00:10 AM
Alicia -- Beba Photography United States
Alicia -- Beba Photography
My word for this year was "LIVE."

There's been a lot of death in my family and among friends over the years (over 33 and I'm only 31!) and it was leaving me on edge. I was constantly worrying about who else might pass away and when I might die. But with all of these thoughts about dying, I was missing out on the here and now and living.

God pointed out to me that He's already determined the times of my life and knows the day when I will someday leave this earth and go be in Heaven. So, since He already knows and has it planned out, I reasoned, why worry about it so much? The Bible says there's not enough worrying that can add a single minute to my life.

So....why not focus on living and fulfilling my purpose for God? I put away the fear of death and started focusing on the calling I feel He's put on my life with photography and started my own photography business ( I started focusing on my purpose and reason for being here--the work He's given me to do and it's a calling and passion written so deeply in my heart.

Because I realized that in all my focusing and worrying on death, I was missing out on life itself.

Now, God's shown me that I can live and live abundantly like He's promised. : ) And rather than focusing on death and investing my worries into that, He's redirected me to focus on life after death and investing my talents into His Kingdom.

My focus this year is to LIVE. : )
3/26/2011 11:01:50 AM
Alicia -- Beba Photography United States
Alicia -- Beba Photography
My word for this year was "LIVE."

There's been a lot of death in my family and among friends over the years (over 33 and I'm only 31!) and it was leaving me on edge. I was constantly worrying about who else might pass away and when I might die. But with all of these thoughts about dying, I was missing out on the here and now and living.

God pointed out to me that He's already determined the times of my life and knows the day when I will someday leave this earth and go be in Heaven. So, since He already knows and has it planned out, I reasoned, why worry about it so much? The Bible says there's not enough worrying that can add a single minute to my life.

So....why not focus on living and fulfilling my purpose for God? I put away the fear of death and started focusing on the calling I feel He's put on my life with photography and started my own photography business ( ). I started focusing on my purpose and reason for being here--the work He's given me to do and it's a calling and passion written so deeply in my heart.

Because I realized that in all my focusing and worrying on death, I was missing out on life itself.

Now, God's shown me that I can live and live abundantly like He's promised. : ) And rather than focusing on death and investing my worries into that, He's redirected me to focus on life after death and investing my talents into His Kingdom.

My focus this year is to LIVE. : )
3/27/2011 8:25:16 AM
Christina United States
Rejuvenate 360 degrease in the lord thats my word/phrase
3/28/2011 8:41:20 AM
Lauren United States
Hey Lisa and Eric.
I know this is sopposed to be a one word thing, but I have two.
"Free", and, "Celebrate"
Free, because there are SO many ways to use it!
Free To Be Me (Francesca) Smile,Free to run, free to hide, free to talk, free to move, free to be whatever I want to be, and the list goes ON AND ON!!!
Celebrate, because It's just such a happy word.
Celebrating a birth, celebrating a marriage, celebrating a reunion, celebratinga life, and once again, the list goes ON AND ON!!!

          Thanks for all you guys do!!
                             Blessings, Lauren.

                      P.S: I turn twelve tommorow. Smile
3/31/2011 9:18:14 AM
Marsha Jo United States
Marsha Jo
Childlike; This is the one word that says it all for me in 2011. I need to remember I am a child and God is my father, he will guide me, teach me all I need to know. He will not cause me pain, but heal my pain. He does not make me suffer but takes my suffering away. In 2011 I will be more childlike trusting in my Father to show me the way.  
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