Monday, January 7, 2013

{Hope for the Home} Linky Party: One Word Resolution

It is the first {Hope for the Home} post of 2013 and I am so excited!!! Excited to see what God has in store this year! It was such a blessing last year...not only to my family, but to the many others I heard from who reaped the benefits of joining us in our efforts to make God apart of our everyday lives and homes!

Now that we have completed an entire year of this series and have seen how God is blessing it, I have decided to add a linky party every Monday, so that you can link up your own ideas for finding God in the everyday!

Go here to get an idea of the types of posts we are looking for and to see the previous posts in the series. All I ask is that you link back to this blog in your post and be sure to link directly to your {Hope for the Home} post (not to your general blog), so that people can easily find it. As time passes and we start getting link ups, I will feature my favorites each week!

I am not much for resolutions. I usually get overwhelmed and quit. So two years ago when I discovered the one word movement, I was so excited. It simply gives me one thing to focus on in the new year. One thing that I want to accomplish. One thing to filter everything else through to make sure that I stay on track and am not adding anything to my life/schedule that does not fit with my God-given purpose and goals.

I suggest you consider doing it too. That way you can head into the new year with a goal, but without setting yourself up for disappointment, failure and frustration.

Go here for 5 tips to help you decide your one word, making sure to give it much thought and prayer. You want to be sure your word is God's word for you.

My 2013 word is REACH. I explain why here, where I also give you an overview of my word from last year.

My friend Melanie at Only a Breath is giving away free blog buttons with your one word on it! Simply send her an email at telling her your word, the color you want your word to be (to match your blog), and if you want the black button backgroud or white (pictured above).

You can also purchase a one word necklace from Lisa Leonard with your word on it and wear it all year long as a reminder!

Image courtesy of Lisa Leonard

I also love the idea of displaying a piece of art (or maybe a framed print) in your home, so that you and your family and all who enter can journey with you.

Here are a few ideas...

Easy DIY Art  Image from We Are THAT Family

Word of the Year Art Image from We Are THAT Family

So, whose with me? Tell me your 2013 word!

May God bless you as you seek  Him in your everyday lives and homes this year!

About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.

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mama faith said...

I started the One Word last year and used the word intentional. This year I am still praying about what word the Lord is going to give me. Great ideas of how you can keep your word at the forefront of your mind. Hopping over from the Tatortots link up party!

Worthy of the Prize said...

Glad you stopped by!! Praying God reveals your 2013 word soon! :)

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