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Here We Go!

| written by Alece Ronzino | 28 comments


Welcome to the all new One Word 365! 

I am so excited about our new online home! The team at Cross & Crown did an absolutely incredible job designing and developing our site! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Well, it’s time to start thinking of your One Word for 2014… What do you want to focus on this coming year? Who do you want to be? 

Your word can be anything you want. All that matters is that it has personal meaning for you. It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, a character trait. Your word will stand as a reminder, a nudge. Something you can reflect on, that will challenge you, inspire you. A touchstone you can return to time and time again to help you stay the course this year…

Maybe a word has already risen to the surface for you, or maybe you need to let the idea bump around in your head for a while still. Either way, I’m fairly confident your word will find you. 

You’ll probably have a love/hate relationship with your One Word. That’s okay. If it doesn’t scare you at least a little, it’s probably not the right word.

In the meantime, 2013 isn’t over yet. The whole point of One Word 365 is living with intentionality—so before moving on to a new word for a new year, let’s be intentional to examine the road we’ve been on. Pause long enough to process through your year and how your One Word impacted it. If you write a year-end post about your journey, we’d love to read it! Leave the link in a comment or tag us on Facebook and Twitter so we are sure to see it. 

Here’s to finishing strong, and starting a new journey, together!

After pioneering a nonprofit in South Africa for 13 years, Alece Ronzino now lives in Nashville, TN. She’s a nonprofit communications strategist, freelance copywriter/editor, and the founder of One Word 365. More importantly, she dances in the car, talks with her hands, and makes a mean guacamole. She blogs occasionally but candidly about searching for God in the question marks of life and faith. Follow Alece on Instagram and Twitter, and visit her blog, Grit and Glory.


vernette: I chose Truth as my One Word for 2013. This is my how it impactec my life over the last 12 months. http://vernetteoutloud.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/my-one-word/ Reply

    Alece Ronzino: So amazing to read about your journey last year, Vernette! Love how our word ends up impacting us in so many ways we didn't ever expect or imagine! Reply

Amy: Love the new digs - way to go Cross & Crown!! I'm excited to join the movement this year… "Engage"… I'm already being challenged just thinking about how this will shape the year ahead. Reply

Mary Smith Hess: Love the site! Reply

sonyamacdesigns: I love the new digs too! My word for 2014 is somewhat connected to my word for 2013. One more year and we may have a sentence for the likes of me. Reply

Chris Morris: My word for 2014 is THRIVE. Here is my introduction to the word -- http://www.chrismorriswrites.com/2013/12/16/breaking/ Reply

Tiff: My word for 2013 was steadfast. .. for 2014 it's complete. Reply

Lisa @ The Meaning of Me: Taking my same word for 2014 as I did for 2013 - Focus. I realized that I had made it far too broad and while I did bring me lots of insight and benefit, there is still room for more. Excited to join in again and looking forward to working my focus into some more specific goals. Reply

Bev Baird: Great new site! My word for 2013 was Joy. For 2014 it is embrace. Reply

Aprille: My one word for 2013 was "home" - you can read about it here: http://beautifulinhistime.com/category/gods-blessings/finding-home-in-2013/ And my one word for 2014 is "whitespace" - just wrote my first post tonight: http://beautifulinhistime.com/2013/12/22/whitespace-one-word-for-2014/ Reply

NicholeC: I chose "love" for 2013. My life was completely changed for the better. http://nicholecornelius.com/2013/12/25/the-lens-of-love/ Reply

Kim Teamer: My 2013 word was RELEASE. As I prepare to enter into 2014, my OneWord365 focus is on HIS. Even now, it speaks. Reply

Pattie: My word for 2013 was Dream, and my word for 2014 will be Creative. Reply

Shannon Utley: I choose FOCUS for 2014 <3 Reply

Lynne Brown: I like this concept. It makes simple that which is complex. My word Life! came quickly. I have a double mastectomy scheduled for January 15. My intent is to have a long, healthy and happy life! Reply

Catherine: Lovely to join in, thank you! My word for 2014 is bloom. I have posted about it here: http://anangelinthegarden.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/one-word-365-bloom.html Reply

Laura: My word for 2013 was Rest and my 2014 word is Return. Here is my closing blog on resting: http://asl4god.blogspot.com/2013/12/end-of-2013-coming-to-terms-with-resting.html Reply

erinbeth: Last year my word was 'gentle', and this year it's 'restore' http://www.awritablelife.com/modern-musings/2013/12/29/say65z5sodya34ppez40w2xwtdhj8d Reply

Stacie Nelson: This is the first year I've this--but I've chosen AWAKE. http://faithfullynourished.com/one-word-for-2014/ Reply

    Stacie Nelson: should be "I've done this" Oops! :) Reply

    Esther Emery (@EstherEmery): Hey, that was my word for last year! I wish you well with it. I know these words do such different things in different lives. But it was a wonderful word for me. Here's a quote that really messed me up. "We wake, if we wake at all, to mystery." - Annie Dillard Reply

Esther Emery (@EstherEmery): Here's my one word wrap up from 2013.The Year of AWAKE, or How Sleeping Beauty Woke Up All By Herself http://www.estheremery.com/2013/12/27/the-year-of-awake-or-how-sleeping-beauty-woke-up-all-by-herself/ Reply

Joanna: For 2013 I settled on HOPE - and it turns out I didn't even understand what it meant! I have learnt such a lot from this excellent 'one word' idea. http://joannadobson.com/2013/12/31/2013-learning-about-hope/ Reply

christywillard: My word for 2013 was "fruitful." I thought it was fitting, on the eve of a new year, to reflect on this word and what I've learned over the last 365 days. Happy New Year! http://www.ahearteninglife.com/2013/12/365-days-to-fruitful-my-one-word-2013.html Christy @ A Heartening Life www.ahearteninglife.com Reply

Angela: My 2013 word was Enough which was what I needed to examine why I was so restless. For 2014, I'm going with Intention, which speaks to being thoughtful about why, when, and how I go about my relationships, personal growth, and daily activities of life. Reply

    Alece Ronzino: "Enough" was my word last year as well, Angela. It was so so challenging to me, in the best sort of way. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with it... but I pretty much feel that way about my word choice every year! My journey with embracing my enoughness was a huge part of my word choice for 2014: Brave. If I truly believe I am enough (because HE is enough), than I would approach every situation -- every person -- from a point of bravery. It's more than just risking or doing adventurous things. It's about having confidence in who He's made me to be and living that out from there. I love how your word led you to choose Intention for this new year. I think it's powerful and packed, and will be a gamechanger for you in so many ways. Reply

    Tracee Persiko: Good one Angela! Intention is so needed. We all need to be intentional with our relationships. I have been thinking a lot about what that looks like for me: what and how i pursue people and life. Really hoping you have people in your life (new or old) who are intentional with you as well. Reply

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