Welcome to One Word 2022-RESILIENCE! This is where you will find all of my posts describing my One Word 2022 journey with RESILIENCE. I am delighted sharing my journey with you and truly hope your encounter with resilience through my posts equips you to step into your full identity in Christ. Watching resilience flow from a place of intimacy and trust, filtering every adversity through God’s good plan.
Though still becoming aquainted, my One Word and I had several encounters over the past few weeks. A bit of a prankster, resilience often travels incognito. Or perhaps God’s sense of humor chose humbling my preconceived ideas through unusual encounters. Either way, learning the…READ MORE
Smiling at the childhood quip of March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb, or vice versa; I wonder which applies to March 2022. For in my area of the country, March offered more extremes than any previous year in memory. Of the many lessons gleaned from March, finding resilience in the shifting sands of unpredictability kept…READ MORE
An old quote, “When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on”, attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, wrapped me in Resilience this month. The unpredictability of last month quickly unfolding into all out adversity this month.
Suffering, trials, and even every day challenges put us in touch with the reality of our own…READ MORE
Often misunderstood, the word “virtue” intimidates most people. Somewhat archaic, its usage in our modern language is relegated to classic or religious literature. Yet, visiting with my One Word friend this month, revealed not only its transforming power over adversity, but its merit as a virtue.
Stumbling upon a particular quote from Eric Greitens plunged me into the connection between resilience and virtue…READ MORE
Closing out seven months of a bold journey with my One Word, Resilience, beckoned me to time spent on reflections of Resilience revelations so far. Though a word which fails to conform to many of the usual methods of exploration; it boasts a depth well worth the effort of engagement. Pursuing a practice of meditating on biblical examples of Resilience, this month landed me with…READ MORE
Bewildered by what appears the incredible speed of time in general, I felt stunned in realizing the arrival of yet another month’s One Word Update. Continuing with a meditative approach to a deeper understanding of my bold friend, Resilience, found me pondering the transfiguration of Resilience through two particular quotes.
Intending simply to note the two quotes I found by Eric Greitens and Howard Thurman, they proved more profound than…READ MORE
During a recent conversation over my 2022 One Word, Resilience, a friend shared a Brené Brown quote connecting my 2021 One Word “Joy” with my current word, Resilience. Revealing a unique relationship between my tiny word friend from 2021 and my bold companion in 2022. But fully grasping how Joy fuels Resilience, required a meeting of the minds, or shall I say, a meeting of the “words?”
Though each year brings a new One Word focus, I never completely…READ MORE
Ten months into my 2022 One Word Journey provides me with much to ponder. Looking back, I treasure lessons learned on the fragility of life, unpredictability, adversity, and strength. But this month, summing up my journey so far, I realized much time was also spent resisting and resting in resilience.
Upon my introduction to my 2022 bold friend, Resilience, I headed down the road in search of something…READ MORE
Just one month shy of closing a full year with my One Word friend, Resilience, I marvel at the complexity of this year’s word. The varied lessons have encouraged, challenged, and surprised me as I travelled the paths of 2022. Revealing the unique bond between Resilience and gratitude, November’s lesson nurtured my heart along the hard paths.
Gratitude acknowledges God’s goodness even in the hard places enabling us…READ MORE
Receiving the gift of Resilience through my One Word 2022 journey took every bit of the twelve-month adventure. While choosing a word companion each new year provides a singular focus within the events of that year, interestingly, the idea of Resilience met me in the form of a rebuke.
Instead of a warm hug and promise of better days, God spoke Resilience into my…READ MORE