Friday, January 28, 2011

My One Word for 2011

Did you make a resolution on New Year's Day? If so, have you stuck with it? Like many, I've usually broken my resolution by this time in January in the past. But this year is different.
I was recently listening to my favorite radio station,
K-Love ,where the Morning Show's Lisa and Eric were challenging their listeners to chose ONE word for the year instead of a resolution. says this:

"The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD. This process provides clarity by taking all of your big plans for life change and narrowing them down into a single thing. One word focuses on your character and creates a vision for your future."

I thought this was a very good idea for me since I'm just not successful at the resolution thing. So, I thought very carefully and chose my word for 2011:


Last year had many speed bumps for me, or maybe better termed as road blocks. I believe that those road blocks would have been easier to bear if I had my trust where it belongs - in God.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

To put this word in front of me every day so I work on my trusting the Lord with all my heart, I created this banner:

It is now hanging in my home office - my "happy place" where I spend most of my time. The hope is that when I come into this room each day, I look at it, reflect upon where I'm at in my walk with God, and continue to get stronger in that goal.

On to the crafty part. I used patterned paper from the Die Cuts With a View Stack 6, white and blue cardstock, light blue ribbon, Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge for the banner pieces, and Cindy Loo for the letters.

I really do love it! It was fun to make and I hope it serves its intended purpose. Now go jump over to and pick your word for 2011!

Have a great weekend all!!

2 happy comments:

laurie said...

You picked a wonderful word. God's ways are not always OUR ways...I agree..we need to put full trust in HIM. He is always leading and guiding us!

Thanks for sharing your post. Your banner turned out awesome!

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a good idea and I may well try this. The banner also looks gorgeous.

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