January 3, 2011 jennyrain

One Word 2011: Overheard from the Blogosphere

So I have been “collecting” our One Words from around the blogosphere

These are some of the words that have been overheard…

Courage – AnnieLaurie

Grace – Prudence

Anticipation – Mary Jo

Seek – Candy (who also introduced me to Visual Thesaurus so I could diagram my own #OneWord2011 – ooooo!)

Jubilee – Elora

Open – Bindu

Honor – Jen

Obey – Pastor Charlie

Story – Michael

Action – Nate

Leap – Crystal

Engage – Grant

Resolve – Tony

Follow – Tracee

Yes – Jen

Mustard Seed Year – Jason

Trust.Engage.Health – Mary

Clarity – Tam

Courage – Makeda

Rejoice – Stacey

Surrendering – Manda

Praise – Gitz

Love – Gillian

Photography – Doug (this is a fave of course remembering this post of mine 🙂

Faithful – Melissa

Discipline – Brent

Abide.Sacrifice – Melissa

Surrender – Katdish

Trust – Katy

Deep.See.Dive – Sandra

Release – Paul

Surrender – Amanda

Believe – Patricia

Hope – my dad

And the one who got us all energized to do this… Look – Alece

So, what is your word? or theme? or focus this year?



I break things and trip a lot. I like to chase things like dreams, goals, ideas, and raindrops. I create things with words. Writing has been an outlet since I first discovered the magic empty space of a journal. Words dance around in my brain and often land amidst scraps of paper, find their way into journals, or etch themselves into blinking pixels. I hope my words fall like rain on tender souls in need of refreshing. Finding photos in random moments helps me share stories. During a trip to Africa the perfect trifecta of my first DSLR, mission trip, and dream-location happened and my love of photography became a reality. I'm currently writing my first book, "Will They Laugh if I Call You Daddy: Growing up with 2 Dads in an Evangelical World," I'm a board member for One Million Kids, and I believe that every kid of an LGBT parent should have an opportunity to #ChangeTheConversation with their story. My bio remains in process because I am.

Comments (27)

    • jennyrain

      Nate – I just realized I had missed you and I LOVVVEDDDDD your word when I read it – forgive me friend 🙂 just added you to the list 🙂

  1. Jen

    My word is “yes”

    And yesterday, I said “yes” to playing scrabble with my ten year old son, washing laundry at midnight because Adam forgot, getting cups of coffee for him while he watched football on tv and “yes” to “awww…. just one more movie, mum?” 🙂

    • jennyrain

      Girl you are in for an incredible, faith-stretching, kids-whining, growth-exploding year 🙂 And I’m proud of you (spoken as a daughter) for challenging yourself like this… you are making a difference in your kids lives…

    • jennyrain

      Friend… your theme is so all encompassing… it fits PERFECT into all of this… And I love how intentional you will be this next year about sharing your faith journey 🙂 can’t wait to see what God does!

    • jennyrain

      it is so encouraging… to see everyone’s words and how God has weaved them together – and US together to encourage each other….

    • jennyrain

      so glad you posted on this – I knew your hubby’s blog, but I didn’t know your site Amanda, yay – you are included!

  2. Gillian


    Infinite, all encompassing, mercy filled. There is more, but I’m still working that out…


    • jennyrain

      Oh friend… this.is.exquisite.

      I just read Ephesians 3 this morning… that talked about His love. sigh…

  3. Bbalan4

    So cool to see so many people doing this…so many great words..can’t wait to see each word weaves through this year for each of us.

  4. Anonymous

    Jenny, I love that you collected this list! I have never done one word for the whole year. I can’t narrow it down to one! (Okay, I actually chose one for last year, but I didn’t follow through. Which, I think, is just as bad as not picking one to start with!)

  5. Jillconyers

    Hi jenny. My word for 2011 is EMBRACE [who I am]. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing the OW2011 link!

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