One Word 2021 Linkup for December

Wrapping Up 2021

We made it to the end of the year with our One Word. Before we move forward to 2022, let’s take a look back.

  1. If you had to give your One Word a star rating, what would it be and why?
  2. How often did you spot your One Word in other places this year?
  3. Did you grow through your One Word?

Please share your answers in the comments. Or write it up in a blog post and link below.

The linkup will remain open through December 31, 2021.

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17 thoughts on “One Word 2021 Linkup for December

  1. Lisa Blair

    I definitely grew this year with my One Word. I wasn’t sure what to expect in the beginning, but I really enjoyed walking with the Lord in the journey. I discovered harvest is both internal and external sowing and reaping. Harvest at its core is seeds. Once the seeds mature and produce fruit, we have a harvest that is tangible.

    We want to plant seeds for life and godliness for a godly harvest and fruits of the Spirit. It has been an awesome journey! Thanks for hosting One Word 2021, Lisa, and leading us forward in One Word 2022.

    Even in the midst of uncertainty, may you and your family have a grace-filled Christmas sprinkled with heartwarming moments of joy.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I’ve enjoyed the variety of ways you dealt with HARVEST this year, Lisa. You taught us a lot. I want to remember this: “Harvest at its core is seeds.” It’s sometimes too easy to get caught up in the results, but we don’t always have control of that. What we can do is plant good seeds.

      I’m so glad you’ve been part of our group! I’m looking forward to 2022 together as well! Merry Christmas to you and yours too.

  2. blankMichele Morin

    Absolutely buoyed and blessed by PERSEVERE, and I think the accountability of writing about it was key. I was surprised to discover how perseverance may look very quiet, and at times I was called to persevere in inactivity.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I enjoyed reading your posts on PERSEVERE this year, Michele (well, and your posts on everything else too.) 🙂 Sometimes persevering in inactivity is the very hardest kind for me to do. I’m currently in a season of waiting, and it’s so hard when I want to take action, but NOT taking action is the best thing to do in this situation.

  3. blankLynn

    We really have to be intentional about our ONE WORD, don’t we? Since going back to an office job, I haven’t even thought about my ONE WORD (Journey). It has been a journey of change for me this past year, for sure! I want to be more intentional in 2022. Maybe INTENTIONAL will be my word? Thanks for helping us keep intentional and for making me think about this again!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      You’ve been living the journey though even if you weren’t thinking of your word, Lynn. I think INTENTIONAL would be a fantastic word for 2022! I feel like we’ve all had to be more intentional the past year and a half. It deserves its own singular focus as a One Word choice. 🙂

  4. blankKayla

    2021 I failed to choose a word! Everytime I would see #oneword2021 i felt as though I was missing out and why one of those times I didn’t stop and think of one and start then I dont know….. I decided to start thinking over the last couple months for a word for 2022…. I have chosen CREATE as it speaks to me in so many ways 🙂

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I’m excited that you’re going to be joining in for 2022, Kayla! And CREATE will be a fascinating word. I’ll look forward to seeing all the different directions you might take with it.

  5. blankDonna

    Though I began the year with trepidation facing my one word journey with JOY, I soon realized God’s reasons for choosing JOY for me weren’t rooted in my weaknesses.
    I grew in amazing ways personally, in relationships and spiritually, but the most extraordinary gift JOY gave me was deeper intimacy with Christ.

    There aren’t enough stars in the heavens to rate my exploits with my tiny word friend!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I totally believe you, Donna. Joy has emanated from your words as you tell about your adventures with Jesus and this word! It’s been a *joy* to read each month about the joy you were discovering in sometimes unexpected places. Can’t wait for what 2022 will hold!

  6. blankJeanWise

    Go has been a powerful word for me this year; perhaps the best word of the year I have had. So short and simple yet all emerged in many ways and lessons. I will be writing up a summary of this word as it fades into a new one for 2022. Not written yet but will come Merry Christmas, Lisa!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I lacked the imagination at the beginning of the year to see exactly how rich the simple word GO could be, but seeing is believing now. And I’ve seen you share about it in amazing ways, Jean. I’ll look forward to reading your summary when you get it written. And to see what you’re going to do in 2022 with ALL. It should be fascinating! Merry Christmas to you too.

  7. blankGayl

    Lisa, thank you for doing this, even though I haven’t been participating. I don’t have a word yet for next year, but I might try to be more active here with you.

    My word for this year is comfort, and if the star rating was just for the word itself, I would have to give it a 5. But I must confess that most of the year I forgot about my word and wasn’t even looking for it. Interestingly, though, as I look back, I think it found me more than I realized. God has comforted me through His word, through friends, through unexpected kindnesses and blessings, through renewed friendships and deepening relationships. So, yes, even though I didn’t keep track of my word, it didn’t leave me, so it deserves 5 stars!

    Blessings to you, dear Lisa!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      I love your story, Gayl. God was so faithful with your word, with or without your conscious awareness at the time! When I look back at the past few months of my own life, I can see God comforting me in many of these same ways that you listed. So your list makes ME more grateful myself! 🙂

  8. blankTrudy

    Hi Lisa. Thank you so much for leading us through the year with our one word. Grace is my word, and I just published my blog post. God has heaped His grace on me throughout this year. Sometimes I only saw it in hindsight, but truly He was there even when it didn’t “feel” like it! Love and blessings for a hope-filled 2022!

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      “Sometimes I only saw it in hindsight, but truly He was there even when it didn’t “feel” like it!” This is often true for me too, Trudy. And the older I get, the more I know I can trust God’s faithfulness even in those quieter times. I just have to remember how it feels when I get to the other side. Love you, friend!

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