One Word 2021 Linkup for June + FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the June linkup for your One Word 2021!

Leave us a comment about your One Word.

When you add a link or leave a comment about your one word, you are automatically entered into the drawing to WIN THIS FREE BOOK: One Word That Will Change Your Life.

The randomly-chosen winner will be announced after the linkup closes on June 30.


The book winner is Denise Maryott! Hope you enjoy the book, Denise.


3 Ways to Stay Encouraged About Your One Word 

Think back over your month. Where have you seen your One Word? How you been able to work with it? Play with it? Use it in a positive way?

In One Word That Will Change Your Life, Jon Gordon makes these suggestions.


“One Word also creates powerful relationships. When those closest to you know your One Word, you can count on them sharpening, challenging, and stretching you to new heights.” 


“Too often, we focus so much time on getting our One Word that we miss the real power—the why behind the word….The why is always more important than the what.”


“You will probably experience your word as a journey of ups and downs. You don’t win or lose with One Word. Whatever you experience throughout the year, that’s what is meant for you.”

This linkup will remain open from June 21 – June 30.

The next One Word linkup will be July 21.

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You can also join our One Word 2021 Facebook group here for more interaction. 

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36 thoughts on “One Word 2021 Linkup for June + FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY

  1. Lisa Blair

    Thanks Lisa! This monthly linkup is encouraging. My one word is harvest which I am walking out weekly in studying and seeking Him about seeds to sow for a mighty harvest.

  2. Michele Morin

    I am so grateful for the encouragement to pay attention to my word for 2021, and it’s been so appropriate for this season in which I am challenged to PERSEVERE on so many fronts!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’ve been enjoying reading about your word, Michele, because I need more perseverance in my own life! We’ve all needed extra doses of it the past 18 months for sure.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Glad to hear it, Corinne. It helps keep me on track with my word too! 🙂 I’m thankful to have you and others alongside me as we each work to remember our words all year.

  3. Maryleigh

    I have two – redeeming prayer – and this month has been a re-calibrating month since we had covid – as the daily finally came into balance (had post-covid vertigo) – and am moving back into selfless prayer. I think God wants us always to be ready to adjust, though.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’m so sorry that you not only had covid but had lingering aftereffects too, Maryleigh. 🙁 My husband has episodes with vertigo now and again, and it opened my eyes to how much I take for granted that my world rests on solid ground. I love your words for the year and how you’re applying them!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      What important words, Jessie. I agree with you; the more I put my trust God’s provision, the more I can keep my life in balance. It’s not always easy to do, so I appreciate your reminder here.

  4. BettieG

    My word is “come” and it is so helpful when I remember to pause in this transition season of our life. He is the one asking us to come forward with Him into this next season. Thank you, Lisa, for this space to remember!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      What a beautiful word to focus on this year, Bettie. I chose “Welcome” a few years back, and the “come” part of the word was such an invitation. I like that you’re seeing God asking you to come with him as you prepare for the next season of life!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I know! I love how you are getting so much from “go.” It’s been encouraging to read your updates each month of all the different ways to look at “go.” That was definitely a divine word choice.

  5. Lisa Jordan

    I chose my One Word late last year for 2021, and there are times when I’ve had to remind myself what my word was–Shine. The word has challenged me at times, and I’ve had to stop and remember my why.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yes. My word Uncertainty continues to challenge me at times too. Remembering our why can really help us press through to what God wants us to see next. Shine on, Lisa!

  6. Denise Maryott

    My One Word “Fear” has encouraged and helped me grow in “Faith” this year as I do my daily Bible reading and daily devotion I have encountered this word many times. My Life Application Bible points out many ways fear can overpower me if I let it.
    My subscription box theme this month also focused on Faith over Fear.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’ve said it before, but I still admire you for choosing “fear” as your word. It was a brave choice, Denise. Fear is an active enemy for many of us, so it’s encouraging to see how you are actively seeking to defeat it with the Lord by your side.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Don’t you love when you see your word everywhere? I am discovering that I see “Uncertainty” everywhere too. Especially in the books I read; it pops up all around me. Yes, seeking God’s presence is key to everything. I especially need his presence as I deal with uncertainty. Thanks for your update, Jerralea!

  7. Lawrence

    My one word is Hope. If anyone is hopeful they won’t see every problem is a pain but a learning and hopeful for a better day and lessons that they can leave for others to be encouraged.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Hope was my word for 2019. I didn’t realize how much I would need that foundation for the 2020 we all experienced. I still have to actively choose hope when my natural tendency would be to see the “pain” instead of the opportunity. I appreciate your words, Lawrence. They remind me to keep putting in the work with Hope.

  8. Joanne

    EEK! I have completely forgotten about my one word! I am definitely going to have to go back to referring to it in my sentence a day posts. That really kept me accountable.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’m sure you’re not alone in forgetting about your one word, Joanne. 🙂 I think that likely happens with most people. That’s why I am loving this group this year; they help me stay accountable and at least remember my word at the bare minimum. It’s really been helpful to actively focus on it when I know we’ll share something each month. 🙂 Thanks for your honesty and I’d love to hear more about your sentence a day posts with your word….

  9. Lauren+Renee+Sparks

    I have to tell you, whenever I am perusing options to read in a link up, I am always drawn to your without knowing it is you! This means your titles and graphics are great hooks. I open up the post and say, “Of course it’s Lisa”. Just wanted you to know.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      That’s sweet of you to tell me this, Lauren. 🙂 It’s funny how we often are drawn to the same people’s writings again and again without realizing it will be them again (if you know what I mean; I didn’t word that very well, ha).

  10. Donna

    Lisa, I feel like I say this every month, but I am so grateful for your leadership in our One Word group and making this possible. The monthly encouragements continue to challenge me to connect with my word, “Joy” in ways I don’t always think of. And this month especially, which was difficult for me to connect with my word, I found hope and encouragement in others progress and their ups and downs as well. This group challenges me to dig and go deeper and not give up!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I appreciate your encouragement to me, Donna! Your joy truly is contagious. I don’t always focus enough on joy, but your posts and FB comments remind me to take a step back and be conscious of the gift of joy that God brings us, even when it seems hidden, as you wrote about this month. I hope your next month will be an easier connection to joy.

  11. Joanne Viola

    Lisa, I love this post and linkup each month. It is amazing how my one word pops up now and then as I read. I always get so excited at its appearance and am reminded to “prevail”.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’m glad you continue to see prevail pop up, Joanne! I notice it too now. 🙂 It’s not our average everyday word, so it tends to stand out when I see it. So glad you chose it!

  12. Mariel Davenport

    I love this reminder, though I don’t have a recent post on my word so I am not linking up but I am encouraged to read everyone else’s link up! And I am encouraged to keep coming back to my word “peace” and asking the Lord what is He teaching me here.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      “Peace” is a powerful word, Mariel. Isn’t that what we’re all looking for anyway! I’m glad you stopped by to comment and visit around. It would be an interesting experiment to look for a thread of peace in all the things we write about…I’ll have to try that. 🙂 May the Lord keep showing us more and more about peace.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Isn’t it interesting how God helps us see our word in so many places when he knows our intention? I love this, Barb. Glad your word is so prevalent in the conversations around you.

  13. Jeanne Takenaka

    I haven’t seen my One Word in the ways I expected this year. Instead, with the stress our year has held, I’m finding that God is revealing to me some of my heart attitudes. and they’re not all pretty. He’s reminding me that I am known, and He’s also helping me to know myself and His love for me. And, He’s also impressed on me how essential it is for me to be in prayer.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I love the realizations you are finding, Jeanne! I don’t always like what I see God revealing in my attitudes either. But it’s such a blessing to realize we are loved even as we are fully known by God, with all our flaws.

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