One Word 2021 Linkup—May
—3 Challenges to Take with Your One Word

This is our May linkup for your One Word 2021!

Leave us a comment about your word.

Then add links below to your blog posts, images, quotes, etc., about your one word.


3 Challenges for Your One Word 

Here are three challenges to keep you moving forward with your word.


See Jean Wise’s example here on how to create a mind map with your One Word.


Jean also points us to Emily Freeman’s podcast episode, “How to Journal Using One Word.” Try writing a few lines about your word every day for a month.


Share a photo or a quote or a blog post about your word either in person or online.

This linkup will remain open from May 20 – May 31.

The next One Word linkup will be June 21.

If you’d like to receive a monthly email for suggestions about your word, sign up here.

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

Share your thoughts in the comments.

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14 thoughts on “One Word 2021 Linkup—May
—3 Challenges to Take with Your One Word

  1. Jean Wise

    Thanks for sharing my ideas and fun with my word, Lisa. I haven’t written a post on this new idea year – maybe by next month but have been thinking of words that go with “GO” or rhyme or part of a phrase. Ideas like let go, Let’s go, Go pro, go glow/slow etc. adds a new quality to my word

    Thanks for leading us in this adventure!!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and finds at your blog, Jean! You always have valuable information there and I learn things from you every visit. I’m going to trying journaling 3 times a week on Uncertainty for the next month.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thanks for hanging in here with us, Linda, and sharing about your serendipitous moments. I love hearing them. They always bring me delight and I look forward to your updates!

  2. Corinne Rodrigues

    Thank you for creating this again, Lisa. I’ve been following Emily Freeman’s writing and have been using her questions for the last couple of months to summarise the month past and the next one. I find her work very meaningful.

  3. Donna

    Lisa, this has been THE best one word journey I have taken in a long while! The great suggestions on staying engaged with “my word” are excellent. I really enjoyed the idea of incorporating my word into some form of art, which I did do! I enjoyed getting my paints out and designed a oovely canvas-I’ll be sharing a photo on facebook this weekend when I add the finishing touches! Staying engaged with my word in various ways has opened my mind to aspects of my word I would not have otherwise considered! Thank you Lisa for your leadership, example and encouragement!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Our One Word community is richer because you are in it, Donna. I love how you give encouragement to those in our group on a regular basis. And how much you encourage me! I just read this comment to my husband right now. 🙂 I was torn about starting the group, wondering whether it would matter to anybody but me, but I’m so glad that God has knit us together in our quest to find him on our individual paths with our words. I’ll look forward to seeing your art soon!!!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Do keep us posted if you try the mapping, Barb! I’m interesting in trying that too, as my word Uncertainty seems ripe for mapping! 🙂 Also for journaling. I just need to set aside the time to do it.

  4. Horace Williams Jr

    PATIENCE is my word for 2021. I am sharing a popular post that I have renovated with more shareable images to remind readers why it is necessary to wait on God and its benefits. It was fun to update and share this bog again last month.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I look forward to reading your post, Horace (hopefully sooner rather than later!). I love how you have been sharing such encouraging images along the way. They are helpful to me, and I’m sure they are to others too! We all need reminders to be more patient as we wait on God; he’s always worth the wait.

  5. Kim

    Thank you for the ideas in this post. I’ve had a difficult month. I have given thought to my word and prayed some about it, but haven’t done anything with it to link up too. I appreciate this group that keeps me motivated or I might have given up by now.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I’m sorry you’ve had a hard month, Kim. 🙁 Praying that the worst has passed and that easier times are ahead. Some months are easier to do the “work” with our words than others, but even in those invisible months, I know God is still undergirding us with direction. And with your word of “believing”, I’d guess you’ve probably been living it as much as ever in this hard month!

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