Rate Your One Word 2022. Join a Small Group for 2023. {December One Word Linkup}

Rate Your One Word 2022

Share Your One Word Update

If you chose One Word of the year for 2022, congratulations! You made it to the end of the year.

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Link your One Word blog post below. Share an update about your One Word in the comments.

Evaluate Your Word


What star rating would you give your One Word 2022 from 1-Lowest to 5-Highest (by whatever measure you want to use)? Did it live up to your expectations? Why or why not?

I give 4 stars to my word RELEASE. It was quite challenging in many ways, but God did teach me a lot through my experiences with it. I never did forget about my word, so that counts for something, too.  


How often did you notice your One Word in other places this year?
1-Rarely, 2-Now and again, 3-Often, 4-All the time

I noticed RELEASE (or its synonym “letting go”) all around me this year, in books, in songs, in sermons, in conversations, etc. It ranks a top 4 on this scale.


Was your One Word relevant to your life this year? Why or why not? 

My word was definitely relevant to my everyday life this year. RELEASE came at me from two angles. In some ways, I felt I was involuntarily released from positions I didn’t want to lose. It hurt and still does. I couldn’t control that, but I could attempt to intentionally release some things myself that were no longer healthy, useful, or loving in my life and my attitudes. I’m still not finished, but I trust God to continue this work with me long after this year ends. 


Did you learn more about yourself or your relationships this year through your One Word? Would you want to repeat this word in another year?

I did learn a lot through my One Word, sometimes more than I wanted to know. I hope to carry the lessons of RELEASE with me the rest of my life to use in positive and productive ways, even if somewhat painful at the same time. Would I repeat this word? Well, I won’t agree to that just yet. But time will tell. 

Join a One Word Small Group

Our larger One Word community provides lots of encouragement and ideas to each other throughout the year. But if you’re looking for more personal contact and accountability, sign up to be in a Small Group for 2023.

Each group will have 4-5 people who commit to communicate with each other at least once a month for the year (each group chooses its preferred format).

Sign up now through January 5 to join a Small Group.

Link Up Now

This December linkup will remain open through Saturday night, December 31.

Our first linkup for One Word 2023 will open on Monday, January 23. All linkups will begin the 23rd of each month during 2023.

Remember to add discussion in our One Word Facebook group too. Each link shared here will also be shared there throughout the following month.

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14 thoughts on “Rate Your One Word 2022. Join a Small Group for 2023. {December One Word Linkup}

  1. Lory @ Entering the Enchanted Castle

    I rate my word (CONNECT) a 5, I noticed it a lot this year, it was definitely relevant to my life, and it helped me to grown and change. It’s a word I won’t leave behind me after this year ends, even though my focus might not be so intense.

    I’m also grateful for the small group that helped keep me on task and inspired me with others’ sharing of you their One Word journeys. Thank you so much for all you do, Lisa!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I loved your word Connect as well, Lory! 🙂 I think it will be a critical word in my journey this year with Human. I’m grateful too for our small group and the camaraderie we developed through our words. It was very special to me!

  2. Lisa Blair

    I give my word (Intentional) a 5. Being intentional brought a lot of growth for me this year and is now a part of my DNA. I’m looking forward to 2023, and our journey with our new words. Thank you, Lisa, for hosting this group!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thank you for your “intentionality” in writing and sharing your posts about your word in 2022. I appreciate the thoroughness and thoughtfulness you use in sharing so consistently about your word. I look forward to where God will lead us in 2023 with our words!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yes, ironically Rest would have been a challenging word for me, too. I appreciate the insights the Lord gave you and that you shared through it. I’m always learning from you, Michele.

  3. Donna

    Lisa, so grateful for this group and your leadership, I have grown more in the last two years with my One Words participating here than any other year outside this group.
    I would give my word, Resilience a 5-star rating-it stayed with me all year, applicable in so many ways, and pushed me to growth both personally and spiritually. I won’t soon forget my One Word, because God has bound it to a 3-fold cord with 2021 favorite and 2023 up and coming One Word.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thank you for the encouragement you give me all through the year, Donna. I appreciate your care and comments to those in our community, too. Your presence is valuable. As are your posts. I save them until I know I’ll have to time to slow down and read them thoroughly because I know they will be rich.

  4. Patti Gardner

    I have commented before saying that a few years ago, I switched from 1-word a year to 1-word per month. However, in 2023, I am going back to the 1-word a year format. I haven’t got that word finalized yet, but I am excited about getting back to the 1-word focus.


    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I haven’t done 1 word a month yet, but the concept is very alluring to me. One year I will try it. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to 1 word a year for 2023, Patti!

  5. Belinda Bentley

    My 2022 word was discipline. I’m a procrastinator. My word was a 5 and kept making itself known throughout the year. I do feel like I accomplished some great things: My sister and I read thru the Bible chronologically in 6 months; I lost 40# – but I feel like I didn’t do all the things I intended (again I’m a procrastinator). I may do the word again at another time, hopefully with more consistent results.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Wow, you definitely showed a lot of discipline in 2022 to accomplish those goals, Belinda. Congratulations! I haven’t repeated a word yet, but I may do it one of these years. Some words need more than 1 year. 🙂

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