Choose One Word to Embody 2014

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Prayerfully choosing one word that embodies the promise of the upcoming year is a discipline we’ve shared with you for many years. This practice of asking God for His yearly theme in our lives endows us with strength in the tough times. It renews the spirit and imbues us with purpose.

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Three Things About One Word: Silence

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Silence speaks. To everyone and for everyone. Silence cannot remain intact. It is always broken. Silence requires effort. It’s deliberate action or inaction.

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What’s Your Word of the Year for 2013?

Receiving a word for the year from the Lord is not a New Year’s resolution. It’s more like a gift from Him.

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The Power of a Mother’s Positive Influence

Sometimes, the only thing we need to become shining stars is somebody to value us and believe that we can do it.

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Do Words Matter?

Our words affect those around us, either for good or for ill.

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The Spiritual Discipline of One Word

The words we get each year are foundational words. They build the altar upon which we worship Christ, in word and action. They have relevance every year of our lives.

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In One Word, 2011 Will Be About …

The words the Holy Spirit shares with us require us to “step up.” This discipline is not something to do on a lark because it sounds fun. It requires a commitment. It’s something that requires you to lean into the Lord and to step up and assume responsibility for the talents He has given you.

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Any Last Words?

Grab the last letter you received from your sponsored child and share the closing sentence with us.

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Using One Word to Fight Your Personal Spiritual Poverty in 2010

Do you talk with God? Or do you talk at Him or to Him? How much of your prayer life, your conversations with God, is about you? You talking. What you want or need. What you think should happen. When you’re listening, are you interested in what’s on God’s mind? Or are you really just listening for God to talk about the subjects you choose?

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Sponsorship in Six Words

in-six-words It’s said that Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words.

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

And called it his best work.

In the spirit of Hemingway’s brevity, and maybe with little help from the Holy Spirit, can you sum up your sponsorship experience in six words?

Here’s what we came up with.

Thought I gave. But I received. – Tim Glenn

Now poverty isn’t just a word. – Becky Tschamler

Random pick doesn’t seem random anymore. – Chris Giovagnoni

Black smiling eyes. World beyond myself. – Amber Van Schooneveld

They focus up. I’m distracted down. – Meredith Dunn

My child shows me Him. – Brianne Mullins

Abundant life for kids in poverty. – David Dahlin

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