1Word Blog

  • Grit: Learning from the Apostle Paul

    I have often heard people say that life is a marathon, not a sprint. Still, others have remarked that life is a series of sprints. Either way, that’s a lot of running, and a lot of strides. We will need a ton of endurance along the way.

    The dictionary defines grit as “a firmness of character, or an indomitable spirit.”

    Grit, endurance, an indomitable spirit, whatever you want to call it, it is a trait that few people possess. Yet, we can all grow in it!

  • When Less is Really More

    Our American culture is obsessed with more, more, more! We always want one more day of vacation, another piece of cake, or more money in our bank account.

    So why amid a comparison culture fueled by excess did I choose “LESS” as my word for 2022?

    Looking back on 2021, I was hyper focused on striving to do more: serving in the church and community, exercising, reaching out to friends and family. While none of those things are negative, I ultimately became burnt out.

  • Thankful: Rhythms of Gratitude

    Rhythms of gratitude can keep us grounded in the present moment, help us to reflect on all that we are thankful for in the past, and help us to look to the future with optimism! 
  • ORIGINAL

    The truth is that your worth comes from this fact: You have been created as one of one by a Creator who couldn’t conceive a monetary value high enough for your life, so He exchanged the life of His Son for yours.
  • You are God's child...Believe it!

    Stop running the rat race. Get off the hamster wheel. Stop finding out information and start getting to know truth. Truth is found in a person, and His name is Jesus, and He loves you so much that He calls you His child. Here's the proof:

    John 1:12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

  • Leading a Spiritual Legacy

    Like Joshua, we can have a huge impact on the people around us and leave a massive spiritual legacy. Take into consideration the spiritual influence that you are leading through your life right now.
  • 1Word for 2021

    The year change can be as significant or insignificant as we make it. I choose to intentionally make the calendar change a significant time of my life each year, and I am inviting you to join me! Specifically, I am inviting you to be a part of the 1Word challenge of choosing your word for the year
  • Believe there is a Way

    We can believe there is a way because we know the waymaker. His name is Jesus and He said this “I am the way” (John 14:6). Without Him, there is no way. But when we believe Him, there is a way! 
  • Do you Believe?

    We must remember. For when we do not remember, we stop believing. My question for you is simple: do you believe

  • Thankful: The Way of Life

    There is nothing in this world that you can get enough or create enough of that can make you as thankful as the things which you can only receive from God. Money, possessions, and status cannot make you thankful. You will only want more. You will always need bigger and better. You will never be satisfied. 
  • Unshakeable Hope

    There are many things in life that we feel like we just can’t shake-whether it is humorous, a good thing, or something quite unfortunate.

    However, there is one word that once grasped, is proven to be truly unshakeable. In Psalm 71, the Psalmist writes about this special word: hope.

  • Hope: We All Need It

    We all have a God-sized hole in our lives that only He can fill. When we spend our days turning our wheels, loading up our calendars, and fulfilling our tasks, we can temporarily delay recognizing our desperate need for hope. However, when life slows us down and forces our minds to recognize that we are in need of something, we desire for something to tell us that everything is going to work out in the end. For most, they don’t realize that no matter how hard they work, how good they try to be, and how kind they believe they are to others, that it won’t change their eternal destiny. Additionally, all this trying will not bring their soul peace. The thing that they are missing is HOPE.