My One Word for 2013 {10 Days of One Word}

10 Days of One Word mine

I had a completely different word when I started this series. And then I felt a tug. I was going to use Home. Home felt nice. It tied my to do lists, goals, life’s purpose all up in a neat little package. I was going to break it down, really dive in. Then, God dropped a word on my heart that changed it all.

See, I was going to re-name the blog in December. I was slightly uncomfortable about the blog being named after me when I had determined the focus of this blog was to proclaim the glory of God as He worked in my life. I was tossing around a couple ideas which I loved. And then I googled them. Apparently they were good because lots of other bloggers had chosen them. Well.

I finally came to grips with the fact that this blog bears my name as my life bears it. And that is doesn’t diminish the work of God in my life. And so it is still the Vicki Arnold blog. I did add a new tagline as the previous one no longer fit. It was “faith. family. food. fotography.” Actually, I’m not sure that it ever really did fit so much as it was what I wanted the blog to be. The new tagline is “Where P31 & Titus 2 meet Colossians 3:23.

Colossians 3:23 speaks to serving with the right heart attitude. And that is what my word is about. Serving in all the areas God has called me to with —


So simple, yet so easy to lose.

For me this will be a multi-faceted journey. Kind of like my life.

I will be purposing to:

Find joy in routine.

Rediscover joy in homeschooling.

Revel in the joy of my salvation.

Focus on the joy in the everyday.

My scriptures for my journey:

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11

“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” Psalm 51:12

” My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” James 1:2-3


Now that we are at the end of our 10 post series, I want to know. Do you have a word for this year?

I’m linking up with Melanie at Only a Breath and others.

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  1. I am hopping over from Mosaic Reviews to say hi and to follow your blog. I look forward to becoming a new reader of yours. See you around! ~Elyse/Oiralinde

  2. Saying hey! Making the rounds from MR! 🙂 Have a great weekend! 🙂 I did a word for the year too!