The ball has dropped, the new calendar is hanging on the wall…it’s time to take a few minutes (if you haven’t already) to think about your word for 2018.

If you haven’t participated in the One Word challenge in the past, it’s just a matter of spending some time in prayer, asking God for a word to define the coming year. Rather than a list of resolutions to improve your life, it’s a way to focus your attention and energy on a particular topic that God puts on your heart.

So this month’s writing assignment is One Word. Pray about it and see what God reveals to you. You may be surprised, or it may be something you’re already aware of.

It’s also fun to touch base throughout the year and tell your readers what God is showing you through your word, how it has affected your life, how it’s inspiring you. You will probably inspire others, too.

Happy New Year and happy blogging!