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One Word for New Year

 one word, servicePersonally I have been a fan of Jon Gordon for years. He has created a library of life changing books that are a part of my collection. Being that he is also a local author, most are personally signed as well. One such book was Jon’s collaboration project called ‘One Word‘.

As a fan and avid reader, I have bought Jon’s books as soon as they hit the shelf, for myself and as gifts.  I bought a copy, gave it to my wife and thought no more about it.

Several weeks later, my wife asked what my ‘one word’ was? I was clueless as I had not read the book. She gave me the book back and encouraged me to read it.

Many months later, towards the end of 2014, One Word came around again. This time is a Facebook group that I belong to. One of the members offered to create artwork for those that had their word chosen. This was easy for me as I already had my One Word  prepared for the New Year.

2014 as a whole has been a bit of a blur for me. I started my blog, writing for it a couple of times a week. I also began a side project and blog that can be found at Jerzy2Sainthood.com. Meanwhile working and going to school full-time, and focusing on my marriage.

During these busy times there was one word that kept appearing. One Word that I feel has been written on my heart to share during this next year.

My One Word is SERVICE.

The occupation or function of serving.
The work performed by one that serves.

Service has always been an underlying foundation of both this blog and my renewed life. As we begin the New Year together this One Word will be my focus.

1. Every month I will feature one local or national non-profit that serves the community.
2. Periodically small businesses with a servant heart will be featured.
3. Reviews of books that are positive, beneficial and of quality content.
4. Movie and event reviews of quality material relatable to you.
5. Continued open conversations providing a positive place and community.

Focusing on this One Word will allow me to provide the material you expect. In serving others I continue my journey of living second. I also welcome any ideas, guest posts and comments that add value and content.

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We all can use a restart or a Do Over and rather than making a brief non-lasting resolution.. choose your One Word for an entire year.. I dare you.

Happy Blessed New Year to you and yours!

What do you think? Can you choose One Word to be your focus for the New Year? Share below your word and thoughts.

About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.