Girls Night In

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One Word for 2015

on January 6, 2015

For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.                                                                                           ~Deuteronomy 14:12



There’s a trend that’s been prevalent in some circles over the last few years of choosing a word to guide you through the new year. When I first heard about this, I jumped on board and chose a word. I don’t remember what that first word was, but last year my word was intentional. It was how I wanted to live out 2014. I don’t know that I was very successful in that.

Last month, as I was thinking about the coming year, I prayed about a word for 2015. I wanted one that promised great things — like a handsome husband or a book contract. I tried different words to see how they fit. Nothing seemed to be right.

Then one Sunday I was talking to God about my dreams and goals. I told Him I thought it was my time. All my life I’ve been waiting, the wall flower hugging the wall at this dance called life. I am tired of always being the one left alone, singular, lacking.

I have chosen you, Tammie.

The words whispered through my thoughts.


This year God is calling me to remember that I am chosen. If the husband doesn’t show up and the book contract remains a dream, it will be okay. I have been chosen by God.


It’s a good word for a single girl. It’s easy to forget that we aren’t wallflowers. God has chosen each of us. He’s there, waiting with His hand outstretched, asking for the dance of our lives.

Have you heard of the one word trend? Do you have a word for 2015?



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