The Post About One Word in 2012

One Word 365 encourages folks to drive past New Year’s resolutions and take a load off at just one word.
One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live or what you want to achieve by the end of 2012.
Based on this principle, I chose the word "cheese." 

I want to be, live, and achieve cheese.  

However, I've probably mastered that both in terms of food and ridulousness.

So I started chatting with God in December about what my word could be. 

Me: Maybe my word could be "entrepreneur?"
God: You'll be able to spell that all year?
Me: Maybe my word should be "focused?"
God: With or without medication?
Me: Okay...what do you suggest?
God: I'll tell you...
Me: {blink....blink}

And He does what He sometimes does which is to go radio silent.

So I waited. And drove to Nashville.

While there, I attended Cross Point Church where Justin Davis shared this message:
Sermon Notes

It was crazy good. Please know "crazy" means surrounded by hipsters and mood lighting and illustrations of life's disappointments that include "...when you don't get your record deal..."

But "crazy" also means Biblical truth that's clear and sharp and destined to refine if given half a chance.

So my word is peace.

And I won't have to be the one to go buy it or grow it or whittle it out of wood. Jesus will give it.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27
This week, I took some awkward* medical tests.

And God gave me peace.

This week, a favorite coworker - a partner in good and evil - resigned.

And God gave me peace.
This week, the sun came up and then went back down.
And God gave me peace.

I hope you get peace in 2012 too. 
With a fabulous side of cheese.

What's your word?

*Awkward because I couldn't wear Spanx.
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