I heard this idea on the radio and just loved it--choosing one word for the year that would challenge and inspire you to stay focused. It's a little like a New Year's resolution, but peeled down to its' essence.
I asked my students to journal about what their one word would be today, and here are some of the words that flowed out of that discussion:
DELIGHT SELFLESS DEVOTION FINISH SACRIFICE SERVE AUTHENTIC LISTEN GROW THINK DREAM IMAGINE CAPTIVATE REST TRUST
Wait quietly before the Lord...what word does he impress on your heart? How can you keep this word before you through the year to keep you focused and growing?