For the past four years, I have participated in a focusing on one word for an entire year.
In 2013 that word was Empower
In 2014 it was Listen
In 2015 it was Fast
And last year, 2016 it was Simplify
This year’s word is SILENCE…Embed from Getty Images
Does this mean Jim that you are going to stop talking for an entire year?
What it does mean is that I am going to be incorporating periods of silence each day and on a weekly basis for the purpose of listening to God…
It also means that I will be taking at least one 48 hour retreat where I will unplug from my phone, computer, social media, etc and spend time alone and with others.
As with the other words I have attempted to incorporate into my life during the past four years, this one is not for me to disengage from life but to re-engage with a clarity that I think is important and necessary.
Maybe there is a word that you have been thinking about this past year, I encourage you to consider focusing on that word.
Some helpful websites are:
Another one is
If you have questions about this, please post one in the space below and I will do my best to answer them!
Happy New Year!