We are at a crossroads. More like limbo. You know that place where you know you’re supposed to move forward, but it’s not time yet, or there’s a huge mountain to climb? So you wait for the right moment, poised, ready to take the step as soon as you know it’s time.

Because of that, as I prayed for my one word this year, I thought it would be change.

Wishful thinking. But the word that I heard was much more clear.



My focus this year will be to live life fully as a forgiver. Not just the big stuff, but the litte


things. To soak in what it means to give grace as I receive it from God.

I know this won’t be an easy journey, but I believe that God desires to teach me what it really means to let forgiveness be at the heart of relationships, in the way I live, and with others who cross my path.

And perhaps that will lead to the biggest change of all. . .

Perhaps there are things that He’d like me to release so that He can better fill me up.

Perhaps this is a tool that will help us better cross to the other side.

Or maybe it’s just a response to a God who wants to teach me more, regardless of where I am or where I will be six weeks or six months from now.

Maybe you also hear that whisper as you read this.

Do you desire that forgive be your own word as well? Is that what God is speaking into your heart? If so, join me on this journey all year as we discover together what takes place in the heart of a Christ follower as we fully forgive.