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Advent – the time of waiting, of anticipation. We quieted ourselves in these weeks as we put up our Christmas trees, baked cookies, wrapped presents, lit candles, and remembered our Lord’s coming.

In many ways, the year 2020 has been a year of waiting, all year.

The virus has prevailed – “existing everywhere or generally; widespread” (from

It has had “strength, power, or influence” ( over our schools, our families, our traditions, and our holidays.

We have waited all year for life to return to normal. We long for days to be the way they were – easy, without rules and restrictions, and free of worry.

As the fall came upon us, I wondered how my One Word for 2021 would arrive in my life. Some years the word has found me and other years, I found the word. Always it came with a Scripture.

  • In 2014 – it was Faith.
  • In 2015 – it was Believe.
  • In 2016 – it was See.
  • In 2017 – it was Audacious.
  • In 2019 – it was Focus.
  • In 2020 – It was Savor.

The word began to weave its way into my thoughts as I reviewed a book (HERE) and the weeks continued to pass. My desire, however, did not pass or change – not one little bit. It remained the same:

I want to do more than cope or adjust to circumstances,
I want to prevail.

I don’t want to solely wage battles, I want to win the battle, overcoming the enemy with courage and strength. Standing firm on God’s promises.

2021 – the year to Prevail –
“rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer …”
(Romans 12:12, (NASB)


** Starting next week, Wednesday January 6th, I will be hosting Sue Donaldson’s linkup “Let’s Have Coffee”.  Sue will still be blogging, doing podcasts, and offering wonderful resources so please continue to visit her site – Welcome Heart to keep up with her busy schedule.  I am delighted to have this opportunity and hope many of you will join in as well. Happy New Year and see you in a week and Let’s Have Coffee!


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Today I am joining … Recharge Wednesday and InstaEncouragements and Let’s Have Coffee and Grace & Truth .