OneWord365 | ANCHOR

Instead of a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I have picked one word to focus on for the year.



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It came as I walked through a doorway.  A still small voice. A whisper.

The significance of hearing God’s voice in a doorway is not lost on me. I love doors. I have always been drawn to them.

Symbolically doors represent opportunity, hope, and change.

An end and a beginning.

A portal.

A time of transition.

That moment between before

and after.

I may have missed His voice. I was moving from one room to the next. Having finished one task. At the start of another.

Yet, as I passed through the doorway, in that moment, surrounded by the security of the doorframe, I heard these words spoken to my heart.

“Jana, you need to tell your


It was a command. An answer to a prayer I didn’t realize I had lifted up.

These words would forever change the course of my life. It was as if in the moment of hearing them, I had left one world behind and entered another.

A doorway is a safe place. A doorframe one of the strongest places in a home, bearing the weight of the roof.  An anchor.

I remember running to a doorway for safety during an earthquake. There I was holding onto the doorframe, believing in its ability to keep me safe, watching the walls, pictures, and world shake around me.


I anchor myself to that moment in the doorway, when I heard His still small voice, remembering when it all began: The Call to tell my story.

I chose this word because I want to be reminded daily to anchor myself to the cross. To the promises. To the source of all life. Jesus Christ.

“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf” (Hebrews 6:19,20a)

I must anchor myself to the humble beginnings of it all. Always remembering the still small voice who called me to tell my story in the first place.

newly purposed,


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6 thoughts on “OneWord365 | ANCHOR

  1. Beautiful. Telling our stories can become like riding a boat in a tempest. Remembering that my story is HIS has been my anchor. Also, I remind myself that to tell my story is to give a piece of my life. The telling my be painful, but it is nothing compared to what Christ has given us… his entire life.

  2. Remembering who called us to tell our stories in the first place – I love that reminder. I get so distracted from that truth – He has called me to tell His story through my story.

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