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Winners of Give Me a Word 2016 Random Drawing and Word Cloud

Give Me a Word 2016 Tagxedo word cloud (large size)

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Give Me a Word! We had over 1700 in the mini-retreat and over 650 leave their words at our blog post here.

Above is a word cloud composed of our community words. If you don’t see your word visible, please trust that it dwells in the spaces as an essential element to the whole.

We are delighted to announce the random drawing winners:

I have sent out an email to the winners, so if your name appears above look for those instructions in your in-box.

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7 Responses

  1. An amazing accomplishment with the love and energy of so many women. I am also amazed at the number of people who [anticipated in the mini retreat to find their word. It shows just how wide spread your ministry, Christine, is traveling. Such a simple, yet profound experience – choosing or letting a word choose us for the year. Thank you for these gifts of words. I watched over the days and saw what words were being recorded and found what each person said of their process to be inspiring. Truly, an incredibly memorable process for all who participated.

  2. Beautiful! The energy within and emanating from our Word Cloud is palpable. Thank you for inviting and creating this gift Christine. I’ve been living remotely without internet and cell service for 7 months. It feels so good to reconnect with such a conscious-minded, heart-wide-open group of travelers on The Way. Blessings in abundance!

  3. Love the word cloud! Can it be downloaded for a screen saver? ? Wonderful words and participation in this group!

  4. What riches are in store for 2016! I located my word on the cloud and have looked at the words surrounding it. My commitment is to pray for the people who posted those words. Maybe this activity will enhance community???