It’s mid-way through your week, and already you have realized your to-do list was completely unrealistic.... again. The bullet points for items yet to be completed far outweigh the checkmarks for what’s been done. It’s a beautiful day outside, too. But you don’t remember the last time you felt the sun on your skin. Instead … Continue reading Stressing and Pressuring Yourself for Not Getting Enough Done? Read This:
Do you recognize this scenario? You finally find your voice and speak up about your calling, desires and gifts. Maybe you even get up the courage to start encouraging others in person or online. You expect your family and friends to cheer you on. But suddenly—without warning—the people closest to you fall absolutely silent. It’s … Continue reading When I Spoke Up, the People Closest to Me Were Silent. How Do I Get Their Support?
Thought you had your “ah ha” light-between-the-clouds moment ... but now it’s gone dark again? When it comes to getting clear on the “desires of our hearts” which He has given us, God is gracious enough to take us on an exciting adventure of discovery. I’ve learned over the years that this process involves getting … Continue reading I Thought I Knew What I Wanted, But Now I’m Not So Sure
2020 has been dubbed a year of breakthrough. No matter what community, group, church, or faith you belong to ... you’ve probably heard at least one person proclaiming this is a breakout year. Or a special year. Or a double portion year. Or any one of a number of other wonderful-sounding things. Maybe you’ve even … Continue reading Your Breakthrough Is Closer Than You Think—And Here’s Why
“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” -- Romans 8:15 MSG 2020 is the first year in my entire adult life that I have not set goals. Not a single one. In any category. My life has … Continue reading I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.
You know the feeling all too well. You’ve got a day off, and you’ve committed to yourself that you will make significant progress on your big creative project. Or finally finish the website for your business.Or revamp your eHarmony profile. But somehow... the end of the day comes... and you still haven’t done what you … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating On Your Big Dream
If you want to achieve your Biggest Dreams and heart’s desires ... you’ve got to start by believing you’re lovable and worthy of having what you want. It sounds simple, but often we stall ourselves on getting what we want when we’re not sure we deserve what we want.Cultivating self-love and self-worth is a critical … Continue reading Self-Love Is Not the Key to Achieving Your Dreams. Here’s Why.
“Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” —Matthew 6:34 TPT “To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being … Continue reading The Gift of Discomfort: Receiving Your Present (Moment) with Joy
There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)
I love sitting in silence inside old churches in Europe. Though my home church's meeting place in Dubai looks nothing these cavernous galleries of marble and gold, I find so much value in this ancient style of church design. Old European churches may not do much to inspire you toward an intimate personal experience with … Continue reading What to Do When God Says “Be Still” (Besides Freaking Out & Getting Stressed)