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What Do You Want God To Do For You?

I recently took a group of women through a powerful experience on goal setting.  Wait, before you close this blog thinking, no thanks, this isn't for me, or I've already set my goals, please, keep reading.
These women knew what to do.  They knew about SMART goals, they get a "word" for the year to anchor them, and they reevaluate their life wheel to see what needs realignment.
But as I asked God what he had for these women, something different emerged.
He had an invitation, and I believe this is for you (and me) too.
He asked, "What would you like me to do for YOU this year?"
I pressed, God, this question is not goal-oriented.
Yet he gently repeated, "What would you like me to do for YOU this year?"
You see, it had nothing to do with what any of us was going to accomplish this year.  Not at all.
Instead, God was asking what He could do.
What makes this so new?  After all, we're...
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How To Hold On To Hope

Ever since the time changed last month, I've had difficulty adjusting. Something about the shorter days and longer nights has this sunshine-loving girl feeling off. Of course, it doesn't help that I can feel the intense spiritual warfare in the atmosphere.

Maybe you can feel it too. The darkness seems to be pushing down on us, and sometimes it looks like the enemy is winning. It can be depressing. We can lose hope.  We can doubt if God will show up to save us.

God's people have been here before.

In Isaiah Chapter 7, the nation of Judah was shaken. Their enemies were pursuing on all sides, planning their destruction. Yet, The Lord sends Isaiah to King Ahaz with a message:


'Be careful, keep calm, and don't be afraid. Do not lose heart because of what your enemy has planned. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: it will not take place, it will not happen" (verses 4 & 7).


God was telling the people of Judah to trust Him and stand firm in their...

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How To Overcome Deferred Hope, For Good.

Ever had something you’ve been waiting for God to do, and you wait and wait, and wait. It could be provision, open doors, healing in your body, a loved one to come back to Jesus. It could be finding God’s plan for you or walking out the purposes you were created for. It could be a prophetic word you’ve received about your life.

You hold on to it; you stand on it, and for a while, you’re good.

Then, you wait and wait and wait.

You look at your circumstances, and nothing is changing. You look at your watch, and time is running out. You wonder if God will EVER show up. You feel stuck in that place called “the same.” The purposes and plans for you seem forgotten. Your promises seem delayed - indefinitely.

And you’re not good anymore.

You begin to waver. Doubt creeps in. Discouragement comes. And your current reality causes you to be cynical and slip into unbelief.

Has this happened to you, or is it just me?

When those expectations...

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Hope and Faith: When the ROAR Back is Stronger than Your Fear

In our eyes, it’s never a good time to go through hardships in life. Oftentimes, we have our sights set on this plan we created for ourselves and we work so hard for that goal. Then God calls us into something else that differs from that plan, which typically requires us to have hope and faith that our next chapter will be extraordinary.

Take it from me, a woman who felt crippled by my corporate job loss. I collapsed into my chair when I got the call that my position was no longer needed and began to spiral down the endless thoughts behind the question, “Now what!?” There were so many pieces of my life relying on this job that I thought I was meant to do.

When something like this happens, we go through this state of grief. I went through all the stages: disbelief/denial, anger, worry/depression, and then finally acceptance. It was not an easy transition to go through by any means. However, it did bring me to where I am today.

In my darkest hour, I was being invited...

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Faith Over Fear: How to ROAR Back When Life Goes Unexpectedly

I want to share a story with you about a troubling time in my life. When all was going well in my corporate job, it felt like my mission in life was fulfilled. I quickly learned that when Jesus calls and the world feels like it’s shattering all around me, nothing else matters except His true calling.

One day, I had a job and the next day, I was informed my position was no longer needed. I can’t tell you how much fear that brought upon me. All the questions ran through my mind about what to do next and what this would mean for my family. It took some time to accept that I needed to have faith over fear because the Lord’s timing is never wrong.

Life can change in the blink of an eye. However, I’m here to tell you that it is possible to ROAR back when things seem to go array. If you are in a similar situation and you’re looking for some guidance, I want to empower you to have faith. Use those struggles and turn them into strengths because once you do, you...

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4 Ways to Grow In Discernment

She poured milk over her Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, grabbed a spoon and sat at the table for breakfast. Her nose crinkled and her eyes narrowed. "Mom, there is something wrong with this milk."

Sure enough, it was sour and thankfully we had a fresh carton in the refrigerator and she sampled it first before preparing her breakfast again.

We know what good milk tastes like because we've experienced it. And when we taste something that does not measure up, then we are immediately aware that something isn't right.

We know the difference because we can compare what isn't against what should be. 

Our discernment is spot on when milk is bad, but what about discernment in other things? 

What is it, why do we need it, and how do we get it?


What is Discernment?

Discernment is the ability to judge well, to gain spiritual guidance or understanding.

When we discern we:

  • observe,
  • look with our eyes,
  • detect with our senses, and 
  • understand the difference in...
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4 Ways to Unlock God’s True Calling in Your Life

If you’ve ever wondered, “Now what?!” following a life-changing event, you are not alone. The life we lead, as meaningful as we think it is, oftentimes centers around our own desires and that is when we can experience rude awakenings. That’s why it’s imperative to trust in God to guide us to our true calling.

Life’s calling is bigger than we can imagine. We all have certain gifts the Lord has bestowed on us, which makes us a vessel on this Earth for His work. When we seek purpose in life, only then will we become fulfilled. However, you might be confused as to how to unlock your true calling.

Take it from me, someone who spent years in corporate America working in a job I thought was my purpose. And it was for a season. One day, the Lord decided my purpose there had been fulfilled and it was time to find my true calling. I received the call that my position was no longer needed and while that was life-shattering to hear, I am grateful today for...

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4 Ways to Change Your Thoughts

I was all out of sorts. I wasn't sleeping well, my lower back was cranky, my neck was sore, and I felt like a turtle with my head stuck in tensed-up shoulders. Uncomfortable is an understatement.  But that's what 5 days in the car will do to you.

We had a wonderful time vacationing with friends but the road trip there and back was causing me to question my decision-making. Should we just have flown to Nashville and not driven there from Denver? I mean was 20 hours in the car - each way - worth it?

After that long haul, we all knew what we needed, the chiropractor. We just needed to be adjusted and realigned back to normal.  

Our bodies are amazing creations, it tells us when things are out of whack. And if we listen then we can get the treatment we need.

Our soul (mind, will, and emotions) are the same way, if we know our normal then when thoughts or emotions surface that are off, we can discern it and do something about it.

I'm pretty good at...

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3 Ways Faith in God Can Change Your Life

When all hope seems lost, it is easy to begin drowning in overwhelm. We wonder, now what! Life seemed to be going smoothly and then suddenly, it wasn’t. That can be one of the most difficult times to continue to have faith in God.

Whether you’ve been a believer for a day or a decade, your faith will be tested time and time again. Jesus tells us all we need is to have faith the size of a mustard seed (Matthew 17:20). But is that really all it takes to make a powerful, victorious change in your life? Yes.

When I lost my corporate job, my world came crashing down on me. My position had produced 60% of my family’s income. It’s never an ideal time to have a life crisis, but I kept my faith that God had a plan for me. I just needed to sit with Him, let Him lead me, and shine a light on my path. 

If you’re like I was and your life has been shaken, it would be my honor to guide you to an understanding of how faith in God can change your life.

What is Faith...

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What if God said, YES?

Summer is in full swing, and that means I'm carting kids off to opposite sides of town for their activities. One such trip was an early morning drop-off for my youngest, and this particular morning my oldest decided to tag along.

We hadn't been on the road for very long, and I had a knowing, you know, the knowing that someone is going to ask you to go to Starbucks.

It was at this knowing that I had already made my decision. Before the question was even asked, I predetermined if I would say yes or no.

I smiled to myself, nearly giggling at my desire to treat them before they even asked.

We ascended the exit ramp, and the green mermaid beckoned.


Not a peep. Nothing from the front seat and nothing from the back.

I was shocked. They didn't ask.

I began to wonder if I got the knowing wrong.

When do they NOT want Starbucks? Are they asleep? Why didn't they ask?

These questions rolled around in my head, and I heard God's inquiry, "why don't you ask me for...

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