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Empowering and equipping Christian Women to be the warriors God created them to be so they can face off whatever comes their way with BOLD confidence.

Would I grumble and complain? Would I start my day like that?

I'll never forget the morning I heard John Bevere give this analogy. I was listening to a podcast and putting my makeup on. As soon as he uttered these words, it was an 'OH SNAP' moment. (Can we even use that phrase anymore?).
 
Then it quickly turned into an OH CRAP moment as I realized that I had over squeezed the tube of my foundation and it got all over my shirt. And it also afforded me the instant opportunity to practice what I had just heard. Would I grumble and complain? Would I start my day like that?
 
Nope...I changed my shirt and squeezed some Spray'n'Wash on the other one.
 
How often do you grumble and complain? Do you even realize it?  Do you even care?
 
Well, I know of an entire generation of Israelites who missed out on the things God promised them because of their complaining.
 
I don't want to miss out on what God has promised me, do you?
 
Let me challenge you to pay attention to how you react to things throughout your...
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What comes out of your mouth is a reflection of what is in your heart.

We couldn't help but hear the huffing and the puffing behind us as my daughters and I stood in line at Kohl's to make an Amazon return.
 
This older gentleman was at the kiosk and he couldn't figure out how to find the bar code he needed to make his return. You know the one, it is the QR code that comes in an email from Amazon. And if you're lucky enough to have a good cellular signal inside the store you can actually bring it up and show it to the clerk.  Well, this man didn't know how to find his code, he didn't know how to search his phone for the email and there was a LONG line of irritated shoppers behind him. There were mumbles and snarky comments coming out of the mouths of those who waited.
 
Not me. Not my girls. We watched with appreciation as this young kid, maybe in his 20s, helped this older man operate his iPhone. He helped him find the Gmail app and search for 'Amazon'. He showed him now to open the mail and demonstrated how to pinch his fingers, put...
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Watch Your Mouth!

I can get all mouthy to my circumstances. How about you?  

I distinctly recall my mother spinning around the kitchen on the tips of her toes, her huge eyes locking on mine and firmly declaring, “Cherlyn, I’m going to wash your mouth out with soap!” I’d like to say this was an isolated incident, a random occurrence, but my untamed tongue was often the source of my trouble. I was sassy — and soapy. 

Fast forward to last week and now it was me with the saucer eyes and gaped jaw as the Elementary School Principal shocked me with what escaped my daughter’s lips.  This kid was lucky to not get herself suspended. That afternoon, my mini me and I had a very serious conversation about the power of the tongue.

Proverbs tells us the tongue either speaks life or death. I look at the chaos of my life and I can see wreckage. I can see how using the wrong words made things worse: how they escalated the fight, tore people down, destroyed trust and...

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