2018, empowered, faith, God, gospel, Holy Spirit, inspirational

Do You Need a Little Help with Sharing Your Faith? I Have a Free Resource for You…

Have you ever stumbled over your words when sharing your faith? Ever wish you could remember just the right Bible verses to point a friend to? I sure have… That’s why I created Simple Tips for Sharing Your Faith–a handy resource that can be used as a guide when sharing the gospel. This 2-page pdf resource… Read More Do You Need a Little Help with Sharing Your Faith? I Have a Free Resource for You…

2018, called, calling, gifts

What It Means to Belong

Friend, do you struggle with finding your place? I can relate to feelings of not belonging and feelings of being left out. But you know what? I’ve done that to others too. Yup, (gulp) guilty as charged. I remember it well—my first-grade birthday party. I invited my entire class with a personal invitation, or so… Read More What It Means to Belong

2018, dreams, Encouragement for Women

Can Your Dream Really Come True?

What if your most precious dream, the one you’ve kept locked inside your heart for years, really came true? As a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a ballerina. Actually, I didn’t even know what a ballerina was until my neighbor, Mary Louise, dressed in a dance costume and invited me over to take pictures… Read More Can Your Dream Really Come True?

2018, calling, doubt, Encouragement for Women, equip, fear

How to Fight Back When Doubt Rises Up

“You have a mass in your liver.” I gripped the phone tighter as the woman on the other end rambled on about ordering more tests. Her tone was so matter-of-fact, it was as if she was talking about what she had for lunch that afternoon. Didn’t she even consider the impact of her words or… Read More How to Fight Back When Doubt Rises Up

2018, calling, Encouragement for Women, gift, gifts, spiritual gifts

Friend, Is Your Gift Waiting in the Wings?

Our gifts were created to shine a light, but what does that mean exactly? Nine years ago, Brian and I took a trip to NYC for our 25th anniversary. Neither of us had been to a Broadway play so seeing one topped our list of things to do while visiting the Big Apple. The Phantom… Read More Friend, Is Your Gift Waiting in the Wings?

2018, Encouragement for Women

Girlfriend, Live Your Real Life: Trading in the Made-Up Life for the One God Planned for You

Hey Girlfriend, You know that fake it ’til you make it? It doesn’t work. Have you found that out, too? In leadership training, we were taught to dress for the job we wanted, not for the one we already had. That makes sense since it helps people to envision us already in that role. But… Read More Girlfriend, Live Your Real Life: Trading in the Made-Up Life for the One God Planned for You

2018, Battle Ready, Encouragement for Women

How To Be Battle Ready for the Fight of Your Life

Ever feel defeated? Like you’re fighting a constant battle? Ever feel like your hopes, dreams, and goals are always beyond your reach? Or… perhaps you’ve come so close to stepping over that finish line you can almost hear the crowds cheering, yet somehow right about now, it seems like it’s all slipping away and feelings of… Read More How To Be Battle Ready for the Fight of Your Life

2018, Encouragement for Women, guest post

5 Battle Tools to Help in Hard Moments – A Guest Post by Kelly Balarie

Hi there, Friend! Ever feel like the battles of life are coming at you from every direction? Me, too! How about some straight-up truth to encourage you in whatever you are facing today? I’m excited to share an amazing guest post by my friend, Kelly Balarie. She is a speaker, blogger, and the author of… Read More 5 Battle Tools to Help in Hard Moments – A Guest Post by Kelly Balarie

Encouragement for Women

It’s Battle Ready Launch Day Birthday!

Hi Friend! I love to share about books that inspire me and today is release day for a book that has literally been rocking my world! I would love to invite you to train your mind to conquer challenges, defeat doubt, and live victoriously! Kelly Balarie’s new book Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges,… Read More It’s Battle Ready Launch Day Birthday!

2018, Affirmation, Encouragement for Women, gift, Smile

Why Our Smiles Are Never Wasted

It’s amazing how one woman could make such an impact, and all I could do was smile. On a trip to St. Augustine for our anniversary, Brian and I strolled the streets of the ancient city enjoying the sights and sounds of a warm, summer afternoon. Although we’ve visited many times before, the allure of history… Read More Why Our Smiles Are Never Wasted