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I’m Taking Up Space

Over the weekend I came across 2 different social media posts that immediately got my attention when I read these words,

“Ready Is A Lie”

 These words pierced my heart immediately, and tears sprang up in the corners of my eyes.  It was not until I read them that I realized, I’ve been waiting for “Ready” for a very long time! I have desperately wanted the feeling of READINESS to come and rescue me from all of my insecurities associated with showing up in spaces of discomfort. Continue reading “I’m Taking Up Space”

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Respect Small Beginnings

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”

Zechariah 4:10, NLT 

The trap is to make you think you need hundreds or thousands of people to validate what God has given you. BEFORE you trust what He told you to do.

Right now, you may be reading this message from the ditch of complacency, feeling sorry for yourself because it seems like everything you do, you end up in the same place. Meanwhile, as you look around at others, it seems like everyone else is outpacing you.

May I offer you this thought,

Could it be you’re expecting completion, where God is giving you the grace to lay the foundation for what He has shown you?

Let’s face it, the vast majority of people, myself included, are not comfortable starting something new. New beginnings come packaged with Continue reading “Respect Small Beginnings”

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Before There Was A White House

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” 

-Jeremiah 29:11

The days we are living in are the type of times where we can easily allow ourselves to be so consumed by things that we have no control over, that we neglect what we do have control over.

So tonight, I am interrupting my scheduled post to sincerely check in with you and ask each of you,

Continue reading “Before There Was A White House”

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Rainbow Blessings

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest, most dreadful moments – can see the possibility of hope.

~Maya Angelou

God is doing something beautiful; He is awakening hope.

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A new year grants us the opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a gift given to allow us to reflect, release, and refocus.

What I enjoy most about this time of year, more than the resolutions, vision boards, and words or buzz phrases of the year,  is the fresh positive energy that I sense all around. There is this collective sense, even if temporary, that,

A N Y T H I N G  | I S | P O S S I B L E!

Do you know what that energy really is? Continue reading “Rainbow Blessings”

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Counterfeit Strength


 

He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might. No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.  

-Psalm 147:10-11 

God is not asking, expecting, nor insisting that you be strong. He celebrates when you boldly choose to root your hope in Him.

We exist in a world where strength is highly celebrated, which can cause us to become stuck in a never ending cycle of striving to prove ourselves.  Continue reading “Counterfeit Strength”

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All You Have, Is All You Need

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All of your experiences, all of your pain, all of your disappointments, all of your victories, everything about you is necessary for your Purpose. There is not one thing that you have, tangible or intangible, that is unnecessary. It is the sum total of it all that God will maximize, and allow you to thrive in your Calling, Continue reading “All You Have, Is All You Need”

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Allow Courage

Mental or moral strength to persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

Merrian-Webster Dictionary

STRENGTH.

PERSERVERENCE.

BOLDNESS.

If I were asked to define courage using 1 word, I would choose one of the words listed above. I love the idea of courage, and having the privilege to witness it at work in the lives of others. Today, I had the honor of witnessing the manifestation of many seeds of courage on display at a ribbon cutting ceremony and Grand Opening of a business. I left the event excited about the future, and proud of the business owner, who had undoubtedly pressed past, and jumped over many obstacles to realize her dream.

There was something special about seeing the tangible fruit of courage. I was inspired, and I started to think about what courage really is, versus the misconceptions of it. Continue reading “Allow Courage”