Encouragement

Defining FEAR: a Journal Prompt

Scrolling through social media, listening to news reports, many are feeling fearful. What is fear? Some define it as: * False Evidence Appearing Real * Forgetting Everything is All Right * Future Events Already Ruined What do you fear? How do you respond to fear? What effect does fear have on you? This week’s journal …

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Journal Prompt – What I Learned in Quarantine

As the country asks more and more to utilize “Social Distancing” and “Stay at Home” guidelines, many people find themselves feeling isolated. Thanks to today’s technology, we don’t have to be isolated. When I was first married, decades ago, we could not make long-distance calls. There were borders. And it cost to call across the …

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Your Self-Worth Does Not Come From the Opinions of Others

Kansas City is currently in celebration. Yesterday, the Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC Championship and are now headed to the Super Bowl, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes. I am not a big sports fan, but I will admit to climbing on the celebration wagon. But this post is not about the Kansas City Chiefs. …

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Journal Prompt for week 46

The holidays are here! For some, that statement brings on excitement and pleasant anticipation. For others, sadness, anxiety, and turmoil. What about you? What emotions doe the holidays bring forth in you? I have mixed emotions. I enjoy decorating, setting up my “Christmas Village” and hooking up the big Christmas bear in my front yard. …

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Being Alone – Journal Prompt Week 45

I like being alone. Sometimes. I like being around people. Sometimes. I get a lot of work done when I can focus without interruption. I feel successful when I complete a task. Interruptions to anything I am trying can be beneficial in allowing me time to take a break. At other times the interruption breaks …

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Continuing the Journey – Journal Prompt week 43

This week’s journal prompt asks you to think about your favorite book/movie/song.   Why do you like it? What do you feel when you read/watch/hear it?  What makes it special for you?  I love the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Every year I stop to wonder if I were never born, would there be any difference? …

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When Those Around You Tell You ‘Do Not Go’

You have spent time preparing to step into your dream. You have saved, studied, and made the necessary arrangements to move forward. Then you tell those around you, those whose opinion you respect, expecting to hear words of affirmation and congratulations, only to be told how wrong you are to pursue this. How do you …

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Journal Prompt, week 39

What do you see when you look in the mirror? I battle the voices declaring who I am when I look in the mirror. Voices of negativity, of not being good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, loved. Over time I began to look differently at that view. It was no longer my eyes, but God’s …

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Who Is Telling You ‘No’?

I had the honor of interviewing Amanda Keleher this week. Amanda is a woman of strong vision, seeing what most people miss. I met Amanda about a year and a half ago. I was immediately impressed. Despite being blind, this beautiful woman sees more than many around her. Amanda is a courage coach, partnering with …

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Journal Prompt – This Week’s Truth

Remind yourself of one (or more if you like) truth. Example: I am capable. I can and will complete that assignment.What is one truth you will remind yourself of this week? I am amazed sometimes at the things I say to myself. Things I would never say to anyone else. “You are useless.” “You will never …

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Journal Prompt Week 33

I was recently asked a question and struggled with the answer. That seemed like a perfect journal prompt. This week I wonder I challenge you to “Describe yourself in 15 words or less” I started by looking at an identity statement I made years ago. “I am a citizen of heaven (Heb 13:14), straining toward …

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Journal Prompt – week 31

Are you participating in the weekly journal prompts? I hope you are finding hope and dreams within yourself through the questions. This week I have spoken with several women this week who wanted to do something, but just couldn’t take that step. I have battled that myself lately. I asked each of them, and I …

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Journal Prompt – Week 27

Every day I ask myself the question “What is enough?” Everyone has a different answer to the same question. And every day, the answer can be very different than the day before. “Enough” seems to get lost in the chaos of life. We give more than we want to. We continue to carry a load …

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Journal Prompt – week 25

Whether you have been journaling along all year or are taking your first step in to the weekly journal prompts, congratulations. I hope you find value in taking a few moments to sit back, clear your mind, and let your thoughts flow. This week’s journal prompt asks you to write about something you are really …

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Journal Prompt – week 23

I cannot believe it is already week 23 of 2019. Have you been following along with the journal prompts? This week week we look at peace. What is it? When do you feel peace? Jesus says He is giving up His peace (see John 14:27). Peace doesn’t mean there will be no difficulties or that …

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Countdown to 60 – 6 days to go

I am creative person. I like working a number of various crafts, particularly knitting and crochet. The creativity of that craft led me to create the Knit and Crochet Bible Study and publish 2 personal devotional journals as well as 2 group versions of those books. I was intrigued when this quote came across in …

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Countdown to 60 – 13 days

Time flies as my 60th birthday gets even closer. Go to my Facebook page (lifecoachTA) and comment on any of the Countdown to 60 posts to be entered in a drawing for a copy of both of my books. Even if you do not knit or crochet, the short devotionals are still relevant. (one entry …

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“I don’t talk negatively to myself”

After I hosted the first “Defeating the Lies of Negative Self-Talk” webinar, I spoke with a woman who participated. She said “I think what you are offering is great, but I don’t talk negatively to myself”. I thanked her for participating. A week or so later we met up again. She said she couldn’t believe …

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34 days to 60

I love this quote. I can so relate.I often look at something I want and play the ‘what if’ game. “What if I fall”“What if I fail”“What if I don’t like it”“What if……..” Then a new perspective asks“What if I fly”“What if I succeed”“What if I do like it”“What if……..” Perspective makes such a difference. …

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Defeating the Lies of Negative Self-Talk

You are the person you talk to the most. How do you talk to yourself? If your negative self-talk is ruling over you, join me tonight for a free webinar “Defeating the Lies of Negative Self-Talk”. You will walk away with some tips and ideas to start to gain control over the negative words and …

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Defeating the Lies of Negative Self-Talk

What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror? When you make a mistake? Are those words self-defeating, or encouraging? I recently caught myself after I heard someone declare “I do not like to hear you talk about my friend like that”. I worked hard to look at the lies of my …

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How Journaling Led To A Published Book

I have been encouraging you to journal. Hear how my journaling led to publishing 2 books on Amazon through this youtube video   h Or….. read it here. Hi, TerryAnn here. I have my hot cup of tea, It’s rather cold with lots of snow here in the Midwest. While I am sitting back,  relaxing and …

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Note to Myself – Journaling through 2019

Do you journal? There are many articles and reports declaring the benefits of journaling. Some benefits include: Clarify thoughts and feelings Problem solving Emotional release Focus Gratitude Perspective I have dozens of notebook laying around. I pull one out and start writing. I find it becomes my way of “letting it go” as Elsa would …

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If The Tiara Fits

  Today is one of those “I need my tiara” days.  What is an “I need a tiara” kind of day? It’s one of those days when I’m overwhelmed by the multitude of things I have to do. I feel I’m being attacked from so many different sides, I cannot focus. I cannot think straight. …

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Keeping the Pieces Together

  You are so busy. You struggle to keep all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of your life together- home, church, family, kids afterschool activities, work, and the list goes on. You must plan ahead and determine what pieces of the puzzle (a.k.a your life) will get a ‘yes’ response from you and which …

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