Category Archives: Moving Forward

Journal Prompt – Week 11

Have you been working through the weekly journal prompts? It is not too late to start. You can jump in any time. If you missed a prompt, no problem. Skip that week or go back. It’s up to you. And remember,

This is just a prompt to lead you to personal reflection. If this prompt isn’t what you want to focus on, then journal whatever God has brought to your mind.

This week’s journal prompt is:

51 Days to 60

I don’t know where the time went, but in 51 days I will be 60 years old! Me and Barbie – almost twins 🙂

Looking back over my life I see a collage of events: some happy, some sad, some lonely, some exciting. All those events have led me to the person I am today.

There are times I want to linger on the mistakes of life and have a pity party. I have learned to step past that moment. Every decision I made was made with the information I had at the time. They say ‘hindsight is 20/20’ and that is true. I can look back and say what I shoulda, coulda, woulda done. That is a terrible thing to do to myself. I have details now I didn’t have then. And if I had them, I was in a different place of processing that information.

Shoulda, coulda, and woulda (and their variants) are not allowed in my vocabulary. I did such and such, now let the consequences and celebrations happen as I prepare to take the next step.

I live in the now. The past is gone. It helped to mold me, but it cannot hold me. Today is another day. And soon I will celebrate another year. It took a long time to accept ‘me’ but now I do – most of the time. God accepts me as I am, even knowing all the details I never shared with anyone. His grace has led me to this day, and will lead me through the upcoming days.

I am blessed by God – and no shoulda, coulda, woulda can change that.

Today I celebrate me. What are you celebrating today?

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 replace them with God’s truth.

Are you ready to take the first steps?

Journal Prompt – Week 10

This week’s journal prompt has us writing a letter to our past self? What will you say? Dear Past Self,

FREE Webinar

Join me March 4 at 7:30p Central Time for a free webinar looking at “Defeating the Lies of Negative Self-Talk”

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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 self-talk, replacing them with the truth. I started to look at myself the way God sees me.

It wasn’t necessarily fun. It truly wasn’t easy. But it certainly was worth it.

Join me for a FREE Webinar titled “Defeating the Lies of Negative Self-Talk”.  Yes, you CAN gain control of negative self-talk and face down the lies.

In this 45 minutes presentation, I will guide you through (1) seeing with a new perspective to recognize the negative self-talk (2) finding unknown possibilities as you consider the talk as lies then you will (3) personalize and image speaking truth to the lies so that you can proceed and change the self-talk.

Don’t listen to that negative voice telling you that you cannot change, sign up today

You will walk away with tools to get you started. If you choose, you may accept an offer to follow up in a way you can dig deeper with these and Defeat the Lies of Self-Talk.

Join me on March 4th, and take your first steps to March Forth into Truthful Self-Talk. Sign up at via Eventbrite – the link to this online event will be sent to you via email.

Journal Prompt – Week 7

What would you do differently if you could do one thing over?

Journal Idea – Week 6

Let’s dream a bit with this week’s Journal prompt.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Why did you choose that place?

What will you do while you are there?

Journal Idea – Week 5

When I get bogged down by the difficulties of time I tend to isolate myself.

To pull back, I have to remind myself “I am not alone”. It’s those times my weakness abound. That’s all I can think of.

My husband steps in and reminds me of my strengths. One after another he states the different strengths he sees in me; the ones I am hiding from.

Slowly I walk out of that isolation and into the strengths. Life’s difficulties can be tamed when I am strong. His support strengthens me.

Who is your biggest supporter? How do they support you?

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 enjoying my tea I was just thinking that I asked all of you to start doing some journaling and to join me on this journey of journaling For the last few weeks I have given you a prompt – just something to think about when you sit down to write.

Whether you use that prompt or go on to something else is irrelevant. What’s important is that you are starting to just look within yourself. Start to write and don’t worry about grammar, don’t worry about punctuation, don’t even worry about the flow. Just write.

How are you doing?

As my husband and I were talking about this earlier I was reminded that it was journaling that led me to writing and publishing on Amazon two books.

The first one is “The Proverbs 31 Woman: God’s Work in Progress” and the other one titled “Stitched in Christ” 

Both of these books came from journal entries that I made. I enjoy knitting and crochet.  It was during some difficult times I was playing with my yarn that got me started.  I pulled out some yarn, all knotted tangled up. A part of my journal entry that day was how this knotted yarn reflected how I felt right then.

Fast forward a few years.  I’m looking back over my journal entries and all of a sudden it hit me. There was a theme. Several of these I then edited and put out there for others to read. From here I created the “Knit and Crochet Bible Study”. These books then came from those writings which then I posted on Amazon in book form.

I just want to share with you that you know there is so much within you that you don’t even know where all of this is leading you to.

Take the time to journal. Look deep within yourself. This is between you and God;  between you and yourself. Nobody else has to see these – unless one day down the road you get this bright idea to publish your thoughts into books and put them on Amazon.

If you’re interested in the books, go to Amazon and look them up.

Even if you don’t keep journaling, go ahead and make some comments.  I’d love to hear how journaling is working for you. Until next time, enjoy your cup of tea and stay warm.