Women’s Issues

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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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 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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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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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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Living within Healthy Boundaries

I did it again.  She called with a last minute cancellation asking me to please take over the project. Through gritted teeth with a forced smile I said it would be no problem. Afterward I slammed a few cabinet doors, spoke some words I wouldn’t want my daughter to hear, and then started to readjust …

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Confessions of a Recovering People Pleaser–What If

I hate to admit it, but people pleasing is an addiction. The truth is, when people call me, depend on me, seek me out to do something my ego is fed and my image is enhanced.  It provides a temporary high. And just like the temporary high from a batch of brownies or a chemical …

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