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• Do you feel your life was meant for more?
• Do you want to get unstuck, move forward, and become a confident, joyful person?
• Are you doing your best but still don’t have the abundance you know you could have?
• Are you motivated to move onward and upward in life, while keeping God at the center?
“…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
• Partner with you to mine the treasure in your life!
•Help you resolve the things that are draining you of joy and confidence.
• Partner with you to discover, dream and do the life you were born to live.
• Help you maximize the opportunities hidden in adversity.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 ESV
Michael and I were married in 1977 and have had over 40 years of experience in ministry. I’ve walked with lots of people through their ups and downs in life and had plenty of my own!
After a 2 year bout of debilitating illness, I found myself disoriented, struggling to find my purpose and the direction I needed to ‘do life’ successfully again. So I turned to a life coach for help.
Are you ready to go deep to mine the treasure in your life? Let’s get started!
“The purpose in man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.”
Proverbs 20:5 ESV
I’d love to help you Discover that treasure,
Dream of how to use it, then
Do that dream!
Review for Recreate Your Masterpiece VIP Coaching Experience:
“I took pictures of every painting, sculpture and exhibit that captured my attention…my affections while perusing through the art museum. At the end of my time I took a picture of the reflection pool outside the entrance. I sat there a bit and reread my journal entries that matched the art I was viewing. Oh, so many different threads of meaning and purposes of my life were woven into a cohesive narrative in the tapestry of my soul through these experiences. I am so grateful for the fluidity of the time. Terri’s coaching at the art museum and our conversations truly gave a prepared space for me to do interactive journaling with the LORD and a place to verbally process. Three months later, I am still drawing from that rich prepared space!”
These past 2 weeks I've been visiting my Mom and family at my childhood home farm in Ohio. My brother Dan has been making hay this whole time because the weather has been sunny and hot every day, perfect weather for this!
As it turns out, 4 of my 5 children and 7 of my grandchildren made it to the farm also, a rare treat for all of us! In this picture my oldest grandson Jonah is on the hay wagon experiencing hay-making for the first time. He loved it even though it was hot and he got sweaty and dirty.
Why? Because he seized an opportunity that presented itself that caused him to grow up in a new way. It also served my brother and helped him to preserve the hay for his sheep and cattle who will need it during the winter months.
"Make hay while the sun is shining" is a phrase I've heard about for years. I have a very clear picture of what that means because of the farm life I've had the privilege of growing up with.
How does it apply to your life?
Everything that happens, good times or bad, provides you with an opportunity of some kind.
If you are working from home, quarantined, it may be a time for you to grow closer to your family members. If you are single, it may be a time to get to know your neighbors better and develop new relationships. If you lost your job, it may be a time to find something more suitable to you anyway.
What opportunities are your current circumstances offering you? How might you 'make hay while the sun is shining'?
Pandemics give rise to new discoveries in science to provide a cure. Quarantine can give you time to create something you've always wanted to create - Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the bubonic plague!
You are resourceful! Let this time in your life be an inspiration for life-changes that benefit you and others around you.
Make hay while the sun is shining!
p.s. I'd love to walk with you if you are contemplating making some life-changes. Click the link above to check out my coaching options.
I had the privilege of doing this podcast recently with Sisters of the Crown, a very special ministry for women. They call women up to live in their rightful dignity as daughters of the King of Kings.
This podcast is about a story of a very hard season in my own life when I went deeper in friendship with God than ever. The hardship was something God used to help me become 'best of friends' with Him.
Here is the link for it - I hope it speaks to your heart and encourages you today:
Be blessed today!
This year has been one for the history books! We've been living through a pandemic, living in quarantine - now coming out in stages, seeing a terrible tragedy in Minnesota and resulting racial unrest, political dissension, the list goes on!
One thing I know about us human beings is that we often struggle with such disruption and change.
When life and routines are disrupted there's an opportunity for making changes for the better - but we need help to get there so we don't have to go it alone.
When I went through a time of personal upheaval that left me wondering which end was up, I got a coach who helped me make the changes I really wanted to make. It was SO amazing that I became a coach to help others in the same ways.
Here are 5 Game-Changing Gifts a Coach Can Give You:
Gift #1 – Discovery
Gaining greater clarity on:
*Your true identity *Your life purpose
Gift #2 – Dreaming
Creating space to think creatively
*Envision possibilities *Create a vision for your life
Gift #3 – Doing
Taking action on your discoveries and dreams
*Make your plan *Work your plan
Gift #4 – Defying the Odds
Choosing to be unsinkable
*Turning obstacles into opportunities *Overcoming limiting beliefs
Gift #5 – Destination...
Pursuing your divine destiny with determination
*Setting your internal compass to ‘true north’
*Living your life with intentionality
I'm ready to walk with you into the future. Click the button below to contact me for a free call to talk about what you're experiencing and see if I might serve you in some way. I offer both group coaching and personal coaching. While you're there, sign up for my blog!
I hope to hear from you soon!
Today I'm sharing a post my husband wrote on the Life Model Works blog. I felt it was relevant for the times we find ourselves in now.
"My wife and I were reading through Judges this morning about the story of Gideon. I think we sometimes over-glorify certain Bible characters because God used them to accomplish some amazing things in their day to bless God’s people. Despite God visiting and empowering Gideon to defeat the Midianites who were occupying Israel at the time, in fact, Gideon was a very fearful person and soon after his victory, he used the booty to make a golden image that became an idolatrous stumbling block to the nation. How different was Gideon’s life situation from ours!
How does the battle Gideon faced as an ancient Israelite apply to our lives as followers of Jesus in the 21st century? For Jesus, Paul and the other apostles, warfare was clearly not about waging literal war against other people. They were peacemakers, healers and ministers of reconciliation. They pulled back the curtain behind the visible world in which we live. Their lives and ministries exposed and dealt with the dark forces that are generally “pulling the strings” that create human strife, deceit, violence, idolatry, war, crime, abuse of authority, illness, relational breakdowns, and many more subtle evils in our world. Paul indicates that the same is true for us in Ephesians. We are called to be this kind of warrior.
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17
I am all in favor of engaging in some of the more obvious activities that relate to our wrestling match with evil forces … focused prayer and fasting, speaking to power, delivering people from evil spirits, being practically engaged in our culture at large. However, I also think it is important to point out some of the softer counter-intuitive ways that we actually engage in our wrestling match with evil powers. We need to broaden our understanding of the battlefield and realize that some of our weapons are quite subtle in nature.
Here are a few that I think of:
I view these kinds of responses to living in an interactive relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as mighty and devastating weapons against the principalities of darkness. They may not seem very heroic, but they are! You and I can become these kinds of “spiritual warriors” in our spheres of influence.
If you wish to take a deeper dive into learning more about finding peace, living in rest and spreading the joy of Jesus during a crisis using methods grounded in scripture and cutting-edge neuroscience, consider getting the resource Passing the Peace. You will learn in detail three easy to remember steps to finding peace and get a greater understanding of how to help prevent compassion fatigue, care for secondary post-traumatic stress and other emotional injuries to people facing crisis."
My thoughts and prayers are with you all -