Is it Hard for You to Rest?

Dear friends, Many of you know the Biblical story of creation in Genesis. In the midst of all the doing, God demonstrates a very fundamental concept: BEING. He rested, and just WAS on the 7th day. It can be hard to “just BE”. If you try to take a time of rest, your mind can start racing, you can start fidgeting because of your normal “go and do” orientation, or just a general discomfort with being still.   The best way I’ve found to enter into rest is a prayerful practice called Interactive Gratitude.  Step 1 – take a few deep

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Even though…Yet I will!

Dear friends, I’ve been thinking today about you all today as we face this nationwide, worldwide crisis with the coronavirus. This verse of Scripture has been coming to me, one where people from another era would have been experiencing some unusually difficult circumstances. Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God

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Love Your Enemies

Dear friends, The passage of Scripture below is a challenging one. It’s something that doesn’t come naturally to us, something only God can help us do. 27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  Luke 6:27-28 NIV What comes more naturally to us is “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”, would you agree? Perhaps you are a person who very naturally loves your enemies – you are amazing if that’s you! Personally, I need help with

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Million $ Lessons from $10 Mistakes

Dear friends, My husband Michael and I had the privilege of raising 5 wonderful children, now all grown, married and all but the youngest of them raising their own children. We feel so proud and blessed by them and our 12 grandchildren. There is a particular prayer we prayed from the time they were little. I think God inspired it and we watched Him answer it time and time again. We still pray it over them and our grandchildren. So here it is: Lord, we pray that you will teach our children million dollar lessons from ten dollar mistakes. If

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Relationships: The Real Currency of Life

Dear Friends, This month I’m pondering the importance of relationships. I truly do believe that they are the real currency of life, more than money, power, fame or anything else. The photo above is my and my husband Michael on our first trip to Seattle in front of the original Starbucks. I’m with my favorite man in front of one of my favorite coffee shops, it was a most happy day! What you may not see in this picture though is the storm we had weathered together not that long before. In 2004 I was stricken with a rare neurological

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Awaken to 2020

Dear Friends, Last week I had a privilege of speaking to a group of women in the Dallas Fort Worth area in a Zoom call. They are called The Plaid Women’s Network (www.plaidforwomen.com) and their incoming leader, Michele Gooch was the one that invited me and interviewed me. If you’d like to check it out here’s the link to the video recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/-dNPH7HX3UFLQc_SwkHgHel9Orb0eaa8hihI_PdYn0laR4nUf8Trl1Pa5aIgu4PV In this interview, I shared that as I did my Vision Board and Goal Setting for the year, I had an awakening. Here it is: Where I am now and where I want to go requires me

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Settle out of court

Dear friends, As the new year begins, everyone is ‘cleaning house’ in a variety of ways. Some are organizing their household and purging clutter. Some are chucking all the junk food, eating leaner and healthier. Others are taking stock of their lives and making changes to up their game. One that I’ve been thinking of lately has to do with forgiveness. That’s a kind of clutter in our souls that weighs us down in many different ways, some we may not be aware of. Consider this verse: “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do

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A true act of goodwill always sparks another.

Dear friends, On this, the first day of the new year 2020, my thoughts are focusing on the impact of our acts of goodwill. Before Christmas we spent a weekend with our youngest son Steve and his wife Rachel in Fayetteville, AR. One night we watched an animated Christmas movie called Klaus. The story was about a town of people who held years of grudges, were polarized by what they were against and energized by what they disliked about each other. The truth is, we never win by trying to destroy who or what we’re against, we win by nurturing

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Are you ready for 2020?

Dear friends, The new year is just around the corner. Are you ready for 2020? When you’re honest, do you feel your life was meant for more? You are in the driver’s seat of your own life. Do you have your GPS set for a better destination in the coming year? As a coach I love to help people discover and do the life they were born to live with God at the center of it all. This month and next I’m offering some coaching specials that might help you make the investment in your own life you’ve been needing.

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Merry Christmas from my house to yours!

Dear friends, I just wanted to be sure to wish you a Merry Christmas this year! Whatever the pace of your holiday season this year, I pray for GRACE. Whatever season of life you find yourself in, I pray you’ll fully ENJOY IT. Whatever 2020 holds for you, I pray you DISCOVER it and DO it will all your hear, soul, mind and strength! Most of all, I pray that JESUS will become closer to you than ever and the two of you will be as one! Much love, Terri

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