Arise shine, for your light has come!

Dear friends,  This verse is calling to you – can you hear it?  Wherever season you are in, whatever your level of maturity, you don’t have to be perfect to allow the light within you to shine. Jesus said he didn’t want us to hide our light under a bushel, he wanted us to let it shine.  You have been created by God Himself. He didn’t make junk. He created you in His likeness. And Christ in you is the hope of glory! He has re-made you, removed your sin nature and enabled you to shine in a way that

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Fully Alive Coaching Black Friday Specials

When you are honest with yourself, do you feel your life was meant for more? Have you spent the time you really need to get clarity on your life calling? Have you been hit with adversity, feeling confused and discouraged, wondering where God is in all of this? I’d love to walk with you on a path of discovering or rediscovering the life you were born to live. Click here to see the specials: https://fullyalive5.com/black-friday-specials/

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Give Thanks and Eat Pie!

Dear friends,  Wherever you are this Thanksgiving, whoever you are with, I pray that you will take this opportunity to give thanks for your blessings, and to eat pie!  My mother in law had the most incredible recipe for pumpkin pie that became my go-to for Thanksgivings in our family ever after. She imparted and passed down much more than her recipes! She was a mature woman of character and kindness – full of love and joy. She died young from cancer but her loving caring ways were passed on to her son, Michael, whom I was fortunate enough to

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Is it time to begin?

Dear friends, Sometimes you sense the winds of change are blowing. You’re outgrowing something, or bored with something, or a season has changed but you don’t know what’s next. You just know it’s coming. The truth is that we can always count on the fact that things will change! We may not have chosen these changes, but there’s one thing we do have a choice about. Progress! As I was journaling one day this phrase came to me, Change is inevitable, progress is optional. You choose! Even the hard things that happen in our lives can be an opportunity for

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Do you want the Prince, or just the Principles?

Dear friends, The words in the headline above came out of my mouth at our home group last night. Everyone encouraged me to write about it so I am! We were reading the book of Acts chapter 28. It was so very evident that the religious people of the day were just not able to understand what Jesus was all about because they were so steeped in their traditions and the principles they lived by. Jesus is all about relationship not religion! What’s the difference you may say? Religion is about getting a set of rules and principles you live

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Knowledge expands, Wisdom simplifies

Dear friends, I’ve been thinking a lot about wisdom lately. Knowledge has increased exponentially in our world and will continue to do so in the days ahead. Is all this knowledge really making us wiser? One day as I was doing some prayer journaling, this phrase came to me: “Knowledge expands, wisdom simplifies.” Think about the saying, “It all boils down to ____.” In my mind, knowledge doesn’t boil things down to the most essential truths. Wisdom does. Would you agree that there’s an overload of knowledge but a shortage of wisdom? Consider this verse of Scripture: “Wisdom is the

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Joy is contagious!

Dear friends, How can you look at a face like this and not feel a fountain of joy well up inside? This little guy is my grandson Truman, a photo taken a few years ago. He is such a joy! The fact that I have a relationship with him is a source of great joy. When I think about happiness, I think it relates to ‘what’s happening’. Joy on the other hand comes from relationship, with God and other people. Consider this verse: “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your

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We have a story

Dear friends, This spring I made a new friend named Judy Herman, she is a kindred spirit! We are both new authors and we connected through Morgan James Publishing. She is a therapist and I’m a coach. Both of us desire most to honor God with our lives. We soon discovered we had the same theme pumping in our hearts. It has to do with the DANCE of Relationships! My book is about the dance of relationship with Jesus that effects everything in your life. Her book is learning how to dance in the messy relationships with the people you

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…WITH…

Dear friends, Where you stand today, would you say you are climbing a tall, tall mountain that seems like it’s just too tall to climb? Maybe you’re already on that mountain top and are feeling fantastic! Or perhaps you’re in a deep valley that seems so low you’ll never get out of it? Life has its’ share of heights and depths, highs and lows, ups and downs. What would you say makes it all worthwhile? And what makes it all bearable when it’s not easy? I think these words sum it up: sharing it all with FAMILY and FRIENDS! This

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Giving and receiving

Dear friends – Today I’m thinking about the blessings of giving and receiving. In the verse above, from Acts 20:35, Jesus makes it clear that there’s a greater blessing for those who are givers. To me that means that I make giving my way of life. Is that what you think it means? On the other hand, there’s also a blessing in receiving, in allowing others to give you what they have to offer. Sometimes people have a harder time receiving when they have made giving their way of life. But I really think it’s important to be able to

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