Focus Word For The Year 2020: Surrender

For some reason, I thought I had shared this post, but never did! Oh well, better late than never! Do you choose a focus word for the new year? After praying about it, the Lord gave me “surrender” as my focus word for this year. It seemed odd at first, but after digger deeper, it…

The Hope In Joseph’s Story

The Hope In Joseph’s Story: “Things may look bleak in human terms, but can end up being totally different when our God comes into the picture.” This time of year, we read a lot of devotions about Mary and the beautiful humility she exhibited in response to the Lord. I won’t deny that I still…

On Leaving Things Unfinished…

One of the best lessons my business coach Jill Coleman taught me was to look for opportunities to learn / share insights as you come across them in your day-to-day life. This is one such pearl of wisdom—pun intended. I found this barely begun-to-form pearl in my birthday dinner oyster. Tiny though it is, it’s…

Five Tips For Managing Holiday Stress {FTT23}

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are upon us! Is it just me, or does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with this time of year? It seems like we blaze through each event focusing only on the next event to come. We waste Thanksgiving thinking about Black Friday and cyber Monday. Then we get caught…

Habit Hack: “White Boarding” Your Ideas

Habit Hack: “White Boarding” Your Ideas I do keep a journal with me at all times to record ideas as I have / come across them, but that’s only the starting point. One of the best things you can do when planning and attacking ideas is to ‘flesh out’ your thoughts in a way that…

#75Hard Day 73: The Importance Of Trying New Things {Vlog}

View this post on Instagram ▶️ As kids, we are constantly exposed to new ideas and information. Everything is brand new. There is excitement and joy living every day in the moment of constant engagement with all of these new things. ▶️ As adults, we eventually lose the excitement of life on a day to…

Habit Hack: The “Back Pocket Plan”

  The “Back Pocket Plan” We all know that we need to have healthy habits in place & a consistent routine in order to keep us on track with our goals. I think it’s just as important to have what I call a “back pocket plan“ for different scenarios in times when we’re not able…

Habit Hack: “Act Now!”

“Act Now” We cannot rely on motivation. If we do, we become subject to hesitation. Whether it is overcoming your fears, defeating procrastination, or just getting the workout done when you don’t feel like it, the best way to approach things is usually to “act now.” I find immediate action to be a simple principle…

#75Hard Day 48: What To Do When You Feel Stuck {Vlog}

View this post on Instagram ▶️ Regardless of the area—nutrition, spiritual growth, finances, career, goals, relationships, etc., we all feel stuck from time to time and like we aren’t making progress. ▶️ What should you do when you just feel stagnant? ▶️ First, go to the Lord and make sure you are in the place…

Five Tips For Making More Creative Space {FTT18}

  If you want to be more effective, you must understand the importance of introspection and creative time and then put it into practice. Whether it’s chasing big goals and dreams, honing in on how to make the most of your talents and skills, refining an artistic endeavor, etc., you need to give these things…

#75Hard Day 33: The Power of Now {Vlog}

View this post on Instagram ▶️ When we decide we are going to implement a change, we often start by gathering information and developing a plan. ▶️ While it can be beneficial to have a good plan, it often results in delaying to a start date that is “a better time.” ▶️ We also imagine…

Where Your Purpose Is Found

I was listening to a sermon the other day when the pastor mentioned the story of Jesus in the boat with Peter (found in Luke 5:1-11). To get you up to speed, the gist is that Peter (a fisherman by trade) had fished all night and not caught anything. When Jesus asked him to let…