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…

Five Tips For Paying Off Debt {FTT24}

If you are struggling with debt and have not already watched this vlog surrounding this subject, I think you would find it helpful. I talk about how I set up a plan that paid off six figures of debt in roughly 7-8 years. It’s a terrible feeling to be limited by your debt. Even if…

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…

Five Tips For Cultivating Relationships—Even When You’re Busy {FTT21}

“Hey! How are you?” “Good! Just busy!” I think that pretty much sums up every conversation I’ve had with everyone in the last five years. I mean it’s funny, but it’s so sad. did you know that people with strong social networks live longer, make more money, have better health, and report more overall well-being…

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…

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…

Five Tips For Overcoming A Limiting Mindset {FTT16}

  In order to accomplish any goal or dream, you must believe that you are truly capable of doing what is required to get there. It can involve change and growth which you might not think you can sustain, but I’m here to tell you that you can! Most of the time this process boils…

#75Hard Day 22: 🔐 Show Up, Give Extra, & Surprise Yourself {Vlog}

View this post on Instagram ▶️ I mentioned in a previous video that the best way to consistently practice healthy habits and maintain growth is to be able to achieve a system of self-accountability. ▶️ A level one approach requires external motivation; the carrot and stick mentality where we use rewards and punishments as means…

Five Tips For Creating A Highly Effective Day {FTT15}

The Bible tells us to make the most of every opportunity, but what does that really look like in practice? Here are five tips for creating a highly effective day!   1️⃣ Practice a morning routine. Nothing sets your day up for success like starting off on the right foot mentally and spiritually. Spend quality…

Five Tips For Boosting Your Mood {FTT12}

We all have those days when we just feel less than our best mentally. It passes with time, but what if you want to do something about it ASAP? Here’s 5 tips! 1️⃣ Do something for others. The quickest way to experience joy is to do something that brings joy to another person. Do a…

Weekly Quotes #11 {8/18/19 – 8/24/19}

A collection of thought-provoking, encouraging, enlightening, and inspiring quotes from various sources that I have come across this past week!       I get asked often for the references to quotes I use. This series is a way for me to keep track of and share the good ideas I come across each week! Where…