Some people think social media is the devil. Not me!
I’ll admit it is easy to get caught up in #1) Too many hours online #2) Comparisons #3) nasty talk and cyber bullying….(dot,dot,dot!)
But for me, it has been such a joy and pleasure to meet so many amazing God change women online. To share our daily journey and to feel like they could walk right in my front door, drop their shoes and sit on my couch with their feet curled up under them—hot cup of tea in hand. I feel like so many of you are heartfelt friends!
Cindy Bultema is one of those friends.
We “met” via periscope! We have connected every single possible way since then. I am praying that THIS is the year we have tea together!!
Cindy’s latest book Live Full, Walk Free, is my life mantra! It is what I have been embracing and sharing for over 30 years! Still, with all I have learned and lived, Cindy’s book took me to a whole new level. I think you will agree. Enjoy a personal word from Cindy to us below. Let’s pretend we are ALL curled up on my couch having tea! Shall we?!! 🙂
Here’s Cindy with a sneak peek at Chapter 5 of Live Full Walk Free:
You Are Not the Only One
I was talking with my friend Jamie recently after she’d had a long, disappointing Monday.
Everywhere she turned she was pelted with lies, frustration, and discouragement.
Jamie was lamenting that at the end of her long day, in the midst of trying to bake cookies for a sick friend—and burning half of them—she caved in and inhaled a huge handful of half-burned cookies.
Easy comfort, right? Except every woman knows what happened next: After eating those cookies, Jamie carried guilt and shame on top of everything else that had gone wrong in her life on that horrible, rotten, no good day.
I have so been there. My guess is: you have too.
One more cookie story, because in this life we will have cookie temptations.
Once, when my kids were ages one, two, three and ten, I came up with the brilliant idea to invite all the 4th grade moms from my son’s school over for coffee, conversation, and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but my plan to win friends and influence people through chocolate quickly went bust. In the midst of trying to keep my kiddos busy, roll store-bought dough onto cookie sheets, and frantically hide all our clutter – I gave in and ate (more like “sucked down”) four ooey, gooey warm and chewy cookies.
Later that week, when I sunk down into my therapist’s couch, I cried and told her that I was disgusted with myself. I was filled with self-loathing, and shame. Why? Because of the cookies. I told her that I had been striving to pretend I had it all together – when the reality was I was hanging on by a thread (a thin thread, at that).
And then, longing for connection and acceptance from these other moms, I had tried to numb my feelings with homemade cookies. And afterward, what did I do? I let the enemy flood me with lies and guilt and shame.
My therapist listened and nodded. “Cindy, do you think you are the only woman who has eaten some of her homemade cookies?”
“But I ate four cookies. Not one, not two, but four.” I said loudly, as if she spoke a foreign language and couldn’t understand the meaning of the number four.
“Cindy, do you think you are the only woman who has eaten FOUR of her homemade cookies?” my therapist replied.
“Um, yeah, probably not”.
So recently, when I listened to my friend Jamie describe her discouragement and self-loathing over eating her chocolate chip cookies, I recycled my therapist’s question.
“Jamie, do you think you are the only woman who has eaten some of her homemade cookies? Because, friend, you are not the only one.”
The words I gave Jamie are the words I want to give to you: You are not the only one.
And, sweet friend, you are not meant to live under harsh judgment, condemnation, and self-loathing.
Thankfully God’s Word speaks realistically to you, to me, and to cookie lovers everywhere about how to live full, free lives—even in the midst of our most disappointing and discouraging of days.
We can start by choosing to extend the same grace we would share with a girlfriend to ourselves.
We would never say to a friend who indulged on fresh-baked cookies, “You stink. You have no self-control, everyone thinks you are fat, and no one likes you anyway.”
You would never say that, right?
So why do we let the enemy put such horrible, garbage thoughts in our head?!
Let’s choose grace over guilt.
Let’s choose freedom over frustration.
Let’s choose kindness over constant criticism and comparisons.
Let’s choose life…life to the full, more than enough, super abundance, full, free life! (John 10:10)
May the God who made you, knows you, loves you, and desires to fill your days with satisfying, life-giving moments remind you afresh that you are accepted, loved and enough—cookie crumbs and all!
See what I mean friend?!!
Cindy’s latest Bible study, Live Full Walk Free: Set Apart in a Sin-Soaked World was released in December 2016 as part of the Inscribed Series at Thomas Nelson. Visit Cindy’s blog to watch the study trailer and download FREE resources: http://www.cindybultema.com/live-full-walk-free/
With nearly 20 years of ministry experience, Cindy is a popular women’s speaker, author, and Bible teacher. But don’t let her cheerful smile fool you—Cindy has endured single parenting, overcome bondage to addiction, and survived tragic loss. Cindy lives in Michigan with her husband and their four kids. Most days you can find Cindy walking her beagle Rocky, attending one of her boys’ hockey games, or serving hot lunch at her kids’ school.
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Greetings Favored One (OK, that is NOT original 🙂
It’s the weekend sister! I can just bet some Christmas programs are on your calendar already. Is your tree sparkling? Have you purchased or at least THOUGHT ABOUT purchasing a gift or two?You may be like a few friends of mine who have their shopping done in July. Not me. My list is shorter this year as we are keeping Christmas simple and UNSTUCK! I have a few gifts in the closet, but most of my list is still in my purse.
Keeping a quiet heart is critical for me. These morning readings and devotions are blessing my heart and helping me keep things in perspective. I hope they are for you as well.
If you have an extra minute LOL–SHARE A PICTURE of your decorations or Christmas weather ON FACEBOOK!
I want to see some SNOW!! The only white I will see this weekend might be a sandy beach! (This is not a complaint but simply a statement of fact!)
Hugs and Blessings,
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; His kingdom will never end.”
Luke 1:32-33 (NIV)
Today’s verse truly sets the tone for our Christmas celebration and remains THE “Reason for the Season” as it’s said. We have re-read and re-visited some familiar verses of the Bible over the past 8 days. Likely nothing “new” to any of us but the thing that matters is that WE have chosen to stretch ourselves, to reach higher and dig deeper for a different kind of personal Christmas this year. I pray that you, like me, have found some fresh manna in God’s word already. I have re-THUNK my thinking and remembered why I love this story and this season so very much.
The Angel Gabriel has our full attention at this point. I for one have soaked up the greeting “highly favored” and “do not be afraid.” Today as Gabriel continues his encounter with sweet Mary, his focus shifts from her state of mind and need for comfort to something, actually someone, far more important to the future of the world. I don’t know about you, but I have OFTEN had to have that “come to Jesus meeting” myself.
Gabriel shifts from “you will” to “He will” in less time than it takes to say “Merry Christmas!”
Gabriel makes a declaration that not only rocks Mary’s world, but rocks the ENTIRE world.
“He will be great. He will be a King. He will rule FOREVER!”
Say it out loud-MAY GAAS. GREAT!
If you have time for some extra reading, here is what I found in my research:
1. He will be great.
2. He will be called the Son of the Most High (cf. v. 76). The Septuagint often used the term “Most High” (hypsistou) to translate the Hebrew ‘elyôn (cf. v. 76). Mary could not have missed the significance of that terminology. The fact that her Baby was to be called the “Son of the Most High” pointed to His equality with Yahweh. In Semitic thought, a son was a “carbon copy” of his father, and the phrase “son of” was often used to refer to one who possessed his “father’s” qualities (e.g., the Heb. trans. “son of wickedness” in Ps. 89:22 [kjv] means a wicked person).
3. He will be given the throne of His father David. Jesus, as David’s descendant, will sit on David’s throne when He reigns in the Millennium (2 Sam. 7:16; Ps. 89:3-4, 28-29).
4. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever. Jesus’ reign over the nation Israel as her King will begin in the Millennium and continue on into the eternal state.
5. His kingdom will never end. These promises must have immediately reminded Mary of the promise of Yahweh to David (2 Sam. 7:13-16). David understood the prophecy as referring not only to his immediate son (Solomon) who would build the temple, but also to the future Son who would rule forever. David stated that Yahweh had spoken of the distant future (2 Sam. 7:19). Mary would have understood that the angel was speaking to her of the Messiah who had been promised for so long.
Let’s remember today friend that Jesus is GREAT!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for taking the time to comfort me as needed but also to shift my focus from my own fears and doubts to who YOU are what you promise. Father remind me often as this day and upcoming weekend goes forward that you are GREAT!!
Unstuck Family Time!
Rock Christmas with Rock Art! A GREAT, super easy decorating DIY, a blast for kids and an overall relaxing craft idea.
Grab a few rocks from your garden and spray paint them. Then draw or stencil Christmas scenes in whatever variation suits your fancy. Once they’re dry, display them in a small jar or dish.
How can you help someone feel less afraid AND “highly favored.” How can you ROCK someone’s world?
I have another revolutionary thought.: “Opposite Day.”
Let me explain…
Here’s your “come to Jesus” moment: what habits or interactions or people cause you to inwardly cringe at your own bad behavior?
Do you roll your eyes when a parent/sister/uncle calls for the 10th time in a day? Do you tend to leave dirty dishes in the sink? Do you leave the cart in the grocery store parking lot instead of walking it to the “return cart” zone? Do you lose your temper with a certain someone very easily? Do you yell at other drivers on the road?
Today is Opposite Day!!! Mull over one or two of those sketchy habits and declare that your reaction will be the exact OPPOSITE of your typical response.
I declare that today I will grab that phone with delight when my parent/sister/uncle calls me for the 10th time!
I declare, I will wash and stack every dirty dish I use. No dishes will be left in the sink for anyone else to clean up!
I declare, I will walk my little fanny right over to the cart return. I will NOT leave it next to my car where other’s may have a hard time parking!
I declare, I will exercise patience and compassion when I talk to __________________!
I declare, I will shout a joyful prayer at the driver who cuts me off on the highway instead of yell with disdain. After all, he/she may not have seen me.
Here’s to Opposite Day! Let me know how it goes:-)
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Which will you choose—Holiday Haggard or Holiday Heaven?
I am very excited to be offering this free gift for the second year in a row. I am certain it will become a tradition for me and I hope for you.
It is FREE.
It is a GIFT and it is FUN!
I wrote this 30 Day Christmas Devotional last year. As exciting as it was it was HARD WORK!! I worked on it all through the holidays to be sure I fulfilled my promise to you. This year–I get to enjoy right along WITH YOU as we seek together “A Quiet Time; A Reflective Response: An International Journey to the Manger”.
This is how it works:
1–Go to my website SHOP and click on the 30 Days graphic like you see above.
2–See if there is anything else in my SHOP you want and add it to your cart. (There are several FREE things!)(My book Life Unstuck would make an AWESOME gift for a friend! I’m just sayin’)
3–Go to the CHECKOUT. Unless you have added something with a cost, your total will be ZERO.
4–Check out and your email address will come to me to go on the 30 Day list.
5–On Thanksgiving Day, and every day until Christmas Day, you will receive and email from me that looks like this:
An Unstuck Heart: a short daily devotion based upon the Christmas story found in Luke.
An Unstuck Home: A fun activity to add a little bit more of the Spirit of Christmas to your home and family.
An Unstuck Harvest: Something simple you can do THAT DAY to spread some Christmas love to the world around you.
Fun–Simple and best of all FREE, to you from me!
Lastly–I will be checking in (close to, nearly, sometimes) Daily on Facebook Live from my Author page RIGHT HERE (Will you remember to “LIKE” my page while you are there and PLEASE share it with you friends? I would be ever so grateful.) (Also, you can indicate on the Facebook LIVE that you want to be notified when I check in) please say hello in the comments and you just might win one of my WEEKLY prizes for those who join in!
That is exactly what I plan to do too!
PS–Remember to Check Facebook for the WEEKLY Giveaways!
Good morning my Jesus. I am bursting with joy and excitement.
You are full of surprises Lord.
Today, I start a Summer adventure with 625 women from all over the world as we PAUSE together for a few minutes each day to PONDER your word, post a little word of encouragement for a sweet stranger and offer a word of PRAISE for who you are in our lives RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW POUR your blessing on this will you Lord?
We want it all!!
Ladies, if would like to join us please look for the Facebook Group–A Summer Pause and ask to be invited in!
I just shared a few days ago about WAKING UP with “not enough” on my mind. Last night, I went to bed with the weight of the world on my shoulders.
I know, I am at risk here of being just a bit TOO REAL, right?!!
This is the deal. This is a tough world. We need to be real with one another but even more important than that–we need to be real WTH GOD! He sees it all anyway. We are naked as far as He is concerned. We came naked. We will leave naked. He knows it all. He owns it all!!
Last night was filled with some hard life stuff as my Honey and I sat and faced some difficult life situations with a precious family member. The good answers did not “overflow” from our plans. It seems ALL ANSWERS are tough right now. Honestly–THERE IS NO HOPE OUTSIDE OF GOD’S INTERVENTION, DIRECTION, WISDOM, COMFORT!
The book is based upon the 24 verses found in Psalm 139. I lived those verses before I wrote the book, during the writing of the book and I still live them NOW!
In this very first verse, Psalm 139:1, David is reminding himself of a truth about God he had learned from his childhood Hebrew lessons: one name for God is El Roi—the God Who Sees! With a sense of wonder in his words, David acknowledges that God sees everything, from the inside (his heart) to the outside (his actions).
God sees the good, the bad, and the ugly in each of us. As we take our first dip into the stunning beauty of Psalm 139, we discover what a personal God we serve. David has a confident relationship with God. In fact, God’s thoughts are all about him, as far as David is concerned. The twenty-four intimate verses in this psalm use some version of the word me over forty times. No, David is not being conceited. What makes David different than most Christians today is that David admits and embraces the truth that God is always thinking about him. Likewise, God is always thinking about you. God knows what you are doing, what you are thinking, and what you ate for breakfast. He knows your fears and when and why you hide from everyone—including yourself.
Our brains have a difficult time wrapping around this reality, don’t they? There have been many times in my life as a woman, a wife, and a mom when I felt I needed to see everything, everywhere, all the time, but I just could not. I, just like you, am limited in my abilities. However, stepping into the amazing glory of Psalm 139, we are confronted right out of the gate with the reality that God has already searched us. He already knows us, which means all of us: our hearts, words, thoughts, actions, and intentions. This very thought that the God of the universe, my Creator, my Savior, has seen what I have done has brought me tremendous peace, and sometimes lack of peace, many times in my life. Can you relate?
I have a not-so-pretty past. I have made some decisions not worthy of a holy God to watch. And honestly? I still do. The difference between then and now is that now my life is devoted to searching and knowing God right back.
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. (Ps. 139:1 NIV)
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. (NLT)
The word searched used in this verse refers to investigating or exploring the earth by boring or digging in it. The literal interpretation of this word is “to search the earth for water or precious metals.” It means to search accurately or closely. As a result of that close investigation, nothing is concealed.
Everything is laid bare. Everything.
Psalm 139:1 lead me to the first truth about real freedom! God’s Got This. I can trust Him. I can depend upon Him. I can place my FULL TRUST in Him.
You can too my friend.
If you went to bed with the weight of the world on your shoulders–MAYBE you COULD do like I did before I went to sleep, and again when I woke up.
Get Naked before God.
Tell Him what you feel, fear, need.
I promise, You WILL step out clothed in FAITH!
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The Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions” Exodus 16:4
Sometimes I wake up wanting more. I do. Sometimes I literally wake up thinking about what I don’t have, what I need more of.
More money. More ministry. More approval. More vacation. More wisdom. More FRIENDS on Facebook :0) More SLEEP!!
Am I alone in that?? Can I get a witness?
In my quiet time, my normal routine is to start with a heart dump of sorts–some might call it confession. I call it “dump”. I just start right out with sharing with the Lord what is on my heart and mind. He knows it anyway so I may as well dump it on out. I normally journal it but sometimes I just start talking to Jesus.
Then, I grab my Bible, my devotion or my study guide and see what God says back to me.
I GUARANTEE HE WILL SPEAK BACK!! If we listen. If we open our hearts and minds God always responds through His Word.
Today, after my dump, which was something along the line of “I just don’t have enough” (You don’t need to know my exact need. You fill in the blank for yourself–money? answers? writing skill? speaking skill? parenting wisdom? spouse love….)
God gave me the verse above.
Yes you do. You have enough for TODAY!
That is my word to share right back with you my reading friend.
IF we rely on God and not our own skill and ability–We have ENOUGH FOR TODAY!
We are good enough, smart enough, generous enough, young enough, old enough, WE ARE ENOUGH!
I close my prayer chair time with praise and thanksgiving. My heart is full. My hope is restored.
When we give God our hearts, He always responds.
We always have enough.
Just a couple of other notables from this Chapter in case you would like to check it out yourself–Exodus Chapter 16.
The Israelites were living in “the Desert of Sin” during this encounter with the Lord. Basically–a place of GRUMBLING! Can you say ouch?? I can.
It was IN THE DESERT that “the Glory of the Lord” appeared in a cloud.
God’s instruction through Moses was simply–you get ENOUGH FOR TODAY! No more, No less.
Lastly–IMPORTANT NOTE–God instructed the people through Moses that they were to keep an OMER of each days Manna “for generations to come” as a witness of God’s provision. An Omer is 10%. Hmmm..a reference to the TITHE. God wants us to take what we need for the day and give 10% of that back to Him for FUTURE GENERATIONS.
Just some thoughts. Hope they bless, inspire, challenge you like they did me today.
I’m changed through God’s Word.
NOTE–When I goggled a picture of a woman in a DESERT for my post, I misspelled (not unusual for me) and wrote DESSERT in the search bar 🙂
I love it!! We ALL NEED MORE DESSERT! Right? Just enough for today!
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Mary, did you know that your baby boy would someday walk on water? Mary did you know?
Good Monday morning Friend!
Honestly, these verses make me weepy with admiration and inspiration. They need no introduction just a whole bunch of reflection and memorization.
Let’s break down Mary’s song and the overflow of a sold out heart!
46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me-
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
Luke 1:46-55 (NIV)
Who we really are and what we really believe is squeezed out when we are under pressure. We can’t hide it or fake it. When we are in trouble, afraid, threatened, or hurt, the abundance of our heart will overflow every time. In these verses we see an example of a woman after God’s own heart. We see why Mary has “favor” and why she is blessed. Mary fully believed that God would accomplish His purposes for her life, even in a time of trouble, fear, threat and heartbreak.
Every time I read through these words I have to ask myself, “is this how I would respond? Am I a woman who has positioned myself to receive all God has for me?”
1. My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
A heart of praise
2. Mindful of the humble state of his servant.
A heart of humility
3.Generations will call me blessed.
A heart of confidence in which God designed His perfect plan for her life!
4. Mighty One has done great things for me– holy is his name.
A heart of gratitude
5. Lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things.
A heart of surrender
His mercy extends…
He has performed great things…
He has (and will) brought down rulers from their thrones…
He has filled us with great things.
In His grip with you my friend!!
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you never give up on me. Thank you for GRACE and for the fresh chance of every new day. Fill my heart with faith Lord and teach me your ways. I long to honor you in my life and for the overflow of my heart to sing your praises! Amen.
Happy Thanksgiving Day Friends! Welcome!
Today is the beginning of a very special season of the year.
In case you missed out THIS TIME, I have signed up a group of about 100 women who are walking together though the Christmas story found in the Bible book of Luke.
If you didn’t make it into the group (it closed on 11/15) you can still join us and get the goodies on Facebook and Periscope. I will be sharing a newLIFE UNSTUCK online product that I am releasing in January and you don’t want to miss it!
Todays group devotions focused on Luke went like this—
DAY 1: November 26, 2015
1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled[a] among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
Luke 1:1-4 (NIV)
Whenever I drag the heavy plastic bin that holds 30 years worth of my old prayer journals from under my bed, blow the layer of dust off the top and crack open the lid, my HEART does that funny dance between terror and delight. You may know the feeling; It’s like what happens when you ride Space Mountain at Disney for the first time. My mind always reviews my options -burn these and let all this “stuff” stay between me and Jesus OR keep saving them as a raw record of “the things that have been fulfilled…so that you may know.”
Memories hold such a personal place. My family always teases me about the stories I share in my books and my speeches. They always remember things differently than I do. The truth is likely somewhere in the middle.
In these familiar verses Dr. Luke, the author of this book of the Bible, goes on record with his version of the birth and infancy of Jesus as it was handed down to him. This is the longest book of the Gospels and is essentially written from Mary’s perspective. Dr. Luke was a student of truth and details and presents a beautiful narrative of, not only the birth of Jesus but, his boyhood and launch into ministry. Luke introduces Jesus as “The Son of Man” and shares His prayer life, healing touch and His compassion for the lost and hurting.
My hope with 30 Days To An Unstuck Christmas is that we take a FRESH and RENEWED look at these very familiar passages.
Thank you for visiting my blog today!
I hope to see you around cyber world but until then, may your day be sweet, blessed and filled with Thanksgiving for the sweet presence of God, which will never every leave you hungry again!
I just started reading THIS BOOK!!
Oh My GOSH!!!!! Beth Moore has changed my life through her writing and speaking on more than one occasion. God has used this woman to create an unquenchable hunger and thirst in my heart (along with a a few million others) for His Word. He ushered me into a radical new phase of my own ministry in 2008 through a speaking engagement I attended where Beth spoke just to me–although she allowed 10,000 other women to attend just for fun.
I grabbed Beth’s new book and snuggled up with cup of hot Marshmallow Macaron Tea (with a creamy foam topping that I created myself–thank you very much) during yesterday’s Sunday afternoon rain. God worked the timing out perfectly as I was anxious to dig into this fresh message. I KNEW He was going to speak to me through this book. I just didn’t know how quickly He would reach over His mighty shoulder and draw out an arrow that would be strategically aimed at the latest fears and fresh doubts that have settled in my heart and mind over the past 6 months and caused me to stall. Not STOP but STALL. Slow down. Wonder. Doubt.
One thing I have discovered about Beth’s writing is that when she speaks in first person–I am her. We are definitely SISTERS! Honestly, I feel like she reads my mind, about our passion, about our marriage, about our children and grandchildren, about past pain, sin and heartache that have lead us into our current peace, purpose and passion. Even her acknowledgment pages do things in my heart as Lifeway was the first publisher to take a risk on ME. They changed my life and many of the names–like Faith, Paige, Amy and Becky, that Beth mentions stir “affection and warmth” in my heart along with hers. Although I can not text her and get a reply, Beth is my friend for life 🙂
My pink highlighter pen got to moving on page 1.
“People with a feverish student mentality tend to see everything through the lens of a classroom”. ARROW.
The second thing she wrote that made me cry was on page 2–yes TWO.
I have been asking God–as my life flips into my …..years 🙂 is writing and speaking still what you have for me to do Lord? Am I too old? Is it too late? Does anyone care? Truthfully my books are barely making it to the shelves…(although God blessed me with THIS when I went to buy Beth’s book!!
On page 2 Beth says this–
“I believe God can use a book to mark a life. It doesn’t even have to be a great book. It can just be well timed. He can cause a set of pages to hit a pair of hands with the kind of timing that sparks a decision that marks a destiny. Something within the pages becomes a catalyst that shapes a calling.” ARROW.
Just beam me up to heaven now Lord. I Hear you!!!!!
I can barely begin to tell you how may arrows were pulled from the quiver from that point on. Every single page had a target.
“And, as a writer, not be satisfied with writing a life I’m not willing to live” (Can you say Life Unstuck?!!) ARROW.
She talked about being in a place “between my past and my future”. ARROW.
She talked about MY CALLING–I mean Her calling LOL–
“I wanted more for women than that. I wanted them to come completely alive. I wanted them to find out what they were doing here and DO IT. I wanted them run headlong into something vastly more influential over their futures than their past. Something so entrapping that they couldn’t quit. Something they wouldn’t miss for the world. Something to big for them to hide.
Beth reframed her new vision statement to be:
To see ALL women come to know and AUDACIOUSLY love Jesus Christ.
I am working on MY REFRAME! What do you think?
To inspire ALL women with eternal truth for an ABUNDANT everyday life.
So–enough for today!
IT”S YOUR TURN! Tell me, what is your VISION statement? Let’s start working on it together right here, right now!
You can probably guess what book I’ll be giving away THIS SUNDAY (rather than my regular Friday)—YEP! Audacious! (Note: this time I will NOT be sending you my copy LOL–I think I am going to need this book for a while!)
Sunday is the LAST DAY to join my 30 Days to an Unstuck Christmas!
This week, I’ll be drawing a name from the ladies who have registered for thatI hope you will join and invite a friend!!