Greetings Blog Friends!
So far this Summer I have been doing a whole bunch of thinking, pondering, reflecting….well maybe not “a whole bunch”….but some.
Mostly, I am loving the lazy days of Summer 2016. I have been doing a little writing, a bit of fun fiction reading, some day dreaming, a bit of light Bible Study with a few hundred Facebook friends and a little of lingering on a lazy river with my youngest “G’s”.
Nothing pressing. No time limits. No deadlines.
Today, I have some fun I want to share with you.
A friend and mentor I admire greatly, Chad Cannon, posted this on his blog The blog post is titled “Hiring Out Of The Box: My Favorite Interview Questions and Why They Work”. Since I always read Chad’s post, I hopped on over there this morning and found my usual treat!
So, here is my double dare!!
If you will take the time to visit Chads blog THEN come all the way back here and answer YOUR FAVORITE QUESTION for me, I will choose my random favorite answers and send one or two friends (if that many answer 🙂 a FREE Life Unstuck book for YOUR Summer reading pleasure!
Here is mine favorite question and answer.
When is it OK to break the rules?
I love this question!! In my humble opinion, rules are often made very randomly and without much forethought. Somebody, sometime in HISTORY decided that it was OK or not OK to do dot..dot..dot and the rule STUCK!
As you know I am all about LIFE UNSTUCK! As for me, if my breaking a rule doesn’t injure or damage a person, place or thing..I am all about considering whether or not that rule needs to be BROKEN! I love outside the box thinking and challenging the status quo when appropriate. That perspective has come back to bite me more than once but more often than not has led me into new adventures and wonderful experiences.
How about you? Are you a rule breaker?
I hope you will visit Chad’s blog and jump on board with his brain challenges!
I’d love to give you a free copy of Life Unstuck!
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!
“It’s gettin’ hot in here!” Can you feel it? OK, maybe not yet, but you will. I PROMISE!
Each Summer I gather a group of friends to join me for some online saucy conversation discussing various topics from body image to self indulgence to personal wants/possessions. We enjoy a (semi) private forum (I mean how private can Facebook be, really?) to ask questions, share experiences and dive in to some very HOT topics. A NO HOLDS BARRED chat among friends for the purpose of exploring exactly what it is to live a christian life in a seemingly un-christian world. The past 3 Summers have been a smash hit! So great, in fact, that I feel the need to revisit that fun, but with a twist.
It seems to make sense this year to have a Summer Chat on the book I am writing next. so, for 6 weeks from June 1 through mid July we are going to talk about the influence of a woman.
Whether you realize it or not, there’s a passion inside YOU, singeing every fiber of your heart and soul, burning it’s way right on out. Can you FEEL it? Can you SEE it in your mind’s eye? Do you DARE NOT talk about it? To give your heart’s desire an escape? I’d like to invite you to take my hand and let your inner flame ignite!!
For those of you that have read Life Unstuck, (if you have not–today is the day to purchase your copy!!) you may remember that in Chapter 15 I shared my tale of waking up in the Florida Governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, Florida as a guest of a friend, the governor’s daughter. It was quite a heady experience, one in which I struggled NOT to feel out of place and insecure. It reminded me of the movie The Princess Diaries, where the plain Mia Thermopolis (played by Anne Hathaway) is plucked out of bland obscurity by her grandmother, the elegant Queen of Genovia (played by Julie Andrews). I love the scene where Mia instructs the queen to “slide” into her ratty convertible and is immediately informed by her prim and proper grandmother, “Excuse me? Queens don’t slide.” No matter how hard Mia tried, she was just a “normal” girl, at her very best when she was just being herself. Likewise, when I found myself trying to act like I belonged in the Governor’ house, I came to the realization that I had to settle on just being me. After all, no one does ME better than ME.
God doesn’t care if you slide or don’t slide. He only knows that you are His PERFECT daughter, “as-is.”
In the 2016 version of HOT summer sizzle, we’re going to let it all hang out.
Let’s talk UNSTUCK influence!
Join the conversation NOW by looking for the Facebook Group A Summer Pause and asking to join!
I’ll be looking for you! And PLEASE add Life Unstuck to you Summer reading plan!
Can you believe that May is waning and we’re already hustling down Summer? Well, not so fast!!! I can’t give up my spring time ruminations just yet. Let’s each swing in our virtual hammock, sipping lemonade, listening to the birds and allowing our imaginations’ freedom to conjure up all things SPRING!
Here are a few of my daydreams, in color! (With a little help from my FABULOUS Assistant Rosemary!!)
2. A Splash of Flash – For a “springy” dab of colorful fashion, watch this segment from the todayshow.com. 2016 Spring shoe trends for under $50
3. Homemade Lemonade – like Spring in a glass:-) If you know a great lemonade recipe, please SHARE it below! In the meantime, I’ll add a couple recipes for your “try-outs.”
Leave me a LINK to your favorite SUMMER FIND and be entered in my Free Friday Giveaway!!
Happy hump day 🙂
(By the way–have you joined my Summer bible study–A Summer Pause?? If not how about a mosey over to Facebook and ask to join the GROUP!)