Change is a process. We want a silver bullet but it is all about the process. It’s called renewing the mind. It’s not a one time event. You don’t expose lies and vows and change into a different person like magic. You take bite after bite into the lies of who you have thought yourself to be and you let yourself make new decisions as you unfold who God says you have already BECOME. Be patient with you as you let yourself become the brand new you. Be kind to those around you in their process too.
You get to look change in the eye with courage and confidence and kindness and eventually realize your worldview has changed. You have gone through the process of thinking differently – toward yourself and those surrounding you – one decision at a time. Love-d
Be strengthened today in your journey. Set backs come and go. But letting it be turned around to set you up for something better… will be up to us. Let the setback be your set up for a new perspective.,,
I had a fabulous opportunity to attend a conference in Ohio called Igniting SouLs 2017. What a brilliant time with fellow authors, fellow coaches and business entrepreneurs. I soaked it all in and was thankful to learn some new skills.
What a rare company of people who gathered together in community and focus to gather tools in their careers.
If you have a book inside you – let me introduce you to Kary Oberbrunner, who takes you through a 7 day process for determining your title and writing your book. This was how I started and I’m thankful I went through the process!!
This is a short video interview I did on Facebook with fellow soon-to-be author Kerry Ahrend who shared her take away on Igniting SouLs 2017.
Let me know your thoughts!!
I’m not you. You are not me. We are different on purpose. The way we live, move and have our being will look different. We are not made from a cookie cutter. How we hear and how we see and how we approach life and we live it will be different. The process of relationship with Him, self and one another. I’m pondering our differences as a human race as I think about how He lives among us too. Setting my mind on things that are above and not on things that are on earth is a process for me personally. Learning to listen. Inclining my ear to hear His thoughts and ideas about Himself, others, myself and life. It’s been a lifelong process of relationship – leaning His way and then stopping to find Him leaning my way. I’m thankful for every moment He has granted me the honor of living, loving, being loved. It’s a journey into Him and into His continual mercy, forgiveness & grace. The journey includes the mistakes not just the successes. I love the way Paul talked about counting it all as loss just to know Him. He knew the journey. We are in union with the One Who does not condemn our wrong turns. Instead He draws us further into His definition of Love. He also doesn’t put so much emphasis on our right turns either because it’s not about the right or wrong when it is about relationship. Righteous is different many times than right. Deep inside my bones, it seems our emphasis is misguided. Love is the focus but what does that look like? I read a lot about Love. Yet, how we experience Love is a different matter. Experiencing the embrace He offers takes courage because His Love is unconditional and has no secret strings attached; it has no hidden agenda. HE already knows. Everything. Nothing is hidden from Him. Listening to Him. Listening to one another. Listening to what is said as well as what is not said. I remember listening to what my sister Mary Ann did not say. It held weight. It held depth. Loving to love. Being Loved. It’s an exchanged life. Just being. Loving. Being loved. Letting Him steer you personally as His hands, His feet and His heart in service in our private world as well as on the earth. Every person offers something different from Him and through Him while representing Him. I’m soooo thankful to Him for how He thinks outside the box to live as Love through us in our time here on the earth. What an interesting life. Sometimes I’m standing at a crossing wondering how to proceed. It’s a journey with Him. Sometimes I’m standing with a friend at their crossing while they wonder how to proceed. It’s not just you and not just me. It’s also with one another. It’s a journey into Him. It’s also a journey into one another. Being Loved by Him and Loving one another. I’m in awe of His miraculous kindness. To let us learn how to be while He leads us into becoming. Be patient with yourself. Be patient with Him. Be patient with others. Loving as well as being Loved is a process. Learning how to love and learning how to be loved is a process. It takes time. That’s ok. Working through the process IS part of the journey. The revelation of His complete unconditional love for us IS part of the journey. The revelation of His complete unconditional Love for one another through us is also part of the journey. It’s living in Him, with Him, through Him and as Him…what a journey. Love-d
Fearless Friday – God cares. HE is actively involved in our lives. Let Him have your worries. Let Him have your thoughts. I know you may feel like HE doesn’t care – but that doesn’t mean HE doesn’t care….Love-d
History Maker? Every day you can choose how to live your life. Each day holds equal opportunity to step toward light or dark, right or wrong, good or evil. Whether you are in business for yourself, employed in the marketplace, a stay at home mom or dad, student or social reformer- we each have a place in history. What will mark your life?
Shift your gear and gaze.The new day break brings a necessary shift in priorities. Some things will move to the back and other matters will move to the front. Neglecting the health in your house must stop. Return to freshly dividing the Words from Him…knowing deep within what’s next..,shifting your gears and your gaze to bring order into order. Love-d