Be You. It is the Best You

Numbers 6:25, 26

The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. 

Have you had that moment when you could finally understand what God has been trying to tell you?  It was like a revelation moment for me the day I realized I needed to just be me.  God had been trying to tell me to accept who I was and to like myself all along.  As I began to let go and literally put God in control, things started falling into place.  I have more peace as I go to work and I am truly happy within.  What a great place to be!

I can remember realizing that I was putting so much pressure on myself that I had become someone who was inauthentic.…

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A Season to Learn

1 Corinthians 9:24

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

Understanding the different seasons of our life can be very helpful as you go through them.  Each season I think is a process of life that we must go through in order to get to the other side of what God has for us. Going through things that don’t feel so good is a part of the process.  Joseph is a great example of how life can be unfair at times but if you persevere through those difficult times, you will come out on top.  Joseph went through some challenging times but he always faced those times and accepted the season he was in. …

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Make Each Day Count

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.  (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Many years ago I read a book by Marilyn Hickey called “Maximize Your Day.”  This book impacted me so much that today I still remember it and apply what I learned from it to my life.  It helped me plan my day and to not procrastinate. It helped me to remember that this day is the Lord’s day and to be ready for whatever he brings me.

You can actually get this book again because Marilyn just released it with a new cover and it is a must for your book library.  …

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Be Strong and Courageous

As we walk through life we will face all types of situations.  Many will take courage to move you forward as you walk through them.  Courage means to have strength in the face of pain or grief.

Marilyn Hickey once told me, “If you are a leader you will be criticized. " As you lead there will be times that you will face other's criticism.  For me, over the years, I have learned that I have control over how much of that criticism I let in.  I always learn something from those who criticize but at the same time, I make sure I hold my ground believing in myself.  It takes courage to face opposition but having confidence in yourself will carry you further than you could ever dream. …

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Surviving Your Personal Darkness

Growing up, I often heard the saying, “Be the best of the best!”

It does not mean being the best or No. 1, but it means going for something with all you have.  It is not accepting where you are but moving forward and seeing and believing that there is more for you.

Growing up there were so many ups and downs in my life. At a young age I knew of the hardships and the trials my parents faced daily.  There were days when there was not much food left in the house or that we could not pay our monthly rent.  Bill collectors calling and harassing was also a daily occurrence.

But even in those dark moments, my parents rose up, believing that life could get better and change if they did not give up.…

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The Dilemma of the Working Mom

I had my first child just two years after marriage.  I was not sure what I was thinking, but I wanted a baby.

Our family business was just getting off the ground and there was a lot of pressure and stress to survive in the corporate world.  I worked up until the day I had my precious baby girl Brooke.

I then went on to have my second child—a boy– just 22 months later. I can remember just trying to survive as I had no sleep and was working in a high pressure role.  I was 28 years old, a wife and mother of two, immersed in the corporate world.  We had just started the university a few years earlier and I was needed in the company. …

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Pay the Price To Move Forward

I am all about moving forward in life.  I think that each day, you should be preparing yourself for what is ahead.  At the age of 17 I started reading books.  Some were spiritual and others were motivational and leadership.  My parents were always reading and I attributed that to some of their later success.  As I began to lead in my family’s business I started reading self help books in leadership.  I knew I wanted to lead something.  I wanted to have teams and be over large projects.  I began to prepare myself and take on whatever my dad would throw at me.  I soon began managing departments and staff.  I realized very quickly that I needed to understand personalities of others and how to build teams for success.…

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Take Chances: Sometimes it will lead to the answer.

You've got to start somewhere in life by planting your feet working and soon the vision of your life will become apparent.

This blog today is directed to the millennial age group. There are some 83 million in this age group.  They are expected to be the largest age group beating the baby boomers. Wow! Here are our next generational leaders.

I find that this age group has more uncertainty of where to go and when to make their move.  They have such passion and desire to really be something that they forget to decide what that something will be.  Often I see that they have such high visions that it bypasses the “now”.  You've got to start somewhere in life by planting your feet working and soon the vision of your life will become apparent.…

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