Thoughts Archive

If You Were Sifted, What Would Remain?

Have you ever sifted anything through a sieve, colander, screen, or filter?  The goal is to separate the wanted from the unwanted, right? The goals is to purify or refine. In YOUR sifting, what will remain?  Do you know what it means to be sifted?   I get so excited when it’s time to prepare meals, especially those that

Your Decision to Give Up Power Is Costing You

The decision to turn your power over to someone else is a costly one. Let me show you how to take it back! We don’t intentionally make the decision to hand our power over to someone else, but many of us do it and without even realizing it.  Let me give you an example: The other

Yet Another One of Those Defining Moments

My husband and I recently traveled to Birmingham, AL to attend the funeral of his oldest brother’s wife who succumbed to cancer at the tender age of 59.  I had not had the pleasure of meeting this fine woman, but by all accounts witnessed at this homegoing celebration, she was truly a wonderful woman who

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I Know My Spiritual Gifts, Now What?

JUST IMAGINE that someone gave you a brand new shiny Phantom Rolls Royce (my dream car BTW!).  The color is exactly what you wanted and the smell of leather in the interior reeks of newness. The car title has been handed over to you with your name printed in BOLD letters. Honey, it’s yours!! How

What Does it “Really” Mean to Take Up Your Cross?

Sometimes we are all too willing to bear the symbol of something without considering the significance of it. To wear a cross; around your neck, on a t-shirt, on a bible cover, on any type of jewelry, as a visible declaration of our reverence to Christ does not by any means indicate an adherence to

5 Steps You can Take to Eliminate “Potential Zappers”

 Establishing Significant Boundaries on the Way to Your Calling. I have gotten to the place where nothing or no one intimidates me.  Does this confidence come from age or experience? I dare to say both.  Many people can go through the course of their lives and never gain the courage to stand; for themselves, for

Your Piano

Sherry Meneley has created a wonderful post that resonates strongly with me and exemplifies life along with the CHOICES we make to either live it or let it pass by. There is music in all of us…it’s how we choose to orchestrate the keys and the strings that determines the melody. Your Piano.

Do Your Boundaries Reflect Who You Belong To?

As a strong advocate for women who are ready to Establish Proper Boundaries in all areas of their lives, the search for foundational principles that support this quest is never-ending.  As I search through MY best reference source, the Bible, I am always amazed at the correlation between God’s Word and the importance of setting

Release Your Inner Boundaries Through Journaling

As I prepare for a Q & A Journaling Party tonight on a live call with several journalers who are at different places in their lives as it relates to their journal writing experience, I can’t help but get excited. At First, the feeling of excitement didn’t register because of the grunt work; the marketing,