The Most Powerful Discipline You Can Create

The Most Powerful Discipline You Can Create

Have you ever struggled feeling up and down in your thoughts? One minute we’re thinking about how good God is, the next minute we’re struggling with thoughts of defeat. One day we’re on top of the world and 30 minutes later, we’re in the pit of despair...don't even think about trying to escape…oh, sorry, I got distracted.

Why should we even care if our thoughts are like a rollercoaster, up one minute and down the next? 

We Think – We Feel – We Act – We Become

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How To Find Your True Beauty

How To Find Your True Beauty

Then she proclaimed with enthusiasm, “I’m so beautiful!” No shame, no apprehension–with full assurance. She knew beyond a shadow of a doubt she was exactly that–beautiful! 

Then she encouraged her little sister to join her on the chair. She exclaimed, “look, Grace, you’re so beautiful!” as Grace admired her own reflection in the mirror.

There delight in themselves was so sweet and innocent. They felt beautiful and they believed they were beautiful

Then it hit me–what happened to us between 5 years old and now!?

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Are RATs sinking your relationships?

Are RATs sinking your relationships?

Are RATs sinking your relationships?

I’m not talking about the furry, scampering creatures that strike fear into the hearts of most women…although Ratatouille almost changed my view of rats…almost. No, I’m talking about Really Awful Thoughts–RATs.

Has one of your family members ever been late coming home and you immediately had thoughts of a twelve car pileup on the highway? Or, how about you see your friend down the hall at church and she doesn’t wave at you…”What did I do? Why is she mad at me?”

Those are forms of RATs. RATs–Really Awful Thoughts–are extreme negative thought patterns. 

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Two Ways To Finally Get That Housework All Done

Two Ways To Finally Get That Housework All Done

Do you feel like the housework never ends? Dirty laundry, messy rooms, dishes that never end, meals that need to be cooked and errands that need running.

We’ve all felt this way–or currently feel this way. It’s true that work is never complete. Once something is clean then something else takes its place. Thought you were done with laundry? Think again…you’re still wearing clothes that need to be washed. 😩

We’re all busy woman with a larger “to do” list than any one person can ever get done! 

I would like to propose a question–Do YOU have to get it all done?

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Three Ways To Move You Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Toward The Life Of Your Dreams

Three Ways To Move You Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Toward The Life Of Your Dreams

Do you have big dreams? You do? Me too! 

Do you ever feel like you’re moving nowhere close to them?

What’s stopping you?

For some of us, it’s a fear of getting out of our comfort zone. I know that’s a big factor for me.

Comfort Zone = the area considered comfortable for most people. 

It’s that place where nothing exciting happens, you know what to expect, and you can comfortably do what you need to do in this zone without stretching yourself or being afraid. Hence, COMFORT zone.

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How To Balance Being A Mom You’re Proud Of And Keep A Clean House At The Same Time

How To Balance Being A Mom You’re Proud Of And Keep A Clean House At The Same Time

Let’s face it, life is busy. How can we fit it all in? Work, kids, husband, friends, home? Feels like I’m good at focusing on one thing and then end up neglecting another.

As a mom, do you ever struggle with balancing being a mom and the never-ending chores?

You want to spend time with your kids, but those dishes in the sink are calling your name, and that laundry needs to be folded and put away, and the floor needs to be swept and the bathrooms need…and on and on it goes.

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The Big Key To Living The Life You Were Created For

The Big Key To Living The Life You Were Created For

What do you do when you make a mistake?

Do you beat yourself up verbally? Or, do you say, “That’s okay, I’ll get em’ next time”?

Unfortunately, I think most of us have to would say the former. Many of us beat ourselves up verbally without mercy. I remember my old response (and somedays still) to a mistake used to be, “You’re so stupid Heather. You never get it right.” 

"Negative self-talk is not humility. It’s self-defeat. It’s a toxic habit that muddies our ability to see ourselves as loved and treasured by God." Tiffany Bluhm

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How To Believe The Truth About Who You Really Are

How To Believe The Truth About Who You Really Are

Last post we talked about our self-image. Our self-image is defined as the idea, conception, or mental image one has of oneself.

We learned that changing our self-image first means we need to find out what our Creator says about us. If you missed it, you can read it here.

Friends, we’ve believed a lie that’s created a false image of ourselves for far too long–now it’s time to change that false image to the truth.

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How To Discover Who You Really Are

How To Discover Who You Really Are

When you look in the mirror, who do you see? 

Do you see someone that is beautiful and made in God’s image? Or, do you see someone that needs to lose some weight, a complexion that is blotchy and hair that never seems to cooperate?

When someone gives you a complement, what do you say?

Do you believe them and say, “thank you”? Or, do you deflect the complement and think to yourself, “it couldn’t possibly be true; they’re just saying that to be nice right”?

When you read God’s Word and you see, “You’re fearfully and wonderfully made,” how does it make you feel?

Do you feel loved and cherished? Or, does your heart feel defeated?

Self-image is defined as

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How Do You Know What You’re Worth?

How Do You Know What You’re Worth?

Do you know what you’re worth? Are you secure in who you are?

Are we worth something only if we accomplish great things? What if we live a simple life? Are we still worth something? 

If you have lots of money, does the make you secure in your worth? What if your broke right now? Are you worth any less?

Have you ever found yourself doing something that you hoped would make you feel like you matter, but found it just left you empty?

I've struggled with living a performance based life most all of my adult years...

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Why Don’t See Answers To Some Prayers?

Have you ever prayed for something and didn't see the answer and you've wondered why?

Unanswered prayer one is tough for most people.

I know I’ve waited a long time on some prayers. And, I’ve had others that didn’t seem like they were answered. 

There’s a lot of factors involved. And some things we just won’t know this side of heaven.

But, I am certain of this...

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How To Wait For The Answer To Prayer With Peace, Hope And Confidence

How To Wait For The Answer To Prayer With Peace, Hope And Confidence

Once you’ve prayed, have you ever wondered, “what do I do now”? How long will it take to get my answer? Is there a right way to wait? Can I do it wrong?

Well, I believe there’s a proper way to wait and a poor way to wait. So, let’s delve into “how to wait for the answer to our prayer.”

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How to pray and be heard

How to pray and be heard

Last time we talked about going to God in prayer with everything, in every circumstance and every situation. We worked on making it a habit so that whenever something comes up, we go to our Heavenly Father first.

Some of you may be wondering, “What should I say when I go to God in prayer?” “Does He really hear me?” “Is He going to actually answer my prayer?”

Let’s address some of those questions shall we?

Before we begin, I’d like to share a key scripture with you that changed the way I thought about prayer.

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The Busy Woman's Stress-Free Guide To Getting It All Done - Step Seven - The Routine That Sets Up Everything 

The Busy Woman's Stress-Free Guide To Getting It All Done - Step Seven - The Routine That Sets Up Everything 

Last post we talked about designing your morning for a successful day. But, did you know, a great morning starts the night before? So, we want to create a routine that sets us up for success the next day.

What should our evening routine look like?

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The Busy Woman's Stress-Free Guide To Getting It All Done - Step Six - Designing Your Morning For A Successful Day

The Busy Woman's Stress-Free Guide To Getting It All Done - Step Six - Designing Your Morning For A Successful Day

Has your morning ever looked something like this?

Your alarm didn’t go off, YIKES–you jump out of bed, heart beating through your chest. You rush into your kids rooms to get them up and frantically get them ready. You throw on some dry shampoo and a little mascara, looking in the mirror hoping that you don’t look like the walk dead.  Sigh…time with God will have to wait again. You shove pop tarts in the kids hands as you all pile into the car just to realize that one of them is still in their pajamas…and that’s just for starters right?

Maybe your morning hasn’t gone exactly like that, but I’m confident, we’ve all had “one of those” mornings that got our day off to such a lousy start that our joy jumped out the window.

How can we avoid these frantic mornings?

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The Busy Woman's Stress-Free Guide To Getting It All Done - Step Five - Tips For Us Over-Committers

The Busy Woman's Stress-Free Guide To Getting It All Done - Step Five - Tips For Us Over-Committers

Are you an over-committer? Do you find it easier to say yes even when your heart or schedule says you should say no?

This is me. I find myself not wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings. “I know they put a lot of work into this event and it would mean so much to them if I came.” “What if no one else shows up? I don’t want them feeling abandoned?”

How do we keep ourselves from committing to way more than we should? How do we look at an opportunity and know if this is the best opportunity for us?

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The Busy Woman's Stress-Free Guide To Getting It All Done - Step Four - Staying Motivated

The Busy Woman's Stress-Free Guide To Getting It All Done - Step Four - Staying Motivated

Have you ever been trucking along in your goal, super motivated and then it feels like you hit a brick wall?

Or, maybe you woke up one morning and your motivation went out the window? You might be thinking to yourself, “how am I ever going to get this goal accomplished.” 

Or, maybe fear hits you. “What was I thinking? I can’t do this? I’m not good enough.”

How do you keep going when you don’t believe you can do it? 

Here’s three keys that will get you through this messy middle and on to the other side headed to success:

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