I heard something amazing that I just had to share. For the holiday celebration at a church I visited the Pastor told a story about how his daughter showed him a video of people who pay for groceries that belong to others and how they captured it on video. Continue reading “Love Came Down With Random Acts of Kindness” »
I asked the question on facebook today, “What is your ‘why’, dig deep… Just saying your “why” is your kids isn’t deep enough.” It was clear by the messages I got, that they didn’t really understand what I was asking. Their answers were more about what makes them happy, but not what propels them forward in life and helps them to make the choices they do. Continue reading “What is your ‘why’?” »
Every once in a while something happens that is so unexpected, and so unexplainable, you just have to go with it. Suzanne Falter was a successful Internet Marketing expert when her 22-year-old daughter Teal died suddenly in August of 2012. Suzanne’s world fell apart, and so she started to write. Continue reading “Grieving Mother Brings Back the Joy in Life” »
In the past year, I’ve seen a trend among my American FB friends. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve read about someone’s teenager, or a 20-something year old, suddenly dying for ‘no apparent reason’, only to hear later that it was a diagnosis of cardiac arrest or simply unexplained.
My husband insists I hear about things like this a lot more because the internet has opened a vast new world and if I wasn’t using social media then I wouldn’t be hearing about it. My husband is often a loving skeptic.
Continue reading “Loving Skeptism Could Be Killing American Kids” »
Did you know that perhaps the greatest challenge you will ever face in life is the conquest of fear and the development of courage?
One sunny afternoon, in Greenville South Carolina, I was walking to my car with a friend after leaving a fun lunch ‘n learn meeting. We stood in the parking lot talking about our daughters being so far away from home. My friend, Karen, shared how she had talked her daughter out of attending a college in Alaska, which is too far away from home for her liking. I expressed my agreement and shared how my daughter was already attending a Photographer’s Institute, seventeen hours away from home, and dropping her off wasn’t easy knowing the distance between us now. Continue reading “My Daughter’s Car Accident and Facing Fears” »
I love to talk about team building and creating a supportive team of inner circle people. I share my experiences because these tips have helped me to build a successful virtual team of supportive people in both my personal life (my friends and mentors) while the other supports my professional life.
What are 3 key things to look for when building a supportive team?
In reading a article by Hunter Walk on LinkedIn.com entitled, “Weak Ties Are The Most Powerful: Meet Folks Outside of Your Social Graph“, we’re encouraged to connect with others who are strong in areas where you are weak. For instance, I’m a mess when it comes to organizing my home, yet I have a wonderful BFF who is an awesome organizer! She knows exactly how to best handle things. Continue reading “Building a Solid Supportive Team of Inner Circle People” »
I remember as a young girl I wanting two things more than anything else;
1. Internal peace for everyone around me
2. Unconditional love to be measured by how well I served.
I had no clue how to make either of these things happen, but I believed they were both possible. Continue reading “Steps To A Purpose Driven Passionate Life” »
The other day I was absolutely devastated to realize that my husband was cheating on me… I couldn’t believe it. What had I done to deserve this? I felt so betrayed that it had been happening right under my nose. Multitudes of thoughts raced through my head… How long? How many times? Isn’t honesty always the best policy? How could I have been so stupid to not have noticed? On and on and on… Then finally I realized – this was more about him than it was about me. After all, we both took the same vows! For better or worse right? Well, I have found out that promising to diet together can definitely bring out the worst! Continue reading “Learning How To Deal With a Cheating Husband” »
Whenever I come to Africa I am always amazed at the differences in the culture and way of living. Its almost like i just expect everyone to change for me so I don’t have to experience the shock, but that’s not the way it works. When I come here, I realize that life isn’t about me, its about them. I don’t get to say hey, do it my way because that’s the way we do it in Canada and it’s a better way. No, they live their lives just as if I wasn’t there and that’s what makes traveling to Africa so special. Continue reading “Take the Weight Off Your Arms and Give it Away” »
On a Tuesday afternoon in September of 2013, my brother-in-law closed his eyes to rest in Jesus. I had considered him a spiritual mentor. He had given me great advice about dating, and growing spiritually, for almost 27 years of my life. Continue reading “Your world can change in a moment when you lose someone” »