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God is with us; He is our leader

Looking in the rear view mirror, a reflection of the week where God stepped in as the leader. “God is with us; he is our leader.” – 2 Chronicles 13:12 How true of that statement! Through the highs and lows of doubt to determination, God always shows up and delivers on His promises and this past week was not an exception. How? You ask… Preparation – God is with us preparing the people, places, and things that we need well in advance. People that I met five years ago became advocates for my new business this week. Going out of their way to support, encourage and introduce my companies to people that can benefit... read more

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Unknown Miracles

“A large falling tree limb almost killed me,” Keith said as he came rushing in the house with genuine panic and relief. “It took a split second for me to turn back and pick up a piece of rope I had left behind and the split second saved my life. It’s crazy!” Tremendous relief came over me that my husband was standing in front of me alive and well sharing his story. I also thanked God at that moment for distracting him with the piece of rope. Later in the day, I paused to think about the alternative outcome of the falling tree limb and the significance of the cross made from a tree.... read more

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Is Servant Leadership for Atheists?

A recent visit to get a hair cut led into a healthy discussion on whether servant leadership can apply to atheists. As I shared the mission of 24/7 Purpose equipping spiritual growth and servant leadership training with my stylist, it sparked a relevant conversation.  She said, “That’s so interesting because the topic of servant leadership came up with my friend who is an atheist. She was interviewing for a job, and the employer mentioned that one of their core values is being a servant leader. She left excited about the position but concerned that she might be expected to pray at work. I felt a bit embarrassed that I could not give her an... read more

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God First. Is He Truly My Priority?

Around five o’clock am, I woke up with one eye open and fumbled for my iPhone strategically located on my night stand. I blinked a few times to remove the blur cautiously scanning my inbox for emails to alert me of any system issues. The morning inbox determined how hectic my morning would be and set the pace for the day. After a long day of back-to-back meetings, it was time to recheck the inbox which might take a few hours to catch up. If systems were stable, I jumped in the car for an hour commute home with a typical ETA of eight o’clock pm. Wake up the next morning, rinse and repeat.... read more

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Marriage Restoration Formula that Works

I recall a time when my Husband Keith couldn’t do anything “right.” The reality of that statement is that my mind was not “right” and I was more interested in my “fight to be right” than being the wife God intended, but I didn’t know how.  I also didn’t know that we needed marriage restoration. For hurting couples, marriage restoration is 100% achievable when we are aware of God’s plan for successful marriage. When I fell in love with Keith, I fell as hard and fast as humanly possible. One of those love stories where the two people meet, and they are together from that point forward going on 25 years. The falling in... read more

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I’m a New Christian! Now what?

I recall being a new Christian. It was exciting, awkward, intimidating, uncertain, and thrilling all at the same time. Unfortunately, my development as a newly baptized Christian delayed for many years because of a gap in answering the question, “now what?” Even though I attended church from my earliest years of childhood, my defining moment of becoming a new Christian was at age sixteen when I chose to be water baptized and made God a priority in my life. I never felt such peace and confidence knowing that I was on the right track. However, those emotions quickly faded into what seemed like a first-time visitor driving through New York City without a road... read more

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How to Overcome “I don’t have enough time for God!”

It’s so simple to overcome the top two reasons holding back our ultimate life, and it’s hard to comprehend how I could have allowed myself to live in mystery for so long. But, I’m not alone. Today, when I ask, “what is holding you back from living the life that God intended? You know, the one that you can’t possibly dream up because it’s far better than we can imagine.” The reasons that I hear every single time are, “I don’t have enough time for God!” and “If I had the time, I wouldn’t know where to start!” Bingo! Those were my main excuses for a good portion of my life. During my earliest... read more

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Today Our Life Begins

Today Our Life Begins Each day is a new beginning.  This is so common that we forget the magic that comes before us every morning.  Each day is another opportunity to begin anew.  We can choose to begin a new way of looking at our problems or at our blessings.  We can choose to begin a life of meaning full of hope, joy and laughter.  This is so real and true that we can choose to believe it’s a false concept.  Why?  We are busy people.  We are busy with the clutter of life’s problems, issues and petty situations that occupy our time and distract us from choosing to begin a new life, a... read more

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Our Life is a Story

What is the purpose of our story? Constant pressure reveals to us time and space that encapsulate a mission and a purpose to pursue. I recognize a gift of tumultuous energy just bursting at the seams. I don’t know where it comes from or where it’s going, but I know that this is part of the frequency and it’s mine.  Our life is a story. I seek guidance on many aspects and ask for God to be in control. I never quite understand the journey at the moment, but I know that the ending completes a story. A story is an endless string of characters within the time capsule that we call our life.... read more

Spiritual Growth is a Marathon

10 Essentials for Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth is very similar to successfully running a marathon race, allow me to explain… Many years ago, I trained to run the Disney full marathon race. It was a spontaneous decision with no prior experience unless you count my half-hearted attempt at high-school track and field. I knew that I would never train for a 26.2-mile run without a lofty goal and to run through Cinderella’s castle to cross the finish line seemed down-right cool. To complete the race, I had to gain some knowledge about running that type of distance and every essential component required to achieve the goal. I found a “marathon for beginners” running plan, and after several weeks of... read more