Are You An Expert? The day I realized how ignorant I was

Have you ever met an expert? Like the person who looses a few pounds and now they are an expert on weight loss. Or the person who gets their child to sleep all night, in their own bed, and they are quick to share their parenting expertise. In college I remember studying the bible and … [Read more…]

The Heart Of Leadership: Guest Post by Arnita Willis Taylor

Leadership proves to be one of my favorite topics to study, observe, and help others to understand. At a very base level, great leadership involves helping others succeed at a goal, assignment, or desire. Leaders come alongside you to help you progress through assignments in a successful manner. An effective leader’s goal is to help … [Read more…]

Your Win Is My Win: Why helping others win is Your biggest win

Most of us can weep with others, but rejoicing when someone is blessed is another issue. Lids on crab buckets are unnecessary because if one crab starts to crawl out of the bucket, the other crabs grab him and pull him back. — Bob Mumford I read this quote a few weeks ago and it … [Read more…]

If I Had Known Then What I Know Now: Part 3: The Purpose of Fruit!

Trying to narrow down the “If I had known then what I know now” words, is hard! Because, if we could share those words of wisdom over a cup of coffee, I know we would not have enough coffee! But I thought I would share with you one of the most recent nuggets of wisdom … [Read more…]

Guest Post by Jodi LaFrance: If I Had Known Then What I Know Now: The Value Of God’s Gift

What’s the best toy you were ever given? How about the nicest, most expensive item you own? Were you excited about that thingamabob because it was going to give you opportunity to serve others at a greater capacity? If you’re like me, your answer is “no”. When I was eight years old I asked Jesus … [Read more…]

If I Had Known Then What I Know Now

“If I had known then what I know now…” is a famous phrase I remember hearing growing up and on into my adult years. The Christian band Mercy Me even has a song called Dear Younger Me with the same theme. So naturally, I’ve been thinking about all of the things I wish I could go back and … [Read more…]

You Don’t Possess God

Wow, that’s a tough title, it’s even somewhat offensive. What do you mean I don’t possess God? I’m a Christian, He lives in me! Don’t worry I had the same thought! So what do I mean by saying you don’t possess God? Well let’s look at it this way. Once you become a Christian, God’s word says … [Read more…]

Living From Love, Not For Love

Recently I realized I’m a performer. Typically when I think about the title performer I think about musicians and actors, people that entertain. But the type of performer I’m talking about is the one that performs as a defensive behavior motivated by the fear of failure. An example of this would be the person that … [Read more…]

Are You Enough? : The moment I realized WHO made me enough

This past week my husband and I decided to take our family to an amusement park. We all share a love for amusement park rides. But for the past few years we’ve had some problems with some of the rides, the ones with height requirements, my kids weren’t tall enough to ride all the rides. … [Read more…]

Identity Theft: Have you been robbed? You may be surprised…

I remember the first time I had something stolen from me. I was in Jr. High and everyday I wore a golden heart shaped ring with a little diamond in the center of it. I was proud of my ring and admired it often. But during gym class we were not allowed to wear jewelry … [Read more…]