Thursday Thoughts ~ 3.14.19 ~ People-Pleasing

The problem of people-pleasing comes up often in my Life Coaching practice as I coach women to move toward God’s best for their lives. Satan has sold us the lie that if we try hard enough we can gain acceptance by pleasing everyone. So, we wear ourselves out, like a mouse on a spinning wheel, trying to please everyone. It will never work. Even Jesus could not please everyone, and He was the Savior of the world!!

People Pleasing Quote

Does this sound familiar? Want to break the people pleasing stronghold? I would love to talk to you about Life Coaching and how we could work together to help you to walk in freedom from people-pleasing. Email me at [email protected] or click THIS LINK to go to my website and learn more.

 

SDG/FCA!!

I’m Too Busy To Have A Quiet Time ~ Lies We Believe #4

Today I am sharing a video for our 4th lie, in the Lies We Believe series. In the Lies We Believe series we are tackling common lies that people believe regarding God and faith. If you received this post via email, please click HERE to go to my website and watch the video.

So many of us believe that we are too busy to carve out time for a daily quiet time, or **gasp** an entire day of Sabbath. The truth is we are too busy NOT to carve out daily quiet time.

 

 

I'm Too Busy To Have a Daily Quiet Time Lies We Believe #4

 

Have you missed any of the other posts? No worries. Here are links to all of them.

3 Reasons Why We Are NOT All God’s Children

I Just Can’t Forgive Myself and Other Lies We Believe

God Will Not Give Me More Than I Can Bear….or Will He? 

Today’s lie is one that I fell victim to for years. Today I’m sharing that story, as well as sharing about the mentor who helped me see that it is okay and necessary to make time to be alone with Jesus.

If this post strikes a chord of familiarity in your heart and you would like to have someone walk alongside you and help you find ways to make time with Jesus a priority, I would love to talk to you about coaching. Simply click HERE to go to my website and find out more about my life coaching services.

 

 

SDG/FCA!!

NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

Praying the Promises of the Cross

 

HAPPENING SOON! The Praying the Promises of the Cross Challenge begins this week. Sign up today!

It is my honor to be one of the contributing writers for my friend, Arabah Joy’s FREE 2019 Praying the Promises of the Cross challenge. This is a special time of focus, leading up to Easter, on the cross and Jesus’ sacrifice. In a world of ‘self-centered’ Christianity, this challenge is a critical and relevant way of getting Christ-centered truth into our hearts. This will be such a wonderful addition to your daily quiet time. Please click HERE below to discover more about Praying the Promises of the Cross.

There is also an awesome Praying the Promises of the Cross Bundle that contains some wonderful items like a 40 day Praying the Promises of the Cross Prayer Journal, 40 Daily Prayer Cards, and Scripture Coloring Sheets.

 

Praying the Promises of the Cross Bundle

 

These items will focus your heart on the cross and help you be intentional in your prayers during the Challenge. You can purchase that by clicking on the link HERE.

Advent Prayer Challenge

Maybe I am the only one, but sometimes prayer is the spiritual disciple that I fail horribly on. It’s not that I do not want to pray or do not know how to pray. The problem is that all too often I push prayer to the back burner of my morning quiet time. I am so eager to hear from God and be fed through the Scriptures that I rush through my prayer time and do not settle myself enough to engage in conversation with God. When I do that I miss such a blessing for my day.

You too?

I cannot even believe I am already saying the word ‘Easter’, but yes, I am.

For the past couple of years, I have tried to be more intentional with my prayer and devotional life in the weeks leading up to Easter. I have read devotional books with a focus on Easter that were so good. This year I am excited to try something different.

This year I am joining my friend Arabah Joy in her Praying the Promises of Cross Challenge. This challenge is a 40 day walk through Scripture beginning on Wednesday, March 6th and ending on Easter Sunday.

 

Advent Prayer Challenge

 

I’m thrilled to be a contributing writer this year. Each day there will be a Christ-centered promise to pray and a daily devotional – it’s a powerful time and a great way to focus on the cross leading up to Easter. You won’t want to miss it!  If you’re longing for deeper intimacy with Christ or looking for a way to grow in your prayer life, THIS could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Come join us!

Praying the Promises of the Cross

In a world of ‘self-centered’ Christianity, this challenge is a critical and relevant way of getting Christ-centered truth into our hearts. Please click HERE to sign up for the Praying the Promises of the Cross Challenge. There is no cost, a.k.a. IT’S FREE, to participate in the Challenge.

Arabah Joy is also offering an awesome Praying the Promises of the Cross Bundle that contains some wonderful downloadable/printable items like a 40 day Praying the Promises of the Cross Prayer Journal, 40 Daily Prayer Cards, and Scripture Coloring Sheets.

 

Praying the Promises of the Cross Bundle

 

These items will focus your heart on the cross and help you be intentional in your prayers during the Challenge. And let me tell you, those Prayer Cards are beautiful! You can purchase that by clicking on the link HERE.

I hope you will join me as we walk with intention toward the cross for 40 days beginning March 6th.

SDG/FCA!!

This post contains affiliate links.

What If….?

What if you had been born in a third world country?

What if your parents made less than a $2 a day at their job?

What if you knew hunger almost as well as you knew your family?

What if the area in which you lived was infested with AIDs and people who would sell you for sex in a heartbeat?

What if it were your own parents who, just to make sure the family did not starve to death, sold you to someone for sex?

What if you were constantly worried about dying…from a preventable disease?

What if you never had the chance to get even a high school education?

 

What if You Could Make a Difference?

 

Millions of children live in the circumstances I described above. Consider the definition of poverty put forth by the World Bank:

“Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time. Poverty is losing a child to illness brought about by unclean water. Poverty is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom.”

 

 

What if....you could change his life/

 

BUT, what if you had the means and the heart to make a difference in the life of a child in a third world country? What if you could help them go from poverty and powerlessness to freedom and possibilities?

And what if it only cost you $38 per month?

Think about the things that you might spend $38 a month on that are not essential to your life.

  • Five or six white chocolate mochas at the local coffee shop
  • Eating lunch out twice a week for 2 weeks
  • A bottle of wine
  • Downloads from iTunes
  • A new shirt or shorts
  • Tickets to a movie and all the trimmings, i.e. popcorn, coke, candy

What if you were willing to give up just one $38 monthly expenditure so a child in poverty might have hope?

What does $38 a month through Compassion International’s Child Sponsorship Program give a child? I’m so glad you asked.

  • Access to medical care and nutritional support
  • An education in a local Child Development Center
  • School uniforms and education
  • Vocational training
  • And something that it is impossible to put a price tag on…..mentoring in a local evangelical church in their community. It is here the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared with these children and many hear the name ‘JESUS” for the very first time.

Would you prayerfully consider joining me as a Compassion sponsor? I sponsor 4 girls through Compassion, and it is one way that I am fulfilling the Biblical command to help the poor. What a joy it is to me to be able to write to my girls and have them write letters back to me. My heart is blessed when they tell me in their letters that they pray for me and are learning Bible verses. I tell them I love them, I am proud of them, and they are beautiful. My $38 a month is making a difference in each of their lives.

Sponsorship is easy. Simply click this link which takes you to the Compassion page on my website. Once there you can see pictures of children who are waiting for sponsors. I hope you will say YES to sponsorship through Compassion.

 

Compassion Sunday

Every year Compassion International sponsors Compassion Sunday, a day of intentional focus on Compassion Child Sponsorship. This year May 5th is Compassion Sunday. Would you be interested in hosting a Compassion Sunday in your church or organization? It doesn’t even have to be on May 5th. Any day of the week or year will work.

If you live in the north Georgia, eastern Tennesse, or western North Carolina areas, it would be my honor and pleasure to come to your church or organization and share the wonderful benefits of sponsoring a child through Compassion. Hosting a Compassion event is FREE. I would bring everything needed for the event. All I need from you is a table and about 10-15 minutes to share Compassion with your group. I would be available to answer questions your group might have AND to help them become sponsors of children.

What do you say? Email me at [email protected] for more information about hosting a Compassion event at your church.

SDG/FCA!!

NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

Thursday Thoughts ~ 2.21.18

Our quote from today’s Thursday Thoughts series rings with such truth. It may take a moment to settle into the heart, but if you ponder on it, you will realize that Dr. King was right.

 

Thursday Thoughts Injustice

SDG/FCA!!

NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

Praying the Promises of the Cross

It is my honor to be one of the contributing writers for my friend, Arabah Joy’s FREE 2019 Praying the Promises of the Cross event. This is a special time of focus, leading up to Easter, on the cross and Jesus’ sacrifice. In a world of ‘self-centered’ Christianity, this challenge is a critical and relevant way of getting Christ-centered truth into our hearts. Please click HERE below to discover more about Praying the Promises of the Cross.

There is also an awesome Praying the Promises of the Cross Bundle that contains some wonderful items like a 40 day Praying the Promises of the Cross Prayer Journal, 40 Daily Prayer Cards, and Scripture Coloring Sheets.

 

Praying the Promises of the Cross Bundle

 

These items will focus your heart on the cross and help you be intentional in your prayers during the Challenge. You can purchase that by clicking on the link HERE.

Pin It on Pinterest