Do you realize no two diamonds are alike?!
Each stone's complex characteristics cannot be duplicated, and no twodiamondscan ever be the same. Each stone, like its owner, is endowed with a personality and characteruniquelyits own.
DIAMONDS ARE UNIQUE AND DISTINCT. NO TWO ARE ALIKE!
By God’s design you, too, are intentionally unique. Why would you want o to compare yourself 6o anyone else on the earth?
“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]” (Ephesians 2:10).
HERE ARE 7 IDENTIFIERS THAT MAKE YOU…A ONE OF A KIND MASTERPIECE!
When you think of love, what comes to mind?
A man and woman holding hands.
The comfort of a mother’s embrace.
A father’s advice.
The listening ear of a good friend.
Although these expressions of love are beautiful, there is another love that is so pure and exquisite that it surpasses even these!
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
God’s love INITIATES. He took the first step towards us to show love and as a result, we learned to love through Him.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
God DEMONSTRATED His love for us by giving His only son as a sacrifice for our salvation.
“…but God shows his...
"I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:6-8 (NIV)
The Call is STILL the same today…God is calling His people OUT of the corners to SHINE in His marvelous Light.
Why? He redeemed you dear One, He calls you by His Name…He formed you ( yes our lumps, bumps and rumps) for HIS GLORY!
I almost failed to miss this LIBERATING truth and walking into the call of God for my life when I allow the circumstance(s) of my past, moments of poor choices, failures on the path of life and inappropriate responses to hold me mentally and emotionally hold me HOSTAGE …hold me BACK from where God plans to take my life.
Some of the landmines I had to walk through (with the help of God) included...
What is the one goal or activity you want to fulfill this week, month, or year?
It may seem daunting; you feel it will drain you or, in extreme cases, feels the mere act of starting the task will “suck the life juices” out of you!
If you have felt this way, be encouraged you're NOT alone as I shine the light on the enemy of every project God places on my heart.
What is it?
Today, I’m going to expose its meaning, methodology, modes, and, most of all, how to take MASTERY over it!
The dictionary defines it as:
a/ the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.
b/ to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.
c/ to keep delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring
Procrastination is a type of avoidance behavior characterized by deferment of actions or...
Today, I'm going to share with you five powerful ways to regain your life back from what the devil has stolen.
My passion is helping women share their unique faith journeys through the life lessons they have learned along the way with clarity and confidence so they can impart it to the next generation.
So whether it's a book, a podcast, a new organization to impact the next generation, a nonprofit, and more, our expertise helps you translate your journey and communicate it so that others may learn.
Do you know the number one tactic that stops many of these dynamic women, it's five voices that will attempt to bring their creativity to a screeching halt!
And I've discovered this after working with thousands of women from around the world.
So get your pen and get your notepad and let's get into it.
The Five Voices:
That's an attempt to tear down your self-esteem. Make you doubt. Wonder question....
It's early morning as I lie in bed my alarm clock radio awakens me from my twilight sleep.
Head on the pillow considering one more rollover before I arise, then I hear the announcer use that dreaded word "corona"!
At this point it's now four weeks into our state "stay in place" mandate. Although my office is based at home, the mandate has changed my external life activities. The routine run to the post office or office supply store is now a 25-minute pre-check ordeal of plastic gloves, face mask, and grabbing a precious can of Lysol to conscientiously wipe down countless surfaces.
Standing in line at the post office [yes, at the new "social distance of 6-feet apart] as the cue slowly proceeds we reluctantly look into one another's eyes hoping to spot a familiar face. In some customers' eyes I see frustration, others I see sadness, a few I see "smiling" eyes and others I see outright fear.
Finally, as I drive home from a usual 10-minute activity which now takes 30 to 40 minutes I...
As I sit here with a cup of tea reflecting on the current world affairs and our place in history, it reminds me there is nothing new under the sun.
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV
As the world virally grows anxious about "Co-vid 19", just in my lifetime we survived the worries of Y2K, SARS, MadCow, Anthrax, HIV, Swine flu, Ebola and the Zika "scare"
In watching news reports from across the globe, two kinds of leadership styles are influencing responses.
Which one are ...YOU?
A leader can be a THERMOMETER, or a leader can be a THERMOSTAT.
A thermometer is a passive device. A Thermometer will tell you what the temperature is.
A thermostat is an ACTIVE device. A Thermostat It will not only tell you the temperature, but it will move you to the temperature you need to go.
In a well known historical record, God instructs twelve...
February is known as the month of celebrating...LOVE!
Based on one's season of life and present circumstances it can be a bitter or a sweet time if one is influenced by the media.
Yet, the good news is with a healthy perspective you can learn three vital aspects of Love (Matt 22:36-40):
I assure you by applying these three steps---your cup will overflow BEYOND the month of February!
This can actually become a LIFESTYLE---The Way of Love!
A great leader once shared--- "You put on the Love of God with the renewed mind in manifestation and there's nothing you'll have to ask God for, it'll be there. It'll be there. You'll never have to ask. It'll always be there."
Right now, I encourage you to stand up, shake off the day...then gently yet tightly wrap your arms around yourself.
Where are you at this very moment?
Well...I am in the kitchen cooking! This was NOT always my favorite place as it would bring bittersweet memories of being taught to cook [and clean fish] with my beloved Grandma Ruth.
She never used a cookbook...she cooked by taste with a pinch here and a pinch there, and her meals especially her cakes and biscuits were SCRUMPTIOUS!
Yet I can still recall the countless times my little cakes burned, came out flat or tasted horrible, and the family would eat because of "sympathy" love. LOL
As a grown woman, I decided to give it another go...I'll try this baking thing one more time...I'll shake off the disappointments, shake off the pity looks from family faces and even the nasty past taste of my failures.
I'd pull out the recipe books [yes hardcovers then], prep my utensils and ingredients...then I'd FREEZE like a deer in the headlights!
All of a sudden it seemed too hard, too daunting, "this...
Happy New DECADE!
As a little girl, one of my favorite Saturday morning shows was "The Jetson's." Can you recall the lyrics of the opening song? It featured life in the "future." Today, fifty years later, a majority of the show's "gadget" concepts ARE part of our lifestyle.
The year 2020 marks not only a new Year, but it is also the mile marker for a new DECADE!
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:19
God is a God who can make all things NEW! What does that mean?
Despite your past or current circumstances, when we go to God and His Word for His perspective, His guidance on the matter, He gives us a NEW vision and attitude. When I go to God and His Word, I begin to see clearer, and I begin to see through a broader lens about the matter versus my prior narrow view.
Many times we cannot "perceive" the new things because we are still looking...