Leading Through Change

  Change. Something we all go through at different points in life, something we all experience. Some change is grand, like having a child or starting a new job. We often forget even with those grand changes comes the sleepless nights and the fellow employee who...

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The One Thing That Changed My Life

WORSHIP: The One Thing That Changed My Life I was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer 8 years ago this month. In the beginning of my journey I read every scripture in the Bible on God’s will to heal my body, meditated, spoke God’s Word out loud all day every day. I...

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Marriage and Mental Health

Alma’s speech became stilted, and her eyes brimmed with tears as she shared the moment she knew her marriage was over. It was not a matter of infidelity, immorality or a lack of love that ended her marriage of three years. In fact, she and her husband deeply loved...

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Lessons from Gideon

Leadership is an area that I am constantly growing in. I am currently the youngest person on staff and in just about anything you can name at my church. I feel like 1 Timothy 4:12 was written specifically for me, because I find myself needing that encouragement often....

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Wise Counsel – Healthy Mentors

I have always been extremely independent. Consequently, it used to be very challenging for me to take advice from others. Overtime, however, God has helped me realize that where I have gotten in life was greatly influenced by significant people. Since then, I realize...

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Stress is Inherent in Leadership

Each person in leadership has a certain amount of stress. Stress can’t be avoided completely. However, when stress is unmanaged, it can lead to serious health problem. The impact on our health may include high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes,...

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Breaking up with Fear

How can I survive this world?  How can I face the day when the tragedy and terror is creeping in?  When the stories on my news feed are more frequent and closer to home?  How can I do everything right to keep myself safe and my kids safe?  What about my parents and...

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Failure is Part of the Gig!

Have you ever heard of that saying “Failure is not an option?” I used to think it was  a great motto. Until one day, I realized that whenever I made a mistake, it made me feel like a failure. As a wife, a mom, daughter, sister, friend, employee, & ministry leader,...

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Two Simple Goal Setting Ideas

Have you ever spent one or two days cleaning out your closet? I mean you REALLY clean it.  I remember when my daughter Kayla moved back in a few years ago after being a part of an internship program.  She felt overwhelmed every time she walked into her room because...

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Changing our Expectations

Women have never so heavily influenced leadership in the workforce and ministry than in today's world. In the last 20 years the idea of the “American Woman” has greatly changed. Young women are choosing to go to school and work towards educations and careers. They are...

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Prevent Burnout by Taking a Real REST!

Have you ever experienced burn out? Has there ever been a time when you have felt tired, weary, and worn out to the point where you felt like giving up? I have been there several times and it’s exhausting! I came to a place where I was so sick and tired of being sick...

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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

As women, it is part of our God given nature to care of the needs of others. As a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, employee, manager, or ministry leader our responsibilities are endless. We find ourselves constantly on the go, serving other people and their needs....

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When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed: S-T-O-P

Let’s face it. Many of us women are emotional beings. At times, we allow our emotions to get the best of us. I must admit I have been guilty of “reacting” to situations instead of “responding” appropriately. I have yelled at my kids, instead of talking to them in a...

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