40 days of CHANGE


Whose up for a CHALLENGE?!?! I’m not into New Year Resolutions – done that – it does not work . . . but what does work for me is giving God the first 40 days of each year. Instead of making a New Year’s resolution that you will probably break within the first two weeks,…

He knew you before all this . . .


More than 2,000 years ago someone was thinking of me, fighting for my life, fighting for my bloodline. Fighting for my health, my finances . . . fighting for my destiny.  Christ thought of me even then – before my heartbeat sounded, before my flesh began, before the atmosphere of this world would break with…

Are the ‘WHAT IF’s’ Holding You Back…


  If our hope – our trust – is in the Lord, then what are we waiting for? Why do we allow the “what if’s” to defeat us before we give our “I’m going to trust in you, Lord” a chance to birth life! How long are we going to hold back? Must we continue…

Build YOUR Life


Second day of 2017 and our offices are already getting calls with how we can help people stay motivated and obtain momentum to achieve their goals. No! It won’t be easy! Yes! It will take everything you’ve got to do what you dream and desire to do – BUT ……  Y O U are worth…

Stress vs. Presence


It seems as of late more bad than good days have rolled in the front door and I can’t seem to get the back door opened fast enough. BUT as they say, ‘life happens’ and the marathon continues. Most days nothing that was planned was done and the things that were done were things that…

Surrender ~ LIVE TODAY ~ 2013 ~ Day 13/365, Week 2/52


Surrender I lay myself down at His feet.  I surrender all my hopes, my dreams – I am nothing without Him – He is the giver of all that encompasses my life. I live only to see Your face, to shine for you I live only to see Your hand touch a dying world I…

When not writing . . .


Many wonder what I do when I am not writing, free-lance editing, being a wife, a full-time mom, running our business, teaching art and dance conferences, obtaining my degree, speaking, coaching, or counseling.  Well, on the side when all my Matter Hatter Days slow down and I have time for a great cup of hot…

LIVE your life with LIFE


Ladies of Brake 5 – I want to encourage you as you begin a new week – to LIVE your LIFE with LIFE ♥. Do not allow past regrets, hurts, or pain to hold you back from experiencing a newness that brings not only joy but rest in knowing that Christ has created you for…

Walking the Tightrope


~ Keeping the Balance In Our Lives ~ Why do we fear saying no?  Is our life balanced?  Using a fear meter versus a peace meter one might have the chance for survival within the walls of our relationships, our careers, and our church activities. Have you ever wondered “Why do I feel guilty when…

Memories. . .


In a season when memories are vivid, alive, full of beautiful color, and hold the power of standing still. . . Capture the moment but continue living in the here and now. A memory can bring the feeling of being young, the age when there was courage to face a world with a clear confidence….