As I was pondering what to write this week, I came across something I wrote many years ago and stuck in my Bible. I have been struggling a bit with some self-doubt, discouragement and disappointment lately, and this was PERFECT for my spirit at this time – I love it when stuff like that happens. I hope it encourages you today…

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.” Philippians 3:12-16 NIV

“For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:11-13

  • GIVE EVERYTHING TO THE LORD every morning and ask for help with choices and completing the tasks assigned
  • DO NOT SHORT-CHANGE YOURSELF. Taking shortcuts will only hurt you in the long run. Do the little things consistently daily to build your foundation for the future.
  • PUSH YOURSELF EVERY DAY. Challenge yourself to work harder and smarter each day. Some days are better than others – do your best for each given day.
  • GIVE YOURSELF GRACE from time to time, but not so much that you allow it to keep you from reaching your goals and pushing yourself further every day.


You are amazing, beautiful and worthy of improving your lifestyle in order to improve yourself, help others and make yourself ready for what the Lord has for you to do!




When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see?

Do you see all your flaws? The mistakes you have made? Wish you were someone else? Wish you looked a certain way? Had a certain car, house, you name it!


The world we live in is full of lies and pressuring us to be someone we are not. To the world it’s all about how you look, how you act, what kind of job you have, how much money you are making. But that is not what is important at all.


Do you know what God sees when he looks at you?

He sees you as beautiful, as his child, worthy. He created you to look a certain way, to be unique, to be the only YOU, one of a kind. He created you to be different. He doesn’t care how much money you make, or what you look like. All he cares about is YOU.


I pray that you stand in confidence as the person you are.

I pray you walk in boldness and stand out because of the one who loves you and who lives inside of you.

I pray you are a light to this dark world.

I pray you find what you are passionate about and run after it even if you are ridiculed in the process.

I pray you stand strong in your faith.

I pray you are who God created you to be and no one else.


Don’t let the world define you. Your identity is found in Jesus.


Be the YOU God created YOU to be. And smile when you look at yourself in the mirror knowing the God above loves you and made you just the way you are for a reason.


“Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3


“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14


“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11



Dream BIG

Something I am learning is how to dream big. Dreams that are so big they are impossible without God!

big dreams

In January, God told me to dream big and I have been trying to figure out what my dreams are ever since. In figuring out my dreams, I am realizing what my passions are.


My passion is to be a life coach. I want to be someone people can come to, to encourage them and help them along their life journey to create goals and accomplish those goals and attain the dreams they have.


While I was on the World Race, I had the opportunity to walk alongside people on their journey, encouraging them, asking them needed questions, pointing them toward their end goal or reminding them to stay focused on the present and I LOVED it! It wasn’t until my World Race coach told me I should become a life coach that I knew what I was doing and what I loved actually had a name and a profession! Who knew?!


With discovering my passion I am learning how to dream. I want to have a career in life coaching and make it my own. I also want to have a beach house where people can come for a place of rest and enjoy God’s beautiful creation. Sitting on the back porch with a cup of coffee in their hand while looking out over the ocean and sitting in the peace and presence of God! Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

I know I can dream bigger. I know this is only a fraction of the dreams I can have with God on my side.

Are you a dreamer?

God wants us to dream. He wants us to do big things for his kingdom. We must believe that anything is possible with God by our side.

 set a Dream

In Genesis 12:1-3, God tells Abram that he will bless him and his name with be known among the nations

“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ ”


God didn’t say it would be easy. Along the way to your dreams you will have people who will try to bring you down and stir you away from your dream. They will make fun of you, be negative, but don’t let that come between you and your dream!


Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”


Have dreams, and make sure they are according to God’s plan. How do you do that, you may ask? Well, ask him! We can talk to God like we talk to a person standing right beside us. We have access to him 24/7. Sit and be still and listen to the voice of the Lord. He will tell you what to do. And if you spend time with him and delight in him, your heart and his heart will be in tune and his desires will be your desires.


Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”



You can do it!