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How to Be Unbotherd and Unaffected by Upside-down Circumstances

We live in a fallen, crazy, upside-down world. That’s a fact. However, allowing it to bother or affect you is on you. Sounds harsh, but you know deep down that it’s true. While the reasons may vary, I have found 3 main areas that keep us feeling bothered and affected by the upside-downness of this…

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Understanding God’s vision for your life is better than your version

It’s your life so you’d think you’d be the most knowledgable and qualified to know what’s best for it, right? I mean, you’ve gotten you this far. The barometer of your life’s success would probably depend on how it’s going right now. Going well, you’ll feel good about your choices, decisions and directions. However, if…

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Overcome midlife frustrations for a purposeful life with focus!

Purposeful living. We all crave it and spend a lot of time chasing after it. All with hopes of one day conquering the achievement of a purposeful life. As a fellow middle-aged Beautiful MESSterpiece, I know first hand the frustrations that trip us up on the quest to this common life goal. There are what…

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Quiet Quitting: Untangling the Mess of the Phenomenon

Quiet quitting is a pretty loud trend right now and the root goes much deeper than its name implies. If you’re not familiar with this phenomenon, I’ll try and give you a brief summary.  First, there can be two kinds of quiet quitting. We’ll call these, quitter #1 and quitter #2 for ease of reference. Quitter…

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Life’s Devotion: From Blueprint to Building Your Best You

Before you worry about finding the right blueprint, you first have to decide what you’re building. When it comes to your life and its plan, have you ever given much thought to the life you’re actually building? Versus the one, you can be found living or talking about. Ah, that’s a thought to ponder, now…

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God’s Devotion for Defining You Beyond Your Unique Mess!

Devotion, that word can really pack a punch. Depending on what it is that has your devoted attention. Today, we’re going to look at it as the topic and focus for embracing our messy lives. And how all of it is and has always been part of God’s process. This process, His, is all pointing…

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Nurturing the grit, grace & gusto to answer your God-sized calling

Untangling the MESS often attached to thoughts, feelings, and expectations behind your God-sized calling takes grit, grace, and gusto! Well, if there’s anyone that can help you untangle that MESS…it’s this girl 🙋‍♀️ Seriously, to help you save time, energy, and heartache, I wrote a BOOK about untangling that MESS! But in this post we’re…

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How To Teach & Reach Through Your Mission Without Breaching It

You’re either teaching, reaching, or breaching when it comes to your mission and assignment. As a valued, amazing lady in business you’ve gotta shine in the marketplace. In order to do that you’re going to have to get real comfortable with understanding the power of your mission. Your mission is about souls, impact & purpose…

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Prioritizing Your Mission In the Marketplace: Souls, Impact & Purpose

Sometimes your mission as a valued, amazing lady in business can really get lost in the shuffle of all those papers and post-it’s on your desk, right? Operating in excellence and being in alignment with your God-given assignment may be your mission. But sometimes the bottom line and deadlines can be a huge distraction and…

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How to Work 5 Opportunity Seizing Strategies Into Your Business

Opportunity seizing strategies are the focus here today, and we’re diving headfirst into something I know you’re hungry for—making the absolute most of opportunities that come knocking at your door. Imagine this: You, the fearless leader of your small but mighty business, confidently grasping every opportunity that comes your way. Your faith, your grit, and…

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