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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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Leadership Lessons: How To Know If Your Work is Working

Before we dive into whether or not your work is working, let’s first remember the position you’re in – leadership. Whether at home, in the workplace, or in ministry, you’re a leader. As a leader, the first person you lead is you. How are you doing? Women like us are often found trying to put…

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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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Self-Care: Nurturing You in Real Ways Beyond Bubble Baths

Self-care is needed, wanted, and oh, so craved! But what happens when the scented candles, the bubble bath, or the good book as a momentary escape isn’t delivering? The often promised rejuvenation from this type of self-care just isn’t cutting it anymore. And that’s just it–more. As in you are more than a scent, soak,…

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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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Courage is the Way to Clarity

What would you say if I told you it’s courage that leads to clarity, not the other way around? Yep, courage is the way to clarity. I’m willing to guess, you’ve never really given much thought to it being this way. Probably because most of us are too busy hunting down clarity so that we…

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