Oct 17

October 17, 2016

Filling the emptiness we all have

As a Biblical Life Coach, I am blessed to talk to many women. We talk about their many life roles such as wife, mother, daughter, employee, student, grandmother, etc. We work together to define their core values. We discover their gifts, strengths and passions.  Together we vision cast for their future, asking God to give guidance and hope. The one thing I, as a Life Coach, cannot do is to fill the emptiness found in each of us.  I can…

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Oct 8

October 8, 2016

Legacy – what we will leave behind

This morning, I told my husband again that I missed my parents.  I miss their presence in my life, the ease of our conversations, the interest they had in me and the fact that they knew me first. Their legacy in my life goes far beyond money, it is rooted on relationships.  Their relationship with each other, with me, my family and most importantly their relationship with our Heavenly Father. I have been pondering the concept of legacy since our…

Posted in Biblical LIfe Coach, Faith, Family, Recognize and Remember, Recognize and Remember, Reminders of Faith

Sep 26

September 26, 2016

God values the waiting times in our lives

What are you waiting for right now? Most of us are waiting for something to happen or for someone to do something.  Waiting is hard, especially the longer it goes on. God truly values the waiting times in our lives.  Scripture is full of people who had to wait on God… Ruth had to wait even after she had left her county, gleaned in the field, laid at Boaz’s feet and asked Him to take care of her (and her…

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Sep 20

September 20, 2016

A Rebecca Mail Give Away

Earlier this year, I was blessed to walk alongside Rebecca as she worked through a career change.  Together we looked at her personality gifts, core values and God’s calling on her life.  I asked her the big life coaching question, “If there were no obstacles in your life, what would you want your life to look like a year from now.” Rebecca didn’t hesitate to answer.  She responded immediately that she would love to have a subscription service where she…

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Sep 7

September 7, 2016

Time Eases All Things ~ 35 years of marriage

On top of our bedroom dresser sit numerous frames with photos of our beloved family.  There is a large framed image from a Mary Engelbreit calendar that was framed by our middle daughter as a gift for a prior anniversary.  It is an image of an older couple swinging on a porch swing as they look at old photos.  The Sophocles’ quote “Time eases all things” is printed on the image. My husband and I celebrated 35 years of marriage on September…

Posted in Biblical LIfe Coach, Family, God's faithfulness, Recognize and Remember, Recognize and Remember, Remember, Thankful

Sep 1

September 1, 2016

Your current Season – Embrace it

In chatting with a sweet (much younger than I am) mama in church last week – I shared with her this recognizable memory from my days as a young mama. On a rainy morning 20+ years ago, I was dropping my older 2 girls off at school and was headed home to spend the day with my preschooler in our home (which at the time was a new double-wide trailer in the country that did not feel like home).  After…

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Aug 22

August 22, 2016

Pruning: taking away the good

  A photo of the pruned tree from our visit to the orchard. July included a trip to my favorite apple orchard to pick up my buckets of fresh cherries to freeze. My grandchildren were with me, so instead of the normal quick in and out, we spent some time meandering around the orchard. The apples trees were overflowing with apples doing their work to become ripe.  But I was amazed to see countless apples laying on the ground, underneath…

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Aug 13

August 13, 2016

When you don’t know what to do

There are times in our lives where we simply don’t know what to do.   We seek the answer by what we know to do – for me this means searching scripture, praying, asking others and trusting our “gut feeling” – and still have no clear direction of what to do.  It is a frustrating place to be and when you find yourself in this position, there are no clear answers. When I find myself in the place where I…

Posted in A Sunday Thought, Biblical LIfe Coach, Recognize and Remember, Trusting God

Aug 7

August 7, 2016

Joseph's success

Defining Success – Joseph’s story

We love successful people – we love their passion, their stories of how they never gave up and pushed through many obstacles to achieve their success.  Typically, when we see successful people it is when they have made it; they are wearing the medal or the crown or the title!  We wish that we were as successful as them. A devotion I did a few years back, has been swirling around in my mind again lately.  It is about Joseph,…

Posted in A Sunday Thought, God's faithfulness, Recognize and Remember

Jul 23

July 23, 2016

When you are afraid

A Sunday Thought: I love sharing God’s word and I was delighted to speak at a Mugs & Muffins Bible Study that is held at a local Pittsburgh Church during the summer.  My study was on fear and The Widow of Zarephath found in 1 King 17:7-16. One of the most common commands of the Bible is to not be afraid—over and over again, the Lord tells His people to not fear because He is with them. God does not want…

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