step outside your comfort zone.

Some of you know I serve as a career coach. Just last week I found myself in a Panera Bread working with one of my current students on their resume. This particular location is extremely thin on power outlets, so while working on battery power, we pretty much stalked every person at every table near … Continue reading step outside your comfort zone.

#IreadthereforeIquote: Brother Lawrence ~ on forgetting God

the quote: “That when he had failed in his duty, he only confessed his fault, saying to GOD, I shall never do otherwise, if You leave me to myself; it is You who must hinder my falling, and mend what is amiss. That after this, he gave himself no further uneasiness about it. from The … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Brother Lawrence ~ on forgetting God

#IreadthereforeIquote: Philip Yancey ~ We can say anything to God.

the quote: “One bold message in the Book of Job is that you can say anything to God. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment He can absorb them all. As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. They prefer to … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Philip Yancey ~ We can say anything to God.

#memoryverse Psalm 139:23-24 ~ search me, oh God.

#memoryverse "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life." Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT) One of my go-to questions when I meet with someone as a communication/life coach is: "How do you receive … Continue reading #memoryverse Psalm 139:23-24 ~ search me, oh God.

#memoryverse John 15:5 ~ I say “nothing” without you.

#memoryverse "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5 (ESV) "When a worship leader reads the Bible you can tell." Carlos Whittaker is a worship leader, author and speaker. So … Continue reading #memoryverse John 15:5 ~ I say “nothing” without you.

#memoryverse John 15:5 ~ Lord, please remind me to remember.

#memoryverse "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5 (ESV) Heavenly Father, please remind me to remember you, over and over and over again, because I forget You, over and … Continue reading #memoryverse John 15:5 ~ Lord, please remind me to remember.

#memoryverse 1 John 4:13 ~ “abiding” in Christ. part 1 of…howevermany.

#memoryverse "By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit." 1 John 4:13 (ESV) I used to think the word "abide" referred to that part of prayer where I was supposed to shut up and listen. Like God and I were taking turns … Continue reading #memoryverse 1 John 4:13 ~ “abiding” in Christ. part 1 of…howevermany.

#memoryverse Psalms 121:2 ~ muse. shmoose. I need the Holy Spirit.

#memoryverse "My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:2 (NIV) In the fall of last year, I began leading two Bible/Discipleship studies and after taking a break over the holidays, I'm seeing more people sign up to join us as we start back next week. My first thought was … Continue reading #memoryverse Psalms 121:2 ~ muse. shmoose. I need the Holy Spirit.

#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ when things go “wrong.”

#memoryverse "The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps." Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) One of the most difficult things I've experienced in my striving to follow God's guidance in my life is when I pray, persistently, I seek wisdom from His word and from faith-filled brothers and sisters in Christ, I … Continue reading #memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ when things go “wrong.”

#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ give people permission to tell you the truth.

#memoryverse "The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps." Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) It's January, time for new year's resolutions and fresh starts. New goals. New plans. I feel a metaphor coming on. When I use my GPS to help me get somewhere, I not only have to set a destination, … Continue reading #memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ give people permission to tell you the truth.