Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I am RE-posting here... some of you don't do facebook!

So...about this time, in 2012.... I was hungry. Hungry for more of what I KNEW God was calling me to. I couldn't find the tools, the conference, video, or even book, that felt like a 'fit'. I heard two women on WAYFM and KLOVE - give snipets of encouragement and advice, as how to be a 'Proverbs Woman' in today's world. Lysa and Renee...So I started surfing the web and 'stumbled' on the She Speaks Conference page.
And there it was.That flip of the heart & feel good race of emotions -confirmation. He had spoke ever so softly to me ten years prior...'you need to speak, write, and lead more'. I ignored Him. I confess! Wrapped with fear, and the negative voices spoke over me, the voices I allowed to hold my calling captive! It was easier to ignore, than follow His lead. ... so I thought.
I remember posting on my facebook page..."I know I am called to go, now to believe for the funds."
Within 20-30 minutes a beautiful gesture for the full amount...a pvt message..."the Lord said you are to go. Get me the amount"..plane, room, event......
Shocked and feeling SO humble....I attended my first She Speaks Conference 5 months later.
This year will be my third year. This year I meet with a publisher. This year I will again, attend the Pre-Conference and speak in front of my sister peers. This year.... I will fully answer the call.
That private message, that GIVER,....it was an act of obedience and love that changed my life. I am FOREVER grateful. I look forward to the challenges of the call and I KNOW, the tools gained at the SS Conference, the women who speak into our lives there, the forever connections made....will bless me for eternity.
She Speaks Conference..... Pray about it.

Purposefully Positioned,

Monday, February 9, 2015

I am reading three books, teaching an awesome dvd study, prepping for a meeting with a publisher in July, two conferences, a trip to the mountains for ten days with family, hopeful to go to ND and AZ, have five or six projects going at home..... and I love it!

Sometimes looking at me from the outside, it can look like it's - too, much! I love that we are all built different. And yet, the same.

A Proverbs 31 woman, and all her glory, can look so difficult a task, to acheive..... :) For me, I thrive in the bustle and hustle of events and studies, celebrations, conferences, appointments, and such. For others, it is a one-task-at-a-time life. Nothing wrong with either, OR the in between.

Because 'He' designed you. Although I value and learn from leaders all over the globe..... I don't want to EVER 'be' them.

Lauren Daigle is breaking out a new 12 song album...How Can it Be. In this song, I hear MY heart. I feel MY tugs of repentance and accountability. I see the distance of MY journey, thus far. I trust in Him to continue to lead me...as I 'give' me back to Him.
Give it a listen.... And remember....you are fearfully and wonderfully made....just the way you are.

Purposefully Positioned

Friday, February 6, 2015

It has been a few months of silence on this humble blog....!

Is it me or are those of us who do not blog daily, seem to blog when we have something we are fired up about, or jubilantly sharing some good news??!!!

Regardless... here I am today!

I wanted to share a guest blog post that really spoke to me, from a beautiful She Speaks Sister, Whitney Capps.
Her guest is an author, speaker, and sister in Christ, Sharon Sloan. Follow the link below to read an encouraging word.
....SerenDIPity! Enjoy some dollops of scripture. And of course, there are sweet and savory dip recipes!


God didn’t send me out to collect a following for myself, but to preach the Message of what he has done, collecting a following for him. And he didn’t send me to do it with a lot of fancy rhetoric of my own, lest the powerful action at the center—Christ on the Cross—be trivialized into mere words.
1 Corinthians 1vs17 Message

Purposefully Positioned,


Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 2 & 3


You know that feeling when your body starts to ache and you are feeling a little more fatigued than usual....that feeling like something is coming on....a virus....a storm....change...?

God has so many prescriptions for all the aches and pains of life and the curves it can throw us. Just as I am strong in faith, my trust weakens when storms arise. I admit it. I am just like you.

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12vs2

We will always have aches and pains in life.... How will you allow Him to strengthen you?

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. Rev 3vs8

Purposefully Positioned

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

So I am challenged by my sweet friend Charlotte..... 31 days of blogging. Wow. What do I have to say that would engage even one person to follow that for 31 days!!

Well... I have decided to give this a try. They say after 21 days you form a habit, perhaps we both will be better bloggers after this!

So join me.... in a journey through Strength.....

Day 1 :

Power made perfect in my weakness. What a statement. What a gift. What a promise.

We all have days when we feel weak, hesitant, and doubtful about the direction of our lives, relationships, and responsibilities. Even our faith.
It can seem like nothing has ever bee,n or ever will be, this challenging. It is in those moments it can feel difficult to find the promise of strength, power, or courage.

Strength comes with prerequisites.... faith, grace, mercy, courage, to mention a few.

It isn't an everyday thing that we are left feeling weak, tired, or hopeless. But when those days arrive, it is so comforting to know that the power that comes from our God, is perfect in the midst of of that very weakness.

Purposefully Positioned

Saturday, July 26, 2014

We are half way through the week end. One more day. Sunday.

How will you spend it?

Church. It's a community of people who arrive with an expectation of revelation, from a resource that is so easily criticized, doubted, and at times, hypocritical. However, I believe, I feel, it is about perspective.

noun: perspective

the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.
"a perspective drawing"
a picture drawn in perspective, especially one appearing to enlarge or extend the actual space, or to give the effect of distance.
a view or prospect.
plural noun: perspectives
synonyms: view, vista, panorama, prospect, bird's-eye view, outlook, aspect
"a perspective of the whole valley"
Geometry- the relation of two figures in the same plane, such that pairs of corresponding points lie on concurrent lines, and corresponding lines meet in collinear points.
2. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
"most guidebook history is written from the editor's perspective"
synonyms: outlook, view, viewpoint, point of view, POV, standpoint, position, stand, stance, angle, slant, attitude, frame of mind, frame of reference, approach, way of looking, interpretation - "her perspective on things had changed"

Which slant, angle, outlook, effect, interpretation.... do you have?

Purposefully Positioned

Monday, July 14, 2014

Good Morning!

I am gonna ramble on here.... just have so many thoughts and prayers going through my brain this morning!

Superficial vs Authentic.....What is your 'view' on your life? Do you approach it with humility or selfishness of what looks/feels good? Every decision we make must be led by the lead of our spirit. The spirit we've invited, given permission to, allowed, to live and lead within us. Avoiding the whole, 'so spiritual you are no earthly good' trend. But who gets to determine what is THAT spiritual for us, as individuals?
We do. It's an authentic life, that is sometimes very hard. Other times, it is with such joy and fulfillment we cannot imagine ever living like 'we used to'. How we make our decisions in this life, as believers, is navigated by what we state to believe, and attempt to live by....faith.
Do you believe the grass is greener on the other side? Is what your neighbor has, what you think you need? Is the other guy or girl looking better than the one you are already blessed with? How about the very life you left behind, is that what you want to go back to? To toss out all the hard work done to come so far.... the sacrifices made, do they mean nothing?
We all have gifts and talents, wells of love, and joy unspeakable, just waiting to be poured out of us.
And, we have our own will. Whatever we are doing, thinking, saying, and contemplating in our own will....will eventually seep out.

Is your today, superficial.....or are you being led in an authentic life today? No one said this life in Him would be easy, without hurts, hangups, and habits of it's own...it's all in how you approach (pray), relate (communicate), take ownership (repent), and love....unconditionally, as He loves us. Sounds simple from here, but it's a daily release of our own will and way of thinking. It's finding the embrace, encouragement, and empowerment of God in our lives through the devotions of His word, the time spent in prayer, and the relationships we allow to influence us.... Superficial = Selfishness Authenticity = Truth.

I warned you I would ramble.... This world holds so many superficial lures of distraction!I am brought to the reflection of my own life.

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Phil 4vs8

Do I live an authentic life? Do I even try? Am I so spiritual I don't reflect the Christ I love so deeply, to others in a healthy humble manner? Can I be so easily detoured from the place I now stand, to only head back to the very place I ask Him to deliver me from?

"Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psalm 69

Purposefully Positioned,