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Living life on purpose

Yesterday I attended an amazing women’s conference, I was surrounded by women of great faith and wisdom. It was truly a privilege to able to sit and absorb what they had to offer.

My personal belief is that time is the most precious thing that we have on earth, it’s something that you can never get back once it’s used. Spend your time wisely, by gaining knowledge and experiences that will edify and motivate you to become a better person. Then take what you learned and apply it.

(Side Note: It is wise to remain teachable. Never forsake wisdom from those who are more seasoned in certain areas than you, or from those who are where you desire to be.)

Here are a few practical principles from the event:

True success comes from knowing and discovering the will of God for your life.

Re-evaluate your 2011 plans and make sure that they are God’s plans not your plans

Repent from all darkness (sin)

Don’t waste time being complacent

Be quick to listen, and slow to speak

Be patient

Never be too prideful, pride leads to sin

Be real (be honest with yourself)

Write out decrees from God’s word concerning the things you want in your life. Then
work your faith to bring those decrees into fruition – Hebrews 11:6

Only be moved by what you know God’s word states, don’t be moved by what you see = FAITH

Remember free people, free people! Help others out if you have the ability. Don’t be selfish!

I pray that in 2011, you begin to live your life on purpose!

Welcome to 2011; January is almost over...



Dr. Martin Luther King "I have a dream"

Remember the dream

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illuminates it." - Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

Stay True

I read a great quote today, and I wanted to share it with you. Oftens times in life we all go through periods when we feel like we need something fresh and new. Usually during those periods we began searching for ways to stimulate our minds creativity. In your search for all things new, fresh and motivating here is a little nugget to get you started.

"Find inspiration in others, but do not follow them. Your life and journey are unique, you have to make your own way." - Shari Neal owner of Bon Bon Vie (


I just wanted to share a thought that recently came to mind. On Friday afternoon there was a snow storm in the area that I live, and while driving home from work I noticed the topography of the trees and snow, and it was breathtaking, and at that very moment I decided that I wanted to take pictures of all of this beauty.

On Saturday morning, I went out and did just that! I took some really amazing pictures and amazed even myself. Today, when I left the house for church I noticed that all of the snow had melted from the tree tops... All of the radiance that I had witnessed the day before were now gone. (I had actually thought about going back out to take more pictures today from a nearby mountain.)

Well here is the revelation... If you don’t seize the day and take advantage of the opportunity in front of you at the present moment, you are setting yourself up to miss something that may be monumentally life-changing.

One day earlier.

Imagine if I would have procrastinated yesterday, and thought to myself “Oh well its cold outside... I'll take pictures on Sunday, I want to relax today".

Listen to me, and listen carefully. The trees outside today don't look too hot! I am so happy that I seized the day yesterday. Tomorrow is not promised. Remember that!

Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss. ~Author Unknown

Happy Sunday!

1 Corinthians 13:1-8
(New Living Translation)

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages[b] and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!

It's the little things in life!

Yesterday it snowed in my area... This morning I turned lemons into lemonade! Enjoy my photography!

Remember it only takes one step forward! =)


Are you a time waster? Do you spend countless hours doing meaningless things that don’t add any value to your life? Sometimes we need down time, it’s necessary to recharge, but remember, all things must be done in balance.

Happy New Year! We’re in the 7th day of the New Year! Isn’t that exciting? It’s been one full week, so the question is, what have you accomplished thus far? If you’re like me, 2010 was a hectic, trying year filled with a lot of unexpected changes and situations. But, nevertheless, I’ve made it through and so have you! We have been given another chance, another day, another week! So, what are we doing to make this month a productive month? I have a few ideas listed below. I pray that something listed here is beneficial for you.

Peace, blessings and much love! XO

Give yourself enough time – Rushing causes you to forget things and feel stressed. When you are not prepared for your day you waste time doing unnecessary things to supplement what should have been done already. Resist the urge to hit snooze. GET UP!

Plan your day – Get a day –planner, or an electronic planner. Keep tabs on what your obligations are from day to day, and try to the best of your ability to stick to your plans. Remember someone’s poor planning is not your emergency! Always leave room for unexpected events and always have a “Plan B”.

Say NO! – If you don’t control your time, people will do it for you. When asked to attend events, parties or meetings that you know will not be beneficial to your life, say no (decline nicely), and let the chips fall where they may. You can’t please everyone all the time. Find something constructive to do with your time. Even if it’s just relaxing! You DESERVE IT.

Turn it off – Television can be a time zapper. Limit yourself to a few hours of watching a day or only on weekends. If you don’t discipline yourself in this area, you’ll find that you’ve wasted countless hours watching nonsense! You could have cleaned your home, balanced your finances, spent quality time with your spouse or children, read a book or much more. BE PRODUCTIVE!

Computer time – Okay, this is all I have to say about computer time… Avoid excessive game playing, facebooking or tweeting, it can be addictive. If you’re being paid or it’s your job that’s one thing, but if you’re not… (crickets chirping) You get the picture! Limit your computer time and discipline yourself in this area immediately. You may need to fast from these things for a while until you get a handle on this area (Just a thought).

Schedule your day
Give yourself plenty of time
Work on creating the "right" type of habits
Use your "idle" time to your advantage
Use technology wisely, don’t allow technology to use you!
Never procrastinate
Evaluate what your "time wasters" are and avoid them at all costs


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