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Unfruitful

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"The multiplying is in the dividing" -Priscilla Shirer
It is by sharing the gospel, by shifting the focus from us to Christ, that people are drawn to God. Jesus said "And I, if I be lifted up, I will draw ALL men unto me". It's so not about you and I. It is admirable to look up to other leaders. The world has correctly interpreted and applied the concept of power in comminity. The more the merrier. It takes a village to raise a child. United we stand, divided we fall. However, when we only look to other people, mentors, parents or coaches as our sole source of confirmation, comfort or acknowledgement,  we diminish the potential of God's power in our lives. Where there is no counsel, the people perish; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.  - Proverbs 11:14
People will fail you. The bible is clear when it tells us to commit the gospel into the hands of faithful people who can commit it to other faithful people. It is free to all but only thos…

Tru-Image Wifestyle Coaching

The Lord has placed so many broken women before me. Some are hopeful for their marriages, others are hoping that divorce comes sooner than later. I have cried with women over the years and have had stern mothering moments with others. Over six years, my husband and I have been talking to people about marriage. My goal as a Tru-Image Wifestyle coach is to empower you to do what you said when you made your vows!

"....to have and to hold from this day forward for better or for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish as long as we both shall live." 

For Better or for Worse
For example, there is Candy (fictional name of course) - This wife has a well-kept secret. Her husband drinks and although he is not physically abusive, she is worried that he could be. It's been too emotionally taxing on her and she wants out of the relationship. There is no rebuttal from him about that at all, even when he's sober. My advice is not to divorce him…

World War Z: Not WHAT but WHO

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On our anniversary we saw World War Z. If you have not seen it, this is your SPOILER ALERT! You may not want to read on.


Wow! First of all, this was a very well made film. I think they used a whopping four or five productiion companies, so it should be! As I was watching I kept waiting for the part that I would hate or a ridiculously absurd plot....but it never came! For a 116 minute movie, it kept me engrossed. I really like a good action flick. So, towards the end of the movie the most wonderful thing happened. I saw some amazing biblical comparisions! I have had these moments in other films as well, especially Superman (the original one).
Mr Brad Pitt is an investigator that used to work for the UN. He gets drafted pretty much to assist them in identifying the reason for a massive zombie takeover in every part of the world. His job is to find out where it started and WHAT can stop it. There are so many questions! World War Z is fast-paced, violent and shocking (especially in 3D)! …

Inspiration

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The Word of God describes itself as many things in the Bible. Jesus is the Word (John 1), the Word is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. It is also forever.

In my quiet time the other morning, I was reading this:

II Timothy 3:16
16xAll scripture is given by inspiration of God, and yisprofitable for ydoctrine, for zreproof, for acorrection, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That b

Warfare is Real

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In the book of Ephesians tells us to put on our spiritual armor. It consists of the sword of the Spirit, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation the girdle of truth and our feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Why do we need all of these things? What purposes do they serve? Doesn't God fight our battles so we don't have to?
I am finding that the more purposeful I am in discipling and mentoring and bringing people to Christ that the devil does not like me very much. Someone just told me that all of the armor of God is the Word of God. This actually makes a lot of sense. We apply certain parts of the Word of God to our situation as needed but the Word of God clearly applicable in many ways. The Bible is an offensive sword, our protective cover and what we stand on. It holds all pieces of our armor together like a buckler or belt. Without it, we have nothing!
The devil is intimidated by true followers of God. If you are no…

Mentoring

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It's amazing how God is beginning to open up doors for me to share my grace story with others. I thank God for an amazing opportunity to mentor two women who are younger than I am. I feel that God is giving me an opportunity to be a Titus woman.
In Titus, Paul tells the older women of the church to teach the younger. I hadn't considered myself an older woman until I realize that women younger than me were looking up to me. It's flattering, but it leaves me with an awesome sense of responsibility to assist these younger women to overcome the obstacles that I have overcome in my life and encouraging them to go even further than I have. Like Paul, I consider them like spiritual daughters. I have never had a daughter and so,  I feel that this fills an incredible void in my life.
You never know who is watching your life: your successess, failures, triumphal moments and biggest flops! But someone is. Someone ALWAYS is. I am at the age where I can see where I used to be and gui…