• Don’t tell God your plans. Hand him your pen.

    I used to give God advice on how to run my life (from time to time I probably still do). But I’ve learnt a blank page in God’s hand is far more powerful than a full notebook in mine. And he can do so much more with one life fully laid down, than a thousand […]

  • And God will direct your steps…

    “A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them”—Proverbs 16:9 (AMP). Since my 30-year teaching career ended in 2005, I’ve discovered this truth: We can make plans but God directs our steps. I love telling others, who are retired or nearing retirement, “You won’t […]

  • The Importance of Trusting God in Tough Times

    “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord”— Psalm 112:6-7(NIV). Has the bad news in 2020 left you fearful? Tested your faith? Left you worried about tomorrow? This year has been tougher than others for […]

  • Because motivation really matters

    Motivation really does matter. Most of us can recognise the benefits of motivation in our lives – increased levels of confidence, satisfaction and achievement. You’ve probably also experienced what it’s like to have little or no motivation – it feels like being stuck in a quagmire – when everything is slow and tedious, and apathy […]

  • SHE Lives Hope

    The awakening moment.  The moment she realized nothing else mattered. The moment her eyes opened to the impossibilities of life.  Even in the adversities of her darkest days, she knew hope was living somewhere inside of her.  A beaming beautiful light radiating with energy to last a lifetime.  She could feel the push. The strength.  […]

  • The Despair Blocker

    So there is this force that tries to block my path every time. It’s unseen, but so real, and so pervasive. The force is despair. It doesn’t have a complicated definition, it’s simple really, it is the force that sucks all hope out of a room, all of it gone, in the vacuum of despair. […]

  • How To Overcome The Five Greatest Fears

    What are you afraid of? You may not be a wimp, but the truth is, everyone is afraid of something. And chances are, when you get to the root of your fear, you start discovering what’s holding you back. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich, poor, successful, unsuccessful, famous or not famous, fear is a […]

  • It’s time to get the ‘Dis’ out of Disappointment

    There are some rocks that are just too heavy to bear. They sit on your heart, they block the joy, they block the light, they weigh you down. They are too heavy to carry day in and day out. Our heart is not designed for certain weights; they are crushing to our soul. I recognize […]

  • Christmas: When Nothing Means Everything

    Every year it’s the same for me. My level of busy-ness during the approach of the holiday season ascends to an unbearable and unsustainable intensity and I have a near meltdown. With four out of five birthdays in our family between October 20 and December 25, Halloween and Thanksgiving and all the shopping, meal planning […]

  • Christian Woman in business? You still need to hustle.

    I’ve been a Christian in business my entire working life, and in that time I have had to learn what part I play in making my life and career work, and what part God plays. Over 25 years in business has taught me that God in my work space is really only as good as […]