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Who Me? Be Strong?

As I write this we are in the 9th day of January.

Woman after woman shares with me her feelings of failure and disappointment.

New Years Day resolutions are already buried under

   Efforts to simply survive 2020.

And for those who know there is more to life

  the question begs for an answer

“Can I possibly be strong – strong in my soul – in this day?”

All around we see the erosion of moral values.

Deep within we are aware of our human weakness.

So can we possibly grow strong – soul strong – today?

I honestly believe so.

For again and again I have seen the when the storm winds blow

the roots do deep.

And oh how my heart longs for those deep roots of strength.

“I feel like such a failure,” she said and bent her head.

“Honestly I feel so ugly,” another woman admitted.

“Me? Oh I’m just a mess inside but I’d never admit it to another”.

My heart leaps out to these women and so many like them

who suffer alone with doubts, confusion and disappointment.

The superficial answers of today

    The skin-deep solutions

 Just.don’t. last.

No, they don’t and they won’t.

True strength – real soul strength- is found in One alone.

And it is only as I draw near to Him

   And dig deep into His Truths

That I discover a strength that lasts.

It is not dependent on my emotions, my moods, the latest best seller.

It is not conditioned on my financial security, or the amount of education I have.

No, it’s solely based on the character of God.

His everlasting Love.

His Plan and Purpose for my life.

His unchanging Nature.

There is a hunger all around for Truth that changes lives.

There is a longing to grow strong.

Let these words sink deep within –

1-3 Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!”
    Angels listen as I sing my thanks.
I kneel in worship facing your holy temple
    and say it again: “Thank you!”
Thank you for your love,
    thank you for your faithfulness;
Most holy is your name,
    most holy is your Word.
The moment I called out, you stepped in;
    you made my life large with strength.   Psalm 138:1-3 Msg

 

He wants to give you that strength today.

A strength that can face whatever storms you might face

A strength that will give you confidence to boldly embrace

His Truth in a crazy world.

Interested in growing strong – soul strong- this year?

Join me and others as we do just that.

It will transform your life.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Shining Moments

Sometimes it begins with a subtle nagging

a sense that something is just not right

that there is more

something more that you must do  or be or discover.

Deep within you is more potential that you can imagine.

God created you that way

but all too often we settle for less

far less.

Yes, we become comfortable and settled in our lives.

Change is hard. Very hard.

This past week I was jogging early in the morning

when suddenly I saw a gorgeous yellow and blue butterfly on the pavement.

I stopped and walked over to it. There’s something wrong about a butterfly on the ground.

It was meant to be flying and flitting from flower to flower.

It’s easy to see what the purpose of a butterfly is

but unfortunately we oftentimes don’t see our own.

There is a butterfly deep within and you were39224_13957sunrise made for more than the ground.

But how do you release the butterfly within?

First, become aware that there is more.

You were created for a purpose far beyond what you can see and grasp.

Second, be willing to get a coach to help you discover your strengths and your unique purpose.

Third,  take a step of courage to dream that with God you can.

Some of you reading this blog have done exactly that.

You noticed that subtle nagging and knew that there was more.

You longed to release that butterfly within yourself

and you began to explore what the change was all about.

There is nothing more exciting than in working with someone and seeing them begin a new chapter in their life. Seeing them begin to discover the butterfly that is within them.

Interested?

Just contact me at heartprintscoaching.com

Remember, life looks completely different from the view of a butterfly.

Shining Moments

I talked to the trees

   while I walked outside and shuffled in the autumn leaves.

I pondered the lessons they have to tell

   and what I can learn from them.

So while some are pondering weighty subjects my thoughts are up higher so to speak.

Trees so green in the springtime and summer months.

Trees now covered with brightly colored reds, yellows and oranges.

Where were those colors just a few weeks ago?

Hidden deep within the nature of the tree

Waiting for just the right time

    shorter days

    cooler temperatures

        to begin the transformational change that now is evident to all.

Hidden deep within the tree is this magnificent color.

How very true for each person.

You and I

    have hidden deep within us tremendous potential, strengths and graces.

 Not always evident until the right time.

But God knows all about the gold that lies buried inside

    far from the eyes of man.

Yes, He knows and is planning

     to gradually

        bring out the beautiful qualities that make you unique.

Set apart

   A one of a kind

      His precious jewel

Many times the circumstances that cause us so much pain and distress

    are the very ones needed to bring out your very best.

Like the glorious maple tree

   that I can see outside my window

   your life is made for a special purpose.

So if at this very moment you are experiencing the uncomfortable

   changes in temperature

      and less sunlight, so to speak

Be encouraged

Nothing is ever wasted.

He has promised to use everything to serve in your life.

Everything

There’s a purpose

         there’s a plan

              and through it all your true color is now coming out.

Hidden as it were a few months and years ago

   like the maple tree that looked like every other tree

 your beauty is seen by all who know you.

Autumn leaves speak of importance of the seasons

   in our lives and of our Father’s Love.

Yes, I might go talk to the trees some more tomorrow.

I love this time of year.

How about you? Listen to what those brightly colored trees are saying.

They have secrets to share for those who are quiet enough to hear them.

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed

into His image with ever increasing glory which comes from the Lord, Who is the Spirit. (II Cor. 3:18)