Inspiration and Faith

God has a plan and a purpose for your life! You are not here by accident! You are fearfully and wonderfully made by a Creator who loves you madly. My faith in Jesus Christ has been the rock and foundation that has helped me through both the highs and lows of life, and my faith journey is exactly that. A journey. Some days I am filled with fire and passion for my King, and other days I feel as though I am simply putting one foot in front of the other. But, no matter where we are in this journey His promises are always true!  

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.”   

Jeremiah 29:11

There is Hope for New Life!
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Be Present
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Are You Ready for “New”?
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Pray Out Loud!
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Reflecting the Light
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On Heavy Days, There’s Hope
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God’s Got This!
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The Struggle of Being a Perfectionist
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Guess What? You’re an Influencer!
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How to “Go With the Flow” When Your Plans Get Interrupted
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Did You Know That God Has a Name?
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What’s Stuck in Your Hairdryer?
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What the “Sabbath” Looks Like for our Family
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Faith Over Fear
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Overcoming the “Distraction Dragon”
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What is the Word for Your Year?
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Get Out of Your Head!
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Do Not Fear
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You Are a Warrior
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What is Your Identity?
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Plug Into Your Power Source
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Be Where You Are
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Your Past Prepares You For Your Future
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How I Begin My New Year
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My Social Media Break
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Be the Red Tree
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My First Barnes & Noble Book Signing
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Do You Fear the Future?
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You Don’t Think You Have What it Takes? That’s Good!
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I’m Not Good Enough
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Stand Up and Be Confident!
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Walking Through the Desert
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Season Shift
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Putting the Pieces Together
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