Saturday, November 28, 2015

Do Over!

I'm pulling from the archives and sharing one of my very first guest posts over at LifeNotes...

Several years ago, I blew it as a mom on Thanksgiving morning. All my daughter wanted was for me to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade with her, but I had other things to get done, and the parade was not on my agenda. 

With a huffy and unpleasant attitude, I joined her in front of the TV. Her bouncy excitement immediately turned to silence while she sat by herself on the couch. I realized how I had squashed her enthusiasm, and all I wanted to do was shout “Do over!”

Remember do overs? As a kid, my friends and I would yell “do over!” anytime we wanted to start a game over or redo our turn. Anyone could shout “do over!” and get a new beginning.

That’s what I wanted—a do over!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get do overs in life?

Please join me at LifeNotes to continue reading...Do Over!

In Christ,

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dwell Here with Me

I’m joining the Five Minute Friday community with Kate Motaung this weekend…5 minutes, no rewriting, and a one word prompt…
Dear Child,
Come. Dwell here with me.
You can stay as long as you like, which I hope will be forever.
You don't have to explain why you're here or what's troubling you. I already know. But I'm here with you, and no one listens or understands better than I do. So, talk to Me when you are ready.
Rest here with Me. Let Me strengthen you and give you peace—peace you won't find anywhere or in anything else.
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Worthy of a Miracle {Guest Post and Giveaway}

I'm pleased to offer my space today to author Linda Kuhar, where I've asked her to share a glimpse into her inspiring story. Linda's new book Worthy of a Miracle releases on November 10, but you can order it now on Amazon.

Please continue reading to the end of this post where Linda has been kind enough to offer a free giveaway of her book!

"When I was diagnosed with cancer and was afraid I was going to die, I wanted my time back. I wanted to undo the days I’d let slip through my hands . . . the slow and sweet moments with my husband, and the simple and silly moments with my daughter. I would sit on my front porch swing with the sinking feeling (the new reality!) that I only had that very hour, that very day. I could not go backward, and I was not guaranteed a future. I just had today.
Looking back, I am finally aware of what a tremendous gift it was to recognize that all I had was that single moment." (Excerpt from Worthy of a Miracle pg.177)
Several years ago I woke up in the middle of the night and this acronym popped in my mind. 

I put it in my cell phone and it stayed there for about a year before I ever did anything with it. Then one day when I was really struggling I pulled the acronym out and started journaling about how it applied to my relationship with God. Little did I know that years later this acronym would be in my very first book, Worthy of a Miracle, 5 Simple Truths for Believing and Receiving God’s Love!

Focusing on today is one of the key points in Part Two of my book. We all struggle in this fast pace world with actually living in the present moment. I personally get so overwhelmed with my "To Do List" and easily stay a day ahead or at least a few hours ahead in my mind continuously.

Do you ever find yourself struggling with the same thing?

After living with cancer, you might think it’s easy for me to appreciate every second of the day and stay focused on the present moment, but that’s not the case. However, there are a few habits I share in Chapter 13 Just Live Today, that help me live in the present moment and stay focused on God’s presence with me. I invite you to try one of these today:
1. Deep breathing—taking time to simply breathe.
2. Thanking, praising, and worshiping God continually throughout the day.
3. Slowing down. Not rushing through my day.
4. Being aware of how I’m feeling physically. Is there tension throughout my body?
5. Listening—to myself, to my surroundings, to God.
I know for me when I’m really connected with God, I’m able to be mindful of every minute, whether it’s talking with my daughter or enjoying dinner with my husband.

My hope is for you too to Just Live Today and enjoy each and every moment. 


Linda, thank you for sharing a bit of your experience with us!

Now, for the giveaway...Leave a comment telling us which Just Live Today habit you might try, or if there’s a habit you already practice that keeps you focused on Jesus. On Thursday, Nov. 12, I'll randomly select one winner from the comments to receive a copy of Linda's book Worthy of a Miracle. (Winner must reside in the U.S.)

***Congratulations Tallulah Jane! You won the copy of Linda's book Worthy of a Miracle!***

LINDA KUHAR is a wife and mother who survived Stage 3 cancer and a coma resulting from a compromised immune system during cancer treatment in 2009. Although doctors predicted she would never walk or breathe again on her own, she proved them wrong. One year after awakening from her coma, she ran her very first half marathon with Team In Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

You can find Linda on her website at:, and connect with her on FacebookTwitter: @LindaKuhar, and Pinterest: Linda Kuhar, Christian Life Coach.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

God-sized Dreams Come in God’s Time

I recently had an opportunity to experience part of my God-sized dream—the part that I had only hesitantly mentioned to a few people and barely put into writing. (I even had to look back through past blog posts to find if and when I had mentioned it.)

The part I was afraid to put out there for others to see? Speaking to a group of women.

It’s hard to admit to a dream when you know it’s far outside your comfort zone and there are so many others who are more qualified than you.

But that’s the thing about God-sized dreams…they are dreams He places in our hearts, meant for a time He decides on.

I'm so pleased to be guest posting at God-sized Dreams today! Please join me there to continue reading...God-sized Dreams Come in God's Time.

In Christ,

Monday, November 2, 2015

God’s Gift of Grace

Imagine giving a gift and having it refused.

Maybe it’s happened to you like it’s happened to me.

It was a small gift—nothing major, but something I thought would be enjoyed. The response I received was No thank you; I don’t have anything for you.

My gift was refused because it couldn’t be earned or reciprocated. And it hurt.

I wonder if that’s how God feels when we refuse His gift of grace. 

In Christ,

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