Why is this so important for you?

Take time to create a playlist for your home. I promise this will change your atmosphere, your mind, your heart and your mood! Leave a comment and let me know some of your favorite songs!

Song List

Called Me Higher (All Sons & Daughters)

Yours (Elevation Worship)

More Than A Friend (Jeremy Riddle)

Intimacy (Jonathan David & Melissa Helser)

You’re Beautiful (Phil Wickham)

Abba (Jonathan David & Melissa Helser)

Christ Be All Around Me (All Sons & Daughters)

It Is Well (Kristene DiMarco & Bethel Music)

Do It Again (Elevation Worship)

Would love to have some coffee with you on May 11 when I “Spill The Beans” about milestones, miracles and buck lists! Where: Greenville, SC @ Spill The Beans Coffee When: May 11, 2017 from 10am – Noon Fee: FREE

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Please Watch…This is For You!

From my journal … this conversation is for YOU my friend.

I receive this gift today. I receive this life, my body, my mind, my health. Thank you Lord. Thank you for the millions of blessings around me every day. Give me eyes to see your gifts and ears to hear your ways. Lord help me not to take for granted this life. Help me to just live today, soak it all up and truly love all of it. Lord there is nothing to fear because eternity awaits. Help me be the messenger of your love to a hurting world. Let that always be my focus. Forgive my selfish ways. Give me images of heaven to focus on and live for. Fill my mind and spirit with all your peace, love and joy. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

“My child you are on the right path. Soak this up every day. Living from this place will keep you on solid ground. Striving does not exist when you live in my presence. Keep going, you’re exactly where I want you to be. Remain in just living today. I love you child. I adore you. I cherish you. And I will keep you safe always. I am always with you. You will never be alone.”

Would love to have some coffee with you on May 11 when I “Spill The Beans” about milestones, miracles and buck lists! Where: Greenville, SC @ Spill The Beans Coffee When: May 11, 2017 from 10am – Noon Fee: FREE

If you are ready to make this year be Your Year of Consistency with health, food, exercise, relationships or career sign up for my newly released Healthy Lifestyle Coaching package.

Click here to subscribe to my blog for future inspiration and exciting giveaways and receive Chapter 1 of Worthy of a Miracle.

What Do You Truly Believe?

I pray that you know Jesus in such a profound way that you do not fear death but that you look forward to the day you will meet Him. In John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

I invite you to take a moment today and reflect on what you truly believe. Let’s be grateful for today and this moment of life.

I dedicate this video today to my friends Derik and Sabrina that are now with Jesus. Thank you Lord that you allowed me to meet those two beautiful souls and pray with them and talk with them about You.

I pray that through my videos you experience a glimpse of Christ love each and every day. Thank you for watching.

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This Can Save Your Life

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor 4:18

What are you focusing on? Focusing on the truth will change your life. I love hearing from you! Leave a comment and share with your friends.

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Giving Away 5 Books

Today I’m giving away 5 signed copies of Worthy of a Miracle

I’m celebrating #WorthyofaMiracle’s birthday all day long! It started at Fox News Charlotte this morning and will be ending with a book signing tonight at Stonecrest Apricot Lane Boutique.

I cannot tell you enough how much I love sharing life with you here on my blog. I’m looking forward to hearing how this book changes your life and relationship with Jesus! Let’s say it together … I AM WORTHY! THANK YOU JESUS!!!!

To WIN a signed copy of Worthy of a Miracle visit my friend’s blogs below!

Steph Fink

Jennifer Dukes Lee

Mary Hill

Laura Rath

Mary Bonner

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What To Do When You Don’t Achieve Your Goal

I’m disappointed to tell you that I will not be running the half marathon in two weeks. 🙁 I’ve been sick for the last few weeks and my body is telling me it is not a wise idea to do the event.

Even though I’ve questioned God why this happened, I do believe there are so many lessons to learn. I am so grateful for all that I’ve accomplished up to this point in my goal to run 13.1 miles!

Yesterday I decided after talking with my book coach Lee McCracken (Author of A Prayer and a Pink Pedicure) that on Nov. 8, I will celebrate the day with my family by going to the mountains and enjoying the outdoors. I will remain thankful and not focus on what I cannot do but on what I CAN DO!

I want to hear where you are with your goals. Are struggling in any area or are you right on track? Do you need redirect yourself or adjust your goal? Leave me a comment below.

Today I am GIVING AWAY a copy of my book on my friend Nicki Koziarz’s blog. Click here to enter to WIN! 

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A Very Big Miracle

Chapter 15, Speak Truth is one of my very favorite chapters in my book because of the VERY BIG MIRACLE that happened in my life through the act of speaking truth in my life. I cannot wait for you to read about this miracle in my book!

(Excerpt Worthy of a Miracle pg. 195-196)
“Going through cancer and the coma, I learned the power of my thoughts and words. When I woke up in the hospital and could not speak, my thoughts quickly turned from defeat to determination. Backed by the power of the prayers of my family and friends, I
insisted that I was going to breathe on my own, get out of the bed, and walk again. I believed that God had not brought me this far to quit. No one was going to stop me. My thoughts became my words, which became my reality. 

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Rom. 12:2)

This was the Scripture I clung to while undergoing chemotherapy. Little did I know how it would impact the rest of my healing. Words are powerful. All of creation came to be simply through the power of God’s word. “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was
light” (Gen. 1:3). God’s word spoke creation into existence.

Our words are like the air we breathe. Our words give us life. It’s time to believe in the power of our words and the positive impact they can have on us. Speaking the truth out loud has changed my life, my faith, and my relationships with my family and friends. It has helped me let go of all the times in my childhood when I had no voice and learned to think my only real value was in how I looked or how I performed. Now I know that when I speak, Jesus is listening, even if no one else hears. I know this because of my personal relationship with him. Today, I know that when we speak God’s word, we have supernatural power and authority through Christ. And when we speak God’s words to ourselves, we do a better job of encouraging and uplifting with positive self-talk as we face life’s challenges.”

Today I want to encourage you to examine the words you are speaking to others and to yourself. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve had any experience with speaking God’s word out loud and what it has done for you.

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Can we really Expect Miracles?

Do I have to keep training? The marathon is just around the corner, it is soooo close. But some days it’s hard to keep on keeping on. Every day I have to make an intentional decision: train or slack off.

Today I chose to persevere and stay strong.

Tuesday I talked with you about Expect Miracles from the JESUS acronym in my book: Just Live Today, Expect Miracles, Speak Truth, Use Your Gifts, Start Now!

When we think about Expecting Miracles, it really goes back to our mindset. For example, when you wake up each day do you automatically think how can I get through the day and try to find something to be positive about or do you wake up with an expectant mindset … expecting to notice the miracles in your life?

What would it be like if you went through an entire 24 hours expecting miracles all around you?

Let’s take a minute and look around at the miracles right now in front of us. It is a miracle we are alive and breathing! It is a miracle that it is raining! It is a miracle that we have a beautiful world that surrounds us!

When will we shift our perspective from just getting through the day to looking at life expectantly? I know from personal experience that when I live life expectantly my day turns out completely different, full of hope … full of excitement … full of miracles!

Leave a comment and let me know what miracles are you expecting in your life?

I know that six years ago today I was asleep in a coma and my family and friends were believing and expecting God for a miracle. And through their faith and prayers God delivered a miracle! What miracle are you expecting from God today?

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Is God Real?

Several years ago I woke up in the middle of the night and this acronym popped in my mind. JESUS: Just Live Today, Expect Miracles, Speak Truth, Use Your Gifts, Start Now! I put it in my cell phone and it stayed there for about a year before I ever did anything with it. Today I’m thrilled to say this acronym is in Part 2 of my book Worthy of a Miracle.

This week let’s talk about E … Expect Miracles.

If we are really honest with ourselves, we have all wrestled with the question, “Is God real?” On page 185 I wrote …

“Most of my life, I only knew how to do religion. I never understood how to be a believer in Christ and how to have a relationship with him. I often wondered why I didn’t know the Jesus of the Bible like the amazing Christian speakers I so admired, or the friends I interacted with daily.

Why did they seem to “get it” and I didn’t?

I accepted Christ as a teenager, but somehow my belief never traveled from my head to my heart. I tried everything, from teaching children’s Sunday school and volunteering at church to leading home Bible studies and following annual Bible reading plans. This was the “good church lady” way to live . . . to gain God’s favor and earn angel wings. I thought that if I followed the rules perfectly, one day I would know Jesus and believe I was worthy to be God’s daughter.”

Have you ever got caught up in the performance or the “doing” to find God? We go to church, listen to sermons, do the bible studies, listen to Christian music but all along there’s still a disconnect from the head to the heart.

It wasn’t until I got to the end of my rope and got over myself, that I stopped performing to find God in my own strength and that is when a miracle happened! Page 186 I wrote …

“This is what I hold true now: God will not force himself on us. He waits patiently (giving us freewill) for us to turn to him. That’s what he did for me. When I finally got desperate enough, I found him and fell in love with Jesus when he unveiled the truth in my heart. I am worthy. I am valued. I am his daughter. I am adored. I
am perfect in his sight just the way I am.

It is a miracle I never expected.

Out of brokenness, God restores our messes, our mistakes, our lives.”

Today I want you to take a moment and be completely honest with yourself. You don’t have to share here if you’re not comfortable. Have you wrestled with your relationship with God? Have you struggled to find him through doing? Have the words of the page of the bible been flat to you and not really come alive in your life? I want you to pray today, I want you to Expect a Miracle! Just like the miracle I had in my life, God WILL reveal himself to you.

What miracle would you never ever expect to happen in your life? That is what I encourage you to pray for today.

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What it Takes to Get Back Up

This week I had a chance to see my hero, Brene Brown! If you don’t know who she is you MUST check out her work (here). Her new book Rising Strong is rocking my world. Her subtitle alone is enough to stop you in your tracks. “If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up.”

Honestly, when we go after our goals it is all about learning how to get back up after we fall. When we embrace the truth, that we are not going to do it perfectly and that we will make mistakes along the way, half the battle is won.

For example, one of my goals for the 12 weeks of coaching series was to post a blog every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday … well I am falling. I am not going to be able to post every Saturday moving forward due to my upcoming book release. Part of my fall was over committing to a very full schedule. However, that’s not going to stop me from moving forward in my goals. I will continue to blog twice a week, train for my half marathon and work on my book release.

Let me know where you’ve fallen down in your goal and will you continue to pick yourself back up and keep moving forward?

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For the month of October I am giving away this beautiful custom-made Worthy of a Miracle necklace. Everyone who shares this blog and any #WorthyofaMiracle #JustLiveToday content on social media will be entered to WIN!! If you would like to purchase a Worthy of a Miracle necklace for you or a friend click here!

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Picture above from Chapter 5 Rising Strong by Brene Brown. Check out her Ted Talk here.