A Free Book, Bling and Blessings on Today’s Blog


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A free book, bling and blessings are what today’s guest blog post is all about! I’m sharing an excerpt from my friend Steph Fink’s newest book, The Blessed Juggle – From Cray to Okay in 30 Days, available at encouragedinheart.org and Amazon TODAY!

Have you ever gone to bed and thought, “I have no idea how I made it through today?” Or, “I’m so busy I need a break or I’m going to break!” Or, “I can’t juggle ONE. MORE. THING.” and you said it in Z-formation with three snaps and a neck twist?

I get it. I so get it.

I get it so much that I wrote this book for us. I know we juggle a lot of stuff and wear a lot of different hats. I wrote this book, because I know what busy feels like. Busy feels exhausting. Busy feels productive. Busy feels like I’m important because important people have “stuff” to do, right? But, when I’m too busy, I feel cray (my cool way to say crazy). And, being cray is not okay.

As I’ve examined some of my past “I’m so busy” statements, God illuminated that many of my “busy” thoughts were rooted in fear. I feared that I’m not enough – so I filled my time with “important stuff” – I feared if I said, “No!”, I’d let others down – I feared that I’d live an unimportant life – I feared being out of the loop and missing something, anything, really.

My, “I’m so busy!” almost always had an origin of fear, not faith. The way to combat fear is with faith. God made you and I on purpose for a purpose, and it’s to live in, by and with faith. I have faith that whatever God drops into our hands, it is because we’re blessed – not because we’re busy!

I have a strong aversion to watching re-runs (I’ve already seen it, why do I need to see it again?). Similarly, being around people that regularly declare, “I’m so busy!” makes me feel a little like I’m watching a re-run of my own life. I want to encourage your heart for the next 30 days to lose the cray, “I’m so busy!” mentality and move to an okay, “I’m so blessed!” attitude. Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be okay; okay really is good enough. You are good enough!

This book is small enough to fit in your purse, brief case or diaper bag. It’s a book and workbook all in one (one less thing to misplace!) and designed to be used as a journal with blank lines provided each day to record your thoughts. At the end of every day, I included one “Blessed Juggler Tip” shared from my friends that have found a practical way to shift an area of their juggle from cray to okay. I have really smart friends, so you’ll want to read their tips!

This book would be a great resource to use for a four-week book club, small group, Bible study or an accountability group. You can use Day 1 as your introduction day and Day 30 as your closing day, which will give you four full weeks of daily encouragement. At the end of each week, go through the past seven-days of discoveries together and then encourage each other!

I pray the words in this book encourage you to realize that while you may be juggling a lot, (maybe even more than you think you can or should handle), it is because you are so very blessed.

It’s my heart’s desire that you live a very joyful, purpose-filled, and blessed juggle life!

Anyone that shares this post and leaves a comment below about an area that they struggle in their juggle will be entered in to win a free autographed copy of The Blessed Juggle and a pair of these beautiful fair trade Blessed Juggle earrings (in the picture below!)! (The winner will be contacted one week from today on April 18th!)
freebookblingonLKblogThese fun earrings can be worn with jeans, yoga pants or a dress and elegantly captures The Blessed Juggle message. The gold circle represents God and the turquoise balls are all those important people and things you juggle. The turquoise color looks awesome on only everybody! There’s a wage difference for women worldwide. Women and their children that live in poverty are at an increased risk for being trafficked (human trafficking is also known as modern day slavery).  I’m so proud to offer these fair trade earrings as the women that created them did so under fair working conditions; ethical fashion is fabulous fashion! I absolutely LOVE wearing mine, which I wore in this video that I made just for you!

About the Author: Steph Fink is an inspirational speaker and author with a passion to encourage hearts to live out their unique purpose. She’s the author of The Blessed Juggle – From Cray to Okay in 30 Days, Building Bridges – Made on Purpose for a Purpose and 28 Lessons I Learned When My Head Was Stuck in the Fridge. Steph was born and raised in New Jersey, graduated from the University of Delaware and immediately entered into the United States Air Force. After she was honorably discharged, she relocated to the Washington, DC area and lives there with her husband and their two sons. Steph’s company, Encouraged in Heart, LLC, is a proud partner with The A21 Campaign to end human trafficking. A portion of her book and jewelry profits go to The A21 Campaign.  Steph loves big hair, big hugs and big cups of coffee. For daily encouragement, follow Steph on Facebook or InstagramYou can subscribe to her blog here!

Get. It. Done.

It’s time to Get. It. Done.

8 miles in the rain!!! Yikes!

Let’s push through our excuses and just do it!

Time, money, energy, weather, mindset, people …. all of these are valid excuses but will we let them continue to be our stumbling block to not follow through on our goals?

What are you determined to persevere through? Let me know in the comments below and be entered to WIN The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. WINNER ANNOUNCED TUESDAY!!!

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                                          ~Praise for Worthy of a Miracle~

Linda’s story is an amazing example of God’s mighty power and faithfulness. If you’re believing God for something that seems impossible, let this book empower you to believe you are worthy and He is with you! – Lysa TerKeurstNew York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries 

My friend Linda is what I call “Gospel-strong”! In the pages of Worthy of a Miracle, you will see how in Linda’s weakness, Jesus made her “Gospel-strong”! You will not regret buying this book; you’ll like it so much, you’ll buy five more for your family and friends. ­­– Derwin L. Gray, Lead Pastor Transformation Church, Author of Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study (Lifeway)

Preorder your copy of Worthy of a Miracle here! Read what other’s say about this book hereAre you tired of procrastinating and ready to get over that hurdle and accomplish your goals? Click here to be placed on my new client waiting list.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Author, Speaker and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions.

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Bad Habits to New Habits

I’m inviting you to pray this today: “Search the inner depths of my heart and expose anything that is not of You so I can be set free of it.” Excerpt from Stormie Omartian’s book The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage.

What do you need to be set free from?

In my quiet time I was reading Psalm 5:11-12 and part of it reads “Let those who love Your name be joyful and exult in You.” All of a sudden my eyes were opened to a “bad” habit I have. I have a habit of not being joyful, instead I have a habit of anxious thoughts and worrying.

I’ve decided I want to create a new habit of gratitude, thankful and joy filled thoughts to replace my bad habit of anxious and worried thoughts.

Let me know what “bad” habit you have and what new habit you can replace it with?

*I will be announcing giveaway WINNER next Tuesday, be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller.

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                                         ~Praise for Worthy of a Miracle~

Linda Kuhar extends an invitation to find an extraordinary God at work in the middle of our ordinary lives. She offers faith, encouragement and, most of all, hope. Whether you’re going through a difficult time or are simply looking for inspiration and a new perspective, Worthy of a Miracle will meet you where you are and help you see what could be. – Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of You’re Already Amazing

I knew Linda’s story would be inspiring, but had no idea how much her book would touch my heart as a woman, a wife, a parent and a believer. Seeing how God orchestrated small and life changing miracles in her life literally moved me to tears as I witnessed the tangible proof of the power of God at work. Her story is a beautiful reminder of God’s sovereignty, packed with scriptural promises and practical steps for growing our relationship with God, while reminding us all that we are worthy of His miracles too. – Tracie Miles, Christian Speaker & Writer, and Author of two best-selling books, Your Life Still Counts: How God Turns Your Past Into A Beautiful Future and Stressed-Less Living: Finding God’s Peace In Your Chaotic World.  

Preorder your copy of Worthy of a Miracle here! Read what other’s say about this book here.

Are you tired of procrastinating and ready to get over that hurdle and accomplish your goals? Click here to be placed on my new client waiting list.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Author, Speaker and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions.

Click here to subscribe to my blog for future inspiration and exciting giveaways.

Look at what YOU did for me!

Is being too tired a good excuse not to follow through on your goals?

I really wanted to use that excuse this week. But when I thought about my desired outcome to feel great when I run my half marathon I decided to push through my resistance.

But then, even in the middle of pushing through, I started thinking about ways to cut corners the next day! Have you ever done that?

Extra accountability is what I needed this week! So I stepped it up. I made a commitment to video and let you know when I completed my next goal (4 mile run).

I want to say a big THANK YOU to my blog community for watching this and my friend Stephanie for running with me because I would have totally cheated myself and ran fewer miles. Confession: I get lazy and I like to cut corners 🙂

Let me know who is keeping you accountable in your goal? Do you need to step up your accountability to make sure you follow through? Everyone who comments will be entered to win a copy of The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller.

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Thank you to everyone who has signed up for my book launch team. Click here if you’d like to join. 

Are you tired of procrastinating and ready to get over that hurdle and accomplish your goals? Click here to be placed on my new client waiting list.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Author, Speaker and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions.

What are clients saying about their personal coaching experience with Linda? Read here. 

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Click here to preorder your copy of Worthy of a Miracle today!

No Pain, No Gain … Really?

This was so hard … 7 miles complete!

Why do we take two steps forward and one step back when working towards our goal? We might need to consider the different factors involved. For example this week I need to look at the difference in the weather, my nutrition and stretching from the previous week.

Coaching tip: When you are working towards your goal do not get discouraged when you have an “off” day. It is part of the process to have good days and bad days. Remember progress not perfection. We must go through growing pains, learning and perseverance to get across the finish line.

Let’s keep up the good work ladies, together we will make it through!

Share with me today your progress and maybe an area that you are struggling in. Let’s talk this through together in the comments below & be entered to win a copy of The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller.

finsihlinelaunchteamIf you’d like to join my book launch team click here! Let’s say our affirmation together today: I AM WORTHY! To preorder your copy of Worthy of a Miracle click here.

Are you tired of procrastinating and ready to get over that hurdle and accomplish your goals? Click here to be placed on my new client waiting list.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Author, Speaker and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the experience.

What clients are saying about their personal coaching experience with Linda? Read here. 

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War Room

Have you seen War Room? Confession: I went twice this weekend!

This movie literally has changed my life. If you have not seen the movie, please go see it.

Will you take the challenge with me to step up and be more disciplined in your prayer life? I know when I sincerely meet with God, I leave a changed woman every single time. I’m not saying it will be easy, but I promise it is worth it.

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11

While discipline is so important for us to achieve our goals, it is even more important in our time with God. Our prayer lives must be top priority.

Let me know how disciplined you are in your prayer life or do you need to step it up with me? How might that impact the goals you are trying to achieve? Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller.

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If you’d like to join my book launch team click here!

Are you tired of procrastinating and ready to get over that hurdle and accomplish your goals? Click here to be placed on my new client waiting list.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Author, Speaker and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions.

What clients are saying about their personal coaching experience with Linda? Read here. 

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My Prayer Before 1st Chemo

This park is my special place. Before my first chemo treatment I sat here and prayed to God 5 simple words, “May your will be done“. At that point I did not know what was going to happen or what the journey was going to look like, but I released it to him that day.

I invite you to pray this simple prayer with me. God, may your will be done in my life.

Whatever goals you’re working on or the dreams you have I encourage you to hand them over to God and ask him to guide and lead you.

Romans 12:2 tells us that the renewing of our mind will literally transform us. To accomplish our goals we must have the mindset of Christ, which is positive. I firmly believe I would not be where I am today if I would have given up and had a negative mindset when I was learning to walk again after my illness.

How are you doing with your mindset? What is your mind focused on?

Lets say our affirmation together: I am worthy.

Whatever your goal is I want you to know YOU CAN DO IT!!! We can do this together.

Leave a comment and be entered to WIN The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. Let’s say our affirmation together: I AM WORTHY!!!

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If you’d like to join my book launch team click here!

Are you tired of procrastinating and ready to get over that hurdle and accomplish your goals? Click here to be placed on my new client waiting list.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Author, Speaker and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions.

What clients are saying about their personal coaching experience with Linda? Read here. 

Click here to subscribe to my blog for future inspiration and exciting giveaways.

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Today I’m Giving Away….

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A signed copy of Your Life Still Counts by Tracie Miles!!!!

Do you ever feel like you are insignificant or that your life really doesn’t matter? Do you feel weighed down by past heartaches, failures or regrets? Do you wonder what is my purpose in this world?

Tracie Miles relates to all of these questions in her new book. She shares her personal story of teenage pregnancy and abortion to encourage readers that God can use their life no matter what. Tracie shares stories of twenty other women who have extremely challenging past, that could have given up all hope, however God used each one of them to create a beautiful future.

If you need inspiration and are ready for a brand new perspective on life this is a must read!

Everyone who comments will be entered to win a signed copy of Your Life Still Counts. God can turn your past into your purpose! 

Share in the comments below how I can pray for you today.

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Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.