Do not be afraid or discouraged

In this great big world wherever you are God promises to be with you. He does not want us to be afraid or discouraged, instead He tells us to be strong and courageous. May the words of Joshua 1:9 bring you peace in difficult times and during the best of times.  Also consider these verses:

  • Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you.”
  • Psalm 73:23-24 “I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with counsel, and afterwards you will take me into glory.”

What are you facing today or this week?  Do you realize that God is with you? Ask Him for His perspective on your situation and be willing to grow.  We are all on a journey.


Be Strong and Courageous!

Pour out your life

How Will You Own Your Life?

Romans 12:10 says, “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”

I have delighted in honoring and supporting my friend and mentor Sally Clarkson, because my life and countless others have been greatly impacted by her life giving messages. Consistently for many years she has invested in the lives of women calling them to embrace their roles as mothers. Having raised four children, all of which are world changers, one is able to see the fruit of her labor.

Sally’s newest book, Own Your Life is a game changer for everyone. She shares what it looks like to passionately follow God, the value of living an intentional life, and how to bring order to your chaos.  I wholeheartedly concur with what Ann Voskamp said,  “I believe this is truly Sally’s magnum opus. If I could, I’d hand every woman I know a copy of Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith and Generous Love.  I encourage you to read What every family is longing for most over at A Holy Experience by Ann Voskamp.

As women, we all could use extra encouragement, guidance and wisdom from someone who has walked before us. In Titus 2, the older women are instructed to teach younger women and Sally Clarkson has done just that with gentleness and grace through her conferences and books for many years.

I devoured Own Your Life over the holidays as I received an early edition.  Whenever I need a dose of encouragement I can count on Sally Clarkson’s wise words, engaging stories, and godly advice to revive and redirect me.  If you desire to live a faith filled life that truly matters this is just the book for you. 

My greatest desire for 2015 is to have a deeper, intimate relationship with my Maker so that others see Jesus in me. This book is chalked full of ways to do just that as a wife, mom, and friend for generations to come.  Sally calls us to contemplate the legacy we desire to leave behind by beginning with the end in mind. She then takes you on a journey of mapping out the road you plan to travel by giving God control and partnering with Him in all areas.  Sally shares Biblical wisdom which can greatly benefit all women seeking to grow.  

If you live close to Austin, Texas consider this as your personal invite to Own your Life in 2015 with me! I will have an encouraging and insightful meeting in my home once a month for 5 months.  There will be single gals, young mommies, and seasoned women all gathering together for the common purpose of owning their life. 

Message me if you want to join us.

Part 1 = chapters 1-3 February 4 from [7:15 till the last one leaves ]
Part 2 = chapters 4-5 March 4 [7:15 till the last one leaves ]
Part 3 = chapters 6-7 April 1 [7:15 till the last one leaves ]
Part 4 = chapters 8-12 May 6 [7:15 till the last one leaves ]
Part 5 = chapters 13-17 June 3 [7:15 till the last one leaves ]

If you were unable to watch Sally Clarkson’s recent webcast with Sarah Mae, Angela Perritt, and Crystal Paine here is the link:

For those interested in attending an upcoming mother’s conference in Colorado, California or in Texas, you can find all the details here at

Below are various posters I did to promote the book launch while incorporating ways I desired to own my life in 2015.  I am thrilled that the book is currently is #6 best seller of the week at Amazon.  Congratulations Sally Clarkson and team as this is a message I desire to go viral so others can be inspire and encourage!!!


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Do what makes you happy

Pour out your life



10 Ways For a Happier Day



photo by Cherie Werner

  1. TODAY I WILL GROW SPIRITUALLY: I will spend a little more time in God’s word and prayer. I will find a quiet place to meditate and listen for GOD’s voice!!! Romans 12:12; James 5:13; Mark 1:35, Joshua 1:8
  2. TODAY I WILL BE PATIENT:  If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind… I will not respond in a like manner. Romans 12:12; 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
  3. TODAY I WILL ASK GOD TO BLESS MY “ENEMY”: If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask GOD to bless that individual. I understand the “enemy” could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker or stranger. Matthew 5:44
  4. TODAY I WILL FORGIVE: I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way. Mark 11:25; Matthew 6:15, Luke 6:27-31
  5. TODAY I WILL WISELY CHOOSE MY WORDS : I will carefully choose and guard my words knowing they have the power of life and death. Words matter.   Proverbs 18:21; 20:19; Ephesians 4:29
  6. TODAY I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE: I will find ways to help share the burden of another person.  Galatians 6:2
  7. TODAY I WILL SECRETLY EXTEND KINDNESS:  I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another. Colossians 3:12, Galatians 5:22
  8. TODAY I WILL BUILD UP AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS: I will practice the golden rule – “Do unto others as I would have them do unto me.”  I Thessalonians 5:11Jude1:20; Matthew 7:12
  9. TODAY I WILL BE GENEROUS: I will share by time, energy, and resources with others. 2 Corinthians 9:11, 1 Timothy 6:18
  10. TODAY I WILL NURTURE MYSELF: I will eat healthier, exercise, and seek to eliminate stress.  I will thank God for my body. 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Timothy 4:8

O Happy Day!