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“If you are looking for more freedom or faith in your life, listen to these ladies. They know what they are talking about, because they have lived it.” ~Jeff Goins, Author of Wrecked

Turning the Tragedies to Triumphs, Jenny Price

Tragedies. Trials. Traumas. These are daily. All around us.  Sometimes secretly within us.  If it’s not your tragedy, it’s a neighbor’s, a co-worker’s, it’s a friend, who is looking back at her abuse, abortion, addiction, and allowing God to turn the trauma upside down – to make it HIS triumph! You see, the old has […]

What’s in your suitcase? by Tammy Bolt Werthem

You can’t run when you’re holding suitcases It’s a new day ….throw away your mistakes and open up your heart Lay down your guard, you don’t have to be afraid Dara McLean, Suitcases   I had the privilege of attending an awesome race weekend in St. Augustine, The Diva Race. It is a women’s 5k […]

The Numbers Matter Because People Matter, Jenny Price

Does it matter how many people attend an event?  Does it matter how many kids get adopted?  Does it matter the number of people who you share hope with? Being married to a pastor for over 20 years now, we discuss this often. Knowing the numbers of people we affect is critical. It can’t be […]

It’t Okay to Let Go of Toxic Relationships

I was wrong. I am sorry. Please forgive me. These are three very powerful statements.  These statements declare that I am weak. These statements declare that I am responsible for causing pain and hurt.  They build a bridge.  They are humbling and healing. When left unsaid, they can bring pain and heartache that can be […]

A Christmas Gift for You, Guest post by Author Erica Skidmore

Greetings from chilly East Tennessee! My name is Erica Skidmore, and I am so happy to be able to share part of my story with you. A huge thank you to “iwokeupyesterday” for agreeing to have me as a guest on their blog. My husband, Ben, and I have recently published a children’s book for […]

Why When You Say “Let It Go” Life Says “I Don’t Think So” (Michelle D. Howe)

We have heard these famous words “Let it Go” many times in the last year.  They are powerful words but let me warn you that when these words audibly come out of your mouth be prepared for life to say “I don’t think so.” Why? Because you have claimed with your mouth that you are “letting […]

Making the Shift from Thanksgiving to “Thanks-living”

What if we allowed Thanksgiving to shift us into a lifestyle of “Thanks-living”? Thanksgiving is an event while Thanks-living is a lifestyle. Thanksgiving is a holiday, celebrating freedom and gratitude, filled with food, fun and rest. Thanks-living is an attitude of the heart and a mindset that declares every moment that we are thankful. Thanks-living […]

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