Friday, April 15, 2016

Input Wanted from Christian Midlife Women

Input Wanted from Christian Midlife Women

I'm looking for input from midlife Christian women. Does that interest you?

As I coach new women and write new eBooks, I'd like to have more input as to what other women in their midlife season have tried, are trying, and hope to try.  I'd like to know what challenges you faced, what didn't work out for you, and what has worked out.

I'd like to know how you include God in your decisions.  I'd like to know where you feel he's led you and how you went about discovering that.  

I'd like to know how you balance your own wants and ideas with what God ultimately does.  That is, when he doesn't open doors you hoped would open, what is your recourse? 

Tell me what you really wish would happen in your life.  Tell me who helped offer you direction.  Tell me your needs. What are you current struggles?

When or if you decided to participate, you can email me your story here.  

In return, you will receive an opportunity for two free life coaching responses by email. This is not a paying opportunity for either of us. 

On my end, I would like permission to use bits of your story as examples in upcoming books, but will mask them by changing your name and some of the details.   You are welcome to send your email anonymously. Your input may or may not be used.  Surely, your input will help me become a better life coach to midlife women.  

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Daily Purpose

Just some random thoughts for those looking for some daily living suggestions:

  • Start each day as a new one.  
  • Let the past go--even what happened yesterday.
  • If you have a plan for today, commit it to God and move forward.
  • If you have no certain plan, ask God what he would like you to do with your time today. 
  • Stop. 
  • Listen.  
  • Concentrate. 
  • Make a mini-schedule in your mind or on paper.
  • Start taking steps.  Little steps toward a bigger goal.
  • Stand back and enjoy the progress.
  • Do something you think is fun.
  • Do something that counts as fitness.
  • Do something that is creative.
  • Do something that is nurturing.
  • Encourage someone.

My daughter came home yesterday.  I hadn't seen her for a month!

Today, I drove her to a job interview an hour away.  After the interview we had a brief mall time lunch.  We then headed up to Barrie, ON (1.5 more hours) where I returned her to her apartment and job, but not before picking up a few groceries for her.  On the second leg of our trip we listened to Joel Osteen on the Sirius radio.

We chatted, and I tried not to say the wrong thing to this 20-something young lady. But I talked a lot.  We hugged and I returned home.  I drove the back way because I was tired.  I didn't want the 400-series highways putting me to sleep.  It was sunny and there was snow across all the fields.  Ontario still has many farm fields, that's for sure.

It was a fully and busy day.  I drove 5 hours! And I fulfilled my purpose for today.

Isaiah 41:13 New International VersionFor I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.