Thursday, October 26, 2017

New Book Tinnitus, God, and You

When I discovered I had tinnitus that wouldn't let up, I began researching treatments. I then tried multiple treatments and sought the help of multiple professionals. I had gathered so much information that I put it into eBook form. I even quickly published it on Amazon. But my motives weren't right. I thought perhaps that once I wrote I would have accomplished the purpose for which I was afflicted and then God would relieve me.

I wasn't relieved. So I took the book down.I didn't see the value in a book that didn't result in a cure. 

Recently, I went back and re-read some of it and found I felt my faith was encouraged by some of the spiritual guidance I'd included. A light went on that the purpose of the book wasn't to help others find a cure, but to encourage them to walk through tinnitus with faith in God.

I've now re-written the book and it just went up on Amazon today. And to my amazement, I have quiet today! That is, no ear hissing, buzzing, ringing. I pray that continues.

Here is a glimpse at the new book. Recommend it to someone you think it might help.

 Tinnitus, God, and You: Walk Through Tinnitus with Faith by [Garde, Rose]

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My MishMashed Life

Life with God is hard to figure out. This post is a little self-centred today, but maybe you'll connect.

I invite God into my day regularly. He knows my heart's desires. He knows my willingness level. He knows what I'm good at and where I need motivation. I am confident in his leadership.
Art by Rosalie Garde

I left the paid workforce I was in fulltime for 14 yrs to raise my children fulltime. From then on I looked for outside paid work, but when I didn't find any, I looked for things I could do from home. I truly believe if God wanted me at a job outside my home, he would have opened that door. Even now I often crave that. 

In 2006, I took life coaching courses and worked with a number of women from then until 2011. Life coaching as a calling is hard too. It's hard to find enough clients to stay busy. The desire is still within me, but the doors still aren't opening. I have to wonder if it's time to put that dream away too. 

I love to write and I sell eBooks and articles. At least I have that when I have something to say and share. Thank God for the Internet!

I also create pretty pictures. I could call myself an artist, but the artists I've met locally or online are in a different category to me altogether. I was supposed to show my art at a local bakery deli, but learned that ship has sailed. (The owner's words.) What a letdown!

I tried to hold a group this summer for women to feel supported, women didn't show up consistently. Another letdown.

We can go through life wondering if God has tossed us aside. We know we are skilled and want to use our skills broadly and regularly. I know I do many little important things, but it is often hard to see the bigger picture. 

God seems to send me on missions of his making. Right now my mother-in-law is in a different hospital being assessed again. She may be moved to a long-term care home soon and my husband and I are having to speak with many professionals and will be touring long-term care homes. In some ways this is like a job in itself. 

When I can't quite see the bigger picture of my life purpose, I can at least embrace the structure that is in my day

How about you? Are you feeling life is complex and hard to figure out at times? Do you still trust God is in control? 

Sunday, October 08, 2017

An Opportunity To Boost Your Life - Cambridge, Ontario

I need to hear from women in the Cambridge, Galt, Hespeler, Kitchener and surrounding area again.

I've been asked to consider a proposition for a new opportunity to coach women in person in the area. 

I need to hear from women who would pay to be coached or to have a consultation in person or in a group setting in a Galt location.

This is yet another step in developing and living out my Mission Statement. It is the next step in the development of my local groups, and the Support Groups I brainstormed with my friend. 

I am a certified Life Purpose Coach and a Freelance Writer who produces web content for sale. 

Possible topics:

Life Coaching
  • Life Purpose Coaching
  • Life Direction
  • Midlife Transition
  • Supportive Guidance
  • Mentoring
  • Christian Coaching 
  • Prayer Partnering
  • Goal Setting
  • Accountability
  • Writing Non-Fiction
  • How to Create a Blog Post
  • How to use Blogger (or Wordpress I would refer you too my co-hort)
  • Help in Creating a Kindle eBook
  • Help in Writing Articles 

If this is of interest to you or someone you know, email me or comment below! I can't wait to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Detox Your Life by Living Right God's Way

Your hope will be found in nothing less than Jesus and his righteousness--an adaptation of the song lyrics below:

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

"My Hope is Built on Nothing Less"
by Edward Mote, 1797-1874

We all suffer challenges and need renewed hope. Our children disappoint us. Our money runs dry. Things break. Crimes occur. Violence takes lives. Emotions rise. Anxiety strikes. Depression tries to take ground. 

Songwriter Mote had it right. Many today get it wrong. We turn to psychology, counselors, doctor's prescriptions, the law, and search for hope. But hope is not easily found in these vehicles. True hope comes from God. 

God speaks to us best through his word, the Holy Bible. I suggest if you are searching for hope, that you ask God to lead you to Bible verses, and that you read them in a way that is personal to you and your situation. 


Today, many don't know what right living is. Right living helps you live a peaceful life. Right living cultivates hope. Never give up right living just to get along in the world. 

To know how to live right according to God's standards, one needs to study the Bible. Here is a good reading list to get you started.