What Can We Learn from Celebrating Independence Day?

overcoming prayer Jul 04, 2019

It's always kind of been my impression we’re celebrating the birthday of the United States when we celebrate Independence Day.

We’re not, I mean, we are in a sense, but it's just the day that they declared independence.

Birthing a Country?

It's not the day they gained independence. It's just the day they declared it. Really the birth of the United States would be when the revolutionary war ended, when England finally said, yes, fine, you can be your own country. You're not a colony of England anymore. 

Celebrate declarations

We celebrate the declaration because without making that declaration, that firm resolve, we would never have had independence. They resolved - We're sure this is what God is calling us to. We are sure He is with us in this. We are committing, our lives, our fortunes, our honor. We're giving everything to this. We're declaring this is what we believe and we are giving everything.

Spiritual truth 

The spiritual truth in that is that we can...

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How is Your Integrity? Does it Matter?

hearing god identity Jun 27, 2019
 

Video from Monday with Mukkove, to watch live join me at 11 am Alaska time.

Edited Transcript


I've been talking through seven keys to lasting transformation I have pulled these out of what the Lord has been teaching me through many years. They are what He has used and continues to use to transform me.  

  • The first of those keys is our relationship with God. I've summarized it as “I know Jesus as my Lord and Savior. God is my loving father and Holy Spirit as my ever-present help and comfort.”  
  • Number two is hearing God. I know God's voice through His word and how He speaks to me personally. 
  • Three is identity. I feel I clearly understand how God sees me. 

Today we're going to be talking about integrity. I walk in alignment with how God sees me. 

 I am a Christian life coach, passionate about helping you learn to partner with God for lasting transformation and especially as that impacts you as a mom. That is my driving...

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Do You Struggle with Who You Are? 

 

This video was recorded on Monday with Mukkove, a weekly feature in the Ready. Set. SOAR! Community on Facebook.

Edited transcript:

Do you see your identity as a mother of children whose work is never done or appreciated? 

OR 

Do you see yourself as a mother of world changers - the laundry, dishes, and every other hard or mundane thing of motherhood is a tool for their training?  


Do you see yourself as a victim of your circumstances and your children even?  

OR  

Do you see yourself as an empowered woman with a very high calling?  

There are so many things that shape who you truly are and how you see yourself- Your parents, events you experience, words that are spoken over you, circumstances that you're in, your personality, your gifts, the huge variety of experiences you have, and most importantly your perspective of each of those...

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Can You Say That Again, God?

 

Does God speak? Can you hear Him?

This video was recorded on Monday with Mukkove, a weekly feature in the Ready. Set. SOAR! Community on Facebook.

Edited transcript:
I felt like I failed all the time and 
was miserable. And it didn't matter how hard I tried. It didn't work. Other people would come from a conference or read a book and say, ”This was life-changing! Just do this. I would try to do that and it just wouldn't work. It just would convince me, It's me. I'm severely broken. I'm severely messed up, severely flawed. 

I wanted to be pleasing to the Lord and wanted to be impacting people for the Lord. Trying harder was not working.  

When I learned to hear God's voice for myself, I began to be able to see myself the way God sees me. That allowed Him to transform me through transforming my thinking instead of me trying to transform my thinking without having that...

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Have You Thought About Your Relationship With God?

 

This week I'm sharing a video and transcript looking at our relationship with God. I'd love your feedback on the format.

00:44 On today's Mom Chat I'm introducing seven keys to lasting transformation.  These key areas have come through my journey with God and what He has shown me to be transformational; what is it that has worked for me and made the transformation that He does stick instead of here and gone.  

01:22 Those keys are:

  • Key 1 Your relationship with God. I know Jesus as my Lord and Savior. God is my loving father and Holy Spirit as my ever present help and comfort.  
  • Key 2 is hearing God. I know God's voice through his word and how he speaks to me personally. And that'll be next week.  
  • Key 3, Identity. I clearly see and understand how God sees me.  
  • Key 4 is Integrity. Walking in alignment with how God sees me.  
  • Key 5 is calling. I know the impact I'm called to make an am faithfully obeying God's directions to make that impact....
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7 Keys to Lasting Transformation

God highlighted to me seven key areas that are vital to transformation. They are part of my journey and what I'm passionate about passing on. This is an introduction. For the next seven weeks, I will go deeper on each key.

Your Relationship with God.

It's more than saying Jesus is my Savior. We have a triune God. We have the Father, the Son - our Savior, and we have the Holy Spirit. How well do you know each one of them? How do you interact with each one of them? What are the things that have affected how you see them and how you relate to them?

Those things are all crucial toward transformation because if you don't see God clearly, you don't see anything else could be either.

Hearing God

The primary way that you hear God is from scripture, the Bible. Every secondary way that you hear from Him has to agree with that bottom line. That being said, there are tons and tons of ways He speaks. He has a lot to say, and He's willing to be incredibly creative and how He does that.

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3 Ways to Prepare for Trouble

Since there will be trouble, (Jesus promised there would be until He returns) why not prepare?

Prepare by expecting it. I don’t mean being doom and gloom always expecting everything to go wrong. God is with us and has good plans for us. He also warned us we have an enemy who is always looking to steal, kill, and destroy, so we should be ready.

I often said I house-proofed my children rather than child-proofing my house. They learned boundaries and self-control from a young age. I prepared them to avoid the dangers and trouble that were in their world. I could take them anywhere I wanted to and let them know the boundaries. We weren’t restricted to childproofed spaces.

In much the same way, I can’t send my children into a struggle-free world. Instead, I’m doing my best to give them skills and tools to avoid the dangers and overcome the struggles. Even learn to use trouble to benefit them. My job is not to keep struggle out of their life. Do I teach them to...

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How to Partner with Pressure

I like peace. I like easy.

As a lobster grows its shell becomes too tight putting the lobster under pressure. When life is bringing pressure on me I want it to go away. Yesterday.

The lobster follows the design of its Creator and goes to a safe place like the cleft of a rock. In the shelter of the rock the lobster sheds the shell that has become too small and grows a new, larger shell.

When life brings pressure I’m learning to take shelter in my Rock.

If I am being continually transformed from glory to glory my shell is going to frequently get too tight. I can complain about the pressure, wish it away, ignore it, and … miss out on what He has for me in this area of growth.

Instead of seeing pressure as a negative I can recognize it and say “Okay, time to grow!”. I can be intentional in asking the Lord for His strategy, His lesson, and who He wants to be for me. I want to come humbly before Him and shed my too tight shell. I desire to stay hidden in His...

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How Being Overwhelmed Pushed Me to Grow

Becoming a mom was the most amazing end overwhelming thing in my life - all four times.

We teach what we know, but we reproduced who we are. John Maxwell

The truth of this quote terrified me because I did not want anyone to be like me. I was so insecure. I had so much self-hatred. I did not like myself and I didn't understand how anyone else would like me. I did not want to reproduce that ever. So, knowing I would reproduce who I was, terrified me.

 We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt

This quote embodies the philosophy that I took out of that terrifying realization. It became my passion as a mom to become someone I wanted my children to be like. I worked with the Lord to be transformed into His image - from glory to glory. And as I did that, I learned tools and I modeled the process to my children, to build their foundations and build them for the future.

We are Pioneering

We're in a time no one...

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Let Pressure Push You to Healing

I’m an emotional wreck. I can’t think. I can’t hold back the tears and this intense ache.

A clear thought breaks through the suffocating emotion.

This hurts way more than it should. This is just normal teen stuff. They want to be with their friends. It’s a really busy season.

Why is it hurting so bad? What is it I’m really feeling?

I’m feeling SO rejected!

Rejection and I go way back. Way, way back. That’s why this hurts so bad. It’s time to heal.

I’m feeling pressure, stress, from other’s choices. I feel rejected. A crazy thing about feelings is I can feel rejection without ever having been rejected. This isn’t about blaming or figuring out who rejected me. It’s about me examining the wound with the Lord and receiving His healing so I can deal with current events as just that – current, present – not clouded and confused by past wounds.

Looking at pressure like the lobster, it’s time to grow....

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