Celebrating Mess to Majesty

This week was Launch week for Mess to Majesty: Let God Love You in Your Mess.

I wrestled through some fear before I opened my computer and checked the ranking on Amazon.

I realized I was afraid no one would be downloading the book. I was also afraid people would respond and not be impressed. Maybe what I have to offer isn't good enough after all.

I silenced the fears and trusted that I have been following God in this process so there's no reason to stop now.

I was blessed when I found Mess to Majesty on Amazon and scrolled down to the ratings.

A few hours later:

A couple of hours later:

God is so good to bless the work I did in obedience. I am humbled. I am learning to be excited and joyful. You're excitement and encouragement helps so much!

I was also blessed to be a guest on Sparkle & Shine with Kendall Patton.

We had a great time and discussed a variety of topics like:

  • mothering
  • balance
  • rest
  • is it heavy or weighty
  • wounds
  • you are made to carry weighty things
  • prayer

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Are you effected by Childhood Emotional Neglect?

Are you harder on yourself than you are on anyone else?

Do you feel empty or struggle to connect with your own feelings?

Do you strongly resist asking for help?

You could be dealing with the effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN).

What is Childhood Emotional Neglect?

Emotional Neglect is a parent’s failure to respond enough to a child’s emotional needs.

Emotional Neglect is, in some ways, the opposite of mistreatment and abuse.  Whereas mistreatment and abuse are parental acts, Emotional Neglect is a parent’s failure to act.  It’s a failure to notice, attend to, or respond appropriately to a child’s feelings.  Because it’s an act of omission, it’s not visible, noticeable or memorable.

Dr. Jonice Webb, Psychologist

I love that Dr. Jonice Webb teaches CEN is not about blaming your parents. Your parents, did the best they could with what they had and blaming them is...

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I'm Starting a Group I Don't Want to Lead

I'm starting a group I don't want to lead.

 

I've been working on Mess to Majesty. In the book, I share stories from my life, my mess, that I have brought to His Majesty. One of those stories is about a season when I was leading a women's ministry in my church. The story focuses on how I let comparison keep me from growing because I was comparing my leadership style and my ideas to other people's leadership style and always finding myself short. I was deferring to someone else's style instead of having the courage to step out and try my own.

 

As I was writing this story, I realized I was still holding myself back from leading, which is where the introduction comes in -- I'm starting a group I don't want to lead. 

 

That was the story I told a group of ladies about this time last year and for the last year. I want to be in the group and I want a place for community and growth, but I don't want to lead. 

 

The group has done well. We're a group of 10...

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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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