Let's face it. There's no shortage of negativity in this world in which we live. It's easy - natural even - to focus on that negativity. To have an outlook that transcends all that negative energy and emotions, and focus on the positive is a miracle in its own right.
Karol Ladd is able to do just that, and gives all the credit to God and His Spirit for that ability.
Having a genuine experience with God at a young age, Karol learned to discern the source of joy she felt as the Holy Spirit.
She doesn't have any dramatic stories of turning from God, and having him rescue her from some mess she made. She just plodded along in the joy of the Lord, trusting Him through good times and not so good times.
Sometimes being boring isn't so bad, right?
It was the joy of the Lord, trusting in the efficacy of the Scriptures that enabled Karol to process the grief of suddenly losing her mother in a vehicle accident.
It was the joy of the Lord that allowed Karol to take the skills she developed teaching 6th grade math and science and help parents turn ordinarily boring things like birthday parties into memorable events and eventually mentoring parents to have a meaningful impact in the lives of their children.
About the guest:
Known as the “Positive Lady,” Karol Ladd is the best-selling author of over 35 books including The Power of a Positive Mom and Thrive, Don’t Simply Survive. She is a popular keynote speaker for conferences, retreats, and events. Recently, Karol started an outreach called Engage Positive Parenting Initiative which reaches out to parents in communities affected by poverty and adversity. Her most valued role is that of wife to Curt and mother to grown daughters, Grace and Joy, and most recently embracing the role of “Kay Kay” to her four precious grandchildren.
Website: http://www.positivelifeprinciples.com/ (http://www.positivelifeprinciples.com)
-Whether or not Karol was born positive...03:00
-Embracing the Savior and discovering the joy of the Lord...07:30
-Advice for those who haven't experienced God in a real way..09:30
-Not the comfort Karol desired at that moment...12:05
-We all receive comfort from God in a way we can receive it...20:40
-Utilizing her teaching chops to liven up kids' parties...23:45
-How Karol began the Engage Positive Parenting Initiative...29:30
-Whether or not to run with the seed of an idea you have...34:01
-How the positive lady stays positive in this fallen world in which we live...38:00
http://www.positivelifeprinciples.com/ (positivelifeprinciples.com) Karol's website
https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8andtag=musicpr08-20andkeywords=karol laddandindex=apsandcamp=1789andcreative=9325andlinkCode=ur2andlinkId=f9a775574e6f5d4288f1da19d69b7772 (Books by Karol Ladd)
https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/shows/engageparenting.com (Engage Positive Parenting Initiative)