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Carry Me Lord
If you, like me, need a little encouragement as we start this Monday morning, I pray these words do that for you. I have been awake since 4:00 am spending time with the Lord, going over all of my worries, fears, praises, requests. 4:00 am is always my "wonderful" time, in the dark, to fear the worst. The light of day and the presence of the Lord help me to bring the truth into better focus. This morning, as I was beginning my praying, I felt led to turn on some worship music on shuffle. The first song that came on really spoke to me, Carry Me by Josh Wilson. I need this song on repeat today to remind me that God can carry me through all that is happening.
If you feel burdened and would like prayer, you can connect with me on my Facebook page, The Care Circle.
Lord, help me today to be your calming presence, to be a light in the dark for others. Lord, help me to by your hands and feet to those around me, whether in my close proximity or in my relationships or online connections. You have us in the palm of your hand. Thank you for loving us so. I will walk boldly today, knowing you love me and will carry me through.
Hannah Tynes is an amazing young lady that I had the privilege of teaching math and science to during her 8th grade year. She has a heart for serving God. Hannah was just at my house as she was venturing on a trek to gain support for her mission work in Zambia.
Hannah has plans to go to Zambia, Africa with Overland Missions for six months starting this June. Hannah went to Zambia in 2019 and fell in love with the land and the people. You can hear Hannah's love come through as we discuss her time there in Africa. Hannah is working to gather support for her mission time, with donations that will be recurring monthly and one time donations for projects such as a vehicle and a hut in the future. if you are interested in helping support Hannah through monthly or one time giving, you can click here to do that. She is always looking for prayer partners with her mission as well. You can follow Hannah's journey on her Facebook page, Hannah Tynes to Zambia.
Hannah and I discussed books that we have read that have grown us closer to God. Here are the books that we discussed.
When it comes to leaning on the word of God and having a verse that leads our life, we both had words that we cling to. I have clung to Jeremiah 29:11 and Hannah referenced two different verses, Matthew 19:29 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.
Hannah, we pray a blessing over your planning for your mission work and for you and your family as you go to serve.
Kathy Key is an amazing friend, prayer warrior, leader, mentor. I was fortunate to get to know Kathy through a ministry in Oklahoma, The Sacred Nest. She pushed me to reach beyond attending the weekly Bible Study to co-leading studies to groups of women.
Kathy is an executive leadership coach with Kathy Key Coaching, Assembly of God minister and a godly woman who is devoted to helping other women reach their full potential walking with God.
Books we discussed in this interview were:
Kathy's life verse is Psalm 18:1-3.
Peace for You
I bring a message of peace to you today as we are all facing many feelings with the Covid-19 virus running rampant though our social media, news, and minds. God is the one that will and can give you peace.
Heather Meadows is a wife, mother, author, speaker, blogger, nurse, friend, faithful follower of Jesus. Heather shares her story from how she began speaking to youth 20 years ago to speaking at conferences. Her core message is that everyone has value.
Heather's book, Transforming Tragedy, tells of the motorcycle accident that she was involved in at age 7, leaving her older brother dead and her burned over 87% of her body. She writes about living through the physical and mental healing from the accident and her struggles with body image and being enough. Her book can be purchased from her website or Amazon.
Heather talks about parenting, raising teens, being in the weeds, living with social media today, and making real-life connections. Our conversation gets real and honest about the joys and struggles facing parenting today.
Heather discusses our brokenness and being brave enough to try. We discuss books that Heather recommends, such as: Boundaries, Raising Grateful Kids, Best Yes, and Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.
Heather shared her life verse as Romans 8:28 and she strives daily to live this in her life.
You can connect with Heather, follow her blog, buy her book, or find out about her speaking engagements at her website.
Please share this episode with your friends and if you know of someone else that is living their purpose in a way that honors God that we should all meet and hear their story, please contact me on my Facebook page, The Care Circle.
Episode 2: Lisa Dooley
Lisa is a wife, mother of three, friend, and business leader with Arbonne. Lisa has a passion for shining the light of Christ on the lives of others with her family, friends, and her Arbonne team. Her family's central verse that they live by is found in Matthew 6:33.
Lisa feels that her life has been greatly impacted by the book, Everybody, Always by Bob Goff and strives to love others around her well. She is drawn to helping others, both at home and globally. One of the missions that has greatly impacted her life and the life of her family is Mission of Hope. She has traveled to Haiti with Mission of Hope to help build houses for families in need and plans to travel to the Dominican Republic with this same organization in the coming year. You can check out this organization and volunteer or donate if you feel that this is something that is of interest to you.
In her business she encourages her teammates to reach their highest potential in their personal and professional lives. She finds inspiration from others in her life and in various books that have made an impact on the way that she relates to others and conducts business associations. One of the authors she talked about and encouraged others to check out was Jon Gordon. She specifically mentioned his books The Energy Bus, No Complaining Rule, and You Win In The Locker Room. She encourages her team to cast a vision of where they are going and to create community to lift each other up and create success. To find out more about her business, you can visit her success story page on the Arbonne site.
Lisa ended with sharing a meaningful song for her life, Hope Can Change Everything and explaining that she wants others to feel hopeful after spending time in her presence. Lisa does bring hope and inspiration to all those that she comes in contact with and I pray you are just as inspired by her words as I have been.