Any light, positive vibe, wisdom, or good act you see as coming from me, it doesn't.......... not really. I lean on something, someone a lot bigger and better than myself, to try to do as much good as I can, and to squash the bad that is always trying to bubble to the top and OVER, just like my oatmeal each morning. ")
The root of who I am, the essence of ME, is Jesus Christ. That's my faith/ my story and I'm sticking to it. From God came my desires and talents, and it's the ways of God that I've tried to practice (not always successfully) in my marriage, mothering, teaching, youth ministering, and life coaching. As my spiritual life grew, continually, in spurts and stutters, in steps and then back a few, I developed in all these areas. Needless to say, I'm still trying to move ahead.
As I started to Life Coach in 2016, my initial tendency was to not bring my faith into the discussions, unless a client really wanted this, and although I still think this is the right strategy, overall, it led me to not even mention my faith at the beginning. Now I think that by not even mentioning it, I was depriving my client of an opportunity to seek more, if he/she so wished. It also occurred to me that by not revealing where my insights originated from, I can give the false impression that I believe a life of improved satisfaction and joy, free from intense discouragement, ALL comes from our OWN effort and power. So therefore, it is ALL on us. And this is what a lot of the life coach philosophy totes these days, a little too much, in my opinion.
It's tough to get that LASTING inner joy, resist addictions, improve our marriages, get better organized, etc. etc., without God, and especially if we refuse to recognize our inner spiritual selves at all.
So this section of writings could be for YOU. This is for any person who is a Christian, or who wants to learn more about Christianity, or is just curious about what it's all about and HOW we can apply this faith to our lives. I'll share, and you can too! I'll bring up ideas of how we can work to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit in real-life, practical ways, and in the midst of our crazy, fractured lives. Just thinking about such topics, writing about them, and HOPEFULLY getting to discuss with future readers, my spiritual and faith life will continue to grow. I hope you find it to be so with you, dear reader. With a little luck and the grace of the Holy Spirit, we can become the better versions of ourselves that Jesus intends us to be, together.
God Bless Us All!