Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I Am Convinced

- I am convinced that God cares about every detail in our lives, whether big or small

- I am convinced that God cares about our hearts desires no matter how big, small, silly or serious 

- I am convinced that God is preparing me for a new season in life- a little fearful not knowing, for a controller like me,  yet also the most exciting because Gods plans are always better! 
Let Go and let God work 

See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
Isaiah 43:19 

- I am convinced that God has called me to spread faith, hope and love around the world. I don't know in what capacity, when or where but I dream to impact children, youth and young women. He has changed my hearts desires in ways I never thought possible

- My mom always said God has a sense of humor- I am finding that out every day 

- I am seriously missing football already. Is it football season yet? #seahawksworldchamps 

"Why not us"
- Russell Wilson on winning the Superbowl 

- I am reading "The Circle Makerpraying circles around your biggest dreams and greatest fears" which has totally changed my prayer life!  The author encourages us to DREAM BIG. 
Bold prayers honors God and God honors Bold prayers. 

- I have 4 BIG dreams I am circling in prayer every night
(I will let you know when and how God answers them)

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Ephesians 3:20 

- I cant wait for Spring. The season of change, hope and beautiful flowers. 
Easter is slowly becoming one of my favorite holidays.

- Thankful the Lord took hold of my heart, transformed it for His Glory. He has taken me on quite the adventure, and is leading, preparing and inspiring me to be the woman He created me to be. 

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come The old has gone, the new is here!

2 Corinthians 5:17 

- I see His Grace everyday as He gently shows me areas I need to work on and where I need to surrender to Him. 

- Looking back, I am thankful He didn't answer some the majority of my prayers.  
He has proven His ways are better than mine.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts
Isaiah 55:8-9

- I was terrified of public speaking growing up. Seriously, l would get red in the face if the teacher just said my name! Now, I believe that will be a big part of my life

- God has placed the desire to get married on my heart 
I pray for my future husband every night and for a platform as a couple to make a great impact 

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
Ecclesiastes 4:9

- AdvoCare is funding my dreams,  helping me reach my fitness goals and I get to help others do the same. How cool is that!?

- If you are still reading this you are my favorite :)

Every. Single. Day. 

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Where True Love Comes From

This holiday means more to me than just decorating with hearts,
or having a special someone to buy you presents,
bring you roses and take you out to a fancy dinner
Though the hopeless romantic in me does look forward to that someday :)
Valentines Day to me represents Pure, Sweet, Overwhelming, Passionate
All kinds of love that fills our life
Love for family
Love for friends
Love for your significant other
But those love stem from the most important love of all
The all consuming
deeply passionate
never ending
forever forgiving
and always flowing love from our Lord and Savior
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16
God sent His only son to die FOR ALL OF US
Because of what Jesus did on the cross
Because He gave the ultimate sacrifice
He has showed us the truest, most passionate, sweet, pure, overwhelming love of them all

Now that is something to celebrate
(and to hang red hearts everywhere!)
"We love because He first loved us."
1 John 4:19

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WILW- AdvoCare style

Happy Wednesday!
This week's What I  Love Wednesday I am doing an AdvoCare theme
No secret that I am passionate about AdvoCare 
If you have been reading my blog for awhile you can see my passion has only grown
The supplements have changed my life and the income has increased my dreams


5 Reasons (out 6216355) Why I LOVE AdvoCare This Week 

You guys this stuff has changed my life! 
When my friend told me I had to give up coffee for the 24 Day Challenge I thought - no way! 
I loved my coffee. BUT since my first Spark over a year ago, I have not had one cup of coffee! 
Spark gives me 3-5 hours of lasting energy, 21 vitamins & minerals AND its is  SO good! 
This is the best selling product by AdvoCare for a reason! 
Fruit Punch is my favorite but you can check here for other yummy flavors! 

2)  Oasis

Stressed? No problem! 
Oasis contains a combination of super fruits known for their antioxidants that 
helps your body adapt to physical and other sources of stress. 
Work has been a little stressful this week so Oasis has been my nighttime comfort
I have been drinking it extra hot before bedtime to wind down..
...and good night! 

3) Healthy Lifestyle

Yes, AdvoCare has over 70 products
Yes, AdvoCare has world-class endorsers, doctors and a sports advisory
Yes, AdvoCare products are safe for ALL NCAA, Pro and Olympian athletes

But it is SO much more than all those reasons

Even as a NCAA student-athlete I never knew how to eat clean
I didn't know how to fuel my body correctly
I drank Rockstar at halftime for goodness sake- YUK!

After I graduated I was lost on what to do and discouraged!
Thankfully, AdvoCare does more than sell products to achieve goals
It teaches how to properly eat right to sustain a healthy and balance lifestyle 

Finally, I learned how to eat right
I learned how to fuel my body correctly to optimize my workouts
A healthy lifetime habit

4) Amazing New Friends

AdvoCare is all about relationships
Finding what the goals and desires of the ones you are helping
You get rewarded in this company for helping others win- so cool!
Through this philosophy I have made many new friends along the way
I have an amazing team I am coaching to achieve their fitness goals & financial dreams 

5) I get to dream BIG!

I was SO passionate about what these products were doing in my life I had to share it with my friends and family and because AdvoCare can only be purchased through a distributor, the business of AdvoCare kinda just fell into my lap 
I saw the business potential right away!

The founder of AdvoCare wanted a company that ordinary people could achieve extraordinary salaries
I am on my way to make-up my salary at SPU by THIS summer! 
That is only a year and a half of working 3-5 hours/wk  

I never set out to be a "vitamin" distributor
I did set out to impact people and I am doing that daily

You know what  else AdvoCare has done for me?
I got permission to DREAM BIG

My first paycheck was $150
Now, I am on my way to becoming debt free 
I will pay cash for my mission trip to Africa
I can give more than I ever thought possible to charities

 I would love to share more!

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Back to Basics- Motivation Monday

After being out for a week with the flu my life seems a bit really unorganized
Today I was sitting at my desk catching up on emails and my mind started to wonder
I honestly cant even tell you what I was thinking about
Maybe about the week ahead of four athletic events
Or maybe because I had a meeting with my boss
Or that I need to work out but I cant walk up the stairs without feeling tired
One anxious thought after another

These past couple days after being sick I have felt more anxious than usual
Thoughts of feeling inadequate, lazy, and unmotivated flooded my mind

I have been living the enemies lie that my life has to be organized, planned out and inspiring 
ALL the time 
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Phil. 4:6-7 

A simple verse, one that many of us know by heart
One that we learn very early in our walk
But do we truly understand what it means
Do we actually reflect and meditate to feel that peace He promises?

I was reminded of this verse this morning
I opened my Bible and read it
Over and over again 

I let the world drown out
His promise come in

...there it was

Today He showed me His compassion
He showed me His love for His children
He showed me just how simple He is

If you want to know God
If you want to experience His peace
That peace that transcends ALL understand
Lets get back to basics
Start in His Word

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Why Not Us? Seahawks Super Bowl Champs!

This is Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks
He is a Super Bowl Champion
He is also a man truly inspired a city
His leadership, his ability and his heart to serve others and love God
He has captured the hearts of Seattle 
Finally after a "season of destiny" they brought home the title

There were countless people against the Seahawks
Critics everywhere saying we were too small
Too young
Too cocky
Doing things “different” than the rest of the league
But Wilson kept leading 
The team kept pursuing
Seattle kept believing

Russell Wilson shared a story on Good Morning America about his father would always ask him
“Why Not you Rus?"
"Why cant you win the Super Bowl?"
“I just remember driving in the car with him so many times and him saying, ‘Rus, why not you? Why can’t you be the Super Bowl winning quarterback and do great things with that? 

This got me thinking about how I view my life, my dreams and my God

I put God in a box
I dream too small
I live my comfort zone too often
I live in fear my dreams are too big
I let my critics rule my beliefs 

When did I start thinking I don't deserve His blessings?
When did I start believing He doesn't know my desires?
When did I start believing the world over The Word?

God has ALWAYS showed up
God has ALWAYS filled my dreams
In fact, He didn't just fill them, He created better ones
And the filled those and created more!

God wants you to experience the best life
He wants you to be blessed in this life
That is what God does
That is who He is
He wants to BLESS His children

So, tonight I am going to take a page from Russell Wilson's play book
Why not me?

Why not spread faith, hope and love to children all over the world?
Why not have a marriage that has a platform to change lives?
Why not travel the world spreading the Gods love?
Why not run a charity race in all 50 states?

God has given us all gifts and talents
It is our gift to Him to use them
Why not you?

I don't know if God chose the Seahawks to win
I do like to think God is a part of the 12th man :) 
I do, however,  know that when you have BIG faith, God shows up
I know when you trust God to do BIG things, He shows up
You know why? He wants His glory to shine
This earth is made for His glory
He wants you to be a part of it

Then ask yourself 
Why not?

Who knows, you could be winning the Super Bowl someday

" Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more 
than all we ask or imagine, 
according to His power that is at work within us."
Ephesians 3:20 


Spent the game loving on my friends little man, along with a couple other little kids
They did great during the game!

Seahawk fans for life! Such a fun group to experience this with!

Roommate! We truly are meant to live together
To say we love football is an understatement
Through it all, all season, ups and downs
Couldn't ask for a better friend! 
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