Have you ever been asked to define yourself? Who is Jackie? What makes you…YOU? One of my mentors hit me with this question the other day, and it rung in my ears and heart ALL day long. When you think about it, it really isn’t a new question, though is it? Haven’t we all been guilty at some point of moving through life asking other people this same question about ourselves? All because we were unsure of the true answer to the question? We may not have overtly just came out and asked, but we would be screaming this same question nonetheless, through our actions that were seeking validation or through compromises to feel more wanted or valued. All in all, everyone goes in pursuit of finding the answer to this question. Some may call it human nature but I truly believe it's God’s programming that causes this longing to know who we are and our voice.
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Are you having a hard time completely trusting God with an area of your life? I've been there before! God used two ways to increase my faith. 1) He used "Faith Stones" and 2) He continuously surrounded me with people who had the gift of faith because it's infectious.
Think of every time in your life when you didn't think there was any way for it to work out, BUT GOD worked it out anyway! That's a place to leave a faith stone! These stones are so powerful against fear! They cause faith to win every time!
As for surrounding me with people who embody faith, one of the people who consistently comes to mind is none other than my husband Travis. Read More
When I hear the word self-worth, the first thing I begin to think of is VALUE. What value do you as a person feel you embody? In today's time, this is a dangerous topic because we equate our degrees, marital status, and even things such as being a good homemaker, to be the sum of our worth. So what happens if the marriage fails, or the degree was attained 20 years ago? Do we then believe that our self-worth has diminished? Read More