Reflections of Grace 140: Is Faith Our Reality?

[display_podcast]Many years ago I worked as a Medical Staff Coordinator in the Administrative Department of our local hospital.  I had worked my way up from the Cardiovascular Department to the one job that no one else could do, or so I thought.  I felt pretty secure in my job, and as a single mom knew that it could only get better from there……Until the day I was fired.I was called into the CEO’s office and let go due to layoffs in the hospital in general.  The Administrative secretar … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What Does the Bible Say About Making New Years Resolutions?

Ah… the New Year! Time for a fresh start, new beginnings, bogus prophecies that don't mean anything - seriously watch out for those yahoo's declaring, “This is the year of your breakthrough!”By now, you've made a few New Year's resolutions of your own. Perhaps you want to lose a few pounds, or break a bad habit, or learn a new skill. And then in two weeks, when you epically fail at your resolution, you'll say, “Ahh, there's always next year.”Is it a good idea for Christians to be making r … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 130: Seven Traits of A Chronically Unhappy Person

[display_podcast]Being a Life Purpose Coach has opened my eyes to so many things in my own life. One of those things I have learned is that I am responsible for my own happiness-no one else is responsible for me.  So, I often coach about happiness being a choice and the one responsible for your happiness is YOU!Six years of coaching has shown me there are some definite characteristics of a chronically unhappy person.  It may take a few sessions but invariably it becomes clear to me the a … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 55: Life Lessons with Jesus, part 1

[display_podcast]From Certified Life Coach Dixie Diamanti, Author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?... But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.” - Matthew 6:26 &10:29 (NLT) We have three choices each day, … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 54: Living From the Heart 17 – He Knows My Name

[display_podcast] From Dixie Diamanti, author of Climbing Out of the Box and Fifty Ways to Meet Your Lover: Revelation 3 says:I will give to eat of the manna that is hidden, and I will give him a white stone with a new name engraved on the stone, which no one knows or understands except he who receives it. I have often wondered what my new name is. He has a special name for each of us. Dixie means “girl of the south”.   I am not even from the south. I tell in my book, “Climbing Out of the … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 53: Living From the Heart – When God Is Silent

[display_podcast] From Dixie Diamanti, author of Climbing Out of the Box and 50 Ways to Meet Your Lover: Reminder: Please tune into podcast if you want my personal application added to this outline. The majority is what He spoke to me. Have you ever had a time when you felt like you were in a spiritual black hole?   I have. The pressure seemed unbearable. No sense of God's presence. No sense of anything going on around me.These are the times, sorry to say, when we tend to question G … [Read more...]