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Feels like Winter

There may not be snow on the ground at my house but the weather outside sure feels like there should be.  There must be snow up in the mountains.  The cloud covers them so I can’t tell today however, vehicles coming from the mountains give evidence of snow with inches on top of them.  As I have gotten older cold weather has become less and less appealing.  I do like to see the snow on the mountains…it is so beautiful.  I notice snow on the Santa Fe mountains the other day.  What is your favorite thing about winter?  I noticed I rest better and more.  I want to go to bed earlier and when its cold I don’t mind curling up and taking a nap.  You?

Day 4’s assignment … a day late and a dollar short

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I meant to do a blog yesterday but the topic really took me for a loop.  Before I knew it, the day was over and hence yesterday’s assignment is happening on today and its already late today!  I got up early but couldn’t even get through my morning routine because my mind was consumed with the workshop I am doing tomorrow.  I named it the title of my coaching practice and after it was submitted a better name came to me.  Go figure…. Anyway the workshop is Uniquely Perfect (edited title…tomorrow it is Just Be Free).  I am hoping to tap into the woman who feels like she is in the shadows of life.  She has all kinds of titles, mom, wife, girlfriend, CEO, Consultant, coordinator, the list goes on.  But that says what she does not who she is…I want to touch the heart and help her see who she really is.  She is loved by Jesus, set free, redeemed, cherished, forgiven, chosen and there is so much more that Jesus wants us to know about ourselves.  The world tells us we have to look a certain way, act a certain way etc. to be accepted.  But Jesus accepts us the way we are ~ He takes us and cleans us up.

So after we go over who we are, (at the workshop) we are working on our core values.  Our core values are the things that are deep in us that determines our behavior.  Many times we are so used to just doing things that we don’t realize what our core values really are.  I was that way before I went to life coach training.  I still am learning about myself which helps me with decision, how I am around people, how I interact… I am defined by who God says I am and my values stem from who I am in Jesus.  I no longer want to be defined by the standards of the world.  Will I stick out like a sore thumb, probably but I don’t care anymore.  Do you know your core values?  Do you know the Creator, the one who called you His masterpiece?  His name is Jesus.  He died for you, paid the price for your sin, so that you could be called righteous in God sight.  He says come as you are … come follow me.