With six kids (yes you heard me correctly, SIX), I crave good deals and quiet moments with Him (yes please). Instead of shouting this from the mountaintops near my home in Colorado, I want to share with all of you here... My book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are because of Who He Is, (Kindle Edition) is only $2.99 right now! 😲 Here are a few fun ways and reasons you could and should take advantage of this sale: 1. Buy for yourself and start your year with a journey with Him (the quickest way to get to where you're supposed to be). 2. Share with your group (mom's group, friend group, bible study group, coffee group, volunteer group, ministry group, kids friend's mom group)...Just start copying and pasting text in all your groups😄 (group texts, Facebook groups, email groups, Voxer groups...). 3. Start a group with this book. Have you been looking for a way to connect, encourage, and grow a group of ladies? Here it is! 4. Is someone on your heart in this season? Let them know you are thinking about them and gift them the ebook. It's super easy to do. With just a few bucks and their email address, they can have a gift delivered to their inbox, straight from YOU through Amazon.💞 5. Surprise a co-worker, family member, team member or child's teacher with an intentional gift to jumpstart 2019. Spread the Love. Share this deal on your Facebook or Instagram stories. Because we all wonder what this year holds. Because we all want to start off the year right. Because we all love a good deal and don't need more coffee today. Because we know that one word from Him can change a life. Because we would rather see things like this on social media than some of the alternatives. Grab yours here for only $2.99: https://amzn.to/2REVnON Thank you for your love and support of me, this book, and those you will bless with it! #MicheleCushatt #ILM #UndoneLife #IAmBook #Relentless #author #speaker #reader #womenwholead #entrepreneur #mompreneur #womenentrepreneurs #amreading #amwriting #goals #christianbusinesswomen #podcast #blogger #entrepreneurship #workfromhome #WAHM #success #reallife #mastermind #quotes #inspiredlife
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Coming home after an extended absence isn’t always easy. This past week, I was away from my family for 7 nights—SEVEN. I missed them, couldn’t wait to see their faces. 🌱 However, it didn’t happen quite like I imagined. In hindsight, I think I might’ve been dreaming of a troupe of cheerleaders lining the driveway, a husband throwing confetti, and my children’s faces streaked with tears of joy at Mama’s return. Entirely realistic, of course. 🌱 Alas, our reunion was far less adorable. 🌱 Here’s an hard revelation about my broken human heart: I have long struggled with a sense of insignificance. The reasons for this are valid and many, as are the ways it plays out. In short, I typically try to finagle affection by working overtime to earn it. It’s exhausting and unhealthy. What can I say? I’m still working on it. 🌱 We all have a basic human need to be seen, wanted. To have a place in this life that is reserved for us alone. And it when that doesn’t happen, it can cause no small amount of hurt. 🌱 Somewhere in the middle of our non-adorable reunion this week, as I tried to lower my expectations and tend my heart, the memory of an old familiar story came to mind, and I could almost feel God whisper in my ear: “Remember the parable of the prodigal? And remember the emotion of the waiting father? When I see you, no matter how far away you are, I RUN. Child, no one is more excited to see your face than I am.” 🌱 Friend, I’m guessing I’m not the only one who needed to hear that today. You don’t need to scramble and finagle and perform. *You need only come home.* There is a Father who has a knack for seeing you wherever you are. And when He does, He runs. ❤️
There are so many valid reasons to be afraid. But when your trust is in the Prince of Peace, every one those reasons fades. Either He is everything or He is nothing. Sleep well, friends.
One of the most challenging parts of the writers life can be the isolation of it. It’s hard to know if you’re doing it right, how to improve, and where to go to get your questions answered. 🌲 But this week? That wasn’t a problem. These brave women traveled from all over the US to spend five days together. @kathilipp and I did some teaching, but the truth is they did all the hard work. Not only did they tackle word count on their current projects, but they practiced new skills to write their story. I could not be more proud. 🌲 How about you? Have you let yourself slip into isolation? Maybe a retreat at the Red House is the solution. I’ll be doing 2-3 of these a year with @kathilipp, and I’d love for you to be there. Check out www.writingattheredhouse.com for dates and more info! 🌲
I’m doing something new in 2019. 🌱 Although we spend a lot of time following and listening to famous people, we often miss others who are serving beautifully, day after day, exactly where they are. 🌱 Welcome to Women Leading Well. Periodically I will be highlighting a woman of faith who is leading well with her unique gifts in her unique circle of influence. Although you may not have heard of some, I hope you’ll pay attention, learn a thing or two, and become a generous encourager of other women leading well, not just the “famous” ones. 🌱 First up? Meet my friend @kimcashtate. I first met Kim in 2011 while doing some coaching with Women of Faith. The first thing I loved about her? Her gut-honest love for Jesus. Over chips and guacamole, we talked for hours. And I left a better woman for my time with her. 🌱 What makes Kim unique: Years ago she left a career as an attorney in civil litigation to be home with her two toddlers. But a funny thing happened during toddler nap-times, she found her passion for studying the Bible inductively. 🌱 What Kim is doing well: Kim is a fiction AND non-fiction author and, as a Bible teacher with a passion for the Word of God, she has taught women for over a decade. 🌱 Things to look for: Kim has a thriving YouTube channel and she sometimes shares about her natural hair journey (LOVE!). 🌱 Do yourself a favor and check out www.kimcashtate.com and follow Kim Cash Tate on YouTube (!), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest. You won't be disappointed. 🌱 🤓What do you think it takes for women to be able to lead well in whatever place and season God has them?
In case you didn’t pick up on it, this is my I’m-so-blissfully-happy-I-could-cry face. 💦 What brings YOU joy? 💦 #walkingintherain #mountainliving #hiking #mountaingirl #greatoutdoors
CONFESSION: Sometimes all the New Year memes and slogans and quotes and pep talks wear me out. They feel trite, disingenuous, like offering a bandaid to a girl with an amputation. If that’s you, too, I’ll share a little secret. My goal this year and every day of every year is quite simple: To stay as close as possible to the One who made me. Because getting closer to Him will bring me closer to who I was meant to be. Besides, He can accomplish in a moment what I will fail to do in a lifetime. That’s the life-change I’m holding out for.