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My heart is so overwhelmed with all of the blessings I’ve had lately that I just had to take a moment to share with you the incredible things that have been happening.

A couple of months ago, I found a wonderful marketing instructor names Sandi Krakowski .  I was excited because I could immediately see that she could teach me the keys I had been missing to get my business really prospering.  On top of that, she’s a Christian with beliefs quite similar to my own, AND she is a homeschooling momma!  I figured if anyone could understand how busy I feel and how to balance it all, it would be her.

Little did I know how much this woman was going to change my life.  In fact I probably still only have a peak at how much she’s going to affect it, but what has happened already is incredible.  I’ve been listening to her products for more than a month now, and they have not only increased my marketing ability (which I am still really working on), but she has given me the key I’ve been looking for the last few years.  She’s helped me to figure out what I need to be doing .

For a few years I’ve had an idea that I need to be doing something, helping someone, but I really had no idea what to do with that.  I’ve considered a number of options, but none of them really seemed right.  I’ve prayed, searched, tried to ignore it, tried to tell myself I was just being crazy and that there is no way I could ever fidn the time to do any of this in my crazy life.  I saw no way to make it happen in the real world.

Sandi frequently says that the pain of not doing what we are supposed to do often becomes greater than the pain of stepping out into it.  That is exactly what I’ve been dealing with for the last few years.  It has been downright emotionally painful.  I’ve tried to ignore it, but this feeling that I’m not using the gifts God gave me has been a constant and has about driven me bonkers.  It wasn’t for lack of wanting to, but for lack of vision about what to do.

Now I am filled with vision.  God has taken the spark he’s been putting in my spirit for the last few years, and has birthed a concept in my that I won’t let go of.  He has shown me how to make this work, where it can go, and how much I can help people.  He has given me visions and dreams, and set me on fire.  I’m a little frightened about how I will do this, but I’ve conquered bigger things and I know I can do it with His help.  I have visions of coaching people through their troubles, of public speaking (yipes!) to groups and helping them move past their issues.  I’m so fascinated to see what this will grow into and so grateful for the huge opportunity this feels like.

The website I’ve started www.adivinewalk.com is the first step towards that.  I see it becoming so much more than it is, but I will have the patience to take it one step at a time as God directs me.

Those of you who know me off of the internet may see a real change in me.  I feel so light, like a huge weight has been lifted from me.  I honestly feel like crying in relief for what this means.

I know this is the right path.  This path uses the gifts God has given  me, it makes me feel whole and complete.  I can hardly wait to move forward in it and see what He has planned beyond what He has shown me.

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I feel drawn, compelled even to find a way to reach out to abuse survivors.  It’s something I have often wanted to do, but as of late it has grown stronger and stronger.  I remember a time when I felt like I could barely go on, and would have been so grateful to speak to someone who had been there, moved through that, and developed a “normal” life.  I want to be that for women who are in that place now.  I want to show them that healing is possible, that you can come through it, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that with God’s help we can all heal.  I want to share my experiences so that others, not just abuse survivors, but anyone can understand that God is with is even in the darkest of times in our life, and He wants to help us grow, heal, and become who we are meant to be.

The only problem is that I have no idea how to start or where to start.  I know my story can help others heal.  I love to share my story, because I think it helps others better understand God.  I just need the place to start it all.

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I’ve been striving to work towards being more friendly.  I’m a good friend, but I’m not at all good at making friends.  I tend feel awkward around people I don’t know well, so getting from acquaintance to friend is difficult for me. 

I’ve been working towards changing this, which led me to read the book The Friendship Factor  by Alan Loy McGinnis.  In the book McGinnis goes through the steps of building friendships.  Some of them I’m really good at already, a few not so good at.  I’ve decided to focus on each of the steps though, and see how I can improve it.  Every Friday I’m going to bring an update to how I am doing.  I’m going to practice every step, some for one week, some for longer, depending on how much effort I think I need to put into that particular area. 

This week is step 1 : Love needs to be a top priority, assign top priority to your friends.    I’m pretty good at this one with friends, not always as good with immediate family.  So for the next week I am going to focus on making my family and friends top priority, especially my husband and son.  They are after all my top priority, but sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the day to day I wonder if it really seems that way to them.

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This is something that has been on my heart since last October or November,  and I’ve been very reluctant, but I think it is time for me to begin exploring the idea more.  I want to start a group for women, maybe 3-10 people in size, where women can come together and discuss their personal spiritual growth, their experiences, how God is working in their life, their struggles and their triumphs in areas that they feel directed by God.  I think it has so much potential to be a wonderful, supportive group with incredible things happening it.  So why am I so slow getting this going?  I don’t know how to find people to get together!  I’ve also been trying to find a location, because I was originally thinking once a week, but now I am thinking once a month, and if I do that, I don’t think it would be an issue at all to have it at my home…. So, if you’re reading this, what do you think?  Do you think this is something people would be interested in?  What do you think the best way to find women for this group is?  It would be open to anyone who believes God is directing their lives and communicates to them how to improve themselves, so there would be no limitation based on religion, which I know can make things sticky, but I also think can allow for tremendous growth.  Anyone out there that might be interested in joining me?

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I am on the cusp of something major.  My spirit is singing, my heart is open and flooding my body, the excitement and energy are pouring through me.  Am I ready?  I will be when the time arrives.  The word I hear is healer.  Allowing God to heal others minds, emotions, and spirits through me.  An honor I am excited and intimidated to take, but one that fits all of the visions I have been having for several years. 

I have a vision, a vision of who I am.

I have a vision, a vision of women gathered together to support one another’s spiritual journeys.

I have a vision, a vision of a place women can gather together to rejuvinate, learn, grow closer to God, and return to their families brimming over with His Spirit. 

I have a vision, a vision of love, peace, joy, and healing.  Of seeing others healed in the way I myself have been healed.  Of seeing others freed in the way I have been freed.  Of being to others what others were for me.

I have  vision from God, I’m going to do it.  I know he will help me, I just need to have the courage to move forward.

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I am sooooo behind on our homeschool blog, I don’t know how I’m ever going to get it caught up. The problem is that I like to put lots of photos on it, and that takes forever. Of course the fact that I am bordering on overextended probably isn’t helping either. Who’d have thought life as a “stay at home mom” of 1 child could possibly be so darn busy? The worst thing is I just want to do more!

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I’ve decided to add a page (well it’s already 2 pages) to my commonplace book that I will use to write the things that are bothering me that I am committing to turn over to God and trust God with. By writing them, I can make sure I don’t take them back.

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