Embrace your experience, age, and wrinkles, while glorifying God!
Everyone I meet is searching for something; her soul mate, the perfect job, or help navigating limitless options in a society that calls good evil and evil good. Folks seek answers, secrets, and the 7 best ways to do anything. What matters is where they look and with whom they share the journey.
We need one another. Even capable, committed, Christian women of a “certain age” (like me) get off track, unsure of what decision to make or unable to identify what is out of balance. Joy happens when every part of life is balanced and rests on the same unshakable foundation – Jesus Christ. Every disconnect or division between one part of your life and another is disturbing and damages your ability to attain goals and enjoy the blessings of life with Christ.
Christian fellowship (sisterhood) is built on community. Sharing. Learning. Teaching. We get closer to one another by getting closer to God. You know things I don’t and I probably know a few you don’t.
The Holy Spirit is your soul mate. The perfect job (or spouse) doesn’t exist. God is good and anyone who says He isn’t needs to be wished “Good day” as you shake the dust off your spikes, boots, or flip flops and move on. Most problems are people-problems. There are no perfect answers to problems we cause. Socialistic utopias don’t exist and everyone going viral would be a pandemic, not fame.
Check out the Simplicity Note Series! It offers tidbits, inspirational quotes, and helpful ponderments (I love that word!) to reduce complexity and indecision in a world with too many distractions, temptations, and options. Most folks are bugged by too many options rather than too few. Simple life is joyous life!
You are special because you’re you. The hard part is figuring out what to do with your uniqueness.
Think of three wildly successful people. Are they all superstars in the same way? Nope. Are they all rich and famous? I hope not. Success is the quality of your journey with Jesus Christ and fellow travelers, not the size of your bank account or number of Facebook fans.
God doesn’t care about those things. Seriously, pour a cup of hot coffee or glass of sweet tea and ponder that a moment. What matters most is to show up, focus, and offer obedience.
God cares about relationship. Most importantly, the one He has with you. If you’re confused about the next step in your search for answers or direction, begin there. If you’re still confused, contact me.
Do people usually come to you for advice, but you’re beginning to wonder why?
- Burning out?
- Used to being in control but afraid you’ve lost it?
- A natural leader who’s lost your focus?
- In relationship overload with husband, kids, or family members?
- An aspiring Christian author struggling to begin?
- Getting older, but not as gracefully as you hoped?
- Drowning in to-do’s that don’t get ta-done?
- Someone who wanted it all, got it all, and now has trouble juggling it all?
- A horse-owner with an uncooperative horse?
Everything that Matters is Personal
Do the folks you speak to listen? Successfully working with family, colleagues, clients (and horses) requires being other-directed, offering something of value, and creating personal connection. First, they have to know you’re there, trustworthy, and believe you care. Communication must be clear, concise, and simple.
Blog Post Categories
VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIVING (in a post-Christian world): Encouragement. Bible study. Inspiration. Tips, strategies, tools, and encouragement for Christians facing daily distractions designed to tempt their toes off the Narrow Path.
SIMPLICITY NOTES: Tips, inspiration, information, and encouragement to bring every aspect of life into alignment with Christ. Create cohesive simplicity based on simple faith in God’s Word. Opportunities in stewardship: how to invest scarce resources wisely- time, energy, finances, and passion.
HORSES and OWNERS: Tips, skills, training, inspiration and encouragement to help you build transformative relationship with a horse, practice good stewardship, and walk more closely with our Lord Jesus Christ. Practical, conceptual, and points to ponder.
BOOK REVIEWS: Lynn’s reviews of books that may interest you.
Did you catch the theme among the categories? I want to encourage you and offer strategies and resources to help you discover and achieve your purpose and goals. Does God have a plan for you? He does! There is joy in the search as well as the finding.
From Amazon footnote to best-selling author
In late 2016, after seven years of ministry, I was an Amazon footnote. Today I’m a multiple best-selling author and World and National Champion horse trainer and breeder. Before my horse career, I was a business consultant and motivational speaker. In other words, I’m a serial entrepreneur. That means I know how to set and achieve goals. My purpose is to help you so you can help others. That’s the purpose of life. Some call it the Golden Rule. As a Christian writer, I know where it’s found in the Bible (Matthew 7:12).
What do horses have to do with God, success, and relationship?
Unless you have one in the barn, horses are metaphor. They’re as simple and silly as three year old children but wise as Yoda. My husband nicknamed me the analogy queen because I have an illustration (analogy?) for everything. The book of Ecclesiastes is analogy. Or is it metaphor? Do you confuse illustration, metaphor, analogy, and allegory? I do. But let’s not sweat the small stuff. Analogy helps us grasp concepts without challenging our egos.
Aside from size, what’s the biggest difference between horses and people? Horses don’t lie to themselves or anyone else. They’re far more honest than we, but they also – Love. Mourn. Scheme. Frustrate. Delight. Pout. Rebel. Negotiate. Delight. Give up. Seek connection. And fear.
Fear is a biggie, if not the biggest biggie, for people and horses.
My work is about success, communication, love, and faith. Facing and overcoming fears, realizing dreams, and helping others make their journey one of daily joy.