Finding a New Normal

March 8, 2018 Admin Wordpress 0

When dreams get shattered, we can still find joy by looking for a new normal. This young man inspires me:   [affilinet_performance_ad size=728×90]

#27: How to Profit from Your Losses

August 15, 2017 Admin Wordpress 0

In this program, I talk about three reasons we have setbacks, and what to do, so that the hidden benefit contained in every adversity can be realized. Resources mentioned: 12-week Home Study Program: Jackrabbit Factor free download: Free Report: This program was originally recorded for Hilton-Johnson’s Global Teleclass Summit in 2009.

About the hashtag #RareFaith

August 5, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Okay – here’s a quick look behind the ThoughtsAlive curtain:
I’ve been looking for a short name or phrase that runs like a thread through everything I’ve shared or created since I began my ThoughtsAlive business sixteen years ago. I’ve tried various things over the years, but inevitably they each missed the mark with a good portion of my materials.
Sixteen years without an elevator speech.
At first, I tried to make everything about “ThoughtsAlive” because it was kind of catchy and connotated an idea similar to the message from Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s poem, “Thoughts are Things” (look it… Read more

I need help!

August 5, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

RARE FAITH – remember these words – RARE FAITH…
…Because things are changing at ThoughtsAlive (my company), and in a BIG way. Don’t get lost or confused as I RETIRE the name [47tips]. Future newsletters will use the name Rare Faith instead.
But I need your help!
Before the transition is complete, I need to merge my old Facebook page with the new “A Rare Kind of Faith” page. However, the NEW one needs to have MORE likes than the OLD one (because the merge only keeps the page with the most likes).
I’m not going to tell you where… Read more

How Rude I Was (Or Was I?)

March 30, 2016 Admin Wordpress 0

Prosperity is built on faith. It requires thinking truth in spite of appearances and making decisions based on the images of one’s dreams, over and above the state of perceived reality. The truth is that there is only abundance in this world. However, perceptions often get in the way of individuals being able to see that truth.
Let me share a recent experience to illustrate:
One Saturday night my husband and I returned home late from an event. As usual, we each went to our desks to check email one last time before hitting the sack. Coincidentally, his office was… Read more

The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Tried to Write

October 7, 2015 Admin Wordpress 0

I’ve been pondering the following topic now for over a year, knowing that one day I would try to capture it in writing. But it’s a deep topic and I didn’t expect it to be an easy one, so it’s been pushed off many, many times.
It has not taken much to distract me from doing it.

Today (June 28, 2015) I decided to get started, to at least begin gathering into one location the many epiphanies and personal notes I’ve been jotting down in the recent months.
I don’t really know where to begin, except to back up… Read more

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

October 6, 2015 Admin Wordpress 0

I’ve taught classes and written articles many times about the importance of action in the goal-setting process or formula for success.
It’s still true: action is important. But this discussion is going to go a little differently.
This post isn’t about getting what you want; it’s more about how to ‘counsel your wants’, and why you’d want to.
I’ve been a goal setter for as long as I can remember, at least as far back as maybe age 12. This is why I experienced such tremendous depression in the early years of our marriage, because external circumstances seemed to have… Read more

What I Think of Dave Ramsey

June 9, 2015 Admin Wordpress 0

For years I’ve been hearing about Dave Ramsey and I’m embarrassed to say that (without listening to him myself) I had him pegged as the guy who helps broke people manage their limited supply, while I elevated myself as the teacher who helps people expand their supply.
At first pass, this may appear to be the case. But I want to set the record straight.
Listening to Dave Ramsey’s podcast and radio show has become one of the most inspiring, motivating things I do now for a number of reasons:
1) Dave’s advice is solid. Scripturally sound too, if that… Read more

Finding Relief from Heavy Burdens

April 15, 2015 Admin Wordpress 0

Last month I was asked to speak at my local church congregation’s sacrament meeting. I hadn’t planned on sharing my ‘talk’ publicly because my blog readership is made up of people from a wide variety of religious backgrounds and belief systems, and I have always striven to focus on principles and precepts that people of faith around the world all share in common. But I’ve recently felt like there may be some who would benefit from this message. First, I introduced myself… then I continued with this: I’d like to talk about two things in particular that we’ve been asked in the Bible to do – to have faith … Continue reading