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Purpose Isn’t a Straight Line (what shall we do first?)

// If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the question “What is God’s will for my life?” I would be a very wealthy woman.

I know you can relate. It’s the question we ALL ask ourselves when we are trying to make decisions about the future, regardless of age or gender.

Now, after twenty-five year of pastoring, that question hasn’t gone away. In fact, more people are asking it than ever.

Thankfully, I had a very wise person say to me years ago…

“Shauna, God’s will isn’t a straight line. It’s more like a backyard with a lot of options and a strong fence.”

What on earth does that mean?      Read more

Day 27: Don’t Let Niceness Bite You In The Butt

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is CONFRONT. Go!

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//  So… I’m a really nice person. I mean, I’m a reeeeeeally nice person. So much so that, over the years, my niceness has bitten me in the butt regularly.

Excuse me?

You see, I hate confrontation. I am the kind of person who would be nice to difficult people over and over and avoid confrontation AT ALL COSTS. Kinda like Switzerland. I were a Miss America contestant, I would have to say that my life mission was “World peace.”

I would avoid issues, I would avoid stressful situations, and I would avoid getting angry… that is until the situation got so bad that I would simply POP.

Have you been there?     Read more