October is arguably one of my favorite months of the year. Pumpkin spice lattes are back and in full swing, the leaves are beginning to change, the air starts feeling crisper, and most importantly, it’s my birthday month!
I remember when I was growing up. I was so on fire for Christ. I lived, eat, and breathed His Word. My favorite store was the Family Christian Bookstore. I would go in there with my mom ready to scan through any and all devotional books for young girls. I was hungry for God, and I was thirsty to hear and see more of Him.
I’ve always loved all things concerning women. From the time I was young, I would immerse myself in fashion magazines and all things fashion and beauty. I was enthralled by the inner and outer beauty we possessed.
As purpose-driven women, we have a lot on our plates. We work, we volunteer, we’re involved in our church communities, we’re social, and we’re actively pursuing the vision that God has placed on our heart. There are things to do, meetings to attend, and places to be
If you follow me on Instagram, I had posted a few months back on Insta Stories that I decided to get a second set of PowerSheets to track my business goals. One of my goals for 2018 is to move into full-time entrepreneurship, so I wanted to get intentional in making sure that I was accomplishing my most important business goals.
I remember when I was in high school and I was so eager to graduate. If you asked me then, graduation couldn’t come soon enough. I had already planned out what my life would be like as a college freshman. I would have my dorm meticulously decorated like the rooms saved on my Pinterest board.
On one hand, the summer has just started but on the other, it feels like it’s halfway over -- how is that possible?! The transitions of the seasons and months remind me how important it is to spend time on the things and people that matter.
If you would’ve told me a few years ago that I would basically have an aversion to social media today, I wouldn’t have believed you. I mean I’m the girl who was taking selfies before selfies were even a thing. I would take my purple Nikon point and shoot camera and go to town having daily selfie sessions.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really planned for setbacks. Well, let me not lie. I am very Type A, so I always have a plan for a plan, but for the most part, I never actually planned on using those backup plans.
Happy April! Man, did March fly by or what? I feel like I say this every month, but I really felt it this time around. There was a lot going on in the month March, and because of this, I didn’t make as much progress as I would’ve liked to with my monthly goals.
If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve always been the Type A perfectionist type. The type who is very performance based and seeks perfection in everything she does. While that may sound like a positive for some, in some ways it served as a detriment to me. It was my secret.
Has there been something that God has imprinted on your heart that you can’t shake? Do you have a burden to get a message across and to see a certain type of people flourish? That burden is your God-given vision.
Are you losing focus? Lately, the Lord has shown me that I've lost focus. I've forgotten His power. I've forgotten His promises. Instead, I've been focusing on my emotions and the severity of my situation. I've taken my focus off the cross and put it in my circumstances. Can you relate?
I love the promise of spring. After the harshness and bitterness of winter, the spring comes to bring the dead back to life, signaling a fresh, new beginning. It reminds me that regardless of what happened last season, each new season is an invitation for a clean slate, a fresh start.
Brooke Wilson is #FearfullyFashioned. Raised as a Texas girl, Brooke now lives with her husband in Tulsa, OK, where she works and coaches at a local school. Brooke’s ministry, Living Unshackled, was birthed from several years of battling comparison, insecurity, anxiety, and more.
As a life coach, goals are probably one of my main focuses. I love to set them myself, and I love to coach my clients on creating and achieving them. I love how they create intention and purpose in one’s life. But lately, my goals have shifted.
I’m pretty sure that whoever said life is a balancing act was preacher, because that is a word right there! Most of the time, I feel like I’m gracefully trying to stick the balance beam routine of life. I’m sure that you can relate to my struggle.
Friendships have never been my strong suit. For the most part they have ebbed and flowed with the different seasons of my life. I guess you can say that most of my friendships have always been a convenience -- they served me well for that particular season, but when that season was up, so was the friendship.
Unbeknownst to me, striving has always been a huge part of my life; It’s like a birthmark that I never knew I had, but has always been with me. Because of this embedded character trait, I was never satisfied with normal.
For the most part, I would say that I’ve always been a genuinely positive person. When I was younger, my sisters said that if they wanted to, they could’ve thrown me down the stairs and I would’ve still came back to them singing and smiling.
Johnaé Elease is #FearfullyFashioned. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of online community, The Happy Joy. As a servant, singer, and writer, she uses her gifts and talents to win souls for the Kingdom. She credits God as the primary reason for her joy, happiness, and success.
These days, I hardly listen to music. I have entered into a stage of life where I want to be constantly in a state of flourishing, meaning that I want nothing more than to be in a state of constant growth. Personal and spiritual growth is woven into every fiber of my being, hence why my personal motto is to "always be growing and in pursuit of purpose."