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I’ll put the fear of God in you

Fearing God isn’t a bad thing. If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “I’ll put the fear of God into you,” you know it’s not meant as a nurturing, comforting promise. Merriam-Webster defines the idiom this way: to frighten (someone) very badly It saddens me to hear my faith distorted like that. When referring to God, [...]

By |2021-02-08T14:49:56-05:00February 8th, 2021|Inspiration, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

There’s a Difference Between Leadership and Guidance

People lead, God guides Recently I saw Peter Lowe give a presentation to a group of Christian businesspeople about building businesses that are God-directed, not goal-directed. Nestled among the wealth of information he shared was this powerful nugget: There is a distinction between leadership and guidance. We are called to lead, not guide. God guides. [...]

By |2021-01-19T16:50:55-05:00January 19th, 2021|Inspiration, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

Any Day Can Be Your New Year’s Day

You don’t have to wait until January 1 of any year to start doing things to improve your life. How often have you fallen into the December trap of doing too much of what you shouldn’t and not enough of what you should with the promise of a New Year’s resolution on the horizon? Resolve [...]

By |2021-01-01T12:14:10-05:00January 1st, 2021|Inspiration, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

The Strength and Power of Christmas

To say Christmas of 2020 was different is an understatement of global proportions. And yet, we celebrated. We marked the days on Advent calendars. We spent time with loved ones. Under the cloud of Covid19, we creatively raised funds and organized ways to help those in need have food to eat and presents for their children. Our [...]

By |2020-12-26T16:13:21-05:00December 26th, 2020|Inspiration, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

Finding Comfort in a To-Do List that Doesn’t End

Can we ever get everything done? Lately, I’ve been wondering if I’ll ever catch up. No matter how much I do or don’t do, at the end of each day, there’s always a long list of things that I have to transfer to the next day—or maybe the next week. It’s frustrating. Anxiety-generating. And negatively [...]

By |2020-11-14T15:08:14-05:00November 14th, 2020|Inspiration, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

The Best Way to Express Gratitude

There’s a special emphasis on gratitude in November. What’s the best way to say thank you? As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches (in the U.S.), there’s a lot of extra conversation about gratitude. And certainly, even in this crazy year of 2020, we have a lot to be thankful for. For this moment, let’s focus on [...]

Turn It On: How to Be the Light

Four action steps to achieve excellence Have you ever felt shut out? Like the people you need or want to associate with weren’t interested in you? Or, if you’re a boss, that the people who work for you don’t really care about their jobs or the company? We’ve all felt that way—a depressing feeling because [...]

My Life is Better as a Christian

I was in my early 30s when I became a Christian. Prior to that, I didn’t actively reject the faith, I just didn’t get it. And my life was fine, thank you. But once I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and began a spiritual journey that has taken me to places more amazing, more [...]

How to Find Joy in These Frightening Times

I’m writing this in the summer of 2020—the summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer of demonstrations and riots, the summer of skyrocketing murder rates and crime in America’s major cities.   It’s a crazy time. Are things going to get better? Get worse? We don’t know—and because we don’t know, it’s easy to be [...]

10 Reasons to Journal

Are you keeping a journal or diary during the coronavirus pandemic? You may be sharing your thoughts on social media, texting with friends, or talking out your feelings in online groups, but if you’re not keeping a structured journal, consider starting one. Here are 10 reasons to journal during the coronavirus pandemic (or any time): [...]

By |2020-04-16T09:46:23-04:00April 16th, 2020|Inspiration, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments