I Don’t Do Guilt Trips

I don’t do guilt trips. I am a busy mom, wife, entrepreneur, minister, and all the other things crammed into my amazing full life. As much as I love to give my time and energy into doing things for people, I will not perform from guilt or shame. My goal is to love the best I can and sometimes I have to say no. Sometimes, I have to choose who I can help and when. Although I would love to do it all. ( and I would), for the sake of my sanity, I need to decline. That is ok. I love better when I get to be me. But please don’t try to get me to live according to your needs or standards. Please don’t try to persuade me to do something because you feel entitled. I can no longer live like that. In pursuit of my best life and a life full of joy, I choose to continue to love you and others well because, I give my time and energy from love not for it. ❤️#cultivateyourlife #guilt #shame #empowerment #moms #wives #love #joy #lifestyle #peace #jesus

Surrendered

Fully Surrendered.

Each of us has been in pursuit of a dream. The bible says “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is the tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12

Our hearts can get heavy waiting. Waiting for the breakthrough, waiting for a glimpse of the dream, waiting for all of the pieces you are holding to come together and create the life you are going after. Continue reading

Cultivate Online Book Club

Hey, hey, hey! If you are on Facebook, join a few of us wanting to Cultivate our lives with a Book Club we are reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Ever made a New Year’s Resolution and break it? Can’t seem to get your exercise routine in order? This book is filled with amazing insight to the “why” and how to change them. Come join the conversation with us!

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Introduction 

Well, howdy. I’m learning the blogging game and having been writing blogs on and off for several years. Honestly working on my skills, my content, my myself, and living life. My first blog beautifullifeofgrace @blogspot was my first beginnings. A way to share my heart and love for life. Cultivate started as a motivational blog to encourage and uplift others to go after their  goals and dreams all while pursuing mine.  Continue reading

Just a check up…

Taking time to process through the pain is important. Sometimes we don’t want to feel it or believe it’s there, we aren’t being vulnerable with ourselves. I see it, I feel it, and I trust the Father that He walks me through it. Then when it’s over, I can say, He is my deliver.

We don’t have to deny our feelings. That just tells us there is work we need to do inside of us. Like a check engine light. Often time we try to ignore it, but it can’t fix itself. We have to get under the hood and do regular maintenance. When our heart is exposed to pain or hurting, don’t try to ignore it. Don’t bring out the duck tape (quick fix), be brave and fully embrace what is wrong. And don’t be afraid to take it to a mechanic. Sometimes we can’t fix it alone.

Planning on your Dreams

Almost every morning I wake up, I am thinking about the day. What needs to be done, calls that need to me made, or things that are weighing on my heart. And, depending on the way I slept (good or bad), how it will all get accomplished. Most mornings I am usually quiet. I love the sound of stillness as the husband and children have not awaken yet. I am always in reflection or mediation of my Father and just listening as He speaks to my heart. Continue reading