Wednesday

Broken Strings and Second Chances


Notes From the Podcast episode:

  • Excerpt from ‘Come Away My Beloved’ daily devotional:  “Will you be like an instrument with broken strings from which the musician can bring forth no music?”
  • The important thing isn’t that we stay so strong that we never break
  • How do we react when we feel broken?
  • How would a rare violin be treated?
  • Why we are like that violin and how should we respond?
 

Second Chances

First of all, thank you to those of you I know have been praying that I find my direction going forward. The path gets a little clearer every day. As many of you know, I volunteer with the homeless, the local women's prison, and a prison aftercare program. Many of those women are like that broken violin and I've seen how God can fix their brokenness. For awhile now I've wondered how I could practically help and I know employment and finances play a big part in becoming a contributing member of society. So I've decided to start training some of these women to work virtually. To that end, I’m trying out a new service called SendOwl to help sell and deliver the content that I and my special ladies will create. So far it's really easy for me to use. I uploaded an entire video course as a zip file and am anxious to see how people on the receiving end like the service as well. In order to do that I'm giving you the opportunity to purchase my Online Foundation Bootcamp. This training was originally presented live and covered domain names, web hosting, setting up a Wordpress website and adding content, building an email list, and using productivity tools to make the best use of your time. It normally sells for $97, but as a member of my community you can have the entire Bootcamp for just $5. Click the link below to find out more. Online Foundation Bootcamp P.S. If you take the time to tell me how you liked this delivery method and if it was easy enough to pay and receive your content, I'll also gift you any one of my Udemy courses as a thank you for your feedback. Thank you and have a great day, Carol

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Wednesday

Blessings From Your Past


Notes from this episode: Have you had a dream for your future that you think is lost because of things that have happened in your life? Story of Moses:
  • born to an Israelite family, raised by Pharaoh’s daughter in the palace as her son.
  • at 40 years old, lost his temper and killed an Egyptian guard
  • ran away to the desert to live
  • became a shepherd
  • at 80 years old, God told him to go to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let God’s people go
  • Israelites finally freed
  • then Moses job to lead them through the wilderness
At some point in our lives, most of us feel like life has passed us by. We give up on our dreams because we feel like it’s too late, we messed up too badly. That’s how Moses felt when he lost everything because he lost his temper. But all of the things that Moses went through were needed so that he could help his people.
  • Moses knew how to approach Pharaoh and talk to him.
  • He knew how to live in the wilderness and how to lead
He thought he was unqualified, but Moses’ past trained him for his future. Is God using a past experience of yours to help someone else? Your past experiences can be a blessing to other people. Have a great week and keep dreaming, it's not too late, Carol

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Monday

Who Cares


Notes from this podcast episode:
  • Portion from 'The Finishing Touch' by Charles Swindoll, called 'Who Cares'.
  • Tells the story of a derelict who was found on the streets and later died
  • The surprising name of who that drunken bum really was. I won't spoil it for you, you'll have to listen to the podcast
  • The story reminded Mr Swindoll of a poem about stooping down and restoring a lost soul's glimmer of hope.
  • Deep within many a forgotten life is a scrap of hope trying hard to return.
Because of my volunteering at the homeless shelter and the women's prison, I know how hard it is for many people to realize that life is still worth living, no matter how much we may have messed up. I hope this story encourages you to care. Have a great week and take the time to smile at others, Carol

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Tuesday

Bright, Shiny Objects


Sorry that this Monday Motivation is going out on Tuesday. I spent the day with visiting family yesterday and was too tired to turn my computer on when I got home. Notes From This Episode: What are bright, shiny objects? My experience with them and all my excuses Intentions are not enough How I'm trying to focus and deal with those distractions Have a great week and enjoy your family, Carol

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Monday

Lessons From the Ditchdigger's Daughters


Download the episode here Notes From This Episode: My motivation for today is from a book that was later made into a movie.
  • In 1950s, father was a ditchdigger and mother a cleaning lady and they had six daughters.
  • He wanted them to have a good education and a better life.
  • Believed always something more to strive for - if you think you've made it, you lose it.
  • Choose your rabbits and chase after them, see what others have done to be successful - my experience with chasing a rabbit.
  • Working hard is a law like the law of gravity and will result in success.
  • The results of their hard work.
  • The father always said "If the door doesn't open, climb through a window. If the window is closed, try to get in through the cellar. If that's locked, climb on the roof and try to get in the chimney. There's always a way if you keep trying."
  • What dream are you trying to achieve?
I believe in you, have a great day, Carol

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