Archive for February, 2012

The college students that are getting ready to graduate and start their careers are hungry and ready to receive help. All of us who have been in the workforce for a while now can help them by getting them connected, mentoring them, rehearse for an interview, or even offering them a job in your company.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be there for them and step up. The reward you will receive (either here or in heaven) will be beyond your imagination. They are the future of our country and we need them to be prepared so they can be successful.

I encourage you to take the step and make the time to invest in them. They are worth our time!

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Dear Friends,
This past two days I had the opportunity to share at the University of St. Thomas (through an organization called CRU) about my life and career journey. It was a wonderful experience and it allowed me to see how I can fulfill part of my mission in life by helping the young students who are starting out their working lives. Today, I want to share with you a devotional from my book Devotions for Working Women that encourages us to be willing to help others. Enjoy!

Be Willing to Help Others

Proverbs 3:27 (NLT)
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.

As we grow in our careers and become more successful and influential, we will enjoy many more opportunities to help develop and guide other individuals. As a leader, it’s important to not withhold good from those who deserve it—especially when we have the power and ability to help them.

When you help others, it shows you are not afraid of sharing success. Some of those you helped will remember you and be loyal to you in the future. You should also never forget those who helped you get where you are today. You can help others in several different ways. Sometimes it may be a word of recommendation for a promotion, encouragement for a project well done, or praise for individuals in front of their colleagues. Not only is helping others a rewarding experience, but in the end you will gain their favor and be a witness to them of the love of God.

You can purchase Devotions for Working Women (book or Kindle version) at www.amazon.com.

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We Need Wisdom

Dear Friends,
The days we live in and all the circumstances we encounter each day require us to have a wisdom that goes beyond our own minds. That’s why we need the wisdom of God in our lives. Today, I want to share with you a devotional from my book Devotions for Working Women that reminds where to get God’s wisdom. Enjoy!

The Words of Christ Make You Wise

Colossians 3:16 (NLT)
Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other.

We all want and need wisdom. God tells us in order to obtain wisdom we need to ask Him and He will gladly grant it to us. But we also have to do our part, which is to read His Word. The words of Christ are all recorded in the Bible. When we read the Word and meditate on it day and night, His wisdom comes to us. We also have the Holy Spirit who gives us wisdom to apply to our personal lives and specific situations. We are to use His words to teach and counsel each other, but we can’t accomplish that kind of mentoring relationship if we don’t possess wisdom.

If you want to be known as a wise woman at work, this is the secret. Pursue wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

You can purchase Devotions for Working Women at www.amazon.com.

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Dear Friends,
Last weekend I had the opportunity to climb a mountain for the first time in my life. It was an amazing experience that inspired me to continue my journey of life. Climbing Camelback in Phoenix, AZ, a 1.2 mile mountain may not be a big deal for some athletes or professional hikers that do it all the time but for me it was because I’ve never done it before. Here is a summary of what I learned from this experience that I want to share with you today:
• Be prepared – physically, mentally and spiritually – so when opportunities come you don’t miss them.
• Continue to learn always – each job, every new responsibility you get, learn so you are ready for the next step.
• Have faith – believe in God and trust Him. Make the step. He will be there for you and with you along the way.
• Take others with you so you can enjoy the journey. Always include Jesus in your team!
• Plan ahead – we plan and God helps us get there. Without a plan you will get nowhere because you won’t even know where you’re going.
• Be a good follower and choose the mountain you want to climb. If you don’t believe in the mission and vision of a company, don’t join them. Go to one where your beliefs align with the organization. Otherwise, you’ll have a hard time following.
• Climb your own mountain – you will always have choices. Ask God for the wisdom to discern which mountain to climb. Don’t climb a mountain just because somebody else is doing it. Choose your own. When you finish your college education or finish your preparation to make a change in your life, you’ll be ready to start climbing a new mountain or your first mountain. Choose wisely and enjoy the journey!

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