What is Your word?

What is your word for the upcoming year?


Over the last few years I have chosen a word to focus on for the year, a word that indicates my vision. What about you – what is your word?


I realize it can be a little scary to ‘put it out there’.


Then people know,

then I have to live up to it,

I’ll just keep it to myself and see how it works out.


Do those kind of thoughts go through your mind? Well, let’s do it anyway!


To give you a few ideas here are some words that I have used over the last few years:

  • Release (it took me 2 years to work on that one),

  • Fearless

  • Change

  • Discovery

  • Impact


There are so many choices! 

  • Choice

  • Change

  • Embrace

  • Truth

  • Grow

  • Learn

  • Faith

  • Forgive

  • Joy

  • Love


The list is endless.  The most important thing is give it some thought and pray about it. What do you want in the months to come?  Do you have a challenge that you want to face head on?  What are your next steps?


This year my word is EXPAND.  Why?  I want to make a difference everyday. I am praying the prayer of Jabez, that God will expand my territory.  EXPAND my sphere of influence for Him.



  • Sphere of influence

  • Thinking (take the girdle off my brain =)

  • Awareness 

  • Direction and possibilities

  • Our Fun Fearless Female Community

  • Service to others


EXPAND my life.



SOOOOOOOO  now it’s YOUR turn. What is your word?


Need some help?  Reach out to me – I’d love to walk through it with you.


‘Til later – Remember . . .


Life is Not a Matter of Chance – It’s a Matter of Choice.

Choose Wisely! Go Out Make it a Great Week and Make a Difference!









What are You Saying to Yourself?




Our words are powerful!  Both the words we say to each other and the words we say to ourselves.  Listen to yourself, your silent and your out loud thoughts.


What you think about you bring about.

As a man thinks in his heart, so he is. Ps 27:3 NKJV


Have you ever stepped into your closet ladies and said something like this:  Oh I am so fat, nothing looks good on me, or had an issue at work and either said aloud or in your head, I’m so stupid, or I never do anything right. YIKES!  STOP!



Negative Words

DELETE those thoughts. You are a beautiful child of the Most High God! Believe that first and then begin making some word changes.  Change how you talk about yourself and to yourself.

Here are a few positive words to THINK and SAY out loud – it can change your life.

  • I am a special and unique created for great things.

  • I am getting better everyday.

  • I am bold and courageous and with God’s help I can tackle any problem

  • I am a problem solver and look at every obstacle as a way to grow and learn.


There are many more.  

The one negative phrase I have said to myself millions of times through the years (and I am not exaggerating) is I can’t remember names.  However, that is my past and I am changing my self talk. I can remember names of people I meet because I enjoy meeting new people and they are important to me.  Now it is important to say it a lot and add a few other lines to it so it is even more powerful. 

What words do you say to yourself?  Write them down, and if those words are negative, cross them out, and write a positive way to talk to yourself.


YOU ARE beautiful, creative, special, unique, precious, loved unconditionally, have a purpose, and created for greatness!  Shall I go on?  Now it’s your turn.


I am __________________________


‘Til next time – 


BLESSINGS! Go out and make it a great day!



TALK to me – I’d love to hear from you!

January 23 in Vegas – RETREAT



I have been invited to speak and lead in music for the



Las Vegas Marriott in Summerlin

January 23 – Saturday

8:45 am – 3:30 pm


This is being hosted by both MountainView and Grace Presbyterian churches, for all women in the Las Vegas Valley.  It will be a day full of inspiration and fun!

  • HILDA PECORARO will be speaking on the Power of God’s Words

  • MICHELLE MORTENSEN will be sharing about the

    Power of the Words we Use to Others

  • I will be sharing thoughts on the Power of the Words we Tell Ourselves.


There will be a little EASY SUMBA dancing, Lunch, and a SPECIAL GUEST CELEBRITY – (brought to you by KATHY WALKER KOCH!)


Don’t miss it!

Women of the Valley -2016 Retreat-FLYER


AND if any of you out of town gals are interested…. COME ON! 


Tickets are still available, send checks to:


C/O  Andrea Manning

6737 Druid Hills St., LV 89149

Andrea Manning 818-254-5625, Delinda Layne 702-510-1212

‘Til next time – 


BLESSINGS! Go out and make it a great day!



TALK to me – I’d love to hear from you



“Being a woman of God in a crazy demanding world”

Change is all around us, we feel overwhelmed.  Sometimes we feel like it’s just too much.  Does that sound familiar?  Join the crowd.  This an ongoing issue with many of us.  Life is full of changes.  Jobs, finances, our kids, moving, and I’m sure you can name a few more.  I’ve found there is a way to make it easier.

In the last two years, we have had a serious medical problem  in the family, had to close our company, actually two, start another job, moved, and the many financial issues that went along with all those I just mentioned.  So what to do?

  • As a Christian we know to pray.  Most of the time we do.  Pray and give our frustrations to the Lord, ask for His guidance each day, and as we handle each item.  He is the only One who knows what is ahead.  Only He knows what is best for us.  So often when we pray, we give it to Him and then a few minutes, hours, or sometime later, we take it back again.  I guess we unconsciously think we’d better ‘help’, or we feel we can handle it.  The truth is we need to leave it at the cross, and not obsess about it.

How we handle the day-to-day thoughts, our attitude toward the change, is important and will also help us through it.

Basically, I see two choices,

  • Resist or
  • Go with the flow

First choice, resist the change. Trust me, to resist is harder.  You feel like you are up against a wall,  isolated, and  frustrated.  It is easy to begin the thoughts of  ‘why’, which is not a good question, because we are just not going to have the answer.  When we resist, we are in a state of fighting.  We also tend to be negative, whine and complain, which leaves us more isolated, as nobody wants to be around us.  Not only that, the times when I have tried to resist, to fight the change, it has only prolonged it, and it definitely took longer to learn the lessons.

The second choice is  ‘go with the flow’, and although it may sound a little crazy or unrealistic,  it is actually easier.  Not so simple, but easier. There are always going to be things that happen, and if we will be open to the change, open to the possibility that God can have something good at the other side, it is easier. Believe that there is more going on, and that God has things under control. (You did pray about it remember, and left Him in charge.)  We don’t have to understand it at the moment, but allow God to use us during this time, and be willing to learn the lessons.

I have found that with each phone call, with each item on my list of things to do, just doing them with an attitude of faith, and not blame or frustration,  made it was easier.  Matter of fact I had one of ‘those’ calls this morning, and to the lady on the other end, I told her it was her lucky day.  She was a little surprised, laughed and asked what I meant.  I told her I take one call a week and it was her lucky day.  I repeated the same scenario that I have told this company for months, because that is what you have to do.  She listened, said she would mark it in the notes, and try to keep them from calling back for a while.  I thanked her and hung up.  Now for me that is much easier than getting mad, being angry at the person on the end, etc.  It didn’t really change anything but I felt better and actually I think she did too.

Our attitude really does determine how we feel and I think also determines the result and the length of the issues with which we are dealing.  We may not be able to change the things that happen but we can determine our attitude and how we handle it.

There are good days and some not so good, give yourself a break, and just take it one day at a time.  Pray, ask the Lord for discernment and guidance. Embrace the change and see what blessings that God has in store for you.

What about you? Have you found something that helps you?  Do you have a story to share?  Let me know and I’ll be looking forward to hearing your story.  Please leave a ‘Comment’ or feel free to ‘Share’.

Blessings –


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