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Entrepreneur Life, Ministry
By livdooley / March 20, 2020

Straight, No Chaser

Are we using our family members to excuse our inactivity? Are we using our environment to excuse our lack of productivity? Are we using our limited accessibility to excuse our development? It’s time for some motivation and, maybe even, a kick in the butt! We will come out of this stronger!

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Entrepreneur Life, Live, Laugh, Love, Ministry
By livdooley / March 9, 2020

The Journey to Joy

There are way too many of us living beneath our means, our potential, our permission, and our access. We’ve allowed our insecurities to identify us and serve as excuses which keep us from moving forward for far too long, and it ends now. Could our obsession with forgiveness be fueling our insecurities and negativity? I’m stepping lightly because forgiveness has given me a reason to live, but lately, God has placed two scriptures on my heart to serve as encouragement, and I want to ask you to do more than just read them with me. Visualize them in action.

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Live, Laugh, Love
By livdooley / February 14, 2020

Absence, Indifference, and Unmet Expectations

We chose to believe that those things that had connected us were stronger than anything that could distance us, and then we decided to act like we believed it. If you need a little encouragement this Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share a few tools you can use to strengthen your relationship.

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Entrepreneur Life, Ministry
By livdooley / January 16, 2020

Defeating Distractions, Delays, & Disappointments

I think one of the hardest things about starting a new year is the realization of how much work you have left to accomplish on the goals that continue to linger from the past. It doesn’t make it any easier when you criticize yourself for not having moved beyond it. When the new year strikes, it can feel counterproductive to work on old goals when everyone is so consumed over the newness of the opportunities ahead. It’s times like those that often lead us to question whether we’ll continue to deal with the same distractions, delays, and disappointments in the future, and that is where I come in.

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Entrepreneur Life, Ministry
By livdooley / October 11, 2019

This Girl Ain’t Goin’ Anywhere

I hope this year has been EVERYTHING for you. I hope your wildest dreams came true. I hope you solidified the partnership, enjoyed the fruitfulness, and excelled to new heights. Buttt, just in case it presented a few questionable moments, areas of concern, days where you wanted to quit at life, I am here to remind you that God is our Rock of Escape. In a world where everyone around us is yelling, “Push harder!” “Do more.” “Don’t quit!” I am here to ask you to rest. Rest in His will, rest in His love, rest in His plans for your life.

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Entrepreneur Life, Ministry
By livdooley / September 19, 2019

Created to Love

I know I am not the only one who has second guessed something God placed on your heart to do. We could allow fear to stifle our faith and we could become stagnant, but we could also trust that God knows us better than we give Him credit for. He created us to love: to love Him, to love others, to love ourselves, and to love this crazy amazing calling.

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Ministry
By livdooley / July 5, 2019

Ten years and Countless Memories Later…

I cried. I balled my eyes out. I sobbed, gasping for air because the pressure to keep my plans in…

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Ministry
By livdooley / May 3, 2019

Did God Really Say…

Have you ever felt curious about your call (your purpose)? I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself asking the question, “Did God really say…?” more than once lately. Fill it in for yourself. Did God really say it was time for me to go back to school? Did God really say to take this job? Did God really say my daughter should be on this team? Did God really say? Before we run down the rabbit hole of self doubt, I recommend we think about what happened to Eve when she contemplated that question a little too long.

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Entrepreneur Life, Ministry, Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / December 6, 2018

Redirect the Demands

I refuse to allow pressure to steal my peace. When we redirect the demands for our attention and money which are so prevalent during this time of year to what really matters, we experience incredible freedom!  It’s time to take ownership of our joy, our gratitude, our reflection, instead of leaving it in the hands of the department stores and promotional sales. Let’s take a deep breath and plan to release the pressure. 

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Ministry
By livdooley / November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving?

Today, there are people all over our nation who question whether today is really a happy day. Countless families have been struck by devastation lately, and it can cause some of us to question whether it really is a happy thanksgiving, especially when the absence of a loved one or a dream is exacerbated during the holidays. If you have any doubts in your heart, you are not alone. I’d like to encourage you through the questions in your heart, and it’s my hope that it supplies you with new strength and joy.

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Mentoring Girls
By livdooley / November 1, 2018

Confidence!

Do you remember her? Do you remember the little girl who enjoyed the freedom to choose her clothes for the first time? She didn’t care about what anyone else thought. She wrapped herself in polka dots and stripes without pausing to consider the color scheme. She grabbed the tutu and and everyone’s attention as she pirouetted with a cape twirling around her. She made us laugh and squeal with delight at the smallest things and every now and then we remember her, but somewhere along the way, we lost her. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves to our friends through social media and trading our confidence in for likes.

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Mentoring Girls, Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / October 12, 2018

Social Media Secrets Unlocked

It’s fall and cuffing season has officially begun. It reminds us that even though the swimsuit-wearing-yacht-sailing-exotic-vacation-season is over, the images that project competition into our lives are not. I have talked to a few incredible teens lately who have had amazing insight into the world of social media and how to guard our hearts from the effects of it which inspired the three secrets about social media I want to share with you. Let’s get into it!

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Ministry
By livdooley / September 26, 2018

Worship Beyond Your Worries

How much time have you spent worrying about things that you can’t change lately? There will always be insecurities that we have to answer for and questions that confuse us, but neither of those get the power to dictate how we choose to respond. I’ve shared five tips to help you worship beyond the worry. Let’s talk…

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Mentoring Girls, Ministry, Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / August 17, 2018

Necessary Endings

Are there any endings that you need to lead within your life? Are your relationships everything you’ve ever wanted them to be? Growth can be scary, but the alternative is scarier. Transition is a part of life, and there are some endings that are necessary. Let’s talk about it.

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Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Socialization over Social Media: Tips to Encourage Healthy Interactions for Your Teen

Let’s face it.Social media has changed our world. For. Ever. Still, there are a few activities that we need to make sure we take along with us in the future, regardless of what other progressions we make. One of those is networking. Read the blog to find a few suggestions about how to encourage networking at an early age.

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