This month I have large goals (family, personal and professional) with limited resources (time, manpower etc).
Can you relate?
Employing the principle of consistency will help make things happen.
If you struggle with consistency, check out this Facebook Live video and print this post – it is a notes page and worksheet.
Facebook Live Notes
[00:50] Consistency can help us ______________.
[ 1:06] The Bible speaks to consistency.
Pray without ____________. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Greek word spoudazo often translated to study in 2 Timothy 2:15 (“study to show thyself approved…”) means be .
[02:41] Your level of consistency points to your level of ________________.
To improve your consistency:
[ 2:53] 1. ____________ your self-talk.
We are all consistent in some areas or actions in our lives. We overcome challenges and barriers because we are committed to that action/cause.
[4:47] We can be consistent in other areas if it is __________________.
[ 5:00] 2. Is the action a __________ or a ____________.
Sometimes consistency is not possible/probable because the action can not be ___________.
[ 6:50] Find actions that are really ______________ to you and are a ______ for your life.
[ 7:08] 3. ____________ the new action to something you currently do consistently.
[ 7:30] Addictions and __________ are powerful because they drive us to action without thought.
[ 7:47] _______________ the power of habit!
What are 5 things I do consistently?
What is the new action I’d like to perform regularly to move me towards my goal?
Is it a fit for my life (i.e. can I do realistically do this regularly)? I’m talking eryday!
If not, how can it be adjusted or what is something else that I can do regularly that can move me towards that goal?
What current habit can I anchor this new action to?
Now get to it!
If you’d like more help, let’s talk. Go to the Work With Nettye page on my website and book a Discovery call. I’d love to step through this with you.
You can do it!
The Livingston Parish Book Festival is back and Nettye Johnson will be in the Author Alley with “Put Your Faith Where Your Fork Is” and a new release.
The book festival is Livingston Parish Library’s annual free celebration for all ages. This day has something for everyone. Events include Author Alley, book talks by graphic novelist Kody Chamberlain and local author Charlie Spillers, bounce house, interactive giant bubble making, the maker tent and face painting, virtual reality, 3D printing, kids jamboree, line dancing and more.
The festival will be held at the Livingston Parish Main Library, November 4, 2017 from 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information go to http://www.mylpl.info/bookfestival/.
This weekend was well spent at the National Life of a Single Mom’s Conference.
Yes, I attended a Single Mom’s conference.
I know I’m not a single mom – I’m a married mom.
BTW – Will and I celebrated 19 years on Labor Day – (whoop whoop!) My attendance was not a projection – God willing, I plan to grow good and old with my man (smile.)
Bottom line, I have a heart for ministry to women and when I come across outreach that sees a true need and then applies the Word of God, the heart of God, and the hands of God to address those needs – I’m drawn to it.
Isn’t that really what ministry is – meeting needs?
There are 15 million single mothers in the United States. Single mothers have unique challenges that impact their lives and the lives of their children.
What specific and consistent ministry does your local church provide to this demographic?
The Life of a Single Mom is laser focused on addressing these needs through direct outreach to single mothers, and the provision of training and resources to help churches develop their ministry to single mothers. They do great godly work.
I found out about The Life of A Single Mom at my Barnes and Noble book event earlier this year. I connected with an amazing young lady in attendance named Nicole. Nicole and I are different; I’m much older, we have different backgrounds and different life situations yet we connected and talked after the event like we knew each other.
Nicole had recently gone through a difficult life change that left her raising her young son alone. Her heart was so open. Nicole was pained, yet it was precious to see how God was healing and helping her. She shared she attended the National Life of A Single Mom Conference last year and went on and on about how it was the genesis for her finding her way back to God and finding a community of women who support each other. I was excited by her excitement about the event and ministry that helped her find her way back to God.
(What a testimony! Imagine if most ministry events had this kind of impact…)
So, a few weeks ago she Facebooked me about the conference. When I saw the classes, I registered – and after researching the organization, I signed up to work as a volunteer. (I wanted to support this work.)
Check out the class offerings this weekend.
- Building Wealth – Alton Jamison
- $5 Dinners – Erin Chase
- Men Raised by Women – John Dennis
- Being Healthy – Daurie Adcock
- Joy-Full Single Parenting – Misty Honnold
- Living Pure in an Impure World – Dr. Robbie Furdge
- Be Fearless – Jennifer Finnegan Pool
- Moving Past Your Past – Amy Ford
They offered classes that were relevant, practical, spiritual, and powerful. Each attendee attended two breakout sessions. I was drawn to the ‘Living Pure in an Impure World’ topic (one we explored with our youth at the GLBC Youth Empowerment Retreat) and “Be Fearless”.
Anointed! The teachers shared from the Word, their life walk, and from a clear volume of experience ministering to other women. It was so helpful and encouraging. The conference started and ended with worship and fellowship experiences were included throughout the weekend. TLSM also offered training for Single Mother Ministry Leaders. Three light meals and childcare with activities my daughter thoroughly enjoyed were also provided, along with opportunities to shop.
It was a wonderful weekend. To top it off, at the end of the the second session, Nicole tapped me on the shoulder. It was so good to see her and the joy of the Lord in her eyes!
I’m so glad I was in this place! The tangible connection and uplift among women, and the heartfelt encouragement to lean into God was filling.
We need the Lord and each other.
If you are a single mom or desire to support single mothers – check out The Life of a Single Mom at https://thelifeofasinglemom.com