Author: Robyn

GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR PAIN – A PATHWAY TO PROMISE Have you ever found yourself in a situation that ended wrong? I have, and more than once. Each time I had a plan. I knew what I wanted to happen; afterward, I even knew where my plan had gone wrong. Let me tell you, I wanted a “do-over” each time. I wanted all of my work and preparation to lead to the results I wanted. Instead, I was left with unmet expectations and a sense that I wasn't in control. Unmet expectations are difficult to deal with. They always cost us more than...

Imagine yourself strolling down a sunny avenue to your favorite coffee shop when you notice a crowd gathered in the park across the street. You pause a moment to listen to the speaker coming over the microphone to an energetic audience.  The speaker is talking about a lack of equality for all people, a need for change, and then she says, “We can be the voice of change!” Her words are met with applause and shouts of agreement, and you are impressed by her powerful delivery and attractive charisma. Your coffee shop is just a few doors down, so you duck...

When young Gabriel Hurles turned six, he threw himself into enjoying the celebration, especially the cake.  Gabriel was focused on that cake the way only a little boy enjoys food. He was so focused that he hadn’t really noticed the giant gift in the corner of the room. Another of the children finally pointed out the gift, and Gabriel started unwrapping it with a vengeance. I have to imagine all of the wonderful things Gabriel thought might have been in that box. Was it a bike, a big dog, a television? Was it a bunch of the smaller things he had...

J.P. Morgan was one of the most powerful and respected bankers of his time. He financed railroads and helped organize U.S. Steel, General Electric, and other major industries that helped the United States become a world power in industry. Morgan was a man who knew about success! One day a man walked up to him and held up an envelope. The man said, “Sir, in my hand I hold a guaranteed formula for success, which I will gladly sell to you for $25,000.” This was not chump change, even to a man as successful as Morgan. $25,000 in the early 1900s...

  On Nov. 5, 1872 a woman cast her first ballot in a US Presidential election — and she was put in jail! You can help BREAK the "GLASS ceiling" in your life by owning the "space" that has already been given to you! When opportunities are in front of you, step into the space and occupy. Don’t lean back and make excuses, instead break through and just do it. There are many ways to ACTIVATE positive change but today one of the biggest impacts we can each make is by VOTING! No one can take your place to cast YOUR vote. Each of us...

Over decades of Ministry I’ve counseled women who have dealt with various forms of sexual harassment. With the recent #MeToo movement, the topic has become big news, and it is starting to get the attention it deserves. Let’s lay all of the cards out on the table. Sexual harassment is one of those insidious evils that surround us. It lurks in the background and we don’t really pay much attention to it until it directly affects us in some way. As women, we are often told we need to “move past” any “uncomfortable” situations we’ve experienced. As in the situation made us...

Did you know that your thoughts TODAY are able to rewire your brain for higher levels of confidence, certainty, composure, and concentration? You can HEAL trauma and find wholeness no matter what has happened in your past! God gifted each of us with a wonderfully complex brain, with the ability to change our thought patterns. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ (2 Cor. 10:5). This is possible because of a concept called neuroplasticity, the...

Have you ever taken out a necklace only to find it is tangled into knots? That usually happens because you just chuck the jewelry into the box at the end of the night and them quickly rummage through to find what you want the next morning. What do you do when you have to deal with tangles? I know you don't expect the tangle to just miraculously vanish. If you are like me you start at one end and unravel one knot at a time (a little baby powder helps!). Eventually the necklace is a smooth chain again, and it's ready to...

I want to tell you something today. Something I think you need to hear. You need to rest. You need to take time to renew yourself. Yes, I know you are busy and have a lot of stuff to do. You have people depending on you and people to lead, but you can’t do any of that if you burn out. The concept of renewing is not something I’ve made up, it is a mandate from God, and it appears as an important aspect of life and leadership throughout Scripture. Jesus consistently modeled the need for rest and renewal to His...

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.  ~ Mother Teresa   Connecting is about garnering the “support and gifting” of the humans around you. We need to connect, because no one does anything alone! Just think about it for a moment. As each of us move forward in our lives, as we work to achieve our goals, there a always others who contribute in some way. It's like when you see a turtle on a fence post, you just know it didn’t get that high by itself. It needed help! We Are Created For Relationship We are created...