Writing and Walking Through Our Life

I  write, and I write, and I write. I write conference, workshop material, books, marketing copy, and blogs. Yes, I write.

Writing my memoir is a process. It is a process of walking through my life, and at the same time looking at the past, and keeping the past the past.

This morning at 9 a.m. I changed my focus for my memoir one more time. I shall be 60 soon, and I have years of life behind me.

This morning I am settling on my focus. I will be writing with transparency the ups and downs from when God called me to lead, years ago, to today. 

My first book was, “A Hurting Heart Turned Inside Out.” This story will be told by looking on the inside at myself, and sharing with my readers.

It is time. It is a time for honesty and for transparency.

Selah (Pause) Continuing on. I hope you stay on journey with me, as I write and share what is going on with me. 

AND

maybe by telling my story, you will no longer feel as if you are living on an island as a woman who leads.

~Nancy~
Founder and Leader of Relationships of the Heart

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Quotes from the Heart

Quotes from the heart is a small book for women serving in leadership roles in our fast paced, informational saturated world.

Quotes from the heart is a small book for women serving in leadership roles in our fast paced, informational saturated world.

The first volume of the book is finished. It is a great resource for encouragement in the life of a leader or a the general public.

Use to launch topics in small groups, along with assisting to design illustrations to be used in teaching and preaching.

Topics; Relationships, Forgiveness, Boundaries, Perseverance, and more.

Nancy’s Memoir, A Story of Rejection and Opposition as a Woman Leader

At the end of the road, we find joy, love and peace, as we turn and walk away from those who reject us and oppose our call.

The road is tough, rough, bumpy, curvy, and filled with pot holes.

BUT

We grow as we go.

We learn as we go.

We fall to our knees and cry, and get back up and go again.

Others surround us and pick us up and walk along side of us.

Others walk away and shake their head, because we refuse to be molded and shaped to become just like them.

At the end of the road, we find joy, love and peace, as we turn and walk away from those who reject us and oppose our call.

Selah  ~~~~~ Pause ~~~ In peace we walk on.

Nancy J.

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When the Lion of Opposition Roars

When the lion of opposition roars we must stand our ground.

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When I began to wade into the land of being a public person in a new city, it required me to get over insecurities of living life in a city where I had no history.

It is in this place where the war began to tear at my well being.

The jeolousy of others surfaced from hidden places with attacks with words, which added to my insecurity.

The critics and self-proclaimed coaches moved in to speak words of death over my life. The imperfections of my life were shouted from the mountain tops and passed around behind the scenes.

I recall a time when I walked around the corner and overheard a group of men laughing at my beginning efforts to launch into the land of writing, teaching and travel.

This was the most difficult, because I had no idea they felt this way. I considered them to be my friends.

It is years later as I write this, realizing when the lion roars it is the enemy trying to stop us in our tracks.

The words hurt, but they did not stop me from moving forward. I forgot about this incident, until I was scanning through past writing to use in my future leadership book and stumbled on what I share in this post.

Not long ago, I experienced a similiar situation. Only this time it was not a group, it was a phone conversation that I unintentionally overheard.

I was not mistaken that the conversation was about me. It was a lie, but I let it go, because it is important for me to stay focused on what is more important for me to handle in my life today.

Leadership Point- We must choose our battles wisely, and not allow others to distract us from what is more important.

Excerpt, When God Calls A Woman, with Nancy

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Revelation; God’s disclosure of himself and his will. (Dictionary.com) 2 Chronicles Chapter 1:9-10

Last night before I closed my eyes for the evening, I began to read 2 Chronicles chapter 1. Verse 9-10, jumped out at me, “Now, LORD God, please keep your promise to David my father, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth! Give me wisdom and knowledge to rule them properly, for who is able to govern this great nation of yours?”

Now don’t go thinking that I am going to share that I am a king who will rule over a nation or over you. God used this passage to prompt me to pray. As I prayed I asked God to give me his wisdom and knowledge in all that he gives me to do. In my personal and leadership life.

This morning I began my day reading. I read an email that was a question about a book review that I agreed to do. The question arrived with a suddenly for me that had nothing to do with the question. I was not praying. I was not looking for an answer to a question. The suddenly arrived with an answer that I was not seeking. In fact I forgot about my prayer request to God the night before. Have you ever experienced this situation? This is a revelation. It is a morning that God disclosed himself and his will for me.

This involves my big life change that happened 7 years ago. My company closed, my University closed, I could no longer afford my apartment and moved into someone’s basement. Eventually I could no longer afford my car and it was gone too! I was on the edge of homelessness. Everywhere I turned the door slammed in my face. Assistance was available with a few organizations but came with a long list of conditions and requirements.

This morning I realized that although I thought I was doing well a wound was hanging out in the depths of my heart. I felt that what I had to say was no longer important in my country. We value jobs, homes, cars, money in the bank, and all sorts of material stuff. Somehow even though I traveled to preach/teach in other countries, I felt I had no right to speak up in my country including in our churches. I allowed the enemy to silence my voice in my country, because I no longer have what people place value on in the United States. Unfortunately I also allowed the enemy to use the voices of others around me in my city to speak worthlessness into my life. Without realizing it, I took this into my heart and my mind.

I am thankful for the revelation that arrived on the doorstep of my office and in my heart this morning. God disclosed his thinking and heart on this problem in my heart and healed a wound that I did not know existed. In this I find freedom.

1 Peter 5:8 New International Version

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Matthew 6:19-21 New International Version

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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