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This Is Your Answer WHY!

14 Jun

This Is Your Answer WHY!

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You may have walked in the darkness where shadows haunted you

But at the speed of sound, you come to yourself

When The Light came crashing through.

 

You may have walked in shame and guilt but hid them with a smile

But suddenly the hope of His freedom came,

His love ripped your disguise off.

 

You may have just stopped at times in wonder at the journey you’ve walked on

And had that great lightbulb moment where

You found that you were never alone.

 

There were times you have been weakened by thoughts and convinced of untruth

But the One who is Love,  loved you to wholeness until

You finally caught a glimpse of the real you.

 

Have you not realized by now your enemy the oppressor of your soul

The one who has come to hinder you

By schemes, he continues to dole

 

He goes about imitating a lion as he steals, kills, and destroys

Ah, your adversary stops at nothing,

Deception he employs

 

Yet here you are still standing, after all, he’s tried to deny

Because The Real LION of JUDAH has roared your destiny

This is your answer WHY! 

 

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Hello Friends!  I do Live Webinar and Facebook Live Events to Coach and Encourage! If you have been stuck or overwhelmed in pursuing your passions and God-given purpose, I would love to help you to go forward!   If this is something that you know you need in 2018, I would love to be your coach!  Please click the link below for more information on how I can help you! 

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Need Encouragment?

1 May

 

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Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

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Proberbs:Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life!

God honors faith, regardless of what you may trusting Him for! All of his promises are YES and AMEN! #Faith, #trusting, #faith, #God’spromises

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Doer of Your Dreams!

23 Mar Self-Publishing Coach Christine Gilliam Hornback

 Doer of Your Dreams!

 

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Be A Doer of Your Dreams

 

Have you struggled to become a doer of your dream and achieve your dream life?  Has it seemed as though your accomplishments when it came to fulfilling your dreams were meager?  Believe me when I say to you “I totally understand and can sympathize.” It seems I’ve spent most of my adult life wondering when this dream or that dream was going to finally come to pass. I would begin to work toward the goals of fulfilling my dreams but then it seemed as though I would hit a wall, so I would either quit or just give up altogether.  But then I would wonder when was it going to be my turn to see my desires fulfilled?  Have you ever asked yourself the same question and immediately felt a nudge of guilt as if you were being selfish? That feeling or little nudge of guilt was the one thing that seemed to hinder me the most.  What was that nudge?  Why would I give into it?

Well, for me personally, I now know that the accusing little nudge of guilt was the enemy of my Soul (my mind, will, emotions, and intellect) talking me right out of my dreams!  My Heavenly Father through His Word tells us that He has given us the Kingdom of God and that it gives Him great pleasure to give it to His children!  He is not withholding it from us.  So, why do we feel selfish desiring or even partaking in what was freely given to us by the redemptive work of Jesus on the cross?  The answer is that we have a real foe, a real enemy who does not want us to fulfill our life’s goals and dreams. He is a liar and whispers in our ears all of the reasons why we can’t see our dreams fulfilled.  He surely doesn’t want us to live out our purpose because our purpose gives glory to the One and only True God which is not him!

In the following Scripture, the Word of God tells us that we are going to have opposition.  He even tells us who we are up against. However, He also gives us encouragement that He again wants us to fulfill all of our life’s dreams and purposes in Him!  He also says that in doing so, there is a reward of Abundant Life!

John 10:10 (KJV) 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.

Okay, so you may be asking, how can I partake of this abundant life?  Well, the first thing you need to do is believe truth and not a lie!  John 14:6 (KJV) 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  So, the next time the enemy of your soul comes to whisper his lies, simply tell him. “Shut up with the lies! I will no longer believe your lies or be talked out of my dreams.   I know the One who is Truth and I believe His promises concerning my Life!  I will have all my God-given dreams fulfilled in Jesus’ name!   Do you know what will happen next? James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Happy dreaming my friend, but more than just a dreamer, you will become a doer of your Dreams!

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He’s in the Waiting

6 Mar

He’s in Your Waiting!

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He’s in the Waiting! Another day has passed and do you find yourself anxious, wondering if God is going to come through for you this time?  We all have worried and have been concerned when things seemingly fall apart, especially when it is out of our ability to fix it!  Hold on because your answer is on its way. God is in the waiting! Yes, while we are waiting upon God, honestly He is waiting on us! He patiently waits for us to come to Him and realize that He is our answer.

Have you just had an issue and you lost night after night of sleep trying to solve it? Have you thrown money at a problem that seemed to suck you dry?  Have you told everyone your problem to see if they could come up with a solution?  Have you found yourself being critical of others when they are being blessed, while you strive to try to make your circumstances change?  Have you worried yourself into anxiety attacks to where you were physically ill?  Finally, when you couldn’t solve your problems and no one else could help you, did you find yourself angry at God and accusing Him of withholding from you?

How did I know to ask all of these questions?  Well, my friend, I’ve been there!  My answer was yes to every question, however, I have more questions to ask that are even more important!  Have you ever gone through all of the above and then suddenly you saw something or heard something about God’s word or His promises and like a lightbulb being flipped on, you could see the light?  Have you ever literally gone to Father God and asked Him to teach you how to trust Him.  Has He ever then reminded you of all the things you’ve already been through and helped you to realize that you’ve gone through much but you’re still standing and the reason you’re standing was that you trusted Him?  You may feel like you’re standing on weakened legs right now, but you’re still standing.   Or better yet, maybe you are kneeling, as you realized that all of the times you stood strong in the past, was when you were kneeling and waiting upon God.  Do you remember when all other times when you were waiting and He met you there?  Do you remember how sweet His presence was?  God hasn’t changed, so if you’re having to wait upon Him, be steadfast and unmovable for He is in your waiting.  He will come again to meet you and strengthen you as He has done in the past.  Suddenly you will see a solution, or He will just totally take care of that situation with one brush of your tear.  He is here, waiting, won’t you come? He is in the waiting!

 

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Everything is Seasonal!

2 Feb

 Everything is Seasonal!

Do you not know that Everything is Seasonal in your life and mine? Are you stressing out about something in your life that you need to have changed? Don’t worry about it, it will! I love the Scripture as it holds true, is practical and really helps to comfort me in stressful times. One thing I have learned is that all things change. Life is like Seasons! Even if we wish things could stay the same, they will change as well.

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

So the point of my blog this week is to really encourage you to figure out what Season you are in.

Are you in sowing season or harvest season?

Does everything in your life seem cold and dark or warm and sunny?

Are you in Winter or Summer?

Are you in daylight or nighttime?

If you know where you are the change will come much easier because you will not stress as much. The good thing about life is that depending on what Season you are in right now, if things are good in your life, all you need to do is to keep sowing those kinds of seeds, but if things are bad, then you get another chance because Seedtime is coming back around! What will you sow the second time around?

The problem is that many people sow the same kind of seed through every seedtime and harvest and wonder why things are not getting better?

Hosea 8:7 King James Version (KJV)7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Again look at the Scripture in Genesis 8:22, you can do a do-over! What are you reaping? It may take a season of sowing something new! A new Harvest could be yours!

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What Is Scarier?

18 Jan Self-Publishing Coach Christine Gilliam Hornback

What is scarier?

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What is scarier to you, staying stuck in the same place year after year, or finally biting the bullet and making a choice to step forward into something new and unfamiliar?  What is more difficult, choosing to step forward even after you’ve realized you’ve made no progress toward your ideal life and remain unhappy and discontent? Or make a choice that regardless of what happens, stepping out would be better than being discontent the rest of your life?

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What is scarier to you, staying stuck in the same place year after year, or finally biting the bullet and making a choice to step forward into something new and unfamiliar?  What is more difficult, choosing to step forward even after you’ve realized you’ve made no progress toward your ideal life and remain unhappy and discontent? Or make a choice that regardless of what happens, stepping out would be better than being discontent the rest of your life?

Why isn’t the obvious choice made quicker? …FEAR!   Change and unfamiliarity for most always mean that you must make a choice.   Sometimes, it is easier to be miserable and blame our circumstances on us staying stuck instead of choosing to do something different! OUCH!  Yes, I am being tough, but I am coming from a place where fear stole many years of my life!  Fear is my enemy!  Whether you believe it or not, Fear is your worst enemy as well!   I say that because if you’ve not moved in years toward something that you know would make you happier then FEAR has won many of the battles.  Would you not agree?    Even though what you’re doing is not working, would you rather be miserable and stay stuck?  Or finally  say, “Enough is Enough!” Defeating fear begins with a made up mind and a choice!

I am here to cheer you on, not to point fingers!  I know what is it is like to be scared of change, so much so that for many years,   I was practically a recluse.

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Because I was afraid to face my fears, I was practically paralyzed.  I chose to live in fear until I “became sick and tired of being sick and tired!”  I had great desires of an Idyllic future, but when I actually thought about what I had to do to get to that wonderful future, I would shrink back in fear until another year had passed.

Finally, I  made the decision mentioned above!  I said, “Enough is Enough!”   I made a courageous decision to do something about it!  Was I terrified?  Absolutely!  However, I also felt alive!   I was excited for the first time in years and seen that I could go forward even if it was one tiny step at a time!  Even with my knees knocking together, I could do it!  Again I cheer you on because I know YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I wanted to share my story with you!  Yes, it is real and raw, and I know the video is not professionally done, but this is my story!  I hope that it encourages you that you too can make a decision that can change your life forever!

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Are You Off Chasing Your Dream/Vision?

12 Jan Self-Publishing Coach Christine Gilliam Hornback

 Are You Off Chasing Your Dream/Vision?

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Hello, Christine Gilliam Hornback, here. I find it amazing that 2018 is moving right along so quickly! I really think it is because I have hit the ground running, chasing my Dreamlife, how about you? How was your 2017? I hope it was productive and that you have fulfilled many of your dreams! However, if you didn’t quite reach them I want to encourage you. How can you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you came from? I am sure you’ve heard that question several times in your lifetime, but all too many times we’ve lived in the past and know exactly where we came from. Many of us have even camped out there in regret! However, Now it is time to forget the past and began to live in 2018 the Year of New Beginnings! This is the year of Breakthrough! Are you ready for your Breakthrough Year?

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I think one of the first things to help others with is with focus. The Bible is a place I go to get focused. In the Word of God, there is no limit to what we can accomplish regardless of our age. That encourages me to know that it is never too late to conceive a new dream or to fulfill an old one. The Bible teaches focus because the Lord himself wanted to encourage his people by giving them something specific to focus on. He told Abram to look at the stars and sands to focus on His promise that he would be Father of many nations. He changed his name so that every time he told someone his name He was calling himself Father of Many Nations when at the time he didn’t even have a child. I believe when women conceive a baby that they have something before them to focus on. He wants us to write our vision/Dreamlife down so that we can focus on them and literally birth our dreams!

Habakkuk 2: 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

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Beat the Crunch with Guest Author, Terry Palmer

30 Nov

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Beat the Crunch with Guest Author, Terry Palmer

30 Nov

Beat The Crunch !

What one Christian author learned from the NFL.

When one sees this headline, I’ll bet many of you groan and put on a disgusted look. “Oh no, another article about how the players kneel down during the national anthem, and etc…, on and on until you look for the puke bucket or simply walk away as you shake your head. Hey, after years of watching as an NFL fan, I’m at week seven dry. So that is two family groups, three young ones, who are tuned out to all of that expensive advertising, the noise of the games, and the disgusting parts too. I’m happy to say that I don’t miss it. But, that isn’t it…

While waiting in the dentist office with my wife for her next treatment, my eyes caught on an NFL article. Nope, it wasn’t a cry my eyes out failure story or even a negative sounding playback of a season long gone due to injuries, another common discussion. This next article contained a forward thinking team, a team which made the transition from loser to winner by implementing a four step winning philosophy and the players to move it forward. That team is the Rams and the part is called the flywheel.

  1. Learn from disappointments.
  2. Learn to throw.
  3. Build a better scheme.
  4. Momentum energized by results.

The entire idea is based on these four points as a circle which keeps going as you grow and learn. But… Hey, these are pro athletes and football. How does it fit for a Christian author?

The Rams changed the way they approached the game, how they played the game, and what they expected from the game. How about you, Christian author? Are you lost in a losing season without much hope of developing, playing, or winning, in the big marketing game that we all have to play?

Here is the next key question. Do you think spiritual warfare is real? Whew, I have a business group of some warrior ladies, who, before the Lord, can testify to the real threat of darkness to hinder our plans, our writing, our walk with the Lord; all as a means to kill, maim, or destroy our testimony, our writing, and our lives.

Perhaps you are already so wounded in your spirit, that the season is lost for you, and you doubt that you’ll ever get published and marketed? That wound is well known among us and it has another side which ends at the feet of Jesus. You see, we know the tears, the pain, the gut wrenching sob of rejection and defeat – and we know where it leads. Your despair, as a Christian, flows along a well traveled course of other authors. That road, so well traveled, takes you to the safest spot in the universe – right on your hands and knees before the Savior and creator of the world, who loves and cares so much for you, that He died for the sin which so easily wants to kill, maim, and destroy. But that isn’t the end of the story. Right behind the scene, away from the tears and sadness, Jesus has a showroom for you to walk through with Him as a guide, sort of like the hall of fame for Christians – way better than an NFL hall of fame.

Right at the door to His hall of fame is a plaque with verses from Hebrews 12: 1-2

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

 

Jesus nods at your tear stained face and points forward. “Your tears are your pass. I have a few things to show you. Here is one who is very dear to me. Recognize it?”

As you lean forward, you stop in awe. “Yes, little one, this is the spiritual armor that Moses wore as he stood in the courts of Egypt, just as it was back then when I brought him home to me.” The dented and stained armor stands now in a place of honor.

Jesus nods as you can’t move from the spot. “See this and that dent? “Hard blows from darkness, the witchcraft of his day. Oh, the battle raged as the evil reach of darkness wanted to keep my people locked away in slavery to the rulers of the world and to the darkness of sin.”

He points ahead. “Might be few more to see. Both ladies and men of faith.

See these, all lined up in a row? You’ve read about them and here they are. The spiritual armor of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Ruth, Naomi, and so on.” The line stretched down the hall as a testament of His faithfulness to those gone before. Every piece of armor bore the stain and dent of battle. Some barely hung together, so great the battle, yet here they stood, proof of the mighty victory of Jesus.

Jesus pointed to a cluster of armor, still a bit shiny and something else. I had to step closer to see, and what is this? Water slowly dripped from the edge of each piece, gathered into a spot on the marble floor, and seeped away. “Yes, that is Noah and his family. Still the most laughed at pieces in the history of the world. I let them drip here for all these years as a memory of those days. I know that you feel a bit laughed at too.”

 

He pointed at another with a soft smile. “My dear friend, King David. A man with a big heart for the things of my kingdom. A few dents here too.” You gasp again, for the armor is a shamble of dent after dent upon dent. “See? David fought for more than his country. He fought bigger giants than Goliath. He fought darkness, just like you are doing.”

He pointed to the next rows. “Ah, my prophets. Each of these thought that they stood alone against the darkness of their day, each one battered and torn, yet see how the armor held together in spite of the hard press of darkness?”

You gasp again as Truth dawns in your spirit. “Now I get it. I think that no one else understands my battle, that I fight alone, and yet…”

Jesus points ahead. “Just like my disciples here, and Paul too. Yes, they’re worn a bit too. What else do you see?”

You catch a glimmer of what? What is it? You step closer as a faint trail flows from ancient armor to ancient armor. Like a smoky vapor, you see how the trace isn’t faint at all, but widely flows from piece to piece. “What? What is this wonder?”

Jesus nods. “It flows through you too. It’s the river of faith.” He nods forward. “A few more that I sent out in my name.”

Now you step ahead as the spiritual armor of missionaries and pastors line the great hall. “See? They too are battered and torn by the fight with darkness. Darkness that wanted to stop their message of love, joy, hope, and peace.”

You stop and stare. “Whew. Those are my four key words. How did yo…”

His loving eyes looked ahead. “Would you like to see your armor?”

You look ahead, looking for another pedestal of armor. “Look again.”

What you see is an ornate full length mirror. Two angels stand around it in full armor of battle. Each nods. “We’re with you all the way.” They pivot the mirror as you gasp. What you see isn’t very pretty. What you see is your reflection inside of a worn and torn suit of armor.

He points to a recent dent in the side of the suit. “Here is the recent crush of darkness which prompted you to take your eyes from me to only see the lost world of darkness and despair. But, um…”

You turn from side to side. I’m all in one piece, just like the others. The crush didn’t pierce through my soul and spirit like I felt it did?” Both angels reached around and handed me shiny objects. “Here, we polished these up for you.” They handed me my renewed shield of faith and my sharp sword of the spirit.

Jesus put his hand on my shoulder. “I’m sending you back into the fight. Some desperate people need to read what I placed in your heart to write. Will you go and fight for me? Finish the course? Waver not until your book is written, edited, and published as a fervent, effective tool for me to use to gather people out of darkness?”

 

The two angels rise up into the full glow of readiness for battle. “Just like every one in this great hall of witnesses. You’ll never be alone. Though darkness might seem to be too big, or the fight too strong, know that I AM, with you every step of the way.”

 

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So now you’re back in front of your worn keyboard, wondering how to put it all together for yourself and your readers. Remember the four parts of the wheel?

  1. Learn from disappointments.
  2. Learn to throw.
  3. Build a better scheme.

    8) Momentum energized by results.

You’re the quarterback. You call the play.

Learn from your disappointments. So, you found out what doesn’t work. Join the team of all of the great inventors like Bell and Einstein, who had to first discover what didn’t work, before they found out what did work. Learn from that. Don’t try those routes again. Lean on Jesus to give you the insights to new and greater things. As He created the world and universe, he can certainly give you the creativity to find the way that works for you. Reach down around your waist and feel the tug? That’s the river of faith that you witnessed in the hall of faith. See how strong it is. Experience and hard times have made it strong, ready to hold you up in the wind of deceit.

 

Learn to throw. What? It’s called giving your pitch, you know, like what is your book about? Not the pitch that didn’t work, but a new style, with passion and creativity. I’ll give you an idea that worked for me. On a recent visit to our dentist office with my wife, I struck up a conversation with the two receptionists about grandchildren. Oh, how they perked up with a smile and quick funny story. You see, as I listened, I found the key. It wasn’t so much what I wanted to say, but instead what came out as their greatest interest – children. As an author of a Christmas children’ book, that became my cue. “Really? That’s cute. I write children’ books. Even have a new one for Christmas.” That resulted in two on-the-spot impulse sales. See… I had to learn to throw in a way that the audience could catch.

Listen.

Understand.

Respond in their voice.

Sell.

We did the same thing for a Cyber Monday throw. Instead of the old numbers of two or three, we threw and caught 267 times.

 

Build a better scheme. In order to accomplish a better scheme, take a good look at what didn’t work. Take that stinker and give it a good shake. Some parts held up and others fell away. Now, build a better scheme. Write a new playbook. Surround yourself with players who also wear worn armor for Jesus. They’ll not just understand the play, but will help you knock down darkness and make the right throw for the score! In this manner, when one of you scores and wins, you all do. It takes hours of research, hours of reading, hours of prayer, hours of dedicated communication. As part of that plan, this ol’ author had to gather a team of marketing professionals who were experienced, passionate, and creative. Now, we bounce plays off of each other, step up to the line together, and away to battle we go in the name and team of Jesus!

 

Momentum energized by results. We called the signal. Darkness hurried to defeat us. We snapped and threw the ball – and scored big! You can do it too. The score didn’t happen on first down. No way. On first down, we were thrown for a loss. Loss of yards, loss of equipment, loss of funds, loss of connections, loss of cohesion.

So we got up, scraped off the grit and sod, for second down. We called the play and ran around the end for some good hard fought yards. It’s possible to move your writing ball against darkness. Resist the devil and he must flee from you.

So we faced third down and long. Sound familiar? The situation called for a new play. A play we rehearsed and planned for but hadn’t actually played in a real game. The results are on the scoreboard. 267 to 0. That is the number of books that are in the hands of our new customers from a single afternoon of a sales promotion.

Do you think we have momentum now? Yes we do and so can you! Now we’re back in the huddle. Not with frowns of defeat, but with a smile and determined look of understanding. We are energized by results. The entire team is. As we approach the kick off and new series, we know how to play and score. We know how to defeat darkness in Jesus name.

But wait. There is room on our team for more players. We’re looking for a few more authors who wear dented armor and know what it takes to win against darkness. We have a few trick plays to teach you and expect the same from you. Contact Terry at Fictionbypalmer@gmail.com. Call with your helmet on, shield up and ready, sword ready to strike, and a good book to sell in Jesus name.

Take a look at my play book at this link. You’ll see the book that made the play work. If you have little ones at home or know someone who does, please buy a copy and share with them. Sure, it looks like a Christmas book, but it’s actually a new generation gospel track, complete with three pages of ‘how to’ accept Jesus Christ. In this manner, you can ‘throw’ the text to the children and see if they’ll run with it. When they do accept Christ, it will be for all of eternity. That’s a game well played for Christ. Here is the link. GET IT HERE >>> https://goo.gl/7JkxMK

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