I am a mom/blogger/writer helping influencers live in peace. I post a blog each Monday morning to get you set up for a successful start to your week.

2017-09-18
What to Do About Bedtime Anxiety
Many nights at bedtime my mind kicks into high gear with ideas and strategies for how to best do all the things I want to do in life. I feel so inspired that I almost want to skip the whole night and get started right away on the next day....

2017-09-11
4 Ways to Have Peace From God
Start each day turning your heart to God in prayer. Most of us like to start off the morning with a hot cup of coffee. Let that first sip be a reminder to turn your heart to God in gratitude. Be intentional about learning God's ways. The best way to...

2017-09-04
3 Steps to Living in Peace
How are you doing today? Have you stopped to take your internal peace temperature? I really want you to know that true, lasting peace is available to you, no matter who you are or what your circumstances may be. John 14:27 says, " Peace I leave with you; my peace...

2017-08-28
How to Move Forward Into Your Destiny
Do you have big dreams but don't know where to start? Maybe you lack the confidence that you will be successful. You really have to start somewhere. It is like the old question. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. When people ask my husband how...

2017-08-21
What To Do When You're Stuck In a Holding Pattern
If you've done everything you know to do and aren't getting the breakthrough that you're feeling is supposed to come, you may be in a holding pattern. Possible reasons for a holding pattern: the people you are supposed to connect with aren't ready yet the systems and tools you need...

2017-08-14
What To Do When You Can't Decide...
Sometimes it can be really hard to make a choice. It's especially hard if you're the type of person who really wants to get it right. The higher the stakes, the harder the choice. I recently had to make a hard choice in parenting. It was so difficult because parenting...

2017-08-07
Does Being Worried Really Mean You're A Good Parent?
It seems to be socially acceptable to worry about our kids or family members. I hear people say all the time, "I only worry because I care" or "your worry just shows that you're a good mom." The problem is that this line of thinking is just not healthy. Fear...

2017-07-31
Have You Checked Your Filter Lately?
I have a short video for you today (1 min. 50 sec.) I have taken the time to include subtitles for those of you who don't want to turn up the volume. If you liked this video, you might like to follow me on Periscope . Check out this awesome...

2017-07-24
How To Respond When Life Isn't Fair
Our culture seems to be obsessed with equality, but really fairness evaluations are just bizarre. They are all about comparison and self-pity and low self-esteem. If you've ever seen kids fighting over whose portion is bigger or better, you know what I'm talking about. You might even have been that...

2017-07-17
3 Ways to Shift Your Mood
It is totally possible to live in peace and joy even in undesirable circumstances. When you find your heart drifting towards negativity, you can make a choice to redirect it. Sometimes just changing your physical activity or location is all it takes to shift your attitude. This is one reason...

2017-07-10
Do You Think It's Ever Ok To Judge?
When you hear the phrase, "You are different than everyone else." What tone do you hear it in? Is it a positive thing or a negative one? If you hear if from the loving voice of your Father, you will be strengthened to stand firm in your arena. If you...

2017-07-03
How To Pray Against Terrorism
It seems like almost every day we are bombarded with images and stories of brutal attacks by terrorists. I think that we can tend to either get really scared or become numb. What if we were to avoid both of those options and pray powerful prayers instead? Let's start by...

2017-06-26
Your Daily Drink
Do you ever feel tired or unmotivated? It turns out that Jesus offers a very simple solution to this common problem. He instructs us to simply come to Him and drink. Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone...

2017-06-19
Is Someone Undermining Your Leadership?
I am concerned that a lot of leaders lose their platform of trust by not following through on their promises. It's kind of like shooting yourself in the foot when you don't mean what you say. Can the people in your life really trust you? Do your spouse, kids, and...

2017-06-12
Hidden Provision
I've been really wanting to replace the carpet in my bedroom, hallway and stairs for a few years now. Every time I got close to saving up the money, something else came up to spend the money on instead. It's not like I spent it on emergencies, but on fun...

2017-06-05
What Brand Are You?
As children we tend to absorb labels. Our parents should be the ones who brand us with good words, calling us up into our destinies. In many cases our parents carried negative labels themselves and had no clue how to brand us or that it was even part of their...

2017-05-29
How to Move Forward
I really want you to step fully into the call of God on your life. If you are in Christ, you have access to all kinds of heavenly wisdom and power. Here are some steps to help you move forward. Sometimes the first step is sitting quietly, waiting on the...

2017-05-22
Don't Spew On the Ones You Love
I bet that if you had a stomach virus, you would never intentionally walk up to your loved ones and puke in their faces. Gross! Who would ever do that to anyone, much less than to the people who really matter to them. Reasonable people try to stay away from...

2017-05-15
Moving From an Idea to a Plan
Whatever God is calling you to do, He will always provide everything you need in order to follow through on it. He is a good Father, and He will not ask you do something, then leave you to do it on your own. Here's where to start... Get clear on...

2017-05-08
3 Steps for Living with Inner Peace
How are you doing today? Have you stopped to take your internal peace temperature? I really want you to know that true, lasting peace is available to you, no matter who you are or what your circumstances may be. John 14:27 says, " Peace I leave with you; my peace...

2017-05-01
Adventure Is Calling Your Name
Visit Leanne Goff Ministries to find out how you can go on a vision trip to Cuba! Diary Of A Missionary Kid...

2017-04-24
The Time My Son Almost Had A Brain Tumor
A few years ago our oldest son started experiencing bouts of extreme dizziness and ringing in his ears along with some hearing loss. After consulting with doctors it was determined that he needed to have an MRI. Basically they needed to check to see if he had a brain tumor....

2017-04-17
Have You Ever Been Seasick?
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2017-04-10
How To Live Free From Dread
Do you have a tendency to worry about what's coming next? Maybe when you have a good day and you're starting to feel hopeful you notice a nagging voice saying, "Yeah, you're happy now, but just wait for what's coming next...things can't always be good." When I hear this voice...

2017-04-03
Special Announcement!
If you would've told me a couple of years ago that I would write a book, I wouldn't have believed you. It barely feels real today. I feel like all the stuff I've been learning and producing lately has happened almost by accident. So, now for the special announcement.... My...

2017-03-27
What Will Your Kids Create That Will Change The World?
Parenting is the ultimate way to raise up disciples. We're not all called to full time ministry, but we're all called to make disciples and feed our Father's sheep. It is time to get a vision for the next generation. What will your kids create that will change the world?...

2017-03-20
7 Things "The Shack" Made Me Feel (no spoilers)
7 Things "The Shack" Made Me Feel It made God seem more real to me; like I can talk to Him more freely than before. It made me feel that heaven is real and close by. It made me feel that God really does love me and is really fun...

2017-03-13
A Season of Fresh Momentum (Video 1.33min)
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2017-03-06
How Boring Is Your Life?
When you have a big dream, you need to also have a big willingness to stay in the pursuit of it day after day. So, what do you do when you're faced with so many days that feel just plain boring and ordinary? My husband, Christopher, travels internationally a few...

2017-02-27
Spiritual Cannibalism
I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. John 6:51 There were two trees in the Garden of Eden: the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life. God said not to...

2017-02-20
Remember That Feeling?
Do you know what it's like to live in a fog for so long, that it becomes your normal? All of the sudden a moment comes when you snap out of it and realize how messed up it was. Is there a way to force start the snapping out of...

2017-02-13
Your Marriage Team
Thinking about getting married? Here are some questions to ask yourself about the person you're considering: 1. Do they love God more than they love you? As flattering as it may be to have someone adore you, it is vital that you not come first in their life. You do...

2017-02-06
How To Handle Rejection
Have you ever been betrayed? In order to be betrayed you have to have loved and trusted someone deeply. It is stunning to me that Jesus knew from the beginning that Judas would betray Him, but it did not hold Him back from including Judas in His inner circle and...

2017-01-30
7 Reasons To Deal With Your Stuff
It's impossible to grow up without picking up any unhealthy patterns, regardless of how great your parents were. We all have some bags that need to be unpacked and put away. Here are 7 great reasons to stop stuffing your issues and get healthy! If you don't take care of...

2017-01-23
Peace Train
I want to share with you an experience my spiritual daughter had with the Lord. I love it so much because it's all about abiding in peace and the Kingdom. Enjoy! From Ashley Reddish : I just had the craziest experience with the Lord. We were standing in this train...

2017-01-16
Discovering Your Special Sauce
What are you good at? Chances are you don't really know. Think about it for a second.... Most of the time the things we are good at don't even make the list. The things we are good at come to us so naturally that we tend to not even notice...

2017-01-09
Your Internal Soundtrack
Have you seen the Pixar movie Inside Out? It shows the inside workings of a little girl's memory bank. From time to time an annoying bubble gum commercial ditty randomly pops into her head. Get a copy of the movie here! Do you have a certain tune that pops into...

2017-01-02
A Believer's Solution For Apathy
Do you ever feel tired or unmotivated? It turns out that Jesus offers a very simple solution to this common problem. He instructs us to simply come to Him and drink. Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone...

2016-12-26
Christmas Night with Syrian Refugees
Have you ever felt love for people you've never met? Christopher has had a burden for Syrian refugees for a few years now. He had the great idea to bless a family with Christmas gifts. We found a family to reach out to through our friends David and Ashley. My...

2016-12-19
Enough With the Mind Games Already
You've got a mission and you're relentless about pursuing it, but sometimes doubts start to flood in. Do you ever hear a voice in your head accusing you of being a fake, going overboard, or being annoying? One of the best things you can do is recognize that 'other' voice...

2016-12-12
That Time When God Became A Man
I have been gripped this Christmas season by the amazing fact that God turned Himself into a human. Wow! That's earth-shatteringly vulnerable. I'm sharing this worship video today because this song has been touching me so deeply the past couple weeks. I don't believe this song was meant to be...

2016-12-05
How I Got Past the Devestating Pain from Our Failed Adoption
Do you ever feel like your head is fractured? Like the plates of your skull are literally pulling apart. That's the picture that comes into my head when I think back to the most painful holiday season I ever went through. A few years ago our family went through a...

2016-11-28
Your Marriage Team
Thinking about getting married? Here are some questions to ask yourself about the person you're considering: 1. Do they love God more than they love you? As flattering as it may be to have someone adore you, it is vital that you not come first in their life. You do...

2016-11-21
How To Find God's Will
Do you ever struggle with figuring out what God's will is for your life? Sometimes we make discerning God's will more difficult than it has to be. In our sincere desire to carefully obey Him, we can over think things and get really bogged down in decision making. I have...

2016-11-14
What the 2016 Election Says About You
Bottom line: You matter. Showing up matters. How you show up matters. Whether it's in your family, church, or other community activities, showing up and being all in is important and powerful. Your presence literally shifts the atmosphere wherever you go. People need you. They need what you have to...