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The Prosperous Shall Be Diligent

Today’s Post is by a guest blogger Melissa who will discuss how though diligence she became prosperous, join me and welcoming her. Melissa is the Founder and CEO of Melissa the Coach, Financial Coaching.  She is a wife, mom, dog rescuer, sports junkie and blogger.   Her passion is helping others learn that money no longer has to be the thing that stands in the way of pursuing a dream.  Visit for more information. Also she can be found on Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. For years I have always heard the words, “the diligent prosper”.  To be diligent is to stay focused, to stay on task, to keep course.   When we do that, we “prosper” in whatever task we were trying to accomplish.  Sounds easy, right? Well, maybe being diligent to be prosperous is easier than remaining diligent once we prosper. Proverbs 10:4-5 4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,             But the hand of the diligent makes rich.       5He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,             But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. (New American Standard Bible) Verse 4 is more about “the diligent prosper” – stay focused on the task at hand and you will prosper. Verse 5, specifically the second part of that, is interesting in context – “he who sleeps in the harvest acts shamefully” Does that mean that once I become prosperous because I was diligent that it’s not OK to rest? I think so.  Because, once we lose focus, we run the risk of losing everything you have […]

My Father the Hero (Guest Blog)

As I slowly recover from the writing frenzy of November and prepare to edit the 50k+ words written I have had my blog taken over once again  by another guest blogger Brooke as she shares a story about her father, her hero. According to Brooke she is just a girl with scrapes and bruises, grateful to be picked up each & every time by my Abba. My prayer is that my life shines with of glimmers of His grace. I’m the wife of a realtor. Addicted runner. And best auntie eva. Blog link: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:   An icy day 5 years ago changed my dad’s life forever. A small act of heroism cost him his livelihood. In the moment life seemed unfair, and with each ripple I’m discovering that I am simultaneously right and wrong. Rather than some grand gesture, my father’s story was an act of every day courage. He didn’t deliberately set out to be a hero, but rather showed up, did his job, and worked a small miracle for a stranger. 9-1-1 dispatch received an emergency call from someone staying near the local ski resort, but thanks to the ice storm our county had been hit with, the first responders couldn’t make it up the mountain. Dispatch, in turn, called the street department and my dad and his snow plow went to work. Or at least they tried. The ice was too much for the plow as well. He got out of the truck to make some […]

When You Can’t See the Good in Things (Guest Post)

As I wrap up my month of November and the writing competition of NanoWrimo, first one has been quite an experience let me tell you. Anyway, I have been honored to have my blog taken over once again this time by my friend with a voice like the angels, Jordan Fortenboher. Jordan is a wife, soon-to-be-mom, blogger, and singer-songwriter. Her goal is to share hope with the world by writing honestly about her struggle with anxiety and how God is carrying her through it. You can read more of her writing or check out her music (including her latest album!) at You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, NIV) Sometimes, really hard things happen. Over and over, we see both worldwide and personal tragedies, struggles, and hardships. It can be easy to think life is cruel, especially in seasons when it seems like we deal with trial after trial after trial. Those difficult seasons are often when we wrestle with deep tensions: Is God really good? Why do bad things happen? Is God really Sovereign? Is He intervening, even when it doesn’t look like He is? In the middle of my own struggles, I’ve found myself wrestling with those questions and begging God to reveal why He would allow bad things to happen. And the verse above, Romans 8:28, was starting to bother […]