Moving Past Limitations {Pursuing Your Dreams}

When all you see is opposition and obstacles, dreaming can be difficult. Discouragement and disappointment set in robbing us of our strength and vitality. It takes courage to look at disappointment in the face and move forward anyway. Proverbs puts it so well, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree […]

The Gap {Give Up, Pretend It’s Not There, Get Help OR…}

Josh was awfully excited about the journey laid out before him. He had dreams, he had goals, he was ready for change. There was, however, one miniscule problem, (okay, okay, it was a huge problem!)… Josh didn’t know how to get from here to there. He didn’t have the resources or the know-how.  Between his […]

They Lacked Confidence, They Didn’t Trust God, and They Didn’t Believe It Existed

“Mom, I just don’t get it!” My 6-year-old old was dumbfounded. She just didn’t understand. It didn’t make sense to her. “Mom, why would God’s people leave Egypt to go to the Promised Land and then want to go back? Why would they go forward and then want to go backwards?” I looked at her […]

The Law Of Intentionality {Do you have a plan for your personal growth?}

A life plan? Uh, I have a day plan. Does that count? I have a few goals and priorities. How about that? Is that good enough?  Reading through John Maxwell’s book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, I am immediately confronted with this question. “Life is in session. Are you present?”  John walks us through […]

Freestyle Mapping {Free Printable}

It’s Monday. I absolutely love Mondays. Not only do you start the week off encouraged by Sunday’s message, but you start over anew. Mondays remind me it’s a new day, a new week, a new opportunity to walk in the newness of Christ. Monday’s remind me that my mistakes, failures, setbacks, and even victories of […]

{Check Your Toolbox}

I shared this verse with you last week, I can’t get away from it. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been praying for wisdom and God given strategies. Perhaps it’s because there are answers available to me… if I just stop to think. And so, I’m on a mission. I’ve asked God to bring back to mind […]

{Too Far To Go Back!}

Good morning and God bless you!! I don’t know about you, but as spring comes to a close and we get ready to welcome Summer, I have had my eyes wide open to the goodness and grace of God all around me. He truly does make all things new. What I love about God is […]

{What Have You Done With 2012?}

Get your FREE printable at the end of the post! I was out of town this past weekend. Boy did I need that time away. There have been so many things circling round and round in my head and I needed that time to just sort through. Ever been there? When I stop to look […]

{Getting Ready For Spring Cleaning}

There is so much going on over here at the {Collazo} abode. If you’re anything like me, I work so much better when I take the clutter out of my head and get it onto paper. It’s funny how good that makes me feel. Some people run away from To-Do lists. Although they’re not always […]

{My Pursuit Requires Surrender}

I’m {In Pursuit} of God’s best for my life. Don’t be deceived though, my pursuit does not always entail: action, action, action. Many times, more often than not, my pursuit requires surrender. It requires stillness. It requires for me to put to the side all my ‘fabulous and amazing ideas’ because maybe, just maybe, God’s […]