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Organize Your Life through PEARLS

Organize your life through PEARLS“If you don’t know where you are going, it doesn’t matter which way you go” Cheshire Cat – Alice in Wonderland.
PPursue Your Uniqueness – What key uniqueness define who you are? Discover your personality type, core values, spiritual gifts, skills and abilities, key relationships, personality with your strengths as well as weaknesses and the life experience that have shaped you. Knowing yourself is foundational for decision making in what you are going to do and the best way to go about doing it

EEmbrace the Source – Who is governing your life? Embrace God and His purpose for your life. Take time to KNOW The LORD, grow in your personal relationship with Jesus and let His Word be the foundation for knowing how to live in His way. Let Him open up for you the abundant life He desires for you to live. John 10:10 – I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Exodus 15:2 – The LORD is my strength and my song.

AActivate Your Mission – By creating a mission statement for your life, ministry or business it helps you to clarify and provide definition for your vision and assures that your goals are aimed at the right target. Your mission statement gives guidance to move ahead with purpose and provides what you need for decision making. A MISSION STATEMENT includes who you are for your organization that is unique to you. It establishes what you bring to the table or makes you stand out in your industry. It gives clarity to what you do. It narrows your audience/clients who are you trying to reach and provides definition how you are going to accomplish what you do. A MISSION STATEMENT will reflect both purpose and mission.

RRefocus Your Life – When you have a clear picture of where you are now and where you want to be you can develop your strategic plan for yourself and ministry, set clear goals in each key area of life and business.

LLive Intentionally – Identify your top priorities and schedule them. Developing Good Habits and Breaking Old Habits that block productivity. Set priorities and schedule your goals to keep you moving on God’s plan for your life. Either you will set your priorities or your priorities will drive you. Living in a proactive way led by God and anticipating what lies ahead, or be reactive led by others and circumstances. Proverbs 3: 5-6 seek His will in all you do, and He will show you the path to take.

SSustain For Life – Through discovery in PEARLS study you will have what you need to frame all of your decision making, examine your current situation and implement changes and develop new approaches to get organized for success and sustainability.
For more information on PEARLS conference or retreat where Kimberly takes participants through assessments and activities included to discover PEARLS for life and business email

Mission Statement

Why is it important to have a MISSION STATEMENT
A MISSION STATEMENT clarifies and provides definition for your vision and assures that your goals are aimed at the right target.   Your mission statement provides stability in direction to move ahead with purpose and provides what you need for decision making.
Simply put a mission statement defines who you are(or your organization) that is unique to you.  It defines what you bring to the table or makes you stand out in your industry. It describes what you doand identifies who you are trying to reachand describes how you are going to accomplishwhat you do.
If you need help developing your mission statement for life or business call today.  Let our proven coaching techniques help you develop a sound MISSION STATEMENT for your life or business.

Activity - Creating a Life Map

Activity: Creating a Life Map
Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life happening we do not stop and take a look and evaluate if we are really living a fulfilling and purposeful life. This is a simple activity that can give you an overall picture of what your life has been and where you are going. We have all heard the statement, “If you keep doing what you have always done, you will always get what you have always gotten.’
A life map gives you at a glance overview of your life
                                                      ....and helps you evaluate any course changes you want to implement
Are you where you want to be?
What changes do you need to do to reach your goals?
Is your emotional, relational life where you want it to be?
Create Your Life Map
You will need, colored pencils, magazines, scissors, glue, markers, poster board
Draw or cut out pictures that represent your life
Draw or choose photos that represent your life,for example when you were born you may draw a baby in a blanket or find a photo that represents birth to you. Something during school that happened that made an impression (good or bad) on you, hobbies, activities, graduation.
Some drawings or pictures can be captured for how you felt during these different periods of life.
It may be a continuous flow or may have arrows that go out that ended
Place these on your life map board
Place these on your board in sequential order
Draw arrows to things that are connected
Do you see any patterns in your life map?
What is left for you to do to reach your life map goals?
What do you feel when you look at your life map?
What stands out as being important to you?
The purpose of this exercise is for you to see your life at a glance. Write down what you observe and things that surprised you in your map and then evaluate whether you are living the life that you want to. 
Save for reference when we get to How to Live Intentional.

Pursue Your Uniqueness

Pursue Your Uniqueness
A Woman who knows herself is able to give of herself to others.  She is able to view herself through the lens of the spirit and believe that when God said, “it is good” He meant it.  She looks in the mirror of God’s love reminding her of the beauty she possesses as a significant child of God.
As women celebrate their uniqueness they are able to take the mask off, understand their own …and others strengths and weaknesses.
When we know ourselves and see ourselves from God’s perspective we are able to compliment,see the good, and encourage other women in their successes. This view brings healing between women and bonds them with strength because they begin to see each other as God sees them through eyes of the spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:16 - So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!
Psalm 139 13-16 – For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.  My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me when as yet there was none of them.
You are God’s work of art. Before He formed you in your mother’s womb, He knew you.  Before He laid the foundations of the earth,before the beginning of time, He already had you in mind.  He created you as a unique treasure, a beautiful work of art.  He knows who you are.  He sees your worth and uniqueness and beauty.
What you believe in your heart will determine how you view yourself…..Proverbs 23:7 states that “for as she thinks in her heart, so is she” (adapted from the AMP)
No matter how worthless or how unlovely we may feel, He comes close, drawing us to Himself without reservation or judgment.  The Bible tells us that “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1.  There is no accusation, no blame ~ only unconditional love as He transforms you into His own image.
Discover your Personal Uniqueness through The Significant Woman Resource where you will gain a summary of how you can utilize all of your strengths to organize your life according to God’s Plan. Some of these areas of discovery include: personality type, spiritual gifts, core values, life experiences that have shaped you, skills and abilities, and key relationships.
We can walk with radiant confidence and unshakable security.  It is your time for wholeness, healing and embracing the things that God has called you to do.  Like anything of great worth it does not happen overnight, but living your life according to God’s plan does happen over a lifetime when you allow Him to organize your life and ministry according to the beautiful and unique woman He has designed you to be.
Are you ready?  
"The Lord bless you…
May God bless you with everything that is good and wonderful, with daily strength, and everlasting joys 
The Lord keep you…
May He keep you safe and protect you in your goings and comings, and may you be kept for every special thing He desires to bring into your life
The Lord make His face shine upon you…
May He always smile upon you, and may His presence be your daily reward
And be gracious to you…
May you be blessed with the beauty of His grace, and may His favor be over you and upon you
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
May His peace fill your life and guard your heart, and may his love keep you in all your ways.

Where are you?

Where are you?
Be honest with yourself and be honest with God.
Be a guarder of personal holiness.
Don’t hide from God; come to him with a repentant heart.
God is our protector Song of Solomon2:3 I sat down under His shadow with great delight
He is our provider  Song of Solomon2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love
He is our sustainer  Song of Solomon 2:5 Comfort me with apples: for I am sick from love
He is our security  Song of Solomon2:6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
He my leader and initiator Song of Solomon2:10 My beloved spoke, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
When Adam and Eve walked in the garden they walked with God.  His glory covered them, protected them, provided for them, sustained them, surrounded them and led them.  There came a time when God asked Adam, “Where art thou?” Gen. 3:9
It is the same today, God is asking,“Where are you?”  Do you know where you are in your walk with God?  It  is a time to ask yourself this question.  He whispers softly the above references in the Song of Solomon.  Do you believe that He is all these things to you?  Do you know this about His love for you?  Do you know that He is yours – but you are also His, and He desires to walk with you and through you in this life?
The maiden of the poem is the daughter of a widowed mother.  She loves a young shepherd to whom she is betrothed.  She is employed by her brothers in their vineyard, and while on her way there she joins in with Solomon and his company who are spending the spring in that northern section.  The king is so impressed by her beauty that he brings her to his pavilion and then carries her off to Jerusalem.  He surrounds her with all the pomp, splendor and the glory of the court hoping thereby to win her love.  She is not intrigued by these blandishments.  She remains true to her lover.
Are there things that draw you away from your lover?  You are the handmaiden of God.  Examine your heart to see if there are things in the world and temptations that draw you away from Him whoas your true lover.  Are there things of the world that are distracting to you or trying to win your affection?  Are you using your time to reflect, renew and remain true to your LORD?  He has called us to obedience to His Word to reflect His righteousness and the fruit of His spirit. Refocus your heart in these areas and seek Him to see how you can be a guarder of personal holiness.
Even though the King surrounded her with the glory of the court and her position in the court this did not mean anything to her, that she remained true to her shepherd lover and could not be won, he set her free.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefor to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you
Romans 8:35 who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress,or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  Vs. 38 for I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our LORD.
The Bride
Luke 1:7 ….to make ready a people prepared for the LORD.
A special message is given to the Bride.  Listen, O daughter, consider and give hear: and the instruction is given in Psalm 45.   The bride will listen and obey.  She will forget her people and her Father’s house, the body of Christ out from whom she came.  There will be some who hear, “Go away from Me, I never knew you.”  Her focus will be solely on her Groom.  The virgins, her companions who follow her are the King’s daughters who are honorable women.
Psalm45:2 Thou are fairer than the children of men; grace is poured into thy lips:therefore God than blessed thee forever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most might, with thy glory and thy majesty.  And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things, thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.  Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness:  therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. Kings’ daughters were among they honorable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.  Harken,O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people,and thy father’s house; so shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy LORD: and worship thou Him.
Matthew 25:1-4 then the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamp, and took no oil with them …but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.  Romans 13:12 the night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in clamoring and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy, but put on the LORD Jesus Christ.
Psalm 17:15 as for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness:  I shall be satisfied, when I awake with thy likeness.
Revelation 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife had made herself ready.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. ….blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
It is her behavior that sets her apart as the bride, it is her submission by continuously being washed by the word, (Yeshua’s sacrifice, and the sanctification of study and practice) that she may become holy and blameless, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish.It is not the unsubmissive but rather the completely submissive whom Jesus will present to Himself as the radiant church.
Let us return with true heart of repentance to follow on to know the LORD and His ways. 
Hosea 14 1-2, 9 Return, Israel, to the LORD your God.  Your sins have been your downfall!  Take words with you and return to the LORD.  Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips. …who is wise?  Let her realize these things. Who is discerning?  Let them understand.  The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
Isaiah 25:9 – And it shall be said in that day, Lo this is our God; we have waited for him, and He will save us:this is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.
Let us draw near to our God, the lover of our souls and declare, “I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine.” And renew our devotion and love to our Bridegroom.
He bids us to come!

Time Management ~ Setting Priorities

What comes to mind when you think about balancing your life priorities?
​For me, it is spending time with the people that I love and being responsible with the areas of life that matter. This requires planning, evaluation, and effective time-management.  I have to make time to evaluate periodically because life is not static but dynamic and sometimes requires refocusing on specific areas to keep it all balanced.
​Balance ~ Giving the same weight to a subject that God does
The Bible has been a valuable resource for me as I plan my activities
​What does the Bible say about time management? It teaches us that we need to surrender everything to God including our time. When we present our priorities and goals to God we are able to evaluate and focus our attention on areas that matter most. According to Stephen Covey, the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, “the essence of effective time and life management is to organize and execute around priorities.” So what are your priorities in life? Make a list of your priorities and then schedule them accordingly. Keep in mind that whatever we value most in life becomes our priority and will be seen in our schedules.
Belief, Beloved, Best Friends, Budget, Business, Be Renewed and Body
Take time to make a list of your priorities in the different areas of your life. I use the 7 B's to help me evaluate my schedule monthly. Pursuing the unique way God has created you and embracing your relationship with God forms the foundation and direction of your life. We need to spend time considering the things that are most valuable to us and get our priorities deeply planted in our hearts and minds so we can take personal responsibility to accomplish all that is in our heart to do for God, ourselves and others.  A calendar is a good way to track what you are doing for the week, but also an evaluation tool to see if you are living out all of the things that you identified in your area of life list.  Only then will you not be chasing the dream of living a balanced life but will actually live your life with an intentional focus on the things that are important to you.  Only through knowing and trusting oneself, one’s dreams, intentions, fears, likes and dislikes, and acting upon them, can we become the architect of our life and live out our personal uniqueness.
Each day is a gift from God that offers the opportunity to make a difference. Be intentional with your time and use it effectively for God and others.

Some verses that offer inspiration

Ephesians 5:15-16
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Psalm 39:4-5
"Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere hand breadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath.

Proverbs 13:4
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

Ecclesiastes 3:
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

Psalm 33:11
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

1 Timothy 4:14-16
Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent
in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely.
Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Hebrews 6:11-12
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to
become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Proactive = anticipating what lies ahead and taking action before it happens
Reactive = waiting to respond to other people's actions
When we choose to be proactive, we allow God to help us to live intentionally and effectively in the situation. If we allow ourselves to simply be reactive, we may use our own power and control in the relationship, and negatively affect others in the current situation as well as potentially in future situations.
Our reactive choices sometimes come from guilt "I should, I must, I can't" statements. Sometimes these are just bad habits that we have not dealt with, we get used to being "the victim", "the submitter", "vulnerable".  We need to think through these things that are creating reactive situations.  Begin to take note when you are reacting, what is happening?  with whom? why am I reacting?  This is the beginning to taking back reactive ground to begin thinking about how you would choose to respond if the situation where to happen again.
In a proactive state you have choices. You can choose to agree or to disagree. Explore what your creative options may be. Accept the consequences and take responsibility for your choices.  There is so much internal freedom when you are proactivly living your life and being your authentic self.  Proactive relationships are not riddled with fear, resentment and regret.  They are truthful.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others
up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
Ephesians 4:29

I am just too busy!

Are you a slave to your schedule?  Is your schedule so full and you are always giving the response to others, "I'm sorry I am just so “busy” I don’t have time for you?"
…maybe you are addicted to busyness. 
Consider if you are possibly connecting this busyness with feeling important ...that somehow you are confusing a full schedule with the validation of who you are as a person.
Is your self-worth wrapped up in this fast pace? …
Ask yourself this question – do you have margin to do something that is important to you? …that requires a little flexibility in your schedule?
Your self-worth and validation come from being a child of God, not from a busy schedule.  Don’t let your schedule prioritize you – take time to prioritize your schedule so you can live a more gracious way of life, one that allows time for family, friends, hobbies and rest.  Don’t spend every ounce of energy, time, effort and money you have been so generously given.  Allow space and time for God to work His will in your life and the life of those you love.
Consider carefully “how” you live.

Great Sales People ~ building customer base meeting customer needs

Great sales reps have disciplined themselves to appreciate both the power of networking and the power of the sales cycle. Of course we all would love to close the sale immediately but great sales representatives embrace the process,seeing it as an opportunity to build a relationship, a “no” response may mean that they just do not “know” enough before purchasing what you have to offer.  Build your contact list and work to resolve any problems for potential customers.  Use any and all opportunities to ask for referrals, both during and after sales calls. Patience shows that your focus is on them and not just “the sale.”
A confident sales person produces a confident customer. Know your product, carry yourself professionally, politely and more importantly study your customer so you can understand what their concerns may be, what their current needs are anyhow your product can help them have greater success.
Do what you say
When you make a promise – do it.  Under-promise over deliver is my motto, those that exceed expectation are going to go from good to great.  Trust and confidence is built with your connections when you operate with this ability to deliver.  Whether a customer likes it or not they may need a certain amount of hand-holding during the buying, installation process.  Every customer appreciates being looked out for and ensuring that those they report to have what they need to show advantages to working with your company.  Communicate specifically to your customer in a personal way this is how a connection is made with a customer and builds lasting relationships. 
Good follow-up always puts the customer first. A great sales force follow-up with how they can add value to their customers.  They don’t repeatedly call and hassle but they do check-in with them.  Good follow-up has a spirit of adding value to the customer. A good sales person makes themselves available when needed and lets the customer know that they are here for them.  Being OK with someone who purchases or not let them know that you are there to build lasting relationships, this networking may bring you a sale you do not expect because of referrals. 
Be prepared
The diligent, prepared salesperson has all their ducks in a row before you show up. They’ve taken any next step items and gotten answers to all of them since you last spoke, even if it’s still a TBD. They simplify the process, explain the product, and bring up points they know you probably haven’t considered,even if it could become an obstacle. They’re up-front and on top of things,again giving you reason enough to relax, feeling you’ve made a connection with someone more like a partner than a salesman.

Government based on Biblical values

When the governing body of a country or nation has in place a constitution of good and just laws, and judicial courts that fairly administer them, the result will be peace and social order in that society.  Historically, we can appreciate how in Western democracies, when government is based on biblical Judaeo-Christian values, societies do indeed prosper and flourish in peace. When corruption enters and governments become increasingly“lawless” or “Bible-less” disintegration and violence also set in.

The Exchange

The Exchange
by Kimberly Hooper
You are valued in God’s eyes as His daughter.  He speaks to our hearts, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the LORD, and do not touch the unclean things and I will receive you, and will be a Father to you, and you will be my daughter.”
God loves us and created us to know Him In a personal way.  We are sinful and separated from God until we come to Him and lay down our past, present and future and exchange our life for His.  It is not enough to know this truth, we need to come to trust in Him and know that He has a plan and purpose for our lives. He wants us to be part of His Kingdom’s work for us to surrender our life to Him and say “yes” to His plan.
Jesus said” I am the way, and the truth,and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” John 14:6
When you begin a personal relationship with God by accepting Jesus, He becomes your source of significance.  Your purpose comes from Him.  Your purpose – the reason you are here on earth.  His desire is that your life would bring glory to Him and that you would reflect this inner life to others.  His Kingdom come in earth (you) as it is in heaven.
Romans 11:36  Everything comes from God alone.  Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory!
This truth brings a tremendous freedom and releases the fragrance of the spirit within us. When we live out this truth as a reality we see everything through the view of the spirit.  Nothing comes to us that has not passed through the hands of our loving Father.  Everything may not be pleasant but everything has its purpose.  To grow us, to prune us, to challenge us, to prove us is all part of walking out our purpose in God.
Are there things that are holding you back from truly walking in the freedom that Jesus is inviting you to walk in?
Picture the things that separate you from God.  Have you accepted the free gift of Jesus to cleanse you from unrighteousness and place you in His eternal family?  Are there things that cause you pain, concern, and paralyze you from living in the freedom we have in Christ through forgiveness?  He bids you to come and lay these things at His feet and exchange your burden for the living water that He wants to give you.   He is here for you right now.  What is He speaking to your heart? – to exchange – from bondage to freedom …from your thoughts to His?
Take time to study His word, see what the LORD says about the things you are thinking about and praying about.  Here are a few verses to consider:
He is your peace – Isaiah 26:3 You will keep“her” in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because “she” trusts in You.
He has forgiven you Ephesians 1:6-7 To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.  In Him we have redemption through His blood,the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
He is our righteousness 2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
He is our deliverer2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the LORD is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty.
He is your companion1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
He is your everything John 15:7 If you abide in Me,and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
What are you asking for today?  To be cleansed, healed, delivered?  For direction, concern for your children or your spouse?  Come to Jesus, lay down your burdens at His feet, take up the truth of the Word of God and put your trust in Him.  Let the living water pour into your heart today and let Him give you courage, peace and rest.  Let the fragrance of the LORD envelop you that you may be a sweet savor to Him and to others.  Let your life shine for Him.
The exchange is your life for His, your plan for His plan, your burden for His yoke.  Place your trust in Jesus …He is calling you to His family.  He is calling you as His daughter.  A daughter of the King!  Rise up and come……