Monday, October 29, 2012

The Winner of Last Week's Giveaway

Hi Friends,

WOW! I was blown away by the huge response from last week's post on Procrastination

Thanks to everyone who shared so openly and honestly about the problems you've been facing. I have been praying for each of you - asking God to give you a supernatural boost of determination, when you get stuck in that rut of putting off.

He wants you to propel forward toward your life goals and so do I. I know it's not easy, but it is possible!

Now, for the fun part. Drum roll please....

The winner of last week's giveaway is: Alyssa. Here is what you've won....


Alyssa, email me at to claim your gift today!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Life Lessons - Why Do I Procrastinate?

UPDATE: The winner for this giveway is: Alyssa.    Click HERE for details

Do you find yourself procrastinating a lot lately? Is there something on your to-do list that keeps getting pushed aside? Have the words, "Oh, I'll do that tomorrow", slipped out of your mouth more than once this week?

If so, maybe you have a problem with procrastination. Or, if you're like me, you might even say you're an expert at procrastinating!

A recent study from the University of Calgary shows that 95% of the total population (yes, men and women) struggle with "postponement" issues. Simply put...we are a ProcrastiNATION! So, the good news is you're not alone.

Now, don't get discouraged. Instead, check out the video below where I'll answer three basic questions:

Why do we procrastinate?
What happens when we procrastinate?
What does the Bible say about procrastination?

Then, I'll give you some helpful tips on how to stop putting off and starts propelling forward!

Video Session One: 

Video Session Two: 
Now for our action steps:

1. Pick one thing that you've been procrastinating about and start doing it TODAY! When you're finished, be sure to celebrate by rewarding yourself. 

2. Share this video with a friend or family member who also struggles with procrastination. Maybe they'll become your accountability partner this week.

4. Leave a comment sharing one major thing you are currently procrastinating over and tell me why you're having trouble getting it done.

5. Sign up to win a FREE copy of the book, "I Used to Be So Organized", by Glynnis Whitwher. I'll pick a winner over the weekend and post it to my blog on Monday. So, be sure to set a reminder and come back on Monday to see if you won!

If you missed my video from last week on Discouragement, click HERE to watch it now. And, for more encouragement, check out today's daily devotional at

I can't wait to hear from you!            

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Life Lessons - Discouragement

UPDATE: Kristen Barkdull is the winner of last week's giveaway. Kristen, please send your mailing address to so that I can send you the signed copy of A Confident Heart.  

Are you feeling discouraged today? Maybe someone or a certain situation has failed to meet your expectations. Maybe life just isn't turning out the way you had planned.

I understand and that's why I'm launching my new video series with a short clip about Discouragement. We all experience it and when life throws us a heavy punch, we can be left feeling heavy-hearted, lonely and completely frustrated. Can you relate? 

I hope you enjoy the video and that it encourages you today! Be sure to leave a comment so that you're eligible for my giveaway. I have a SIGNED copy of Renee Swope's book, A Confident Heart that someone is going to win. Maybe that someone will be YOU!!

Well, it looks like the video cut off the last few seconds of my comments but no worries, you didn't miss anything real important.

Now for our action steps:

1. Log onto and read today's Encouragement for Today devotional.

2. Encourage someone else today! When we pour words of encouragement into others, it will also encourage us.

3. Sign up for today's giveaway by leaving a comment below. I'd love to know what you thoughts about the video. And, I'd love for you to share one thing that you do when discouragement comes your way.

Today's giveaway: a signed copy of A Confident Heart by Renee Swope, I'll announce the winner on Monday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Join Me Tomorrow for Life Lessons

I'm so excited about the new video series I'll be launching tomorrow called, "Life Lessons with Leah".

Through this new series I'm hoping to offer some practical tips and Biblical insight on topics that we, as women, deal with on an on-going basis. Tomorrow, I'll be talking about Discouragement

Do you get discouraged sometimes? I sure do! And, it can zap the life right out of me!

But, I'm learning from my mistakes and want to share some tow-to's with you, so that you can turn things around quicker and enjoy the wonderful life sooner, that God has designed just for you.

Join me tomorrow and let's talk about how we can face discouragement head-on and turn it around for our good, so that we can start encouraging one another.

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Life Lessons - Join Me in this Video Series

I'm starting a new video series this week and would love for you to join me!I'm calling it Life Lessons with Leah - sort of catchy, huh? Each week I'll be posting a short video that will cover a specific topic that women can identify with. Similar to these topics...

* Why Do We Procrastinate?
*  How to Maximize Our Time
*  Dealing with Fear and Anxiety
*  Being Consistent
*  Making Wise Choices
*  Letting Go of Guilt
and so much more...

Take a sneak peak and watch this video:

I"m hoping that through this video series, we can create an online community of women, that will encourage one another while sharing about "hot topics" that effect us all.

We are busy women with busy schedules but I'm certain that many of our struggles are very similar. Life can be so challenging but with the help of friends (yes, even online friends), we can make a difference in each others lives. 

 Will you join me? I hope you do and don't forget to invite a friend, sister, mom, or daughter along for the adventure. See you next Wednesday!

I can't wait!!