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Happy 2019!

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It is a new year.

SO, let me begin by asking you, “What is your dream?”

Your big dream.

What is it that you want to accomplish in your life? What is it that you care about? What is your passion? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? What is your big dream? How can it ever be accomplished?

Pulitzer-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter observed: “I am appalled at the aimlessness of most people’s lives. Fifty percent don’t pay any attention to where they are going; forty percent are undecided and will go in any direction. Only ten percent know what they want and some of them don’t even move toward it.”

Will you decide that this year you will be focused and not aimless?

The new year means a new start. What will you do differently this year to move toward making your dream a reality?

That is what my book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” is all about.

I have developed some simple tools that can help you get more clarity and stay focused in your life. Throughout the book, I use a simple tool I developed that I call the “Focus Funnel” to help you get clarity on your Big Dream, and stay focused as you Start Small, and Start Now with the tasks that need to be completed to make your dream a reality.

Here is a story about a conversation I have had several times through the years…

The seminar was starting in about thirty minutes. I was setting up my computer, and getting ready for the lecture portion of the class. One of the women registered as a student for the training came up to me.

“I want to write a book,” she said. “It has always been my dream.”

“Then you need to write your book,” I said. “You can do it.”

“But, I never have the time,” she said. “I have a job and a family. I never have time to get away and write my novel.”

“You don’t need to get away to write it,” I said. “You need to start on it now, where you are.”

“But, I would never have time,” she said.

“If you write one page a day, you’ll have 365 pages by this time next year,” I said. “That is plenty of pages for a book.”

“Wow,” she replied. “I never thought of it like that.”

“So, my assignment to you is this,” I said. “Write one page today. Start now. Today. You have a few minutes before we start the class. Go get some paper, and begin writing it now. Then, write some more during lunch, and during our dinner break. By the end of today, you should have one page.”

“It can’t be that simple,” she said.

“I have written over 50 books,” I replied. “It is just that simple. Start small, and start now.”

She did. By the end of the day she had a title, an outline, and three pages written for her book.

Dream Big: Write a book

Start Small: Write one page

Start Now: Immediately. Today. Now!

DreamBig-_frontcoverMake this year the year your dreams come true! 

If you can dream it, you can do it. 

Learn how by ordering Diane Wigstone’s new book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” today!

You can order the book on the DestinyCenter.com website: http://www.destinycenter.com/read?limit=100&product_id=461

Don’t Worry

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Philippians 4:6 & 7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

frightened-1172122_960_720It sure seems like an easy thing to worry. Everyday, problems come our way, and we have a choice. We can either decide to worry and be anxious, or we can turn everything over to God, knowing that He is in control.

Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 
When we are anxious and troubled, our minds become anxious and troubled & consumed with the problem or situation.

When we are consumed with the problem, we focus on all the negatives, not all the positives. Focusing on all the negatives causes us to have toxins released in our bodies that make us ill. We literally make ourselves sick by the constant focus on our problems and being anxious about the situation.

So, God gives us the answer…  Read More

Opportunity knocks

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Walter P. Chrysler said, “The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers.”

Are you ready to open the door when opportunity knocks?

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

How can you be ready to open the door?

One way is to know what your vision is. Know what you are called to do.

That is what Diane Wigstones’s book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” is all about.
Diane has developed some simple tools that can help you get more clarity and stay focused in your life. Throughout the book, she uses a simple tool she developed called the “Focus Funnel” to help you get clarity on your vision and your life calling. It will help you stay focused as you Dream Big, Start Small, and Start Now with the tasks that need to be completed to make your dream a reality.

Remember, sometimes we are the ones that need to knock!

Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Luke 11:9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

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Be ready when opportunity knocks! 

If you can dream it, you can do it. 

Learn how by ordering Diane Wigstone’s new book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” today!

You can order the book on the DestinyCenter.com website: http://www.destinycenter.com/readlimit=100&product_id=461

 

Dream Big

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dream bigThe seminar was starting in about thirty minutes. I was setting up my computer, and getting ready for the lecture portion of the class. One of the women registered as a student for the training came up to me.

“I want to write a book,” she said. “It has always been my dream.”

“Then you need to write your book,” I said. “You can do it.”

“But, I never have the time,” she said. “I have a job and a family. I never have time to get away and write my novel.”

“You don’t need to get away to write it,” I said. “You need to start on it now, where you are.”

“But, I would never have time,” she said.

“If you write one page a day, you’ll have 365 pages by this time next year,” I said. “That is plenty of pages for a book.”

“Wow,” she replied. “I never thought of it like that.”

“So, my assignment to you is this,” I said. “Write one page today. Start now. Today. You have a few minutes before we start the class. Go get some paper, and begin writing it now. Then, write some more during lunch, and during our dinner break. By the end of today, you should have one page.”

“It can’t be that simple,” she said.

“I have written over 50 books,” I replied. “It is just that simple. Start small, and start now.”

She did. By the end of the day she had a title, an outline, and three pages written for her book.

Dream Big: Write a book

Start Small: Write one page

Start Now: Immediately. Today. Now!

It is a new year. A new start. What will you do differently this year to move toward making your dream a reality?

SO, let me begin by asking you, “What is your dream?”

Your big dream.

What is it that you want to accomplish in your life? What is it that you care about? What is your passion? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? What is your big dream? How can it ever be accomplished?

That is what my new book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” is all about.

I have developed some simple tools that can help you get more clarity and stay focused in your life. Throughout the book, I use a simple tool I developed that I call the “Focus Funnel” to help you get clarity on your Big Dream, and stay focused as you Start Small, and Start Now with the tasks that need to be completed to make your dream a reality.

DreamBig-_frontcoverYour dreams can come true! 

If you can dream it, you can do it. 

Learn how by ordering Diane Wigstone’s new book “Dream Big – Start Small – Start Now” today!

You can order the book on the DestinyCenter.com website: http://www.destinycenter.com/read?limit=100&product_id=461

Thanks. Giving.

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The First Thanksgiving by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930) Public Domain

The First Thanksgiving by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930)
Public Domain

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 

35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” 1 Chronicles 16:34 &35 NIV

Thanks. Giving.

I have been thinking a lot again these last few weeks about what Thanksgiving means, and was struck by the two words found in the one… Thanks. Giving. I have been pondering thanks, (gratitude) and giving, and how they impacts our lives.

Thanks. Without gratitude, our attitude becomes toxic – literally. I discuss how what we think has direct repercussions on our health in my book, Master Your Mind. We must stay thankful to stay healthy! I believe our attitude will affect how successful we are in all areas of our lives. I want to be thankful at all times.

Giving. I think there is a similar principle for our finances. Without giving, our finances become ‘all about us’… and that can be toxic to your finances! I believe we must give with a cheerful heart for our finances to stay healthy! I want to be generous at all times.

Many years ago, I heard about Robert Gilmore LeTourneau. RG LeTourneau was a prolific inventor and held nearly 300 patents. He was a very successful businessman, whose earthmoving equipment, and Engineering vehicles, represented nearly 70 percent of the machines used during World War II. The University he founded, LeTourneau University, is still among the top of its kind, and “unapologetically Christian”.

But what struck me about his story, was not how much money he made, but how much money he gave! RG, during his day, was called “God’s Businessman”, and was known for his extravagant giving. LeTourneau gave 90% of all he made, and lived on 10%. He called it the “reverse tithe.”

I want to be like that!  Read More

Root issues…

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Attribution: Rod Allday

Attribution: Rod Allday

Well, I found out what the brown spots were in our yard, that I have been mowing over all year. It is a particularly gnarly type of weed, with beautiful tiny purple flowers. They were brown all summer, and just started getting green leaves, and blooming the little flowers, now that we got some rain, and it’s a bit cooler.
Mom said there was a write up in the paper about them last weekend. She pointed them out to me yesterday, and taught me how to pull them out. You have to gather up all the little ‘branches’, and then twist the plant, as you pull it, to get the entire root out. Because, of course, if you don’t get the root out, it will just come back again.

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Peace for Your Problems

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Philippians 4:6 & 7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

frightened-1172122_960_720It sure seems like an easy thing to worry. Everyday, problems come our way, and we have a choice. We can either decide to worry and be anxious, or we can turn everything over to God, knowing that He is in control.

Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 
When we are anxious and troubled, our minds become anxious and troubled & consumed with the problem or situation.

When we are consumed with the problem, we focus on all the negatives, not all the positives. Focusing on all the negatives causes us to have toxins released in our bodies that make us ill. We literally make ourselves sick by the constant focus on our problems and being anxious about the situation.

So, God gives us the answer…  Read More

Alignment

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In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6 – NASB

Recently, I noticed my car was pulling a bit to the right, which is better than pulling to the left, into traffic, but still is not as it should be.

That means my car has issues. It needs an alignment. When your car pulls right or left at the same time that you’re trying to make it go straight, then you’ve got issues. And it means you need to get your car to a place that does alignments.

Basically, an alignment “will make your [car’s] path straight,” like in today’s Bible verse.

It’s pretty common to need an alignment for your car. You need your car realigned because it’s been out doing what cars do – driving on bumpy roads, hitting potholes, and going over an occasional curb. Stuff like that knocks your car out the alignment.

The problem is, if you don’t get your car realigned, it throws everything off. The longer it goes on, the worse the damage. Including destroying our tires & then causing problems in many other areas.

Kind of like in our lives.  Read More

Globetrotting 101

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globetrottingRecently I had a dream that someone had taken my cell phone. In the dream, I was locked inside a Convention Center with other people, and could not get out. I could not call anyone to get help, or to let them know that I was there, because someone had taken my cell phone. Also, in the dream, I knew I could have used another phone to call my family, but I did not know any of their phone numbers… Because all of their phone numbers were in my cell phone.

I know there can be numerous interpretations of what that dream means, but the thing that stuck with me when I woke up, was the reality of what would happen if I lost my cell phone.

I don’t know about you, but it seems that we are at the point where we seem to rely on our cell phones for everything. It is our map, our address book, our itinerary, our calendar, our weatherman, our camera, our video camera, our photo album, our office away from home, our main organizer of our lives, and our personal phone book…

It wasn’t always this way. Read More

Announcing the YWAM Hollywood Supernatural Destiny School – On-Line!

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SDS2-6-sm3Announcing the YWAM Hollywood Supernatural Destiny School – On-Line! 

We wanted to let you know some exciting news! YWAM Hollywood is partnering with the University of the Nations, and the Destiny Center Institute, to begin offering a complete 4 year curriculum, on-line. You can register now for one of the limited spaces for our first year core course, the Supernatural Destiny School, which starts in October. It is an awesome school that has been taught on location worldwide, to students from over 100 countries, & is now available on-line!

We believe that you were created to have a successful life that has purpose and meaning. You were created for significance. You can make a difference in the world! Let us help!

See the cool video about the school here… http://www.ywamhollywood.org/training-events/ 

register3Register today for the Supernatural Destiny School (SDS) & let God show you what to do to get the most out of life, and how you can make a difference, and change the world for Jesus! http://www.ywamhollywood.org/on-line-training/

We have more information about the school on our website. Check it out, and please  share the information about the school with your friends, family, and church!  http://www.ywamhollywood.org/on-line-training/

We are excited about our new on-line training school & hope you will join us this fall for the YWAM Hollywood Supernatural Destiny School!  (Btw – Our on-line SDS Class starts October 12, 2015 & we have a limited number of places available –  so, we hope you’ll register today!)

Many blessings!

YWAM Hollywood