Treat Your Body Well!

by Mandy B. Anderson on July 26, 2014

No matter your genetic lot in life, do everything you can to live a healthy life and treat your body well. Eat real food, move more, think and live in a positive way! #healthyliving #cysticfibrosis #behealthy

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On The Road To Success

by Mandy B. Anderson on July 23, 2014

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A Spiritual Cup of Coffee

By: Mandy B. Anderson

It happens before we have a chance to notice it. The pressure builds and we are off running after our dreams with the wind blowing through our hair. Excitement. Enthusiasm. Both are oozing out of our pores as our smile lights up the room and buries our insecurities. After all, God has called us here. We are committed. We will succeed. We were born for this…

So why do we get trapped in the overwhelm? Why do the lies of defeat and the weight of comparison threaten the promises God has placed in the deepest crevices of our hearts?

Psalms 145:8, The Message version says, “GOD is all mercy and grace— not quick to anger, is rich in love.”

So often on the road to success, we hear God speak a word of instruction and we take off running. We jump without strapping on our parachute and forget to ask for wisdom on the “how.” God plans our steps, but when was the last time we stopped to ask Him what those steps are?

It’s times like these where we must remember…grace. We must remember to extend grace to ourselves when we are bombarded with the pressures of succeeding; when we are so committed that we’ve forgotten to take care of ourselves first by spending time with God.

Grace when…

We stumble.
We crash.
We jump ahead.
We make mistakes.
We feel exhausted.
We feel “less than” those around us.

Grace. Not condemnation. Not comparisons or guilt. Just pure, refreshing grace.

That’s how we survive the pressures of this world. That’s how we truly succeed. As we receive the mercy and grace that God has extended to us, we can turn around and extend that mercy and grace to others; to ourselves.

“GOD is all mercy and grace— not quick to anger, is rich in love.”

Let us always remember this truth as we walk the road to success.

Until next time…

Be blessed, be healthy, and be inspired!

~Mandy

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 This devotional is dedicated to all of the wonderful women flying across the nation, and the world, for She Speaks 2014. Will I see you there this weekend? If so, introduce yourself in the comment section below and share how God touched your heart through this post!

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It’s A Brand New Day

by Mandy B. Anderson on July 19, 2014

Rise & Shine! Make the most of it! #encouragement #attitude

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Starving for Soul Food

July 16, 2014

Tweet Starving for Soul Food A Spiritual Cup of Coffee By: Mandy B. Anderson “Do everything without complaining or arguing.” (Philippians 2:14, NIV) One morning I was playing catch up with my devotionals. We had been on vacation and while I made sure to read a daily Bible verse on my phone, the quiet beauty […]

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How’s Your Focus?

July 12, 2014

Tweet Do you need to shift your focus today? If so, it’s ok! Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and then choose to see things in a new way. And smile!

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A Voice In The Darkness: Cystic Fibrosis and Abortion

July 11, 2014

Tweet A Voice In The Darkness Cystic Fibrosis and Abortion By: Mandy B. Anderson   “Hearing you say that you would still want to live this life of cystic fibrosis – instead of not living at all – gives me hope.” -Mom of two CFers On a weekend trip to Louisiana for a speaking engagement, […]

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Think BIG!

July 5, 2014

Tweet Big dreams are accomplished one small step at a time.

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