What Traits Do You Share with Your Leaders and Followers?

As John C. Maxwell says, “we all have a sphere of influence” and I believe leaders influence their followers and visa versa. In any case, there are traits both in the natural and spiritual realms that attach to both the leader and their followers. We reflect the characteristics and traits of those we connect with, follow, imitate, etc. For thousands of years in the Jewish culture, followers dressed liked, spoke like, and lived near their chosen rabbi. You could, and still today can, look at them and know who they follow.

Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts, Speaker Tips, Writer's Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Power of Applause | Tammy Whitehurst

microphone

What doesn’t kill us…

will make us wish we were dead.

(Not what you thought I was going to say I bet.)

Have you ever spoken to a tough audience? Allowed something to escape from your lips on stage that you wanted to shove back in as quickly as possible? Maybe you have left feeling absolutely ridiculous because the audience did not react like you expected. 

Continue reading

Posted in Guest Authors, Speaker Tips, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing is a Process

Writing is a process.
  1. writerIf you “write hard and clear about what hurts” (Ernest Hemingway) and,
  2. “Let your words bleed, weep, and shine with life” (Reba Rambo-McGuire), then,
  3. “Reading is an immense gift, but only if the words are assimilated, taken into the soul — eaten, chewed, gnawed, received in unhurried delight.” (Eugene Petersen)
Posted in Writer's Tips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sticky Situations That Became Defining Moments

I was sharing with a friend recently about the call of God on my life and the purpose of my business/ministry. Some people call it their life plan, vision or destiny. I’ve known since I was 11 years old playing drums in a local gospel music band that in some capacity I wanted to help people share their messages with the world to advance the Kingdom of God. Through the years, I’ve used different words to best describe that vision. It’s taken shape through various activities on both a personal and professional level. Along the way, the core essence of that call on my life has been the same. With each step in my journey, there were defining moments that helped shape and clarify what that purpose looked like and how it manifested for each season. Continue reading

Posted in Speaker Tips, Writer's Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Christian Coloring Book for Adults is Reaching Around the World!

13902636_1449234601758725_6343786810916580466_nColoring books for adults are all the rage these days. Women are getting together and having their Girls’ Night Out events centered around coloring. So when Debbie Hannah Skinner contacted me about formatting her artwork combined with scripture into a coloring book, I was totally onboard for the project! The creation of Soul Soothing Scriptures was soon born. It recently has been touching lives around the world. Suriname, South America to be exact. Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Avoiding All the Hoopla

Screenshot 2016-06-10 10.34.18This word came up in a conversation this week…hoopla.

The person’s response to my question was, “No, not any more. I am done with all the hoopla.”

I totally get it as I’ve seen “all the hoopla” too. Continue reading

Posted in Speaker Tips, Writer's Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Control the Flow

valve-1341929_640Much like controlling the flow of water, it’s necessary to control the flow of what you give away on your website. Continue reading

Posted in Speaker Tips, Writer's Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s time to beat the odds of getting published!

I recently saw this question posted on Facebook, “What are the odds of getting published?”

The response from a literary agent was basically to do the same old, same old. Write a great book, have it edited well, write a great proposal — and then MAYBE you’ll increase your odds of getting published. It’s sad, yet it’s unrealistic given the current opportunities in the publishing industry. Continue reading

Posted in Writer's Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Do You Know the 7 Keys Words for Success?

7KeyWordsforSuccess

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Need a prayer answered?

p11863079_b_h9_abGOD ANSWERS PRAYER!

Here’s what people just like you have been saying as we connected this week to do various projects together from websites, lead magnets, webinars, and more:

  • #1 – “I’ve been fasting and praying for 40 days about how to get my business going again. On day 40, you contacted me.”
  • #2 – “I’ve been silently praying about how to take my message online because I don’t know what or how to do it. And, you connected with me. You’re an answer to prayer!”
  • #3 – “I have been thinking about calling you for a couple of weeks to get my website back in shape and my blog working correctly again. Then you connected with me!”

Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , ,

How can I help you reach your goals?

If you have, or think you have, a message to share, WELCOME!

If you will, please take a minute to visit my websites at KarenPower.com and Christian Speakers Services.9082251_orig

Continue reading

Posted in Speaker Tips, Writer's Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Is Lane Creeping Causing a Hot Mess for Christian Communicators?

Lanes-285x302

I recently watched a Periscope broadcast by someone who was discussing the concept of “staying in one’s lane” as it applies to doing what you do best and not trying to do what someone else does best. Basically, stay in the lane where your best unique talents and abilities are … don’t creep over into another lane where your skills and talents are lacking. Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments