Welcome to Make A Difference Mondays, a place to get intentional about starting our weeks focused on the positive and put our heads together to dream up ways we can make a difference in this world!This week I decided to take the Count Your Blessings Challenge from Starla Jimenez. I found this wonderful blog post in the Make A Difference Mondays linkup last week 🙂 Here is how she explained it: “It’s Monday! Instead of getting sucked in to the negativity of “Monday” let’s challenge each other to be positive today…and everyday. Let’s speak life and scripture over ourselves, husbands, children, marriages, family, friends, ministry etc. Instead of letting our thoughts run away with us let’s choose to focus and control them by not letting destructive thoughts in and only allowing positive thoughts to fill our minds. I believe the spoken word is important. Speaking blessings and scripture over ourselves is wonderful. The bible says Jesus is the Word. John 1:1 & 14. There is power in our words!”The challenge is to count your blessings today! Can you remind yourself of a few of your many blessings as you share them with us? Let me know if you decide to take the challenge on your own blog or simply share some of your blessings in the comments!
Here are some of mine!1.) I got to wake up to another day today!2.) The last week has been a hard one, with multiple instances of bad news coming my way. BUT. I know that every obstacle is an opportunity because Scripture says He works all things for my good and for His glory!

3.) My husband has been especially busy at work lately, with a few weeks straight of working overtime, seven days a week. Then this past Saturday we finally had a full day off at the same time! We enjoyed a day outside in a state park with his family.
4.) I’ve been blessed with the ability to pursue my calling to launch my coaching & consulting business – (hopefully by late summer/early fall)!
5.) I am meeting amazing new people weekly, through Make A Difference Mondays. You ladies and your blogs have rocked my world! I can’t even believe the posts I come across in the linkup. Hear me when I say, You. Are. Awesome.
Thanks for blessing me so much with your inspiration that I get to include YOU when I count my blessings! 🙂
Ok, that’s it for now but I may just do part 2 of the count your blessings challenge for my next post!! Can’t wait to read yours! Thanks for the inspiration, Starla!

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!
The Make A Difference Mondays team has created two ways to keep us all connected – now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board! We will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts: Make A Difference Mondays Pinterest Board
Be sure to grab the sparkly linkup graphic or grab the same image in the square version from the sidebar for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! If you’re linking up a post here, would you be so kind as to reach out in the comments below? I love getting to know new people and it really helps to put a ‘name to the face’ and find you in the linkup 🙂 Maybe even mention the title of your post in your comment? Thanks friend!
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