“Let’s Talk About Happiness”

This morning I was thinking about what I wanted to share & write about…. Happiness is what we all want, I have something that I really would like to tell you about. (my personal story)! Looking forward to learning more about you.

Love & Blessings ~ Suzan

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Life Is Amazing, “In A Very Hard World.”

be differentThis morning I had such an amazing feeling inside when I realized the I am truly helping people with their lives, in a much bigger way that I could of every imagined or thought I would be used for.

I am blessed to be the daughter of the God most high, as he guides, guards and directs my daily path~

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Being part of this movement is blowing me away! It’s honest, focused, simple and full of heart for a beaten up world.

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Have a blessed and amazing day~~

Warmly Suzan

 

Twenty Seconds of Courage!

Today I was reading about courageous people in the Bible, Joshua is the main one that was part of my study this morning. It is such an amazing word, & when we act with it~ then the world can be at your finger tips!

I made this video just for you! https://plus.google.com/115113062835910185733/posts/Bc3TorYwYHf

Have a beautiful day!

Suzan

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Epic Leadership

                                                    ~Walk Humbly~

You are going be be completely amazed when you read about this! If your follow up with some simple research over some of what I am going to write about you will grow so much in your faith in becoming a leader.

I have read 20 or more books on leadership, which has been great for me as a person in direct sales & helping others succeed. Never have I been taught or read about one of the most powerful Leaders in the Bible~ Josiah (2 Kings 22 7 23). A little history before Josiah becomes King, his dad & his grandpa we full bore idolators & Judah was absolutely hugely corrupt.  His Grandpa, Manasseh was an awful King. 2 Kings 21~ the full chapter will give a better feel for how jacked up this guy “this King over Judah” was. You will also discover Josiah father, whom was just as bad as Manasseh~ if not worse. All right there in the 21st chapter of Kings 21.

mark connelyI am so excited for you to learn about our main character Josiah. So let unpack some of what I learned from our Pastor Mark Connelly, as I am sharing what I learned in the past two weeks at Missions Church, Gilbert AZ. You will want to read these scriptures yourself.mission-orange-tag_normal

Who are you influencing or have a leadership role in their life?
Who is it that you are following or look to for guidance?

2 Kings 22:2 States that Josiah followed God completely and “…not turning aside to the
right or to the left.”

As we begin to read parts of these scriptures, you will begin to understand it does not matter where you came from, who raised or what you had to experience as child. You can become all that God has promised in His word….

Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. His mother was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah from Bozkath. He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right.

Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the court secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the Lord’s Temple!”  “Your officials have turned over the money collected at the Temple of the Lord to the workers and supervisors at the Temple.

When the king heard what was written in the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes in despair. Then he gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the court secretary, and Asaiah the king’s personal adviser: “Go to the Temple and speak to the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah. Inquire about the words written in this scroll that has been found. For the Lord’s great anger is burning against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words in this scroll. We have not been doing everything it says we must do.”
“Leadership is a seed planted; not a switch that is flipped.” What do
you think he meant by that and how do we plant the seeds for good leadership in our
lives?mark connely

Read 2 Kings 22:19 carefully and use it as the background for answering the following
questions:
• Josiah himself was not the one who had set up idols in the land and encouraged
people to worship them; yet, he accepts that he is part of the group of people who
are in trouble even though he isn’t the one “sinning”. When Josiah realized that Judah and Israel had sinned against God, he didn’t blame the people but made himself one of them and repented. From a leadership perspective, talk about blaming others verses making yourself one with the group.• How did Josiah in essence “humble himself”? What specifically do you think he did? What was his attitude at the time?What does this mean and what would it look like in a good leader?

                            “Leadership Is Shared”
Josiah followed God completely with all his heart. If you were to follow God with all
your heart, what would that look like in your life? What would you be doing differently?
Do your priorities reflect someone who is following God completely? What change
could you make this week to move in this direction?
Josiah basically “owned” the sins of his ancestors and those around him and repented of
them. Are there sins of others around you that you need to “own” and repent of? What
are these and what would repentance and humility look like in this situation?
At what level to you allow God to speak to you through the scriptures? If you were
following God completely, what would good habits be in regards to the Bible? Are these
habits true in your life?
Here is the video of Pastor Mark sharing & teaching about Epic Leadership:

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Commitment is all in, anything else is just experimentation!

What habit can you form this week to become aligned better with scripture?

Thank you for reading my blog….

Blessings ~ Suzan

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*Expect The Best:

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”http://www.suzanbafford.com

 

William James was an original thinker in and between the disciplines of physiology, psychology and philosophy. His twelve-hundred page masterwork, The Principles of Psychology(1890), is a rich blend of physiology, psychology, philosophy, and personal reflection that has given us such ideas as “the stream of thought” and the baby’s impression of the world “as one great blooming, buzzing confusion” (PP 462). It contains seeds of pragmatism and phenomenology, and influenced generations of thinkers in Europe and America, including Edmund Husserl, Bertrand Russell, John Dewey, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. James studied at Harvard’s Lawrence Scientific School and the School of Medicine, but his writings were from the outset as much philosophical as scientific. “Some Remarks on Spencer’s Notion of Mind as Correspondence” (1878) and “The Sentiment of Rationality” (1879, 1882) presage his future pragmatism and pluralism, and contain the first statements of his view that philosophical theories are reflections of a philosopher’s temperament.

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What are you expecting today? Set your mind to expect the best! You command the tone for your day, your year, and your life. Do not wait for events to unfold. Make the decision in advance to expect the best.

Make the commitment to pull every ounce of positivity out of the day before it ever begins. Declare what your day will have in store. It is not the circumstances that arise that matter, it is how you choose to interpret them and respond to them that will dictate the direction of your day and your life.

Are you expecting to struggle or to soar? Are you expecting trouble or triumph? Ask yourself, “What is the best that can happen today?”

Expect good breaks. Expect to make a great business connection. Expect to have something positive happen unexpectedly. Expect to finish your project on time. Expect to close the deal. Expect that your proposal will be welcomed. Expect to have more energy and to feel better. Expect to enjoy the visit with your in-laws. Expect your children to do well in school, and to listen to your counsel. Expect creative ideas to flow into your mind. Expect to find the answer to a difficult problem.

Do you have an attitude of expectancy? Wake up each day ready to win. Command the day to line up with your expectations. Command your mind to find the good in every situation. Take control of your thoughts
throughout the day, and make them align with your expectations.

You can change your life by changing your attitude. Expect the best!

Be a Blessing,

Suzan

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God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Ephesians 3:20 (The Message)

Enjoying Life in Marriage ♥

Tonight my amazing husband and I attend a marriage conference at our Church “Missions 68”, it has got to be the most fabulous place to truly learn about the Bible. If you are reading this and don’t like church, check out the video’s on the website: www.mission68.org. You will be blessed by hearing Pastor Mark Connely. 

I really want to share this great experience we had at Pastor Ted Cunningham, from Branson Mo. He and his wife Amy are Marriage enriching speakers, enjoy my notes and grab your sweetie… Its time to make your marriage the best it has ever been…

Ted’s Bio:

Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, MO. He is the author of Trophy Child and Young
and In Love 
and coauthor of four books with Dr. Gary Smalley: The Language of Sex; From Anger to Intimacy; Great Parents, Lousy Lovers and As Long as We Both Shall Live. He is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Ted and his wife, Amy, have been married for 15 years and live in Branson, MO with their two children, Corynn and Carson.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

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A Word from Dr. Gary Smalley

Ted Cunningham is my friend, pastor, and trusted colleague. He is passionate, gifted and a quite humorous communicator. I have asked him to join me at my conferences as we encourage couples together. I believe that Ted is going to be a leader and much needed voice for healthy marriages in the next generation.

SPEAKING TOPICS

1 – Enjoying Life and Marriage

Guess what? You don’t have to choose between life and a spouse. You can enjoy both, and at the same time. Enjoying life, marriage and your spouse is possible when you prioritize the relationships in your home. This topic includes honoring marriage (Hebrews 13:4), enjoying marriage (Ecclesiastes 9:7-9), and prioritizing marriage (Genesis 2:24). This topic can be covered in one 35-60 minute session or expanded to 3 sessions. This is the most requested session filled with nonstop laughter. If you only need one session for couples, this is it!

2 – The Four Spiritual Journeys of the Home

Eradicating the kid-centered home begins by prioritizing marriage in the home (Genesis 2:24). The greatest gift parents give their children is a mother and father who love each other deeply, because a great marriage is the single most important parenting tool. To prioritize the spiritual journeys in the home take personal responsibility for your journey, serve your spouse’s journey, model Jesus in your marriage journey for the sake your child’s journey. This topic does not alienate single parents or blended families, but equips them to discover balance in the home and prepare their children for future relational success. 

 

3 – Marriage: Misery or Mystery?

Most couples make three observations shortly after marriage. One, you discover your spouse is selfish and weird. Two, your spouse tells you that you are selfish and weird. Three, you justify the situation with, “Well, at least I am not as selfish and weird as my spouse!” Marriages are called to model the gospel of Jesus. He is the profound mystery and secret to marital success and happiness. “A consumer relationship lasts only as long as the vendor meets your needs at a cost acceptable to you. A covenant relationship is binding and the good of the relationship takes precedence over the immediate needs of the individual” (TKeller). In a covenant relationship you submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (Ephesians 5:21). That is the profound mystery. This session addresses the selfishness and woundedness that prevents us from living out the gospel in our marriage.

– The 6 Levels of Communication

What if your goal was to help your spouse win every argument? What would happen if you made it your priority to understand, instead of being understood? What if your marriage was marked by genuine listening, understanding and validating? This session walks each spouse through the six levels of communication (Small Talk, Facts, Opinions, Feelings, Desires/Needs, and Beliefs) and gets beneath the surface of issues and into the heart (Proverbs 4:23). This session receives the most “I wish we would have heard this years ago” comments from spouses and couples. 

 

5 – From Anger to Intimacy

Unresolved anger is like drinking poison expecting the other person to get sick. Some drink it in sips over time. Others gulp it daily by the gallons. In this session, couples will learn the skills to resolve conflict, hurt and pain. As spouses discover their “hot buttons,” they will learn tactics to deal with feelings of anger, frustration and rage. This session also covers the essentials of forgiveness, keys to nurturing a forgiving spirit, how to craft the perfect apology, and ways to remove the roadblocks to forgiveness. 

6 – The Language of Sex

How often should an evangelical couple have sex? (That is an actual question that was asked on our website.) How creative can we get? Who sets the boundaries in the bedroom? The Church has largely gone silent on the issue. Sex is sacred, yet it must be discussed if it’s going to truly be honored and protected (Hebrews 13:4). God has given us sex as a gift and it’s one to be thoroughly treasured, celebrated and enjoyed. In this fun, practical session, we will answer the question “How can I have the best sex of my life?” We take an honest look at the differences between men and women and find ways to bridge the gap that we can create the security and intimacy that great sex needs to flourish. 

7 – Face to Face(book):
The Effects of Social Media on Emotional, Relational and Spiritual Health

With it’s over 750 million active monthly users, Facebook (along with Twitter) has changed the landscape of human relationships. This one session helps parents, teens, teachers, pastors and mental health professionals examine both the positive and negative impact of social media on our families, jobs and church. 

8 – Trophy Child: Preparing Children For Something Greater than Themselves

I am guilty of showering my children with excessive praise, endless organized activities, too much privilege and not enough responsibility. I am part of a new generation of parents raising trophy children. Vanity parenting exists when parents use the attributes and accomplishments of their children to impress others. Spend a few minutes on Facebook and you will find plenty of examples of this modern parenting trend. This sessions covers parenting motives and the necessary strategies for raising children who love Jesus and others, not just themselves. 

9 – The Lighter Side of Parenting: Creating a Close-Knit Family

Years ago, my mentor, Dr. Gary Smalley, took notice of families that displayed unusually happy interaction among themselves. He intrigue led him to launch a study. The Smalley Relationship Center individually interviewed thousands of wives, husbands, and children separately. Each person was asked the same question: What do you believe is the main reason you are all so close and happy as a family? Each family member gave some form of this answer: “We do a lot of things together.” Close-knit families maximize togetherness and minimize times apart. Families that laugh and play together develop a bond that makes for more success in discipline strategies. 

10 – The Sex Talk: Teaching Your Children about Sex and Sexuality

Who taught you about sex? Perhaps it was your parents for a sit down, one-time “Talk” with minimal details. Was it friends or teachers at school? Maybe you picked up bits and pieces from television sitcoms of the 80’s. Unfortunately, the “Talk” doesn’t work anymore. Advances in technology, accessibility of pornography, and explicit content and innuendo in music, movies and television have exposed our children to sex like no generation prior. 

This Ten great topic have the ability to give you the gift of a greatest marriage you could of every imagined…

I can’t wait to read these books, with my sweet hubby Curt…

Be Blessed & remember to be a blessing,

Suzan

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