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Dear God,

January 30, 2009

I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow, but today I’m going to accept being imperfect. All that I ask is that You help me along the way.

I may not know the right thing to write, or the right thing to say, or the right thing to do. But in this moment, I am trusting You to lead me.

I’m just going to focus on doing my best.

Please walk alongside me and take care of the rest. I ask You Oh Lord to keep me out of harm’s way.

I thank You and I praise You in advance.



Dear God,

January 20, 2009

I have witnessed something I never dared to dream.

God, I THANK You for this moment.

God, I THANK You for this day.

And I ask You Father, on this very day, to keep our new President.  And to guide our President during these tough times. To walk with him as he leads us. To strengthen him as he strengthens our nation. To renew him as he works to rebuild and restore our place in the world.

And Lord, I ask that you protect our country, President Obama and his family.  Keep our President, our First Lady and their children. Keep our Vice President, his wife and their children. And Lord God, keep this administration too.  Keep them all, oh Lord, out of harm’s way.  For You, oh God, can do all things without help. But Lord, we need Your help in order to do all things.

I HONOR Your presence, and I PRAISE You for the privilege of just being alive.

I am filled with gladness.


Dear God,

January 16, 2009

I thank You for continuing to open doors for me. 

I thank You for putting people in my path who are open and willing to share with me their failures and successes. I thank You for their stories, their way of thinking, their challenges, and above else, there demonstration to me that You are in this journey with me. 

When I’m afraid, You show up. When I’m feeling like I have too much going on, You help me get things done.  When I feel like I don’t know what to do next, You place people in my life who show me the way.

I just can’t thank You enough for all that You do.

Without You, I am nothing.

In Jesus’ name.


Dear God,

January 12, 2009

I’m freaking out. And I need your help right now. I’m scared and I’m overwhelmed and I’m in a huge panic. I want this business plan done by February 15th, but I feel like every time I get started, I right in the same breath, stop. What if I’m not doing this thing right? What if I can’t get help financing the building? Should I buy an existing salon? But, I want to design one from scratch. What should I do?

Though I’ve broken out the business plan into sections, and I know what I need to be working on, I’m still a nervous wreck.  I can’t seem to get through the first step. Every time I have one thought in my mind, fear takes over. And then it paralyzes me.

Help me God to stay focused. Help me to stay in the moment. Remove this fear that’s holding me back from getting my ideas on paper.

It doesn’t have to be perfect, I know that. So why am I working as if it does? Where is my trust in You? HELP ME. Clear my doubts, Oh God. Help my unbelief.

You said that all I had to do was have the faith of a mustard seed…But God, fear is no joke. And I know with You, fear is also NOT an option. Help me to trust in the process. Help me to stay focused on one task at a time. Help me to just get through the Company Description. I AM NOT going to bed until it’s done. Please God give me the strength to get through this section.

I still thank though You God though for my interview with Sonia tomorrow. I was able to put together my list of questions for her, and I’m sure she’ll be able to help answer my questions since she’s a successful salon owner herself.  

And I know God that I’m trippin and that my fears are nothing I should be giving in to. And I know God that I’m being tested, though for what, I’m not sure.

But I ask Oh God that you give me the understanding, the peace and the focus to get through this next task on my list. I know I can do it, but obviously I can’t do it alone.

I thank you in advance – for peace, clarity and answers. And I thank You God for a finished Company Description page for my business plan.


In Jesus’ name,


Dear God,

January 7, 2009

When I woke up this morning, all I could think about was how many people came to visit my blog yesterday and what I could do to keep them coming back. I was thinking about whether or not I should post that I had written the Mission Statement for my business plan when I really hadn’t.  I was worried that if I didn’t, people would think I’m just talk and not come back.

But God, please help me to get past the hype and to get past me. It’s easy getting caught up the number of unique visits and other people’s opinions and fear.  But it’s bigger than that.  God, I know it’s way bigger.  Father, I want to be of service.  I want to be a blessing to others, like so many people have been blessings to me.  But I can’t do that if I’m just talking about it. I must live it too.

So God, I ask, right now, that You help me move beyond the hype and to move to action.  Help me oh God to move beyond the high I still have from initially leaving my job. God, please help with this business. Help me God to take the necessary actions to bring this business to life. Help me oh God to be a woman of integrity – to do what I say I’m going to do whether others are watching or not. Help me Lord to stay committed to this journey. Even when I’m scared and overwhelmed.

And God, I continue to ask for your power and your strength to help me move. Even though I’m afraid and feeling overwhelmed, I know that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE with You. I know that You still love me and that you still want me to succeed. And I know that with You, I can do all things because You are my strength.

I Thank You God for keeping me grounded. And I pray dear God that You continue to always keep me honest and humble.

In the loving name of Jesus,