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More insights into how to align your life with God’s plan for you…

The Purpose of Chaos

And as God uses pruning and shaking to move us in new and different directions, we are to remain in Jesus and Jesus in us, so when God moves us, we move from one unshakable thing to the next—at least that’s God’s desire for us

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The Order of Rest

The Order of Rest

None of us are born fully charged in the sense of fully developed and capable of performing our assignments. We have a lot of resting and growing to do before we can perform fully

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Fueling Your New Life

Fueling Your New Life

Just like Adam is to fuel his body from trees that get energy from the sun (S-U-N), we are to fuel our lives with activities that get their energy from the Son (S-O-N)

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Trees with roots exposed

Getting to the Root

Catastrophic events are like potholes. Most are unexpected, seem to come out of nowhere, and can knock you off course if you aren’t careful

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Choosing Wisely | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Choosing Wisely

The first question was: How will you make decisions? This first decision was foundational to our relationship—because all our future decisions would rest upon that decision

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If I Only Imagine | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

If I Only Imagine

Imagining or forming a mental picture of yourself and your life gives you much-needed vision and direction. As any navigator will tell you, in order to chart a course, you need two things: a starting point and an ending point

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The Benefit of NOT Being First | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

The Benefit of NOT Being First

You’ve experienced a devastating, even catastrophic, event. Now, it feels like the end of the world as you know it. That’s because it did. The world as you knew it ended. But it isn’t the first time. The first happened, you guessed it, at the beginning.

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Harvests & Attacks | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Harvests & Attacks

I should have expected it—the attack. God had already spoken to me about being vigilant when I wrote about spiritual terrorism in response to remembering

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Spiritual Terrorism | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Spiritual Terrorism

Creating a new life in the wake of a catastrophic event is hard. The event we went/are going through “involved or caused sudden great damage or suffering.” Just thinking about the damage and suffering we have endured can make us

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How I Began to Create a New Life | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

How I Began to Create a New Life

I encourage you to embrace the truth that you don’t have to feel bad forever. The truth is you can enjoy your life because life can feel good again—even in the wake of your life-altering event

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Rise Above: Changing Your Thinking | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Rise Above: Changing Your Thinking

Instead of trying to change the other person (which you don’t really have the power to do), why not focus on the one person you can change—yourself? And not just with words, change yourself by changing your thinking

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Rise & Shine in the Morning | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Rise & Shine in the Morning

No matter what time I wake up, I purpose to rise AND shine. Because starting my day off right is a crucial step in creating and living a life I love. That means I have to have a good morning

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Miscarriage & Mother’s Day | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Miscarriage & Mother’s Day

Not every woman feels like celebrating or her joy is bittersweet. For many women who have experienced a miscarriage, Mother’s Day is a painful reminder of our losses—and most women suffer in silence

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Are You Resisting a Rest? | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Are You Resisting a Rest?

I evaluated my fear of rest reducing my productivity and found it to be unfounded. Rest is part of the cycle—growth, productivity, and accomplishment have a beginning, a middle, and an end

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Most likely this holiday will be different than previous holidays, because you are different. So, don’t expect you or the holiday to be the same. Try to remember that different doesn’t have to mean ruined

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Want An(other) Extraordinary Life? | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Want An(other) Extraordinary Life?

Here I am trusting God. My new extraordinary life (my next big thing) has not arrived yet, but I finally want it and believe it is on its way. I’m on a journey to find/create/build it because there is still hope

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The Key to Knowing What to Do | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

The Key to Knowing What to Do

“I lost myself,” stated a former student of mine. That is easy to do following a life-altering event. We focus so much on the doing that the being gets lost. At least, that is what happened to me

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Are You Ready? Part VI | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Are You Ready? Part VI

These tips on growing spiritually have served my whole family well over the years. No matter where you are in your faith, Scripture is a weapon you can use to overcome a multitude of challenges

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Are You Ready? Part V | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Are You Ready? Part V

Money is a tool, one I want in my toolbox. That way, I am ready to move when opportunity knocks. Having the money on hand makes it easier to not hesitate when God prompts

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Are You Ready? Part IV | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Are You Ready? Part IV

I wasn’t ready in the past and almost missed my blessing. I don’t want to put another blessing at risk. That is still my reason, but when it comes to physical health, it goes deeper than that

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Are You Ready? Part III | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Are You Ready? Part III

As your emotional health improves, so will your life by making you a happier, healthier, more positive person—positive people are more likely to attract other positive people and things in their lives

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An Unexpected Benefit of the Unknown | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

An Unexpected Benefit of the Unknown

No longer knowing who I am anymore, makes it difficult, if not impossible, to know what the future holds for me—but the blessing of a clean slate allows me to rewrite my ending, one glorious chapter at a time

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Welcome to My Blog | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Welcome to My Blog

My goal is to open a dialogue about how to navigate the challenges, struggles, and obstacles, we encounter in life, and ultimately, not allow these experiences to define us. I look forward to conversing with you as we navigate life together

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Shine New Light on Your Next Beginning!

Is there a way to embark on a new beginning with a fresh perspective, greater confidence and an abundance of positive energy? God’s answer is, “Yes.”