What to do between the calling and the opportunity: Wait!

I know it’s hard to wait on God.  Sometimes there is an in between time from when you are called to do something and when the actual opportunity for it appears.  Don’t be tempted to go ahead anyway.  Wait for the right time! ~Anne

The Road Less Traveled

I believe nothing is ever wasted in our lives and that God can use it all for our good. In one chapter of Light from a Dark Night, I wrote about seeing my life as a funnel. A picture is worth a thousand words and I hope this picture will explain how I felt even more…

It’s ALL GOOD- even when life’s not perfect!

Hi, I’m Anne and welcome to Shades of Color and Light. It’s easy to say, “Life’s not perfect right now” and put our dreams on hold. But, even when life isn’t perfect we need to remember- It’s ALL GOOD! I believe we must pursue our purpose moments in the face of imperfections and not let…

You are more than a face in a crowd

YOU ARE MORE THAN A FACE IN A CROWD.  YOU STAND OUT. YOU STAND OUT NOT MERELY BECAUSE YOU LOOK DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE. NO ONE ELSE HAS YOUR SPIRIT.  YOUR SPIRIT MAKES YOU COMPLETELY UNIQUE. AND COMPLETELY KNOWN BY GOD. WHEN YOU HEAR THE GOOD NEWS, THE GOOD…

Communion: The Energy To Fulfill Purpose

Long before adoption of our daughter Bella became a reality were endless documents to process and training sessions to attend.  One such training session had my husband and me reeling with doubt.  What had we gotten ourselves into?  What gave us the idea we’d be fit to parent one who may have more needs than…

Stop waiting for all the details and Just Begin

I feel this word from the Lord is not just for me but for some of you too.  “Just begin and I will give what you are seeking Me for as you move along the process. Just begin and I will show you what you desire as you get going in the process.” He’s telling…

Starve out what hinders you

Be encouraged today from the Holy Spirit who said: “I decree a fast. A fast in the land. A fast from the profane. A fast from the distractions, a fast from the meaningless. With survival on the line see and hold onto what is meaningful. Do not starve yourself on my account, nor in My Name, says The Lord. …

Follow the path of purpose and share your gift

Our life purpose is hidden within us and the discovery of it is the most important journey we can be on. One reason I feel our purpose can be so hard to find is we ignore the power of our natural gifts. Not natural abilities but gifts. Our gifts are something we’ve been given by…

Begin Now doing what you love

Recently I read a book called “Big Magic- Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth puts forth the idea that we give up what brings us joy because it does not produce an income. This idea is what hit closest to home for me and inspired my latest video. In my early twenties I…

Have you abandoned the LAW of PROGRESS?

Are there not some of us, beloved, who have been trying a good while to get back an old experience? If we succeeded we should only be where we were, and if we are only going to get where we were, we have abandoned the law of progress and begun the downward retrogression. “The A.B….

Bloom Where You are Planted

Why is “Bloom where you are planted” such a beloved and powerful saying? Because, each of us immediately identifies with the sentiment of wanting to thrive no matter the circumstances. Life isn’t perfect and some of us get thrown more curve balls than others yet there is always the thread of hope which leads us…

Be YOU

Recently I came across a t-shirt for my daughter that said: Be YOU. Everyone else is taken. Immediately I fell in love with this saying.  It’s completely TRUE! 

Pursuing the Out of the Ordinary idea

Have you ever been going down life’s path only to find yourself suddenly pursuing something totally bizarre and out of the ordinary? That’s just what happened to me last month.  I was set to start writing my second book when I had a crazy idea come to me.  And what was this crazy idea? “Start…

Be flexible to keep in step with your purpose

“Sometimes it’s important to be flexible and willing to change if internally we “know in our knower” it’s the right thing to do.  We do our best when answering God’s call and begin to follow the path we feel is right at the moment.  But there are times when the time has just come when…

Your life story is worth more than pure gold

Each one of us has life experiences which seem similar to others but, because of our unique life pattern they bear a distinct mark which cannot be copied by any other. This distinct mark is our footprint.  It becomes our testament to the world.  Therefore, with experiences flavored with the unique blend of you, what…

Are you different than everyone else?

Maybe no one has anything nice to say about your family.  They may be deemed lazy by others. But YOU are different.  You are a hard worker. But why are you different? What purpose is there to being different?  You are different because God is in you to be the one who turns your family name around. ​ Purpose…

Does it Matter where I live? Part 2 Prayer for Cities

Years ago my husband and I were in the thick of things trying to find our first home.  Our search took a couple of years as it seemed like every home we looked at and wanted already had an offer on it.  We felt like we were beat out every time. One day we were…

We have a choice in the matter of who we become

We have a lot of choices to make in life. One such choice is of highest importance:  Who you will be in Heaven? For instance, if you want to be a priest and a king in Heaven you must choose to be one unto God on earth. We are making eternal decisions now and many…

It’s your time to Fly

If you are blessed to have a mentor in your life one day you might hear something like Joshua did.  God told him, “Moses, my son is dead…. Now You Go!” One day for your good and advancement your mentor will die. Whether they die physically or it’s the death of their time in your…

Tend to your own destiny

The earth is God’s.  We walk on His holy ground every day.  Just like Adam, God placed us here – on earth- to work the ground and tend to something in His garden.  When we tend to our own space (our own unique destiny), we show He is God to all. Anne To  Purchase Anne’s Award…