Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Your Life, Coached

I would so love to work with each one of you that commented! My heartbeat is to empower you to live well in Christ- whatever that might look like for you right now. I want to help you prayerfully and carefully asses where you are at, craft a vision for how things could be different, and then walk toward that vision - overcoming obstacles - to create the changes you desire to see.

Does that excite you? It does me!

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But so many of you entered, there's no way I can get on the phone once a week with all of you during the month of June.  Who would feed my kids? Or do my laundry? Or watch episodes of Downton Abbey with Rick? (OK, so he could really care less about that show, but I am hooked and he endures it for my sake.)

And how would I pay for all those cell phone minutes? I'd definitely blow out my cell phone plan.

But just know that I want to work with each of you. And I'm thinking about offering a coaching package in July at a highly reduced rate that will only be available to those of you who entered this contest. So go put your email address in the "Follow Me By Email" box in my side bar so you'll hear about it when I announce that.

Because I really want to work with you.

Now on to the winner and how I chose him or her.

With so many entries both here and on Facebook, I quickly abandoned any notion of trying to pick the ideal, "best," or most worthy candidate. Instead, I decided to trust God to do that. I put all the names on a list. (Some comments were anonymous with no way for me to contact them, so sadly those did not go on the list.) Then I used the Random Integer website to choose a number.

The name at that number on the list was deemed the winner. That numner is 34. That name is...

If I were to take my cue from all the reality competition shows, I would have a huge pause here. And lots of drums rolling. And someone like Ryan Seacrest saying, "Dim the lights; it's time to find out now who America has chosen."

Then I'd keep pausing, and keep pausing, while tension filled the air. And all the contestants struggled to breathe with all that tension in the air.

They would hug or hold hands. Some would struggle to think straight with all the adrenalin flowing through their veins. Others would try to just not think about it at all - feeling like they're about to burst. You ever felt that way?

But I won't do that because as a viewer, that always annoys me. Alright already, I'll exclaim out loud to Rick. Which of course is exactly what they want me to think right before they blurt out the winner's name.

So I'll skip the drama and just tell you that the winner is Sherrie. Congrats, Sherrie - I'm about to contact you and set up our first call.

If you really wanted to win but didn't - perhaps you and I can talk next month. Be praying about that. Oh, and I prayed for each of you after you left your entry comment, so you're ultimate Life Coach is already working your case.

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Timestamp: 2012-06-05 20:12:42 UTC


  1. Ok, I have to admit, I skipped straight to the bottom to find out who the winner was. I let out a simultaneous cheer/awe for the winner...and me being the loser. {Ok, loser is a bit harsh}. Then I went back and read the whole post :).

    I'm excited for Sherrie! I know she will be blessed by this experience! Thank you for pray for us all as we seek to get things in order in one way or another :D.

    <3 Heather

    1. OK, well, I have to admit that I really wanted to pick you just because I knew we'd have a ball working together! Perhaps one day soon.

  2. I am a wee bit green with envy that I won't be receiving the month of coaching, but I am so excited for Sherrie! I know she will be blessed! Thanks again for the chance to win this, Rachel! And good luck in your first experience as life coach!

    1. Sweet Tamara, I really wanted to pick you because I understand the road you are walking right now. It's labeled "motherloss" and it's a difficult road. It feels lonely but in reality every woman walks it at some point.

      I really hope you and I will get to work together soon as well.

  3. AnonymousJune 05, 2012

    I hope you can share a report about good results. Or maybe Sherrie will want to share something at the end.

    1. Great idea! I will talk with Sherrie about that.

  4. I pray that God will use these four weeks to minister to both of your hearts. :)

    1. Thank you, Anna. Great timing - Sherrie and I just completed our first call. And your prayer echoes ours at the start of that call.

      I apprecaite your gracious heart and hopefully one day you and I can talk together about your dreams, goals and plans.


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