Transformed- Do You Need It?
by Kristi Lemley on September 23rd, 2021
An excerpt from Dr. Kristi's new book TRANSFORMED:Do You Need Transformation?Difficult situations we endure trigger questions which are a part of life. Why did God allow that to happen? Why didn’t God provide? Why am I not a better man? I can think of multiple biblical examples that questioned life after experiencing pain such as David being chased by King Saul, the people in John 11 asking about ...
Hope, It’s Available
by Kristi Lemley on September 16th, 2021
From the heart of Nicki Hausman, Leadership Team for Transformed WomenHope: to expect with confidence : TRUSTIt’s a struggle to keep your tank full of hope if you soak up all the social media and news commentator’s reports, isn't it? That is why I tend to shut off the television and make a choice to not tune in.Sometimes we get lost in everyday tasks and feel overwhelmed. This removes our eyes fro...
What\'s Holding You Back?
by Kristi Lemley on September 9th, 2021
From the Heart of Dr. Kristi-Are you wanting more of the Lord but have not been able to see it in your life yet? I know there have been times in my life where I was seeking the Lord and I felt like there was a block that kept me from receiving.First, the Lord is wanting us to draw near to Him and He WILL draw near to us. That is a promise! He longs for you and I to sit with Him, commune with Him, ...
by Kristi Lemley on September 2nd, 2021
From the Heart of Nicki Hausman- Leadership Team of Transformed WomenWake up worrying? Do you do this? I know I have.So much trouble going on in the world from hurricanes, terrorism, earthquakes, racial division, and COVID 19. It seems the list is endless at times. There are even difficulties closer to home that vie for attention such as illness, family issues, financial strains, and helping other...
Expect God without Expectations
by Kristi Lemley on August 26th, 2021
From the Heart of Dr. Kristi-One of the reasons I love to go to Shell Island is to look for sand dollars. They are my favorite shell. I am always amazed when I find one that is complete because they can be so brittle when they dry up. I feel like a kid at Christmas waiting to see what presents are under the tree. One trip to Shell Island was a great disappointment. There were no sand dollars. Not ...
by Cheryl Kopmann on August 16th, 2021
From the heart of Nicki Hausman- Leadership Team of Transformed WomenSeekDo you ever need to enquire about something important, even life altering and cannot think of who to call? Friends and family are often good sources of advice sometimes. Occasionally one needs an expert. Rarely you might even need to hire an attorney or other skilled professional, right?However, it is in our best interest to ...
Cease the Comparison Game
by Kristi Lemley on August 12th, 2021
From the heart of Dr. Kristi-Cease the Comparison GameShell Island is named that because of the beautiful display of a multitude of different sizes and shapes of shells. They are everywhere. All different colors and textures litter the sand.One day as I walked along the edge between the water and beach the large shells caught my attention first. They were huge. Then as I began to look closer, I fo...
They Unfollowed Jesus
by Cheryl Kopmann on August 5th, 2021
From the heart of Jana McDonald, Director of Transformed WomenBefore the unfollow option on social media, Jesus was unfollowed.In John chapter 6, Jesus had just finished feeding the 5000. The people saw all these miracles, signs, and wonders, and the multiplication of the fish and the loaves. Can you even imagine being there in person?! The people were absolutely amazed!Then Jesus gives his teachi...
Grace and More Grace
by Kristi Lemley on July 29th, 2021
From the heart of Dr. Kristi:This week I have been on vacation with my adult step children and eight grandchildren all in one home-seventeen people! With that many people you know there were varying personalities and ideas. Yet, it seemed to work out fine.Why was it so successful? One word-grace. We allowed each other to be who they are instead of trying to change someone to be like us. There was ...
Release the Pressure
by Kristi Lemley on July 22nd, 2021
From Dr. Kristi's Heart:The warm water, the shining sun, and the light breeze are such a welcome experience in Florida during the winter months in Illinois. Shell Island beckons me every time I travel to the area.One day last year I arrived at Shell Island a little angry. As I was walking and talking to the Lord, peace permeated my being. My second mom, June, turned to me and said, “I feel revive...
What do you hear?
by Kristi Lemley on July 15th, 2021
A word from Dr. Kristi:I want to take you back to Shell Island today, my favorite place to be. I spoke about it a couple weeks ago in another blog entitled Deep Calls Out to Deep.One day as I was walking on Shell Island and just being in the Lord‘s presence, I began to hear a buzzing noise. It grew louder and louder. I ceased walking and I looked around to see where the noise was coming from and w...
Stand and Fight Goliath
by Kristi Lemley on July 8th, 2021
From Kristi's heart:As I sat in my prayer room, a litany of prayer requests and situations ran through my mind. A story of a marriage in trouble, cancer raging throughout a body, the massacre of believers in Mozambique, and another friend with COVID overwhelmed my thoughts. All the sudden, a holy and righteous anger grew within my being. I began to cry out to the Lord in my prayer language. “The d...