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WHY I KEEP SHOCKING IMAGES ON MY WALL

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A LAMBORGHINI?

YES. I actually keep a picture of an “in your face” lime green Lambo taped by Washi tape on my wall above my computer. To those who strive for piety, this is SHOCKING for those who have a morbid fascination with the despondent of humanity… you aren’t shocked at all (you were probably hoping for a severed limb or something). I call it shocking because to a mom of six, an IN YOUR FACE LAMBO is the complete opposite of a Toyota Sienna, and frankly it inspires me.

LOUIS VUITTON, NEW YORK CITY, GUCCI… MOTIVATED INCORRECTLY 

Back in my MLM days we were promised that if we surrounded ourselves with pictures of material possessions we would one day get them. 10 years ago I had pictures of Ferrari’s, airplanes, golf courses, and mega-mansions all over the place. Unfortunately though I had been mislead, and no matter how hard I “meditated” on a Ferrari our 1986 Volvo just didn’t transform. This type of materialistic wishful thinking only made me mad, bitter, and frustrated. I can remember seriously CRYING driving through nice neighborhoods looking at open houses – and not being able to buy them. It wasn’t long before I was surrounded by clean wall squares in place of vividly colored material imagery.

I FOUND WHOLENESS and WANTED NOTHINGNESS 

When I received the message on “wholeness” and began preaching on it, wanting material things – JUST FOR THE SAKE OF HAVING THEM – became moot. After all, when you have Jesus in your heart you don’t need for anything! A WHOLE human being realizes as a new creation that even their SPIRIT is lacking nothing. Let me remind you before we go on… YOU ARE WHOLE, CHRIST HAS MADE YOU WHOLE YOU DON’T “NEED” STUFF.

So why the fancy things again… what has changed?

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INSPIRATION!!!

How does one use material items as motivation in the correct way? Through inspiration! OH how that Lambo inspires me! It is like all of the most talented engineers in the automotive industry came together and designed the perfect sports car, and I get to look at it! It inspires me to write a little better, design a little broader, and reach a little further. the simple truth: SURROUNDING YOURSELF BY THE BEST MOTIVATES YOU TO BE YOUR BEST.

I carry a LV “handbag” and I am not ashamed of it. Could the price of it feed the hungry? YES. Do I feed the hungry? YES. Currently we as a corporation give to 10+ selected benefactors, more than one of these feed the homeless. What I found with this bag is that when I “wear” it… I dress nicer, think clearer, stand taller, and read more success thinking type books. Funny how I never used to do that with my Target purses, sweaty old yoga pants seemed to be “ok”. (And my business suffered for it!)

Am I materialistic? I don’t think so… not at all. I like to think I am INSPIRED. LIFE IS HARD. When you are focused on personal growth, success and serving others you are working FULL TIME.

What is easy? Drifting. Drifting is easy. “Going with the flow” and letting life run away from you – that’s easy. “Materialistic” people are people who do what THEY HATE to do for a living, just to buy stuff. Today I DO WHAT I LOVE TO DO and since I am just an “up start” this comes with a heavy price. Lack of sleep, fast food, no time off, and lack of sleep (oh wait did I already mention that?). NO… the Lambo doesn’t motivate me to go out and get an MBA or a job as a Corporate Lawyer or Tax Attorney, it INSPIRES me to make an improvement here – a small change there. I become in turn more productive, and more successful. With this success I am inspired to GIVE more. That’s how it works.

So what inspires you?

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It’s Been Too Long!

 

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IT’S BEEN THREE MONTHS

It has been three months since I blogged last, and I am feeling like a heel! As a matter of fact I had to dump 6,000+ emails from the “jessica@wholeheartedministries.com” email today! What a whirlwind! It’s not that live has ended – it has actually only begun!

With the birth of our sixth child to be candid with you, I fought depression with work. Creating, building, anxiously checking Facebook for all things profitable… but in this frantic need to overwhelm postpartum childbirth with activity alot of positive things have happened! I finished my book, started a new company, lost 40 pounds, began ghost writing for a felow blogger, and have been on the whole “knee deep” in activities. (You can check out my new company at www.wholeheartart.com some of the most creative work I have ever done and GROWING)

I knew I was fighting “depression” because it was all out WAR on my flesh to not be saddened at the completion of our six child dream. We had always wanted six, prayed for six, and after 16 years the vision manifested. Now what?!

YOU CAN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN

So what’s next then? This blog has been running for over six years! I have had countless ministry oppurtunities and have been blessed to give others HOPE in Jesus. That JESUS is ENOUGH. I would like to keep blogging here on subjects that are of a more spiritual nature. My new blog http://www.wholeheartart.com/blog/ is specifically designed to focus on family, food, and my day to day life as a writer and designer. This blog, this one is where I freely get to talk about JESUS and I love it – I couldn’t possibly get rid of it!

I want you to know that I love the readers of this blog very much, I haven’t forgotten about you and while I am still venturing out and doing other things to add to “The Whole Heart Art Creative Company founded by Wholehearted Ministries” … You are on my heart and my mind forever!

Till we chat again…

All my love,

Jessica