This post begins a series of blogs, each describing one of the Eight Essentials of Authenticity. This week I’m reading Holy Ambition by author and pastor, Chip Ingram. Today, in chapter 6, I read this, “One of the most amazing things that I have discovered in the last twenty-five years as a pastor is how few people understand how God made them.” I couldn’t agree more Chip. That’s why I’m passionate about teaching people about their personality. What is Personality? While God made you and me in His image, He does not want any of us to “make ourselves (myself, in the actual verse) like the Most High.” That is how Satan is described in Isaiah 14:14. As humans […]Read More
"I'll have what she's having..." Spend 5 minutes with Dale and you'll want what she has.
Dale’s own courageous faith journey has taken her beyond the pride of good-girl behavior, unhealthy emotional patterns and difficult family dynamics. The result? She gets it, and connects with women through authenticity, wisdom and humor.
And without all the pretense. No pretty packaging. No performing. No perfection.
Dale goes straight to the core of what women really want and need. She inspires them to own their weaknesses and embrace their need for God. She motivates them to be their best, stewarding their gifts and talents to display the heart of God to others. She shows women their purpose and empowers them to live free. Free from guilt and expectations. Free from striving and negative thought patterns. Free to live in the unconditional love that has been theirs all along.
In a recent article in Psychology Today entitled What is really happening when we feel authentic?, the author cites research that feeling authentic is more about feeling good than actually being authentic. “When people feel authentic” he says, “it may really be an indication that they are feeling positive about what’s happening and good about themselves.” Wow! Could that be true? DO I ONLY FEEL AUTHENTIC? Sitting here in my sweat pants and ponytail, Do I feel authentic ? Sure, I guess. I’m writing, which to honest, is hard for me. I don’t love writing, not like I love speaking, but I choose to do it because It helps me to learn, process, and subsequently share something with you […]Read More
“We all need a Dale in our corner. Someone wiser, someone will to go to the hardest of places, someone that will use her personal struggles to shed light on the path toward freedom.”
“There is something about the coaching calls with Dale that allows me to truly come as I am. Now, I am focused on the path the Lord has for me. The world’s demanding pace is no longer my pace.”
Dale continues to amaze me every time I hear her speak. Her topics are fresh, inspiring and provoke change and personal growth. I am forever grateful for her wisdom, talent and commitment to teachings that are rooted in Christ.