How To Do All Things, But Not Everything

Philippians 4:13 is a commonly quoted verse from the Bible. It is not usually misquoted, but often taken out of context.  We’ve seen this verse on t-shirts, coffee cups,  license plates, etc.  “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” (NLT).  In this verse, Paul gives us the courage we need to take on […]

The Four Secrets of Pain

    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18 People try their best to avoid pain in life because pain is not pleasant. It is also not avoidable. If you have lived for any amount of time beyond the first few years of your life, you […]

Book Review: Stand Your Ground (Victoria Christopher Murray)

    A black teenage boy is dead. A white man shot him. Was he standing his ground or was it murder? It’s been a couple of days since I finished “Stand Your Ground” by Victoria Christopher Murray and the story of these two women, Janice and Meredith, is still a visceral element of my existence. […]

Is That True?

Our reality is shaped by our perspective. Our perspective is formed by who we are and what  we have experienced. One of the most powerful questions used in personal coaching is simply this: “Is that true?” Most of what we believe is not “true” but merely a version of reality that we’ve accepted based on […]

Are You My Soulmate? by Robin Burke

Apostle Robin Burke is the Founder and Pastor of Pure Ministry Outreach in Ironton, OH. She is the author of “A Lamp Unto My Feet”.  Her philosophy in Bible teaching is to go deeper and not neglect “the more to it.”    Everybody wants to be in a relationship with their soulmate. A soulmate is someone that […]

Love Inspired Clothing

Author and Lifestyle Personality, Kamryn Adams finds “love” inspired clothing brands to fit her personality.

Book Review: The Four Loves (CS Lewis)

  The Four Loves by CS Lewis is an exploration of the nature of love. The author, one of my favorites, CS Lewis, breaks down love into four categories: affection, friendship, eros, and charity.  He examines the joys, pains and complexities of each. Lewis begins the book by using an overarching designation among loves as “need love” […]

The Best Things in Life are NOT Free

They say the best things in life are free.  That is not quite true. The best things in life (family, friends, love, peace, joy) do not require us to spend money. However,  there is a cost to every decision we make or do not make during our journey.  The best things in life are not […]

7 Steps to Shine TYC

There is a difference between being “cracked” and broken. A cracked vase can still hold a candle and shine light. A vase that is broken needs to be either fixed or thrown away. The more broken pieces the less useful the vase becomes.  We are empty vases that are filled with the spirit of God. The […]

7 Nights with Nerium

Last week I did a 7-night trial of Nerium Age-Defying Night Cream.  In the spirit of full disclosure, I do not believe you can “defy” aging simply because we cannot stop time. So I have never liked the term “age defying” but the beauty industry loves it and perhaps I am being too literal. The question […]

Movie Review: Risen with Joseph Fiennes

Perhaps one of my favorite things about being a Christian Lifestyle writer is going to the movies. Granted, I go see all types of movies and they do not need to be about the Bible. My role as a lifestyle writer is to relate the moves in the theaters to the way we live our […]

Destination Spas for Finding Purpose

Caring for your spiritual health requires many things: bible study, prayer, fellowship, worship and for me, a destination spa where I can consecrate myself with God.  If you enjoy the day spa experience you will fall head over heels in love with the destination spa experience. My personal favorite is Canyon Ranch in Tuscon Arizona.  The tranquility […]

What is SHINE TYC?

Kamryn Adams, Life Coach and Lifestyle Writer

How do we shine through our cracks and what is a SHINE TYC lifestyle? Kamryn explains the concept of living a life that allows God’s light to shine, even through our own human brokenness.  

Olay Pro-X for Aging Skin

I started my skincare regimen at 23 years old. I wanted to get ahed of the curve.  Some people told me I didn’t need it. Others said it was a waste of money at that age.  I’ve been fairly pleased with my skin up until recently then suddenly everything changed.  I started to develop more […]

Book Review: Wishes Fulfilled (Wayne Dyer)

“Wishes Fulfilled” introduces readers to the art of manifestation– making things happen in your life. The book helps us to identify the self-destructive thinking and behavior that limits our ability to achieve our dreams. Before we ever begin our journey to having our wishes fulfilled, Dr. Dyer introduces us to our higher self and highest self. […]

Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner

Mixed Chicks was created by Wendi Levy and Kim Etheridge. They have successfully created ONE product for your hair. You heard me…ONE PRODUCT! Bye-Bye to the hair milk, elixir, leave-in conditioner regimen. It’s one product. One! The leave-in conditioner and styling cream are all in one product. Can I get an Amen!!! Hop out of […]

Shining Through Your Cracks

Kamryn Adams, Life Coach and Lifestyle Writer

We all come into the world in a one beautiful, innocent, cuddly piece. And then life starts to chip away at us, experience by experience, relationship by relationship, self- loathing thought by thought. These things start to shape who we are and we get further and further from who God created us to be.

Making Decisions On Purpose

  There is nothing worse than being in a situation because the decision you made was not your own.  It is terrible to suffer the consequences of a decision that you were bullied into or forced into by social pressure. So you need to be wise and move through life at your own pace and […]

Three Tips for Sharing Your Story

“MINE! MINE! MINE!” As children, one of the first things we learn to do for others is share.  Everyone has seen two angry toddlers playing tug-a-war with a favorite toy and screaming the word “MINE!” at the tops of their lungs. It is at that precise moment a mature adult comes in and orders the […]

4 Things I did to Kick My Shopping Addiction

UPDATE: I’m still on the wagon. Delivered from the need for excess.    Well, 2015 is over and so is my writing sabbatical. Last year my focus was on building ZOI Wholeness, a not-for-profit personal development firm, and to discipline myself to focus more on the needs of others.  My goal for last year was […]