5 Steps on Purpose

Hey! Take a look at your life. Are you where you want to be? Do you think that you’re doing what God has created you to do? If not here are just a few  principles that can help propel you toward a more satisfying life. First, get authentic.  Be real about your feelings of inadequacy. […]

Ain’t Too Proud

(l to r) Ephraim Sykes (David Ruffin), Jeremy Pope (Eddie Kendricks), James Harkness (Paul Williams), Jared Joseph (Melvin Franklin), and Derrick Baskin (Otis Williams) in the world premiere of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Photo by Carole Litwin/Berkeley Repertory Theatre On a brisk Tuesday night in New York City, […]

7 Steps to Start Healing

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

Love Never Fails. Relationships Do.

1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most quoted love poems ever. Most importantly it reminds us that love never fails. I know. I know. Right now you are thinking about that person you loved dearly and it all fell apart. You’re thinking about the pain of your failed marriage. Love never fails. However, relationships […]

Friend of a Friend

While some of us sing, “What a friend we have in Jesus” others may be thinking, “Well I don’t really know Jesus like that, but my friend does.” Is Jesus your friend? Or is He a friend of a friend? I briefly met Michael Jordan back in the day. I knew a lot about him […]

You’ve Got Issues

For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and send rain on the jut and the unjust alike. – Matthew 5:45 NLT Let’s get one thing straight. You are going to have problems and likely more than one in a lifetime. God never promised anyone a life without problems. In fact, […]

Follow the Little Voice, Not the Loud One

“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.”  – Galatians 1:10 Obviously! Paul is pretty direct in his message to those foolish Galatians. His goal is to do the will of God, regardless of what people think. That […]

Mirror, Mirror Build My Self-Esteem

The world has gone self-esteem, positive affirmation crazy. The self-help industry is big business. There are some gurus and some poo-poos out there.   If you search Amazon.com books for “self-esteem” you find 155,148 books on the subject.  Barnes & Noble shows 1780 books with “Self-Esteem” in the title. Everybody is talking about building a positive self-image […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kamryn Adams, Life Coach and Lifestyle Writer

What is SHINE TYC?

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.  

Kamryn Adams, Life Coach and Lifestyle Writer

Shining Through Your Cracks

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.