Archive for November, 2014

Day 73

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

God Bless Mothers“I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge.” ~ Renita Weems. Last week a dear friend of mine celebrated the birthday of her Mom who transitioned to Glory several years ago. This morning, a member of our church family reminded us that this is her first Thanksgiving after the passing of her mother. When I saw this quote, I was compelled to write about my bridge. Just as with many of us, my mother and I had a special mother-daughter relationship. We had our disagreements – especially when as a teen I thought I knew everything. As an adult, my mother and I became best friends. We liked the same things – plays, museums, music, shopping together, etc. We talked on the phone every day and never ran out of things to talk about. (She would have loved “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder”) 🙂 Even though it’s been more than 4 years since her transition to Glory, there are still times when the phone rings and I have to remind myself that she’s not on the other end of the line. I have such wonderful memories of my Mother. Yes, I miss her, but I am so blessed to have had her as my mother. I can still hear her encouragement when I’m trying something new. I can still hear her praising me for whatever I’ve done because she was my biggest cheerleader and my hero. She was and still is my bridge. And therein lies my Joy. www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

You can download Lorraine’s free eBook “Turn Writing Your Book Into a Marketing Success” here.

Lorraine is also featured in “Seek Your Peak to Find Your Spark” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HONV230 . She is also featured in “It’s A God Thing” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/Its-God-Thing-Stories-Experience/dp/1605875503/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416586239&sr=1-12&keywords=the+god+thing

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2014 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Day 72

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

DadOn November 20, 1977, my father transitioned to Glory. It was the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I remember that my mother’s sister, Auntie Bert, asked me what she could do to help. At that time, it was important to me that we learn to move forward. I knew that was what my father would have wanted us to do. Yes, we would miss Dad. I still miss him. Since this was right before Thanksgiving, the funeral was planned for the Friday after Thanksgiving. I asked Auntie Bert if she could prepare Thanksgiving dinner at our house. She did. It was the first Thanksgiving without Dad. It was sad. It was somber. But, it was also a celebration of the true meaning of Thanksgiving. It was a reminder that in all things we give thanks. And therein lies my Joy.

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

You can download Lorraine’s free eBook “Turn Writing Your Book Into a Marketing Success” here.

Lorraine is also featured in “Seek Your Peak to Find Your Spark” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HONV230 . She is also featured in “It’s A God Thing” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/Its-God-Thing-Stories-Experience/dp/1605875503/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416586239&sr=1-12&keywords=the+god+thing

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2014 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Day 71

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Kindness“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~ Plato. At times, it’s very easy when going through a process to entertain the thought of having a personal pity party. We never know what someone else has to go through to reach his or her destination. A thought that comes to mind is, “You wear it well.” Just because someone looks like everything is going perfectly well for him or her, doesn’t mean that is the case. Showing kindness toward each other has a double benefit. The receiver of the kindness is uplifted and the giver is uplifted. It’s a win-win situation. And therein lies my Joy. www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

You can download Lorraine’s free eBook “Turn Writing Your Book Into a Marketing Success” here.

Lorraine is also featured in “Seek Your Peak to Find Your Spark” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HONV230

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2014 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Day 70

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Joy6“For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” ~ Philippians 4:11. As I go through this trying period of time, I do not focus on the physical. At this time, my body is a little frail and I’m not able to do everything I would like to do. I do what I can when I can and I focus on the Joy within me. That Joy has become my fuel that allows me to meet each new day with renewed strength and determination. I thank God that He is with me every step of the way as I travel this journey. I thank God for the friends and prayer warriors that he has surrounded me with. I thank God that I can face each day filled with the Joy of the Lord. This Joy will never fade. It will flourish with or without sunlight. And therein lies my Joy.

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

You can download Lorraine’s free eBook “Turn Writing Your Book Into a Marketing Success” here.

Lorraine is also featured in “Seek Your Peak to Find Your Spark” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HONV230

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2014 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Day 69

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

ThankYou“[Gratitude] allows us to reshape the meaning of any situation, so we can choose the perspective from which we view a joy, a sorrow, a disappointment — even success.” ~ Dr. Robin Smith. Gratitude = Thankful. As scripture has said, if I had 10,000 tongues, I could not thank You enough. I cannot even imagine where I would be without God’s Grace. I would likely be lost in a black abyss with no direction and no inclination to thrive or even live. There is no way that I can properly thank God for all He has been to me and through me. So, I will keep an open ear to His direction. I will follow His lead. I will trust His infinite wisdom. I will continue to praise His Holy Name. It is the least that I can do for all He’s done for me. And therein lies my Joy. www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

You can download Lorraine’s free eBook “Turn Writing Your Book Into a Marketing Success” here.

Lorraine is also featured in “Seek Your Peak to Find Your Spark” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HONV230

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2014 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Day 68

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Break Every Chain“God puts no more on us than we can handle.” Said most recently by a friend and treasured family member who wrote this in her memoir dated 7/7/06 when she was going through a similar trial. That statement blessed me today, 11/10/14 – 8 years later. It’s as true today as it was then and as it was 2,000+ years ago. God does not change. We change. Our bodies change. Our situations change. Our mindset changes. “For I am the Lord, I change not…” Malachi 3:6 (KJV) My condition is not a surprise to God. It’s part of His master plan. I do not see the end. But I know the end. I know my issue is not throwing a monkey wrench into God’s ultimate plan for me. This is not a roadblock. It is a speed bump – and a temporary speed bump, at that. And therein lies my Joy. www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

You can download Lorraine’s free eBook “Turn Writing Your Book Into a Marketing Success” here.

Lorraine is also featured in “Seek Your Peak to Find Your Spark” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HONV230

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2014 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

Day 67

Monday, November 10th, 2014

New Life“I see the sun through the clouds!” This message from my Hope Box reminds me that the sun is there even if we cannot see it. The sun – our hope – often lies just beyond what the physical eye can see. This is a reminder that hope unseen does not mean there is no hope. It’s our faith that nourishes our hope and allows that hope to flourish and sustain us.

 

An excerpt from “The Light” says,

“The enemy tried to silence my voice.

I was tricked to believe that I had no choice

But to live in silence holding my feelings within

I thought my life was over; little did I know this was where it would begin.”

Written by Lorraine M. Castle

When we are going through what we initially perceive to be a negative situation, there are times when we do so in silence. Going through in silence will often give the enemy power because no one knows what we’re going through. Silence blocks your support system. I’m not suggesting that we should put all of our business in the street. Involving your prayer warriors as you’re going through gives you infinite power. I thank the Holy Spirit for reminding me that I am not alone. He is with me at all times and He has surrounded me with a host of Prayer Warriors and a strong Support System. And therein lies my Joy.

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine for a free consultation to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

You can download Lorraine’s free eBook “Turn Writing Your Book Into a Marketing Success” here.

Lorraine is also featured in “Seek Your Peak to Find Your Spark” on sale on Amazon at this link. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HONV230

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2014 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com