from the blog.

I’m not gonna lie!

So I’m not gonna lie…there was a HUGE adjustment period when this guy left his “Production Superintendent” position for a Fortune 500 oil and gas company to come home FULL-Time and work with me almost 3 years ago! I’m sure there’s been lots of days where he’s thought….”man I need to go back to the […]

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Keep that flame a burnin’!

I challenge YOU to start living a life of freedom! STOP allowing someone else to control your future!!! Every day we all face someone who wants to steal our joy! They stand ready to pour cold water on our fire! Identify who those people are….give them grace….but don’t you dare allow them to steal or […]

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I want you to do the same!

I shared this little story one year ago, and think its only appropriate to share again!   I was searching for pictures to celebrate my daughters birthday tomorrow and I came across THIS. Here I am, 23 years old as a single momma with an almost 1 year old, standing outside our first “home!” I […]

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Time is going to pass anyway!

The time is going to pass anyway, you might as well spend that time truly LIVING versus just surviving. My name is Mauria Dillard and this is my 4 year story!!! Before I made a decision to take that first step, I was a tired, exhausted momma, who was desperate to feel better. I wasn’t looking […]

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Tip toe if you must!

I think one of the biggest obstacles in achieving success can often be motivation. The definition of success can vary from one person to another, but the common denominator is how to focus on the goal you’re wanting to achieve, and how do you keep that mindset. We can often get lost in the why, […]

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Pray Boldly!

So I threw out a little challenge to my Facebook following to do The 40 day prayer challenge with me! Mark Batterson is one of my favorite authors. I love his books and attending his church in Washington DC is a bucket list item for me! In 2011, when I read The Circle Maker, it […]

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We Are Thankful

I was asked today, “What’s one thing you’re thankful for?”  I was on a live call, so there was no time for hesitation.  I immediately said, “I’m thankful for where we are today!” Let me elaborate.  Yesterday was one of those days where in the midst of the chaos, I was able to stop for […]

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His secret is out! Routine leads to Reward.

Dear friends! I am writing to you from beautiful Boston and I just finished reading my new favorite book Essentialism. It is awesome! And my brain is now going a million miles a minute and I had to share. So, we all know Michael Phelps, the gold medal winning sensation! He is an amazing Olympic […]

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Was this really how life was supposed to be?

So you know how Barbara Mandel said, “I was country when country wasn’t cool?”  I keep thinking, “we were a part of the you economy before the you economy was cool!”  Have you heard about the you economy??  There was an exciting feature in the USA today this weekend that talked about how this “you […]

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A really BIG deal!

So picking this up today was a pretty emotional moment for me. To most, it may seem like “no big deal”, but for me it was a really BIG deal! I remember so many times thinking that I needed to have my dress preserved….but it was never in the budget! We certainly couldn’t afford it […]

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