Part of growth …

Happy New Year, friends! We’re midway through January (already!), which means where I reside it’s the dead of winter. Makes a body feel mighty grateful for Spring ♥ Now 2019, seven years ago this third week of January Shammah Ministries │Nancy Bentz, Life Coach opened for business and ministry. Every year has been unique by God’s design – […]

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Coaching Newsletter Winter 2018

Welcome to that time of year when we peek a month ahead and discover there’s a fresh new year awaiting us! Here at Shammah Ministries, “nancybentz,lifecoach” has been busy pondering how 2019 will take shape and form. Every year the Lord seems to take pleasure in a different focus of what is on His heart. […]

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The Art of Excuses

Today’s lesson is brought to you by the art of excuses: It has been two months, one week, and two days since I last wrote a coaching post. I realize that, whether you do or not, but because both the lack of writing and the art of excuses is like a burr under my saddle […]

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as the Pages turn – a letter to my readers

as the Pages turn – a letter to my readers has been a bit squirrelly in the back of my mind for, oh, about the last six months. For a while I’ve felt like the squirrel looks in the accompanying photo. My internal dialogue with Holy Spirit has sounded a lot like … What? Really? […]

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Learning 101: the dignity of “I don’t know”

Learning 101: the dignity of “I don’t know”. What a game-changer that is in our pursuit of how to grow a life. When it comes to spiritual growth, we develop according to the same type of principles by which a flower or a fruit tree is produced. A seed planted – then properly watered, fed […]

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Coaching Newsletter Summer 2018

Hot fun in the summertime! It’s a scorcher out there right now, so it’s a good time to reconnect with you…from inside where the A/C is nice and cool 🙂 Here’s what’s featured in this coaching newsletter’s installment: Staycation Motivation ~ Video One Choice From a Different Life ~ blog post Survey: Beginning Blogger Course […]

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Expectation with an ‘s’. It’s not the same thing

There’s expectation. Then there’s expectation with an ‘s’. It’s not the same thing. The inquiry call and intake session were, it seemed, full of expectation on both sides of the potential new coaching client equation. We were eager to chart a course. Nothing unusual, except being approached (again) with a life coaching request for counseling […]

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Fine Lines: Pithy Little Teachings

Pithy (adj.): using few words in a clever and effective way Welcome to another installment in our character-building category – Fine Lines: Pithy Little Teachings   Ah, the love / hate affair I have with social network memes. For being pithy (short and to the point), they elicit a variety of reactions. #yaknowwhatimean? Several years […]

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Create & Build

~ it takes both to see fulfillment ~ ~ Nancy Photo: Nancy Bentz / PicMonkey enhancements

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The Art of Perspective

It’s been a long time since we visited the art of anything, let alone the art of perspective. Timely, don’t you think? – since everybody has one. For every viewpoint that stands out front and center in our thinking, there’s typically a long line of ‘iron gate soldiers’ in behind contributing to that view. Some […]

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