• Samey Jo

Hello again and Happy February!

Today we are taking the next step in Heart Writing. In case you forgot, in Step 1 we talked about truth, not YOUR truth but your Creator’s truth, God’s truth, the One who KNOWS best. We talked about hearing from Him, finding out what He says. (And just as a side note…if you heard some “truth” like, “You’re a sinner, You’re not good enough, You don’t meet my holy standards, etc”, chances are you may have been hearing your guilty or shameful conscience (or maybe some preacher? Heehee and yikes!) Father God’s truth will be loving and helpful and good (and often when He speaks it hits a deep nerve that connects somewhere beneath the mind. It connects and you KNOW He’s right and you’ve been believing a lie). In fact, you will likely feel a deep emotion.

So, once you’ve connected with this we are on to...


Ready for some new information? Here we go…

This is a big part of Heart Writing, probably one of the most important steps. Before we go there… I just wanted to vent a bit, share some experiences I’ve had and am realizing. Recently I signed up for a class at a small boutique here in my hometown of Greeley, CO. (PS…I’m a fan! Both of Greeley and of Blush Boutique! I love my town, even though it gets made fun of and picked on a lot.) Anyway – the class was called Beauty in Brokenness. I enjoy going to these types of things because I often learn new tools to incorporate. We did a Japanese art form, called Kintsugi at this class. This art form is to take a broken dish and repair it with an epoxy and gold flecks or whatever color. Thus, turning broken things into beautiful things.

Great concept, right? Right! What I want to share and what I so often find is this: any class of a “healing” sort that I take from a place that is not incorporating God into the healing process is just surface. It doesn’t go into the heart to heal or repair, it doesn’t connect the “deep spots” or heal down deep in the heart. If we don’t connect with God and His principles, we can never actually get down to the places that need that healing applied.

We only get a momentary fix.

It’s like giving a band-aid to heal a heart patient. It is shallow healing for something deep in the soul that only gets healed by a touch from the hand of the Creator! So… when we do Heart Writing, we are attending the deep wounds that need the love and touch of His hand. We are convincing our hearts of what our Healer says about us – His truth. Any other truth than His simply isn’t enough to do the healing.


Step 2: The PICTURE.

This step actually has about 3 steps in it so we’ll call them a. b. and c.

  • A) Ask Father this: “How do you see me?” Not when I was young, or whatever you’ve heard before, but how do you see me NOW?

  • B) DON’T GET HUNG UP ON THE LIE THAT YOU CAN’T HEAR GOD! When you ask Him this question, don’t psych yourself out, don’t listen to the lie, don’t get goofy! (I can get goofy so I know you can too. smile.) Just sink down into your gut or your heart and know this: He IS going to tell you and you ARE going to hear! He is always speaking; we just need to get quiet if we want to hear Him. I’ve told you what NOT to do, here’s what to do:

1. Know He WILL answer

2. Know you WILL hear. Tell yourself you WILL hear and go into it with that expectation. That’s called faith, or even better, trust.

  • C) Don’t go in with expectations or put yourself (or God) in a box. Don't over-analyze, second-guess, etc. You may see a dog, an artichoke (it’s true, one of my clients saw exactly that!), or just a color. You may hear a word, a song, a verse, a poem. You might even smell a smell, or have a taste in your mouth, or feel something in your hand. NO EXPECTING God to speak in only one way. Be open!

Quick Review:

A) Ask Father God how he see you. B) Have the expectation you will hear, see, feel, smell, or taste something C) Receive the thing, in what ever way it comes.

Ready, Set, Go!

Feel free to message me about your picture! I’d love to hear!!!

Next step is where it starts to get FUN! (If it isn’t already, heehee.)

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  • Samey Jo
What perfect timing!

Here we are, here the New Year is, and so it begins… a brand new chance for your life to change! YESSSSS! smile.

Last month I told you we would be talking about Heart Writing – at least through March – maybe longer. Today is the very first blog about how to write on your heart. This practice is truly what has made me able to live so well despite people being hurtful, circumstances being downright hard, and those life-sucking moments we all experience simply because we are human beings.

Reality: sometimes life sucks! Truth: we can thrive!

Today: STEP 1 - Truth.

Here’s why this matters. We are given messages all the time, some we assume, some we interpret, some are very clearly spoken. The key is this, will you allow those messages to be written in your heart or will you FIRST find out what’s true and then follow that? The catch is – how will we know what’s true? We are often told things that we agree with and see as true. In fact, our own little minds will sabotage us and tell us things that we will agree with and believe about ourselves when the truth is something COMPLETELY different – perhaps even opposite. So how do I know what’s true?

This is where believing in God – Creator of the Universe – the Almighty – you know… the Big Guy (smile) comes into play. If you are not a believer in Him, I truly don’t know where you will find truth. The popular phrase these days is to “live your truth.” This is all well and good until your truth is not the truth. And that happens. All. The. Time!

When I was young, I was “holy.”

I was nice. I was right. I was a saint. (In other words – I was self-righteous.) Yet… it was never enough, and I never felt accepted by anyone really. I was only accepted when I was good enough, when I behaved. And when I believed I had to tow the line, do everything right to be loved, I was weighed down by religion. This created sadness, lack of confidence, and tremendous weight. My heart hurt because: I was never good enough. And this was the lie I believed: I am never enough.

Stick with me…

It is true; I could never be good enough on my own. But it was a lie because I already WAS good enough BECAUSE I WAS IN CHRIST. He loved me because of WHO HE IS, NOT BECAUSE OF MY GOOD WORKS.

This was the truth I needed! What did God say about me? I was righteous! This truth meant I could live a free life, rather than a slave life. (Read Galatians for more on this!)

Ephesians 6 talks about standing strong, being grounded and amazing, and the first step is the belt of truth. We’ve gotta know TRUTH to keep our pants up!!! smile.

Now – when it comes to heart-writing, the first step is Truth. What does God say about YOU? I’m not only talking about scriptures (though that is needed). Do you feel guilty, or incapable, or insecure? Maybe you think you are weak, alone, or a bad wife/mom. What is the current message you believe about you?

Take that one thing and go to Him and ask: What is the truth?

Step 1: What is true? Lean in and listen my friend!

Get His truth! More soon…

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  • Samey Jo

What's to come in the next several blog posts:

I wanted to share what my next blogs are going to look like and be about. From now through March of 2022 I want to write about YOU. smile.

You may be thinking, “How could you write about me? Do you even know me?” Perhaps I know you a small bit or perhaps I have never met you. Yet – I intend to write about you… and me. Yes, I think in writing about me and my story you may learn things that will help you in yours.

So, I will write about “us.”

I’m a coach. I like my job and I think I’m good at it. I’ve been doing this for about 4 years now (not to mention the mentoring and counseling I’ve done for over 30

years as a youth pastor, missionary, and minister). I’m finding my groove and my “mission” within this job. I’m learning a tiny bit about how people work and how to shift our lives.

But then... I’ve been working on myself for a whole lot longer! And in this process, I’ve learned how to write things on my heart so it becomes more than just head knowledge or information (I’m sure you have realized how information

and knowledge alone does not change things).

My heart is to help myself and everyone – literally everyone – to learn who they are and their personal value, so they are equipped for whatever comes their (our) way.

Did you know you can become so secure that you cannot be embarrassed, humiliated, self-conscious, proud, angry, inferior, “less than” or even rejected?

It’s true.

As you establish your identity, you become so strong and empowered that while you feel the potential for these things, you can quite literally be at peace even when bad things happen, conflict comes, or relationships seem to fall apart.

This doesn’t mean you don’t experience a prick of the pain or rejection or anger or loss… it simply means you have the tools to remember who you are and your value within every difficult situation. Your heart, once written on, becomes so settled that you quickly regain the peace of who you are.

Now, because identity is a journey, we are always on the “learning path.” Yet, we can become established and peaceful in these arenas.

THIS is my goal as a coach, to get people so certain and established that they can feel that (insert your default feelings of insecurity here) and then quickly remember who they are in order to take the next right actions to heal.

Side note: understand there is a point we can heal others with our words and a separate point wherein they are responsible for their own hearts and healing.

Perhaps the next right action means an apology, an admission of guilt, even restitution – but once you are secure, you find out it’s okay to be wrong and make mistakes and still

accept yourself because you are accepted by the Almighty God.

I’m not suggesting we ever become the ugly “you-can’t-judge-me-because-I’m-perfect-beautiful-and-right-and…” type. We’ve all seen these people on talk shows, reality shows, and real life. These people are brash and harsh, never correctible, or empathetic. Never truly secure and loving. They are the fool that Proverbs talks about (Proverbs

18:2-3, 18:13, 20:3, and so much more).

I trust this is not you, my sweet reader. smile.

Now then, let this just be a simple introduction to what is “to come” over the next few months. Having said all of this, what I will be sharing is how to write the truth on your heart.

This is a chance for you to receive “free coaching!” These little tidbits you will read about are small doses of what I give my clients to help them find their identity and get it written on their hearts as though writing on stone – never to be removed or lost.

Welcome to “Heart Writing 101!”

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