living on purpose

Smalls Seeds, Great Impact

by Tereciah on October 15, 2013

Small Seed, Great Impact by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana Smalls seeds can make a great impact. Have you ever wonder if the work you do – around your home, the church you attend, your job, the volunteer organizations you assist – ever really matters?  Like, are people really being affected by what you have to say […]


I Want…I Want…I Want…

by Tereciah on September 5, 2013

    I Want…I Want…I Want… by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana   I want to lose 20 pounds.  I want to impact lives.  I want my hair to grow.  I want to… I want to… I want to… I noticed that I had developed a tendency to say “I want to…” a lot when it dealt […]


Take Control of Your Life

by Tereciah on July 15, 2013

Take Control of Your Life Choice is the greatest power God gave you.  Too many of us just accept our lives-we don’t become leaders of ourselves.  As a result, we can’t get out of our own way.  Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote in Souls On Fire that when you die and go to meet your Maker, you’re […]


Stuck Between Obedience and Fear

by Tereciah on June 24, 2013

Stuck Between Obedience and Fear So you’ve got this crazy dream that is so big that it intimidates you, and you find yourself wondering “how in the world am I ever going to do this?!”  It’s not that you don’t think you can do it; it’s more like how will you do it? How will […]


Creating a Legacy, Why it’s Important

by Tereciah on March 5, 2013

Creating a Legacy, Why it’s Important by: Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana Recently I was listening to a podcast where the speaker made this statement: are you building a monument or creating a legacy? He was speaking on the topic of God’s calling in our lives. I pressed paused on my iPhone and sat and thought about […]


Here’s a question that came up and I thought it thought provoking and wanted to share it with you in hopes it would somehow help you. “How do you know when you’re ready to take what you want to do to the next level?  I mean, how did YOU decide; what made you do it?” […]


7 Concrete Steps to Get Those Ideas Out Of Your Head and Into Reality For the last couple of weeks I have been very focused and my thoughts all of last week were, “Let me just get through this week and then I’ll take a breather!”  Ever been there? I spent one whole night just […]


How Do You Become Successful?

by Tereciah on September 26, 2012

What’s your definition of success?  Have you ever really taken the time to think and answer that question? I use to think success meant having long fancy job titles, making a certain amount of money and driving a decent car.  Although, deep down I didn’t really care about those things, I adopted the thought process […]


What Does It Take To Live a Life of Purpose?

by Tereciah on August 24, 2012

“I am looking for my purpose.”  “I want to live a purposeful life.”  “I want to know why I am here on earth.”  Have you ever heard someone make those statements?  Maybe you, yourself have said them? I have memories of sitting on my bed writing pages and pages of what I thought I wanted […]

{ 1 comment }

Relationships, they come in all shapes, sizes and colors.  From familial, to work, to spiritual to friends, they’re there.  Then you have the good ones, the bad ones, the loving, hurtful, toxic or empowering ones.  Well they all do one thing – grow you! The word relationship is defined as a connection, association, or involvement; […]

{ 1 comment }