God's Divine presence within us
enlightens and guides our soul.
Any attempt to undermine us can be overcome
by the strength that resides inside us.
God is Spirit, and life is in the Spirit. Love
and light are present in such a life. This
divine love becomes grace when it manifests
to us, and this divine light becomes truth
when it shines upon us.
God's love and light
within us... is our truth.
No amount of darkness in this
world can snuff out God's light.
It might sometimes seem as though spiritual
darkness is closing in as we take in the
surroundings of the world we live in. All we
hear about presently is disease, tragedy,
hatred, and division. The good news is this:
No amount of darkness in this world can
put out God's light. We won't ever experience
a day that is so gloomy that it overpowers us.
The light of life is within each of us. It is said
that this light "shines in the darkness and the
darkness cannot put it out." (John 1:4-5)
To let our light shine is not “to be seen of men,” and
win their praise, but to win men, through our use of
the light which we know to be not our own, but to
glorify the Giver of the light.
May we always stay plugged
into God, our true
We were taught the great lesson, that to get,
we must give; to accumulate... we must scatter;
to make ourselves happy, we must make others
happy; and in order to become spiritually vigorous,
we must seek the spiritual good of others.
As humans, we have a deep need to discover
our purpose and find meaning in life. Many
people seem to have a deep sense of purpose.
Sometimes, after experiencing hardships, we
find ways to mesh our passion, talents, and
concerns. Many deliberately self-reflect and
intentionally work harder to seek out their
purpose. Many pray to be delivered from
afflictions, but do not pray for God to make us
what we should be while in the belly of the
Hardships, as quiet as it is kept, can infuse
our lives with meaning. We can reframe
hardships as a challenge and allow them to
catapult us in changing things for the better.
Staying close to God and learning what God
put us here for... helps us discover and define
who we are and what we are meant to do.
When we know God's plans for us, we’ll
have the right compass to guide us through
We have been blessed with another
day... another opportunity to get
Allowing our light of faith to shine in a dark world can
bring about real change for the better in our lives.
Until we venture forth to climb the mountains
of difficulty, we do not know what tender
sympathies we possess until we try to dry the
widow's tears, and soothe the orphan's grief.
We often find in attempting to teach others,
we are taught the way of God more perfectly
and gain instruction for ourselves.
Watering others keeps us humble.
Our lamps may be different, but
the Light is the same: it comes
The unbound light of God within us can make
the world a more beautiful place. We are each
born into this world with unique gifts to do what
God has already written for us and brought us
into this world to do. Within each of us is God.
When we undermine our light by setting it aside
or hiding our skills, talents and natural abilities
under a basket... we could very well be denying
ourselves and others a wealth of beautiful life
When we glorify God in everything
we do, our lives will point
people to God. This is when our
light shines best.
May our light shine before others, so they may
see our good works and give glory to our Father
Who is in heaven.
The Scriptures reminds us that worldly possessions
will never last, compared to heavenly treasure. We
build treasures in heaven by bringing God glory in
everything we do.
Are we living to glorify God, or ourselves?
The Scriptures tell us, “Do not lay up for
yourselves treasures on earth, where moth
and rust destroy and where thieves break in
and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where neither moth rust destroys and
where thieves do not break in and steal.
All of us are guilty of being shortsighted when it
comes to our personal “investments”, thinking
that the only timeline that matters is our time
on earth rather than our personal eternities.
A love for the world, and all that it has to offer,
can corrupt even the sincerest believer.
Deep in every person's heart there is a desire that God
might use them for greater good. There is nothing that
remotely approaches this kind of exhilaration, in terms of
the satisfaction, excitement and fulfillment we
experience when we believe we are being used or have
been used as an instrument in the hands of Almighty
God to do some of His work... to change the direction
of someone's life, perhaps, to prevent an injury, to resolve
an argument, to answer a challenge, to heal a weakness,
to rebuke a demon, or to point a family, community, city,
state, country or world back to God.
Each and every one of us were created to fully
utilize our awesome potential of light in every
corner we happen upon.
In the Scriptures, light is referenced as truth and wisdom.
God delights to shine truth into the darkness of ignorance.
Light is built into the very fabric of our universe!
It is far better to shine the light we have within
us... than hide our light. Light is often associated
The word “enlighten” means to share knowledge
or understanding (especially spiritual insights).
When people are inspired by new creative ideas,
they speak about a “light bulb” moment.
When people gain a better perspective on a situation,
they see things “in a new light.”
Light also stands for truth. Light is a wonderful thing!
Without light, there would be no sight.
When light from an object can move through
space and reach our eyes we are able to see.
Life can’t exist in darkness, and this is why we are
called to let our little light shine, wherever we find
God is able to light a spiritual path through the
darkness of this fallen, sinful world.
Have you ever thought about the first words spoken
by God in the Bible?
"Let there be light,"
and there was light. God saw that the light was good,
and He separated the light from the darkness. God
called the light "day," and the darkness He called
"night." And there was evening and there was
morning... the first day.
The light of hope is always stronger than the
darkness of discouragement and despair.
The tiniest light in the hush of night
is of immense use!
This principle can be seen simply by entering a dark room
and lighting a candle there. The light will be visible
in the midst of the darkness, even if there’s just a small
flicker of light in a vast amount of darkness.
The gifts we were born with were not given to us
haphazardly. While we may never discover what impact
our light has had on others, we can be sure that when we
embrace our talents and share them with others, we will
extend light in the world.
As Believers, whether we like it or
not, we are all like a city upon a hill...
a beacon or lighthouse that cannot be
I believe, when we dare to share our light with the world,
our souls reflect the beauty and loveliness of God living
inside and through us.
What is the driving force
in Carole's life?
My relationship with God, Who is my greatest
treasure, is the indispensable factor and
all-important influence and driving force in
My granddaughter and my son have been
It is my desire to provide my family with
a good spiritual environment. I try to stay
alert and look for and put teachable
moments to good use.
I am driven to teach them, by natural
practices and intentional examples,
Who God is... what God has done, is
doing, and will do. I am passionate about
providing them with good spiritual values
and a consistent message of love, truth,
humility and gratitude.
I am motivated to speak words of blessings
and encouragement over them and point them
to God and God alone. I am determined to
pass on foundational truths and convictions
of God's power, faithfulness and provisions.
I desire to walk the talk so they may desire to
focus on and fully experience what is truly
important in life. I want them to see "Faith"
in action so they are able to better grasp its
relevance for life.
Yes, I believe, they too are definitely a
driving force in my life.
I am a fellow learner; a servant and follower
of God's Divine direction.
Over the years I have been caught up in quite a few
violent storms and troubling days. I have faced many
hardships and heart-breaks. I have been at my lowest
and suffered with numerous setbacks, but I consider
them as rewarding life lessons and stepping stones
which provided me with clarity and burned
away great amounts of non-sense.
No one can invalidate my experience with God.
I accept my imperfect life. I know that no matter how
many times I have stumbled or fallen, God of comfort
and mercies calmed my heart and gave me peace.
Time and time again, I’ve seen God miraculously
come through in my life. This is why I can empathize
and speak a word in season to those who are weary.
I firmly stand on Who God is and what I have seen
I believe, one of the best ways God brings good from our
pain is by allowing us to comfort others with the same
comfort and compassion He gave us. I can now say to
those who may be experiencing a storm, with great
conviction, I know how you feel, because I have
been in your shoes.
God comforted me in all of my dark days of pain so
that I can reach out and comfort others with the
overflowing comfort I received from Him. This has
left me humbled and grateful. It has motivated me to
open up and share with others via this website.
Just as Jesus called the early disciples He calls us to
follow Him. As we follow Jesus, He promises to make
us "Fishers of men". And yes, it's a process. The early
disciples learned from their "mistakes".... so will we.
Jesus has a way of increasing our skills, knowledge,
wisdom and discernment as we follow Him in...
"Fishing for men".
Sometimes, we may have to do a triple check...
making sure our relational orbit adds value and not
The strings we may have to cut and the decisions we
may have to make may upset and disappoint those
we love, but if we allow ourselves to become
people pleasers, allowing the wrong voices to get
our ear, we may find ourselves pleasing the
side-liners and walking out of our true purpose
Some of us spend our whole lives striving to be
someone God never called us to be. Side-liners
can give us an identity that does not fit our calling.
Let us not allow side-liners to drown us in doubt or
steer us away from using our time, talent and treasure
by redefining them.
My greatest desire is God. More than anything, it is of
utmost importance that I actively pursue God's heart
with all of my heart and accomplish God's ultimate
purpose for my life.
I'd love to grow a great soul and make the internal
changes and life-changing decisions that will allow me
to achieve the goals God would have me to reach.
With wisdom, fervor, and diligence I'd like to be able
to identify, acknowledge, and honor my true purpose
for being here. I'd like to be more enlightened and
truly connect with my reasons for being here.
I would like to know who I really am and what I can
do to break through to the authentic desires of my heart,
and I would like to know how to go about doing that.
My desire, in this physical realm of existence, is not
just to experience, but to be a conscious creator. I
believe God created us for causes greater, larger, and
bigger than ourselves. I'd love to continue moving
forward discovering my true life purpose and
passions. I would love to make a positive difference...
leaving my son, my granddaughter and this world better.
This is me.
Life's journey has often led me to
Being dedicated to God’s calling in our lives,
affords us the opportunity to inspire others to
embrace theirs, too.
With excellence... encourage and inspire
myself and others to continue to grow spiritually.
With enthusiasm... encourage myself and
others to tap into our reservoir of God-given talents and
abilities and be used of God fully.
I would like to make an inner difference, for the better. I
would love to see the inner differences ripple outward in
such a way that others may benefit from it.
Carole is a mother of a son and
grandmother of a 9 year old
Carole is also a freelance blogger
and website host for:
(Better with Jasmine Leilani).
Carole has used her writing skills to produce scripts for radio, television
commercials, and developing content for websites and blogs. Carole
writes, researches, and maintains both websites. She is constantly
editing, proof reading, and eradicating imperfections for:
carolecgood.com and positivelygoodproductions.com.
Years ago when Carole was active with Facebook she published several
Inspirational pages: Carole C. Good, Positively Good News Network
with Carole C. Good, Positively Good Productions with Carole C. Good,
Think About It with Carole C. Good, and Positively Good Soul Food
with Carole C. Good.
Carole has been a freelance video producer, commercial
scriptwriter, voice-over talent, videographer and editor.
Being a visual communicator and creative professional,
Carole produced material for a variety of broadcast
media outlets. She produced, directed, and edited
television commercials, public service announcements,
local talk shows, and life stories.
Carole's experience and background includes:
11½ years in Fulton County Government Administration,
modeling, acting (extra in: Mayflower Madame and Heat
of the Night), technical television and radio broadcasting,
along with many other creative stage productions.
Carole attended and completed numerous workshops and seminars in communications, acting, film, television, improvisation, auditioning, makeup artistry, color analysis and cold reading techniques.
Carole is a graduate of Barbizon School of Modeling, Atlanta, Georgia, a certified modeling instructor through Barbizon and received the Miss Barbizon Award, out of a graduating class of 100. She pursued studies in the Arts with the Alliance Theater School in Atlanta, Georgia, andwas a runner-up in the 80's Search for the Face with Savoir Faire. Carole has attended workshops with Faces International of Hollywood, California, and attended college at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia (majored in Advertising and Marketing Communication).
On November 7, 2012, Carole became a grand mom. Once the "Grand" was added to her name, life as she once knew it... has never been the same.
God is good!
Carole has been profoundly changed by her life's journey.
She has observed and absorbed many life lessons from her
up-close and very personal experiences with hardships,
struggles, faith, and uncertainties. She knows that she
was created for causes greater, larger, and bigger than
*To keep God as my priority.
To seek God first.
1. Nothing is more important or more of a priority than
our relationship with God.
2. In everything we do, we put God first, and we know
God will direct us, instruct us, guide us and crown our
efforts with success.
3. When we seek God and His righteousness, first, we will
be guided along the best pathway for our life.
Leaving God out of our planning is unwise.
I am God's vessel. I am willing to
be filled and used by God for His
Carole's mission is to:
1. Be an inspiration and encouragement to others.
2. Inspire and encourage others is a win-win. Internal
peace and satisfaction for the soul seems to always
accompany our freely giving, from a heart of gratitude.
3. To never be limited by the sideliner's limited
imagination. We cannot allow sideliners and wrong voices
to get our ear to discourage us or cloud our vision. We
cannot and will not allow other people's limited vision,
opinions and/or doubts to steer us away from utilizing our
God-given talents, abilities and/or vision. We will not
allow sideliners to redirect us or prompt us to possibly
walk out of our true purpose and passion.
4. To cultivate God-centered spiritual growth. The benefits
of cultivating God-centered spiritual growth can help
greatly in illuminating the path to attaining a deeper
knowledge of delighting in the love of God, God's grace,
God's greater purpose, living faith, adversity, trials,
tribulations, endurance, doing what is right, being useful
and fruitful, and being a change agent for kindness,
compassion, and goodwill to all.
5. To do nothing out of selfishness or empty conceit.
Our actions cannot be motivated by an elevated and
above reproach sense of self... which has no foundation in
reality. We will not act out of overly ambitiousness,
selfishness, pridefulness or vanity and/or conceited
We all have a moral obligation to try to leave
the world better for generations to come.
Sometimes, when we hear about so many global
affairs on the news, it can be difficult to believe
that just one person can make a difference.
Many people believe that they don’t have what
it takes to make a positive difference in the world.
We all can make the world a better place. It
doesn't require grand gestures or millions of
dollars. Each of us were created to contribute
and make a positive difference in our world.
In our own unique way, we can brighten
someone else's day with random acts of
kindness, genuine compassion and love.
We can share ideas, viewpoints, answers,
make eye contact, hold a door, or share a
smile. These random acts of kindness can
be impactful and have a positively good
ripple effect in our lives.
The truth is, we all have God within us. When
we understand who we are and Whose we are...
we come to realize it really isn't about us, but
God working through us.
Every cell of who we are is a microcosm of God.
Each of us has the power within us to make a
lasting impact, which can lead to a lasting
change in the world.
Random acts of kindness is such a powerful place to
begin. When we focus on another and truly help them,
we allow for growth in our own lives. Instead of
thinking what’s in it for me, we let go and focus on
kindness and compassion towards another.
We do the world no favors when we
hold ourselves back.