God spoke light into existence.

"Let your light shine before others, that they may 


see your good deeds and glorify your 


Father in heaven. 


Matthew 5:16


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. 



We have been blessed with another 



day... another opportunity to get 



life right.


Allowing our light of faith to shine in a dark world can 


bring about real change for the better in our lives. 

Our lamps may be different, but 


the Light is the same: it comes


 from God.

 We are each born into this world with unique gifts. 


Within each of us is God. The unbound light of God 


within us could potentially make the world a more 


beautiful place. 


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 


experiences.

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.


Matthew 5:16  

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.


Matthew 6:19-20


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, iterms 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.

For some, we are taught to hide our light from the world.

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 


with wisdom. 


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!


How dare we dig deeper and get the answers... then 

hide the light given to us, under a basket? It serves no 

purpose. Light is truth and wisdom.

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 


ourselves. 

God delights to shine truth into the darkness of 

ignorance, and wisdom into the murk of foolishness. 

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.


Genesis1:3-5

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 


hidden.

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 life.


My granddaughter and my son have been 


my motivators. 


It is my desire to provide my family with


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 


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 


God do. 



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".



Those who criticize us and attempt to shame us into 

being quiet... are those who really don't understand 

our focus, dedication, passion, or our pursuits. 

They simply do not understand us... and that's okay.
 

Sometimes, we may have to do a triple check... 


making sure our relational orbit adds value and not 


devalue us. 



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 


and passion.



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 Desire:



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, daily. 



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'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 than 


I found them.


Life's journey has often led me to 


unexpected places. 

Being dedicated to God’s calling in our lives,


affords us the opportunity to inspire others to 


embrace theirs, too. 



My Vision:


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 C. Good - is a mother of a son and grandmother of an 8 year old granddaughter. She is also a freelance blogger and website host for: carolecgood.com and positivelygoodproductions.com.

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 was a freelance video producer, commercial scriptwriter, voice-over talent, videographer and editor. Being a visual communicator and creative professional - Carole was able to produce material for a variety of broadcast 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, technical television and radio broadcasting, along with many other creative stage productions.


Carole founded and directed Elorac Modeling Entourage in Atlanta. She also managed Not-2-B-4Got10 Hip-Hop Dance Troupe in Atlanta.


Carole has conducted Self-Esteem, Personal Development and Artist Development Workshops in Elementary Schools, High Schools, Housing and Community Centers, and Continuing Education venues... in Atlanta, Macon, and Warner Robins, Georgia... to name a few. These workshops taught participants the basic principles of professional conduct on and off camera, as well as, basic modeling, etiquette, and life skills.

Carole worked in radio at WMLD/WERD, for James Brown Enterprises in Atlanta, WGNM- Good News TV and the UPN Affiliate in Macon. She served as Moderator for Peaceful Solutions in Central Georgia and sat on the Board of Directors for River's Edge Behavioral Center. Carole hosted a radio talk show, Think About It, on WIGO in Atlanta. She also hosted The Carole Good Show on WBML Christian radio and was a freelance television producer for CTN (Christian Television Network) in Macon, Georgia. Carole was a voice-over talent and radio commercial scriptwriter in productions at J93.3 The Joy FM in Atlanta. Other radio affiliations: WTJH (15 minute Inspirational Commentary) and WATB, Gospel Talk/Radio Show Host in Atlanta.

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, and a certified modeling instructor through Barbizon. She pursued studies in the Arts with the Alliance Theater School in Atlanta, Georgia, Faces International of Hollywood, California, and Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Carole majored in Advertising and Marketing Communication at Wesleyan College.

 

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 


herself.


Carole's Mission:



*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.


James 4:13-16



I am God's vessel. I am willing to 


be filled and used by God for His 


purpose.



My 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 


one-upmanship.


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 can make the world a better place. Each of 


us were created to contribute and make a positive 


difference in our world, in our own unique way. 



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. 



I believe if enough individuals do what they can... where 

they are... those single efforts add up. They can make a 

positively good difference in helping to improve lives,

throughout the world.

We do the world no favors when we 


hold ourselves back.



Our God is faithful.

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“Make it your


 ambition to lead


 a quiet life, to


 mind your own


 business and to


 work with your


 hands."


 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Little becomes much in God's hands.