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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 


Power Source.

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 


afflictions.



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 tdo. 



When we know God's plans for us, we’ll


 have the right compass to guide us through


 life.


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. 

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. 


As we water others, we discover how much 

grace there is, and how our own comfort is

 increased by watering others. As we water 

others, we are taught the way of God more

perfectly and get a deeper insight into divine 

truths.

Our lamps may be different, but 


the Light is the same: it comes


 from God.

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 doWithin 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 


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 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 


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 is a mother of a son and


grandmother of a 9 year old  


granddaughter.


Carole is also a freelance blogger 


and website host for: 


carolecgood.com and 


positivelygoodproductions.com 


(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 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, Fulton County Board of Education High Schools (after school workshops), American Business Women's Association (Atlanta chapter), 100 Black Men of Macon, The 
Military Justice Clinic (Atlanta), Macon-Bibb County Health Department, DFACS- Substance Abuse Center(Macon), Housing Authority 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 as an on-air personality (Classic R&B, Sunday Jazz Show host, Daily African American History and commercial voice-over talent) at WMLD/WERD, for James Brown Enterprises in Atlanta. She, later, worked as an independent commercial and talk show producer for 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. Carole was a freelance television producer for CTN (Christian Television Network) in Macon, Georgia. Carole was a voice-over talent and radio commercial script-writer in productions at J93.3 The Joy FM in Atlanta (Peachtree City). 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, 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 


herself.



*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.



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 


one-upmanship.


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 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.