In addition to sharing my own little gems via newsletter, I also plan on soliciting a good word from others to help empower us all. Hopefully you guys can read this message from @luxuriouscredit because it is indeed a great one. Like many of you, I oftentimes struggle with being impatient…wanting what I want NOW and not a second after. It gets so tempting to go against reasonable plans or give up all together. God knows your heart but I also believe that the devil hears it. It pisses him off to levels unimaginable when he sees us following the path laid out for us by our Savior. So he throws diversions in your way in the form of fear, doubt, hopelessness, and helplessness…causing us to forget that God gives us the option to choose and simply wants us to follow and trust in Him. I pray regularly for the ability to be patient and when I’m lacking, I pray for the ability to understand. God’s love and understanding is indeed the devil’s ire. Keep going!
Got this from Facebook via @bamusemua (who shared via Kris Quartermus). I have GOT to do this!
I absolutely love this idea! Blessing Bags to keep in the car when you pass homeless people. Something special you can do with the kids to teach them about caring for others. BLESSING BAGS INGREDIENTS: Gallon size Ziplock bags chap stick packages of tissues toothbrush and toothpaste comb soap hotel size shampoos trail mix granola bars crackers pack of gum band aids mouthwash coins or predetermined dollar amount, say 5.00 (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item) hand wipes you could also put in a warm pair of socks a packet rain poncho tampons (for women) The ideas could be endless! Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.
: Blindsiding the "Side Chick"
I’m always grateful to those who read my personal blog, SheSOFly. I open up about a lot of shit, shed some layers, and work to show folks that I, much like you, go through things. People spend so much time tap dancing for people from the damn internet, trying to make their lives and everything…
NaciremA Lights: Along Came Crissle.
Reflect and think about the people that you are closest to and how it came to be. What brought you to each other? At what point did you realize you were closer to them than some of you other friends? Most of the people I’m super close with just kind of swooped in, connected some dots and just…
"It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit."
- Eartha Kitt (via thisisnecole)
"Father, thank You for giving me power, love and a sound mind. I open my heart to You and receive Your perfect love. Fill me with Your confidence and assurance to embrace everything You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen." - Joel & Victoria Osteen