Time to Reset

It’s the last day of the week, month and year.  Wow, did 2016 fly by or is it just me?  I had all these plans and goals that I set around this time last year and seemingly no time to get everything done.  It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t meet goals and plans get pushed or changed. 

TRANSPARENT MOMENT:  I had a rough time last night.  As a prepared for bed it hit me that this year was coming to a close and there were things that I truly believed were going to happen for me and my family.  I thought to myself “here’s another year added to the...

10 Things Every Wife Should Know and Do

I must first say that I am so blessed, actually beyond blessed to celebrate yet another year of marriage to the love of my life.  13 YEARS!!! WOW.  I literally have no words to describe the overwhelming joy that I have.  I am sure as young girls we all imagined our wedding day.  Looking like a princess walking down the aisle to marry our prince. But I didn’t really think much about what to expect after the wedding.  I mean sure, the house, the dog and kids but I didn’t put much thought or focus beyond that.  

But I’m older and married so reality has set in.  Things that I didn’t think about were suddenly apart of everyday life.  No more running to mommy's house and sleeping in my old room.  I am married; I am a wife.  Oh boy.  If only the honeymoon lasted a lifetime.  But the truth of the matter is, marriage is not easy.  I like to say it takes a lot of work but it's so worth it.  It’s probably one of the most difficult stages we encounter in life.  Why?  Well, if I had to pick a synonym for marriage, it would be the word selfless.  I really can write a book on the subject but for today we’ll focus on my top ten things every wife (regardless of how long you’ve been married) should know and live by.  These are some of the lessons I’ve learned over the years and while some are spiritual, there are some that are VERY practical; I want to be transparent and have balance in what I am sharing with you.

    Our Faith Wavers When...

    Our faith wavers when we fail to see God at work in our circumstances. Doubts creep in when we have asked God to take action but nothing APPEARS to be happening.

    We must remember to apply our faith in every situation. Even if it looks like nothing is happening, faith tells us that God is working behind the scenes on our behalf.

    “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
    Hebrews 11:1 NLT

    Posted on April 16, 2016 .

    10 Scriptures About Giving Thanks

    It's Thanksgiving Day and while we should be thankful everyday, this holiday is set aside to encourage people to focus on what's important and being appreciative for what they have.  At least that's what it means to me.  Well, I want to share a few of my favorite scriptures on being thankful and giving thanks.  Enjoy!

    Forgive? But How?

     

    My mom would say, "Forgiveness is more about you than it is the other person. You're stuck in the corner mad while they've moved on with their life, not even thinking about you."

    Years ago, I found myself in a place where I felt stuck. Why was I so angry with everyone? Why did I find myself in a pool of my own tears night after night?  I even went to see a therapist

    Posted on April 9, 2015 .

    Tips For Wives: How To Strengthen Your Marriage (Part Three)

    She comforts, encourages, and does him only good as long as there is life within her. (Proverbs 31:12 AMP)


    If you really want to see your husband be the best man God has called him to be (a loving, caring, strong, supportive husband), encourage him. I’ve witnessed something, there is nothing worse than seeing two people who say they love each other, tearing each other down. It hurts my heart to hear the way some wives talk to their husband and then turn around and complain that their husband isn’t affectionate, never wants to be home, etc.

    Posted on October 17, 2014 and filed under Words of Encouragement.

    He Keeps His Promises

    When you receive a prophetic word, don't worry about how or when it will manifest. Just trust & know that God keeps His promises.  Yes, believe me I know first hand how difficult and discouraging it can be  to wait on God. This month God has given me an amazing series to teach during bible study about who He is and what He can do in our lives. One of the lessons I taught was about Abraham.  His story reminded me of how we must continue in faith and believe by faith that we will receive the promise.

    Posted on October 11, 2014 .

    My Lover, My Friend

    Today is my anniversary and I am so blessed to be married to the man of my dreams for 10 years. It seems so unreal that someone like me has a husband who respects me, protects me, nurtures me, strengthens me, motivates me, corrects me, desires me, caresses me, kisses me, touches me & loves me. I never thought I would experience true love

    Posted on June 14, 2013 and filed under Words of Encouragement.

    Tips For Wives: How To Strengthen Your Marriage (Part Two)

    Tip Two: Demonstrate Forgiveness (LET IT GO)

    Have you ever prayed about something and it seems as if your prayers don’t get answered? Mark 11:25 says that before we ask God for anything, we need to show forgiveness towards anyone who we are holding a grudge against. Why is this important in your marriage? You & your husband will have disagreements, your feelings may even get hurt and as women we often hold on to the pain and allow it to intensify. Just LET IT GO! Holding on to...

    Posted on June 13, 2013 and filed under Words of Encouragement.

    Tips For Wives: How To Strengthen Your Marriage (Part One)

    Tip One: Pray For Effective Communication

    There's just something about prayer! It's a way to communicate with God and make your request(s) known to Him. Prayer is so powerful in a marriage and it works. Through prayer, God can soften your husband's heart and God (through your prayers) can communicate to your husband in ways that you can't and bring peace within your marriage. I often get asked "what should I do to maintain a healthy relationship with my husband?" One of my top answers

    Good Marriages Still Exists

    This week, my husband and I will celebrate a huge milestone. We will be married 10 years this coming Friday! I am just too excited, honored and humbled to have such an amazing man that I can call my husband. Over the next several days, in honor of my anniversary, I will be sharing tips for married women (and women who desire to be married) from a message I previously taught at a women's luncheon. I pray that this series of tips blesses you. Please share your thoughts, questions and feedback. Enjoy!

    "And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled." (Titus 2:4-5)

    "I Don't Date Dark Girls"

    I remember being in high school and this really good looking guy said "you're cute but I don't date dark girls". From that moment on my life was changed. I was so hurt by those words. That's when depression, thoughts of suicide and low self esteem started to creep in. I felt like I would never be good enough to have someone in my life that would love me for me. As time went on, I started to settle for less than what I knew I deserved. I started starving myself to...

    The Past is the Past

    Don't ever let anyone make you feel bad because you have made changes in your life to be a better person. Some people want to remind you of your past so that you lose focus on your future. Statements like "don't forget where you came from" & "I remember when you use to...". Sad to say that there are people in your life that don't want to see you succeed or do better because they themselves want to...