Only the best

“Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.” Proverbs 22:29 If there is one thing I’d like you to embrace today from Proverbs 22 it would be the value of excellence. Excelling is not only getting better but going beyond average. The promise we see in this verse is that the person who excels will not stand before unknown men but will instead be brought before great and influential people. So what is it that you do? Are you a student, a career woman or man, […]

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Living lavishly

“Luxury is not fitting for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule over princes.” Proverbs 19:10 Are you a fool? If not, I have good news for you: you were made to enjoy luxury! God made this world beautiful. He poured all precious kinds of stones in the earth. He decked out the earth with breath-taking waterfalls, springs, oceans, and lakes. He placed an innumerable amount of stars in the sky. He created all sorts of wonderful plant life, flowers, scents, spices, foods, and all the richness one could ever imagine. Why? Because God has no problem with […]

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Plan to succeed

Day 16 of 31 Days of Wisdom Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (Amplified Version) One sure way to fail at anything is to leave the Lord out of it. Including the Lord in your plans means to get His perspective BEFORE you decide to move forward on a major endeavor. Including the Lord in your plans is not making a decision and then asking God to bless it. We should […]

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The beginning of wisdom

“The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10 This is a verse I heard many times when I started in the faith but it took me a while to understand its meaning. To fear The Lord is to have a reverence for Him. Revering Him translates into regarding His thoughts, words, and desires; not only taking them into consideration but esteeming them above our own. Why is having this attitude the beginning of wisdom? Why is elevating Gods desires above ours and all else the point at […]

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Lust or life?

Day 7, 31 Days of Wisdom Have you been sexually tempted before? Tempted to sleep with someone who you are not married to? Proverbs 7 describes a man who gave into a woman who was tempting him. This woman was married but took the opportunity to cheat on her husband while he was away on a long trip. I found this chapter captivating as it describes in great detail her seductive ways, her alluring persuasion, and how so many men have fallen victim to her. What struck me though were verses 22-23: “Immediately he went after her, as an ox […]

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Effects of Adultery

Day 5 – The Effects of Adultery It’s been said that being the spouse of someone who has committed adultery against you can be more painful than losing that spouse to death. Death has a way of feeling totally out of your control. But adultery seems to cut at you in unimaginable ways. If a spouse is cheated on they can easily feel broken, abandoned, unloved, afraid, angry, and a whole host of other emotions.  On day 5 of 31 days of wisdom, I’d like to shed some light on the other side of adultery. We can imagine all too […]

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Do you know the difference between knowledge, wisdom, & understanding?

(Day 2 of 31 Days of Wisdom) “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;” Proverbs 2:6 Here we see the Lord is not only the giver of wisdom but also of knowledge and understanding. But what is the difference between wisdom, knowledge, and understanding? Knowledge is facts. Wisdom tells you what you should do with those facts. Understanding tells you why you should do them (allowing you to identify cause and effect). When we have knowledge, wisdom, and understanding flowing together we experience great grace in our lives. Here’s a common example of how knowledge, […]

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The next 31 days of your life…

The next 31 days will be awesome for you! In fact if you find it a lil tough to read the Word regularly, you’re gonna find the next 31 days easy. Starting tomorrow, March 1, I’ll be posting each day from my favorite book in the bible, Proverbs. The month of March has 31 days and Proverbs has 31 chapters so it’s the perfect match. But I’d love for you to go on this journey with me. Each day in March read the chapter that corresponds to the date. Tomorrow is March 1 so we will start with Proverbs 1. […]

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In Your Dreams…

There are some people that God loves to speak to through dreams. My sister in-law is one of those people. She often gets dreams and usually they are straight from heaven. Dreams usually come with a lot of symbolism and when they are from the Lord they are usually vivid. I have had dreams too; some from the Lord and some from bad Chinese food (the Chinese always get a bad rap for food). But seriously, how do you know if a dream is of the Lord? And what should you do if you receive a dream from the Lord? […]

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Procrastination: Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Made

Great news! In a little over a month (end of February) I’ll be having a book release party for my latest title, “From Likable to Lovable, your path to finding true love”. After reading it you are going to feel confident about who you are and will be prepared to enjoy a fulfilling relationship. Stay tuned for details on the party. But let me say this; completing this book was difficult! A lot of rewrites, wanting everything to be “perfect”, complications beyond my control, and so much more. But the biggest challenge was procrastination. One day the Lord dealt with me about […]

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