October 19, 2019

Broken Places Make Us Brave

Posted in health and wellness, Inspirational tagged , , , , , at 7:40 am by Broken & Brave

Got Some Goals?

So every goal you have ever set for your health and fitness or every other aspect of your life–it’s not too late. It’s not forsaken, it’s not beyond you or behind you. He is still with you and if you keep going–so will He!

You have been forged from the Rock.

You MIGHT as well be granite because you are ROCK SOLID !

God is Intentional about your Redemption.  I think that’s pretty incredible. ~Nicole

“You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.” John 13:13

http://brokenandbrave.com/uncategorized/broken-places-make-us-brave/

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October 18, 2019

Something from Nothing

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , , , , at 7:03 am by Broken & Brave

is on the Throne and He still rolls stones! 3 days in a tomb locked behind stone, the Savior owned the keys to death, hell and the grave. It’s time for an overthrow of all things awful in your life. It’s time to rise! Grave clothes come off! You are a Radiant Bride!

And God will create for you, something out of nothing. 

Many Blessings, Nicole

Click the link for the full encouragement! You won’t regret the time spent drinking in pure exhortation!⬇️⬇️⬇️

http://brokenandbrave.com/spirit/devotional/something-from-nothing/

October 13, 2019

Slam the Brakes!

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , at 6:40 am by Broken & Brave

(Photo credit tokkoro.com)

What is rising against you?

How is your Peace?

With the Peace of God the Anchor holds steady and strong through even the fiercest storms.

The battle may rage, but you won’t.

Read the link below to find out how to slam the brakes on the things that steal your Peace.

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http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/slam-the-brakes/

October 12, 2019

Slumber of Soul

Posted in Creative Writing/Poetry, Inspirational tagged , , , at 5:43 am by Broken & Brave

New Hope for a New Day. . .

Samuel was a sleeping boy. Yet, the Lord called to him by name. You were sleeping. You maybe weren’t lying down or having your eyes closed, but you were asleep, Slumber of Soul.

At the end of the day when the sun decides to go away and cradle itself on the horizon
The moon arises and this is of no surprise, yet it takes the breath away.

God is like both the sun & the moon—He isn’t going anywhere.
He is committed to you through thick & thin. He is there.

Where are you now? Do you sleep still? Or have your eyes opened and you’ve been awoken to the greatest love you could ever know? This love heals. This love rejuvenated. This love rejoices. This love has a voice and gives you a voice. This love stills the storm to a whisper. This storm breathes life into dry bones. This love carries the weight of your burdens and lays itself down. This love does not tarry, but is freely given. This love is fierce and is not found in multiplication of words. This love is thick and not easily untangled. Once it grabs hold of you, you will never feel strangled, but entangled in something abiding and true. Hope has a beautiful way of making all things new. That’s what this love can do. So open your eyes. Awaken….

The Lord is Calling to you somehow. He doesn’t call to everyone the same—but He calls. Do you feel him? Stirring… something inside of you is stirring.

Grace. Amazing. Pure. True. Hand carved Grace especially for you.

And just like both the sun and the moon—He isn’t going to base His care on yesterday’s performance or Splendor. Fresh and New is His love for you every single single day.

As the Lord sings the nights sweet lullaby-so He graced a whisper to open our eyes.

Today is the best gift…breath it all in.

~Nicole

October 11, 2019

Strength & Joy

Posted in Inspirational, leadership, true story tagged , , , , , , , at 7:09 am by Broken & Brave

“Be humble but EXCITED! God is arranging things in your favor. Diligently working behind the scenes. Be excited for all the good coming your way. “Feel” it…..” Gina Gonzalez

A woman who has become dear and close to my heart (who I met through my direct sales business) wrote the above quoted and I couldn’t think it more lovely.

Be humble.

Be courageous.

Be extravagant with Hope. Inspire and Aspire.

You are going higher!

We are all on a journey together, but our paths vary. The view is different, the Splendor varies, the destination by design unique to each individual because you and I…we all are unique in design and purpose. Every life has merit and worth and deserves dignity and a form of honor. All of life is honorable.

Replenish your heart with hope. Stay in the Presence of the Most Honored Holy Ghost. Feel His tingle in your bones, that’s the Anointing. His Presence has an actual Presence. Not everyone can feel Him, but He is there. Call upon His Good Name.

I write and post somewhere on social media everyday something that has inspired my pen or been leaned upon my heart. I don’t know who or how many read my words or even care to read them, but I write them just the same because I know it’s part of my path. You never know who you are helping. I receive messages, texts and phone calls from near strangers telling me details of how something I wrote equipped them to keep going. I absolutely love that part. You don’t have to know those kids of derails to follow the lead of the Lord. And when you are doing what you know God wants you to do, has wired you to do, you will have immeasurable Joy in doing it.

If there is no Joy, maybe it’s not your true path? Maybe you’ve hitched a ride on someone else’s? It may look glamorous or better, but it won’t feel better because it’s not yours. As a personal trainer and nutrition consultant I have to know my scope of practice and I dare not venture out of its borders or I become liable. The same is true for your purpose and identity. Don’t step out of your scope, there is heavenly protection within its borders.

Own the road, but be sure you know the road you are on is yours. Success isn’t success if it doesn’t stir your soul, positively equip others, empower belief and stoic understanding in your destiny. Purpose. Merit. Power.

Be complete…And know that every ounce of your completeness is in knowing the Lord and what He put you here for.

It’s never about being known…but rather it’s about knowing the one who owns you.

You belong to the Lord. I pray today He firmly stoke your Strength and your Joy.

Everything becomes possible for those who love.

~Nicole

“My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to your word.” Psalm 119:28

“When I am with You and You are with me,

Life will be self-forgetting Power;

Life ever conscious, buoyant, clear, and free

Will flame in darkest hour.”

George MacDonald

October 10, 2019

Did You Know? . . .

Posted in Creative Writing/Poetry, Inspirational tagged , , , , , , at 5:25 am by Broken & Brave

Comfort and Rest May they abide wholeheartedly with you today and may you receive Strength for your Journey. ~Nicole

Click the link below for an encouraging word of exhortation.

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/did-you-know/

October 6, 2019

Truly Loved

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:21 am by Broken & Brave

“He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.”

His Mighty Grace & Tender Mercy were sent to still you in the storm.

People can hold us from the outside. But God will hold us from the inside. How Beautiful. ~Nicole

http://brokenandbrave.com/mind/truly-loved/

October 5, 2019

Confidential

Posted in true story tagged , , at 5:37 am by Broken & Brave

I wrote this blog a while back, and came across it this morning and thought it was worth a re-share.

Life moves fast. Before we know it time has passed and what did we do with it? Live in such a way that it makes an impact on even those who don’t approve of you. It’s exactly what Jesus did! So I know we can all do it, too! After all, his glorious presence rests within you.

Here’s my post…

As you may know I do personal training and small group fitness. My client’s come to me, but I have one client who I go to and train in her home. She is older and prefers to be home to exercise. Her home is beautiful, custom built with every detail attended to…right down to the monogrammed toilet paper in the restrooms. She reminded me this week that she does not keep track of her sessions and wanted to know if she owed me money.

I told her, “No, you are fine.” But then I also said, “You shouldn’t tell me you don’t keep track (or anyone you contract for business) because you are a woman of wealth and many who lack integrity would try to take advantage of you.” I LOVE what she said. With a twinkle of wisdom and experience in her eye, she said,

“I know..but that’s between you and God.”

Isn’t that true for all of us…

God knows and sees everything.

There is nothing that escapes him.

If we aren’t growing we become stagnant and regress.

We are at all times moving toward God or away from Him. Take the wisdom of a woman with monogrammed toilet paper.

Live a life of Purpose, Character and Integrity.

People are watching and so is God.

-Nicole

October 4, 2019

Harvest

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , at 7:16 am by Broken & Brave

“Sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a destiny.”

All of life is like being a farmer. We sow, we water, we cultivate, we harvest. The reward is yours and the magnitude of it depending on the type of seed you sow, care you take, love you bring (which is just the right fertilizer) determines the harvest you reap.

Have faith.

Put your love on display—

People everywhere are bleeding on the inside and not saying anything.

People everywhere are empty within.

People all around us have a void of soul they can’t fill on their own.

It’s up to each one of us—

Be a cup to be filled and fill the cup of others.

Overflow~

You are adored.

What is it to be adored exactly?

“to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor”

Maybe you don’t feel worthy of adoration or that you’ve done some things or even failed to do some things? Here’s the thing… none of those thoughts or feelings matter even if they are true. And remember, just because you feel a certain way doesn’t make it truth.

The Father of Lights shines full in His heart when he thinks of you. And he thinks about you all day long. Really drink that in a moment. There is a God. He is Creator of All. He created you. He dreamed up your very DNA before one tiny chromosome or genetic code was formed. And he did it with such care. Every aspect of you.

Absorb what I am saying like the root of an evergreen planted in the soil. You are a vast and spreading tree. You have resilience and strength. You have beauty. You bring benefit to the environment around you. Could you even imagine not having trees? Trees are so beautiful and they bring depth, color, texture and shade! You are just the same. The shade you offer may be some sort of resource, provision, comfort or way you help others.

So wherever you are today. No matter how you feel. Heaven is real and it has chosen you.

You are chosen.

You are loved.

You are set apart.

You are lovely.

You are love able.

Be healthy.

Be whole.

Be strong.

Your harvest is coming.

~Nicole

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Luke 6:38

October 3, 2019

Discernment

Posted in Devotional, leadership tagged , , , , , , , , at 6:23 am by Broken & Brave

How is your discernment?

As Believers we need to be innocent as a dove, but wise like a serpent. How is your discernment? Few things will carry you as far as strong and keen as a sense of discernment.

Discernment will separate the right from the wrong, the correct from the error, the sin from the blessing. Discernment will bring wisdom, guidance and protection. We are rapidly headed into an age of deep shadows and false light. Shine bright and illuminate the night, but do it in love and do it with discernment!

~Nicole

“Lord, help us to see as you see. Navigate our path. Expose strongholds and false truth. Do it Lord! We depend on you!”

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16

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