December 11, 2018

Mobile Hope Unit

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , at 6:24 am by Broken & Brave

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Mobile Hope Unit

Life should be like a mobile hope unit spreading joy, love and hope everywhere we go. When we get stoked on hope it puts a little somethin’ extra in our style that provokes our heart courage to go the extra mile.

God is writing for you the Song of your Life. He appears to only be using the good notesšŸŽ¶

Put a smile across your face for Joy has a Name! ~Nicole

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:13

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December 26, 2017

Heavenly Distraction

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:38 pm by Broken & Brave

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The Anchor calls…
Draw near…
Do not break away.
Come closer.
Stay…

When you smile, it melts the Heart and Soul of Heaven.
His whispers are soft and he is ever careful with his words.
Breath of Heaven knows your heart best and knows exactly how to extol your soul.
He is a caresser of soul and the discovered of every blissful corner of your being.
He edifies and magnifies and floods the senses with his Majesty.

There is nothing like it.

Holy Intimacy cannot be explained~only experienced.

It happens in the quiet recesses of of the heart, the soul. The mind. The emotions. He quickens and threshes thick. It is real and vibrant and oh so personal–
Just as intimacy should be.
Your friendship with God is personal and there is security in this.
He loves no one else the way he loves you.
How extraordinary.
How special.
He created you so he could pursue and win you.
Breath of Heaven had a winsome way about him.
He knows how to be winsome to win some.
Has he won your affections?
Are you distracted or locked onto his affection?
Can you feel his presence in your life?
Can you feel him caress your cares until they vanish in his love and comfort?

There is nothing like him.

God takes pleasure in humanity and he desires we take pleasure back in him.

Lean back.
Delight yourself in him.
Allow him to lavish you in unbridled and Besotted love.
Shun every distraction that would pull you away.
Carve out a space in the moments of your day to refresh yourself and relieve yourself in him.

Bountiful Blessings are the heart of what he has to offer you.

His love is deep.
His love is vast and wide.
His love is spacious and thick.
His love is fiery.
~In the thick of it you will find refuge, pardon, strength and a temperance of soul that transfigured all into his Beauteous Image.

May God continually bless you with his solace and sweetness.
The more you receive it the more you will find he replenishes with more of it.

He’s always got more…

Rest well.

~Nicole

December 2, 2017

Comfortable Shoes

Posted in Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , , at 8:00 am by Broken & Brave

It takes me a long time to decide if I like something. This is true for almost everything. There are very few things I immediately love. But once I’ve decided and settled on it, I become attached and that’s that, I’m loyal to the core.

As long as I can remember I have been engaged with a deep love affair for shoes. That’s right…shoes. I have no idea what caused me to love them so, but for as long as I know I’ve had a fond attachment to them. I don’t love all shoes, of course, I’m particular about this as well.

When I was a young girl I remember asking my Grandmother (Grammy we called her) if I could go into her closet and try on her shoes. She was a diminutive woman and her foot a little small, so even as a young girl her shoes were still big, but not so big that I couldn’t picture how they’d look if I fit them a little better. Every Christmas this same grandmother would ask what I wanted for a gift and I always told her I wanted new shoes, namely boots. I loved heels and boots best, but of course my mother had the sense to not allow me to wear heels until I was older, so boots it was. I can still probably remember every pair she ever bought me.

Have you ever had a pair of shoes you missed? I’ve had many. I had a pair of shoes I purchased my junior year of college. It was a time when booties (ankle boots) were just coming into style. Seemed the trend for everyone was the style that looked a little like a cowboy boot, but short. I liked them, but as usual, when I went shopping I selected an ankle bootie, but it looks nothing like any boot I’d seen. This is so typical me-I do know that I always love things a little different or unique from the trends. I am also an efficient shopper. I have an agenda and go to find exactly what I’m looking for and am usually done shopping in and out the store tops 20-30 minutes. This particular boot took me a little while to decide how much I liked them. I liked them enough to wear them, but wasn’t really sure I loved them. But the more I wore them, the more they worked their way into my heart. The sole and the leather creased in all the right places and conformed to my foot image making my stride not only fashionable, but extremely comfortable and practical. Also big pluses for me. I have to be comfortable in my clothes or shoes.
This pair of shoes probably became an all time favorite pair. I wore them out, had the soles replaced, and wore them out again. I finally had to get rid of them despite the faithful friend they’d been.

How about you? Have you had something you loved dearly and stuck to it faithfully like glue? Are there things in your life that bring you comfort and are familiar?

Well…let me tell you about my Friend. He will stick closer to you than any kind of bondo glue. He is better than any shoe I’ve ever owned. He will help you. He will be loyal to you. Not only that, but He will guide your soul and bring peace like the comfort of a pair of well worn, yet sturdy shoes. He will protect your heart, mind, soul and will offer you Peace and constantly remind you how much you are adored. Far better than any pair of shoes I’ve ever owned.

The God of all Heaven is waiting for your relationship to begin. He is Patient. He is low pressure. He is Gentle. He is oh so very Kind. He knows you may be a little fickle and particular-just like me. He understands you may like to take your time and think. Your cautious about Him maybe because you’re just not sure what He’s all about and if following Him is going to be a good fit for your life. Although He already knows that He is a custom fit, He just keeps shining and beaming and waiting for you to select him. King Jesus, the ultimate Lover of your Soul. He will crown your life with gold and drape his Goodness all about you like garments. He will bring you His shoes of peace and will comfort your life.

God bless your life. His timing is always right. He offers beauty for pain and comfort even in the rainy storms of life.

~Nicole

ā€œTherefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” Matthew 6:25

September 27, 2017

RebornšŸŒ¹

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:59 am by Broken & Brave

 

Never Had a Better Friend

The Lord has striped me in many ways.

Yet, He preserves each and every one of my days.

He took away so much that mattered to me

and in the process grafted me more tightly into His Tree.

He drew me near and showered me with blessings from above.

He gave me increase in my capacity to Love.

He showed me His devotion and care

Yet I know He will not only stop there.

He took me as a seed and planted me in the Earth.

He provided the water of Salvation in Jesus

giving me second birth.

He rose from the grave and captured my soul.

So who am I to complain or be afraid of any foe?

He crowned me with splendor and His Grace crowns my head.

He asked me to walk this earth in an effort to revive the dead.

So many are abandoned and left without Hope.

Without Jesus they are left with no strength to cope.

They turn to drugs, violence, suicide and sin

Never gaining the purity of heart that can free them from within.

Who am I to complain when troubles cross my path?

For I have access to the very Throne of the One giving me life that will last.

Blessed Jesus, my Savior, Companion, my Friend

Who could turn from you, ignoring the battle within?

There is a day to day struggle that occurs

With in the hearts of all men.

Without Jesus, we are doomed to failure

in a battle that has no end.

Seek Jesus, the Savior, a Friend to all man.

Only He can take a shattered life, put it back together

And make it whole once again.

Seek, Jesus, the Savior, who was crucified and rose again.

He knows of your suffering, your loneliness and can take it from you, putting your misery to end.

Seek Jesus! Seek Jesus! I have never known another to be such a great Friend.

~Nicole

September 10, 2017

“Charming Gardener”

Posted in Prayer of blessing, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:22 am by Broken & Brave

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

~Marcel Proust

When I see a beautiful garden I often think of all the work that went into planting it and keeping it weed free. People are much the same as a garden. Healthy, secure and strong relationships require much tenderness, love and care. People must be nurtured just like a garden.

Your heart is a garden to house your soul…just like a green house full of moisture and beautiful foliage is a heart fully yielded to the Master Gardener. He loves you -heart and soul- and would never do anything to hurt you. It matters not the adversity you’ve known in life, whether great or small, He was there with you through it all because of his great love for you.

The Banner over you is Abiding and Loyal Love. Bask in His Goodness today. ~Nicole

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