January 9, 2019

Indispensable

Posted in Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , at 3:37 am by Broken & Brave

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Be the Light…

Last weekend our power went out.

So what did my boys do?…Each went for the light on their phone or a flashlight. The youngest and I played cards on my bed.

The power was out for a good hour or more and they laughed and giggled and played with the shadows from the lights in our phones. I thanked the Lord for this short lived inconvenience. It gave them time together they probably really needed. But oh how we all celebrated when the lights came back on–we hadn’t eaten and I needed to cook dinner!

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There isn’t a soul under heaven that does not need the light. The light brings us heat and warmth, the sun nourishes the earth and us humans with its glorious rays full of vitamin D. The plants and foliage grow more abundantly after the rains and then into the light. When it is light people are less depressed and their mood is bright. We even change our clocks in most of the nation twice a year just so we can maximize the light!

In fact,

the Light and Love of Heaven are indispensable in your life.

Indispensable!!

Indespensable-Absolute necessary; essential. Obligatory; unavoidable.

You need it. Your soul craves pure light. When we learn something new or become aware to a new level we are said to be “enlightened”. There was an entire age in history called the “Age of Enlightenment”.

Light is good.

Allow me to speak merely a morsel of Light and Life into you…

You are the Light in the lives of others. You may not realize it, you may not feel it or believe it, but it’s true.

You have a sparkle all your own that is like the Mysteries of Heaven breaking through. Others are relieved by the help you bring. Some look forward to seeing you, even if they never tell you. Many wouldn’t have a day quite the same without a morsel of your presence in it. Don’t you see how needed and necessary you are? Life might be a bit dimmer, less glimmer, less hope, less optimism without you in it. You may be what keeps others keeping on and holding on to the Discovery of Hope through our Lord.

Hope looks brilliant on you!

 

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So keep holding on and pressing on!
Whatever darkness you life may currently hold…it will fade away just as my kids found out last weekend. Besides, how would the world around you come to discover the enormous capacity for love, life, hope and light that dwells within you if there were no night sky to backdrop your radiance? Cascade the skies and draw open tired and weary eyes. Heaven smiles down and a few other people, too.

In you, it is quite True…heaven takes Delight. So keep holding tight and press through the Night. Everything is going to shake out just right–just wait and see! ~Nicole
“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 4:8

 

 

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December 2, 2018

Beautiful Inheritance

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged at 10:15 am by Broken & Brave

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God has absolute remission for your every stain, blemish or sin. His greatest miracles in your life just may be waiting to begin. Step into His Grace. Step into his Love. Allow it to wrap you like a glove as you sink more deeply into His Compassion…His deep Love.

His Mercy for you has no end. His Succor is the garment of a most faithful friend. Wrap yourself up in His Arms today. He’s got a grip that can hold forever.

The Lord has a pocket full of Goodness, Mercy and Strength tucked in His heart for you.
Release the old, embrace the new.
Heaven has Bountiful Mercy for you.

~Nicole

“… so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
Hebrews 9:28

November 27, 2018

Joy & Bliss

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , , , at 6:53 am by Broken & Brave

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Glorious Morning…
Glorious Day…
Beautiful is the feeling that great thing will happen this day.

Belief is found in the heart and soul.

Be a source of joy for another, that the hopeless might catch it through you until their hope within is ignited.

“Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope…and as there is hope, there is joy in living.” -Anonymous

Don’t just dream big dreams…Live your dreams.

I find so many people want joy in their lives, but it eludes them.
As you walk out your destiny watch as you create a beautiful and fragrant wake that builds others up and takes their breath away in the most delightful way.
Tis’ the Season of Miracles.

Love always hopes, always perseveres, love never fails! Blessings upon you!

Joy and Bliss…wrap up in it this holiday season!

~Nicole🎀

November 18, 2018

Inhale…Exhale…

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , at 9:09 am by Broken & Brave

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Broken & Brave~

Belief…

It is the dwelling place of Hope. Though it takes courage, don’t be afraid to dare to Believe.

Breath…

Breath in your bones is what wakes you up in the morn…

Hope…

Hope is the oxygen of the soul that builds us up and helps us take just one more step.

Love…

Love is the ultimate measure of our existence. Without it, we are nothing. With it, we are everything. Faith. Hope. Love. Breath in deeply this trio of success. Count yourself blessed.
No matter how you feel about God. God is crazy about you. No matter how you feel about your life and it’s circumstance, God is still in it with unshakable loyalty and He aims to show you He didn’t hang from a tree for you for nothing! He is in this life WITH YOU!

Purpose..

Resilient drive and purpose of heart is what take the first step and aims for the mark. You’ve got great purpose and reason! Get up already and make it a glorious morning!

It’s great to BE ALIVE!~Nicole💛✨

November 10, 2018

New Hope…

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , at 7:50 am by Broken & Brave

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Broken & Brave~

New Hope…
New Wine…

You are My Beloved Times Nine.
Nine is the number of completion.
Find complete rest today in Him.
Flood your heart, nourish your soul with the awareness of His Complete Grace.

God is doing a complete work in you.

“Lord, purify is heart, mind and soul. Make us liquid gold. Let us not resist as you shape and mold us into the glorious vessels of your Love. Then the world would also know the greatness of your love.” Amen🙏🏼

Have an amazing day!

~Nicole💕

October 21, 2018

Remembered

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 7:39 am by Broken & Brave

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“I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.”

Psalm 45:17

I pray this day we listen for the heartbeat of God. I pray we hear His heart for us. I pray we feel and encounter His Presence.

He is present even when our hearts are at bay.

God’s love is Relentless.

‪“Part of the risk of loving is the risk that you will get hurt. But we must realize that the potential pain is worth it.” Rebecca StJames‬

God has taken enormous chance on you, to love you, to save you, to see you through.

Hold on, Beloved. Be Loved. The Champion of Heaven is taking off His gloves! He’s got Resurrection Power to Intercede and help you over come every trial as light and momentary.

You can REST with Him.♥️

~Nicole

October 5, 2018

Strength For You Today

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , at 6:34 am by Broken & Brave

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Exhortation…

Beloved…I know what the Lord is up to. He is equipping you for your Calling. He is building stamina, fortitude, and the ability to dig deep and keep going. You already have all of these virtues…but he is molding you to a new level of abundance in each. I am so excited for you!!! I will pray you through…but get excited, God must have amazing and wonderful plans for you!❤️

God sees and knows every detail of struggles you are going through.
He is with you, guiding you, strengthening and protecting you through it all. By it, learn to trust more deeply in Him.

You are Beautiful. ~Nicole

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3

September 12, 2018

My Glorious

Posted in Inspirational tagged at 1:57 am by Broken & Brave

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I’ve been awake more than an hour now. Eyes barely able to creep open, yet awake. When this happens I know what my Lord is after. He either wants me to pray or He wants me to write. I don’t always immediately know which He is after so I lay still. I speak from my heart and mind to him—only God can hear a thought. Then I abide and wait. Tonight I suspected I was to get up and write. I knew what He desires me to to say…He began the conversation by vehicle of His Holy Spirit before I went to bed last night…but it was left unfinished.

So sleepy…so I lie awake and prayed and listened…. This is what I heard:

“Time to show up and show out.
You are a Carpenter’s daughter.”

I love this.
I love everything about it.

It could mean countless things which He reveals in His good time. But ultimately it means I am loved by One who knows how to build.
He does His part and I do mine.
I yield to what He is constructing in my life and how He desires to use my gift, talents and abilities to lay a Beautiful yet Rock Solid foundation to build upon with Him always as the Cornerstone.

I love when He speaks.

My Glorious —
I feel you close.
How is it that I can’t touch you, yet I feel you?
Your Presence—Enormous.
Larger than life are you.
My breath—taken.
My knees—shaken.
I fall before your Throne.
There is nothing like you.
There is no one like you.
How did I come to receive the glorious privilege of knowing you?

My Glorious

You are Glorious.
I anticipate our time together.
Your favor brings me pleasure.
Your Spirit touches my spirit.
Deep calls to deep.
And I respond to the noise of your Breakers.
They cascade over me like waterfalls.
You replenish my strength.
You nourish my soul.
You leave me hungry for more.

There is none like you—

You are My Glorious.

~Nicole

September 11, 2018

Lean In

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged at 6:47 am by Broken & Brave

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”

Isn’t this such a great reminder. No matter how you feel or think about God—
or if you don’t think of Him at all.
I dare say, even those who do not believe in Him at all. He believes in you.

Countless people from all walks of life have this in common. They call upon the Lord in times of turmoil, despair, fear, pain and loss.

Even when we are faithless.
He is faithful.

You may not understand the pain you walk through, but heaven will get you through and provide the strong shoulder for you to lean upon. Even the strongest shoulders need somewhere to lean.

When I was young I didn’t do a lot of leaning into God. I leaned most anywhere else, but not there. Looking back I see how He protected me anyway through several situations that could have gone a different way. I began to see His hand guiding mine and then I realized Heaven had a plan for my life.

Father in Heaven—
Entangle my heart with the thread of heaven.
Lace me in Divine Grace.
Weave and spin my heart, turning it like a wheel and move me wherever you go…

Heart and soul you have given me more than my heart or soul could have ever asked for. Amen

There is nothing like hiding in Him.

Gods grace go with you.
He is there with you now—
saturating your life with His own.
Shine bright because your life is meant to dispel the Night.

The Grace of Heaven is a Beautiful thing. You are valuable and your life possesses incredible merit.

~Nicole

June 10, 2018

Saved by the Stitch

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , at 6:26 am by Broken & Brave

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When you are petite, diminutive, smaller in stature😉
…you either learn to sew alterations yourself or you have a favorite tailor.

I was blessed with a mother who could really crank the wheel and fix, sow, mend, hem, pretty much everything. I have some sewing skills, but I’m not a seamstress. My daughter can do a little sewing as well. But let me tell you about the original fashion designer. The one True Lord & Tailor.

God is all about textiles.
God is all about your life.

The fabric of your life may be stretched, twisted, pulled and wrinkled at times…but you are resilient. You are strong. You are flexible. You are hardy and you belong in every season. You never go out of style and your seams may seem like they are falling apart–but they don’t. God is the stitch work that beautifully holds it all together and keeps every detail in place. And who else could take credit for the incredible smile you put on His face?

There is an old idiom that goes,
“A stitch in time saves nine.”

In modern words, if something gets taken care of right away you can deflect more damage or problems that can arise in any situation. Think of all the stitches God saves! Because His love saves us every time.

So keep your chin up, wherever life rolls. God’s got special materials and patches to mend the holes. He hand washes the details of our life and knows how to keep the colors bright. He longs to bless your life.

Nicole~

“A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.” Ecc. 3:7

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