February 19, 2018

Invested

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:28 am by Broken & Brave

The truest generosity, frequently, has little to do with financial wealth.

Sometimes the greatest blessings don’t come out of a place of prosperity. Do not discount yourself from being a tremendous blessing in the life of another. Some of the biggest hearts I’ve ever known, most generous people I have every known, were not wealthy. They understand that when a well is pumped, it doesn’t run dry…it replenishes. Those who are faithful with what they have, receive more…until there is abundance. So, don’t be discouraged! Give generously of yourself!

Sometimes a smile, a note or a friendly hello is all another needs to flow into their potential.
Get invested! ~Nicole

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal…”
Matthew 6:20
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February 16, 2018

She Slays

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:30 am by Broken & Brave

“Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongues is the law of kindness…”
Proverbs 31:25-26

Let’s face it, the Proverbs 31 woman slays. She reminds me of a Spartan woman. She is focused like a race horse, her blinders keep her on task and she is not easily derailed by the peripheral view. She knows what lie over the horizon and does not easily perplex herself with pettiness or idleness. She knows who she is and she has full confidence in her King. After all, He made her, He equipped her and He wired her with His Love, Care and Ability.

She is secure.
She is gentle.
She has stamina and endurance.
She has a WE CAN attitude because she is a team player.

Ladies, we are capable of all of these things. The Proverbs 31 woman is not a lofty dream. Our men should see it in us as we demonstrate it. Our abilities EMPOWER them to be more than Conquerers.

YOU are the Key. You can do it and do it marvelously! Christ gave you his Champion Playbook! ~Nicole

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February 15, 2018

A Home for your Heart

Posted in Inspirational, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , at 5:16 pm by Broken & Brave

“Come Home”. Don’t let the cares of this world draw you aside from the Presence of God. He possesses an infinite amount of comfort, care and every thing you need in this life. Draw back in His heart, rest in His Word and settle yourself through prayer. He is waiting for you there…so come home. Allow God’s heart to be your home. New or old, it is as precious as gold.

Imagine being gone on a trip or somewhere far from home. You miss your comforts and familiarities and you even miss sleeping in your own bed. When you arrive there are your loved ones, those with whom you do life. This is how it is when we rest in the Lord. It feels like a homecoming. ~Nicole

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
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February 6, 2018

Courageous Heart❤️

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:24 am by Broken & Brave

Fame may last only a moment….
Greatness is not an event, it is the measure of the contents of a persons entire life.

Every thing you do must be done with the future in mind. Nothing is by chance-so stop looking and circumstance and gain a glimpse of the bigger picture. God sees what you can’t. Friendship with him is Glorious. The beauty of this friendship is unconditional acceptance and mutual giving. Yet He will still out give us! So set your pace.

How does it feel to know you’ve been hand picked by God to be…You? You are created with value. Never discount yourself. You’ve got the Confidence of God! Rise up, Champion!

Follow your heart-it has courage.
Follow your path-it is your own.
With a little courage and tenacity nothing will be impossible for you!

Oh what an excellent path it is!

Isn’t it good to know you can do all things with God’s help, but He isn’t asking you to do everything!
Keep it all in balance. You’ve got this! ~Nicole

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January 29, 2018

Innovate

Posted in Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:31 am by Broken & Brave

Perseverance is a necessary precursor to anything great…

Here is a historical example of people to be grateful for their ability to dream big and persevere…Orville and Wilbur Wright, the creators of the first airplane.

When these two brothers were boys their father gave them a toy helicopter made of cork, paper and a rubber band. This was their source of inspiration to become the first men to fly for the first time a free, controlled flight by a power-driven airplane. Did you know that Wilbur didn’t even receive his high school diploma? I challenge you to research all the trials they had in their efforts to develop this plane. It wasn’t easy. They had all kinds of things go wrong. Then, when they did fly, no one believed them and many didn’t even appreciate their achievement. Instead of becoming discouraged and giving up, they persisted without exception and took their invention to Europe in hopes of further success and they found it. Once returning to the US they were wealthy and famous and began filling contracts for airplanes in both the United States and Europe.

Don’t quit. Never fail to believe that God can and is willing to do anything to show up and show off for you. Believe it! Behind every storm the Son is still shining. ⛅️~Nicole

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
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January 14, 2018

Beauty

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , , at 8:32 am by Broken & Brave

What is Beauty?

To me, a beautiful woman is one who can carry herself in confidence.
But the confidence she carries herself within is not her own;
it is the knowing she has of the One on the Throne to whom her heart is betrothed.
When you belong to The King,
you hold your head high for you are His to keep.

Ladies, you have immeasurable worth. Hold your head high
and take pride.
Not in your face,
nor in your figure
or in your wits
or any past accomplishments.

Though you have these treasures, there is a deeper treasure to be found in you.

Protect it.

You are like Precious Cargo on a Barge sailing to your Destiny.
You are secure. ~Nicole
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January 12, 2018

Drawing…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , at 7:09 am by Broken & Brave

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8

God’s voice can come with Strength and Might like gale force wind. Other times His voice is soft and gentle like the whisper of the breeze through the leaves of a tree. Either way, we must be watching, waiting, and attentive for it.

Part of chasing after the heart of God is learning to press in through prayer. PRESSING IN may require you to PRESS OUT of your comfort zone.

Sometimes our comfort is stretched by merely being still and allowing God to be God. There is nothing you can do better than The Lord. His ways are not ours, so practice the art of trusting Him, leaning on Him, abiding in Him and not on ourselves. It’s always a great day to get better!

~Nicole
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January 7, 2018

Accomplished

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:59 am by Broken & Brave

It is not uncommon for people to project their own struggles, fears, insecurities onto others. It is important to remember that we don’t all struggle the same or think the same. One man’s worries may be another man’s victory.

When I was in college I had a friend from High School who had dropped out of Junior College and began working full time. She had a great job and was making descent money, but her heart’s desire was to return to school and obtain a degree. She had tried to re-engage her academic pursuits a few times only to drop out again. She decided that she wanted to move in with me because in her mind, if she surrounded herself with what she desired she would successfully move in that direction. I had already three years of college under my belt and went to school with a full load while also working a part-time job to help support myself. So, I thought it was a wise idea for her and so I agreed and she moved to my college city, found herself a job and enrolled in a few classes at the neighboring junior college to the university I attended. I’d like to say she stayed the course and quickly advanced, but I can’t. It was a rough terrain for her to reframe her discipline and push through- but over time she did it and excelled in her academic pursuits and is now in a very specialized profession making excellent money and doing something she loves.

Surround yourself with what you desire to achieve or become.

That’s why unity is so key. We can all help each other Overcome. As a True Champion we become willing to place trust in our fellow man. We surrender absolute control and place confidence in others as we go…

Every relationship has propensity to bless your life in countless areas. One friend may excel at one thing while another friend does well at something else. If we hem ourselves together with the glue of loyalty and longevity there isn’t anything we can’t do!

Great things in store for you! God will bring you what you need to achieve every goal or aspiration on your journey. Remain dependent and faithful to Him and a Radiant Joy Journey will begin! These are exciting times we live in!

-Nicole

January 4, 2018

Smelted

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , at 7:23 am by Broken & Brave

Prose of Praise-

Lord…
Jesus.
Faithful Holy Spirit.
Triune God.
I am Besotted by you.
I adore you.
I extol your heart and seek your breath upon me.
I know you could never be clumsy with my heart.
You are all things strong.
All things firm.
All things resilient and sure.
Yet, at the same time, you are easy and gentle and relentless in your pursuit of me.

Come to me.
Cover me with your feathers.
My life has no meaning or measure without you.
I am completely in love with you.
I give you my day…
Help me to do with it as you wish for me. Amen
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He is the forager of hope and remover of gloom. He always has time for you. He will always have room for you. He goes before you, surveys the scene, removes the weeds and the lesser things and prepares a bountiful harvest for you. He has a Garden full of Goodness for you. His tapestry is only made of silk and the finer things. Enormous is the wealth of heart and soul he is prepared to bring.

He is the deepest Lover of your Soul and he believes you are made of pure gold.

May this year, be a golden year.

Gold is costly.
Gold is lustrous and exclusive.
It is not readily available to everybody.
Gold is hard like a rock, yet able to become fluid and easy to handle when it is melted.
Gold has worth of glorious measure.

Arise from your golden slumber and enter the very chambers of God.
His plans are always the right plans.

~Nicole

January 1, 2018

Secured and Treasured

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:18 am by Broken & Brave

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I secured my laurel wreath crown and I ran into the Night…

When God makes you a promise He will rescue you from the moss and the dust.
Over your life he begins to dote and fuss…
You are a big deal to him.
You dawn a smile on his face and project an internal glow that brings radiance to his grace.

He equips then he sends us into the Night to face all that which is dark inside.

Our greatest courage comes when we look inwardly and recognize who we see–the real you, the real me.
We recognize and receive Truth.
This is when we become who we were purposed to be and take our first steps into Providence and Destiny.

He has selected for you a laurel wreath crown…
His crown is not the obvious crown.

It is not flashy or showy…
It is subdued.
It is not greedy or needy…
It is devoted.
A symbol of Mastery.
He loves you and comes toward you.

The Fountain has come and his heart is overrun with Pure pleasure for you.

Allow his Celestial Presence to cascade over you.
Let his veil brush your lips with destiny’s kiss and cover, protect and bless you.
You have been adorned in splendor.

It is in the Night we learn to grow our wings and discover true flight.
He is the Endless Rescuer of our soul.
He is a Mighty and Majestic Help Mate.

So when you face the Night.
Secure your wings tight.
Don’t wrestle the darkness–
Cut through it.

Through it you emerge on the other side Radiant and Captivating with Love’s Pure Light.

God bless your life.
Secure and treasured-
You are loved without measure.

Own the Night….

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