January 14, 2018

The Pollen of Passion

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 8:15 am by Broken & Brave

Your successes are safely tucked within your struggle.

Are you struggling?

Right now it looks like progress, passion, perseverance and heart. These are the attributes, the grit, that everything GREAT is made from. It’s never too late to be whatever you want to be. Believe~in yourself and every possibility etched within. Begin~to take the required actions steps of faith required to manifest destiny. As you do these things you will see yourself become all He has woven within you to be..
Like a Valiant Steed does he proceed ahead making a way for absolutely everything you will need to complete your purposed journey.

God will direct your path and the lives of those he has hand picked for you to touch. I believe this with all of my heart. So, never be too hard on yourself, nor too easy either. You are designed, set apart, and created to rise higher and take others with you, too. You’ve got a lot to offer this world, just dig deep inside and LOVE it all out!

From the Crown of your head to the soul of your feet, may the Lord’s plan for your life be made whole and complete. Every little thing you have ever experienced can be used of God to build your heart, hope and happiness if you let it. Life is a beautiful arrangement, like a bouquet of flowers and He is the Gardener. You’ve got a way about you all your own that has a lingering presence.

The world wouldn’t be the same without you. ~Nicole

“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”
Psalm 139:13-14
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November 1, 2017

Cut from Above in Love💎

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , at 6:41 am by Broken & Brave

I am a big fan of the idiom, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”

In fact, I am always reminding my boys of this saying and it’s meaning when I observe how they sometimes treat each other when one is not doing what the other wants him to do. They will try bossing each other, or get curt with their tone of voice or even come across demanding at times. I know they are children, and they are learning etiquette, manners and the like.

I want them to be gentlemen, little gentlemen in training now…so in time, each one, will become a True Gentleman when grown. They will get it, but it is my job as a parent, to teach them to be kind, use positive words, encouragement and asking for help, not demanding it. I also want to instill in them how praise can go such a long way to making others feel valued, appreciated and needed.

These are practical steps that omit a pleasing aroma of Agape. Of course, we apply these truths to ourself as often as we can…for little lives learn by what we do, not what we say.

I shift my gaze to my culture around me and see people who have forgotten how to love. Our society as a “melting pot” has forgotten how to meld and gel together. People seem agitated and frustrated and angry. But when you encounter this remember, they are probably really hurting. They have forgotten the focus of their gaze upward and have become focused on the wrong things. Some are just bent this way and some have experienced a slow ebbing away and not realized what has happened. Be gracious. Display gentlemen and gentle lady like demeanor. Smile at people even when they frown. Be kind and approachable even to the rigid and recoiled. Chances are most won’t change from their encounter with you, but one might. You don’t know who it will be. Rise above, Ladies and Gentlemen. I think that Old American polished Gentry still exists in the heart of humanity. Let’s not quit on each other…just like you wouldn’t want your kids to give up on each other. God’s got a big family called Humanity and had loaded His Hope within.

We are all His Diamonds in the rough.

~Nicole

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September 18, 2017

A Heart for Community

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:30 am by Broken & Brave

“For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you-that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” Romans 1:11-12

God plants people in neighborhoods, houses (resident dwellings), careers, jobs, and communities. God has a heart for community. Therefore, He had this in mind when He wrote on the tablet of your heart the purpose for your life. He decided where and when He would plant you like a seed on this earth. He is a Sovereign God. What does that mean? It means there is nothing that escapes His eye for detail. There is no plan He forgot or neglected to make. He is ever mindful of the course of your life. You can take great Comfort and Confidence in this. I am hoping I communicate encouragement to you if you are in a job that stresses you severely, or maybe you don’t like your neighborhood or have a neighbor who is difficult to live near. God has planted you there- if only for a season. You have been chosen to be a light to that community, whatever it is. ~Nicole

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