Strong, Separated, and Celibate

I know that marriage is designed by God. I know that it is His will for His people to be fulfilled in their marriages. I know that God does not like divorce, but it is permitted. But what I find interesting is that the Bible doesn’t really talk about separation. Knowing the little I know about the Bible, and from what I know about God, it’s safe to say that He doesn’t like separation either. But, now that I am separated for the second time in my very troubled marriage, I have to say that I have a renewed mind regarding my perspective on many things, particularly the topic of love and God’s will for my life. I am learning to find answers and guidance from the Bible during this particular chapter in my life and I must say that it has been quite helpful. Continue Reading…

What If…It’s Really Small?

Now get your head out of the gutter! LOL I’m talking about PERCEPTION. What if what you think is SO BIG is really so small? When you think about your problems, your heartaches, or that thing that made you angry, frustrated, or vengeful, you may tend to get all worked up. You may analyze it (a few times), stress over it, worry about it, and a few hours, days, months, or even years later, you have put so much emphasis on it–assigned so much time and energy to it–that you have

allowed it to change you.

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Your Success With ANYTHING Can Depend On This ONE Thing

You may be a very talented athlete. You may be a gifted speaker. You may be a creative artist. You may have a brilliant mind for business ideas. You may even believe yourself to be a wonderful spouse. But you may not be successful in these areas if you are unwilling to be TAUGHT. Not if you are unwilling to learn; if you are unwilling to be TAUGHT.

There’s a difference.

And this difference can either be an obstacle to your success, or lead you to it.

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Lose 15, 20, or more in 2015!

It’s cool starting a new year, you know, “new year, new you,” and all that. But many times, the excitement of attaining your goals can wane within the first few days of the year, especially if you don’t have a plan or any direction. Many people want to lose weight this year, including you. You are excited about a new beginning, achieving noticeable weight loss, getting that sexy body, getting healthier, cutting back on medication, and looking delicious in the mirror. But, in weight lossall the excitement, you either don’t know what to do or you may have gotten in over your head. Here are a few tips that helped me to lose 10 pounds in the first two months, then 20 pounds in 4 months AND KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF for over a year (within 5 pounds)!

1. I cut back on many fast foods including Subway. Did you know that while Subway is not as bad as many fast food places, a 6 inch sub can still have over 20 grams of fat? And that one sub can have at least 430 calories, chips at least 130 calories, and a cookie at least 200 calories? When I was trying to lose weight, that was about half of my calories for the day! And I liked to eat, so that wasn’t going to work for me…at least not a couple times a week.Continue Reading…

3 Fears That Have Women Settling For Less

I talk to so many women who have “dreams, goals, and aspirations,” however, are having a hard time moving forward in their lives. Or maybe they are moving forward, however, not as quickly as they would like. Perhaps it’s an issue of time or circumstance, but many times, it’s just plain, old fear.

womanprayingFear can be so incredibly paralyzing…and seemingly anonymous. You may say, “I don’t know why I can’t just get going,” or “I don’t know why I haven’t left this job,” or “I just can’t seem to lose this weight.” And because we many times don’t identify it, we don’t address it, and we live day in, day out, in “someday.”

Here are 3 of the most common fears women have that have us settling for less:Continue Reading…