FaithBuilding| Scriptures to Build your Faith

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MUSTARD SEED FAITH

MUSTARD SEED FAITH

Struggling in your faith? Does it seem like you have been waiting for a long time?

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.

 

Keep in mind that God keeps his promises. This is a new season. We have to prepare our selves for the change and be in position for God to move in our situation.

If you are waiting on healing, financial break through or emotional releases, God has what you need.  You just have to trust him and keep the faith.

Live in expectancy!!! Look for signs of God moving on your behalf. When you see him blessing your brother or your sister, Celebrate (Put a praise in  the atmosphere) with them knowing that he is in your neighborhood…

Today ‘s Scriptures

For therein is the righteous of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith

Romans 1:17 (KJV)

Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thy goest.

Joshua 1:9 (KJV)

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 (KJV)

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luke 1:37 (KJV)

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he promised, he was able also to perform.

Romans 4:20-21 (KJV)

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31 (KJV)

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Mark 9:23 (KJV)

(For we walk by faith and not by sight:)

II Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon the earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:25,26 (KJV)

 

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:27 (KJV)

 

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect. But wilt thou know , O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

James 2:17

Much Love 💖 Nora

Jeremiah 29:11 “Hope & A Future”

#liveinpurpose

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Happy Valentine’s Day|Love never Fails|

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#OOTD Everything Thrifted Except my Valentine's Day Gift

#OOTD Everything Thrifted Except my Valentine’s Day Gift

Today is a day that almost every one stops and take time to show love to the one or the ones that they Love and cherish the most.

Love bears all things, Love believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. LOVE Never Fails…1 Corinthians 3:7-8

Jesus should us the greatest “Love when he gave his Life for us to be able to be Saved and have eternal Life!

We all owe him our life to live up right and pleasing in his sight. It is my desire to give him me and to lead other to a relationship with him.

In this regard, my family and my children are my first priority.
I love them with all my Life. I try to live my life where they can see Christ in me. Lead by Example….Tomorrow is not promised and we must “LIVE” “LoVe” ” “LAUGH”

HOPE you and yours had a great day with your family. With Christ all things are possible, if you are lonely don’t give up on God he knows your heart and your desires.

We heard a word today “And the Peace of God” You can have a peace with God that others will not understand. Don’t Let situations still your Joy!

This is the day the Lord has made: I will rejoice and be glad!

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My Valentine’s Day gift 2016 Kate Spade Nude HandBag

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we didn't leave my Sweet Husband out...He Loved his gift as well...He deserves much more....He's a hard worker
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Much Love 💖 Nora

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He Makes Provision|Psalms 23|

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15 - 1Why worry when God has already made provision.

He continues to take care of us and make ways out of no way.

We just have to trust him.

God is not like man. He does not make promises that he does not keep. If its spoken over your life or if it’s written in his word it will happen.

Just find yourself being obedient and living a life pleasing in his sight.

PSALMS 23

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

 

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

 

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

 

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

 

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

 

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

 

 

 

 

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Be YOU’nique Project| Loving the Skin I’m In| Keeler Bryson|

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Self esteem is all about how you feel about yourself and what you believe about yourself. Many young ladies struggle with having positive feelings about themselves and this is what ultimately lead them to being involved in negative behaviors  as a means of coping with life and not being comfortable with themselves and who God made them to be. Self esteem can be crippling and prevent you from fulfilling your dreams or just doing everyday activities.

The purpose of the #BeYouProject is to enlighten you about self -esteem issues  and  feature women who are walking in purpose and encourage you to do the same 

God made each of you beautiful.  You are altogether beautiful, my darling;    there is no flaw in you ( Song of Solomon 4:7)

This weeks feature:

*Please read and share with some young person today.

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Bio

  

Keeler Bryson is a Teacher, Motivational Conqueror, Author and Entrepreneur. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is the founder and CEO of Teachable Life Moments, LLC and Vision Writers Publishing, LLC. 

 

Her experience and skill set is very diverse as she’s served in the insurance industry, an Adjunct Managerial Finance Professor, a Trainer for the dfree® (debt-free) program and Real Estate Agent. She’s taught seminars and workshops on topics such as Spiritual Development, Ministry Helps, Youth Empowerment, Marriage and Relationships, Risk Management, etc. She’s a member of the Professional Academy for Healthcare Management and the National Association of Realtors.

 

In 2013, she authored her first book, Crisis Management: How To Manage Personal Life Crises, which was featured on The Impact Network, where she was able share this book with over 23 million households. In 2014, she authored her second book, Live L-I-V-E!. And in 2015, she co-authored a third book with her husband, Conquering the Humps & Downs of Marriage.

*Available for purchase on Amazon

 http://amzn.com/0692502688

  

When in her presence, it’s evident that she is a gifted Live L-I-V-E! Strategist, with a passion to coach, mentor and inspire others to be Overcomers for Purpose.

 

Keeler is happily married to Grover Bryson for over 20 years. They have two daughters, Whitney and Miracle. 

The Interview 

How do you describe yourself?

I would describe myself using the following words: thinker, wise, optimistic, progressive, surmounter, courageous, giving, edifier, forbearing, outgoing and fair

Discuss your successes in life or something you are very proud of?  

I believe we’re all on a journey to SELF. And it’s a blessing to find your “true” self, because a lot of people never find their authentic selves. And as a result, they’re miserable, bored and don’t know why. When this happens, we risk living a life that’s socially popular, instead of the one Divinely planned. We all start off as cocoons so to speak. The intent is to move from the cocoon to the butterfly. The cocoon phase could represent troubles, restriction, rejection, confusion, inauthenticity, dysfunction, negative/unhealthy influences & relationships, peer pressure to conform to the status quo, low self-esteem, untrue stories about our destinies & purpose, etc. Conversely, the butterfly phase would represent a LIFE that has been transformed into Divine Purpose. …a LIFE of fulfillment. …a LIFE of authenticity….a LIFE of freedom…..a LIFE where we start flying and defying the odds and terminating generational curses. It’s important to remember that, how we perform while inside the cocoon, determines whether we take wings and fly into Divine Purpose or just exist. Of all of my successes, the one I’m most proud of is my self-discovery and butterfly transformation, as this discovery launched me into my own authenticity, as well as new territory in the marketplace!

What was the hardest thing that you had to deal with as a young female/ teenager growing up? The hardest thing I had to deal with as a young person was fighting to not be one of the statistics, that’s frequently predicted for young Black girls, that’s raised in a single, female home in the hood. As a young teenager, I had to deal with fighting against being a school dropout, partaking in drugs & alcohol, promiscuity, teen pregnancy, mediocrity, thoughts of hopelessness, suicide, confusion, feelings of loneliness and lowliness. By God’s grace and my strong desire for a successful future, I avoided and/or escaped all of these traps.  
  

Relationships

Did you have a lot of friends in school?

I didn’t have a lot of friends in school. I think this was because I was usually going in the opposite direction of my peers. Case and point, I got married 90 days after graduating from high school. This is something most of my peers weren’t even thinking about doing! My mind was always on serious things, such as my future, my goals, marrying a great husband, a great father for my children, the type of house I wanted to live in, how to have success, etc. I didn’t attend very many football/basketball games, prom, school events, etc., and it didn’t bother me to not go. However, I was somewhere reading books, Ebony and JET Magazines that profiled successful Black executives and entrepreneurs. My circle was and continues to be small, as I was somewhat of an introvert at times. I know now that isolation is commonly found among those God is going to use. You’re not strange. You’re specially marked by God for Purpose.
  
Did you find making friends easy? Please elaborate with your answers  

No. I was mature and very wise for my age which caused me to come across as an old lady. As a result, I was sometimes referred to as “the moma” by my friends. As a result, I believe this sometimes made it difficult to make friends. After all, few teens want to be friends with another young person who acts like they’re their mother. This prevents the so called fun from happening. Additionally, in retrospect, I believe that the maturity and wisdom I possessed as a young girl caused me to be super cautious with whom I became friends with, as I didn’t want to end up going down the wrong road, due to negative influences and peer pressure from unhealthy friendships. Honestly, I always felt more comfortable being around positive and inspiring adults that I could learn something from. This too is a sign of someone who’s marked for Purpose.

How important are relationships with others?

Relationships are very important and I’ve learned that there are three types of relationships: confidants, constituents and colleagues. It’s important to distinguish their differences, so that we manage them accordingly. By doing this, we minimize disappointments. Each are necessary at certain stages of life, but the most important ones are the confidant type of relationships. Everyone needs at least one confidant relationship. These are people who genuinely love you, want the best for you, will protect and cover you, still respect you when you get it wrong and who you totally trust with your vulnerabilities. These are people you can be “real” with and they accept you for who you are. Their love and support is never contingent upon you living by their preferences. They will not ask you to do something they know is wrong or not good for you. They always tell you what you need to hear, instead of what your ego wants to hear. Their criticisms are from a place of love and concern, instead of jealousy and hatred.

How important is your relationship with God in your everyday life?

My relationship with God is extremely important as it relates to everyday life! It’s one that’s intimate, not casual. It’s one that I intentionally set aside time for daily. For it is because of God that I Live, Move and have my Being. This relationship enables me to Live through anything, Move to and through anything and Be all the things He designed me to Birth and Be! As a result of this relationship, I have Spiritual Intelligence, when I need answers and understanding. And I have Spiritual Backup when I’m confronted and attacked with turbulent times. This relationship keeps me balanced, strong, joyful, at peace and full of His Spirit, so that I can effectively pour into others. All that I have overcome and become is a result of my relationship with God. I treasure it, highly value it and protect it. Being in a dedicated relationship with God is how we always WIN!

Goals

If you had the opportunity to speak to a group of young females/teenagers what would like to say to them?

If I had the opportunity to speak to a group of young females/teenagers, there are 3 things I would say to them. The first thing I would tell them is, don’t make the mistake of making unimportant things important. So many times as young people, there’s this strong desire to associate and partake in that which is popular in the culture. In many cases, these are unhealthy and unimportant things that are distractions and they don’t contribute any real positive impact on your future life/self. In fact, if what you’re thinking about doing is not going to positively impact your future, don’t waste time or energy on it. Distractions are destiny blockers.

Secondly, I would say, get to know yourself and be your authentic self in decisions and in deeds. Because when we don’t know ourselves, we risk becoming and living the life God didn’t design for us. And doing this prevents us from discovering and living the Blessed life God planned for us. Don’t be a Professional Actor of Inauthenticity. It’s a form of lying and God hates lying. Most young people know who Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga are….what they like to eat, the lyrics to their songs, what they like/dislike, but don’t know themselves extensively. So learn YOU! Discover your giftings and your value. Discover what you’re passionate about. Discover what your belief system is….not the one that was handed down to you, as some can be toxic, paralyzing and/or limiting. Discover your weaknesses, so you can become better. Discover the things that are tormenting your spirit and preventing you from pursuing your dreams. Once you discover these things about yourself, they will help you to avoid a whole lot of drama and trauma. They will help you to be more assertive with your Yes and No’s. They will help you to be good decision makers, because the decision will be based upon the authentic you and not the “status quo” you. It is imperative that you do this, because when you don’t know yourself, people will tell you who you are and this can sometimes be dangerous. Don’t keep hiding the person God wired you to be. Always love and appreciate yourself by simply being YOU. Who do YOU say that you are?

The third thing I would say is, it may not look like it, you may not feel like it and you may not believe it, but God has placed a Gold Mine inside of YOU! This is saying a whole lot, when you take into account the chemical makeup and value of gold. Your job is to find your gold and multiply it. The way that you find it is by being in a REAL intimate relationship with God, on a daily basis, where you talk to Him, hear Him and obey Him. Also, be OPEN to His non-conventional, illogical, quantum leaping, Supernatural instructions and intervention! Doing this definitely attracts Miracles! And He will show you all the great and wonderful treasure He’s placed inside of you! He will lead you to your wealthy place.  

  
How did you decide what you wanted to do in life and what had the biggest impact in the decision that you made ( i.e. parents, faith, family , siblings etc….)  

Although my mother did the best she could and I’m appreciative of her sacrifices, I realized early on, that I didn’t want to be in that place all of my life. Growing up in a single, female/parent home came with challenges. These challenges were not all bad though, as they helped me to decide what I wanted to do in life, which was/is to upgrade my life and lifestyle beyond the one I grew up in. I just wanted to be successful. Reading those Ebony and JET Magazines helped me to realize that becoming educated was one way for me to do this, because it would position me to have options, as well as be marketable. The other thing that helped me decide what I wanted to do in life was going with my mom, on occasion, so she could clean or babysit for her well to do Caucasian clients. These visits allowed me to be EXPOSED to an entirely different way of living. It helped me to SEE what was possible for me. To this day, when I think about it, I still feel the energy of the inspiration I felt during those visits. Those visits inspired me, motivated me and activated me to go and pursue what I saw for my life. And from those days to this day, I’ve been possessing what I was exposed to. EXPOSURE is a very powerful thing! And it’s necessary, when moving to a higher state of living, moving and being. If we can’t see it, we can’t have it. What do you SEE for your life?

What would you say was one of the barriers to accomplishing your goals in life?  

The barriers to accomplishing my goals have been dealing with trials and tribulation, while in pursuit of my goals. It’s both no secret and it’s normal to be confronted with opposing forces, when trying to elevate higher. I often describe it as a rocket ship ascending upwardly into outer space. The spaceship has the fire, fuel and power to ascend, but not without having to deal with the gravitational pull. And so it is when trying to accomplish goals! We will be tested. We will have to deal with unexpected problems, setbacks and losses. We will feel frustrated, embarrassed, overwhelmed and powerless. We will feel like maybe the goal is not meant to be. And yes, there will be moments when we even feel like quitting! But we can’t surrender, because God and our future is counting on us to prevail! One thing I’ve learned is that every goal, dream and destiny has a price that has to be paid, prior to its manifestation. And this price never goes on sale, just because we’re broke, having problems, setbacks or feeling embarrassed, overwhelmed and powerless. After all, if we really Believe in what we’re trying to accomplish and want it bad enough, we will do what it takes to achieve it! While in pursuit of accomplishing my goals, I’ve experienced opposing forces, unexpected problems, setbacks and losses. I’ve been barren, bankrupt, foreclosed upon, felt fatherless, motherless, frustrated, embarrassed, misunderstood, imprisoned, overwhelmed and powerless. But in the end, I recovered ALL! In the end I birthed degrees, businesses, books, programs, products, new streams of income and an elevated mindset. I didn’t realize all that was inside of me, but God did. Trouble brought me to my destiny territory! The purpose of your trouble is to do the same. Each time you overcome trouble, you’re then anointed to deliver others in that area. I now understand and realize that I/we can truly and comfortably trust God in times of trouble! I now understand and KNOW that trouble really can’t do anything with the Power that’s within me/us! I’ve been trained to transform trouble into triumph and produce a testimony that brings Glory to God! This is what the Scripture meant when it says, “We’re fearfully and wonderfully made!” We’re so Wonderfully made, until trouble can’t do anything with us, unless we surrender to it. I’m so grateful to KNOW the reality of this!  

In closing, to the young girls who are reading these words, YOU already have what it takes to live, move and be successful! God didn’t send us to Earth inadequately equipped. A happy, healthy and Holy life awaits your arrival! I’m a tried and true witness that you can accomplish great things, in the face of obstacles, when in partnership with God! So go YOUR LIFE!  

To Nora Ayers, THANK YOU for considering me for this project! I pray that my contribution is a Blessing to your audience.

If anyone would like to share feedback or connect with me, I can be reached at www.KeelerBryson.com, on Facebook at, Keeler Bryson, Teachable Life Moments and on Twitter at, KeelerSavant. Don’t forget that it is absolutely imperative that we Live L-I-V-E!

   

Special thanks to Keeler for being transparent and being a part of this project.  It is my desire to help someone today to reach their fullest potential. #liveinpurpose. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you from being who God called and designed you to be.

Much love Nora,

* To be featured, feel free to contact me @ Nora27scentsy@gmail.com

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There is Hope

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There is Hope!

 

Why art thou cast down, O my Soul and why art though disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. – Psalms 42:5

 

Sometimes in life we are faced with challenges that are very hard to deal with.   Often times, you may find yourself, wondering why is this happening to me?  Why am I suffering so much? Why all these trials? Lord, will I ever get a break?   As saints, we have to remember that are hope is in God.  He will leave your forsake you.  In any given situation that you are dealing with, you have to remember that God has not left you he is with you all the time!  When you are in the toughest times of your life, it may be very hard for to see passed what you are being faced with.   You have to keep the faith and trust God. One writer says, “If he bring you to it; He will carry you through it”

 

Some of us may be dealing with the loss of loved ones, loss of good physical health, loss of relationships, loss of finances and so on. Just keep in mind that it want be like this always. Just seasons change, so will your situation.  There are Brighter Days ahead. We have to look to the hills from which cometh our help.  All of our help comes from God.

There is Hope

There is Hope


 

For those that are dealing with losses as stated above.  You will have to go through the grieving process. There are different stages of grief.  In dealing with grief and loss, you do not want to get stuck in any one stage.  (Grief is a natural response to loosing someone or something that is dear to you)

 

There are stages of grief /loss includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Keep in mind that no two people deal with grief/loss in the same way. We must respect that each person’s individuality in regards to the issues, but all individuals must go through the stages (and not necessarily in the order listed) in order to fully accept what has happened.

 

Denial- the first stage-  the stage where the world becomes meaningless and life makes no sense. You may have numb feelings and be in sense of shock.  Wondering should I go on. Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief.  In this stage you are really gaining strength and understanding. This is really the beginning of the healing process.

 

Anger -the second stage-  Anger is the emotion, where you wonder where is God in this. Anger is the indication of the level of intensity of the love.  “Be yea angry and Sin not” It is okay to be angry.  There are many emotions with anger and during the healing process you will experience each of them from time to time.   Maybe even at the same time.  Anger can be seen as the bridge that allows you to hold on to the person or the relationship that you are now feeling disconnected from.  Anger is natural response often layered with pain, hurt, desertion and feeling of abandonment.

 

Bargaining-third stage-  the what if stage,  we think, ” maybe I could have done something differently”  “if only I was here sooner”   this only cause us to find fault and blame in ourselves. When really we had not control over the outcome.  We try to negotiate the pain and hurt away.  This is the one stage that does not last as long.  This stage is a response to feelings and emotions that can last for only minutes to a few hours.

 

Depression- the fourth stage- feeling of Emptiness,  When the grief becomes very deep.  It may feel like it will last forever.  Keep in mind this is not to be confused with the mental illness; however it is a natural response to grief.  Depression may cause you to isolate from others, and the things that you normally would find pleasure in.  You may experience a full range of emotions and find it difficult to get your life back on track.  You have to understand that this is normal.  Losing a loved one is a very hard situation to deal with. We are never really ready to deal with losing those that are close to us.

 

Acceptance-the fifth stage-  Do not get this confused with  ” I am Ok”. This is the stage where you come to terms with the fact that your loved one us physically gone and recognizing that it is a permanent situation.   During the stage, we recognize that our lives have changed forever and we have to readjust.  It may not be easy or “OK” to live with the reality that they are no longer here with us.  We learn how to cope with the changes in our lives. There will be some good days and bad days.  We learn to remember the good times that we had together. You may begin to build new relationships/ reaching out and making new connections and enjoy life again. You will not be able to do this until you give grief some time.

 

We have to keep the faith and believe that God will to come to our rescue.  Because he lives we can face tomorrow.  He is our HOPE and will give us the Strength that we need to keep moving.

 

While you are waiting on God sometimes our natural spirits get weak and you begin to feel like there is not anymore that you can take.  Don’t quit and for certain do not give up on God.

 

He will give you a Peace that surpasses all understanding.

 

Trust God: for He our HOPE!

 

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Be “YOU”nique: Purpose Series

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We all have purpose in our lives. Sometimes we find ourselves wondering what is our purpose. We even get distracted by things going on around that cause us to get off track. But with a little direction and encouragement when can reach our destiny.
In the coming months, I will be sharing success stories of Women who have overcome obstacles and are walking in their destiny. The purpose of this series is to uplift and encourage other young ladies that they can reach their fullest potential.
I have been in touch with women from my local community as well as other areas to be featured in the series. My ultimate goal is to also use the interviews as part of the final piece to my book on building self-esteem our young ladies.
The children are our future leaders and we have to give them the tools that they need to be successful. Many of them do not have good role models therefore, it is essential that we all do what we can to help build them up and inspire them.
When God made us he made us all different. We all have special characteristics and attributes that make us different and unique. There is no one else that is exactly like you. You are and original! With purpose! He had a purpose for each of us when he created us.
“Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.” Ezra 10:4
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not evil, to give you a future and hope-Jeremiah 29:11

Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path -Psalms 119:105

Stay Tuned…..I am excited about this series
For a feature, please email at nora27scentsy@gmail.com
Submit your Bio and why I should choose you.
Much Love💖 Nora

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Sunday Manna|Food for Thought|

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Enjoy your Sunday

This is the day the Lord has made…I will rejoice and be glad…
I live for Sunday.
Sunday is a Day of Worship
Sunday is Family Day
Sunday is First of the week. A new opportunity to get things done that you were not able to do last week.

 

A Positive outlook and attitude will carry you further than anything else you may carry with you during your daily routines.

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

*Remember God has a plan and a purpose to for your life.
Jeremiah 29:11
Much Love, 💖Nora

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|Lasting Relationships|So you Want To Get Married 

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So, it’s our 19th Wedding Anniversary and I was thinking it would be a great idea to write on relationships and marriage. Keep in mind these are mostly my viewpoints and I am not a relationship expert but I hav been on this journey for some time. 

I personally think that at  a very young girls think and dream of the day that they will become the ” beautiful bride” not really realizing that there is more than just the big “Wedding Day ”  We all have to be prepared for the life that comes after saying “I do” And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are call according to his purpose- Romans 8:28. So we must be really sure of the purpose of getting married and our personal expectations. God has a purpose and a plan in our lives and we also have plans and purposes. The question is do they line up with each other. 

Marriage is not easy, but it can work. In marriage you have to put something in it to get something out of it. Many struggles of marriage relationship comes from individuals not being totally prepared for the assignment. Individuals can not effectively meet the needs of others when they are still trying to find themselves and are focused on themselves and their own personal needs. One of the things that I have learned is that it takes a “whole” person to be successful in marriage. You may ask what do I mean by “whole” person. 

My definition: a person free of personal issues and inner conflict that affects his or her ability to function on a normal level. Having established goals and plans with access to necessary resources needed to operate alone. 

 No, I am not saying you have to be perfect so please don’t misunderstand my definition.

 
Music credit: Kierra Sheard “Flaws”

In the past, it’s has been reported that 50% of all marriages ended in divorce. The current tends show a decline in the number of failed marriags due to several reasons. (Maturity, waiting until later in life, or not getting married at all)

Marriages can work and you do not have to be a part of the statistics. There is not just one or a list of this that I can tell you that will determine the future of your relationship within your marriage but I can tell you to work on yourself before you get married.  Being aware of your self and needs and desires. We can not change people, but we can work on ourselves. Getting married is one of the biggest decisions that one has to make. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

* Ability to Compromise- being able to make small changes to make your spouse happy. 

*Good Communication- having the ability to listen and to hear what message one or the other is trying to convey

* Children- will you have children. What are your thoughts on having children. What if their are infertility issues, if so how would you be I long to handle it? Discipline practices?

* Faith/Religion-how important is your faith. God should be the center of your marriage. Keep God First. Prayer is essential!

* Finaces- How do you handle your money?Do you have issues with some one else being in charge of your money? 

*Time- Balanacing your time with your spouse. Prior to marriage you made special time to meet up and do things together. After marriage,you have to keep up those same plans do to the fact of routines and busy schedules we can seem to loose focus on the small things and may even begin to take one another for granted.

1Corinthians 13:4-13 Love is patient and Kind; Love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way……

Much Love, Nora

*Disclaimer: I am not and expert. These are just my personal viewpoints.

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Something New,Something Old & Something Blue #OOTD

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I take nothing for granted. Every day is a new opportunity to get those things done that you have not done yet. Do not get frustrated with the fact that you did not get it done yesterday but thank God for “Life”  and the opportunity that he has placed before you on this day.

So many are struggling with wondering why things didn’t happen they way that they plan. Have you every thought that maybe it was just not the time for it to happen.  Just maybe God has something better for you. Just maybe he is testing you to see if you are going to be Obedient! We are all full with Purpose and we must not get weary.  Do give up but keep moving forward…… Timing is everything…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV

[1] … To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: [2] A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; [3] A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; [4] A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; [5] A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; [6] A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; [7] A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; [8] A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. …

   
   

 

 

  
Something Old….Steve Madden Printed Peep-toe heels 

Something New.. Off white lace tank Rue 21 (borrowed from Makayla)

Something Blue….Vintage Blue Pleated Skirt ( thrifting haul) * more information on thrifting make sure you enroll  ” Never Pay Retail Agan”

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#livewithpurpose 

Jeremiah 29:11

Much Love💖, Nora

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Sunday #OTTD |Focused- God Keeps his Promises|

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Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart….Psalms 43:4

Sometimes it may be easier said than done. We all know that there are many distractions that may come across our paths to get us off the course and the path the God has designed for us. Yes God has designed a plan for each of us, but we have to be determined that no matter what comes my way I will stay in the will of God. 

The simplest thing can get you out of the will of God. When you look at the simplest thing, you may have to think deep in order to see what I am referring to. I can be a TV show , spending time with the wrong friend, or sickness, working too much and the list could go on. 

For me in these latter years, it has been sickness as I struggle daily in my body. I find myself not wanting to do anything because I become consumed in the physical pain that I am experiencing. Sometimes when you are in pain, you can’t see past the pain and you just give in to what is going in the natural. I am learning that I have to press passed the pain and God will give me the he strength to make it through the day. For me, it’s just “One”day at a time.  

Whatever you are believing God for you do your part and he will do the rest. I am trusting God for total healing. I am still here and it’s by the Grace of God. I trust my best to be faithful and he Keeps his Promises!

YOU KEEP YOUR Focus! And he will do the rest…

  

Outfit Skirt :AnnTaylor

            Jacket: Loft 

            shoes : Target

            necklace ( nanna’s closet)
MUCH Love, Nora

#LiveonPurpose

Jeremiah 29:11

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