God sends angels to help you.
When I write; either a blog, a post, or a text (or a book, I just finished it!)…I write the same way I hear the Father speak to me. He is bold. He is edifying. He is gentle. He is sweet.
Yesterday morning during my devotion time I clearly heard the Spirit of God whisper to me, “I am radically devoted to you, Nicole.”
God deeply favors. Here’s a story to exemplify like an analogy the similarity between favor of man and favor of God. When I
Be one who speaks with authority.
Speaking with authority is different from being authoritarian. Authoritarian leadership is all about manipulation and control. Do as I say or else kind of leadership. Authoritative leadership is about respect, honor and a rock solid guidance that builds confidence and a sense of security.
Authority is a level of conviction, confidence, maturity and knowledge in any given field or area of expertise. Leadership is authority guided by genuine love. Some have natural God given ability to rise as a leader. Some must learn and grow a
GLOW with it…
A chief objective in my life, part of my mission statement, if you will, is to help people become successful.
I do this first and foremost by instilling in the them the resolute and unwavering belief that they can, indeed, achieve all that they have been placed on this planet to do. I can see it in my minds eye, my heart and soul. But what I see won’t matter if you don’t see it and believe it, too.
Helping other people be successful doesn’t mean God doesn’t have success
This evening (last night by the time I post this) I was doing a little reading and writing, my favorite, and my youngest son was playing and talking to our cat. These are the words of advice he was giving and my heart grew instantly smitten. I can write and write and write all day. I encourage and love, but nothing will be more important to me than if I was able to be the example to my own kids so they can do as I did. That’s the power
I have five children, but was only able to deliver the first one naturally. My second child I was enduced having not gone into labor on my own so a petosin drip line was given to me and then the doctor said, “let’s wait and see”.
Many hours later I should have been ready to deliver, all the signs lined up and I was “ready”. But something wasn’t right.
My son had trouble getting in the correct position to deliver the entire pregnancy. At one point during the
When I was about 12 years old our neighbors cat had kittens. She was a beautiful, pure white cat, as were all of her adorable little babies. The neighbors were giving the cats away and asked around who wanted one, and of course,
I grew up with cats. We had tried having a dog a few times and it wasn’t such a great experience. We were definitely cat owner types. Except we also had these two birds, a parakeet and a cockatiel. I found them both. You heard me,
I was 26 years old, married, no kids, when I met AdvoCare. I knew I was planning to start a family soon and at the time was working two part time jobs. I knew I wanted to stay home with my baby once I had one. My husband worked in Division 1 College Athletics and was rarely home due to the demands of his career. I had been praying for financial provision so I could walk away immediately from one job and then later the second. Here comes AdvoCare. I
“The Lord on high is Mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea.” Psalm 93:4
I have a large family. I did not come from a large family so this has been a new experience for me. I grew up in a quiet home where everything was always in order, tidy, organized. I tend to be a quiet, soft spoken person. I’m not loud. But when you have five children, four of which are boys, it can get kind of crazy. I think we are
Parenting is a bit like an oar. Study the oar, it is a plank of wood that has been sanded and softened, yet is durable, resilient and strong. The sanding is all over, but the edges are where it is best shown the curves and soft edges of its grooming. This is so when the oar is pulled through the water it cuts right in smoothly instead of choppy or hard. It makes the experience more enjoyable and comfortable for all who transport in the boat or canoe.
As a parent