(Reblog) God loves #single women a little bit by MandyHale

The more I counsel, mentor or coach and speak to singles, the more glaring the differences are between males and females on the challenges associated with being single.

I want to encourage all singles today –

First, your season of singleness is not in vain. God cares about you deeply. The desire to marry in your heart will be fulfilled in time.

Secondly, I want to remind you that the "received, revealed" promises (of love, harmony) will not and isn’t denied or delayed.

Thirdly, you will soon enter into a season of coupling, engagement and discovery of love beyond your comprehension that will astound you.

Fourth, this is your time! You are being prepared for such a time as this.

I found an encouraging article written by a single woman, Mandy Hale.

Her story: "As I was sitting and reading my daily devotionals this morning (and the number has grown to five. FIVE! Good grief.), I came to a prayer in the book Arms Open Wide by Sherri Gragg that reads: Too often I have turned to you in fear and asked: “Oh Lord, don’t you care?”

…as I read the prayer out loud, something in me broke and I started crying. All too vividly remembering all the times I’ve cried out to God about my desire for a family and children and traditions and a tribe and people to grow old with and a husband to hold me and tell me everything was going to be okay. Countless times of frustration and impatience and even despair as the years pass and the situation seemingly grows more and more hopeless that I might ever find the simplest and most complicated of life’s blessings: Someone to love. And someone to love me."

Read the rest of the story here: http://thesinglewoman.net/2014/11/18/think-god-loves-single-women-little-bit/

Command your day, Gain Control over your life.

Each day, the onus is on each one of us to direct our lives, out attitudes, our focus, our expectations.

One proven method is to speak life affirming words so don’t wait for someone else to pick you up.

Don’t wait for someone else to validate or confirm you.

You should pick yourself up.

You should validate yourself.

You should confirm you.

You should encourage yourself.

You should speak up for yourself.

And you should do this daily.

Why? You ask.

Why Not?

Simply because you can and by the way, a good word keeps defeat, sickness, stress, fear, distress, sorrow at bay.

So say an unlimited prayer (affirmation/declaration) for yourself today (right now).

Declare that "I will exceed all expectations (parental, siblings, friends, society, culture and much more)". #affirmations

Discover more…in my new book, "Becoming All You Were Born To Be in 15minutes" now ready for pre-order. Click here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S0JD0XW

#NewBook #BecomingAllYouWereBornToBe #UnlimitedLife

Command your day, Gain Control over your life.

Each day, the onus is on each one of us to direct our lives, out attitudes, our focus, our expectations.

One proven method is to speak life affirming words so don’t wait for someone else to pick you up.

Don’t wait for someone else to validate or confirm you.

You should pick yourself up.

You should validate yourself.

You should confirm you.

You should encourage yourself.

You should speak up for yourself.

And you should do this daily.

Why? You ask.

Why Not?

Simply because you can and by the way, a good word keeps defeat, sickness, stress, fear, distress, sorrow at bay.

So say an unlimited prayer (affirmation/declaration) for yourself today (right now).

Declare that "I will exceed all expectations (parental, siblings, friends, society, culture and much more)". #affirmations

Discover more…in my new book, "Becoming All You Were Born To Be in 15minutes" now ready for pre-order. Click here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S0JD0XW

#NewBook #BecomingAllYouWereBornToBe #UnlimitedLife

Favorite Dr King Quotes #HappyMLKDay

  1. "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. "All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life;love illuminates it.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. "Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." – Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. "I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. "If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  10. "Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  11. "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
  12. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.
  13. "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  14. "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. "When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  16. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  17. "The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society." – Martin Luther King Jr.
  18. "Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: – ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." – Martin Luther King Jr.
  19. "I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live." – Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." – Martin Luther King Jr.
  21. "Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." – Martin Luther King Jr.
  22. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." – Martin Luther King Jr.

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#RelationshipMatters

7 Things I Wish Someone told me about Marriage I

Background:
"If more singles and newly weds will only listen more to their mentors, coaches, pastors and parents (married) especially those who will speak honestly about the joys and trials of marriage, many of the challenges, shock and difficulties in marriage wouldn’t be as challenging as it seems sometimes. Such honest talk will definitely soften the ‘shock, fears and challenges’ especially in the earlier years of marriage.

I Remember:
One of the advice I received and still hold very dear is the counsel to be fair and treat each other kindly and fairly. The injunction to "take care of each other", I can honestly say that stayed with us especially during the earlier years of my marriage when our "differences were more than our similarities".

I like some of the ideas articulated by Winifred Reilly (via The Kindness blog). Here’s an excerpt:

"Most of us step into marriage hoping for a lifetime of love and happiness, knowing far too little about what might give us our best shot at getting there. Many of us assume that because we’re in love, because we have common values and compatible dreams we’ve got everything we need to have a marriage that lasts.

Here’s the advice I wish I’d been given as a newlywed, rather than having had to figure it out on my own:

1. Don’t freak out when marriage turns out to be harder than you expected.

2. Don’t expect sex to stay hot or interesting all on its own for the next sixty years.

3. The sooner you ditch the notion of fairness, the happier you’ll be….

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Now, read the rest of the 7 things here: http://kindnessblog.com/2015/01/13/7-things-about-marriage-i-wish-id-known-as-a-newlywed-by-winifred-m-reilly/

Remember #RelationshipsDoMatter.

NewPost Scarcity vs. Abundance #Mindset

There is a counterproductive paradigm in the world today based on control and the regulation of abundant resources to sustain a scarcity induced economy.

Don’t forget that a scarcity fueled mindset leads to a scarce and limited life. While a surplus based mindset leads to abundance. It shows in your actions too…

Consider:

Helping others doesn’t reduce your help.

Lighting others doesn’t reduce your light. Appreciating others doesn’t diminish your value. Celebrating others doesn’t lower your worth. Blessing others doesn’t decrease your blessing. Empowering others doesn’t reduce your power.

Others rising doesn’t mean you are falling.

Others succeeding doesn’t make you a failure.

We must understand that there’s enough room at the top for everyone.

Don’t fall victim to scarcity thinking.

NewPost Scarcity vs. Abundance #Mindset

There is a counterproductive paradigm in the world today based on control and the regulation of abundant resources to sustain a scarcity induced economy.

Don’t forget that a scarcity fueled mindset leads to a scarce and limited life. While a surplus based mindset leads to abundance. It shows in your actions too…

Consider:

Helping others doesn’t reduce your help.

Lighting others doesn’t reduce your light. Appreciating others doesn’t diminish your value. Celebrating others doesn’t lower your worth. Blessing others doesn’t decrease your blessing. Empowering others doesn’t reduce your power.

Others rising doesn’t mean you are falling.

Others succeeding doesn’t make you a failure.

We must understand that there’s enough room at the top for everyone.

Don’t fall victim to scarcity thinking.

New Post Favorite Relationship Do Matter BLOG Posts

  1. 14 Things you should know before you cheat : http://www.relationshipsdomatter.com/14-things-you-should-know-before-you-cheat/
  2. 10 Things, #Singles must address before #Marriage: http://www.relationshipsdomatter.com/10-things-singles-must-address-before-marriage/
  3. 10 Things You Need to Talk About Before You Get Married – Debra Fileta (Reblog) http://www.relationshipsdomatter.com/10-things-you-need-to-talk-about-before-you-get-married-debra-fileta-reblog/
  4. Is Divorce ever OK? http://www.relationshipsdomatter.com/is-divorce-ever-ok/
  5. PORN Free: “The Only Way Out – Erica Campbell (part 4) http://www.relationshipsdomatter.com/porn-free-the-only-way-out-erica-campbell-part-4/
  6. There are no perfect days
    http://www.relationshipsdomatter.com/there-are-no-perfect-days/
  7. What is Success? http://www.relationshipsdomatter.com/?p=665
  8. 5 Secrets to a Happy Marriage
    http://www.relationshipsdomatter.com/5-secrets-to-a-happy-marriage/

Take it Back

The first day of the first week of the new year is the toughest. It is the day that resolutions get tested, broken and some, rather unfortunately die.
The day’s pressures test one’s inner strength and fortitude. Not surprisingly, Chicago chooses a day like today to usher in a head scratching -4degrees (F). Well, well…that’s just cold, Chicago.

So this new year, resolve to confront every challenge, heads on, no backing down. I have decided…and let the records show that I have commanded my day to be glorious, amazing and blessed. It’s on record.

There is absolutely nothing that is going to ruin my declarations, focus and victory in 2015. So today, I am smiling, I am laughing and I am taking the day 100%. It’s my life, I command it! You do the same as well.

Regardless of what you are facing and have faced, take victory from the jaws of defeat. Take it back!!

#500Words
#HappyNewYear #SupernaturalHarvests

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Favorite Quotes #TheWitsEnd by Flo Falayi #NewBook

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“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there.” ~ Anon

“In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end.” ~ Fernando Sabino, translated from Portuguese

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” ~ Author Unknown

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Get the book here: The Wit’s End

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