Hello and goodbye for a little while!
I love writing my blog and emboldening you to live your life worthy of God and to grow in his purpose for you. I love designing things too! However God has placed on my heart that I am not giving priority to my book about love, worth, sex, grace and forgiveness (not the title).
My book is one of the reasons I started blogging; to get my name out there and grow a platform. Lately it hasn't been one of my top priorities. I need to edit it and start on my work of fiction I have been loosely writing (more like note taking) on and off since summer. I will be attending a writers conference in March and need to have those finished, or a first draft of the fiction done.
With that said, I will be taking a break from my blog and all social media from today until Monday November 19, 2018. I will be checking my email, so feel free to email me if you have any questions or just want to chat!
Maybe this will influence you to take a little break to reorganize your priorities in life. Sometimes the enemy keeps us busy doing what we think is good but not doing what God wants us to do!
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Success: what they don't teach you
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One of my strengths is called Input. I crave to learn as much as possible about things I’m interested in. So, I read and research voraciously on those subjects. I write down key points. Then what I learn I have to teach/tell my husband about it first (thanks Ethan for the rapt attention!). And then I always end up helping/educating/ telling others about this knowledge because what I put in has to come out. I want to help others with this knowledge grow so they can experience the abundant life God has planned for them! Hence why I blog, am a Certified Health Education Specialist, was a client advocate, an unofficial counselor, an unofficial librarian, researcher, you get the picture.
The book I’m currently reading is called Integrity: The courage to meet the demands of reality. How six essential qualities determine your success in business. By Dr. Henry Cloud. This is an affiliate link. I may earn a small fee if you click the link.(You may have heard of the popular book Boundaries that he wrote.) I’m reading this book because I want to learn as much as I can about business, marketing, e- commerce, etc. This is a very good book and I highly recommend it. I’m learning so much about integrity and my character. This book is a must read to achieve success in every aspect of your life. This isn’t just for business owners or employees.
I started reading this book first, because I like Dr. Cloud, who’s a Christian Psychologist, second, I want to know more about succeeding in business. And third I am so tired of reading, watching webinars, and reading posts and blogs from these “business experts” on the web that all have the same tired advice! I wanted to read from a source that I know of and have confidence in.
The “business experts” advice is missing the point about being successful. Success comes from having certain character traits. These traits are learned from childhood, experience, the Bible, learning from mistakes, good role models and other factors. This is not taught in school. Some of these traits are trustworthy, honest, being focused, empathetic, gaining knowledge and humbleness. Basically, all of the fruits of the spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23).
The meaning of success is a favorable outcome, doing what was desired or attempted; an attainment of wealth or fame or position (Oxford American Dictionary). Everyone wants to be successful at something(s) in their life. Being successful to some doesn’t always mean having money! I want to be a successful parent and raise godly children of good character. A pastor’s success may be in how many people he can help know Christ. A successful wife wants to be pleasing, loving, patient and kind to her husband.
God wants you to prosper at life. How he wants you to prosper is far from what is falsely taught of prosperity. Prosper means to be successful; to thrive (Oxford American Dictionary). When I looked up the word prosper in a topical Bible search there were many meanings: success, thrive, victorious, triumph, completeness, soundness, to advance, to bless! Aren’t those same breath taking definitions? I want my life to be all of those, what about you?
How can you be prosperous in life? By trusting Jesus as Lord and savior over your life, fully trusting and obeying God in all things and reading and meditating on the Bible, using the wisdom it has and living in the Spirit. There are countless scriptures about how to be prosperous:
Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do. Psalm 1:1-3 (NLT)
Come, my children, and listen to me,
and I will teach you to fear the Lord.
Does anyone want to live a life
that is long and prosperous?
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil
and your lips from telling lies!
Turn away from evil and do good.
Search for peace, and work to maintain it. Psalm 34:11-14 (NLT)
These are just a couple of scriptures on being prosperous and successful!
I just gave you the secret to success!! Just kidding, it’s really no secret. God has given us this knowledge in the Bible. I pray for everyone to realize and believe how much God loves us and wants us to live a prosperous life to be a blessing to Him and others. What do you want to be successful in? Leave a comment, I love to hear from you!
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Here's some cheer!
Hey hey hey! It has been a crazy busy week for me and I decided to do something different for you! We're going to have a little fun and laughter here at She Who Honors! I love to laugh and have fun, who doesn't? My husband and dad are some of the funniest people I know.
There are some crazy and sad things happening in this world that can be really disturbing, even more so for those who don't know Jesus. But we should take heart, because He has overcome the world (see John 16:33) and receive the peace that only Jesus can give.
So instead of my ususal devotional posts, I'm going to bring you some cheer from various videos around the net. You have heard that laughter is the best medicine and the Bible talked about it way before science caught on:
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength Proverbs 17:22 (NLT).
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health. Proverbs 15:30 (NLT)
When you laugh it releases dopamine which is dope, I talked about it in the Guard your heart post. Dopamine is a feel good hormone. Laughter also increases your life span and can help fight diseases! Humor is a sign of intelligence, too!
So here you go, get your laugh on! Enjoy! You know I had to put an animal video here.
Yes, I put Kevin Hart on here! He cracks me up! This one is my fav of his What The Fit.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had some cheer and good belly laughs. Take a break from the craziness and don't forget to laugh. Please like, sign up for great deals and updates, share and comment. Love ya!
Reference: Eric Barker. The scientific prrof that laughing is really good for you. 9/8/2016 The Week.
http://theweek.com/articles/646149/scientific-proof-that-laughing-really-good Accessed 10/05/2018
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