Dear World,

A good name is to be chosen over great wealth;
favor is better than silver and gold.

Rich and poor have this in common:
the Lord makes them all.

A sensible person sees danger and takes cover,
but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Humility, the fear of the Lord,
results in wealth, honor, and life.

There are thorns and snares on the way of the crooked;
the one who guards himself stays far from them.

Start a youth out on his way;
even when he grows old he will not depart from it.

The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

The one who sows injustice will reap disaster,
and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

A generous person will be blessed,
for he shares his food with the poor.

10 Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

11 The one who loves a pure heart
and gracious lips—the king is his friend.

12 The Lord’s eyes keep watch over knowledge,
but he overthrows the words of the treacherous.

13 The slacker says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!”

14 The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit;
a man cursed by the Lord will fall into it.

15 Foolishness is bound to the heart of a youth;
a rod of discipline will separate it from him.

16 Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.

Proverbs 22



We only have 2 more to talk about in this series until we start something new. Thank you so much for being patient with me as I finish this.

Ok, can I share something with you all? I always prayed that a man would “seek” me & God, but I didn’t know it would actually happen. When wanting someone to be your partner, it is so important to be gentle.

First be sure to find out if they are interested. In this case, I am very interested in this person. I find them attractive and I like the way they carry themselves. They seem confident along with a lot of self-discipline.  Not only do they possess the above, but they are kind and patient with me.

Like a lot of people who have had their heart broken and time wasted, I am very protective of myself. I want to know God has sent them before I make a full investment. This guy makes it clear they like me without being too aggressive or controlling.

“It is easier to catch bees with honey” is such a true summary of being gentle. In order to gain someone’s love and acceptance, show them your good side and that you are willing to be there. The right people will love this quality about you.

Pleasant words are a honeycomb:
sweet to the taste and health to the body.

Proverbs 16:24


Patience : Fruit of the Spirit

So like I stated in my goals post, men have expressed their interest in me. They were great guys and I found they had potential.

No, I’m not looking for perfection. But the question I have is: how am I supposed to submit to a man who doesn’t even believe in himself.

I’m 25 and my parents are worried I can’t a find a partner. I’m like “relax, I’ve only been single for 6 months, I’m not trying to get into something I will regret for the rest of my life.” And this is where patience comes in.

If this is the season to rest and develop, that is what I’m going to do. Being jealous of other relationships is not going to help my situation. When the right partner comes – I want to fully enjoy him. Bringing baggage and complaints to the table is not a goal of mine.

“He may not come when you want him – but he’ll there right on time” is an old school song we used to sing. God always gives us the things we need, rather than what we want.

Trusting in the highest father is what I’m doing, and I know it will be worth the wait.

In the meantime, I’m making sure my apartment is clean, and I cook meals – even if it’s just for myself. Preparing and evolving is what I’m using my singleness for.

A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. 

Proverbs 18:22

Wisdom and Compassion

When I was younger if I felt my ego was being threatened – I could figure out how to punch you with my words. Raw with no filter, some of my words have been unforgettable.

I’m not proud of some of the things I’ve said, it’s really no excuse. As I gotten older I grew wisdom and compassion for others.

“What is Wisdom and compassion? What does that have to do with telling it like it is?”

Knowledge is very powerful. I was blessed with the ability to pick up on people very quickly (ie strengths, weaknesses, etc.)

Over time I had to stop being selfish and taking everything so personal. I had to use my gifts to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Maybe they are having a bad day or sensitive about this topic.

Wisdom is using knowledge as tool to serve God’s purpose. And that’s where compassion comes in.

When Jesus died on the cross. He had compassion for all – even his enemy’s. He knew they were not fully aware of how wrong they were. Instead of using his power for evil – he sacrificed himself.

We must learn to love like Jesus. We all can stand up for ourselves while respecting and loving the enemy.

Conflict does not have to be nasty and spiteful. When I tell people what I will not accept in an assertive loving manner – a peace comes over me.

In conclusion: Do everything with love.

Discretion will watch over you,
and understanding will guard you.

Proverbs 2:11

Words of Affirmation ’18

Hello everyone. Once again hope you are having a great start to your new year. If not – the year is just getting started so there is room to grow. My church from college used to have this thing called words of affirmation. Each Sunday, we would all stand and say the same words out loud. Speaking things into existence can bring many blessings. It is true – there is life and power in the tongue. I’m going to share my affirmation with you all. You can say mine or create your own. Here goes!

2018 will be a year of excellence and provision for my life. Everything that I worked hard for last year is finally coming together. I will reap the harvest of all the labor I put in. 

There will be an increase in blessings for myself and those around me. All my needs will be covered and if I want something and it goes with  scripture – it shall also be given to me. 

I realize I cannot help anyone if I’m not in order; I will cater to my well-being and spirit so I can be a blessing to others. I will make sure my spirit, physical, and spiritual health is fully charged. If it is not – I will do what I can to make things right.

I am excited to see what is store for this year and I know God will be my father, provider, counselor, and nurturer.