Archive | July 2018

All Things are Possible!

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To God be the glory!  I did it guys!  I graduated with my second degree!  And had the pleasure of seeing my daughter graduate college as well.  One down, one to go, my son is next.

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Husband, Father, Servant

A husband and a father is a man’s highest calling.  What is the role of a Godly man?  How does a Christian woman recognize him when she sees him?  Scripture describes the man as leader.

1 Timothy 3:1-16,  “Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.  He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?”

The man is to show honor to his wife found in,

1 Peter 3:7, “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”  The man, the husband, father, and servant leader is held accountable to God.  When Adam and Eve first sinned in the garden, God came looking for Adam!  The one He left in charge.  Adam blamed the woman.  That was unacceptable to God and in Genesis 3:23,  “The Lord God banished Adam from the Garden to work the ground from which he had been taken.”

Likewise wives are called to submit to their husbands.

Yes submit.  But not to just any man, a godly man, that’s taking his direction from God because he’s only as good as the resources he draws from.  I know Some women don’t like to hear that, however the bible is clear, and God does not change!  “He’s the same today yesterday and forever more.”
Malachi 3:6“I, the lord your God do not change!”  Colossians 3:18“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in to the lord.”  Even Nature knows a female needs a strong man.

When eagles get ready to mate, and by the way eagles can only mate with other eagles, and not just any eagle, the most capable eagle.  Able to sustain a wife and family.  So the ritual goes as follows; the female eagle flies to the highest peak, and drops a stick mid-air, the male eagle capable of getting the stick is the one who gets to mate with the female eagle, sound easy?  Not so, there can be only one winner.

My husband is a Christian man, a praying man, he’s also a good money manager.  He’s always thinking about and preparing for our needs months down the road.  He’s very rational, reasonable, and self-controlled.  We pray together almost daily, usually in the morning to pray for our day.  We take our concerns to God!  Because worrying is no good!  I need him to be strong for me!  The bible says you’ll know him by his fruit!  He told me when we were dating I want to honor you, I don’t want sex until we’re married!  I could see that he was a very blessed man!  And a true Christian that practices what he preaches.  I said to him you’re the real deal baby!

Of course there were other things, like the way he treated me.  He knows HOW to treat a woman!  He treats me in such a way that I can’t help but surrender to the masculine energy!!!  He has a good heart and sincerely wants to do his best!  If a man does not do his best toward his woman his prayers are hindered 1 Peter 3:7  As a man do you ever wonder why your prayers are not being answered?  It’s because God is watching, and He knows the intents of the heart.  However, “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.”  God will lead him to success, prosperity, good health, a good woman,etc….  There’s nothing sexier than a man on top of his game!

 

3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I wish above all things for you to prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers!”

Authors Note:  I would be remiss if I did not tell you that these types of men are rare these days!  They are NOT around every corner!  He’s a rare and special find.  The kind of man only God can bring!  So “be anxious for nothing but by prayer and supplication let your request be made known to God.”  Then prepare yourself to be found.  Work on yourself!!!!!  Whatever areas in your life need fixing, whether it be the inside, the outside, both!  Ask God to show you what needs to be fixed in your life.  I had a lot that needed to be worked out before receiving my husband, then God proved to me His word.  “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all of these things shall be added!!!!!”  He did indeed add everything I needed when I looked to HIM!!!!!!

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Summer Psalms for the Soul

The Beautiful book of Psalms.  I love the Psalms of the Bible.  For a new Christian it’s the easiest to read found in the middle of the Bible.  It helps you to understand the heart of God toward us, and gives us a sense of comfort and security.  We learn that the all-seeing, all-powerful God watches over us.  Use the Psalms to cultivate a life of worship, use them to cultivate a thankful heart.  Use the Psalms to cultivate a deeper relationship with God.  We need God involved in every aspect of our life lest we fall or stumble.  What a privilege to take our concerns to God through prayer.  The scripture says “be anxious for nothing but by everything with prayer and supplication let your request be made known to God”  Philippians 4:6.  Revive your heart and soul this summer!

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Dating online for Single Christian Women

Love it or hate it online dating is here to stay.  Online dating has lost its’ stigma and 44% of Americans say that online dating is the way to go.  Christian dating sites have doubled in usage.  God is still sovereign over your relational life no matter which course you take to meet a potential spouse.  God can have  you meet your spouse anywhere.  Online dating is simply a technique of the times in which we live that allows us to meet people we may not otherwise get to meet.

However, whether online or not you still need to be careful about whom you choose to date.  The good thing about online dating is you get to browse profiles privately and without obligation.  Christian women have met their spouses online.  The complaint that I hear most often from women is that they don’t often get second dates.  Why is that?  A big part of a first date is obviously communication.  You have conversation to get to know someone.  I think this is where the breakdown comes, in conversation.   For example, if you’re a woman who talks about yourself through the whole date never letting a man get a word in edgewise he’s probably not going to want to see you again.

What a man should see on a date with a Christian woman is a potential wife.  Proverbs 18:22, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing.” That means you have to be wife material when he finds you.  What does that look like?

  • She’s a Christian like him and they are equally yoked together.  (Shares your value systems and beliefs.)
  • You have common interests.  For example you both like to travel.
  • She makes you a better man.  A good woman brings out the best in a man
  • She should have strength of character and carry herself with confidence.  She’s not afraid of losing a man because she makes him wait for intimacy.  A good Christian man will be in agreement with this.  This is the way I knew I had a true Christian man in my life with my husband.
  • She is smart.  She’s able to have interesting conversation along with ideas, opinions.
  • She’s attractive!  She’s a 10 in your eyes.  Not because she looks like a model necessarily, she can, but what’s important is she is beautiful inside as well.  Personality can make or break attraction big time!  Men have reported dating hot girls that ended up being ugly by the end of the date.  This is important to a man of substance!!  A man without substance is happy to sleep with you and then ghost you.
  • She loves you unconditionally.  The quickest way to ruin a relationship is to try to change a man.  He needs someone to love him for him.  None of us are perfect and that’s what we all want is to be loved for who we are.

 

  1.  Questions about his previous relationships!  This is a definite no-no.  Stay firmly in the present and future.
  2.  How many girlfriends have you had?  Nothing is more dull and boring then your failed past relationships.
  3.  How much money do you make?  Makes you sound shallow and superficial.  His situation will speak for itself
  4.  When does he want to get married and have kids and how many?
  5.  Any intimate questions about sex, it’s too early for this.
  6.  Avoid asking him to tell you his entire life story.  Save some for future dates, if any.

Dating tips for the single Christian Woman.

  • Keep conversation light. You can ask him things like what do you like to do for fun?
  • Meet him at the designated place for your first date, you drive separately.
  • You can talk about your careers.  What’s one thing you like the most about your job?  What is the thing you like the least about it?
  • The goal should be fun, light and enjoyable.

 

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A Thankful Heart and Heavenly Blessings!

I’m an optimist.  I’m a person that prefers to live on the sunny side of the street.  Does that mean that everything always goes well for me?  No.  I choose to have a good attitude.  If your mindset is negative, think about what you’re thinking about and if it’s not something good, stop thinking  about it!  Switch gears and think about what IS good in your life.  How is the Lord blessing you today?  I’m guilty of it too.  I get tired, I get weary, I get stressed.  However, after my pity party I always come back to how the Lord is blessing me.  When I think about the goodness of Jesus and all He’s done for me, I can’t stay in that negative place.  I have to pray and tell God I’m sorry for letting my faith wain even for one minute.  I have to remember that we walk by faith not by sight!!!!!

I have to remind myself that “all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose”.  That means ALL things!  The good and bad is working for me.  Our mindsets have a lot to do with our attitudes toward life.  Positive mindsets produce positive outcomes, just as negative mindsets produce negative results.  The goal is to strive to keep a faith filled heart attitude and positive mindset as much as possible.  Of course it’s not always easy.  As circumstances begin to mount our faith can wain.  But did you know you can have a positive mindset even in the midst of unpleasant circumstances?  Don’t let the circumstances intimidate you the Bible says “As a man thinketh so is he!”  Proverbs 23:7.

I promise myself to be strong so that nothing disturbs my peace of mind.  To talk health, happiness and prosperity to everyone I meet. To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.  To look at the sunny side of everything, and see my optimism come true.  To think only of the best.  To work for only the best and to expect only the best.  To be just as enthusiastic about others success as I am about my own.  To forget the mistakes of the past and press on toward a new future.

I strive to wear a cheerful expression and give a smile to those I come in contact with.  To give so much time to improving myself, that I have no time to criticize others.  To be too large for worry, too noble to anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.  And to think well of myself and project that to the world, through image and good deeds.  And to live in faith knowing God is on my side and I’m true to the best that is in me.

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Spirit Of Independence 4th July Celebration

Happy Independence Day America!  Most of you are enjoying a long holiday weekend and extended holiday with Independence day arriving midweek Wednesday July 4th!  It’s an exciting time for the country as well as being one of the busiest travel times of the year so be safe out there.  My husband and I love to travel and explore and we’re a really active couple so it seems as if we’re always on the road.  For that reason my husbands favorite place to chill when he’s away from the office is home.  I have an awesome menu planned for the 4th of July this year.  Our son will be working, our daughter will be with friends so it looks like it’s just the two of us.  We’ll grill in the afternoon and see the fireworks at night!  I’m looking forward to a fun, delicious, and relaxing Day!

How will you spend 4th of July this year?  Having guests over?  Going out to a barbecue with family or friends?  Going to see the fireworks?  National park perhaps?  However you spend it do reflect on how good God has been!  Count your blessings and be grateful to God for sustaining you!  Praise Him for His grace, love and steadfast support!  Psalm 103:1 Bless the Lord o my soul and all that is within me!!!!!!  And God Bless this great nation.  God Bless America!

 

Thank you to all our military because of your bravery we are free!!!!  Thank you to the soldiers that have given their lives for this country!

Author’s Note: 

Thank you to all our followers and viewers!  You’ve made SCW one the most visited Christian sites online!  YOU ROCK!!!  I give God all the credit for allowing me to touch so many viewers around the world.  Ladies what are you preparing for your families today?  I’m going to do grilled and Barbecue Chicken with baked beans, and couple of steaks, salad, baked potatoes and corn, easy simple and delicious!  Have an awesome Holiday, God Bless your Families!!  From our family to yours, Enjoy!!

Coming up in July, Don’t miss, New Post: Husband, Father, Servant, the roles of a Godly Man!  On the 4th of July check out “About the Author” for new pics and exciting updates.  I’m a little behind with updating new pics as I’ve just been super busy.  But thank God for summer vacation a chance to slow down and reset!  Have an awesome Holiday!

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