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Gracefully Single

God wants the best for You!  We are more connected at this point in time to the world at large than at any other point in history.  Seems like dating and finding a good Christian man would be easy right?  Not.  Instead it’s harder than ever to find someone decent and worth dating.  When you meet the man God has for you, you will know it.  It will be the man that values and respects you in every way.  You will know him because he will be vastly different from any other man you’ve met.  In your single season you are in complete control of your life and that’s powerful.  When you have a life partner you give up some of that control to share your life. The takeaway is to embrace the moment, be at peace knowing that the man God has for you will come into your life at the right time.  Live with expectancy, expecting  good  things to happen to you.

Flourish at your work.  A sense of accomplishment will make you feel good about yourself and give you something else to focus on.  It will also boost your confidence and radiate outward.  Men can tell when a woman is content and confident and this is when he wants to get your attention.

Be engaged in life, have as much fun as you can in your single season.  Family life is very rewarding, marriage and kids are serious business. It’s a stage in your life where you don’t go out as much or travel, hang out with your friends, as much at least not initially with newborns and toddlers.  But family is the priority and everything else is secondary so I say have all the fun you can as a single girl travel, expand your mind, who knows what like minded gentlemen you can meet along the way.

Be the most desirable you can be spiritually, mentally, physically.  Be a well rounded woman, who is well read and able to have interesting conversation.

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January Happy Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to Me! Author of SCW

Grandfather Thomas Newman

Aunt Carmen Lashley

Cousin Chris,and Uncle Charles Newman







A month of New Blessings

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All Things are Possible!

Author’s Note:

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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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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SCW Lifestyle

Vacation time is here again!  God wants our lives to be a healthy mix of productive work, rest and leisure.  School is out and you’ve got plenty of vacation time.  Summer is the best time to plan a family vacation with the kids.  Whether you enjoy the beaches, national parks, or snorkeling on an island, booking ahead and planning wisely results in budget family trips that are a sure hit!


Top 5 Summer Vacation Budget friendly trips for families


Fort Lauderdale Florida, Clean pristine family friendly beaches  and has tons of vacation packages online

Hershey park Pennsylvania, Round up the kids for an action packed adventure trip to your favorite theme park.  Hershey offers affordable accommodation packages.

Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Enjoy the charm and hospitality of the South.  Fort Lauderdale offers family packages online.

Yosemite National Park California, Big on scenery and high on low maintenance, restful, relaxing vacations.  Yosemite National Park is the place to be and see the beauty of the West!

Grand Canyon Arizona, The Canyon remains one the most visited attractions in America.  Hike, explore, take a helicopter tour, the canyon never disappoints.  There are numerous accommodation packages for families online.

Married Couples reconnect,  Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Looking for a great Honeymoon location?

Top 3 Couples all-inclusive options to get more bang! For your buck!

St. Lucia, all-inclusive resort packages

All Inclusive Couples Cruises, The level of service an attention to detail is outstanding on a cruise.

All Inclusive Couples Resorts,adults only.  I love the atmosphere of an adult only trip.  It sets a tone for guests to really focus on each other.  Sandals offers great accommodations in awesome locations.

Have a great Summer!

Honoring Fathers in the month of June.

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Thou Shall Have Good Success!

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