If you have been reading this blog for any period of time, you know I can get on my soapbox, i.e. become very passionate about several subjects...Today, my advice is about finances, specifically student loans and how I was finally able to say bye bye to Navient after many years.
Let me be the first to say that I am not fond of ants or any creature other than humans. (Sorry in advance to all my animal and insect lovers! God bless y'all!) Had to share this quick story about my run in with these creatures before I share some insights from this month's scripture focus.
Anyone who lives in New York City (NYC) or grew up driving on NYC highways or roads knows how bad the roads can be and how damaging snow and ice can be. Welp, I happened to be driving on the beautifully paved roads of Ft. Lauderdale a few weeks ago and...
What if someone came up to you and told you that you were a silly woman, or a gullible woman? Would you be insulted? Feel disrespected? Become angered? What would you do? How would you respond? What if I asked you if you are or were a silly woman?
Have you ever been taken aback, become angry or felt less than, based on how someone treated you? Have you been in a situation where based on how someone responded to you, they communicated their personal sentiments in a way that made you feel like you were the lowest of the low, dirty, unworthy or unseen?
This month, my encouragement to you is to actively choose to be this type of blessing in the lives of others, if you aren't already.
At the beginning of last year, the Lord put it on my heart to work on cultivating one fruit of the Spirit in my life every month. For the month of April, I was working on the fruit of Joy. As someone who used to battle with depression for many years, joy seemed to be a distant, almost impossible goal.