Noteworthy Nugget #08 – Be Courageous

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
(Deuteronomy 31:6)

Be courageous!

Have the courage to identify and overcome fears.

Challenge and push through to the next level of your plight.

Watch how the stars align and bring fruitfulness to your world.

Be relentless, be focused, be the standard.

Let no man take your confidence or destroy your pride.

Do not succumb to demeaning immoral standards.

Protect and invest in your mental strength.

Be bold, be brave, be big-hearted.

Be courageous!

-A Lavender Place

A Summer Moment

This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.  (Psalms 118:24)

The morning is quiet, peaceful and serene.

He hears the birds chirp with freshness and stillness.

The children are off to summer camp to enjoy a fun fulfilled day.

He knows the kids are safe with sensational camp counselors.

He sips a cup of coffee and savors the white chocolate cream flavor.

He wonders how he ended up as a single parent raising two young boys.

Without the mother it has been a daily struggle.

To navigate and hold multiple roles has been tiresome and trying.

The sacrifice and delay of his own happiness brings tears of loneliness.

A grown man brought down by the world around him.

The exhaustion sets in, but he never gives up.

He pauses and absorbs in meditation and nostalgia.

He embraces and appreciates as the fond memories replay in his mind.

Thankful for what God has placed on his heart.

How grateful he is to reminisce on this summer moment.

-A Lavender Place

Noteworthy Nugget #07 – Time

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

-J.R.R. Tolkien

We all have experienced it, hidden it, or embellished in it. We made the decision to use our time to baske in self pity. It happens more than one will ever know.

Have you ever felt alone, even when there is someone else in the room? Does it seem as though the world around you is moving, but you are at a standstill? Are you and your child hungry, but you don’t have the energy to cook? Do you long for a friend to reach out and tell you everything is going to be alright? Is beauty and glamour a low priority? Is the calm and solemn space you created now chaotic? Does the slightest noise sound like an airplane landing inside your head? Do you long for a deep, meaningful, and intellectual conversation?

If the answers are yes to all or some of these questions then you are allowed to baske, but only for the moment – that’s it. Now it is time to pray this

Next, do something inexpensive to help redirect your mind, body and spirit by releasing positive energy. Try some or all of these meaningful things:

  1. Read a fun and jaw dropping book.
  2. Try a new recipe.
  3. Glamour up. Wash and style your hair, polish your fingers and toe nails. Also, try a new nail polish color.
  4. Exercise. Walk, run or try a yoga class. You’ll be surprised what a 15 minute gentle yoga or stretching class can do for the body.
  5. Hydrate. Drink a glass of water.
  6. Massage Therapy. Get a massage. There are a variety of ala cart enhancements services available as well (i.e. hot stones, deep tissue pressure, aromatherapy etc..).
  7. Get crafty. Discover a new passion or dust off the supplies from an old hobby.
  8. Pray. There is no need for an explanation. Begin with,”he giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” – Isaiah 40:29.

This is Gods way of getting your attention so he can reveal something to you. He has an important message to share. In the meantime, try the aforementioned tips while waiting on God. Take time to gauge your mental health before trying any activity and then afterwards see which SELF you like the best.

Feel free to share your outcomes with me and don’t forget to follow my blog at

-A Lavender Place

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