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ALAN PARKS

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The Power of our Words

As a smart, sophisticated, God-fearing, boss-babe I'm sure you know that your words have power. They can hurt or they can bless. But the power of your words reach far beyond the impact they make on our emotions or on those around us. Our words have supernatural power-- power that changes circumstances and attitudes and shapes destinies. As women we have many roles we fulfill in our homes: wife, mother, educator, cook, laundry attendant (LOL), maid, etc... and I'm sure you give of yourself daily to those in and out of your home. It's important that we take time to keep ourselves motivated, encouraged, and filled with God's word and promises. You know what's amazing about being in a relationship with God who loves you unconditionally? When you start praying/confessing His word and asking Him to show you things and help you... He does! He reminds you that you don't have to feel inadequate if you don't get the laundry done or guilty about whatever emotions you're wrestling with. He reminds you through His word that you are a new creation in Him and that His Spirit lives in you and when you speak His word you are speaking life to your soul. So these are "faith-filled" confessions that I pray everyday, that will hopefully bless you as they have blessed me. And I make sure to always end with Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV) because I do believe by faith that God's word will be established and accomplished in my life. 

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Monday Morning Encouragement

It's Monday morning and it's back to work, family, and life (as if we ever take a break as women 😊). Even so.... Good morning Beautiful, Gracious, Confident women of God and Happy Monday! I pray that this day brings you clarity and peace of mind. Be Fearless on today. Be Resourceful. Be Creative. And remember when you are faced with a trial, if a situation arises or you need to make a decision. That the love God has for you is unchanging. That His purpose for you is to be Christ-like. That God's word is your final answer and that His grace is sufficient for you on today and everyday. When faced with a conflict, the Lord’s grace is enough to see you through it so long as you realize that at the foot of His cross, all conflict has already found its resolution. When uncertainty is tainting your mood, know that the Lord’s grace is the beacon of light that will provide the pathway to a place of peace. "... My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (2Corinthians 12:9-10 NKJV) #prayslayandconquertheday Sometimes we need a little pat on our backs to know "we got this!"

You are the Apple of God's Eye

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3 Tips for communicating in your Marriage

1. Be Quick to Listen: I mean really listen. Stop thinking about what you are going to say next and concentrate on your spouse. Put aside your desire to be right and show your husband that he is the priority.

2. Slow to Speak: So often we need to have the last word. More often than not we should remain silent. If we do speak, we should do so humbly in love and without a selfish agenda.

3. Slow to Become Angry: Remember not to raise your voice and to keep your tone in check. We often want to get our jab in to prove our point. Instead we need to be praying and asking God to restrain us, keep us calm and ask Him to intervene when we feel unglued.

Dear Heavenly Father, We lift up our marriages to you and ask that you would help us to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. Father, we know you are fighting for us and our marriages. Allow us to stop fighting against each other and unite us to fight for our marriage and Your glory! In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.