~I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.--Revelation 3:8~

This Month's Thoughts for:

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

Psalm 43:3 NIV

Body-Now that all of the holiday celebrations are nearly over, it's time to look at taking care of ourselves. If you haven't already been, you need to find the right balance in life so that you can have time for exercise and to strengthen yourself.

Mind-Whether you're a student or a graduate, it's never too late to learn something new. Keep your eyes and ears open so that you may find guidance through God's word.

Spirit-Take time each day to pray and talk to God. He hears you.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Our first blog post!

Over the years, I've been struggling with what it means to be a woman in today's society. Are we truly expected to be everything to everyone or is this some crazy notion that we fall back on when we feel overwhelmed? In my own journey, I have found that there are really five big components to a woman's life. These are all encompassed in what I call the Five S's. And no, success isn't one of them. That's what comes after we have mastered the other five.

All five components have to do with self and how we work towards building the different facets of our lives into something we can manage, be proud of, and feel secure in. I'm providing a brief outline of these Five S's below and I'll be posting on each one of them individually throughout the year.

I will also be linking to other websites that can be of assistance to readers. I encourage you to send in any links which have been helpful to you so that I can add them to this website. If you are a woman and you wish to share your story about how you have perservered or overcome challenges, I urge you to send your story here so that others can benefit from the wisdom of your experiences. The more we share in our personal triumphs, the more we all benefit.

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Healthy Relationships: Where do you fit in?

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12 New International Version

In relationships, we are all put to the test in one way or another. Whether we are being taught a lesson in trusting others or in learning to love selflessly, we must always be on the lookout for signs that the enemy is lurking nearby. Sometimes what we think might be one of God's tests for us is actually our own ego struggling to overpower His influence in our lives.

If you are fighting constantly over the same issues with your significant other, take a step back and ask yourself, "What would God want me to do here?" It could be that He wants you to take enough pride in yourself to stand up for your right to be respected in the relationship. Maybe you need to step up and express your dissatisfaction with the way you are being treated in order to make your loved one understand what you need. Or maybe you are with someone who is treating you unfairly and God wants you to guard your heart.

If your usual tendency is to run away from a relationship when you aren't 100% satisfied with the other person's behavior, this could be an indicator that you aren't being realistic in your expectations. No one is perfect and learning to love one another's flaws as well as one's gifts is part of a healthy relationship.

A great resource for you to check out if you are having difficulty sustaining relationships is "Safe People" by Townsend and Cloud. I am currently going through a Bible Study with some ladies and we are using this book as our guide. There is alot of great information about boundaries and how to identify traits in others who may be unsafe for us. If you get a chance, check this one out.

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