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“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” (Proverbs 16:32, NKJV) Self-control. Discipline. Willpower. The King James Version of the Bible calls it temperance. Whatever word we use, self-indulgence is easier than self-control. Ask anyone who abandoned their New Year’s resolutions sometime mid-January. Self-control is something we develop in our lives, not something we are born with. It isn’t an “either you have it or you don’t” characteristic. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines self-control as “restraint exercised over one’s impulses, emotions, or desires.”  It is our ability…

Focus Verse: “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands”   (Proverbs 14:1 KJV). Busy hands and a caring heart are a description of how most women live their daily lives. Some hands are busy caring for children. Other hands are busy caring for adult parents and some hands are caring for both children and adult parents at the same time. These are challenges women face today. The Proverbs 31 description of a virtuous woman defines the characteristics and attitudes of a Christian woman in her home as she is engaged in the multitasking…

“Put your hope in the Lord. Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you by giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.” Psalms 37:34 I’m the type of person who is all or nothing. I’m either completely motivated or I’m not. Excited and filled with anticipation or plagued by dread. I really enjoy the highs of life, but get completely dispirited by the lows. Do you struggle when seasons change in your life like I do? Sometimes life throws us curveballs and we need to either pick up the pace or we may even need to…