International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

I am a proud girl mom: I was blessed with two little girls.  Lord knows that I, like every other mom on this planet, will do anything to protect them and guide them.  But I also know, like every other mom on this planet, I am just learning as I go.

On this International Women’s Day, I compiled a list of what I thought was the best life advice to me, as a woman. Backed by the authority of God’s word.


Just say no.

It is perfectly acceptable to say no, firmly and without guilt.  No reason needed.

All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ anything beyond this comes from the evil one.  Matthew 5:37

You can’t be everything to everyone at the same time.

It is ok to take time off of work.   Vacation is good for your soul and brain.  Professional burnout harms your clients as much as it harms you and your family.   Turn off your emails when you get home.  NEVER give out your cell to clients.

No one expects you to cook 3 meals a day.  If you do, do it from your heart, not out of societal expectations. In the same vein, don’t expect gratitude from others for the choices you made for them.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

You can have it all, but you may need to sacrifice some things.

Freedom always comes at a price.  Having a family doesn’t necessarily impede your freedom, but family brings joyful duties that singledom is free of.

Likewise, singledom has plights not enjoyed by those with families.

Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.  1 Peter 2:16

A man is not a financial plan.

One of the first lessons I was taught: never depend on anyone!  Treasure your talents and use them wisely.  Money comes with hidden ties – you are never truly free if you don’t have your own way of supporting yourself.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.  Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.  She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.  She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. Proverbs 31

Trying to be man is a waste of a woman.

This was originally Coco Chanel’s quote.  Women rule!  Don’t try to be a man.  Be God-fearing, kind and gentle.  Speak wisdom.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

Be authentic.

Society’s expectations, the lies they spin – all change with time. But who you are, that doesn’t.  Be honest and true to who God made you to be.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:15-16

Never halfass

Pursue your dreams and goals with vigor, and never let the possibility of rejection cause you to retract or do an incomplete job.

Jesus alone is your Lord and Savior. Don’t expect any human to rescue you.  And be the heroine of your story, never the victim.

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

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