Call me crazy, but as much as I like summer, I like summer in the actual summer. Not summer in the winta So, when I saw a candle for half price that sounds like a fireplace and it's scent was called Flannel, well, it was coming home with me. Whether it smelled good or stunk to high heaven. Haha. It may be July outside, but it's still February in here. I do enjoy all seasons. One way or another. PIMP LOL. And, seasons are not always seasonable. Or reasonable. Just weatherable. Do-able. How? Improvise. Pray. Signed, I Improvise Steada Asking The Why's?
Today I celebrate FOUR years of purity!!! Not because of my own might or strength but because of Holy Spirit within me. I’m grateful that God came and interrupted the way I saw myself. My relationship with Him allowed me to see my worth, it helped me to understand that I deserved more. This morning as I reflect on the last four years I could see a pearl, sitting in a shell. Just how it’s pictured above. I just began to thank God because having knowledge of how a pearl is made I begin to see myself in that process. A pearl is formed in an oyster because of an irritation that finds its way to the inside of the shell. The oyster wraps the irritation with a coat of mother of pearl. The larger the irritation, the more coats of this substance are used to wrap around the point of pain until, in the end, the irritation is gone, but a beautiful, costly pearl is formed. I’m grateful that in a time of pain and irritation the LOVE of God came and wrapped around me until the irritation was gone until the pain was gone...and a pearl has formed. Pearls represent wisdom after experience and also purity. Today, in my fourth year of being celibate I thank God for both purity and wisdom. I thank Him for turning every piece of pain and every irritation into a beautiful, costly pearl. I believe that He’s faithful and consistent and will continue to be a good good Father who will continue to turn every pain and irritation into pearls. This journey still isn’t always easy, but it’s ALWAYS worth it! Celibacy is BIGGER than just not having sex; it’s about honoring God. I don’t know who my future husband is but I’m also honoring him enough to wait for him giving him the best of me and not what’s just left of me. I’m so open about this journey because there’s enough influence in the world that tells people, our young people especially that sex isn’t sacred and being married before sex isn’t normal...I want to be one of the influences that say, it’s OK to