motivation

Happy Birthday, Auntie Crystal!

I wore white to work today in celebration of my auntie Crystal’s birthday! No matter the event or time of year, I looked forward to seeing her walk in with her crisp, white outfit! Happy Birthday, auntie! I’m doing a little less crying and a lot more smiling about you these days

To My Lovely Ladies

To my lovely ladies: At some point, we have to stop having checklists and start having standards. Yes, he’s cute, but what does his spirit look like? Yes, he’s educated, but when was the last time he read his Bible? Yes, he’s successful, but does he tithe? Yes, pays for you, but does he pray for you? Checklists are OK, but when you strip away all of the things on the surface, be sure that who you find beneath is someone worth sharing your world with…and more importantly, be sure that the woman you are compliments the man you want him to be. 💗

Xoxo,

~London

Attraction vs Interest

Ladies, there is a difference between attraction and interest. Someone who is attracted to you might send a text to tell you how beautiful you are, but someone who is interested in you actually spends time with you to find out WHO you are…from what excites you or what makes you cry, all the way down to how you got that childhood scar or the plans for your life that sometimes keep you up at night. Anyone with eyes can be attracted to you. Wait for the one who is interested in you.

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Self Love

People are always more encouraged when we share how God’s grace helped us in weakness than when we brag about our strengths. I am brave, but I’ve been afraid before. I’ve been rewarded, but I’ve also been rejected. I’ve been in love, but I also know what it feels like to be heartbroken. Some days I’ve felt far more fearfully than wonderfully made. But I’ve learned to love every part of me just as God does…and you should too

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Xoxo,

~London

Something for the Fellas

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a forever female living in a hookup culture. As a woman of God who has saved myself for marriage, there are a lot of reasons why dating is interesting for me. There’s no shortage of men who pursue, but there’s a shortage of men who prepare.

Being with a true woman of God means first being a true man of God. It means being ready to set aside childish ways in order to properly lead that woman and any potential children all the days of your life. That means being a provider who can take good care of himself before bringing anyone else into the picture. It also means being honest and committed to the things of God. Too often I hear women tell me how they thought they’d met the right guy, but he eventually pulled back because he wasn’t quite ready yet.

So, to my fellas: Don’t chase what you aren’t prepared to catch. If you’re not ready, don’t play. Just stay away. Let God work on you until you’re in a place that you can walk in your full potential. Anything less isn’t fair to you or your future wife.

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