When It Rains……

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by Lisa McClendon

I was not happy at all about my return to Florida, at first. I ask God, “Why?” Yeah my mother was sick and I needed to be closer to my family but “God why couldn’t I just keep visiting. It’s only a 6 hour drive?”

One day God answered my whining when He said, “Like Abraham, your wealthy place will be in the midst of a dry land.” Now I’m not dissing Florida but I honestly didn’t see anything there for me. I love the Carolinas.

My heart soon began to soften to the idea. And we packed up and relocated in obedience.

Upon arrival, it started happening just as God had said. And when it rains blessings, baby it pours.

I can’t share just yet all that God is doing with my life and my family’s life but let me empower you today. The place that…

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Stupid Stuff

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by Lisa McClendon

Have you ever answered the door to something stupid and then you said to yourself, “Why did I even entertain that?”

Yep! Me too.

Now of course I don’t mean an actual door but instead sometimes life or the people in it, brings stuff your way that is really a distraction and a waste of your time. I call that “stupid stuff.” Stuff that doesn’t benefit or empower your future, i.e. gossip, meaningless confrontations, petty drama, pity parties, or laziness.

Can I challenge you to stop answering the door to “stupid stuff?” You don’t have to respond to every negative post, text or tweet. You don’t have to get caught up in other people’s drama with other people (even if it’s your friend). You don’t have to entertain “whoa is me” conversations. Your past is done with “stupid stuff” and your future has no vacancies for it.

Be…

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Use The Eggbeater

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After months of reshaping my old metal eggbeater, I decided I was sick of it and started using a fork as an alternative to whip my eggs. One day while out shopping, I decided to buy a new “rubber” eggbeater. Forgive me for being geeked about an eggbeater but I love my eggbeater. It’s colorful and modern, nothing like my old dated one.
One day, my daughter asked me when and if we were ever going to use the new egg beater. I gave her the dumb look. I had become so use to using the fork as an alternative that I forgot we had a new egg beater.
It’s so easy to use other things as an alternative to the proper thing. We are surrounded by alternatives, our way of doing things. And although the alternative is doable, it will always be more challenging because it was not intended…

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Got to Go, Got to Grow

One by one I deleted them. I made a lifestyle decision. It wasn’t right for me anymore to watch certain shows anymore.

How could I be so adamant about eating well but not as concerned about seeing or hearing well? I needed to return to guarding my ear and eye gates.

If I was going to be healthy physically, I needed to be even healthier spiritually.

What lifestyle change do you need to make today? What do you need to cut out of your diet besides food?

You may not cut everything out today but decide that something has got to go, so that you can grow.

Hugs,

Lisa

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Permission To Say No

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by Lisa McClendon

As a kid, I was a people pleaser.  I remember my grandmother asking me who my best friend was. My response was, “Jesus.” I thought it would make her proud.

Soon I started having the hardest time telling people NO. I didn’t want to let anyone down. But I was, myself.

My inability to say no, made me angry, easily irritated and very frustrated. Often times, I inconvenienced myself to accommodate others, only to find no one was making accommodations for me.

One day I gave myself permission to be an adult again. And as an adult, I have the right and the responsibility to say yes when I can and want and “NO” when I can’t or when I just don’t feel like it.

And I’m still a good person. 😊😊
Hugs,
Lisa

I pray your New Year is off to a great start! Make that…

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