Welcome to Notes of Inspiration where there is an encouraging word waiting for you everyday! Our mission here at Notes of Inspiration is to encourage you everyday in your walk of life and to bring people together from across the world. We say thank you to over 50 countries that log on every single day! Thank you so much for dropping by. We love you and are praying for you.
Patrice Tankard, Executive Writer, Notes of Inspiration
“The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.” Proverbs 15:7
Be encouraged today to embrace wisdom. After you embrace wisdom, speak wisdom and knowledge to others. People need wisdom and knowledge whether they know it or not. The heart of fools cannot comprehend such things. Help someone who needs and wants an encouraging word. Wisdom makes all of our lives better.
Single Ladies, “stay on that grind!”. There’s nothing like being independent, working hard and earning your own money. You should not have to depend on a man or others to pay your way or your bills. Don’t give anyone that kind of control or power. If you do, you could end up doing things you don’t want to do!#NeverBackDown #ProtectYourTreasures#KnowYourWorth #TankardWoman #PatricesLaw#BeYourOwnWoman #StayFree www.notesofinspiration.com
“After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before. …The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first.” Job 42: 10, 12
If you happen to be one of those people who God has promised great things, then this is for you. If you have been waiting for years for certain prayers to be answered and for the promises of God to be fulfilled in your life, then get ready to get happy. The book of Job is “long-winded” but it is worth reading. Job’s suffering was so bad that it looked like he was the reason for his own turmoil. Job was frowned upon and it was speculated by others that there is no way a man could suffer this much unless he brought it on himself. It is sort of like how we view suffering today. Some of us are quick to pass judgment on ones who are sick, destitute, or troubled. But the focus here is the word “perseverance.” We will probably not suffer without spiritual reasons and this is where trusting God is extremely important. But what is exciting is this: if it has been years or a long period of time and your blessings have not come yet, that means that you are more closer to them than you are far from them. In other words, the longer it takes for your promises to be fulfilled, the closer you are to them. For me it has been many years of waiting on certain promises from God. That is great because that means that they can come any day now! The latter part of my life is going to be greater than the former. Much suffering has gone forth in my life, so there is no where to go from here but up. Grab hold to your promises from God and trust Him because your latter is going to be greater than your former!
” Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,…” Matthew 28:19
I just found out yesterday from my Blog Consultant that in addition to the daily visitors from over 50 countries, Notes of Inspiration has over 16,000 subscribers! I had no idea! I am “floored” at how a hobby that I started 6 years ago went global in the first 30 days and now there are thousands of visitors and now subscribers. It is a massive responsibility when people from all cultures and continents look to you for a simple word of life and hope. I am grateful to God for this opportunity to serve and I will do it to the best of my ability with his help. There is more than one way to minister to people. We have to learn how to reach those who will never step foot in a church. It’s like being a Global Pastor without all of the “Extra”. People need hope, help and a word and they need it right now. One can touch lives without a church and without a pulpit. It is not mandatory have a sanctuary to change lives forever. #FeelingBlessed #GratefulToServe #ForeRunner#MinisteringSmarterNotHarder #PatriceTankard #ExecutiveWriter www.notesofinspiration.com
Hello ladies, this is for you. Someone asked, “Patrice, what’s the secret to your glowing and youthful skin?” I simply said, “Water and olive oil.” Whether it’s for a day in the classroom or whether it’s for TV, concerts, or everyday living and for all of my professional looks, I use olive oil and water for great skin inside and out. Here are the steps: Spray chilled distilled water on the face, rub olive oil on the face and let it sit for 1 minute. Wipe off with a hot face cloth. Spray chilled water on the face again. apply a very small amount of olive to seal in the moisture, rub it in gently. Your face will glow without an oily appearance. I also drink over a gallon a water every day and use olive in my salads and cooking for healthy skin from the inside out. The photo in the middle is my “just out of the shower and no make-up” look. In this photo my face was cleansed with water and extra virgin olive oil. In the other photos I am wearing a light face powder and eye make-up. I do not wear foundation or heavy makeup. Ladies, you are beautiful! Show it everyday! #PatriceTankard#HealthyLiving #TankardTown #TheMayor
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:12-13
If we have the ability to totally believe in the Lord, we should be able to do greater works than he did when he was here on earth. That would also mean that our relationship with the Lord would have to be extremely intimate for these types of miracles to happen. The secret is to get extremely close to the Lord in an intimate relationship through the communion of prayer and of the absorbing of his word. Being that close to him would certain offer up the ability to ask of him what you will and he will do it. Get close!
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” 1 John 5:14-15
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Be encouraged today to know that we can come to the Lord about those things that concern us. Take comfort to know that he hears us and is ready to oblige us.
“He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.” Proverbs 15:32
Those who do not like to be instructed are setting themselves up for spiritual devastation in their souls. Those that listen are blessed with wisdom and understanding and will always have “the upper hand.”.
“Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment,but his favor lasts a lifetime.” Psalm 30:4-5a
One of the attributes that I love about God is his ability to feel emotion. We are made in his image and having emotions is part of our make up as well. He is a just God and a very loving God. When there is injustice or when something offends him, he has the ability to become angered. However, it does pass away. When he favors others, his favor lasts a lifetime. I am not interested in offending the Lord or disobeying him. But I am interested in being favored by him. Be encouraged today and sing unto the Lord and praise his name. His anger only lasts a moment and his favor lasts a lifetime. Allow him to come into your life and embrace his favor.
“A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.” Proverbs 11:17
When I was growing up I used to hear my mother say these words, “It’s so nice to be nice”. I did not understand what she meant but as I grew older, I understood that being kind changed the atmosphere and turned away situations that could have proved to be troublesome. It is so clear to me now that kindness draws the right of people and right kind of attitudes and expectations. It is also clear that a cruel man draws trouble to himself. Be kind and draw good and great things unto your life.