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I’ve always wanted to be a wise woman. God’s word tells us that, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” and that’s foundational to learning to be wise. Over the years,  I’ve learned to listen for wisdom from other women. I observe their lives and listen to their words and learn a lot. Wisdom can be gleaned from surprising sources!

I was introduced to Donna Otto through the Revive Our Hearts ministry. She’s a down-to-earth woman who shares wisdom with others so I’d thought I’d pass on some of her advice to you. Donna calls these little tidbits of advice her “mottos.” Do you agree with these? What mottos do you live by? Share them in the comment section! We’d love to hear from you!

It all starts with the Big Yes. Wherever you are, be “all” there.

Finish Strong. Remember: the common begin. The uncommon finish.

Live by conviction, not circumstances.

Preparation is the key to organization.

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.

You married a sinner. So did he.

There’s always time for what God asks us to do.

Do the next thing.

Finish today today. Light the Light— don’t curse the darkness.

Choose your love. Then love your choice. 

Be a thermostat, not a thermometer.

It’s hard to teach what you don’t live. Hospitality starts with your eyes, hands, and heart.

It’s not what you do that makes you tired. It’s what you don’t do.

He’s not the enemy!

Do your best and leave the rest.

What you say matters. How you say it matters more.

Get it as good as you can get it and forget it. 

Your mansion is your ministry.

Don’t run from . . . run to. 

Servanthood begins at home.

Don’t carry a Bible if you haven’t swept under the bed.

No serious conversation after 10:30 p.m.

You are who you hang out with.

First and fast.

Your home is holy ground. And you are holy ground.

Enter marriage and close all your exits.