Kelsye's Korner

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing. But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

The Shadow of a Mother


“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

-Anna Karenia

As I go through life I can’t help but wonder what others see when they look at me. Do they just see a role model? Do they see a wife and mom? Do they see a Christian? As all those aspects are ideal and who I am, I have never taken a step back to look and see who exactly was looking at me. In reality we will never know who all has viewed our lifestyle from the outside but wouldn’t it be amazing if we could just visualize the impact we could make others?

My morning routine usually starts with kissing my husband off to work and getting around while the little one is still snoozing. I like to fix a cup of coffee, grab my Bible and have my study time. While it’s ideal to have a quiet, uninterrupted study, it doesn’t always happen that way. If you are a mom you understand where I am coming from. One morning as I had just fixed my coffee and unzipped my Bible cover I heard little footsteps running through the hall towards me accompanied by the cutest little giggle. My son loves books. So when I try to study God’s word around him he likes to play with the pages and he winds up tearing them or highlighting the table, curtains whatever is in reach. Knowing this, I decided I would see how long he would allow me to read before he interrupted me. With blanket and nuk (pacifier) in hand, he climbed up on the couch, sat down and just watched. My son sat there for 20-25 minutes and just studied me studying. That’s a pretty impressive “quite time” for a one year old.

Overwhelmed with emotions, I couldn’t help but thank God for the blessings that have been bestowed upon our family. In that very moment, as if studying God’s word couldn’t be anymore important, I realized what exactly God has put in my life along with what my purpose is in this world.

I have a shadow. Kash will grow up in our home and eventually develop his own lifestyle. He will adapt from the one we raise him in and will carry some of that lifestyle over into his own. There’s no greater feeling in this world than looking at your child and being able to say “We raised him right.”
It is so important to realize who you have as your shadow. You may not even know who that is at this time but make sure you are the best role model you can be. At one point in all of our lives, we were someone’s shadow ourselves. It may have been your mom, dad, grandma or grandpa but it’s not always family. Matthew McConaughey once said (when he won an Oscar for best actor) that his hero was himself. I have to admit, when I heard him say that I thought ‘conceded much?’ But then he kept speaking and I kept listening. He said everyday, every month, every year his hero was always 10 years ahead of him. It will always give him a role model to “chase”. You can’t break a woman who seeks her happiness in God. Make Him your foundation of the lifestyle you live. Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.                   Proverbs 22:6


Starting A New Journey

Hi everyone! It’s been a long while since I have posted on here. A couple things have changed since then. 
First off, we got married! Yayy! I’m officially Kelsye Brantley now! I started my own custom t-shirt business. I’ve always wanted to work for myself and be able to work from home. Through 6 months of being a working business, it has become more of a hobby than a job. I enjoy taking ideas and creating them into customs designs and bringing that idea to life. I have recently (in the past week) shifted paths and was presented with an amazing opportunity for my family and I. While I will still be making t-shirts, I have partnered with a 100% all natural wellness company and now work from home (or camper!) setting appointments. The compensation plan is outstading, I schedule my own hours, work at my own pace and the bonuses that are available really demonstrate that the sky is the limit. 
Starting this journey, I wrote down some goals. Which by the way, is unlike me. I have always had cold feet when it came to putting my goals in writing. I guess the mental block behind that was being afraid to fail. I took a huge leap of faith, prayed and prayed some more. The outcome of not only my production with this new step but my attitude as well, have become life changing! I not only doubled my goal but I did it in less than half the time I had originally allowed myself! Talk about confidence boost!

We’ve all heard it before, set goals, achieve them, ect. You never really comprehend the excitement and “umph” behind goals until you partake and accomplish that first one. The feeling you get from that accomplishment and being able to mark that one off the list is indescribable. I’m here to tell you, do not let anyone or anything make you feel that you are incapable of reaching your goals and growing. You have to push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. It takes time, hard work, grit, perseverance, failures, prayer, faith and a solid mindset. 

I challenge you to write down your goals! Don’t shoot low, know your worth. 
If you are interested in the opportunity of a lifetime and earning a risidual income from home you can inquire via email. This company has an A+ rating with the BBB.

Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can. 

Are you a fool?

The heart of him who has understanding speaks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness. Proverbs 15:14


   Wisdom is near and available, yet it is not always easy to embrace. Proverbs is one of my favorite books of the Bible. We learn from Proverbs the personality and characteristics God demands for us to possess. I also enjoy it because it can tend to be a challenge. I find myself really digging into it to fully understand the meaning of the proverbs. Proverbs is more than just amazing life advice. It passes us a core knowledge and understanding we must have to live a successful life. Don’t miss out on the small study tip at the end, no peeking!

                                        Without understanding there is no wisdom. 

    We must truly understand in order to gain any wisdom. I struggled with this concept quiet a bit at the beginning of my walk and still do at times. I was reading my Bible like I knew all Christians were supposed to do but I wasn’t really retaining any of it. Reading and comprehension has never really been a strong suite for me. I began to pray. I prayed not only for wisdom but true understanding of God’s Word. By no means did it happen over night but I started to feel and see a change in myself. I found myself actually studying my Bible, not just reading it. I can’t simply put into words what it feels like when just one small part of scripture that has been unclear, triggers that lightbulb above your head. All scripture is powerful. I hope and pray you know what I’m talking about but if you don’t, be patient, keep trying and pray. It will come. 

(5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; (6) In all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5&6 

     Proverbs defines the difference in a wise and foolish man and woman. We need to apply the wise woman attributes to our own role but the other as well. I know, that may or may not have made sense. What I mean is be the wise woman God demands of us but don’t find yourself with a foolish man. We would be here all day if I was to list every attribute in Proverbs and I want you to go look for yourself. I challenge you to go read the book of Proverbs. Even if you’ve read it a million times. A refresher never hurt anyone. Read the entire thing in a day or read one chapter per day. Whatever you choose, be sure to study not just read!

7 Foolish attributes to stay clear of:

These are an abomination to the Lord. 

  1. Pride
  2. Lying
  3. Shedding innocent blood
  4. A wicked heart
  5. Feet quick to evil
  6. False witness
  7. Causing discord among brethren

A foolish woman is clamorous; she is simple and knows nothing. Proverbs 9:13

7 Wise attributes to obtain:

  1. Treasure God’s commands 
  2. Apply not only your mind but also your heart
  3. Be a constant companion
  4. Be a trusted guide
  5. Keep to the paths of righteousness
  6. Retain wisdom
  7. Be the crown of your husband 

Bonus: PRAY!

For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. Proverbs 8:11

 Study Tip – As your study through Proverbs note the wise and foolish characteristics it defines. Choose two colors (I use highlighters) and mark them. Example: I used pink for wise and orange for foolish. Write it down if that helps you differentiate. When you are done with the whole book go back and meditate on the wise and self examine the foolish.. Are you a fool? 

But the path of the just is like the shinning sun, that shines ever brighter into the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18


– I would have lost heart, unless I had believed. Psalm 37:13 NKJ

        Confidence is a characteristic all women struggle with, regardless of age or situation. Psalm 37 is uplifting but also a reminder of what true confidence is. If more women would concentrate and apply what I like to call God-fidence instead of the “new” definition society has given confidence, there would be so much more light in this dark world. (Matthew 5:14) Sisters in Christ need to stick together and that can be challenging to some if there isn’t any God-fidence being displayed from others, as well as within yourself. Build each other up and encourage one another. 

       So what’s the difference in confidence and God-fidence anyway? What I’m referring to as God-fidence or true confidence, is putting the scriptural meaning behind it. Psalm 37:1 – there shouldn’t be anything else left to say after that. The #1 key to true confidence is that we must not forget we are never alone. He is our strength. (v.1) What’s standing in your way of true confidence? Enemies? Don’t look at them as such. Don’t give them the satisfaction. Do look at them as speed bumps and challenges along your journey. After all, they stumbled and fell. (v. 2) The Lord will take care of you but you have to be sure to uphold your end. Do you love him? Keep his commandments.

        Last but certainly not least, give thanks. Thank Him for the ability to grow in true confidence and knowledge of His word. Thank Him for your blessings. Are you praying about it as much as you’re talking about it? To hope in God is to wait for His timing and His actions. (v. 14) It’s His plan. We’re just living it, serving Him. True confidence is attractive and contagious. Now go do what it is you have been thinking about doing. Believe in yourself. 

Not what, but who and why?

My name is Kelsye Milligan and I am 21 years young. I won’t bore you with every small detail of my life, but I will introduce the author behind this page. I am a stay at home mom to a beautiful son and have an amazing boyfriend who works extremely hard to support us in every way. We currently live in a camper, ya know-kind of like gypysies! Matt works on the pipeline and thus the reason behind the camper.

So that’s the who, but where’s the why?

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt looses it’s flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. Matthew 5:13 NKJ 

To be the salt of the earth and light of the world – If I do anything right in life other than raise my son, I will see to it that I let my light shine in every way possible. I make mistakes and fall short at times but I am no longer a sinner for I have been washed of my sins. I strive to be the best Christian woman I know I can be. It’s been a bumpy road to where I am today. I have not always been as God fearing as I am now. From a child out of wedlock, to a marriage, then divorce and now on to another relationship, I’ve learned to trust God and to follow His word. Every word. I have been forgiven and what more perseverance does someone need? I write for myself but also in hopes that I shine through to someone who might be having a bad day or just simply doesn’t know where to turn. I hope to inspire you to grow closer to God and grow in your knowledge of His word.

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