The Legacy of the Lonesome Mother

If you haven't read the post on The Lonesome Mother in the series we are doing on community here this month, I highly encourage you to take a moment to do so. The Legacy of the Lonesome Mother We all know the saying, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Isn't safe to say that if a mother is struggling with feeling alone, that one or some of her children may also be? As we [...]

By |December 7th, 2012|Blog, Community, Friendship|3 Comments

The Lonesome Mother

Lonesome and forlorn she stood at the counter elbow deep in warm dish water, on the verge of weeping. Not certain as to what was bothering her she prayed for the Lord to meet her.  After praying, she felt a little better... she had a little more self-control over her overwhelming urge to cry. Later in the day she rested as the little ones napped, she woke before they did and disciplined herself to read [...]

By |December 4th, 2012|Blog, Community|2 Comments

Tips to a Stress-less Holiday

On Monday I shared Tip #1 Here along with an opportunity to enter The Christmas Blessing Giveaway for $320 cash! Tip #2 To A Stress-less Holiday Choose Wisely ~ It's Ok to Say No! Choose the events that you are going to participate in wisely. Pray over your calendar! It is so easy for us to over fill our calendars, especially this month. We do it every year. Being too busy can steal your joy; [...]

By |November 29th, 2012|Blog, Giveaways|0 Comments

Authentic Community

~Authentic Community~If we have real fellowship...The past few posts I have shared about community have been mainly positive, but today... in all honesty I want to share the other side of the coin.Community is not always unconditional love, worshipful fellowship, prayer, laughing and celebration... no real community is REAL.Real Community is authentic and because it involves humans--it also involves a whole lot of sin. Even as Christians we struggle with sin. Just because we have [...]

By |November 27th, 2012|Blog, Community|4 Comments

Proclaiming Amen

Proclaiming Amen Together! One aspect of community that I believe is largely under-utilized is the ability to come together in prayer. It is much more comfortable for "most" to have a personal intimate prayer time with the Lord, but when it comes to truly opening up with those honest authentic prayer requests in front of others that is when "authenticity" is challenged. What better way to truly know what is on the heart of your [...]

By |November 18th, 2012|Blog, Community|1 Comment

Is Your Platform {Pulpit/Blog} An Idol?

She sat in her car weeping. Finally home. The baby asleep in the car seat, the toddler drowsy from the 45 minute drive home from the moms group. Tired and not looking forward to the loads of laundry that needed to be washed. Dreading going in and seeing the kitchen that needed to be swept and mopped before tonight's weekly bible study. Was she overdoing it? She questioned the amount of "ministry" she was involved [...]

By |October 30th, 2012|All About Jesus, Blog, Blogging, Reflections|13 Comments

Launch Day for Redeeming Childbirth

Redeeming I can't believe it, but just 12 months after starting the journey of writing Redeeming Childbirth the day has come! It is now available for sale on Amazon! You can click the icon in the sidebar to find it or head on over to the website! We are having some amazing giveaways today and throughout the week in celebration of the release of "Redeeming Childbirth" the book so come visit the site and [...]

By |October 24th, 2012|BIRTH, Blog, Redeeming Childbirth|1 Comment

21 Heart Testimonies…

Twenty- One Heart Testimonies {glimpses into my heart, things God has been teaching me, where I struggle, my deepest passions, spiritual agitations, convictions, and spiritual milestone experiences with the Lord} 1. Just when I thought I understood what "trusting" the Lord was supposed to look like, I have become humbled yet again and am currently learning about full surrender 2. My deepest personal spiritual desire is for the Lord to open my eyes to the [...]

By |October 19th, 2012|Blog, Reflections|2 Comments

Making Every Moment Count…

This concept of making every moment count completely convicts me to my deepest roots. Honestly, looking back over the course of my journey as a mother... have I made the most of every moment? I'm on Pinterest now! Have I taken advantage of as many opportunities as I get to talk with each of my children about salvation, eternity, grace and repentance? Have I told them how much I love them... often enough? Have I [...]

By |October 4th, 2012|Blog, Child Training, Parenting|5 Comments

Business Integrity: It Isn’t “Just” Business

"It's Just Business" It isn't "just" business! Not if you have made your life fully integrated with your faith. I hate this phrase- always have. You know why... because it is an excuse not to have integrity. Anytime we make an excuse not to be living with integrity- doing the right thing-just because it is the right thing- we are jeopardizing something deep within our souls- part of our spiritual DNA. For us, business has [...]

By |September 19th, 2012|Blog, Business|0 Comments