Helping moms create space for fun, family, and faith
The case of trying to thwart the snooper...I worked so hard at it a few Decembers ago that I have yet to find that sweater that my daughter pined for and I was sure she would not have the self-control to leave alone! (It's probably 2 sizes too small at this point....)
Do snoopers get active at your house before Christmas?
Oh, the thought of those gifts makes things soooo tempting!
It's time for you to get sneaky, girls.
I've got a few tips for you:
I pray a blessed Thanksgiving for you and your family this year.
I would guess your kids aren't being taught the strong Christian origins of not only Thanksgiving, but the founding of America itself?
I know I never heard it in school, and much of it I only learned this year after doing some digging.
A few things included in that teaching:
Weary? Not surprised.
I'm praying for you.
And I have a special song for you.
Listen here and really take it all in.
Dear sister, let's look to the Lord's strength and keep our minds steadfast on Him. He is the Ancient of Days, the One who parted the Red Sea, the One who is Always True and Always Able.
We are living in exciting times -- we must make sure we get right before the Lord and then stay in constant prayer as we go through our days in such a time as this.
I believe we are about to see the Glory of the Lord like we have not seen in our lifetime.
I also believe God is looking for faithful servants who are willing to walk forward in courage and accept His power from on high to be used in great ways for His Kingdom's purposes.
I'm raising my hand. Will you join me?
Thought about family photos this year yet?
While we most likely have all had more time with our children than we had anticipated this year, we may not have thought much about how they have grown and changed through the course of it.
Because our mental space has been filled up with the "extras" of pandemic and election concerns, I thought you might appreciate a little nudge that this might be a good time to think about a family picture.
Here are a few questions to help you make a great plan for family pictures this year:
We are only days away from one of the most pivotal elections in America's history.
I urge you to:
God bless you and God bless America,
There is a very good chance you have suffered an abortion.
I recently heard a speaker at a women's conference share that one in 3 women who have had abortions are Christians.
If that is you, I want to express my sympathy and my care for you, dear friend. I'm sure the pressures were terrible and can't imagine the anguish in so many ways.
I pray that even now the God of all Comfort would heal the broken places of your heart. I remind you that Jesus the Shepherd knows you, sees you, and is rich in mercy and compassion.
My husband Chris always says God is always at work to redeem what He sovereignly allows.
I urge you to allow God to heal you in those deepest parts of your heart and soul, and then ask Him how He can use it for good.
If you are unsure of your views on pro-life vs. pro-choice, click here to learn the differences.
Father, guide us with certainty as we head to the polls. Thank you for the freedom to vote for our officials. We pray your will prevail at...
If stress, anxiety and overwhelm seem to be getting the best of you these days, you are not alone. It seems every day there is news to deal with emotionally, and it's a lot.
Yesterday I was discouraged...
It's so hard to see so many in our nation suffering,
I have a child who is struggling with online school at home,
People are divided on so many issues,
We are experiencing the hottest summer in Phoenix's history,
and I'm concerned our freedoms and Republic could slip away.
A dear friend reminded me of this precious, tender hymn last night and it soothed my soul. Now I want to share it with you.
I encourage you to click on the link below to hear it, but come back to these lyrics, breathe, and take every word in.
Like a River Glorious, by Frances R. Havergal, 1876
We must be diligent in discernment these days, momma. Things that look good from their titles aren't necessarily what they seem.
We could talk about current organizations, movements and governmental committees with names that make them seem right and good even when they have an evil agenda.
But for today, I'd just like to look at two seemingly "Christian" books.
The two books are called Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens, by Neal D. Walsch, and are being promoted by Oprah.
The books' titles make them seem Christian, but their messages go against the Word of God. They not only contain false doctrine, they sometimes quote (in error) the Word of God.
They have been on the New York Times best sellers list and are made available to our kids through the Scholastic Book Club.
The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the "voice...
Praying you and your family are well in these challenging times.
Our July 4 celebration is tomorrow. While the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to the world that the U.S. is an independent country, the Constitution laid out guidelines and rules on how the country should run or work.
How many believe now might be a real good time to review our Constitutional rights as American citizens? As we focus on America this next week, this would be a great time to share a little about the Constitution with our children: Schoolhouse Rock teaches the Constitution.
Speaking of our nation, we are a mess right now. Our health, government, freedom, even our republic seem to be under attack. God is on His throne, and we must repent and turn back to the Lord. We must be constantly in prayer.
Will you pray with me this prayer?
We need you. Across our nation, righteous men and women are harder to be found. As a result, cruel and dominating powers...
Thank you that you make all things new.
Thank you for the victory and power in your Name and that you hold the keys over death. By Your might, Jesus was raised from the grave, making the way for us to have new life with you today and for all eternity.
God, I surrender all to you and trust you with every part of my life. Resurrect the parts of my faith squelched by fear in these days.
We need you. Renew and refresh our hearts, minds, and lives, to walk in victory for such a time as this.
Keep your words of truth planted firm within us, help us to stay focused on what is pure and right, give us the power to be obedient to your Word, and remind us of who we are in Christ.
Make our ears deaf to the lies of the enemy and open to your truths.
Help me to remember the Holy Spirit lives in me. Show me how to walk in your Resurrection Power each and every day.
Help me to be your light in a dark world.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.