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  • Faith,  Health,  Uncategorized

    How Can a Mom Focus on Her Health?

    I remember when my third child was born. I was so tired that it was a chore to function each day. I worked from home and was back working 3 days after I gave birth. There was no “napping when the baby napped” for me. I had a 5-year-old and a 22-month-old and a newborn and let’s just say that the exhaustion was real. The idea of getting up and exercising or focusing on healthy meal planning was near impossible during this season. The stress of this season lasted a long time and in retrospect, I believe I was dealing with some post-partum depression and anxiety. I didn’t know what…

  • Faith

    Is Your Pride Keeping You From God’s Blessing?

    This season has been really hard financially. We live mostly paycheck to paycheck and have received a lot of help from our families off and on. It’s not something we’ve had to do much of in our 15 years of marriage. In fact, most of the time it’s been easy. I worked a 9-5 that paid really well. My hubby worked one too and we lived a modest lifestyle, so even if one pay period was rough, we could usually recoup things within a few weeks. Do you remember the Israelites in the wilderness? They trusted God daily for their sustenance. Manna from heaven. Meat that just flew in. God…

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  • Faith

    There are Giants in the Land

    After about 3 months of living in the promised land, I want to tell you something important. We often think that stepping into the promised land is easy. That’s it’s going to be a vacation. But I want you to know that there are giants in the land. When God spoke over us that we would enter in to the promised land, he never said it would be easy. He said He would be with us. And while I knew this in concept, I have gotten to experience this principle first-hand. Do you remember the story of Moses? He led the people through the wilderness and the Red Sea that…

  • Faith

    Stepping into the Promised Land

    I could write a book about the journey we’ve experienced during the past two years to get to this moment. I imagine how Joshua and Caleb must’ve felt when the finally got to cross over into the land the Lord had promised them. The land flowing with milk and honey. We left Colorado for Virginia almost two years ago. It was one year and 11 months if you want to be precise. We left with a vision and a direction. When we got here, nothing went as planned and we ended up renting an apartment instead of buying a home with acreage. To say we were disappointed is an understatement.…

  • Faith

    Yes, You Can Lead Your Child to Jesus

    Coming to Jesus isn’t just for adults. In fact, Jesus himself said in Matthew 19:14, “let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these”. One of the most heartbreaking trends I see is when Christian parents don’t step into their God-given role of disciplers and evangelists in their own homes. They miss out on opportunities to share Jesus in their own homes. Ouch. In the USA especially, we set up a family schedule that often hinders our child’s ability to come to Jesus. Our schedules are often so full of school, after-school activities, and household stuff, that…

  • Faith

    The Holy Spirit is the Most Essential Oil

    Move over frankincense, there’s an oil more powerful than anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s better than lavender, tea tree, more potent than oregano, and doesn’t cost a penny. What if there were an oil that would guide you into all truth? What if there were an oil that would teach you? What if there were an oil that would empower you? What if there were an oil that would grant you eternal life? No, I’m not selling tickets to the fountain of youth. I’m telling you about the most important oil in the universe. You can take it with you anywhere you go. This oil can transform your life. The…

  • Faith and Excuses
    Faith

    Are You a Master of Excuses?

    My daughter is the master of excuses. I thought I was, but this girl has me beat. Ask her to do anything she doesn’t want to and instantly she turns into a ball of excuses. Maybe you’ve heard some of these before: I ran out of energy. My legs are too tired. Mommy, mommy, I have to tell you something. My brain hurts. Yes, that’s just a sampling of the excuses that come out of her mouth and boy does it get me frustrated at times. She’ll waste more energy running back and forth to tell me she’s out of energy than she would if she had just cleared the…

  • Faith

    Faith as a Mustard Seed

    Faith is such a hot topic. Have you ever heard any of these phrases? You just need to have faith. Your faith isn’t big enough. You don’t have _________because you don’t have enough faith. Then there’s the issue of what you put your faith in. Is your faith in your abilities? The ability of a man or woman? Or in God Himself? Maybe it’s mixture of all three. The bible talks extensively on the issue of faith but I want to hone in on one scripture that I’ve heard preached about a million times. God showed me something new (to me) in it and I want to share that with…

  • Faith,  Health

    3 Reasons Your Health is Failing: A Biblical Perspective

    I sometimes write about health topics and especially natural health topics on here. I care a lot about health because I know how hard it is when your health is bad. It makes everything else slow to a stop. And while sometimes this is good, you need to slow down, it can also hinder you from doing the things that God called you to do. As Christians, I know many of us have the habit of automatically blaming the devil for our bad health. We say it’s an attack. Or we pray against a spiritual thing, when it might not be that. It may seem like a health condition just…

  • Business,  Faith

    New Year, New Vision-God’s Vision

    Have you ever made a vision board? I’m going to be honest, I’ve not been one to jump on this bandwagon. But earlier this year, I felt the Lord impress on my heart to write the vision down. More accurately, to create a visual representation of the dreams that He had spoken to me. So I did it. I made a collage of words and pictures to represent the things that I knew He put in my heart. It was a healing process because life had kicked me down and I could barely do the things I needed to do daily, let alone dream or work on my dreams. Once…