Sunday, May 01, 2016


I am currently locked out of Facebook after being reported for being abusive due to my last article on I will be back as soon as I get this sorted out!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

More on Our Upcoming Series

There are four main areas that cause stress for wives and moms:

1. Lack of time management or schedule
2. Lack of organization
3. Lack of self care
4. Fighting and other destructive behavior

This new series will cover the first 3 areas and will be followed by another series on the last.

My hope with this series is that our homes will be blessed with a foundation that our families can build on. That we will help to reduce the stress for ourselves and our husbands so that they may better lead us and we may find it easier to respect them in what is often considered "our domain".

With a harmony created between husband and wife, I pray the next series will lead us even further as Godly families!

I so love writing for you all and look forward to learning with you!



Monday, April 25, 2016

New Series: Setting Yourself up for Success

Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Do you need to refocus your life?

Does your home stress you out?

Do you feel like you are not the best you could be?

Join me in a new series

We'll be learning together how to bring God into every little moment to help us be the moms, wives, sisters, and daughters He has intended us to be.

A few things to look forward to:

Finding time for personal prayer and Bible study
Home Journal
Meal Planning
And more!



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Create in Me a Clean Heart

Have you ever stopped to think how truly awesome God is?

How amazing is it that he knows our sin and still loves and forgives us anyways?

In fact, he not only does this thousands of times but he offers us salvation from this fallen world.

How awesome is He!

Did you know that the word used in Genesis 1:1 for create (amas in Greek) is the same word used in Psalm 51:10? It literally means "to create something from nothing". He is truly recreating us when we accept Christ and faithfully follow Him! What could be more miraculous?

1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. 

Ladies, how often do we thank Him for all He has done for us? 

Do we allow Him to shine through in our lives?

I heard a story recently I will share with you here:

Remember the favorite t-shirt you had in high school? The one you wore so often, it is now see through in some areas, has a frayed hem and new holes every washing. Would you wear it to an interview? Or a party? Or even out in public?

Of course not!

Would you buy a new shirt, cut it up and patch the holes?

Of course not, you'd wear the new shirt!

Are we doing this with our lives though? 

Do we continue to "wear" our old ways, patching them with a Bible verse here and there to say "see? I'm a good Christian!"?

Oh dear friends, I pray each of us feels the conviction to remove the "old shirt" of our past and put on the new shirt that Christ has offered us. 

Why wear this....

When you could wear this?



Friday, April 08, 2016

And We're Back After the Break

You may have noticed I've been a little quiet lately.

About a month ago, I decided to take a break from writing. I didn't announce it or even say anything in the group. I simply took a step away from the blog while continuing the work on the page and in the group.

I'm hear to loudly proclaim a small victory though.

For the first time in my life other than when I've been pregnant, I weigh more that 100 pounds!

You may wonder why this is such a big deal.

You see, I have an inner demon. It goes by many names depending on the day, but most days, it's known as anorexia.

I have been in recovery for the last 7 years and it's been a roller coaster.

When I was a very little girl, my mother enrolled me in ballet.

I was in love!

I drank in every moment, relishing the freedom that dance brought me.

Until I was 12.

That year, a teacher told me, and I can still hear her voice clear as a bell

"If you ever weigh more than 100 pounds you will be fat"

It stuck with me and shaped every decision I made after that.

When I quit dancing at 16 I ate my first McDonald's meal. I wanted to prove to that teacher that it didn't matter. That I could eat what I wanted.

But I was lying to myself.

Even though I would eat the fast food, I wouldn't eat enough the rest of the day.

I averaged somewhere around 800 calories.

This journey has brought me so much pain, guilt and sorrow but with the help of God I am finally, officially declaring that I am done!

I'm saying goodbye to controlling my meals or simply not eating.

Goodbye to worrying about my weight.

Goodbye to judging myself in the mirror.

And lastly, goodbye to the anxiety and guilt every bite brought.

No longer will I allow food to dredge up memories of the past that I cannot change.

I give this challenge and the victory to God and I am so thankful to be blessed by His faithfulness!

He will see me through.



Monday, February 29, 2016

Your Husband and Children Are Not the Enemy

It's late in the evening.

Your children are crying, refusing to go to bed.

The dishes are sitting all of the kitchen, still waiting to be done.

A pile of laundry covers your bed, keeping you from sleep.

Your husband is late again

And you're not sure if the bills got paid this month.

You're tired.

Your feelings are valid friend--embrace them! It is not so important how we feel, but what we do with them. The Bible tells us that our feelings our fleeting and deceitful (link), indeed our hearts and minds can best be described as schizophrenic. One moment we are angry, yelling at our children, upset with our mother, disgusted by something our husband has said or done.....and then we flip. We love our children, our husband is the greatest on the planet and our mother is a saint.

Friends, our husbands and children are not the enemy. Even when they fail us, when they fight us, when they disrespect us--they are not the enemy.

There is only one true enemy and he is named in the Bible.

Do not allow him to ever convince you otherwise.

He and those who serve him will try to tear you down when you are at your most weak.

He will manipulate your feelings and thoughts to serve his purpose if you let him.

Stand firm in God.

Do not waver in your faith.

Love them anyways.

Forgive them anyways.

Help them anyways.

Pray for them always.

But please know---no matter how many arguments you have with your husband, no matter how your children behave in public, no matter how much your family drives you up a wall---they are not your enemy. They are a blessing from God and He will use each of you to grow the others. (Disclaimer: this does not ring true for abusive situations. If you are being abused, please reach out for help. God does not support or condone abuse.)

Ladies, don't give into the temptation of broken spirit, of bad attitude and poor outlook. God promises that He will crush our adversary if we turn to Him (Romans 16:20).

Surely, again and again, God promises that He will be there for us and give us victory over any problem we give to Him if we only do so with faith, trust and our whole heart (see here).

I personally don't think that is much to ask, is it?

Ladies, I encourage you to give your whole life, heart and mind to Him. Ask Him to help you to see your life, your family, the world you are living in the way He would have you do so. I promise you, this simple step, this little shift, will radically change your life.