Less Social Media. More Purpose.

I have just a few moments to write this as I wait for my husband to pop in for dinner and then head back out for work.

This morning I talked with some of you on Periscope about how I’ll be cutting back on some of my social media channels. I’m doing this in order to really focus on the platforms where I can make the most impact in the least amount of time. My goal is to provide resources that will encourage, inspire and ignite your passion for Biblical womanhood, but I want to do it in a way that you can access the resources at your leisure. I feel like with the growth of social media, we are being pulled in so many directions mentally and I don’t want to be a source that pulls you away from time with God, your family or offline connections.

Less Social Media. More Purpose.

The same is true in my life, I want to have a balance between what I create online and my relationships offline.  Coming up in a few days I will be sitting down to create a game plan or social media strategy where I will reduce the amount of time I spend online and increase the amount of impact I make with my online time. This will start with being more focused in the content I put on and on which platforms. While I love Periscope, it’s a bit of a hassle and isn’t the best use of my time. I’ve decided to refocus my vlogging efforts into my YouTube channels here and here. I will creating videos weekly if not daily on the two channels. All things faith and marriage will be uploaded here, while all things family and homemaking will be uploaded here.

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Prepping Our Hearts to Patiently Parent

PREPPING OUR HEARTS TO PATIENTLY PARENT

You are either in the throws of spring break or anticipating it’s arrival. That time when your kids are out of school can be a time of growth and strengthening of the family or chaos.

I want that time for your family to be about growth, but in order to do that you must make a plan for success.

 

How do you do that?

The way me cultivate a God focused spring break where He get’s the glory in honor is by prepping our hearts to patiently parent. It’s to hard to do at all, but it will take some intentional actions on your part.

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FREE Printable January Bible Reading Plan

Jan 2014 Bible Verses Imaage

FREE Printable January Bible Reading Plan

As we move forward toward a new month I want you to get excited about reading your Bible everyday.  What better time to commit to reading your Bible daily than now?

No matter what season of life you are in you can read at least one Bible verse a day.

If you are too busy to read your Bible, you are far busier than God ever intended (Tweet This)

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Living a Focused Life

Living a Focused Life

(Source: Printable Planner Page)

I read my Bible just about every day of the week and ask for His direction each morning. Before getting out of bed, I thank and praise Him for His goodness.

I do it because I need a relationship with Him to live the life He has for me. I do it because I’ve seen who I am without Him, but even with this I am cautious. I’m cautious not to let this daily ritual become just something I do out of habit.

I don’t want to get so caught up in the habits of my walk with Christ that I miss the relationship.

Do you know that people can read the Bible daily, say a daily prayer, go to church every Sunday and still miss God?

I don’t want to miss God by becoming a believer who does things habitually. I want my relationship with Father God to be fresh everyday.

Every time I talk to Him I want it to be new and unrehearsed.

Every time I hear his voice whisper my name I want my heart to swell with excitement and a joyful desire to respond to His call.

In want to fall in love with Him all over again every single day.

I want Him to know how much I love hearing about the plans He has for my life.

To keep my relationship with Him fresh, it has to be intentional and cultivated.

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10 Things Your Husband Needs to Hear From You

10 Things Your Husband Needs to Hear From You

I remember thinking it was weird the things God would ask me to do in my marriage. By ask, I’m referring to how he would lead me to Bible versus about forgiveness when my husband made me mad.

It’s no coincidence that I’d end up reading about grace instead of revenge when I’d felt my husband had done me wrong.

God seemed to always lead me to scripture that instructed me to do the very opposite of what I wanted.

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December Bible Journal Challenge

Bible Journaling

Happy first day of December!! Today we kick off week one of the December Bible Journal Challenge. Everyday during this month, we will be journaling through the Bible using the December Bible reading plan for our daily prompts.

To get involved all you need is a notebook of some sort, a pen, your favorite Bible and the December Bible reading plan.

At some point everyday, you’ll sit down and write out the verse for the day. You can doodle, choose pretty calligraphy handwriting, add stickers, color and whatever makes your heart happy for God.

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How to Stop Losing Your Temper with Your Kids

How to Stop Losing Your Temper with Your Kids

It’s only moms who lose their temper and fly off the handle who will understand what I’m about to describe.

Your kid(s) are in another room carrying on, doing something you’ve asked them not to do. You’ve already asked them several times, today and on other days, not to do whatever it is they are doing.

First you begin getting frustrated because you don’t have the time, energy or patience to ask them to comply yet again. Then you begin getting angry and meditating on ALL THE WAYS they disrespect you.

Finally, you’re fuming inside and you’ve had enough. You are going to give them a piece of your mind and let the chips fall where they may, but then after yelling at them, you see the fear in their eyes. Although you’re still angry, you walk away feeling defeated as a mom because you’ve scared and possibly scarred your children.

Can anyone relate to this scenario? When my adult daughter was still young, this is the kind of mom I would become when I was fed up. I would see the tears and sadness in my children’s eyes and realize I’d gone too far. I hated this about myself, but I didn’t know what to do about it. I was as a praying mom and wife, but that alone wasn’t helping me deal with the frustration of mothering, then one day this happened.

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