The 3 Relationships You Must Cultivate This Year

The 3 Relationships You Must Cultivate This Year

Last year I challenged myself to come out of my shell and start being more hospitable. That meant cultivating my relationships with people outside of my home, but before I ever got to that point I needed to make sure that the relationships closest to me were healthy.

One thing I love about me is my transparency. If things aren’t gong well in my relationships, you’ll know it. I can’t put on a genuine happy face when my relationships are in shambles. This character trait is good because it forces me to consistently work toward nurturing my relationships so they remain healthy.

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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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Holding Grudges

Holding Grudges and How to Stop

For some of us it’s easy to hold on to things for far too long. When others have moved on, we can find ourselves stewing over hurt words said, failures, and offenses.

To become better and not bitter, we have to make a conscious effort to wipe the slate clean, with ourselves and with others.

Dragging the baggage of  yesterday into today keeps us locked up in yesterday’s mess.

In order for us to do new things in Christ each day, we must live in the day. We’ve lost way too much valuable time with people by holding on to old stuff.

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How to Stop Being an Angry Wife and Mom

How to Stop Being An Angry Wife and MomWhen you want to yell at your husband or kids, but don’t you have gained a victory over the enemies plans to destroy your family.

Satan wants to see you angry, frustrated and out of control. He loves to see you take the reins off of your words and say whatever comes to mind. In fact, he snickers when you don’t use wisdom over your words and allow your emotions boil over and erupt onto your loved ones.Fight for Your Marriage

I know first hand what it is to loose the battle over words and emotions. I was an argumentative wife and mother who yelled until God led me to the solution in His word.

I was tired off yelling out of frustration and anger. It was hurting me mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Not only was it hurting me, but it was destroying my marriage and my children.

I didn’t want to be a yeller and I’m sure neither do you. If you’re reading this, you’re probably at a point where you realize you have to change, but you don’t know how. That’s where I was when I decided to something had to give.

There were ten things I knew could happen if I didn’t take control in this area of my life.

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4 Choices Women Are Afraid to Make

4 Choices Women Are Afraid to Make

What would you do differently if you stopped giving so much power to what people thought of you and your choices?

Take a moment to give it some serious thought.

I think it’s a good thing to give thought to how a bad choice may affect your character and witness to others, but I’m talking about good choices you know you need to make, but maybe are afraid to make.

You know those choices that scare you to even think about how good life could be if you’d just get up the courage to do them.

I’m going to tell you about a few choices I’ve made in my life that you may be contemplating, but are too afraid to act on. These choices are ones that have been the most difficult because they are not the norm in our society and they’ve made me feel like I don’t quite fit in with everyone else.

 

What I’ve learned from these choices is that I’m not called to fit in, I’m called to leadership. Being a leader often means doing what isn’t popular in order to encourage others to action. It means being to first of my peers to act on good choices despite my reservations or fears.

 

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Saving a Marriage That Is Falling Apart

Has anyone ever had a marriage that needed saving? I know that I most certainly did. We were maybe seven years into our marriage and were thinking of calling it quits. We were both tired of the arguing and disagreements.

Saving a Marriage That Is Falling Apart

We were tired of trying and felt like we weren’t cut out to be Christians. I didn’t know it then, but we were going through a refining process. Shortly before all of the arguing came to a head, we’d both decided to fight for our marriage or call it quits.

Looking back, I realize that’s when the devil really began attacking our marriage.

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How to Thrive Not Just Survive Life

How to Thrive Not Just Survive Life

When it comes to marriage and raising kids, survival is not an option. You should want to do more than just survive. You should thrive in your role as wife and mom.

Since becoming a wife and mother I have been stretched beyond what I thought I was capable. My patience, faith and depth of grace has been tested. There have been times when I’ve wanted to just throw in the towel, but my life that is wrapped up in Christ won’t allow it.

When I find myself floundering around, lost and unsure how to get through the challenges of life God always and I mean ALWAYS calls my name.

When my heart is aching after a disagreement with my husband and when I’m guilt ridden after losing it with my kids, He calls my name.

In the presence of the King is where I find grace and restoration and it’s where you’ll find yours too.

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