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  • Life Lessons from the Life of Ruth: A Story of Love & Redemption

    Being a fierce woman for Jesus in the world today is not easy but it was much harder for many women in the Bible, like Ruth. Ruth and Naomi are a mother-daughter duo that is often looked over. However, in those few pages of the Bible, an amazing story of strength, honor, courage, and love unfolds.   “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~ Hellen Keller Two Fierce Women Ruth and Naomi face a series of losses in such a short time. Naomi’s husband and two sons die, including Ruth’s husband. Leaving Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah (Naomi’s daughter-in-law) to fend for themselves. Naomi told her daughters-in-law to…

  • The Road to Turn Good Intentions into an Intentional Life

    Living with good intentions. Is that enough? Have we been put on this earth just to live with our good intentions and accept whatever the outcome happens to be? I say no, living with good intentions is not enough. We were all created in His image. Jesus never said, “well, I tried.” He did what God commanded him and saved the world. There were no excuses to be had. No emergency exits taken. When Good Intentions Go Bad It is so easy to let those good intentions go to the wayside without intentionality. Answer these three questions: What are your dreams? What are you called to do? What are your struggles? Too often…

  • Does your family need to hit the reset button?

    Being the CEO of a family can be a challenge. Do you agree? Running a household has many challenges. All these challenges can be simplified by setting priorities for your family. A few years ago my husband and I started reevaluating our family’s priorities every year. It has helped us make a lot of decisions for our family over the years. How to know if you need to hit the Reset Button? You may need to hit the reset button if you find yourself constantly on the go, if your kids are involved in every single activity you can squeeze into the waking hours, you find yourself extremely stressed or…

  • How to Pray Boldly & Persistently for Your Husband

    Marriage is not easy. Those of us who are married know this first hand. There is a reason there is something called the “honeymoon phase”. But we don’t get married just for the honeymoon phase, right? We want a life pleasing to God with the man He gave as our partner in life. The Tool Many Forget I believe that one of the most powerful tools we have in our toolbox for marriage is prayer. It’s a tool that is not often used first but it should be. Is prayer our first line of defense? Or is prayer farther on down the line after we have tried everything else? I know…

  • 5 Ways to Stop the Mom-Shaming Cycle

    Fellow moms, can we get real for a minute? Being a mom is hard. Being a mom is the most rewarding and best job there is out there in the world, but there are so many challenges to being a mom in today’s world. It’s so easy to jump to conclusions and judge a mom by how her child is acting at any given moment. We all have been on both sides of this scenario. We have judged. We have been the mom getting judged.  Or at least I know that I have been on both sides. Motherhood should be a sisterhood where we all have each other’s backs instead…

  • Witnessing the Bold Faith of My Little Boy

    Do you ever have those moments when your child completely shocks you out of nowhere?  My son, Connor, is getting better at that with every passing day. In these moments I am usually shocked but also extremely proud. Connor was in an evaluation for a therapy opportunity he has coming up. He was doing well. He was answering all the questions to the evaluator’s satisfaction until one question came up. Connor was asked to draw a square. Now I have no clue what it was about a square that brought Jesus to the mind of my sweet little boy. But there was something about that a square that reminded Connor of…

  • How to keep your sanity while waiting for your child to go potty?

    Last week my son, Connor, came home and told me he went potty in the big boy potty at school. I was shocked. So shocked that I called his teacher to confirm Connor’s story. Sure enough, Connor did go a little in the potty today. The class celebrated with Connor and of course, I made a huge deal about the success. Connor’s Potty Training Woes Potty training has been a big mountain for Connor. So, if you are climbing that mountain right now with a little one you are not alone. It is frustrating, stressful, emotionally draining, and expensive when you are buying pull-ups for a big 5-year-old. There are…

  • Is life a series of countdowns?

    Time. We don’t have enough of it. We don’t use it wisely. And before we know it time flies by. At least that is how it feels to me. The Question So I ask you, is life a series of countdowns? Are we too busy looking to the future to be in the now? I know, it’s heavy stuff. (I hope you’ve had your caffeine today). I was thinking about this when my husband and I were talking about the future of our children this week. We all think about these things, right? That’s not to say we shouldn’t dream or have goals, I am just suggesting that we shouldn’t just be…

  • DIY Kitchen Table

    DIY Kitchen Table When we moved into our new house we wanted to replace our kitchen table with one that would fit better in the space. After doing price comparisons we decided to invest in a long lasting table that we remember forever. Before making your list of supplies you will need to decide on a few things. The first decision is the size of table. Make sure to take into account chair space (this may not be as big of an issue if you are planning to put the table on wheels). Our table size is 6′ by 5’7”. The second decision you will need to decide on is…

  • Autism, through the eyes of this mommy

    When you think of the word autism what do you think of? I grew up around remarkable people with all different types of disabilities. These individuals have always inspired me in my own physical battle of living life after a stroke. But my understanding of autism and the impact it can have on individuals and families faced reality when my own child was diagnosed with autism himself at age three. Autism through my eyes We knew the signs. I saw more and more as time went on.  We went forward with the testing and I’m glad we did. Since Connor’s diagnoses, he has grown by leaps and bounds academically and…