Tuesday, October 07, 2014
This week, I feel God has really placed on my heart to talk about self-esteem building, mainly with daughters but it applies to our sons as well. Being the mom of two beautiful, bright daughters has taught me much over the past nine years. I suffered from low self-esteem growing up; and I have made it my goal to build my daughters up so that they do not fall prey to feeling unworthy. The Bible tells us that we are worthy, of love and of the life that God has intended for us.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Explosions, gunshots and screams pierce your ears. You choke on smoke and dust. You feel the enemy getting closer, but the darkness is blinding. You’re confused as you search through the darkness hoping to see them before they see you. You know that lives are lost. You feel the presence of death looming over you as it weighs heavy in the air. You feel a mixture of sadness and yet relief that you are still alive. Your nostrils fill with horrid smells and sweat drenches your clothes.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
In this raging cultural war, we must counteract the enemy with a strong defense. To have a strong defense, strong role models should surround our children. The same must surround us. Talking a good talk is meaningless when you are not walking it out. I admit I have often, even as an adult and as a mom, found myself in the wrong crowd.
Friday, August 15, 2014
In battle, there are few things as necessary as brave and ready to fight. You need equipped leaders with you. Being in charge of troops and tactical deployments is a tough and sometimes thank-less job. It is the same with parenting. In this battle for our children’s souls and futures, I liken us to coaches.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The scariest war around us is that for our souls. We are in the midst of a battle every day even though we cannot physically see it. We are all born with gifts given to us by our Savior, planned for us before we were even conceived. With any struggle, the stronger your gifts are the more the enemy will want to take them.
Monday, July 07, 2014
There is no way of predicting how your child will turn out. Each child is he or she’s own person. It always amazes me that siblings, who share DNA, can have such distinctive personalities. That kind of difference can be exciting and interesting. But, what if your child was born with physical or emotional concerns?
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Relationships mold us and teach us without us even noticing at times. Teaching your children the importance of healthy friendships is vital because it will encourage them to make good choices in their relationships in the future. I struggle with "projects", people who learn that I have a soft spot for their drama and that I will tolerate more than some because I do not like to upset people. The struggle is real and it is daily. I have oftentimes allowed the wrong people into my life and my child
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I did not like church as a child. To be honest, it was not my favorite thing to do on the weekends. My parents were church hoppers and it was hard to get to know anyone at any one church. I cringed when they would tell us that there was a new church we were going to try. I hated the “newbie” feeling. I always felt it was strange when someone would tell me they went to the same church their whole lives. I also had a hard time following Bible lessons because we were oftentimes thrown into the midd
Monday, May 05, 2014
There are moments when I actually feel so overwhelmed that I just feel like shutting down. Let’s face it life is full of unplanned circumstances and stress. Sometimes it feels like we are swimming against the tide, just trying to reach some peace. As parents, we can feel this way even more at times. No matter how beautiful and rewarding parenting can seem with moments of sweet sleeping children, joyous laughter and milestones, we certainly do have moments of feeling like we’ve failed or feeling
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Easter should be one of my favorite holidays. The significance of it is what my life revolves around. My faith is strong and my heart is full of joy when it comes to being a child of God, so why do I feel so much dread when it comes to celebrating Easter? Jesus came back from the dead, paying the debt for our sins. Yet, all I see this time of year are bunnies and dizzying amounts of pastel-colored toys and candy.