When your mama heart feels worn down with struggles, remember this truth from 1 Corinthians 10:13! Inspired by encouraging mom support group conversations.

Hope when your mama heart feels worn down

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Hope when your mama heart feels worn down; is your heart overwhelmed with the task of motherhood today? Recently in Mom Time Out we had a hot topic discussion about this verse: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is FAITHFUL, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the …

How my chaotic soul survived Hurricane Irma's threatening impact. Tips on reviving, replenishing, and flourishing your mama heart in Christ, even in chaos.

How my chaotic soul survived Hurricane Irma’s threatening impact

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Last week, my husband and I loaded up our motor coach and headed to Florida, never suspecting Hurricane Irma’s threatening impact.  I was ready to get refreshed, renewed, and refocused, beachside. Well, that turned into a hurricane nightmare. The previous week, I had a telephone conversation about thriving and refocusing with my blogging friend, Marva, who lives in the British …

When Hurricane Irma comes to town; comfort for waiting out the storm. For Florida families, and loved ones awaiting news. #comfort #Hurricane

When Hurricane Irma comes to town; comfort for waiting out the storm

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Twenty-one million people in Florida await the hour when Hurricane Irma comes to town, and I happen to be one of them.  From the tip of southern Florida to the northernmost regions, each county anticipates high winds, heavy rains, storm surge, tornadoes, or all of the above.   I’m not even from Florida – I’m a West Virginian. (Where there …

Your stubborn child; 3 ways he's a next generation superhero! Learn to appreciate and guide your strong willed child's God' given strengths.

Your stubborn child; 3 ways he’s a next generation superhero

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  If you have a stubborn child, I have fantastic news for you today!  Strong-Willers (I call them Swillers) often turn out to be superheros in their own right.  If you’re sitting there shaking your head (yet hoping this isn’t a pipedream), here are three encouraging thoughts for the marathon of parenting these dear (stubborn) souls.       1. …

One advent devotional that boosts year-round Bible study; a devotional app for busy moms, delivering daily, bite-sized truths. #devotionalapp #momapp

One advent devotional that boosts year-round Bible study

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Each year I search for the perfect Advent devotional to use throughout the Christmas season.  I love centering my mind on nuggets of truth surrounding Christ’s birth – truths I’ve never considered before.  Questions, like “Why did God announce Christ’s birth to Shepherds”, and the analogy of sheer darkness with the blinding light of the angel’s announcement.  Or why faithful …

Holiday planning; 6 stress-busting tips for how to do less and enjoy more

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I’m sure when the early settlers sank into their rough-hewn benches, munching on field corn with their new, tan-skinned neighbors, they weren’t thinking, “Someday families all across America will gather ’round the table to celebrate this very moment”. Thoughts of survival weighed heavily on their minds. Forging a new life and government were of utmost importance. Several members of their …