7 signs you need to spring-clean your mind for focus. Motivation for decluttering and organizing your mind from a special spring cleaning series.

7 signs you need to spring clean your mind for focus

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  Have you ever thought to spring clean your mind for focus? Spring cleaning – I just love the thought of those two little words!  My mind’s eye pictures sun-dappled, gleaming floors; light streaming through sparkling glass windows.  White vases, laden with tulips, flank clean kitchen counters.  A gentle breeze from the freshly swept deck wafts a subtle fragrance of potted …

Goal setting: how to target God’s will and achieve victory

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Ten years ago I thought it was impossible to achieve victory in goal setting.  You see, I experienced a giant slump in my spiritual life.  I could have been the “Christian Failure” poster child.  Oh, I didn’t look that way on the outside. But on the inside? My heart was in turmoil.  Swirling thoughts inside my brain rang of doubt …

How to spend time in the Word; advice I rejected as a younger mom

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Time in the Word: the advice I didn’t want to take How is your soul today?  Are you restless, peace-less, and guilt-ridden from “mom freakout”? Let me ask you a more direct question:  how long has it been since you spent time in the Word? When I was a young mom, I constantly beat myself up over skipping “devotions”.  Recalling …

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 …