I Started a New Career This Month!

A year ago this past week, my second book, “The Peaceful Mom,” released. I had visions of maybe being able to start doing full-time or part-time vocational ministry: blogging, speaking at women’s conferences, and doing YouTube videos. That didn’t happen. Instead, our...

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Let’s Talk about Insults!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash We are continuing our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words! We are seeking to avoid: Complaining Insulting others Destructive criticism of others Arguing How is your fast going? You are welcome to join us any time. We'd love to hear about what...

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8 Tips to Nip Complaining in the Bud

Photo by Zoe Deal on Unsplash As we continue with our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words, I'd like to share some encouragement about practical ways to stop our habit of complaining. You are welcome to share any wisdom you have learned, as well! 1. Replace negative...

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Complaining VS. Informing

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Avoiding complaining can get a bit fuzzy, at times. God calls us not to complain or grumble. And yet, there are situations where we need to inform those around us about important things they need to know. How can we discern the difference...

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Join Me for a 21 Day Fast from Negative Words!

Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. James 1:26 A woman inspired me with her story earlier this week. I'd love to invite us ALL to do a fast...

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Contentment on Valentine’s Day Is Possible!

Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash Valentine's Day is coming up, ladies! With all the pressure and expectations that come along with it for all of us - whether we are in a relationship or not. Our Worth Is Not Wrapped up in This One Day Sometimes, we may be tempted to...

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“My Man Doesn’t Spend Enough Time with Me!”

Photo by Seth Macey on Unsplash Almost every woman experiences this at some point or another with her boyfriend, fiance, or husband. Your man is busy with other things and you really want to connect with him. Sometimes he may not have a choice about how busy he is due...

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Don’t Fall for Prayer Gimmicks!

Photo by Michael Heuss on Unsplash Today's post is a guest post by a precious sister in Christ, Nikki. She is from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. I'm so thankful for her willingness to share a bit of her story. I believe it may be a blessing to many other...

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Is It Wrong to Want to Stay Single?

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash In our last post, we discussed, "Is Wanting to Be Married a Bad Thing?" Today, I want to address the opposite end of the spectrum. God's Word says that marriage is a gift and that singleness is a gift. Neither one of them are bad or...

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Is Wanting to Be Married a Bad Thing?

God created men and women. And God created marriage and family. Marriage and family are very good things. It is NOT a bad thing to desire to be married at all! In fact, it is a great desire, and a natural desire. The key is that our desire for marriage must be in the...

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Overcoming Negativity

Photo by Aliyah Jamous on Unsplash Focusing on and talking about the negative comes easily to our sinful nature. We don't have to try hard at all to find all kinds of things about which to complain. Negative thinking and speaking comes from a variety of sources:...

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Humor Builds Relationships and Attraction

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash A cheerful heart is good medicine. Prov. 17:22 My husband, Greg, has always known how to make me laugh. Ever since the night we first met when I was 15 and he was 16. His sense of humor and wit were some of the things that...

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Do I Have a Spirit of Offense?

It is almost mind-blowing just how easily offended people are today. And it is sad. Because when we are so easily offended, we also have a lack of unity, relationship, emotional connection, harmony, and teamwork. It's awfully tempting to let our culture's popular...

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Send Me Your Burning Questions!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Ladies, Let's get 2019 rolling together! Let's get into the real life struggles you are experiencing. Maybe the kind of things you can't really talk about with anyone in your "real life." I want to see you experience God's victory, power,...

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An Update on Our Family

Photo by Corinne Kutz on Unsplash I feel like we are all starting to get our bearings a little bit after taking a break to grieve the last few weeks. Greg’s mom’s sudden death really knocked the wind out of our family, especially coming so soon after his dad’s...

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Taking a Break

Photo by Gareth Harper on Unsplash I just want to touch base with you and let you know that I am planning to take a break from online ministry for the next 3-4 weeks. I want to be able to focus on the Lord and on learning all He has for me to learn personally and as I...

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Another Death in Our Family

I wanted to let y'all know that our 16 year old son found Greg's mom, Ann Cassidy (my mother-in-law), in her bed yesterday afternoon after school. He texted me to ask if Grandma was supposed to pick up his younger sister since I was at work. He said she seemed to be...

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