Have you ever thought to yourself, “I want to change the world!”? Do you ever wonder how you can reach the nations with the gospel- when you’re stuck at your 9-5, or you homeschool, or your single and broke? I want to share with you today a way you can be a world changer, one happy mail package at a time! Read More
Raise your hand if you made goals or resolutions for this year? *raising hand* How long did it take you to break your resolutions or seemingly fail on your goals? For myself, it didn’t take long. One of my goals was to blog weekly. Nope. Hasn’t happened. Yet, I’m okay with it because I know my family is priority right now, but it’s still tough because I so desperately want to make the time for it!
No matter how much you wish you would, should, or could do them, you just can’t? Why can’t I do the things I want to do? Why do I fall back into old habits? I have found myself in this position many times. In my health journey, my parenting, my writing, homeschooling, in all areas of life. Last week, I was finally able to breath a sigh of relief as I read the Word of God: I am being transformed. I am a work in progress. I’m not finished yet. Read More
It was cold and overcast this morning. I woke up before my alarm went off and did not want to get out of bed. Monday, here again, already. I hadn’t slept well and wasn’t feeling great when I woke up, but I was looking forward to a nice hot cup of coffee and some time in the Word. I read through week 8 of The Wellness Revelation® as we are wrapping up our time together in my 8-week Reset group this week. For the past 8 weeks, I have once again been learning the delight in discipline. Delight in discipline. It sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? Why on earth would we delight in discipline of any kind? Read More
If you follow me on social media, you have probably seen me share about the “Spring into Summer” Momsanity Sisterhood challenge. Y’all already know how much I love my Momsanity Mom Fuel and BCAAs, so…. the Sisterhood is the cherry on top for me! Now, some of you may wonder why on earth I would promote something fitness related when I, myself, am a Revelation Wellness instructor. The answer is simple: I don’t offer an ‘at-home tribe’, a collection of recipes, or have a community of like-minded women. Yet. Someday, I hope to make this dream a reality! Read More
Did you know there are a bazillion options when it comes to homeschool curriculum and styles? It can be absolutely overwhelming. Add in five children and a mother who all learn differently and you will soon discover that one size does not fit all. Confession: for the past few years we have been using a curriculum that I wanted to use. I loved it, everything about it. The books, oh the books! I love reading and I love books, so any curriculum that uses real books to teach have my eye. However, as much as I loved this curriculum, our children weren’t thriving. We struggled and wrestled our way through school. As much as I hated to admit it, what I wanted wasn’t working. I had lost my joy for homeschooling. It felt like drudgery, to all of us, no matter how much I loved what we were using. Homeschooling wasn’t going as planned. It didn’t need a few changes, it needed a major overhaul!
January has come and gone and I’m in need of a reset. I don’t know about you but I feel like all I did was blink and it disappeared! This year did NOT start out the way I thought it would. On December 30th, we took our kids to the skatepark that ended in Greg spraining his ankle and going to the ER. He was off his foot for a few days and could barely walk for quite a few more. I had one good week of workouts and then fizzled. In the meantime, we also decided to do a middle-of-the-school-year curriculum switch. This week has been spent prepping and planning as I continue to surrender my homeschool to the Lord.
With a new year, we often make resolutions. Most of which fail within the first week, right? If you are anything like me, maybe you resolved, “New Year, New Mom!” with gusto, but really you feel like it’s a question, “New Year, new mom?” If you want to be a new mom, but need help, keep reading! As much as I love being home with my children all. day. long, it doesn’t mean I have the patience of Job every day. Actually, I have some flare-ups, like when my children embarrass me. I might turn into the Hulk on occasion. Anyone else with me? Are you brave enough to say, “I’ve been an angry mom and I want to change!” If you are resonating with this, I’ve got something for you! Read More
S U R R E N D E R
transitive verb1a : to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demandb : to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another2a : to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisonerb : to give (oneself) over to something (such as an influence)intransitive verb: to give oneself up into the power of another : yield
surrender in our homeschool
surrender in my weight loss efforts
surrender of my will
Lastly, is the all encompassing surrender of my will. There are some very specific circumstances to this one, but I am not free to share at this time. Hopefully soon, I will be able to share. This one has possibly been the most difficult for me. Shocker, right?? Can we not all agree that the surrender of OUR will is a serious struggle? It has been a time of patience, diligent prayer, and letting God do the work. I have had to say “God, this is what I want. But my desire is for Your will more than my own, even if it means not getting what I want.”
Let me tell you friend. That’s a hard prayer to pray. Once again, the Lord has proven faithful and good and I can see Him moving in our lives. It gives me faith to continue to surrender my will to His good and perfect will. In His time; which is normally not on MY time! His rarely early, never late, and always on time. I have truly been able to look over the past few months and see how HIS timing has been perfect.
verse of the year
For 2018 I have chosen Deuteronomy 5:32-33:
You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you will live long in the land that you shall possess.
I have been reading through the Bible chronologically and when I came to this verse, again, it just went deep into my heart. While Moses is saying this to the Israelites, doesn’t it apply to us as well? Are we not to be careful to do all the Lord has commanded us to do? We need to stay in our own lane, run our own race, be obedient to what the Lord has called us as individuals to. What He has called me to is specific to me. I want the blessings of the Lord, but that requires my obedience. Whether the task He sets before me is big or small, I want to be found faithful and obedient.
So, how about you? Have you chosen a word for 2018? How has the impacted your life so far this year? I’d love to hear what the Lord has spoken to you for this upcoming year. I don’t know about you friend, but I am excited to see all that the Lord is going to do in 2018! I’m putting on my seatbelt and holding on tight!
I am not a huge Black Friday shopper…. at least in the stores! We went one year to get a TV that was on sale and I’m good after that! I am not one for big crowds, mass chaos, and people trampling on each other the same day we are to be grateful for what we have. So, here is a round-up of my favorite online Black Friday sales that I think you will enjoy!
***Launch Sale Over** Use code FEB10 until February 10th, 2018 to receive 10% off all single products from Momsanity!
LAUNCH SALE ENDS TODAY!! Read on for all the goodness in MOM FUEL and for the coupon code!
Momsanity’s MOM FUEL protein powder is the convenient way to control hunger and promote fat loss.
MOM FUEL slims and tones, boosts energy, and tastes delicious! Our dairy-free blend of protein powder and collagen provides anti-aging benefits for your hair, skin, nails, and joints and promotes healthy digestion.
MOM FUEL contains no artificial sweeteners, no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no GMOs, no dairy, and no gluten. Our antioxidant blend helps fight oxidative damage. Because our protein contains only the best ingredients, it’s a great source of nutrition for the whole family!
Enjoy MOM FUEL as a meal replacement up to 2 times a day. Mix 1 scoop with 12 ounces of your favorite liquid or blend 1 scoop into a protein smoothie. Free Recipe Book Available using the link on the canister.
AND because MOM FUEL is just launching, you get 20% off with code LAUNCH20!!!!!
Y’all know I keep it real, so I’m going to keep it real: I am an ambassador for Momsanity, which means should you choose to order through my link, I receive a small commission. However, I hope by now you know that I wouldn’t share a product I don’t love or believe in. Since receiving my own canister of MOM FUEL, I’ve got to say I think it’s the BEST vanilla protein powder I’ve ever had!
Side note: I don’t promote protein powder as a way to lose weight or cut calories. I think it is a great way for busy moms to fuel their bodies in the morning because well… I’m a busy mom who, after taking care of everyone else, I normally don’t feel like making something for myself. And, I’m not a big breakfast person. I use it because it’s an easy way for me to fuel my body in the mornings. 🙌🏻 If you know me, you know my heart and passion to see women be health, whole, and FREE. ❤
r yourself a canister of MOM FUEL between November 2-11, you will be entered to win a canister of BCAAs from me! You MUST create an account through my link so that I know you have ordered your protein powder. If you don’t, it won’t go through my site and you won’t be entered to win the BCAAs.
🎉BCAA GIVEAWAY 🎉
What are BCAAs and why should you be using them? Find out HERE.
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2. Order Mom Fuel between Nov. 2-11, 2017
Winner will be chosen from those who ordered Mom Fuel through my link and announced November 12. Winner will receive a free canister of BCAAs from me in the flavor of their choice: Fruit Punch, Raspberry Lemonade, or Cherry Lime!!!!