The Struggle in Ministry

The Struggle in Ministry

Since the beginning of time, there has been a struggle in ministry. Lucifer, the great and beautiful angel, the “Day Star” (Isaiah 14:12-14), full of wisdom and perfect in beauty (Ezekiel 28:11-19), had a power struggle with God. Some make an argument that Satan was a ‘worship leader’ in the heavens before his fall. Either way, the struggle has been here from the beginning.

There seems to be a trend in the ministry that I have seen repeated quite a bit in the past few years. Husbands leaving their wives for other relationships. The wife is a leading lady in ministry, the husband more behind the scenes in support. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not stupid. I know women leave the marriage relationship as well. It just makes me ask questions like “How?” and “Why?” without real answers because each situation is unique. I can’t imagine the pain these women are bearing in having to confess to the world that their marriages have fallen apart. It absolutely breaks my heart. It makes me want to weep.

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Strong over Skinny

Strong over Skinny

Once upon a time there was a girl. Dealing with disappointment, comparison to other women, unmet expectations, feeling the need to keep the eyes of her husband (because let’s face it, he’s pretty cute and other women think so too!), this girl turned to Dr.Google for losing weight. She learned if she worked out and cut calories, she could lose some pounds.

And so she did. She worked out with one of the most popular fitness professionals via DVD. She used My Fitness Pal to track every bite of food that went into her mouth. She could eat less during the day to splurge on dessert that night and still stay within her calorie range. Guess what? She lost weight. She thought she had found her value and worth by being skinny again. While not pre-pregnancy weight, it was the least she had weighed since having kids and well, that felt good to her.

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Kiss It Goodbye!

Summer is upon us. Well, at least here in Georgia it is! My children are daily asking if we can go swimming because it’s “SOOOOOO hot!!!!!” If you are anything like me, you’re not the mom who likes to play in the pool – let alone get in a bathing suit. No, this is not about telling you to get in the pool with your children. Mine are just as happy knowing I’m there to watch them jump, slide, do cannonballs, and splash me while I’m on the sidelines! But this summer, I’ve decided to wage war against guilt and body-shaming. I’m starting first by kissing my scale goodbye. Read More

love and marriage {and cute shoes!}

 

Love and marriage.

 I had the joy and privilege of being in one of my best friend’s wedding this past weekend. It was a joyous occasion because of the pursuit of a love that would be honoring to God. It’s so heart warming to see your best friend choose to love a godly man. To see them unite together in a covenant of love. It gives me all the feels. Read More

are you losing your freedom?

are you losing your freedom?

Are you losing your freedom? Do you feel like you have taken two steps forward and three steps backwards? Do you find yourself free from calorie counting and stepping on the scale, only to find yourself falling back into old habits? Maybe you are on the neglect side of your physical body and spiritual life. Do you just want freedom? Read More

Fit ~ Fierce ~ Free

Fit ~ Fierce ~ Free

***Group Closed***

Do you need accountability?

Would you like to be part of a group that is faith based?

Do you want freedom from the yo-yo dieting?

Are you ready to make real, lifestyle changes and stop the crash dieting?

Does getting through the Holidays and keeping your fitness goals intimidate you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I have an invitation for you! Read More

5 Things I Love About Homeschooling

5 Things I Love About Homeschooling

This week has been full of challenges. Between exhaustion from adrenal fatigue and discipline issues, it’s been rough. Homeschooling isn’t always easy. I often feel in a constant state of evaluation. This week has shown me that there some things that we could be doing better and more efficiently. I’ve been sharing some of my struggles with a  friend, and she encouraged me to write down 5 things I love about homeschooling.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Part 3

My Weight-Loss Journey Part 3

Catch up on my weight loss journey by reading Part 1 and Part 2.

I hate to tell you….

but I’m still working on losing the physical weight.

I have learned, however, that the spiritual weight I had been carrying around over those years was so much heavier than the physical weight. The bitterness, anger, unforgiveness….. Revelation Wellness® taught me (and trained me to help others!) realize that I can walk in freedom. Freedom from sugar addiction. Freedom from guilt and shame. Freedom from past sin. Freedom from negative body image. That the Lord cares more about the condition of my heart than the number on the scale. When I surrender to His will, when I ask Him to reveal the greater truths of my physical condition based on what’s inside my heart… It might hurt. But it’s where real weight loss begins.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Part 2

My Weight-Loss Journey Part 2

You can read part 1 of my weight loss journey, here. I actually consider it more of my weight gain journey! Here is part 2 of my weight-loss journey.

The Middle {continued}

After Greg had his vasectomy, and the realization hit that we would not have any more children, I decided it was time to “get my body back.” I did it the way every one else does it: calories in, calories out. I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app and started to log every single bite that went into my mouth. I was using the 30-Day Shred for my workouts. They were 20 minutes and completely do-able. I lost 20-25 pounds in a few short months. Honestly, it was my coping mechanism. While I wasn’t angry or bitter, I didn’t really know how to deal with the facts. So I turned to working out.

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