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.
Thanks for being here and joining me on this new name change! If you are here, you might be wondering why I would change the name of my blog, Facebook (please like my new page!), and Instagram? My following isn’t ginormous or anything, but I’m sure ‘the experts’ wouldn’t recommend too many name changes. Which, there have been many for me over the years.
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.
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.
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
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a lot of time for a workout each day. I’m a busy homeschool mom, and I’m sure you are busy too! Twenty minutes seems to be my max, unless I want to get up earlier than I already do….. which I don’t. I need something quick and easy! So that is exactly what I have been doing! Read More
As a homeschool mom, I spend hours and hours planning for school. I love the process of organizing our homeschool– from the curriculum and books to the space we will occupy. Despite all my best efforts, sometimes the plan doesn’t come to fruition the way you want it to. Sometimes your homeschool doesn’t go as planned. At all. Read More
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