Are your holiday plans well underway or running away?
To have rest at any time of the year we have to plan and prioritize. Even more so at Christmas.
In the past, I have failed in many steps of this planning.
Every year I continue to simplify and learn to be more realistic in my planning, in understanding what it will really take to pull...
This video was recorded on Monday with Mukkove, a weekly feature in the Ready. Set. SOAR! Community on Facebook.
Do you see your identity as a mother of children whose work is never done or appreciated?
Do you see yourself as a mother of world changers - the laundry, dishes, and every other hard or mundane thing of motherhood is a tool for their training?
Do you see yourself as a victim of your circumstances and your children even?
Do you see yourself as an empowered woman with a very high calling?
There are so many things that shape who you truly are and how you see yourself- Your parents, events you experience, words that are spoken over you, circumstances that you're in, your personality, your gifts, the huge variety of experiences you have, and most importantly your perspective of each of those...
Becoming a mom was the most amazing end overwhelming thing in my life - all four times.
We teach what we know, but we reproduced who we are. John Maxwell
The truth of this quote terrified me because I did not want anyone to be like me. I was so insecure. I had so much self-hatred. I did not like myself and I didn't understand how anyone else would like me. I did not want to reproduce that ever. So, knowing I would reproduce who I was, terrified me.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt
This quote embodies the philosophy that I took out of that terrifying realization. It became my passion as a mom to become someone I wanted my children to be like. I worked with the Lord to be transformed into His image - from glory to glory. And as I did that, I learned tools and I modeled the process to my children, to build their foundations and build them for the future.
We're in a time no one...
Do you struggle with wanting to be prefect? To do everything right?
I do! Especially when it comes to my kids. I mean, why should they have to suffer because I’m their mom and I’m not perfect?
Making mistakes is inevitable. So, it’s not the making of mistakes that is the issue. It’s what I do with my mistakes that has the biggest impact on my children.
I serve the God who specializes in bringing beauty from ashes. God showed me He wanted to use my mistakes to bless my children, too.
Whether I hurt my child, or they know I hurt someone else, they can benefit if they also see me clean up my mess.
I can make a full apology, “I’m sorry” doesn’t cut it.