The Perfect Marriage

The Perfect Marriage What’s the trick to having the perfect marriage? Well there isn’t one! Every marriage is a spot on a line from bad marriage to great marriage and everything we do to and for each other or against each other moves us along that line. I’ve always thought my marriage was pretty good but that didn’t mean there wasn’t room for improvement. As a recent Christian I’ve been studying the Christian view of marriage and whether you agree with it or follow it or not is irrelevant. What’s relevant is that I’m using what I learn to improve… Read more

Knowing the Power of Jesus

  I am studying the book of Mark with the Good Morning Girls and Women Living Well. The question to contemplate for Mark 4 is: “Jesus has all authority over nature. Even the winds and waves obey him. How does knowing the power of Jesus, give you peace in the midst of your lifestorms?” As a new Christian, I still forget the power of Jesus. When I’m struggling through life’s storms I still forget that Jesus is my rock. I need to work more on leaning on him, allowing his strength be my strength. Do you know that Jesus is… Read more

When Times Are Tough

  When times are tough mental health wise, I like to be near my husband. He is my rock, he anchors me to the real world when my mind prefers to drift off into an imaginary one. I don’t know where I’d be without him, I am so lucky to have him in my life. He is definitely my soul-mate if there is such a thing. What about those out there who don’t have someone there for them, supporting them unconditionally? I feel so sorry for them, I wish I could be there for everyone who is without a loved… Read more

Are you the egg, the carrot or the coffee bean?

Are you the egg, the carrot or the coffee bean? In life, some people are like the egg, soft in the beginning, malleable, delicate. But when pressure (like boiling water or life’s pressures) surrounds the egg, it gets harder and is tough, not malleable. These are the people who have a hardened heart thanks to the pressures of life. In life, some people are the carrot. They start of hard and strong, but when pressure (or water) surrounds the carrot it gets softer and softer until it turns to mush. It can’t hold it self together, it gets crushed under… Read more

Christian Women’s Conference Day 2

Day two of the Christian women’s conference brought me even more knowledge and hope. Imagine you have a cup of water with impurities in it. You want to drink from it but it’s not clean. How do you make it more clean and less impure? Saturate it with more water. The water will filter the impurities to the top where you can take them out. By the same token, God doesn’t want to change us, he just wants to put more of himself in us to saturate us with himself so that our impurities may be filtered out. About Revelation… Read more

C.O.P.I. Identity Christian Women’s Conference

Today was day 1 of the Christian women’s conference held by a local church. As a new Christian, I figured this was my change to learn something new, to be surrounded by other Christians and hear some great words from a different Pastor than I normally hear from each Sunday. Here are just some of the great nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from Day 1 About Community We must all be planted not just in God’s word but in a church, one church, a community in order to be surrounded and to defeat Satan. No hopping from church to church,… Read more

Homemaker In Training…again

I always said I wanted to be a stay at home mom when I first got together with my husband. I loved the idea of caring for my kids, teaching them things, keeping the house clean and organized for my loved ones. After the number of kids rose and the stresses piled on though, homemaking ended up being last on my list of things I wanted to do. I started getting majorly stressed and because I didn’t have a good system in place, the house got out of control and I sturggled to manage it. Recently, having been called to… Read more