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

How My Call to God Affects My Family

My family is not religious. Not the immediate family, nor extended, on either sides. So my kids have grown up knowing there are religions out there but not really being surrounded by it. As I mentioned in a previous post, we celebrated the secular version of Christmas and Easter and although we celebrated some Jewish holidays too, I’d consider the family very reform so it’s not religious exactly. So when I was called to Christianity and have since been embracing it with daily prayer, bible reading and studying and Christian music, it was a lot more than my family was… Read more

Working On My Marriage

Honestly my marriage was pretty awesome but as I was new to Christianity I was reading and studying what the biblical marriage was supposed to look like. It turns out we are doing a lot right but I did have some things to work on. I used the bible, blog posts, a Proverbs 31 study at Good Morning Girls, books and my own heart and prayers to find out what makes a good wife so I could be a better one. Then I picked up the Women Living Well book and it has been phenomenal so far. I’m currently doing… Read more