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Muskrats Are People, Too: Celebrating Family Heritage This Thanksgiving

(Excerpt: A Thanksgiving story about a Cherokee Muskrat, a Texas Ranger, and the Family of God. Are you feeling family-less today? God has a seat for you at His table. “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1)

Unmasking My Inner Super Mom

(Excerpt: We parents sometimes place a lot of guilt and pressure on ourselves. We get wrapped up in all the tiny details and society’s pressures of trying to be super moms and dads and super (fill in the blank) that we sometimes forget to enjoy the sweet, precious moments of our day-to-day interactions with our kids and loved ones. We focus so much on “perfecting” that we often miss out on “connecting.” But you don’t have to strive for perfection. God’s perfection is enough. He created us beautifully and wonderfully, and He wants us to accept ourselves and love ourselves as we are, flaws and all. God designed you to be your child’s parent or you to be your spouse's mate, and His design is always perfect.)

At the Wheel

(Excerpt: “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.” Jeremiah 18:6.” Being renewed and shaped by God is a life-long process… a life-long journey of turning at the wheel, like the above photo portrays. Will you join me at the wheel?

From DocBand to GodBand: Making Room for God

(Excerpt: My baby’s DocBand made me realize I needed a GodBand. Sometimes I fight against God’s molding. I don’t want to change. I don’t want to be pushed outside of my comfort zone. But when I allow God and His Word to shape me, I am no longer enslaved to the molds of this world— instead, I am set free!)

Connecting with Your Child’s Heart: Four life-changing strategies to turn discipline into discipleship and to speak love, grace, and Biblical truths into your child’s life.

(Excerpt: Is disciplining your child frustrating for you? Do you and your child often butt heads? Do you want to put DISCIPLESHIP back into DISCIPLine? Do you want to speak love, grace, and Biblical truths into your child’s life instead of just reminding them of “behavioral do’s and don’ts?” If you answered YES to any of these questions, I invite you to check out Connected Families’ online parenting course, “Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart.” It will forever change how you parent, discipline, and relate to your child! It has greatly blessed me in my own parenting journey, and now I want to share it with YOU!)

New VLOG and Original Song: “I Will Give You Rest”

(Excerpt: Are you feeling depressed and anxious? Are you worried about a particular situation in your life? Jesus can give you REST from your burdens. In this VLOG (including an ORIGINAL song), hear my testimony about how God released me from a heavy burden that enslaved me for so long.)

Family Traditions: Why They Are Needed Now More Than Ever

(Excerpt: Today’s society is so rushed and busy. We fill our days with the hustle and bustle of work deadlines and after-school activities. Time spent with family is sometimes few and fleeting. Some families even prefer to be glued to the TV or to their phones instead of to each other. Is there hope for today’s families? Can we still keep family traditions alive? Click on the Title to find out!)

Little Hands, Big Hearts: Helping Children Put Compassion Into Action

(Excerpt: Do your children help willingly and cheerfully? Do they understand that serving others is a gift and not a burden? Click on the Title to read more and to view a featured post from "Hope in the Chaos".)

Drawing Near to Abba: a Message of Gratitude and Hope for Today’s Fathers

(Excerpt: I’ve been blessed with wonderful father figures in my life, but not everyone can say that. On this Father’s Day— and every day— I encourage you to draw near to your heavenly Father. He will always love you, always forgive you, and always be by your side. He will never break His promises. Read more by clicking on the Title.)

Be still, and know…

(Excerpt: We all need to press the pause button throughout the day and BE STILL. Focusing on God’s presence and listening to His voice will recharge and uplift our spirit. Are you taking time to be still? Click on the Title to read more).

Going Tiny with a BIG God

(Excerpt: Have you looked at decluttering your life recently? Have you thought about making more room for God? God desires to live in a tiny space with you. He wants you to see Him and feel Him everywhere, every day, and in every moment. But living with God isn’t tiny living at all— it’s BIG Living—and you learn to live with MORE, so much more. Click on the Title to continue reading.)

Finding Beauty Amidst the Chaos

(Excerpt: Life is messy. Life can be chaotic. But life is beautiful and precious as well, and every moment matters-- even the messy ones. We can ask God to change our perspective, allowing us to see the beauty amidst the chaos. We can CHOOSE JOY. It's not always easy, but it IS possible. Click on the Title to read more.)

Here Am I (with Video Update)

(Excerpt: God calls us many times, in many different ways, shapes, and sizes. Sometimes we accept the call. Sometimes we ignore it. Sometimes we’re too distracted by our own desires to even hear His call. And then there are times when we outright say, “No, God, not now.” “No, God, not me.” What has been your response? Click on the Title to read more.)

“Thank you, Mom, for…”

(Excerpt: Moms sacrifice a lot, but our kids are SO WORTH it. For Moms, sacrifices become privileges and blessings, but it’s still nice to hear “Thank You” from time to time. It’s still nice to feel appreciated. “Thank you, Mom, for…” Click on the Title to read more.)

Are You Missing IT?

(Excerpt: Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our long to-do lists that we often forget to focus on what is truly important. We’re so busy dotting our i’s and crossing our t’s that we miss… IT. Are you missing IT? Click on the Title to read more.)

Feeling Broken and Out of Place?

(Excerpt: Have you ever felt broken and unusable? God can still give you a purpose. He wants you to be a part of His beautiful tapestry, and the more broken you are the more vibrant His colors will shine. Click on the Title to read more.)

Does Your Spouse Ruffle Your Feathers?

(Excerpt: Do you and your spouse ruffle each other’s feathers sometimes? Do you share more differences than similarities? God paired you together for a reason. Learn how to appreciate and celebrate each other’s uniqueness. Click on the Title to read more.)

Going Tiny with a BIG God

(Excerpt: Have you looked at decluttering your life recently? Have you thought about making more room for God? God desires to live in a tiny space with you. He wants you to see Him and feel Him everywhere, every day, and in every moment. But living with God isn’t tiny living at all— it’s BIG Living—and you learn to live with MORE, so much more. Click on the Title to continue reading.)

Finding Beauty Amidst the Chaos

(Excerpt: Life is messy. Life can be chaotic. But life is beautiful and precious as well, and every moment matters— even the messy ones. We can ask God to change our heart and change our perspective, allowing us to see the beauty amidst the chaos. We can choose joy. It’s not always easy, but it IS possible. Click on the Title to read more.)

Here Am I

Excerpt: God calls us many times, in many different ways, shapes, and sizes. Sometimes we accept the call. Sometimes we ignore it. Sometimes we’re too distracted by our own desires to even hear His call. And then there are times when we outright say, “No, God, not now.” “No, God, not me.” What has been your response? Click on the Title to read more.