Grieving Heart

Peaceful protests against racism have turned into violent protests in various states here in the United States. My county was placed on curfew last night and a state of emergency was declared. My heart grieves that there is racism going on even in the Church. My heart grieves for Black mothers and wives living in…

4 Ways to Protect your Children from Becoming Victims of Racism

In light of the racial tension in the United States and the giant of fear weighing on the hearts of African-American mothers, it is important to reblog this post. Mothers, we have a role to play in the fight against racism. Since racism is learned, we need to teach our children to treat everyone with love and respect regardless of their race. Quit sowing seeds of hate and racial bias in your home. Let’s do a heart-check and ask God to rid us of pride and the sin of racism.

Christian Mommas

Two days ago, My dear sister, kim Petitt shared her personal experience as a mother raising a Black son in the 21st Century. Please read her short postHERE. We can’t trust our governments to protect our children. They are failing every child regardless of race. While some local churches are speaking up through the One Race Movement, others have chosen to be silent. Silence speaks louder than words in this case. To be quiet when people are killed for their skin color is to be a part of the problem, a facilitator. This has been going on since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and I believe the silence of the church inspired this quote:

In the End, we will remember not the words ofourenemies, butthe silence of our friends.

Those who are silent ignorantly believe that they will not be affected. That’s a…

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Memorial Day 2020

Today, we remember those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy in the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do…

Let’s talk homeschooling!

School closures due to COVID-19 has many families questioning the best way to educate their children. Even if schools open as usual this fall, some parents are trying to decide if they should send their children back to public or private school or take a completely different route and home-school. As they make such an…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Many people think and say motherhood or parenthood does not come with a manual. We need to change that thought and statement. While reading Psalms 38 this morning, I was reminded that God in His wisdom has provided a manual for parenting. Psalm 38:1 states: LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline…

Thank You!

Dear friends, I apologize for the unintended breaks and irregularities in blogging this month. COVID-19 has interrupted my regular schedule. I am a stay-at-home mom once again. This requires giving the little one a lot of attention while balancing other aspects of life. I wonder how moms of two or more kids manage their schedule.…

For the Moms – “Our Life in Words” with Temi Michael-O

Dear friends, please read this short and encouraging post I was featured in. There are other great stories to read on markedlifeblog.com
I would like to hear and learn from you all as well: What is one nugget of advice you would give to other moms?

Marked Life

Temi and I connected through the blogging world – and I’m so happy that we did. Ministering to Moms is one of the divine gifts she has been given, and her written work has certainly ministered to me! Today, Temi talks about the ways she shows love, her advice to other Moms, and more. Temi, thank you for allowing us a glimpse into your life in words.



How many children do you have?1

How old are your children?About 2 years.

Are you a mom of girls, boys, or both?Boy.


How do you show love to your child?

Being present and attending are two ways I show love to my child.

When my little one seeks my attention, I attend to him and do my best to be present.

I show him that he matters more than my laptop and cellphone. I keep studying my little…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day to every woman with the heart of a mother. Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for the comfort you give. Thank you for fighting for the lives of children. May you always be celebrated! To the moms and children grieving this season, my heart grieves with you. May your sorrow be…

Mother’s Day Disappointment

Have you ever felt disappointed on Mother’s Day? You’re not alone. Over the years, I’ve had the same feeling. Each year would be different than the next yet the underlying emotion the same. This post is dedicated to mothers who do not feel appreciated. Who else can relate to the feeling of being estranged from…

Mother’s Day Giveaway 🥳

How are you preparing for Mother's day this year? In celebration of Mother's day, I will be giving away 10 copies of A Christian Mother's Creed in eBook format. This giveaway was sponsored by someone who believes A Christian Mother's Creed should be owned by every Christian mother. To participate in the giveaway, simply leave…

Passion in Marriage

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on marriages, I will weekly share resources that can help strengthen marriages. How we do marriage impacts how we parent. My hope is that these resources will help families struggling this season or strengthen the marriages of those who are doing okay. Parenting requires a lot of sacrifice,…

Divine Intervention

When we think of divine intervention, it is easy to imagine God intervening for us to breakthrough or do the impossible. I believe that divine intervention also occurs when we are about to take steps or make decisions that can ruin our lives. As the little one continues to assert his independence, I am learning…

Mothers and Grandmothers…

I read this powerful post a few days ago. If you have read my new book, A Christian Mother’s Creed, I briefly discussed the contagious faith of Timothy’s mother and grandmother. The author of this post did an excellent job describing the challenges Timothy’s mother and grandmother faced as Christians and their influence on Timothy. This is a great read for every Christian mother and grandmother. We are influencers! Enjoy.

Encouragement Ministry

mothers and grandmothersMothers and Grandmothers…

Mothers and Grandmothers make a significant influence and impression on their children and grandchildren.  Many times, dads are working, so moms have hours with their children to talk, teach, love, feed, clean, play, etc. with them.  As mothers and grandmothers teach them about Jesus, the Bible, godly character, and prayer, they are leaving a genuine faith legacy to be learned and followed.

Many children learn visually and do what their mothers and grandmothers do by mimicking them.  As a child watches them bake chocolate chip cookies, he learns.  When he watches her tell someone about Jesus, he watches, listen, and learns.  When he watches them read their Bible, care about others, or pray, he is learning and mimicking what he learned.  The best way to teach your child to love Jesus as his Savior and to have a genuine faith is by having one also.

Paul told…

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Celebrate Yourself

if you live for the approval of others, you will die by their rejection - Rick Warren The little one likes to praise himself. He often tells himself "good boy", "yay" and he claps for himself. He celebrates his accomplishments even when we, his parents are not available to celebrate. As we begin a new month, I…

For the Moms – "Our Life in Words" Series

Dear friends, I am excited to be a part of this awesome project. As we prepare for Mother’s Day 2020, let’s take the time to learn from one another and support this project by following Hannah Smith’s amazing blog. Do not miss the opportunity to read the stories she will be sharing. Stay blessed!

Marked Life

This series is for the Moms!

In honor of Mothers, this May will be chock full of real stories of Motherhood. Join me as I feature different Moms each week, who will so graciously be sharing their life in words.

A role often taken for granted. A job that never ends. A devotion that involves the will and all the emotions. We are Moms…

For the Moms - Our Life in Words

I was feeling so much anticipation and excitement as I filled my roster with questions for the 20+ Moms who would be featured on this month-long project. Some of the women have been doing this Mom thing for 5 decades – that’s right; 50 years! There are a variety of cultures, ages, and backgrounds to glean from. There is so much value and insight throughout this series, that EVERYONE is guaranteed to receive something!

I have the honor of personally knowing mostly all of the beautiful…

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Encourage Yourself

It is amazing that self-regulation is the first functional emotional capacity humans typically develop in the first months of life. Self-regulation can be described as the ability to calm oneself in strange situations. I like how the ICDL website beautifully describes and links the baby's first experience and self-regulation: After nine months in darkness, a…

Earth Day and COVID-19

Earth Day was celebrated two days ago, April 22nd. There is no doubt that nature truly got a break from human pollution this year. Cleaner air, water, and land are positive impacts of COVID-19. I can imagine that endangered species have used this period to increase their population and lands in need of rest finally…

COVID-19 and Divorce

A sad news was brought to my attention yesterday- China is experiencing a high divorce rate after COVID-19 lockdown and a divorce pandemic is expected to spread globally. Social distancing has left people with no choice but to stay at home with their spouse. Personally, staying at home with my spouse has been wonderful. We…

Child-ish Vs. Child-like 2

I have a bottle of activated charcoal in the cabinet because the little one still likes to explore with his mouth. I thought he would have outgrown this by now. I was wrong. When the little one is suddenly quiet, we know he is up to something he should not be doing. I bet other…

Child-ish Vs. Child-like

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. As I spend more time with the little one, I watch him do things that make me scratch my head. Despite knowing I would not get an answer, I find myself asking him "why are you doing this?".…

Jehovah is Our Source

As families face job and income loss this season, parents are concerned about the future of their children. Many worry about the daunting task of finding another job, losing their homes, feeding and clothing their children. This situation presents an opportunity for us to look to God as our source. For those living in capitalist…