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…

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The semester is officially over for me and the little one made my day spectacular with moments of star gazing. The little one has seen stars on the TV and in books. He has been singing Twinkle twinkle little star for a long time now without beholding a star with his own eyes. Tonight, that…

Death Has NO Hold on Me

It is with great joy and confidence that I write this post. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ means death lost its sting and those who believe in Jesus Christ should not be afraid of death. Imagine the joy of taking that last breath here on earth with relief, without struggle and uncertainty about…

Good Friday: A Mother’s Grief and Joy

I hope that this post blesses your heart again♥️🙏

Christian Mommas

For the first time ever, I find myself thinking about Mary, the mother of Jesus as we celebrate Easter. I have been thinking about how Jesus was an ‘unplanned’ child for young Mary. But, she yielded to God’s plan to give life to humanity through her.

Years later, Mary watched God take back the child He gave her. I wonder what was going through Mary’s mind as a mom. She kept a lot in her heart. Side Note: Mary knew a lot more about Jesus than the disciples who spent time with Jesus. She was the mother of God in the flesh. What an honor!

Mary was also a single mom. Joseph, her husband was dead. If he wasn’t dead, Jesus would not have asked a disciple to take care of His mother.

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and…

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Celebrating My Mother

I have spent the past two years cherishing memories of my mother. Motherhood made me realize many things about her. One joyful news is that I finally received pictures of my mother earlier this year. We look so much alike. I was 6 or 7 years old when I last saw her. Although she lived…

Talking to Kids about the Pandemic: A Christian Mom’s Response

With many schools closed leaving parents to homeschool their kids, it's becoming a highly anxious situation for many parents (and their children too). On the surface, it may seem as if the pandemic isn’t affecting them, but deep in their hearts what they could be experiencing is fear or at the very least, uncertainty. How…

The Joy of Potty-Training

Parents of toddlers understand that the key to successful potty training is to celebrate every step the child takes on the way to becoming potty trained. Social isolation has presented my family with the opportunity to be more consistent in potty training the little one. There have been moments of frustration but they pale in…

A Season of Humility

It is interesting that we are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in a season that has humbled everyone. Jesus Christ the Messiah lived a life of humility, completely surrendered to God even in the face of death. He was able to say, "not my will but yours be done". Jesus was all…

A Christian Mother’s Creed: Now Available!

Hi friends, A Christian Mother's Creed is now available for you to read! A preview is available. If you live outside the United States, please purchase from your country's Amazon website or the country closest to you. For example, if you live in Belgium, you can purchase from amazon.fr or amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084VQXH5Z Here are some…

Being Present

The best part of my day was giving the little one my undivided attention. I had a paper due, blog post to write, house to clean up, and a book launch to prepare for...But, I told myself everything must wait. Being present with the little one brought me joy, hugs and kisses, and everything fell…

Teething Lesson

I have no desire for the little one to go through the discomfort of teething or anything painful. Yet he goes through moments of discomfort and pain because they are part of the human experience. However, I pray for unusual strength and sickness free teething for the little one. I also ask God for wisdom…

Are you Contagious?

Yesterday, I wrote about the little one's sleep being contagious. I end up sleeping off while putting him to bed these days. This got me thinking about contagious love, peace, hope and faith this season. Instead of spreading negativity, gloom, doom, and hopelessness this season. I want to spread love, peace, hope, and faith. It…

Meditation: Romans 8:18-28

For a few days now, I have found myself sleeping off and going to bed early while putting the little one to sleep. Sleep is contagious these days. I hope yall have been resting. It takes extra effort to get a lot done with the little one at home. How are you all balancing school,…

Back to the Basics 2

Yesterday, I wrote about how this season has shifted our focus back to what matters, God and family. Please check the post here. As I reflected further, it began to click even more that this season is a wake up call for the body of Christ. We have gone the ways of the world, tolerating…

Back to the Basics

I had to put the sippy cup valve back on the little one's sippy cup. He seems to have forgotten that water or juice in a sippy cup does not belong on the floor or anywhere else but his mouth. Putting the valve makes him focus more on drinking, it takes more effort and he…