Ghosts in our Marriage

Isn’t it sad that history repeats itself even when we say “I will never do that” or “I want something better for me and my children”? Why do most people who watched their parents fight constantly; watched their father get drunk and abused their mother; and noticed their mother or father obsessively control the home repeat the same thing. Why do they repeat their history of trauma despite desiring something better?

I am good, You are loved- God

I pray that you encounter God's love through this song. I have been blessed by it since the beginning of the week. Play it in your car, play it in your house, and let your spirit come alive. We are covered by love! Through your story is My fingerprintIn the valley there is confidenceIn the…

Honoring My Parents-in-law

One thing I desired before marriage was to have a great relationship with my parents-in-law. I actually prefer to call them parents-in-love. Few months ago, I celebrated my mother-in-law for her love. Whether we like it or not, our parents-in-law come with the package when we marry our spouse. Our relationship with them can either…

God as Your Father-in-Law

The enemy’s goal is to divide and conquer our home. He needs our partnership to fulfill his evil mission. The rate of divorce in the church is alarming. The family is the bedrock of every society. Divorce contributes to societal breakdown, it affects the emotional well being of couples and their children. If Christians get marriage right, the world will get it right. John 13:35, they will know we are Christians by our love. Love is patient, kind, long-suffering, selfless, doesn’t bear record of wrong (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8).

This post by Michael Griego will change how you view your spouse. If God is your father-in-law, how will you treat your spouse? Enjoy this powerful message!

Biblical Viewpoint

Most of us go into marriage with good intentions but selfish hearts. If you want to change your marriage, spend some time thinking about God as your Father-in-Law.

From a worldly perspective, if you review even a portion of the vast array of books and advice on good practices in healthy marriages, you can generate a long list of keys to happiness and success. But if you approach marriage from a Biblical perspective and look at marriage as the God-ordained construct it is, marital happiness and success can be surmised from just a few verses in the Old Testament (Genesis 2:24) cited by Jesus himself in the New Testament (Matthew 19:4-6), and an extended passage written by the Apostle Paul (Ephesians 5:22-32).

From these verses, I’d summarize the Biblical view and keys to a happy marriage as follows:

  • Both husband and wife love, honor, and worship God.
  • The husband…

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Celebrating Recovery: My Dad’s Story

Did you know, this month is National Recovery Month? With his permission to share, here is a part of my dad’s story. At 11 years old, my dad went to a party full of adults. At that party a woman made the choice to stick a needle full of heroin in his arm. He worked…

BRAT Diet

BRAT diet is always my go to remedy for diarrhea. BRAT stands for Banana, Rice, Apples (apple sauce for babies), and Toast. You can read more about the diet here When the little one has diarrhea, I know it's time to change his diet. Many times, the diarrhea is explosive, out of control, and gets…

In Honor of 9/11

Powerful message by Alicia with a 9/11 testimony that will leave you speechless. Be blessed!

For His Purpose

***If time is an issue don’t even read my blog post, just go straight down to the video and be sure to watch the whole thing; it’s an incredible testimony of a man (pilot) who was originally scheduled to fly the first plane to crash on 9/11.***

When Nate and I first began homeschooling our kids we attended an annual homeschool conference every Spring. We had some best friends who would also go and we’d all make a long weekend out of it, enjoying adult company with one another. Some of our best memories have come from those days.

During the time that we’d spend at the actual conference I’m pretty sure the guys found most of their entertainment counting the number of pregnant women and sneaking cat naps hoping us wives wouldn’t notice. Each year the homeschool conference would host a guest speaker and to be honest some years…

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Grieving Parents

While working as a healthcare specialist in the U.S. Army, I had to pre-screen patients before directing them to the doctor. I remember being briefed about a young female soldier grieving the loss of her child. I can't remember the full details surrounding the baby's death. I remember being told to be very sensitive when…

Balancing Life: God, Marriage, Motherhood, Work, PhD, Blogging and more

Minutes ago, I received a very personal and timely email. The message brought me peace and calm. I believe it will bring you comfort and encouragement. Visit propelwomen.org for more empowering messages This message is timely because I have been working on ways to balance all my responsibilities without leaving out the God-factor which holds…

Breastfeeding and Weaning Tips

I am getting close to reclaiming my boobs. It will no longer be used as a pacifier, midnight snack, daytime comforter, bonding tool, and all the good stuffs associated with breastfeeding. It's been a slow and steady weaning process for the little one and it has been quite an easy journey for me. I am…

Pureflix

It's weekend already and that means more family time! If you have been looking for a fun, clean, family-friendly and inspirational entertainment platform, PUREFLIX was made for you. Knowledge is power! Pureflix is an alternative to Netflix. Click here to learn more about why Netflix's activities may not be good for your family. With Pureflix,…

Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

Sleep is not overrated, mommas and pappas! Take a break, ask for help, and sleep. New moms with one child, please sleep when your baby sleeps. Everything can wait. Mommas with multiple kids, please prioritize sleep/rest. If you find it difficult to sleep at night despite doing all that is recommended by the scientist/expert in this video, just talk to God about difficulty sleeping. He knows anyways. Remember Psalm 127:2 “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Enjoy this ever timely post by fellow blogger Schulter @schulteretyang.com

SCHULTER ETYANG

5 min read. 20 min video.

One of my earliest blog posts was on sleep. The heading was/is, Grace and the beauty of sleep. You can read it here. I had stumbled on this truth about sleep—that within the Christian scriptures, God spoke to people in their sleep. God, very few times spoke to people who were wide awake. The message of the post was to encourage us to relax a bit. Take it easy. Go to sleep and let God do the night shift.

Sleep is a fundamental gospel truth, and this truth is a thread that runs throughout the Christian scriptures. In my earlier post, I highlighted instances of sleep and the results. For example, in the garden, when God wanted to give Adam a wife, he put him to sleep. When God wanted to give his son, Jesus, a new wife, he put him to sleep…

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Prayer In The Waiting Room

This is what being a Christian Momma looks like, seeing people through God’s eyes and carrying God’s presence everywhere we go. Not because we are perfect, but because we serve a God willing to work through imperfect vessels. Enjoy this great post by fellow blogger, Dawn @drawingclosertochrist.com

Drawing Closer to Christ

Colossians 4:2 NLT, “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

Yesterday I had to go visit the GYN for my annual exam. It’s a very busy place, so when I go, I always know that I’ll be waiting at least an hour before I see the doctor, but this time my wait ended up being an hour and a half. I waited one hour in the main waiting room, and thirty minutes in the exam room.

All the women I saw were anticipating the arrival of a little one. I thought to myself, at this point in my life, I wouldn’t want to change places with them. But I also remember when I was there like them, expecting my daughter, and how exciting it was as the time for her arrival drew closer. It’s hard to believe how fast the years have flown by.

I…

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73 Questions

Answering these questions was a bit difficult for me because I like being mysterious. However, I think it's a good thing for readers to know a few personal things about me and other authors on the blog. Bukola Orry, one of Christian Mommas' top readers nominated me to answer the following questions 1. What’s your usual…

Hope for Autism

This message is for you, momma feeling hopeless about your child's condition. It is okay to think I have no idea what you are dealing with. That may be true, but God knows what you are going through and He has led me to share this with you. My prayer is that these scriptures will…

Winter Comes For Us All

This one is for you, my dear friends. Hold on to God. Let the words of this song sink in and lead you to a place of surrender to God's process. Like the frost on a roseWinter comes for us allOh how nature acquaints usWith the nature of patienceLike a seed in the snowI've been…

No Worries, No Fear

Lately, I have been learning how to trust God and pray instead of worrying. Two days after a message in church about the importance of turning our worries/heart desires into prayer points, my family went through a minor gas fire incident at home. I captured the incident in a poem titled Flames and Fury. After…

Testimony Time

I posted this on my Facebook few hours ago and I thought it would be a blessing to share this wonderful testimony here. My prayer is that my testimony will challenge you to rest in God's love and faithfulness. Long post because I am thrilled, grateful and wohooo!! I just received my first text book…

Let it Go

1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. This is for the intercessors standing in the gap. This is for parents burdened about the wrong choices and health of their children. This is for everyone who believes in the Lord, Jesus. Cast ALL your care upon God. Be…

First, Pray

It may sound ridiculous but worrying is the easiest and hardest thing we can do when faced with trials. It's the easiest thing because it comes naturally and sometimes gives us a false sense of control. It is also the hardest thing because it has negative impacts on our spirit, soul, and body. Philippians 4:6…

Praying for your Kid’s School, Teachers and Students

There is one thing I really like about the little one's school, they use WEBCAM. So, my husband and I get to check on the little one remotely anytime. Whenever the little one cries during drop off, I quickly call my husband and ask him to check on our little one. It feels so great…