Thoughts on New Year’s Plans, Goals and Vision

COVID-19 cannot and has not ruined 2020. It may have reshaped how we do life, but it doesn’t have the power to mess up the lives of those in God’s kingdom. This post is being reblogged because I am enjoying the benefits of starting 2020 with a “God, interrupt my plans and lead me” mindset and attitude. It is only kind to testify and encourage you to join me. Be blessed and face the remaining half of 2020 with hope and trust in God!

Christian Mommas

I wrote a 2019 final post but it was not published due to mommy duties. It ended up being deleted. Little children have a special way of throwing their parent’s plans out the window. The little one has interrupted my plans countless times. Now, I make plans with consideration and accommodation for his ability to interrupt my plans. This reminds me of God watching us make new year plans. I can imagine God saying “my child, that’s a great plan”, “my child, there is a better plan”……………

As we make plans for the new year, let us commit our ways to God and open our hearts to receive God’s best for us this year. Let us bring ourselves to a place of surrender to God’s perfect plan and beautiful interventions.

Let us choose divine interruption of our plans. We have a choice, God’s perfect will and plan or our…

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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…

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…

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,…

Taste and See

Psalm 34:8 (KJV) O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. The little one hardly reject any food I give to him. He always taste then decides if he would eat more or push the food away. The little one tastes from a place of trust. The fact that I have given…

The Stay at Home Mom Life:He is My Peace

Recently, I came across two heartbreaking stories in the news. The first was about a father who was facing a life sentence in prison, for causing permanent damage to his newborn. The father woke up in the middle of the night to sooth his crying baby, and got more frustrated as the baby continued crying. The older son was also in the room with them, and the father got even more agitated....

Testimony Time: Breakthrough after a Decade of Stagnancy

This post has nothing to do with my motherhood experience. However, future moms going through a season of infertility may find this post encouraging. My hope is that this testimony would lift the spirit of someone in despair, feeling stagnant, like God has forgotten you. Everyone is celebrating a new year but you feel like…

You are a Gift

I used to think including people into every part of our family life was a must do. The older I get though, the more this truth becomes clear- I don’t owe anyone the gift, that is, my life. I don’t owe friendship. I don’t owe relationship to others with my children, those things are gifts.…

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

"Sleep in Heavenly peace" is a beautiful melodic phrase taken from the timeless Christmas Carol classic, Silent Night. Baby Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords slept peacefully in his makeshift crib in a humble stall, while Herod and Jerusalem were troubled about his birth (Matthew 2:3). The fully grown Jesus slept so…

God and the Sex Scandal Lineage

There is something interesting about the women/mothers mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Tamar disguised as a prostitute to have sex with her father-in-law, Rahab was a prostitute, Ruth was a Moabite (a descendant of an incestuous relationship between Lot and his older daughter), Uriah's wife (nameless in the genealogy, her husband was killed…

My Personal Testimony: Infertility and Miscarriage

So...... I was recently asked to share my testimony about God’s faithfulness through fertility issues and miscarriage... Honestly, I didn’t feel like it. It’s painful. It’s vulnerable. It’s not a happy topic. While I have shared these deep scars with other sisters in private, it’s not something I have ever done “publicly.” Partly, it is…

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…

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…

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…

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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