3 Steps to Resolving Conflict in Friendships {Heart Sisters Chapter 4}

3 Steps to Resolving Conflicts in Friendships

I will do just about anything to avoid a conflict. Really. I can’t think of anything that is much worse than being in a conflict with a friend. Among all the blessed promises we have in the Bible we find this one: In this world you will have trouble. – John 16:33   Did you know that was a promise in Scripture? But I doubt we’ll be very quick to … Continue reading

Who Holds You Accountable?

Who are the people in your life that are holding you accountable?

Accountability is something I speak to my children about often. I hold them accountable for their actions and they often help each other out by reminding them of things that they are suppose to do. I get so tickled sometimes when I over hear their decision and one is reminding another one of the house rules. Lately I have been thinking a lot about accountability partners. You see as we … Continue reading

Choosing Heart Sister Friends {Heart Sisters Chapter 3}

Choosing Heart Sister Friends

Our family has moved overseas a number of times.  Each time we arrived in a new country I wondered how I would make new friends.  Little kids in tow, a foreign language, unfamiliar streets, and always looking for something familiar amidst the new scenery.  Along the way, I have met amazing women who have become special friends, heart sisters.  They are the ladies who know you and love you, in the … Continue reading

Know Your Flock {Proverbs 27}

Did you know that you are a shepherd? Do you know your flock?

Pastors are said to be shepherds. Jesus himself was called a shepherd. However, as Mama’s we are shepherd too – and we need to know our flock. This week, as I was reading through my Proverbs study with Good Morning Girls, I came acorss a verse that I had not seen before. Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, for riches do not last … Continue reading

Housekeeping in Your Marriage

Here are 6 ways you can do some housekeeping in your marriage.

That Monday morning was met like every Monday before it: “How is it that I clean my house all week long and wake up on Monday to a complete disaster??” We all know the answer to that frivolous question: its a house that’s lived in. When I first got married, housekeeping was fun and exciting. I felt like a “real wife” when I vacuumed and dusted. I remember my husband … Continue reading

Mornings Matter {5 Steps to Making Your Mornings Matter}

Your morning matters! It sets the tone for your day! 5 steps to making your morning matter!

Mornings matter. Even if you are not a morning person, you would probably agree that how you start your day will set the tone or the rest of the day. I have really been struggling with this in the last month or so. I even reached out to one of my close friends who is extremely organized and a morning person for some ideas on how to get up earlier. After … Continue reading

Yes, We Really Do Need Girlfriends

Do we really need relationships with other women in our lives? How important are girlfriends anyways?

Relationships with other girls has not always been easy for me. I don’t like drama, I don’t like confrontation, I don’t like feeling like I can’t be who God created me to be. I have gone through stages of life where I just didn’t feel like I could do the whole “girlfriend” thing. I was fine with having girls that were friends, but letting them into my heart was a … Continue reading

Heart Sisters Book Review and Book Club!

Do you have heart sisters? Want some? This book - and book club- might be for you!

Who are your heart sisters? You know the ones. The women who are there for you – beyond bringing a dinner or even sending a text. These are the women your heart connects with – the ones you share the deep things of life with, the ones where there is no “mommy hate” or guilt, but just true connection. If you have some heart sisters- friends that are connected beyond … Continue reading

To Train Up A Child {Thoughts From Proverbs}

"To Train Up A Child" is one of the most popular verses used from scripture for child training. How does it lay out practically?

How do you train up a child? As Christian parents, we know that God’s Word is full of wisdom that we can use to train up our children. What are some of the guidelines that have been given – and do we have any freedom when it comes to their training? What does “Train Up a Child” mean? As Christians, I think we have taken Proverbs 22:6 as a promise. … Continue reading

Imprint of Our Words

Imprint Your Words

Words are powerful. They hold significance and meaning. They breath emotion. Our memories have recorded clips of conversations we’ve had in the past.  As they replay in our minds, we are teleported back to the moment and experience the emotions those words produced- love, joy, sadness, excitement, fear, peace, anger, comfort, hope. Those words left an imprint on our heart.  They have been the catalyst that challenges us, motivates us, help … Continue reading