The Number One Way to Eliminate Burnout

We hit the ground running each morning!

We work tirelessly everyday taking care of the needs of our family!

Laundry is forever a chore that is never finished!

Mealtime again?  Why does everyone have to eat all the time?

Bills need to be paid!

Junk needs to be tossed!

Email!

Work!

There is not enough time in the day to get it all done!

So how can we avoid burnout when life can be hectic and threatens to take us out?

There is one answer.

One key component that will prevent any of us from:

~ getting burned out

~ getting frustrated

~ throwing in the towel


BEING OTHERS FOCUSED!


“Intentionally adding value to others today will bring you fulfillment everyday.”  John Maxwell

When we intentionally add value into other people’s lives ~ we are fulfilled!

 Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.  Romans 12:10

All of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit.  1 Peter 3:8

Be intentional to seek ways to add value to everyone, not just those closest to us.  It helps us not to see others as obstacles that must be conquered.

It not only prevents us from crashing and burning, it also blesses others and honors God!


HEALTH AND WELLNESS TIPS

You’ve probably heard by now that gut health is very important.

Having a healthy gut and digestive system is tied to energy production, immune system health, and also brain health.

Serotonin is responsible for regulating our mood, our appetite and sleep.  Having a relaxed and positive feeling is the result of just the right amount of serotonin in our brain.

Did you know that 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut and 10% is produced in the brain?  If our gut is out of balance ~ it affects our brain!

That’s a double whammy!

Personally ~ we have been careful to treat our children’s significant digestive issues.  Finding out that their food allergies, and autoimmune disorders, Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac’s disease, are all gut imbalance issues made me diligent with adding probiotics, yeast killers, digestive enzymes and papaya tablets to our supplement routine.  But most of their symptoms are brain related.  Since I thought we were treating their gut issues affectively, I read 4 brain imbalance books last summer, written by doctors and psychologists, to help me with other symptoms we were dealing with.  I found that their brain problems were actually gut problems!  ADHD, ADD, ODD, sleep problems, behavior problems, memory problems, difficulty in school, difficulty talking, moodiness, hormone imbalance etc. are all reasons why I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to ease some of these symptoms.  I found the answer:

GUT HEALTH!


Thank you so much for reading my blog!  I’d love to hear your thoughts and your story.  You can email me at JaimeeKeith@yahoo.com or JaimeeKeithBlog@yahoo.com.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your weekend!

Many Blessings!


My other articles:

The Cause of Destruction

HaPpY Thanksgiving

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

Brave and Strong

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

The Cause of Destruction

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

Brave and Strong

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

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My Plexus Update

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Jaimee’s Blog Video (Mom Vlog)

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Calling All Overworked and Under-appreciated Moms (Video)

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Getting Rid of Distractions

He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

Dearly Devoted 

The Power of His Resurrection

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HaPpY Thanksgiving

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

WAKE UP!! 5 Ways to Make a Difference

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart

3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

Oh Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

How To Be A Perfect Mom

4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

How To Keep The World From Getting In Your Head (4 Steps)

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

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Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

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The Cause of Destruction

A foolish son is destruction to his father, and the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.  Proverbs 19:13

I think it is interesting that a foolish son and a contentious wife are both mentioned in this verse as detrimental to the husband.  A mother has a great impact on her children and her husband and sometimes I think we forget.  By being intentional every day and pouring God’s love into our family, it allows God to work in our hearts as well as the hearts of our husband and children.

It’s not about controlling the people around us, as tempting as it can be sometimes, it’s about looking to the Lord, loving our family, and building relationships.

It’s OK of we fail.  It’s OK if our children and spouse fails.  We’re all going to fall down.  It’s important our family has our love, support and encouragement when things go south.  We should be a safe place when the people we love the most have a bad day or act stupid.  Nagging and being contentious should be thrown out with yesterdays trash whether it’s toward our husband or our children.  If my words offend you, don’t mind me, I’m just talking to myself!

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.  If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.  If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Without love we are contributing to the destruction of our family.  Our children will be foolish and our husbands will be bitter.  And without God in our lives, we can not love.

Seek the Lord.  Ask Him for wisdom.  Pray for encouragement and for answers.  God will make a way for you to be the very best for your family.

 


Health and Wellness Tip

Many of us know that antibiotics kill the good bacteria in our gut.  But not too many people know that without the good bacteria, fungus will grow stronger and line the colon, prevent the nutrients from our food from being absorbed and will take our immune system hostage! YUCK!

This in turn causes so many diseases and health and weight issues so common today.  Gut balance is the root system of our health.  We all need healing in our digestive system and everyone needs a good probiotic!

~ Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables

~ Add chopped veggies to all of your meals, like sauces, soups, beans etc.

~ Drink plenty of water.  Set an alarm every hour if you have to *AHEM*

~ Plexus products have hands down made a huge impact on my health.  It’s not a magic pill, but a tool for those serious about getting healthy, staying healthy or losing weight.

Plant-based, powerful, potent, effective, safe!

 


HaPpY DECEMBER EVERYONE!  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  Please subscribe to my blog and tell me what you think ~ JaimeeKeith@yahoo.com

ALL FOR HIS GLORY


My other articles:

HaPpY Thanksgiving

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

Brave and Strong

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

Brave and Strong

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

YouTube Videos:

My Plexus story about my health

My Plexus Update

7 Tips For Building a Relationship With Your Teens

Jaimee’s Blog Video (Mom Vlog)

Mimi Speaks (Encouragement video)

Calling All Overworked and Under-appreciated Moms (Video)

Devotional Series:

Getting Rid of Distractions

He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

Dearly Devoted 

The Power of His Resurrection

Spiritual & Inspirational:

HaPpY Thanksgiving

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

WAKE UP!! 5 Ways to Make a Difference

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart

3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

Oh Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

How To Be A Perfect Mom

4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

How To Keep The World From Getting In Your Head (4 Steps)

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Homeschooling & Money:

Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

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How I Cured My Food Allergies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Perfect Homemade Flour Tortillas

Hooray For 3-Minute Pizza

Salsa Recipe

 

 

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

I think the title is a great intro.  There is not too much more I can say about it.  We need a Savior and we need to teach this to our children.  Period.  Keep reading!

We need a Savior because:

1. God Loves Us

He loves us and desires to have a relationship with us.  That’s why He sent His Son to pay for our sin by dying on the cross ~ so we can have fellowship with HIM!  He created us for HIS glory!  How awesome is that?

Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glorywhom I formed and made.  Isaiah 3:6-7

Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in  to him and eat with him, and he with Me.  Revelation 3:20

2. Adam and Eve sinned

God created our amazing world and created Adam and Eve to take care of it.  Not only to take care of the earth and animals but also to be fruitful and multiply.  However, the first thing they did was disobey God by eating the fruit from the tree that was forbidden.

The woman saw that the tree’s fruit was good to eat and pleasing to look at. She also saw that it would make a person wise.  So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her.  And he ate it.  Genesis 3:6

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.  Romans 5:12

This means that…

3. We are born sinners

Because Adam and Eve sinned, we are all therefore born sinners.  Which means we are born separated from God.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 2:23

We are all born spiritually separated from God.  We can not have fellowship with Him or eternal life because of our sin.

4.  Death

Because we are born sinners, we will all die.  No one lives forever and no one can have life after death because of the sin that separates us.

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 6:23

 

5.  God said we need a Savior

All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.  Romans 3:12

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe with your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9


So how do we teach this to our children?  Reading the bible to your children regularly and teaching them the foundation of the bible is essential.  We must also teach them about salvation and why we need a Savior.

Anyone can teach their children these truths, even if they are new christians or maybe they don’t feel like they can communicate this correctly.  Read and learn along with them.  God is the One who is doing the work in their hearts.  All we do is guide, encourage and love them.  God will do the rest!

We have taught all of our children their need of a Savior but we never pushed them to believe or to be baptized.  All five of our kids came to us on their own expressing their decision and they all were baptized when God laid it on their hearts to do so.

This is not all or nothing.  We don’t need to cram this down their throats nor should we give up completely by not saying anything at all.  Show them little bits of Jesus every day through love, prayer and personal examples.

Here are some ideas for teaching God’s word and preparing them for salvation.

~ Ask the Lord to open doors for discussion daily

~ Read the bible to them starting at birth

~ Help them memorize scripture

~ Pray with them and for them

~ Teach them how to pray

~ Read the bible chronologically starting with Genesis

~ Egermeier’s Bible Story Book is a good tool along with the notes in the Life Application Bible

~ Share the gospel with them

~ Set a good example for them

~ Attend church with your children

~ Teach them the importance of reading the bible and praying daily

~ LOVE THEM!!!!


Health and Wellness Tip 

**This is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.  This is my opinion based on my experience and personal research.

Blood sugar balance ~

Often when we think of blood sugar imbalance we think of those with Type 1, Type 2, pre-diabetes, or hypoglycemia.  But did you know that everyone needs to have a balanced blood sugar and sometimes people can have blood sugar problems without even knowing it?

Below are symptoms associated with blood sugar imbalance:

~ Excessive hunger and cravings

~ Mood swings

~ Weight problems

~ Infertility

~ Anxiety and depression

~ Poor concentration and brain fog

~ Fat storage around the middle

~ Addiction to caffeine

~ Insomnia and daytime drowsiness

I found something wonderful that has helped my family balance blood sugar which eliminated a ton of our symptoms.  It’s a great tool that is also balancing our gut and decreasing inflammation.


Thank you so much for reading my blog! It has been 1 year since I started this blog.  I hope my articles have been as much of a blessing and encouragement for you to read as it has been for me to write.  When I first started, I had ideas for about 5 articles but wasn’t sure what I would write after that.  I thought I’d go for it and see what happens.  It was overwhelming to think about writing an article every single week.  I wasn’t really sure what my specific niche would be but I figured that as long as the Lord was leading me to write, I’d write.  I kind of thought it would mostly be about homeschooling tips, but it turned into an inspirational, encouragement blog for moms and families.

I have learned so much through writing and I am so grateful for all of the people who have read my blog and reached out to me.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  You are a blessing!


Don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already and share this with someone today.  Also: Please write me and share your thoughts.  I’d love to hear from you!  JaimeeKeith@yahoo.com

ONE LAST THING:  November is Diabetes Awareness Month and our youngest has Type 1 Diabetes.  Please read our journey in my blog:

“The Diagnoses ~ Forever Changed”

Have a wonderful and blessed THANKSGIVING!


My other articles:

Brave and Strong

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

Brave and Strong

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

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My Plexus story about my health

My Plexus Update

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Jaimee’s Blog Video (Mom Vlog)

Mimi Speaks (Encouragement video)

Calling All Overworked and Under-appreciated Moms (Video)

Devotional Series:

Getting Rid of Distractions

He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

Dearly Devoted 

The Power of His Resurrection

Spiritual & Inspirational:

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

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3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

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The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

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4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

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4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Homeschooling & Money:

Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

Health & Recipes:

How I Cured My Food Allergies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Perfect Homemade Flour Tortillas

Hooray For 3-Minute Pizza

Salsa Recipe

 

 

Amazing Value and Worth

Today I drove my husband to work which usually only takes 5 minutes since we live so close.  But this morning, I got caught right at the beginning of the train so I had to sit for a few minutes doing nothing but wait.  After sitting and waiting for awhile, and the train rails finally went up, I started to drive away and I noticed the radio station playing 80’s music (there was just talking and I wasn’t paying attention apparently).  What on earth am I listening to?  It was on the wrong station and I didn’t even realize it (although 80’s is my second fav).  I changed the station just in time to hear one of my favorite songs by a great artist,

“Live Like You’re Loved” by Hawk Nelson.

What a great song!!

The lyrics stood out to me this morning and greatly encouraged me:

“Live like you know you’re valuable
Like you know the One that holds your soul
Cause Mercy has called you by your name
Don’t be afraid to live in that grace”

Read my blog: Live Loved

This got me thinking about just how valuable we are.  The One and Only Living God who created the Heavens and the Earth, who made you and me, who is Holy, Righteous and Just, loved us so much, that He gave His life and died on the cross for us, taking on the wrath of God for our sins.

W E ~ A R E ~ V A L U A B L E

The bible says for us not to be anxious about anything in our life, what we’ll eat or drink or about what we’ll wear because life is more than food, drink and clothing (which is very important stuff.)

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more valuable than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Matthew 6: 26-29

We are precious to God and He loves us very much.

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not ~ you are of more value than many sparrows.  Luke 12:6-7

There are many ways we can live confidently for the Lord.  Loving the Lord with all of our hearts will bless and grow our families in unimaginable ways.

As moms, we can impact our families and change many lives.  We are valuable and we don’t have to be afraid to live in God’s grace!

We can:

~ Be generous  

~ Be appreciative

~ Be kind

~ Get healthier

~ Stop jealousy

~ Don’t gossip

~ Spend time with our children

~ Honor our husbands


Health and Wellness Tip

Because of our diet, the lack of nutrition in our foods, medications, the toxins in our environment, our lack of exercise and more, our digestive system, and our brains are unhealthy.  This affects our whole body!

Our GUT is EVERYTHING to our health and it’s important to start there first.  There are more than 200 symptoms that are caused from an imbalance in our digestive system.  Gut health ESSENTIAL!

Hunger, cravings and overeating is one of the symptoms that is caused by gut imbalance.  I struggled with this for years because of all the antibiotics I was taking for bladder infections.  If I dieted, I lost some (not all) of my weight temporarily but I was miserable with hunger and cravings.  It’s not a good way to live.  I had a terrible quality of life although I was doing all the right things.  I was missing something.  Something very important!

I discovered the missing link that made all the difference in the world to my health ~ and the hunger, cravings and overeating STOPPED!!

I started taking the TriPlex Combo by Plexus ~ which are three products that work together to balance blood sugars, get rid of toxins, and heal the gut.

The Plexus Slim is a powder that you mix in water that is full of prebiotics, chromium, and other nutrients.  It is perfect for balancing the blood sugar and preventing hunger, cravings and overeating.  It also helps boost the metabolism and helps with energy.

The other two products are capsules.  BioCleanse oxygenates the blood preventing damaging cells from living and detoxifies the digestive system, the kidneys and liver, and the blood stream.  It has magnesium, Vitamin C, and other nutrients.

ProBio5 has powerful probiotics for healthy gut flora, and prebiotics to get rid of the bad bactieria and digestive enzymes that help heal and protect the digestive system.  There isn’t a probiotic like this anywhere ~ AND IT WORKS! 


I hope my story helps other people get their health back on track and I hope my blogs are an encouragement to moms and women wanting to~

BLESS THEIR FAMILIES!

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This girl is celebrating her 17th birthday today (October 27th)!!  She is beautiful, talented, loving and kind and such a blessing to our family!

What a joy she is and our lives haven’t been the same since she was born.  The is the exact middle with two older siblings and two younger siblings.  She is also the only child whose name doesn’t start with a “J.”  She likes being the only kid without a “J” name.  HaPpY BiRtHdAy ~ Alyssa


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Healthy Happy #MomLife

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I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

YouTube Videos:

My Plexus story about my health

My Plexus Update

7 Tips For Building a Relationship With Your Teens

Jaimee’s Blog Video (Mom Vlog)

Mimi Speaks (Encouragement video)

Calling All Overworked and Under-appreciated Moms (Video)

Devotional Series:

Getting Rid of Distractions

He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

Dearly Devoted 

The Power of His Resurrection

Spiritual & Inspirational:

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

WAKE UP!! 5 Ways to Make a Difference

3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

Oh Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

How To Be A Perfect Mom

4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

How To Keep The World From Getting In Your Head (4 Steps)

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Homeschooling & Money:

Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

Health & Recipes:

How I Cured My Food Allergies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Perfect Homemade Flour Tortillas

Hooray For 3-Minute Pizza

Salsa Recipe

 

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

When fear gets in our head and grips our heart, it can paralyze us and weaken us.

When this happens we need to get into the habit of immediately looking to the Lord.

Pray often ~ read His word ~ memorize scripture that will specifically help during times of fear and anxiety.

Peace I leave with you ~ MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and DO NOT BE AFRAID.  John 14:27

Fear can cause us to doubt and not do what God called us to do.  It can also affect our family.  It’s a weapon from the enemy to distract us from walking with the Lord.  BUT ~ We have tools to overcome our fear.  We have Christ!

Read and meditate on God’s word AND PRAY!

Because of dealing with abuse and loss at a very young age, I have battled fear my whole life.  It can be debilitating and discouraging but I have found victory by consistently trusting in God through those hard times.  I have found success by being aware of my fear and dealing with it head on ~ immediately.

It also helps to talk to someone you trust and to journal all of your hopes and fears in a notebook.  There is power in literally giving it to God.  Write it down!  Talk it out!

It takes work and time but God is always there.  He is strong.  He knows our fears.  HE LOVES US VERY MUCH!

Trust in the Lord with ALL YOUR HEART and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Pay attention to when fear overtakes your heart and mind and learn to hand them over to the Lord.

Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22


Health and Wellness Tip

Our health can affect our mental and emotional state.  So when you eat healthy, drink plenty of water and exercise every day, it helps your physical health and your emotional health too.

I’ve been posting a lot about gut health lately and the importance of having a healthy and balanced gut.

But what does that even mean? 

We have good and bad bacteria in our digestive system that is suppose to be in balance.  The good bacteria is there for our health, the bad bacteria is there for decomposition when we die.

When it’s out of balance, it can cause a whole lot of health issues, weight problems, and anxiety.

Gut imbalance can be caused by stress, unhealthy diet, antibiotics and our lifestyle.

Because of our environment, it’s harder than ever to bring our body back into balance.  The days of “just eat a yogurt and it will fix it” are over.  We need a powerful probiotic.  We need BALANCE! #Plexus


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Thank you and God bless!

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Be a Risk Taker

Our high school youth pastor used to always encourage us to take risks and step out of our comfort zone.  He would make us talk to people we didn’t know, share our faith when it was hard, and sit by someone new.

He said to watch God work in our lives and look out for God’s miracles regularly.

This really made an impression on me and I still think about this many years later.

I’m not always a risk taker.  Sometimes I’m just a mom who is constantly cooking, cleaning, and breaking up fights.

What does taking risks look like when you’re a busy mom trying to care for the needs of your family?

Why is it important?


BEING  LESS BUSY

Being a mom is busy.  Period.  You start adding more children, homeschooling, cleaning, cooking, shopping, organizing, feeding, activities, work, plus all the people wanting you to volunteer for this and that, it makes being a mom overwhelming.

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30

Why do we fill up our calendars?

If we aren’t careful with how we spend our time and what we say yes to, we can obliterate our family, not to mention ourselves.

Being a risk taker doesn’t mean being busy and cluttering our calendars. Put your family first and focus on what God has called you to do.

 That’s called being a risk taker.

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  Luke 10: 41-42


BEING STILL

Be quiet and still before the Lord.  Get in the habit of listening to His voice.  Be a risk taker and listen to what God says to you.  He may ask you to be still and wait or He may ask you to take a daring leap of faith.  You won’t know if you don’t listen.  It’s harder to trust Him if you can’t hear Him.

~ Spend time with Him

~ Meditate on His Word

~ Pray often

~ Listen

“Be still, and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  Psalm 46: 10


BEING DIFFERENT

We are all unique.  We have different stories ~ different callings and different gifts.  We are not suppose to be like everyone else or try to impress or please others.

Being a risk taker means that you’re not afraid to be bold and unique by using the gifts God has given you.

There are a couple of reasons why I continue to blog even though everyone and their sister is doing the same thing I am~ only better.

It’s because no one has my story and my perspective.

Also because I feel led to put something positive on the internet that may potentially bless and help others.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.  If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.  Romans 12: 6-8


BEING AVAILABLE

We need to be available to our family.  Be there for our husband and children.  We need to watch and listen, being aware of their likes, dislikes, their fears and concerns.  We need to love them.

I read posts from so many women who write online that they’re unhappy.  They’re bored and unfulfilled at home.  They’re depressed and stressed out at work.  They’re annoyed with their husbands.  They’re desperate for a break from their children so they can have a life of their own.  They’re just overwhelmed with their life.

While I’m all for taking breaks and self care, I also feel like some have lost their way and aren’t being available to the needs of their family.  It’s not an easy task and you probably won’t get any praise or accolades (except for Mother’s Day and Birthdays, of course).  But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB ON THE PLANET!

Read: One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

Being available to your family is the most important job, the most rewarding job and the most influential job ~ HANDS DOWN! 

Can I be transparent and share that I fail at this?  I do fail but I also don’t give up.  I just pick myself up and continue to move forward, trusting in God daily.

We’re not going to be perfectly available all the time like some Stepford Wife but we can make an effort to be present.

Take that risk and BE AVAILABLE to your family!

She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.  Proverbs 31:12

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.  Proverbs 14:1


BEING A RISK TAKER

No one knows when they’re going to take their last breath.  Our time on earth is fleeting.  Take a risk for the Lord.  Dare to be bold.  Share Christ with others.  Make a difference in other people’s lives.  Be kind.  Be diligent.  Be encouraging.  LOVE.  Live a life of obedience and bring honor to God.  Don’t wait until you can do things perfectly.  There’s no time.  God has a plan for our lives and it’s time to be that risk taker and do life like no other.

You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.  And love your neighbor as yourself.  Luke 10:27


Share your story on how you took a risk and God showed Himself to you.  I’d love to hear from you.

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I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving in My Heart

I wrote this blog before Hurricane Harvey and wondered if I should post this blog today or wait.  After praying about it, I decided to go ahead and post it.

I’m praying for healing, protection, and blessings for all the victims, survivors, the relief workers, volunteers and their families.  I am praying for Texas.

Lord, please give the people in Texas and their families strength, hope and courage to move forward after this tragedy.   Please heal them, protect them, and bless them.  In Jesus Name ~ AMEN.


Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and bless His name.  Psalm 100:4

Grumbling and criticizing is so common and popular these days.  Especially with the internet so willing to listen and sympathize.

Sarcasm is spewed and it’s cool to have just the right comeback to make sure everyone does and says what they’re suppose to.

I am guilty of grumbling and complaining and was convicted by two things.

1 ~ I was convicted when I decided to stop complaining for a New Year’s Resolution.

See my blog ~ 4 New Year’s Resolutions that will change your life ~

2 ~ I was made aware when my bad habits were mirrored in our children.  YIKES!

The reason why I thought about writing about THANKFULNESS isn’t because I want to throw everyone under the bus.

God has done a work in my heart regarding gratitude but sometimes my “inner brat” still rears its ugly head.  I want to trust God to change my heart!

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.  1 Chronicles 16:34

We live in a demanding and self-centered world which can be very annoying AND CONTAGIOUS.

Let’s focus on the Lord and be thankful for His love for us.

Give thanks in all circumstances~ for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:18

Focusing on the positive things in each circumstance with appreciation will nurture a healthy habit and bring glory to God.  It will also teach our children about humility and contentment.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Colossians 3:17

All that we do, is to be done for the glory of God.  If we are complaining, then we are not thankful or bringing glory to God.  Seek God first and He will make everything right.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from God.  Look for those gifts and be thankful.  We should expect God to work in our hearts.  Watch for those moments when He is doing great things and giving perfect gifts.

The greatest gift of all is Jesus dying on the cross for our sins and rising from the dead so that we can have a relationship with God and have eternal life.

We are not to be troubled, burdened or afraid.  God is our strength and our shield.  Our trust should be in Him.

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.  Psalm 107:1

If the temptation to complain is significant ~ try being thankful instead. Memorize verses about being thankful and write down everything in your life you are thankful for.  This will put you in the habit of being grateful instead.

If it’s still a struggle or you’re seeing discontentment and unhappiness in your children ~ (trust me ~ I get it) ~ there are ways to encourage a positive attitude:

~ Read the book of Job as a family.

~ Have your children write and draw about what they’re thankful for.

~ Think of ways that you as a family can help others in need or do something nice for someone else.

~ Read stories about missionaries, heroes or how people overcome their struggles in life here or in other countries.

Here are a few craft ideas to show thankfulness:

~ Cut out fall leaves on construction paper and have the kids write something they’re thankful for and paste it on a homemade tree.

~ Get a pumpkin and every day have the kids write something they’re thankful for on the pumpkin.

~ Get smooth rocks and have the kids write what they’re thankful for and then display it somewhere so they will see it and remember. (Joshua 4)

~ What have you done as a family to show thankfulness or kindness?

Please share!


Having a heart of gratitude is healthy for us, will bless our family and have a tremendous impact on those around us.

Please comment below and tell me what you think.  I’d love to hear from you.

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THANK YOU FOR READING AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

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