The Heart of God: Learning Who God is Through Psalms

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I’m standing in for a bible study class tomorrow that is on the Book of Psalms. Awhile, back I was studying Psalms and it was amazing to me how much of God’s character and heart was revealed to me and who the Lord is to me personally. This is just some of the characteristics that stood out to me. Psalms is a reminder that when we seek God he reveals exactly who he is to us.

Book Pick of the Week! Real Advice on How To Stop Being Overwhelmed

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How I rate a book usually depends on what I’m looking for at that season in my life. “Overwhelmed, How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity,” by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory was a God send for me and I devoured it in 2 days. Full disclosure I am an intern for Kathi Lipp, but that’s hardly the reason that I suggest you read this book. because, have such little time to read with 2 jobs, a kid, a dog, a blog and a household I relate to books that give practical tips that I can apply to real life and this book fits the bill.

As single moms if we aren’t careful, being overwhelmed can be a way of life, which isn’t healthy for us or our kids. Kathi and Cheri share their own real life experiences and will keep you turning the pages that are chockfull of practical tips on how to create a plan to allow space in your life and get rid of the insanity. I can’t wait to re-read my  2 favorite chapters, “Just Go with the Flow” vs Personalizing a Well-Defined Work Week and Day and “Just Wing It,” vs Cultivating Peace with a Plan. This is my book pick for the week and I promise you if you decide to read it you will not be disappointed, just get ready to be motivated to make some life changes!

Grab a Cup of Coffee and Listen to My 3 Top Podcast Picks!

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Do you ever feel as though God hand picks something you specifically need to hear or read? That was my experience this week when I listened to these podcasts that absolutely were soul enriching! So, of course I had to share them with you sweetie pies! Grab a quiet corner and a cup of coffee and settle in with these 3 spiritually rich podcasts:

  1. Making a Lasting Impact:In Touch with Charles Stanley: This podcast particularly struck me today because I’ve been thinking about my impact on my daughter, my friends, my family, and even strangers. Is my light recognized? Do I flavor other’s lives when I’m around? I love how Charles Stanley discusses and explains and relates our life to the salt of the earth mentioned in the bible. It is truly a gem of a sermon.
  2.  He Restores My Soul, Day 1: Revive Our Hearts with Damaris Carbaugh: I can barely wait until tomorrow for Day 2. Damaris talks about being sheep of God and how our we can worship with our lips, but our hearts are far from him. What a frank and honest testimony that hits you where it sticks, but in the best way.
  3. Parenting and Interruptions: Modern Homemakers with Donna Otto: This spoke straight to my momma’s heart. We all know how it is when you’re trying to get dinner on the table, send that last work email, and all you hear is, “mom, mom, mom!” Although we love our kids, the interruptions can make us want to pull out our hair! Donna talks about how we can take a different view of these interruptions and look at them as opportunities for divine intervention. This ladies, changed my attitude big time this week.

I hope these podcasts make as big of an impact on you as it did on me!

Single Parent Scholarships Available!

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Are you a single parent in college? If you’re looking for some extra money to ease the burden of tuition, then you may want to apply for this Single Parent Scholarship sponsored by Custody X Change. The Custody X Change Giving Program awards three scholarships to single parents each year. I think this is a great opportunity and wanted to share it with you all! You can be awarded $500-$1000 to put towards your college education. How awesome is that? If you visit Custody X Change you can get all the details on deadlines, requirements and eligibility.

Basically, the eligibility requirements are you must:

  • Have primary physical custody of one or more minor children
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be a first year student

Then you just have to write a 400 to 500 word essay about, “How you will use your education to improve your family,” and submit your unofficial college transcript or admissions letter.

I hope if any of you are in college that you’ll take advantage of this cool opportunity! Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends as well!

Good Luck!

 

New Broadcast: 1 Peter 1:10-13 ” Preparing Our Minds To Do God’s Work”

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Today, I talked about 1 Peter 1:10-13. There is so much practical wisdom and insight in these verses on self control, preparing our minds, and serving. Hope you enjoy! Oh and thank you to Dan, my first caller!

1 Peter Bible Study PDF Resource!

Hey ladies! I know I’m really bad with writing lately and I do apologize! I’m juggling a lot lately and it is just me finding the time to do one of my favorite things… blogging! I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m in a Ladies Bible Study at my church and we are studying 1 Peter and 2 Peter. We are using the book, “Sanctified, Set Apart for a Purpose, ” by Kristy Huntsman. I love these 2 letters and I want to get as much out of this study as I can. So, I thought I’d share my notes with you! Below is the PDF, feel free to download it or print it out. I would love to hear your thoughts and am happy to share this with you. Sweet Dreams and hope you had a gorgeous weekend!

 

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Take a Moment of Your Time to Listen to “Dealing with the Pressure of Time,” with Charles Stanley

 

Ephesians 5:15-17

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

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Time is not only precious it is fleeting. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how intentional I am with investing my time. I cringe when I think about all the time I’ve wasted in the past, whether it be on the phone, surfing the internet, watching t.v. or just through procrastination. We are given a set number of hours in the day to accomplish God’s work and those minutes can easily slip through our fingers if we aren’t careful.

This 2 part broadcast series, by Charles Stanley, “Dealing with the Pressure of Time,” is a perfect reminder to reflect on how we choose to spend our time.

Jesus was only here for 33 short years and what he accomplished in those 3 years of his ministry was an incredible testimony of a life well spent. None of us know how long we will walk this earth, but, while we are here have 24 hours in a day,  no more or less to use it in a way that adds to the body of Christ and enriches our lives and the lives around us. When I listened to this broadcast, I asked myself 3 questions:

1) What distractions cause me to use my time unwisely?

2) What does using my time wisely look like in my life?

3) What do I do everyday to be intentional about how I spend my time?

Most importantly how does God fit into my day and am I making time for Him?

Hope you enjoy the broadcast!