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.


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!

Ladies Inspiration Day in MD with Speaker Isabelle Williamson


If you live in the Metro DC area you won’t want to miss the Ladies Inspiration Day this Saturday from 9 AM-1 PM at University Park Church of Christ. It will be a fun day full of fellowship. I happen to personally know the speaker Isabelle Williamson who is just a truly gifted and dynamic presenter who really speaks into women’s hearts. You will love her delivery, her message, and her humor! The topic is, “Stay Calm and Serve.” In our busy lives and hurried society that we live in I think this topic is right on time for so many of us.

Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 AM. Hope you can make it you will definitely be blessed!

The Address is:

6420 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD 20782

*Childcare is available all the more reason to come!

Resource of the Week from Modern Homemakers

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If you listened to the podcast from Modern Homemakers I mentioned last week and enjoyed it then tune in for the whole series. You can hear Donna Otto speak on being a ‘Standing Woman,’ and Amy Cavness speak about the, ‘Priority of Motherhood. I’ve listened a couple times that’s how good it is! Happy Listening!

Don’t Miss the”Standing Woman,” Podcast by Modern Homemakers

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I need encouragement on a fairly regular basis on this mothering  journey. I can’t tell you how often I’ve turned to Donna Otto, Founders of Modern Homemakers (formerly Homemakers by Choice). It’s amazing how someone I’ve never met could be such a mentor to me in my personal life. If you haven’t listen to her podcasts, you really are missing out.

Recently, Modern Homemakers had an event in Phoenix, AZ with Donna Otto and Amy Cavness on being a counter cultural woman. Unfortunately, I don’t live in Arizona or otherwise I would have been there front and center row! But, we have the next best thing… The podcast!

If you get a chance during your busy day, I implore you to listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of a “Standing Woman,” where once again Mrs. Otto encourages, inspires, and gives nuggets of wisdom that you’ll want to store in your heart. Make sure you check back  for Part 3 and subscribe you will be hooked!



Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Write…Repeat- Great Advice From Terri Savelle Foy!

Write Your Top Ten Goals Down and Then Rewrite Them Everyday for 30 Days!

How can we keep our goals fresh in our minds? Well, we can write…repeat…write…repeat! As I mentioned awhile back I read this great book by Terri Savelle Foy, “Dream It, Pin It, Live It,” and she discusses how to set goals and more importantly how to follow through on them. One of the steps she mentions is writing down your Top Ten Goals, not just once, but rewrite them everyday for 30 days. This keeps your goals in the forefront of your mind. If your writing and you forget one of the goals it may be a sign that particular goal may not be that important to you.

Did you write those goals yet? If you did, then get ready to write them 30 more times! Let’s get determined!

Check out her latest video on Five Rules for Successful Goal Setting

Resource Pick! Get Inspired! Listen to Terri Savelle Foy’s Podcasts!

I have fallen head over hills for Terri Savelle Foy! Her outlook on life, her book, and her motivational words and podcasts have really touched my heart in a way that is pushing me to make changes in my own life. If you are in search of some motivation and want to kick start your life, your dreams and your vision check out her Podcasts! I’ve been listening every day! Take a moment to watch this video on, “How to Overcome Small Thinking,” and get hooked! Then subscribe to her Podcasts today!

Resource Pick of the Week “Homemakers By Choice Podcast on Love and Logic Parenting”

Tired of Screaming? Try the Love and Logic Approach to Parenting!

I always find the Homemakers By Choice podcasts invaluable and my resource pick of the week is plucked from another one of Donna Otto’s broadcast. Donna and Kathy Downs an educator discuss the technique of “Love and Logic Parenting.” I found the first 2 parts of this podcast to be very interesting with some practical advice and tips that all mommas out there can find useful. Love and Logic Parenting comes from a place of of empathy, but incorporates discipline and love. If you are interested in learning more about this parenting approach, check out the podcast and the Love and Logic website:


My Resource Pick of The Week! Focus on The Family Broadcast, “Escaping the Comparison Trap”

When we compare ourselves to others we set ourselves up for exhaustion, disappointment and a never ending discontent that lies in the pits of our hearts. Comparisons stop us from being unique individuals that rejoice in our gifts and instead keeps us stunted and unhappy. As a mom and especially a single mom the comparison trap is a dangerous one that leads to burn out and if we aren’t careful is contagious to our kids. Our kids are growing up in a society that is very materialistic and self worth is often based on what you have and what can you achieve leading so many of us feeling empty and inferior on the inside. I think this is a such an issue that I’ve devoted a chapter in an eBook I’m writing about the danger of comparing ourselves with the Jones’.

Today, I heard a great broadcast on Focus on The  Family, entitled “Escaping the  Comparison Trap,” with speaker and blogger Kay Wyma, who also wrote, I’m Happy for You (Sort of … Not Really): Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison.” I encourage you to listen if you get some time to Kay’s thoughts and practical advice on avoiding the comparison trap.


Register For The Mom Conference! It’s Free!

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How would like to attend a Conference for moms by moms that is FREE and you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home? Sounds like a dream right? Well dreams come true because you can register for the FREE Online “Mom Conference, on October 13th, 14th, and 15th! That’s three days filled with 20 speakers, authors and bloggers! (Including Rachel Ramsey Cruze, Crystal Paine and Amy Mccready to name a few)

Visit http://conferenceformoms.com/ to look at the topics, see a complete list of speakers, register and receive 3 fun free gifts! I already registered and wanted to share this cool opportunity!

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Resource of the Week! Are You Fond of Your Children? Don’t Miss This Homemakers By Choice Podacast


We love our kids right? But, do we always like our children? What are the stress factors that can make you less than fond of your kids and how can you recognize them and change them? Head on over to Homemakers By Choice and listen to Donna Otto’s podcast on, “Being Fond of Your Children.” Mrs. Otto’s podcast are a constant source of inspiration to me and I encourage you not only to listen to this podcast, but to subscribe so that you can be blessed by her wisdom and sound godly advice.