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Understanding God’s Love

Psalm 127:3 (NIV) “Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.”

He Gives Us Real-Life Examples

Sometimes, I wonder does God give us children to understand His frustrations, unconditional love, empathy, and desire for more than we want for ourselves. I can remember my mother telling me, “I can’t wait till you have children of your own.” Of course, it wasn’t until I had children of my own; I could understand her perspective.

Reminders in the Word

When reading the word, I sometimes relate to motherhood. It is something that is a part of my identity and that I can easily relate and understand. For example, my children’s selective hearing. I will tell my daughter specific instructions, at which she will do something entirely different or my favorite, nothing at all...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 4

Day 4

Today’s prayer is: Give us time in our day to make a healthy lifestyle, a priority.

Sit down and think of your daily priorities. On that list where does your health come in, number 4, 5, prayerfully not 10th on the list. Do you carve out at least 20-30 minutes to be active? Do you have to stop at a fast food restaurant because you didn’t think of how or what you were going to eat until you were famished and your hangry buttons were being pushed? You are worth so much more than that. Sometimes you have to take time out of your day whether its the day before or the day of to think of these things. It doesn’t have to be hours, you don’t have to make a major grocery shopping run and then meal prep for hours to eat healthy...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 3

Day 3

Today’s prayer is: Give me provision for all tools I need to honor our temple.

God will provide

When I first started this weight loss journey we were not in a financially stable place. I didn’t have enough money to go out and buy weights, resistance bands. I was stretching the budget to feed our family of five and then to add some additional health foods seemed daunting. I took my struggles, worries and concerns to prayer. In every area God found a way to provide. We aren’t control of these things we can try to figure out a way but He already has one. All we must do is ask for His provision, His guidance and His lead and He will find a way.

If you don’t have the right equipment ask God in prayer, if you don’t have the “right” food pray to God to help you to acquire the right foo...

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Honor Your Temple Prayer Challenge Day 2

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Day 2

Today’s Prayer is: Give me the commitment to pray for my temple, every day.

We have no problem praying for others, but we often overlook ourselves. I feel the reason why we neglect our temple is because we often don’t prioritize ourselves. We don’t want to be considered self-centered, prideful or vain. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Honoring your temple is important for yourself and those who are around you.

In Psalm 63:1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

We can come to God with any problem, any issue and anything we need. If we don’t come to him, though, we are operating from an empty cup and parched lands...

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Honor My Temple Prayer Challenge Day 11

Day 11

This week is not over and let me tell you it has been a real test of my dedication to this process. I did a Sugar Detox on January 4, and I had a huge breakthrough. I’ve been feeling excellent about my progress being diligent on my nutrition I fit into some smaller size jeans, and I am 2 sizes away from my goal, but then I did the unthinkable. I got on the scale; I had to for my trainer. For me, that is a weakness and for many others too. When I lost 105 lbs, four years ago I got rid of my scale, I used NSV (NonScale Victories) to measure my success. The scale has always been an issue.

I am an overachiever, and the scale movement sets a standard for me to achieve. I get very down on myself when I don’t accomplish what I set out to or when I don’t see any progress...

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“Fear Based” vs. Grace Based” Parenting

Now that I look back I feel that my parents did the best that they could.  A lot of their parenting were to create fear so that I would not have to endure some of the hardships they experienced due to their own mistakes. As parents we want our children to better than us and try to lead them in the right direction.

We love our children so much and we don’t want them to succumb to the world so we do the best we can to keep them away. We teach our children John 3:16 NLT “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. Sometimes being interpreted as we have follow Jesus not the world and those who do are bad or evil. We often forget about John 3:17 NLT God sent his Son into the world not to ju...

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Where are we creating faith in our families?

I was apart of the ''drug problem" that most families subject on their children. I was "drug" to church every week to dress up and show up but never having that same experience at home through study or prayer.Read More