Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Encouragement, Can you believe it's November!

Happy first day of November!! I can't believe it, but I do love the holiday season! So much to be thankful for and our Savior's birthday!

Do you have a mission? Companies have missions, but us moms need missions for our homes. I love Sally Clarkson's mission: "To build a home of ideals means a life of sacrifice. It means a lot of work, and it’s never going to be over. These ideals don’t come easily to anyone; they come through battle. It’s an illusion to think that building a place of beauty ever happens naturally to anyone; it happens little by little … through hard work … when we cultivate our souls, our kids will have something to draw from .. the house with the life of God isn’t a perfect house, it’s a redeemed house! It’s not a home without sin, or without messes or without spilled milk, but we redeem one more moment, in the joy of living with Him, and that moment becomes a memory, an unspoken message that lasts for life…" Mission of Motherhood

What us moms should be doing for one another. “She needs your encouragement right now. Go ahead and put your hand on her shoulder and tell her she’s a great mom.” - See more at:http://www.itakejoy.com/good-job-mama/

Do you ever struggle with days like this? "Sometime I feel like I am emotionally/spiritually bipolar. One day I am super motivated and roaring to go, but the next day I am overwhelmed and discouraged. I can be full of energy in the morning and by lunch time I am defeated and ready to throw in the towel. Sometimes I can go from high to low in, what feels like, minutes." -See more at:http://jenthorn.com/blog/2013/10/27/running 
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Isaiah 40:28-29 


November is a great month to focus on being thankful everyday, if you are not already doing that. These posts are great for focusing on how to be thankful:
What are you thankful for: http://www.thebettermom.com/2012/11/25/leaving-massah/
Using rocks to offer praises: http://www.thebettermom.com/2012/09/28/jordan-river-remembering/
Count-down to Thanksgiving: http://www.faithgateway.com/thanksgiving-bible-verses-free-printable/#.UnOTxuKFewE
I made one of these last year, Thanks-giving tree: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2013/10/when-youre-tired-of-missing-jesus-with-the-printable/





“She needs your encouragement right now. Go ahead and put your hand on her shoulder and tell her she’s a great mom.” - See more at: http://www.itakejoy.com/good-job-mama/#sthash.Kk1UyKuw.dpuf

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