Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Making of a Mom!

I am so excited about this book for so many reason! First the book is a great resource for us that are starting groups or mentoring. Second this book is great for the new mom and older mom! Third you can use the book as a group study! Fourth the author Stephani, has a heart to share the love of Christ and she does that through her ministry The M.O.M. Initiative, which I feel so blessed to be apart. 
Our group is starting our second year soon and it has been so amazing to see God at work amongst these ladies! Let me introduce you to the book:  

The Making of a Mom is a Book for Every Mom

The Making of a Mom is for every mom who has ever wondered, “Am I enough?” “Will I ever get it right?” “How can I not mess up my kids when I’m such a mess?” and “What does modern day biblical motherhood look like in real life anyway?”

The Making of a Mom is a Resource for Churches

Intentionally written as an in-reach and an outreach resource, The Making of a Mom includes questions at the end of each chapter and venue specific planning guides in the back.
The Making of a Mom answers the three questions almost every mentor, ministry leader, and small group leader asks…
1. What will I say? (The questions at the end of each chapter serve as a catalyst for conversation.)
2. What will I do? (The venue-specific planning guides in the back of the book provide the tools to mentor moms in your church, your home, and in your community.)
3. What will I use? (The Making of a Mom is a dual-purpose book to reach moms who don’t know Christ and minister to the ones who already know Him.)
If you’re a mom, this is a MUST READ! If you’re a ministry leader or small group leader, this is the resource you’ve been waiting for!
The Making of a Mom was not only written so moms wouldn’t feel alone, but as a resource for the church so they wouldn’t have to be.
To find out more about how you can begin a M.O.M. Group, click this link.
To find out how to sign up to be ONE in a MILLION MOMS who would like to be connected with a mentor and raise your children to know Christ, click this link.
To find out how to order The Making of a Mom.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Last Friday of July!!

We had a somewhat busy week! Playdate, Abigail's last summer gymnastics class, MOM meeting, doctor appointment, which unexpectedly turned into almost half day event, but included a quiet lunch by myself while waited in between appointments, that is a rarity, no kids, no interruptions~I soaked it in and enjoyed some Dunkin Donuts! We attended a fun surprise party for one of our favorite gals and friends, and tonight MOVIE night!

In one more week, we will officially start homeschooling, the room is ready, all supplies, and planned out for the year! I also printed off some cute 1st day of Kindergarten print-outs!
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Here are some great inspirational reads from this week that I came across:





When You Want to Live Less Tired & More Inspired http://holleygerth.com/less-tired/


Sometimes our callings fill us with wonder http://www.thebettermom.com/2014/07/21/chosen-call-can-answer/


Take time to listen. To connect the dots. To be open to a new thing. God just might be on the move. http://www.incourage.me/2014/07/when-god-starts-to-move.html

Jesus never rushed. He set His life to the rhythm of connection and compassion. With great intentionality Jesus stayed unrushed. This is what I want. http://www.incourage.me/2014/07/unrush-me.html

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thankful for Friday's!

What a beautiful week we had this week for weather!! The kids sure did soak it all in! Since it was cooler the kiddos and hubby camped out in the backyard one night! I took advantage of having the bed to myself! This week also wrapped up the homeschool planning!


Here are some blog posts that blessed my soul this week:


"God’s ways are always best and bring health, joy, beauty and real life–eventually. He shares our grief, frustrations and grieves with us in our broken hearts. However, as a loving Father, He must interfere with our own limited expectations of how we falsely believe that we can find true joy and happiness in this world if we just try to control it enough. But I have had to learn that I am a toddler who has so little perspective, think I am hidden, or perhaps at times, in fear of being lost, can pretend and play and at times, pour out tears of sorrow at the difficulties and barriers He allows in my life. We are all immature, short sighted and limited, being held fast by this earth, that God has to pry our hands free from our strong clutches on this world, to force us to look more heavenly and more astutely towards eternity where we will live forever and ever in His true light." - See more at: http://www.itakejoy.com/when-loving-someone-is-hard-no-one-sees-me-i-am-lost/

A must read for all moms...Preparation for the High Calling of Motherhood  http://timewarpwife.com/?p=3916
Preparation for the High Calling of Motherhood
Preparation for the High Calling of Motherhood
Preparation for the High Calling of Motherhood

Randy Alcorn said: If you don’t give yourself room to breathe, you won’t give God room to move.” http://www.aholyexperience.com/2014/07/planned-neglect-saying-no-to-good-things-so-we-can-say-yes-to-the-best/

What makes you tick? What motivates you? What "thing", if you have it, puts you on cloud 9? http://joyfilleddays.com/what-delights-you-will-drive-you/

What happens when I believe God is whispering to my heart to do something that I can’t wrap my head around? http://rachelwojo.com/following-gods-will-when-i-dont-understand-it/

To be a true disciple of Christ, I must BE the church, not just “do” church. And this means loving people through concrete actions because love in the abstract isn’t love. http://millionprayingwomen.com/ok-church-dare-love/

Click on over to read a post I shared...Please Lord I don’t want to waste my life. http://www.treasuring-christ.org/the-beauty-of-life/


So for anyone just starting out and under the same misimpressions that I was (or any long time mama who would enjoy a few chuckles), here are a few disclaimers to the joyous world of motherhood. - See more at: http://lisajobaker.com/2014/06/the-false-advertising-about-motherhood/