Today is day 17 of our 25 Days of Giveaways! As of yesterday, my husband and I have been married for 17 years, so today, on the 17th day, we are giving away 2 PRINT version copies of Proverbs 31 Wife Handbook!! This book was written for any wife who wants to have a better marriage, be the wife that God designed them to be, or is desperate for a change. It was written by a woman who has been through many of the struggles that you may have been through and has walked the valleys to gain the understanding she has found while writing this book... How can you win one??? Well, the only required thing is to leave a comment below sharing 3 positive things about your husband that do NOT include looks, smile, or other trivial things. Dig deep, ladies! MAKE SURE THAT YOU FILL IN THE RAFFLECOPTER form below to document your entry!!! Note: Make sure that you use your correct email in the form, or we will have to choose an alternate winner. If we do not hear back from winner within one day … [Read more...]
Looking to the Proverbs 31 Woman
In my latest Faith and Business 101 column I talked about my search for balance this year and the things I'm doing to help find it in my life. The thing about seeking balance and straightening out priorities is that it affects all areas of my life-not just the part where I'm a work at home mom. As I was thinking about my various goals for this year it struck me that I had unintentionally mirrored the Proverbs 31 woman. Here are my goals (in no particular order) and the verse that I found goes hand in hand with them! Get up earlier to get more done -- She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. vs 15 Set aside dedicated times for working from home -- She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. vs 16 Make sure that Hubby is my #1 priority outside of God -- The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and … [Read more...]
Do you make these 8 Mistakes with Your Teenager?
We have all heard horrible stories about out of control teenagers--or even other Moms complaining about the "teenage years". I have also heard the "we choose our battles" phrase far too much. Honestly, the only way to raise a teenager is HANDS ON. Parents must be involved in what is going on in their children's lives. We can never assume that they will always make the right choice or that they have outgrown the need for parental input. My oldest daughter is 18 and a fabulous young woman. I am honored to be her Mother. From my experience raising a teenager, I have seen a few mistakes that many well intentioned parents make--without even realizing it! 8 Mistakes Many Parents Make with their Teenagers 1. Lack of Communication. It is vital that parents communicate with their children. Teenagers are no exception--if anything, it is even MORE important to keep the lines of communication open. We should be asking them how their day was, what's wrong, how are you doing, how can I pray for … [Read more...]