November 17th, 2016 Oregon City MOPS (Mother's of Pre-Schoolers)
October 14th-15th 2016 Thrive Ministries Family Conference, Portland, Oregon.
Love, Live, Learn, Listen: Fostering a relationship with God.
Fostering a relationship with God can be hard to do when we are in the midst of trials, both in the court room and in our home. As foster parents life gets so busy and we put so many things on the back burner until life calms down. I want to share some practical ways you can make sure you find time for God even at home, in the car and on the go.
Living Outside the cookie-cutter.
God created us all to be unique. He wants us to crave His will and seek Him. Living in a world that demands our attention we can easily get stuck in a rut, one that has us pursuing the common life. I want to share with you some amazing tips on how to start living the life God has for you.
Escape from the enemy...our busy calendar.
Suddenly find yourself consumed with obligations, running from day to day while holding your breath? We can feel just as beat up as our calendar looks, with black and blue marks all over it. I invite you to take a look at how you are spending your days as we discuss some ideas for removing unnecessary stress from your life.
A Balancing Act: Parenting children with special needs.
Doubt sets in with every decision you make. Discouraging thoughts take over. Feelings of exhaustion consume your days. I have discovered, the hard way, that parenting children with special needs is a balancing act. So often, we find ourselves with too many plates spinning around us and we can't tend to all of them. Balancing takes practice and we often tip from side to side. However, we can learn to give ourselves grace when we keep our focus on Christ, so we can parent with a sturdy heart and be a holy example to our children.
Our Battle with Expecations.
As mothers we constantly add to the long list of expectations not only for ourselves but for our spouse, and children. When life doesn't go as we imagined we are left feeling lost, hurt, and broken. Just as we encourage your kids to simply do their best when learning a new behavior or skill, we need to soak in those words for ourselves. There might be expectations you are clinging to, that can be left behind. Maybe you need encouragement that you are exactly the mom you are supposed to be, you don't have to do it all. I want to encourage you that expectations are not meant to consume us, we can learn to live with them.
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