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{re}Building a Life Foundation

Hanukkah has ended and it has left me feeling like a drunk, teetering and stumbling, completely unable to get my feet under me. I was already shaky after all the life changes over the past couple of years, but spending … Read More

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The Dangers of Competition

One of the worst practices a Kingdom Enterprise can participate in is competition. By its very nature, it goes against everything we are commanded to do as children of the Most High. Even in small amounts it has the capacity … Read More

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Making the Most of a Mastermind Group

When seeking out community in business, one of the most beneficial tools I have found is a mastermind group. There is nothing like a group of focused, learned professionals seeking to hone their craft to keep you motivated and pushing … Read More

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Pouring from an Empty Cup

With all you give to and for your family, all that is required of you as a single mom, it can easily feel as though you have nothing left to give to others. I mean let’s face it. Everything you … Read More

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Build One Another Up

In this individualistic, ego-driven world we live in it can be far too easy to attempt to claim all the promises spoken over your life alone. This is something that I have struggled epically with in my life, especially in … Read More

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Mind Mapping: Bring Your Business Plans to Life

They say the best ideas are nothing without action, but it is impossible to put into action something you can’t visualize through to completion. It is through those moments of visualization that ideas and plans become a real, tangible part … Read More

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Let Your Business Grow with You

It is one of the biggest business killers out there, and yet one that is far too often ignored. It can suck the life right out of an enterprise without even breaking a sweat. “What,” you ask, “is the culprit … Read More

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Blending Family & Business

I don’t know about you, but for years I have had a terrible habit of trying to compartmentalize my life. I kept family in this box, relationships in another, and I put business in different room entirely. As a result, … Read More

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When Plans Change

I can remember it so clearly. The Fall Feasts had just ended and I was full of dreams and ideas and promise…and hope. I had been shown so many new and exciting things regarding my business and my family. My … Read More

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More

With the beginning of a new year there is always this push, this drive to begin some fresh, to excel to greater heights, to to grow, to learn…to be MORE!!! That exact feeling and passion is rushing through me as … Read More

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Comforts of Home

Lately I have become very aware of femininity and modesty and how I reflect that with my actions. I have started to look at how I sit, how I speak, and various other aspects of my behavior. Not too long … Read More

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Guided by the Spirit

In this series we have already talked about setting priorities, learning when you are at your best for certain tasks, and setting and maintaining clear boundaries. In this final week we will be looking at learning to be flexible to … Read More

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Boundaries

In this series we have already talked about setting priorities and learning when you are at your best for certain tasks. This week we are going to look at setting and maintaining clear boundaries. To be completely honest, this is … Read More

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Best Foot Forward

Last week we talked about building a successful day by setting priorities. This week we are going to take a look at learning when you are at your best for certain tasks. Some people call this “blocking” your day. It … Read More

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A Matter of Priorities

This week we are heading into the meat of the day as I like to call it. In my opinion, the key to success in this area is in setting priorities, learning when you are at your best for certain … Read More

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The Makings of A Beautiful Morning

Well it’s that time in the week again…time to start building another habit to reach success daily! So now that we are all rested and prepared from working on our bedtime routines last week {or at least identified what’s keeping … Read More

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Establishing A Bedtime Routine

My original intent was to start off talking about morning routines, but it was soon brought to my remembrance that the key to a great morning starts the night before. So that is where we will begin. Keep in mind, … Read More

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Navigating the Explosion {A Review}

There is a part of my heart that I don’t talk about much, a part that grows exponentially each day much to surprise. In truth I have only ever mentioned it once before today. I have this deep longing growing … Read More

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Why Studying the Stars & Constellations Is Important for Believers

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in … Read More

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Get Moving!

In this series on optimizing energy and endurance, we have already talked about staying hydrated and being mindful of what we eat and how it affects us. Today we are going to close out with one that I have struggled … Read More

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You Are What You Eat

In this series on optimizing energy and endurance we have already talked about some key things to look for when evaluating your current energy and endurance levels and how hydration plays a huge part in our level of performance. So … Read More

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Hydration

We were starting to talk about optimizing energy levels last week and if the answers to your questions came out anywhere near the answers to mine, then we’ve got some work to do! The very first thing I want to … Read More

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Optimizing Energy & Endurance

No matter what your calling is in life, no matter what path you choose to take, your levels of energy and endurance will have a dramatic effect on the quality of your walk and the rate at which you progress. … Read More

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Invitation to Assume

For as long as I can remember assumptions and judgments have been a pet-peeve of mine. The ones that get to me the most are those made instead of asking a simple question. I have just never understood how one … Read More

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Growth Is A Process

“He also said, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All … Read More

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Not-So-Wordless Wednesday: What the Past is For

When you look back over the things you have done and the things you have been through, remember that God is in complete control and He is leading you somewhere in all this. There is purpose and reason for this … Read More

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Selling God’s Time

I had a very interesting conversation this weekend that really got my wheels turning. It all started with a dear woman asking me if she should work. Apparently she is being bombarded with people telling her she should and this … Read More

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Quieting Chaos

  It has been extremely difficult for me with all the changes homeschooling has brought into the typical day around here {I’ll share more on that with you later} and I have literally been falling apart. I will even venture to … Read More

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Stop & Rewind

Every once and awhile you come to a point in your journey where you look up and realize you have no idea where you are or how you got there. You are certain you are not where you are supposed … Read More

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From Shema to Shema

  When you run like I do, like most people do these days, far too often you look and wonder, “when am I supposed to get all this stuff done?” Schoolwork on top of business, homeschool on top of Bible … Read More

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Healing From Anger

Through all that we go through, all that we do, all that we face, it is far too easy for single mothers, or at least those who never has the desire to be a single mother, to fall into a … Read More

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Cowboys Wear Bandanas

One night last week I had a dream that was set in the Old West. There were cowboys, prairie women, shop owners…the whole shebang. The thing that stuck out for me the most when I woke up though, after I … Read More

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The Dangers of the To-Do Later List

  You know the list in question: the tweets you favorite to visit the links later, the sticky notes lining your work area, the bookmarks in your browser that you have yet to visit, and the list goes on and … Read More

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Adjusting for Growth

Not too long ago we talked about boundaries and how you need to have clear goals so you know where you’re headed. I also mentioned that there are times where those boundaries need to be adjusted as you grow. It … Read More

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24-Hour Conundrum

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” ~ Proverbs 16:3   God made plans for each and every one of His creations and, in His Image, we are to have plans too. Granted, these … Read More

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5 More Minutes

There is a line that gets me in more trouble and decreases my productivity more than just about anything else, “Just 5 more minutes!” I don’t think I have ever accomplished the art of “just 5 more minutes”. That little … Read More

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Relaxation

In this day and age where so many of us as women are carrying more weight than we were intended to carry, the ability to induce relaxation is such an important skill. It is not only important for our health … Read More

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Prayer Journal

I know that the Lord has many wondrous lessons, revelations, and insights to share with His children this year and I don’t want to miss one single aspect of it! So I’m going to start this year off building a … Read More

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Fortify Your Boundaries

~The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. The Lord is the strength of his people, a … Read More

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Breaking Chains: Emotional Bonds

Disclaimer: The emotions spoken of here are not intended to encompass mental illnesses. As a former suffer of bipolar disorder please know that I would NEVER in anyway attempt to negate or belittle the very real things that you may … Read More

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Breaking Chains: Financial Bonds

  Disclaimer: This post is in no way is intended to financial advice. Nor is it intended to be to condemn those who are doing the best they can to support their families. This is merely an exhortation according to … Read More

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Breaking Chains: Chain of Custody

  Disclaimer: Before I get started with post, I want to be clear that I am in NO way offering legal advice nor am I in any way condoning removing a father from a child’s life. {You can read a … Read More

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Breaking Chains: Identifying the Ties that Bind

  While talking over another issue with a friend, I came face to face with just how many single moms are bound in ways that they have no reason to be. Many are chained emotionally, legally, and even physically in … Read More

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Yearly Plan – Goals by Day

*This is part 4 in a series. Please start here to get the steps in part one and grab your free printable.* I don’t know about you, but this has been quite the mental workout for me! Were almost finished … Read More

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Yearly Plan – Goals by Week

*This is part 3 in a series. Please start here to get the steps in part one and grab your free printable.* Hopefully you were able to get your goals broken down into month size pieces for the year. If … Read More

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Yearly Plan – Goals by Month

*This is part 2 in a series. Please start here to get the steps in part one and grab your free printable.* I don’t’ know about you, but it sure felt great to sit down with the Father and get … Read More

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Yearly Plan – Areas of Focus

  {Note: If you came to this page to find the printable with the pink border, please accept my apologies. I became aware that the background used on that printable was not authorized to be used in that manner, so … Read More

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Yearly Plan Upgrade

A few weeks ago I was listening to a presentation by Peter Bregman based on his book 18 Minutes that really changed the way I looked at my yearly plan and goals. Typically I have a few things that I … Read More

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Hush Little Baby

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word. Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird And if that mockingbird won’t sing, Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring And if that diamond ring turns brass, Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass … Read More

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The TV Must GO!!!!

For quite some time now Adonai has been dealing with me on using my time effectively and being mindful and discriminant about what I receive into my spirit both passively and actively. So I started cleaning up the feeds on … Read More

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Delegate What? You Must Be Kidding?

In My Head: “I wouldn’t have OCD if everyone else would just do things the right way!” For years and years I have listened to people talk about delegating tasks and how much easier it makes things. I quite honestly … Read More

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Where’s Your Confidence?

~ Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God ~  1 John 3:21 (NIV84) During the Sunday sermon our Co-Pastor said that she had the grace to call money forth. Then she told us … Read More

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Preparing for Blessings

Often along this journey of life we find ourselves in a state of desire. Let’s just be honest. There is always something that we want. There is always something that we are looking to upgrade in our lives. Now, most … Read More

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To Do, Or Not To Do

In My Head: “I don’t feel like doing ANYTHING!!!!” And I will have ya’ll know that I mean that too…lol! I don’t want to work. I don’t want to write. I don’t even want to play! It is one of … Read More

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Honor Your Father

It’s Father’s Day ya’ll! Every year as a single mother, this day has met me in a different place, in a different mindset. I think the same is true for many single moms. Some are blessed to have a man … Read More

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The Real Reason Why

I had intended for this to be a simple post about the new stage in my journey, but that’s not quite the case. Instead, I find myself in a position where I am literally having to live the post as … Read More

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Pressure and Time

I was watching one of my favorite movies, Shawshank Redemption, a couple of days ago. It is one of those movies that I get something different out of every time I see it. My favorite part, and the part that … Read More

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Edifying Sisterhood

  Just as they say, “It takes a man to teach a man,” I say, “It takes a woman to nurture a woman.” There is no one who knows the heart, trials, pains, joys, and passions of a woman like … Read More

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Fellowship For Single Mothers

~Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.~ James 1:27 (NIV84)   **I’m going to be honest. … Read More

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364 to 1: A Single Mother’s Plea

  From the volume of messages hitting my inbox on this blessed Sunday, Mother’s Day has apparently found its way back around on the calendar. I must admit in all honesty, I dread this day each and every year. I’m … Read More

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