Time to Reset

Time to Reset

It’s the last day of the week, month and year.  Wow, did 2016 fly by or is it just me?  I had all these plans and goals that I set around this time last year and seemingly no time to get everything done.  It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t meet goals and plans get pushed or changed. 

TRANSPARENT MOMENT:  I had a rough time last night.  As a prepared for bed it hit me that this year was coming to a close and there were things that I truly believed were going to happen for me and my family.  I thought to myself “here’s another year added to the...

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10 Things Every Wife Should Know and Do

10 Things Every Wife Should Know and Do

I must first say that I am so blessed, actually beyond blessed to celebrate yet another year of marriage to the love of my life.  13 YEARS!!! WOW.  I literally have no words to describe the overwhelming joy that I have.  I am sure as young girls we all imagined our wedding day.  Looking like a princess walking down the aisle to marry our prince. But I didn’t really think much about what to expect after the wedding.  I mean sure, the house, the dog and kids but I didn’t put much thought or focus beyond that.  

But I’m older and married so reality has set in.  Things that I didn’t think about were suddenly apart of everyday life.  No more running to mommy's house and sleeping in my old room.  I am married; I am a wife.  Oh boy.  If only the honeymoon lasted a lifetime.  But the truth of the matter is, marriage is not easy.  I like to say it takes a lot of work but it's so worth it.  It’s probably one of the most difficult stages we encounter in life.  Why?  Well, if I had to pick a synonym for marriage, it would be the word selfless.  I really can write a book on the subject but for today we’ll focus on my top ten things every wife (regardless of how long you’ve been married) should know and live by.  These are some of the lessons I’ve learned over the years and while some are spiritual, there are some that are VERY practical; I want to be transparent and have balance in what I am sharing with you.

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    10 Scriptures About Giving Thanks

    10 Scriptures About Giving Thanks

    It's Thanksgiving Day and while we should be thankful everyday, this holiday is set aside to encourage people to focus on what's important and being appreciative for what they have.  At least that's what it means to me.  Well, I want to share a few of my favorite scriptures on being thankful and giving thanks.  Enjoy!

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    Tips For Wives: How To Strengthen Your Marriage (Part One)

    Tips For Wives: How To Strengthen Your Marriage (Part One)

    Tip One: Pray For Effective Communication

    There's just something about prayer! It's a way to communicate with God and make your request(s) known to Him. Prayer is so powerful in a marriage and it works. Through prayer, God can soften your husband's heart and God (through your prayers) can communicate to your husband in ways that you can't and bring peace within your marriage. I often get asked "what should I do to maintain a healthy relationship with my husband?" One of my top answers

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    Good Marriages Still Exists

    This week, my husband and I will celebrate a huge milestone. We will be married 10 years this coming Friday! I am just too excited, honored and humbled to have such an amazing man that I can call my husband. Over the next several days, in honor of my anniversary, I will be sharing tips for married women (and women who desire to be married) from a message I previously taught at a women's luncheon. I pray that this series of tips blesses you. Please share your thoughts, questions and feedback. Enjoy!

    "And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled." (Titus 2:4-5)

    "I Don't Date Dark Girls"

    "I Don't Date Dark Girls"

    I remember being in high school and this really good looking guy said "you're cute but I don't date dark girls". From that moment on my life was changed. I was so hurt by those words. That's when depression, thoughts of suicide and low self esteem started to creep in. I felt like I would never be good enough to have someone in my life that would love me for me. As time went on, I started to settle for less than what I knew I deserved. I started starving myself to...

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