EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: June 2007 Blogger Widgets

Psssst...want to know a secret?

Friday, June 29, 2007



Today on 100 Huntley Street, Ann Mainse, Moira Brown, and Melinda Williams interviewed
Ed Gungor, the author of There's More to the Secret.

Ed Gungor is the author of multiple books and is currently serving as Lead Pastor at The Peoples Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In his latest book, Theres More to the Secret, he examines the The Secret from a Biblical viewpoint.

I'm sure by now that you have at least heard of The Secret; but if not, here is a little background...

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and 29 contributors has taken the world by storm; it's a best selling dvd and book promising the viewer that he/she can use the Law of Attraction to manifest anything they want ~ money, health, relationships, happiness ~ thus bringing joy to every area of their life!

Ed Gungor was approached and asked by Thomas Nelson Publishers to write a response to The Secret. He had 2 weeks to complete the project; 2 weeks to pull apart the best seller and examine both the positive and negative aspects in light of a Biblical perspective.

I encourage you to watch his interview with 100 Huntley Street. He raises some interesting points in his new book There is More to the Secret.

And remember... the Bible tell us that He is “the way, the truth and the light.” There is no other path to God but through Jesus (John 14:6).

And that's no secret!









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Just One Touch

Thursday, June 28, 2007

One Touch ~ Nicole C Mullen

This song is powerful...I pray it will touch your heart.

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Get Entered Now, Before It is Too Late!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

There is less than 1 week until the launch of Alyssa's Mom-Daughter Connection Radio Show. It premiers next Tuesday on July 3rd, at Beauty By Design Ministries.

Join Alyssa as she will be sharing her testimony of how she was called to ministry and how she started with Beauty By Design Ministry.

On the 1st episode, Alyssa will be announcing the contest winner!

One lucky subscriber will be winning the Mini Spa Party in a Box.

How can you enter?

Refer someone to Alyssa's ezine before her 1st radio show. Have the person you referred email Alyssa saying that you referred them to her ezine. Your name will then be entered to win this fabulous prize!

(valued at $35.00 US)

* mini eye pads
* warming facial masque
* foot crème
* luxurious hand crème
* lip treatment
* relaxing music CD
* spa candles
* step-by-step instructions
* food and decorating ides
* enough for up to 8 participants

Help me build Alyssa's subscriber base. Just let her know Karla Meachem sent you.


I would love to be in the running for that AWESOME prize!





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Mask on? Mask Off!


Conference for Women 2007
June 27th and 28th
9:00 a.m. mst - 4:00 p.m. mst

Mask on? Mask off?


Are you surrounding yourself with people that are detrimental to your well-being?

Are you measuring yourself against someone else's economic status, gifts or even job?

Are you dealing with low self-esteem, fear or shame because of a situation you are in?

Are you leading a double life? Mask on Mask off.

Do you have someone in your life that you can confide in and not be judged? Does this person provide stability or balance for you that you experience throughout your life?

If you answered yes to any of the first four questions and no to the last question, then Answers4Women is for YOU.


Join Ms. Bettye Jamerson, Dr. Taffy Wagner and Regina Baker, the founders of Answers4Women; these women are completely committed to empowering women to be who God has called them to be.


At this conference, you will learn how to:

* Rid yourself of emotional baggage

* Learn proven strategies for healthy relationships

* Heal past hurts

* Increase your self-esteem

* Discover your life's purpose

* Strategies to control your finances

* And much more!

The Word of God calls us to:
"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."
(Galatians 6:2)

Answers4Women has been designed to fulfill that purpose. It has been designed to empower women to rid themselves of challenges and be armed with choices! It is allowing women a safe place to get to the heart of the issues, bringing the challenges into the light of Christ and assisting them to break the hold of sin upon their lives.

God has provided an online support system for women to break free! A place where women can become transparent, leaning on others for support, understanding and Biblical counsel. A place where they can be held accountable in love. A place to learn to walk in the FREEDOM and LIBERTY that Christ provided when He died for us.

That's what we all desire!
We want to be who God called us to be!
We want to live the abundant life that God has placed before us!

So...what are you waiting for? Come to this conference!

Your INHERITANCE is waiting for you!
You are a child of the KING!

Come see your Daddy. He's waiting to spend time with you.













































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The Courtroom ~ Carman

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Courtroom

(Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)

If tonight you stood in Heaven's court
To seek eternal favor
Would you face Jesus Christ as judge
Or would you face Him as your Savior?

There are many who don't quite know quite for sure
What that verdict would be if ever
So let's imagine for a moment you're standing dead center
In the courtroom of forever

Sitting before you is a structure
Massive and intense
It's here your fate will be determined
Before this Judge's bench

Then a voice boom, "This court's now in session"
And your adrenaline starts to rush
Peering down with eyes that see through your soul
Is God the Father, your Judge

Then off to your left across the room
Is the virtual silhouette of sin
Stepping out of the shadows of condemnation
Your worst nightmare walks in

On his face is the smirk of evil incarnate
His mind fixed on your destruction in hell
You've just been introduced to your prosecuting attorney
None other than Satan himself

The Bible says he's the accuser of the brethren
So guess what he's gonna do
He's gonna accuse you of your sins
And he knows them all, both the old and the new

He's prepared his case for years
No the golden moment is his
So in arrogance he presents his case to the Judge
And it comes out sounding something like this

"God, You see this worthless piece of trash over here?
This one is a sinner to the core
This one has committed adultery, cursed his neighbor, stolen money
Been into drugs, alcohol and even more"

"This hopeless wretch has even slandered friends
And by that guilty face this whole courtroom can tell
That to a moral certainty and beyond any reasonable doubt
This one deserves eternal judgment in hell"

The words of accusation still echo
Your every sin thrown up in your face
Then God opens the book where every deed is recorded
And reviews your records of disgrace

God says, "The book says you did this, this and this
And everything you were accused of today
Now, before I sentence you to hell forever
Are there any last words you have to say?"

Now, it's true you're standing there in the courtroom of eternity
With God to your front and Satan the prosecutor to your left
There's one remaining eternal truth, one that's crucial to remember
One you should never, ever, ever forget...

That on the other side of the courtroom,
I said, on the other side of the courtroom,
You ain't hearing me tonight
I said, on the other side of the courtroom.

Is the one and only Son of God
Revealed in time and space
And He's your defense attorney
Who has never lost a case.

It's not Buddha, Mohammed or Krishna
Or any others who succumb to death
Ladies and gentlemen on the other side of the courtroom
Is Jesus Christ of Nazareth

Then Jesus jumps up, says, "Wait a minute Judge
Now I've got something to say
May I remind You that on a cross 2,000 years ago
I washed his sins away?

"I was crucified, I died, they put Me in a tomb
But long about the midnight hour
The power of God hit Me and I walked out of the grave
Alive and well with resurrection power"

Then the devil said, "It's in the book, it's written in the book
Check the book," and God said, "OK"
Then He takes the book out, lays it open and says
"Now, we'll see what this book has to say"

He turns to the first page, the second page, the third
By the fourth, the devil seems shook
God closes it and says, "The blood of Jesus must have worked
'Cause there is absolutely nothing in this book."

The devil says, "Now, wait a minute, check that book again
All his sins are written down, they're all right there"
God said, "Devil, maybe you're mistaken all together
Maybe it's this other book down here"

The devil cries, "NO! Not that book, not that one"
God said, "Devil why you so uptight?"
God sets the book down, the dust flies
And on the cover it says "The Lamb's Book of Life"

Is your name in that book?
Is your name in that book?
Is your name in that book for sure?

If you've been forgiven
And your name is written
Then lift your hands, praise the Lord

Yes, my name's in that book
Yes, my name's in that book
Yes, my name's in that book tonight

I've been forgiven
And I know my name is written
In the Lamb's Book of Life
In the Lamb's Book of Life

This court is adjourned!


Oh, Jesus, how we praise You and thank You that You live forever to forever save those that have trusted You for their salvation. Nothing can ever prevail against You love and propitiation for our sins. You have made us new. We stand pure and righteous before the Holy God of Israel, because You have made us so. We lift You up in awe and gratitude as we sing and pray in Your holy name, amen!

* This song and prayer was shared by In His Hands - thank you! I had never seen this before...

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If Jesus Came To Your House

Monday, June 25, 2007

If Jesus Came to Your House

If Jesus came to your house, I wonder what you'd do.

Yes, if Jesus came to your house, to spend a day or two,
If He came unexpected, just dropped in on you.
I know you'd give your nicest room to such an honored guest,
And all the food you'd serve to Him would be the very best.
And you would keep assuring Him you're glad to have Him there,
That serving Him in your home is joy beyond compare.

But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they'd been?
Would you turn the radio off and hope He hadn't heard?
And wish you hadn't uttered that last loud, hasty word?
And would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus just walk right in, or would you rush about?

And I wonder if the Savior spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
And would your family conversation keep up it's usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read,
And let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?

And would you take Jesus with you everywhere you'd planned to go?
Or maybe would you change your plans for just a day or so?
Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends,
Or hope that they would stay away until His visit ends?
And would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?

Oh, it might be interesting to know the things that you would do,
If Jesus came in person to spend some time with you.

~ Song written by Lois Blanchard Eades, sung by Red Sovine ~

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Let the Fireworks Begin!

Saturday, June 23, 2007


In honor of Canada Day and Memorial Day, 5 Minutes for Mom has put together tonnes of dynamic contests and prizes to celebrate our countries' birthdays!
From now until July 4th, you are able to enter in each one of the contests! Make your way over to 5 Minutes for Mom and enter today!

Entering is easy! Post a comment on each individual contest in order to have a chance at winning; or you can link back to their contest post at their site, include a button/link on your site and link back to 5 Minutes for Mom. Go to 5 Minutes for Moms for complete contest details!

Special thanks to the owners of the 5 Minutes for Moms! Susan and Janice, are twin work at home moms, who help bring moms the BEST in blogging, shopping, parenting and entertainment.
Good luck!!


















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Hillsong - I Give You My Heart

Friday, June 22, 2007

This is my desire...

Lord, I give You my heart

I give You my soul

I live for You alone

Every breath that I take

Every moment I'm awake

Lord have your way in me.

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A Special Offer for My Readers...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Christian Work at Home Moms
CWAHM.com
Jill Hart is one of the contributing authors of the new book Laundry Tales.
Through this special offer, you can purchase this book
& receive FREE SHIPPING!

What a great time to order a special treat for yourself!
Everyone needs at least one new book to read on the lazy, hazy days of summer.
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Order several copies to keep on hand; makes a great gift!

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~ Linda Gilden, author of Love Notes in Lunchboxes and the Love Notes series







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Let's Go Shopping!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007




Women Business Owners


invites you to


CHRISTMAS in JULY


July 19 -20, 2007


Christmas in July is coming!


Mark your calendars because July will be here before you know it!


Even Santa has confirmed that he will be there!


You won't want to miss him!


Santa had some difficulty in finding a seamstress to make him a breathable mesh suit, but Santa said he would not miss this event for the world!


Rudolph is shedding; Santa has wheels on his sleigh; and he's even rounding up the elves from vacationing in Bermuda!


Mark your calendars now; get ready to drop in during WBO's two day event.


Each day will hold a 4 hour session, filled with speakers, vendors, and gifts.


Enjoy the holiday season this year by shopping early!


Dates: Thursday, July 19th and Friday, July 20th


Time: 8am-12pm PST/9am-1pm MST/10am-2pm CST/11am-3pm EST


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Here's a sneak peek of the agenda so far:


Thursday, July 19, 2007


Wendy Okkema with Yak's Healthy Lifestyle


Dr. Taffy W. Wagner with JTW Publishing, LLCM


Cynthia Amicucci with Top Floor Boutique


Michelle Waters with Watersweb Solutions LLC


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Friday, July 20, 2007


LaTara Ham-Ying with Vegan Family Living


Belinda Buis with Mia Bella/Scent-sations


Brenda Hoffman with WAHM Brenda


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Need Some Pampering?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Alyssa Avant
&
Beauty By Design Ministries
proudly presents
Biggest Contest EVER!

Mini Spa Party in a Box

Alyssa Avant, owner of Beauty By Design Ministries invites you to help celebrate the launch of The Mom Daughter Connection Radio Show. In just 2 short weeks, on July 3rd, the show will be live!

Help me, help Alyssa!

The goal is to refer as many new subscribers to Alyssa's e-zine "Mom-Daughter Connection" before the launch of the Mom-Daughter Connection Radio Show on July 3rd. Get a FREE special report "Seven Easy Tips: Encouraging Your Daughter to Pray" when you sign up for her WEEKLY e-zine!

YOU CAN HELP!
And you will be rewarded for your efforts by helping Alyssa to grow her subscriber database.

Refer the MOST subscribers and you will receive a FREE Mini Spa Party in a Box valued at $35.00.

The prize will be given away at the 1st Mom Daughter Connection Radio Show
on Tuesday, July 3rd.

SPECIAL NOTE:
New subscribers need to email ALYSSA (adavant @ bellsouth.net) (no spaces) who referred them to her ministry in order to qualify for the prize!

So...let's get started! Don't forget to tell Alyssa that Karla Meachem sent you. (wink) Then, start refering your own friends, so you can win that fabulous spa party set!

Alyssa has a fantastic ministry; you will not be disappointed!
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Fathers, We Honor You...

Today is a special day to honor our father's. This day is for husbands, brother's, uncles, grandfather's and son's. It is a day that is dedicated to every man who has become a father to a child. It is also a day that we honor our One True Father, Our Lord. Without Him, we would be nothing.

The Most Important Thing A Father Can Do
“The most important thing a father can do for his children...is to love their mother.”
~Theodore Hesburgh

What Makes A Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... "DAD!"
...Author Unknown

For My Daddy
Walk a little slower Daddy, said a child so small,
I'm following in your footsteps and I don't want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true,
So walk a little slower,
Daddy, For I must follow you."

A Wise Father
"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
~ William Shakespeare

"The greatest gift a father can give his children is himself."
~ Author Unknown



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Summer Contest - Getting Organized!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Two Moms in a Blog has just announced a fabulous Getting Organized Summer Contest that I am sure that you will all want to be a part of! This amazing contest is sponsored by Two Moms in a Blog and The Busy Woman.

When you subscribe to their mailing lists, you will be entered to win a $160.00 prize package from The Busy Woman! The package includes a complete Compact Daily Planner Set with a matching Carry All Purse in your choice of color! The winner will also receive a "How to Put Your Planner Together" CD and a 45 minute consultation with Susie Glennon, the president of The Busy Woman, Inc.

Sign up for the newsletters here:
A. The Contests For Moms Newsgroup from Two Moms In A Blog - this is a yahoo-based group used to let subscribers know when new contests are posted! We never spam, and it is one way only so NO extra mail! It’s just great contests, especially for moms, and you never miss a chance to win! Click here to sign up!

B. The Busy Woman, Inc.’s - By subscribing to The Busy Woman, Inc.’s email list, you will be the FIRST one informed of all new products in addition to receiving discounts that NO ONE else will receive! Check out our others lists while you’re there. You’ll be happy you did!

The contest ends the first month that they receive 200 new subscribers! So, get your subscriptions in TODAY and then tell all of your friends! The contest is open to ANYONE in North America - even if you aren’t a Mom - so invite everyone and make this month the 200 month! Feel free to steal the banner above and use it on your sites as well.
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As God looks down from heaven, does He see you living for Him?

Monday, June 11, 2007

What happened today in Heaven?
Did the angels rejoice over you?
Did you give them a reason to shout and be glad?
Did you cause a smile or two?

What happened today in Heaven?
Did the Father say, "Well done!"?
Did He see Jesus Christ reflected in you?
Did He see you live for His Son?

What happened today in Heaven?
Was it quiet and still with grief?
Was there disappointment in what you did?
Did they witness your unbelief?

What happened today in Heaven?
Was the heart of the Father in pain?
Did the angels sit at His side in tears,
As they saw you ignore Him again?

What happened today in Heaven?
Did they whisper your name with shame?
Or did angels with great joy loudly announce
What glory you've brought to His name.

What happened today in Heaven?
Do you realize all that you do
Is laid bare before the eyes of the Father?
Is He pleased or shamed by you?

What happened today in Heaven?
This question much thought you must give,
For what happens today in Heaven
Depends on the life that you live!

Wendy Greiner Lefko ©1997
This writing may be used in its entirety,
with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.
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Proverbs 31 Woman

Thursday, June 07, 2007

What do people hear when you don't say a thing? Do you say it best when you say nothing at all?

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Join Us to Study the Proverbs 31 Woman

is proud to present

Please accept this as your personal invitation to attend a special summer coaching series with Randee Krumwiede, Christian life coach and founder of the Pink Collar Club.

Randee has invited Rochelle Valesak, a special guest, to lead us in the study of the Proverbs 31 Woman. Rochelle is a Christian speaker and teacher who has been called to encourage women to believe that they are worth more than rubies.

Rochelle has been teaching about the Proverbs 31 woman for years; and in doing so was led to write a Bible Study on the Proverbs woman. The study is called The Ruby Legacy - The Generational Passing of Virtue.

This 10 week study takes the reader through each scripture of Proverbs 31: 10 - 31 - taking apart the scriptures, one verse at a time; as well as looking at the verse in Biblical times as well as it pertains today's woman.

Join us every Thursday at 7:00 PM (CST).
The series set up so that you may join in at any time.

The first call starts today - June 7th!
Reserve your spot here. The call number will be sent upon registration.

Tonight's Passage

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. (Proverbs 31:10-12)

Hope to "hear" you on the call!
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Walk With Jesus

A Walk With Jesus

If you could take a walk with Jesus
If He could spend some time with you,
Would you walk through fields of flowers,
Sprinkled with the morning dew?

If you could take a walk with Jesus,
Would you walk beside the sea?
Or would you walk out in the forest,
So you could rest beneath the trees?

If you could take a walk with Jesus,
What would you say to him?
Would you spend the time complaining,
About your family and your friends?

If you could take a walk with Jesus,
Would you grumble about your job?
Would you choose your words with caution,
As you walked with the Son of God?

Now before you give your answer,
Give careful thought to what you'll say.
Though you may not have noticed,
Jesus walked with you today.

Copyright © 2002 Ron Lantz
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Who Are You?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

I Know Who I Am

I am God’s child (John 1:12)

I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

I am united with the Lord (1 Corinthians 6:17)

I am bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

I am a saint (set apart for God). (Ephesians 1:1)

I am a personal witness of Christ (Acts 1:8)

I am the salt and light of the earth (Matthew 5:13-14)

I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27)

I am free forever from condemnation (Romans 8: 1-2)

I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Philippians 3:20)

I am free from any charge against me (Romans 8:31-34)

I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:18)

I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6)

I cannot be separated from the love of God (Romans 8:35-39)

I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

I am assured all things work together for good (Romans 8: 28)

I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)

I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3: 12)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)

I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)

I am God’s temple (1 Corinthians 3: 16)

I am complete in Christ (Colossians 2: 10)

I am hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3).

I have been justified (Romans 5:1)

I am God’s co-worker (1 Corinthians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 6:1).

I am God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)

I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected (Philippians 1: 5)

I have been redeemed and forgiven (Colossians 1:14).

I have been adopted as God’s child (Ephesians 1:5)

I belong to God!

Do you know who you are!?
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A Gift for You...

What Is Father's Love Letter?

Father's Love Letter is a compilation of bible verses from both the Old & New Testaments that are presented in the form of a love letter from God to the world.

Since 1999, this letter has been downloaded millions of time in 60+ languages from people in over 125 nations. It has also appeared as full page newspaper ads and been broadcast on television and radio stations around the world.

Watch the video.

Please share your thoughts.

Be blessed!






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A Mom Minute

Friday, June 01, 2007

When You’re Worn Out
~ By Dionna Sanchez
Let’s face it. All moms get worn out. There are just those times when life overwhelms us and we are left wading through it the best way we know how. But we are physically and emotionally tired.

As I sit here feeling worn out today, my thoughts go to the Lord and what He would have me to do during times such as this.

The answer seems pretty clear to me. He would have me take a break, for even the Lord withdrew from the crowds and the multitudes at times. He went off to pray and be alone in the garden.

If God knew the importance of time alone and placed an importance upon it – shouldn’t I also?
So what do we do when so many demands and expectations are filling our lives and we’re worn out?

It seems to me that we need to find ways to recharge and take a break amidst our busyness. Maybe we need to ignore that laundry pile for one more day so that we can escape to the library, a movie, or a nearby park. Maybe it’s a bubble bath with the door closed after the kids are in bed. Find what speaks personally to your soul and escape for awhile to draw near to God and clear your head.

Chores and “to-do’s” will always be there. They’ll wait another day. But your health won’t and your family needs the best you that you can offer them.

Follow the Lord’s example if you’re feeling worn out today. He never meant for us to run ourselves ragged but to run this race of life with endurance, blessing, and hope.

Will we let Him renew our souls? The choice is ours.

~ Dionna Sanchez tries to take a step back when life gets her feeling worn out. Visit her website at: http://www.EmphasisOnMoms.com
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