Why Family Should Always Be First, Part 1 "Family Before Ministry"

A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian...and most of all, his family ought to know. 


Why Family Should Always Be First- Three reasons why pastor's and missionaries children tend to turn away from the Lord. How we as parents can guide our children and not make mistakes that will cause our children to turn away from the Lord. #raisinggodlychildren #pastorskids #kidsinministry
Why Family Should Always Be First- Three reasons why pastor's and missionaries children tend to turn away from the Lord. How we as parents can guide our children and not make mistakes that will cause our children to turn away from the Lord. #raisinggodlychildren #pastorskids #kidsinministry

When I was growing up, it was very common to hear people talk bad about the pastor's kids. Pastor's kids always got a bad rap.  They were always expected to be perfect and they lacked much-needed attention.  On the other hand, I know some pastor's kids who are absolutely amazing and have grown up to be great men and women of God.  I began to ask myself what happened; what made the difference?


Dependence On God: What It Really Looks Like

The more we depend on God the more dependable we find He is. -Cliff Richard

This quote couldn't ring more true for me. The longer I'm on the mission field the more I have to truly depend on God.  I have found Him to be very dependable. 

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Dependence on God-What It Really Looks Like How do you truly depend on God and what does that really mean? I've had some hard lessons on depending on God but the more I depend on Him the easier it is. Read about how I depend on God and how you can to. #dependingonGod #trustingingod


Teach Your Kids Generosity When Society Doesn't

I think being a teacher has prepared me a little more for motherhood.

I definitely have more patience, now, than I had before. I also know that kids learn by doing. If they like and enjoy what they are doing, they are more apt to learn. As a mom, one of my greatest desires is to raise non- materialistic children, who love Jesus, and have compassion for others. My parents did a superb job in that area with my siblings and me. I hope to model some of the things they instilled in us, with my own children.


How To Teach Generosity To Your Kids At Christmastime When Society Doesn't

Teach Your Kids Generosity When Society Doesn't- How to Teach Generosity to Your Kids During the Christmas Season When Society Teaches Them The Very Opposite. How To Raise A Generous Child


What To Do When Tragedy Strikes- 3 Ways to Help You Overcome

What To Do When Tragedy Strikes And 3 Ways to Help You Overcome- Tragedy is no respecter of persons but God will help you overcome #christianblogger #morethanovercomers  #traged

What To Do When Tragedy Strikes- 3 Ways To Help You Overcome

As a Christian, tragedy is a hard thing to wrap your brain around.  Sometimes I feel like certain sicknesses and deaths are easier to understand than others.  The elderly person who passes after living a full life is an understandable death because we all know, that one day, death is inevitable.

 Ecclesiastes 3:1,2 "There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens: 
     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,"


Thankful, Grateful, Blessed: What I am Most Thankful For as a Foreign Missionary

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 After 12 years of being a Missionary I can say that I appreciate Thanksgiving more, now since living outside of the United States, than I did when I lived in the States. I'm not doubting the thankfulness of everyone living in the States but there is so much we take for granted. Some of the things I have taken for granted are now on my list of most thankful things.


Top 5 Children's Books For Preschoolers and Toddlers

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With the Christmas season around the corner I thought I would share some of our favorite books. Books usually aren't the most popular Christmas gifts; but they should be.  I have a 3 1/2 and a 2 year old. Not all the books I read to my older child holds the attention of my younger one but there are a few that they both love. Those are the ones we tend to read the most. We don't let the kids use electronic devices except for special circumstances and when they do they get bored quickly because they are used to reading and actually playing with things.  I'm also an ESL teacher in Honduras so I'm a huge advocate for literacy. We try to read for about 30 minutes a day. Reading has done wonders for my three year old's vocabulary and is helping my two year old, as well.  If you can't do 30 minutes just commit to reading one book a day. Not only will it help your child developmentally but it's great bonding time


7 Ways to Make it Feel LIke Fall in the Tropics

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 I'm a missionary in La Ceiba, Honduras. We are two minutes from the Caribbean Sea and at the edge of a jungle. There are mountains, rivers, beaches, and islands. We basically live in paradise.  However, vacationing to paradise and living in paradise are two very different things. I guess we get used to it or take it for granted because, well, it's where we live. Every year when Fall happens in the U.S. everyone starts wearing scarves and boots but we still live in shorts and flip flops. I miss the cute and cozy winter clothes. Even though I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which isn't much different from the climate here, we still had some nicer weather and all the Fall vibes. Seasons don't change much here. It's hot and hotter, rainy and rainier. So I vicariously live through all the pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest wishing I was somewhere cooler; longing for those Louisiana fall days. I know there are many people in the Southernmost states that can identify perfectly with what I'm saying. So I thought I'd make a list of some of the things I do to make it "feel" like Fall even though it's 85 degrees out and not a dead leaf in sight.


Why it is Beneficial to Write the Word of God

The Key to Giong Deeper in the Word of God Using Scripture Writing Plans- Why It is Beneficial to Write the Word of God-Monthly and daily scripture writing plans have really enriched my devotion time. I've listed a few to try. #scripturewritingplans #wordbeforeworld #dailyscripturewriting

 We all have different learning styles. In case you don't know there are seven different ones.
  • visual 
  • aural 
  • verbal 
  • physical
  • logical 
  • social 
  • solitary
 It's very interesting topic and many people have a combination of styles. You can go to Learning Styles to read more on the topic. I believe my style is verbal/solitary with a little social.  Because of that, I have always had to write things to learn them. I would re-write my notes in college. Anytime I needed to memorize something I had to write multiple for it to get it to stick. It made me think of the men who transcribed the word of God. The scribes in the Bible copied the Old Testament Scripture. They studied the scripture, they knew the scripture. Unfortunately, they were mostly opposed to Jesus regardless of their knowledge of the word of God. I began to think that if I wrote the word of God daily, certainly I would learn it better.