Good for the Body – Motivation Monday

There is hardly a quote I can think of that better sums up the balance of physical and spiritual wellness and how dependent they are on each other. When I neglect one or the other, I feel it big time, but when I neglect both… that’s when I find myself in a bad place. I find myself slipping more easily into sin, I’m more quickly dragged back to bad habits, I feel down and I know that when I am in that kind of place myself, it affects my family as well. I am a better mom, a better wife, a better friend, and a better Christ follower when I take care of myself physically AND spiritually.

Happy Monday, loves!

PS: Shout out to my sweet baby who turns ONE today!! Yikes!

Bible Verse Memorization Tips

Bible study is important, of that here is no doubt. Knowing the Gospel, what God teaches about Himself, about humanity, about how to navigate this crazy thing we call life, and how to do all things in a way that pleases Him are things that are (and should be!) at the front of a self-professing Christian’s priority list.

Psalm 119-9-16

9How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
10With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
11I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
12Blessed are you, O Lord;
teach me your statutes!
13With my lips I declare
all the rulesc of your mouth.
14In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
15I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
16I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.

I will not forget your word. How convicting is that? Verse memorization can be SO simple, and when you have a hundred other things going on, the simpler the better, right? Well, read on for the way I’ve found to get the most bang for my buck when it comes to verse memorization.

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Worry

Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you, and you need only to be still.

I have been struggling with worry all my life. I worry about things that most people would agree that they also worry about; loved ones, relationships, the future, the state of the world. I also worry about school, meeting new people, doing well in my job, paying my car insurance, if I’m going to hit traffic going over the bridge, if the patient I saw in the ICU last week is doing any better now three days later… the list is truly endless. If I really wanted to I could write an entire blog post… heck, I could write an entire BLOG on just what I worry about. But that’s not the point.worry

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It’s Christmas Time

I absolutely love Christmas. I always have. Gift giving is totally my love language, too, so a holiday that is celebrated by giving gifts to EVERYONE I love? Perfect!

It’s also a super busy, super rushed, super fast season that is so easy to get caught up in, as we all know. The older you get the crazier it gets, and apparently, as I am just learning this year, Christmas with a kid is a whole different experience. Especially as a Christian mom, it’s hard to know where to draw the line in terms of “secular” Christmas. How do we talk about Santa Claus? How do we talk about the Christmas story in a way he will understand? How do we show him Christmas is not all about getting presents, it’s not even all about giving presents, but it’s about celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus?

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Motivation Monday – 11/21/2016

Happy Monday! Ok let’s be real, I hate Mondays, even on a short week like this one (yay, Thanksgiving!), and I could really use something to make me feel good, get me ready for the week, and remind me that God will get me through whatever the coming days hold for me. Chin up, chest out! It’s gonna be a good week! -K

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You’re not a bad mom

This post is dedicated to the moms who played Plants vs Zombies last night for an hour after the baby went to sleep instead of finishing her Bible study because her brain needed a vacation. To the mom who let her baby chew on the pacifier he dropped on the floor of the restaurant just so she could maybe get a bite of her food in before he started demanding to be let out of the high chair. To the mom who is praying her baby will take like a 4 hour nap so she can maybe get some work done. So basically… to me, and other moms like me. I know you’re out there… I can’t be alone in this.

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