Displaying items by tag: Women arising
Friday, 28 September 2018 06:56

A Sneak Peak Into Your Bucket List

I have a bucket list…a set of experiences and goals that I want to accomplish in my lifetime. Many women don’t even consider what would be on such a list while they are working, raising children, and keeping the family finances afloat with their paychecks.

 

Creating a bucket list for us women is important because living with expectancy helps create excitement and adds spice in our lives. God created us as dreamers. We think in pictures. Imagination and image is one in the same. Additionally, as free-will human beings we get to choose the image we keep in front of us. And if we, like Jacob’s cattle, stare at something long enough we will reproduce what we keep seeing (Genesis 30:37-42).

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 15:07

Being a Godly Mother-in-law

As I reminisce on the goodness of God, I cannot help but to thank him specifically for His unwavering love for me, my family and especially my loving husband. Without a doubt, I know my husband is who he is because of his mom’s Godly influence.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 11:29

What a Man Needs

I have been married to Kyle Christian Searcy for 27 years. We obviously have learned a lot about each other. But there are surprises around the corners as we continue to grow our relationship. Instead of presuming I know everything about men based on what I know about Kyle, I asked him to share with you directly what men need as husbands. Here’s Kyle…

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:25

Be a Super Mom!

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if our children were born with instructions attached to them as to how to raise them? Heaven delivers these cute little bundles to us who, from the day they arrive, take over our lives. We love them, but it takes a bit more than just love to raise them properly. We need knowledge.

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Friday, 06 April 2018 10:00

God is in Your Pain

I have been greatly perplexed lately, in need of a six-figure financial miracle. I had no idea of any possible source of that amount of money. It all came crashing down on me last weekend when I realized that the deadline for the money was quickly approaching. I couldn’t sleep well and woke up with a bad headache.

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Monday, 12 March 2018 06:20

The Contented Heart

I love my 9-year-old granddaughter. One quality that has endeared her to me is her desire to read. Abby would come home from school, do her homework, eat dinner, and read until she had to be stopped in time for bed.  When Abby received an electronic tablet for a gift last Christmas, I assumed her love of reading would go to the next level. Yet, Abby used the device to watch MTV videos. She began to stand in front of her mirror, twitching her little body, and asking me, “Grandma, do you think I am pretty?” 

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:05

Keeping Love Alive

Selma is like so many people I know: “My marriage is stale. I thought our love would last forever when I met Devon, but now…” Finding love in this love-crazy culture is often easy, but finding real love, staying in love, and keeping that love alive requires hard work, which we  are often reluctant to do.  The passionate, romantic love we desire in our marital relationships, or a dating relationship, means we must be willing to put forth time and energy to give to our boyfriend or spouse what we wish to receive from them.

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Monday, 08 January 2018 13:11

Are You Being Useful?

I eagerly am anticipating the good things 2018 has in store. January is often the time of reflection where we make resolutions. We may promise to improve the quality of our lives by eating right, exercising, stopping being grumpy mothers and wives, cutting off credit cards, seeking further education, etc.  All of these are excellent resolutions. We should want to be the best we can, striving to achieve levels of success in our lives.

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:28

The Best Gift Ever

Years ago I went to a local mall on an errand, when a beautiful, rich, pink, name-brand dress captured my attention. I immediately could see one of my daughters in it. She will really look so gorgeous in this I thought! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough money on me. I returned weeks later to purchase the dress, only to find it was sold out. I had to special order it and by the time I got the outfit, I had not only paid for the exorbitant cost of the name-brand dress, but also the cost of shipping. Yet, when I anticipated her joy as I gave it to her at Christmas, the cost seemed worth it.

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:20

Make Time for Yourself

One of my first memories of flying in an airplane was when a very pretty flight attendant appeared and started instructing the passengers about safety. What stood out to me the most then, and every time I have boarded a plane since, is, “Put your oxygen mask on first before helping others.”  Why is this so vital in ensuring survival? If you don’t have your oxygen mask on your own face, you won’t be alive long enough to help anyone else of course.

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