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Are You Trying To Do Too Much?

post-it®​​ notes I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to try and do more than I can handle.  Part of this is a pride issue–I don’t like to ask for help. Also, I’m a perfectionist that wants things done my way. Another form of pride, in my opinion. Do you struggle with this also?

Today I’m over at Homemaker’s Challenge sharing solutions for the overwhelmed homemaker. Join me over there and share your solutions for a simplified life! :)

How To Grow A Garden While Renting

Are you a renter and want to garden but don’t have any space? Don’t despair! There are several ways you can still have a garden and grow your own food on your rental property.

Join me over at Christian Mommy Blogger as I share a few gardening ideas to inspire your green thumb as a renter. While you are there, please share your own tips for gardening while renting! :)

Ditch Your Priority List

After reading the title of this post, some of you may be thinking, “What?  You’re crazy!”  Stick with me for a few moments and allow me to explain.

I’m sure most of you have seen (or even have} a priority list similar to this:

  • God
  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Ministry

Many of us were taught that this simple little formula (or one like it) should guide our every decision. However, as I have mentioned before

“God should not be on our priority list, He should BE our priority list.”
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In her book, Pursuit of Proverbs 31, Amy Bayliss echoed my thoughts on this matter when she said,

“God is the only priority. Our being obedient, submitting to our husband, teaching our children, caring for our home, and serving our community are all examples of making God our priority because it is in line with His Word. We do all things unto Him.”

So, our priorities should look more like this:

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With God at the center of our lives, we are able to able to juggle our roles and responsibilities as the Lord directs us. This is why beginning our days with prayer is so important. Only by seeking the Father’s will can we accomplish what HE has planned.

In light of this, I have been trying to live out Psalm 5:3.

“In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.”

This isn’t to say that having a priority list can’t be a helpful tool at times. But that’s just it. It’s a tool, not a rule…

 

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Pursuit of Proverbs 31

Buy the book!

If you want to read more about this and other helpful topics , consider purchasing Pursuit of Proverbs 31.

You will gain insight on the historical context of the Proverbs 31 woman and learn how to pursue the roles God has given.

I believe that reading Pursuit of Proverbs 31 will give you a better understanding of what the Proverbs is really about and encourage you to live a life of freedom.

 

Note: Amy shares a few things in her personal spiritual walk that you may or may not agree with. However, I found the Biblical principles she teaches to be sound and insightful.

 

 

 

This post is linked to Better Mom Monday, Teach Me Tuesday, Encourage One Another, Living Well Wednesday, Pour Your Heart Out, Women In The Word Wednesday, Works For Me Wednesday, Delightfully Inspiring Thursday, Hearts 4 Home Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Finer Things Friday, and Whatever Weekend.

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Your Blogging Business: Tax Talk & Tips E-Book Review

I am so excited to announce that my friend Nikki from Christian Mommy Blogger has released her first ebook– Your Blogging Business: Tax Talk & Tips from Bookkeeper Turned Blogger. I had the wonderful opportunity to review the book before it was released to write a testimonial for it. Here’s what I said:

“This book is an indispensable finance tool for any blogger or small business owner! As a word-savvy individual, I am often intimidated when it comes to numbers and tax terminology. Nikki shares a wealth of important information with a friendly, relaxed approach that made me feel like she was sitting beside me, walking me though each step. I can now confidently file my taxes and manage my business budget with ease. I highly recommend “Your Blogging Business: Tax Talk & Tips to anyone that desires to handle business finances with prudence and integrity.”

And I mean every word of it!

This books is not only for bloggers, but also designers, small business owners and just about anyone that is self-employed or working from home. If you fit into any of these categories and want to make sure you are managing your business budget correctly, buy this book.

It’s worth every penny!

Real Food: My Baby Steps Approach To Healthy Eating

whole foods diet
As many of you know, I am slowly transitioning to a whole foods diet with more traditional cooking methods.

Today I’m sharing how I keep it real in the kitchen over at Christian Mommy Blogger.

Come on over and contribute your healthy eating tips with us! :)

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