Ten Minute Refreshment for Busy Moms


Welcome to a regular feature for Tuesday, Ten Minute Tuesday.  Take a few minutes to slow down, sit & enjoy the music – let the words sink into your spirit.  Whether you are feeling unprepared to face what you have today or just wondering how you will get through the day, The Lord has you in His heart, He desires to draw you near and lead you in the direction He sees.

I hope this song Before the Morning by Josh Wilson brings about refreshment to you today.  If you are having trouble viewing the video in the RSS feed, please click to the complete post.

May your day be blessed!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.”   Romans 15:13

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Ten Minute Tuesday – Mercy Me


Week two in the Ten minute Tuesday – I am sharing one of my favorite songs from Mercy Me, “Bring the Rain.” The point here is to encourage you to take the few minutes to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy the video and let the words sink into your soul.    I pray you will feel refreshed and renewed by the Lord’s touch in a new way today.

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Dealing with ‘middle of the summer blues’? – Sandra Huber


It’s almost the end of July and many parents are starting to get ready for the beginning of the school year. Many are also experiencing what I like to call “middle of summer” blues. It’s that time when the fact that there’s no homework, papers to write or assignments to turn in is not longer a novelty and we start hearing the proverbial “Mom, I am soooo bored”. [Read more…]

Tips to Plan “Thriving Breaks” with our Kids – Laurie Wallin


I am on vacation with my family from July 21st – August 9th traveling in our RV to Yellowstone, Glacier National Park and a few spots in between. I will be sure to have some adventures to share when I return, in the meantime enjoy a guest post from Laurie Wallin of  Living Power:

“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.”

– Maya Angelou

This is my favorite quote. Ever. As a woman, wife, mom, friend, speaker, life coach – whatever role I’m in, I long to thrive. To live my life fully, with joy and humor, no matter what comes my way. To be courageous in challenges. To be radiant from the very core. That’s the me I see in my mind. [Read more…]

Multiple Blessings – ScreamFree Wednesday


“In the name of God, stop a moment. Cease your work, look around.” -Leo Tolstoy


Jenny’s Take: I know that we are all busy beyond measure in these modern times. If it’s not the office demanding your attention, it’s the laundry, or an aging parent, a needy friend, an empty refrigerator. But guess what – all of that will still be there if you don’t attend to it right away. So, if you do nothing else today, do this-  Stop all the activity, just for a moment, and be still. [Read more…]