The Detour in the Journey

Our family is growing.

 

Our family is blessed to be on vacation for the week. School begins in a couple weeks and enjoying the beach with our family is a welcome break from the busyness of summer before our fall schedule launches. Being the crazy adventure loving family we are, we decided to get a jump start on our trip by getting up at 2 am and leaving around 3 with the hopes of getting to the beach earlier in the day.

All was going well but for some reason it was a LONG night and while some trips can seem to go quickly our trip down to Florida seemed to take DAYS.

I tend to be one of those that instead of savoring the moments of the trip, I just want to get there. So when GPS started leading us through the boonies on dirt roads. It started to become laughable. We twisted and turned and GPS had us trying to go through roads that were closed and at one point even wanting us to turn into a property with a barn. So here we are, 45 mins away from the white sand and blue water, on dirt roads out in the middle of nowhere. It is SURELY a memory we won’t forget. We laughed as we imagined an older country man in overalls fishing’ in his little pond and us asking him, have you seen the beach? You should have heard the delighted exclamations when we reached civilization again.

And it got me to thinking. When the Lord takes us on side roads that we are think hindering our destination. What is our response? Will we cry and whine, only seeing our delay and get frustrated? Or will we laugh and enjoy the journey, creating memories from our detour.

As we gear up for the school year many of you might homeschool and even those who do not—we have bright, shiny new schedules and are ready to implement them. How will we view interruptions, detours in the journey we think are on. Maybe the detour is really the right path? But, however the Lord takes us through our day. These detours, interruptions and difficulties throughout are part of His plan. The question is, will be become frustrated and impatient. Or will we laugh and make a memory out of it?

And for the record, when you do reach your destination it makes the joy that much sweeter. 😀


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A Successful Home Business That Even a Mama of 8 Has Time For!

 

A Successful Home BusinessWhen we began our new family business 4 short months ago we knew it was going to be an exciting venture.  I shared with you back then 5 reasons why our family was excited! But, we had no idea how exciting! In 10 days, Lord willing we are hitting a BIG rank and we are more convinced than ever that this is going to be a blessing to so many Christian families across the world.  I love connecting with believers globally and how we are truly in the world changing business.

We live in an age where we can be mompreneurs and still be with our little ones at home.  With the internet we can have thriving home businesses like the Proverbs 31 woman right on our laptops.  But our time is limited so we need a business that will still let us focus on our homes. When I was being mentored the other day by the top #41 earner in the world, I was able to rock my sick baby and be there for him, cuddling him and loving on him.

To mentor other mamas, you know that I started a mompreneur page on Facebook.  Anyone in any business can glean from all that I am learning from these high level mentors.  I’d love to see you over there…

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Don’t Quit…Surrender!

Don't Quit

 

The other day I saw a picture that someone posted that said, “Don’t quit…surrender.”  That simple sentence speaks volumes.  How many times in my life as a Christian mama have I wanted to quit?

As I have mentioned many times here on this blog I used to know how to be a wife and mother, I was a perfect one

until I became one.

Yes, I could have written volumes, given seminars and given counsel to overwhelmed mothers on how they could schedule better, work with their children better, run their homes in that beautiful Titus 2 way.

And then I had a child.  And another. And another.  And another…until I have 8 beautiful arrows that sit at my feet, and 4 waiting for me in heaven. And my blessings overflowed and I was living the life I had dreamed of.  Except…

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