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Be a Mom Who Rocks The World!

 

It’s 6:30 in the morning, I’m trying to get my quiet time in BEFORE my girls wake up and I hear, “Mommy, Paige just woke me up!!!” Hello day…….here we gooooooooo……..

The quiet serenity of spending time in God’s Word, conversing with the King of Kings is now replaced with 3 hungry little girls all wanting to be fed, 2 of them telling me about their dreams from the night before…at the same time and each wanting their mommy’s 100% attention! Life as a mom can be crazy!!!! But you know what? I wouldn’t want it any other way!

Motherhood can be hard. It can be exhausting. Some days it takes everything that I have to give….and then some! But the opportunity to raise 3 precious little girls for my Lord’s glory is priceless, even on those days when I feel I have accomplished nothing. But there is such meaning in the mundane.

Do you have a desire to make a difference in our world?

Join me today at MomHeart.Org where I discuss the difference WE can make as MOMS!

 

Love God Greatly!

 

 

 

 

{Week 12} Summer session announcement

Since you’ve ALL been asking, we’ve decided to announce TODAY that our summer book club selection will be ……The Proverbs 31 Woman: One Virtue at a Time by Courtney Joseph! (www.womenlivingwell.org)

Woohoo! I’m super excited about this upcoming summer session! Each week we will be covering one or two virtues of the Proverbs 31 women…….learning through practical tips how to incorporate her wisdom into our everyday lives!

This session will include:

  • Videos from Courtney & Angela
  • Practical and realistic tips on HOW to be a Proverbs 31 Woman
  • Fun weekly challenges
  • Memory verses
  • And special guests!!!

Our study is going to be light, practical and GREAT for the busyness of our summers!

Subscribe to Courtney’s blog and receive her ebook for FREE!

 

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This week read: Ephesians 6:10-24

Digging a little deeper: For those of you who would like to learn more about these verses this week, I’ve provided a few resources below for you to use to help you…….dig a little deeper!

1. John MacArthur

2. John Piper

 

Until next time…

{Week 11} Are you training or exasperating your children? {Giveaway}

 

I love and wrestle with Ephesians 6:4- “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

I struggle with that verse. I embrace it at times……..desiring to train my children in the instruction of the Lord. And yet other times I exasperate myself wondering if I’m being a “good” mom, a “successful” mom….wanting to correct and train yet not cross the line of exasperating my children. Have you been there too? Are you there now?

Besides the bible, another book God has used tremendously in my life as a mother is Sally Clarkson’s The Ministry of Motherhood.

God has used her book to rock my world with quotes like these…..

“He allowed Peter to fail spectacularly so he would finally understand that grace was the key to serving God and his kingdom. Not by his own strength and courage, but only by God’s constant grace and mercy would Peter be able to deliver Jesus’ message to the world- a message that would then be wrapped in the grace and mercy he had come to know so well.”

“Perfection is not a standard he requires of me as a mother, for his grace extends to me as well as to my children.”

“But instead of just telling them what to do, harshly commanding their allegiance with orders and threats or guilt and manipulative statements, he chose to tie the cords of his heart to theirs with the strong and unbreakable bond of a loving, serving relationship.”

“I realize my love and service to them must come before any of my great words, my teaching and training. My time, my attention, my “soft-tickling”- even when I am tired or have other “important” things on my mind- is what builds our relationship and prepares them to listen to what I have to say.”

I have enjoyed this book so much that last summer Courtney and I chose The Ministry of Motherhood for our GMG summer reading! It truly is wonderful and a MUST READ for every mom who wants to love her children well and train them up in the instruction of the Lord.

So why am I telling you all of this today? For two reasons.

1. Last week Sally launched a new blog called Mom Heart Online. Here’s a little description of it:

Mom Heart Online

The ocean of “mom blogs” on the Internet seems to grow wider and deeper every day. You already know that it is impossible to follow every good blog you find as you surf that ocean. If you did, there wouldn’t be much time left for mothering! So, you are right to want to know what makes Mom Heart Online different. Out of all the wonderful mom blogs wanting and deserving your attention, why should you visit us here? Why is it worth your valuable time to spend time here.

​Mom Heart Online is spiritual harbor. We’re here not just to bring you in to stay, but also to send you out to sail. We are a place any mom can come to be encouraged, equipped, and enabled as a mother after God’s heart. We are here to inspire and engage your heart with great content that calls you to a high vision for your life as a mother, to create an online community of moms where you can network and interact with others who share your heart, to train you how to easily start and lead your own Mom Heart Group to continue in life what you find online, and to provide quality and original materials and resources that will fill your heart and mind with life-changing wisdom and truth. That’s why!

I adore Sally’s heart for moms and am honored to be a contributor there (and many of my favorite bloggers are contributors too – Ann Voskamp, Courtney from Women Living Well, Joy, Sarah Mae, Ruth)!! Check out the list of amazing Contributors here.

2. Sally is graciously giving away one copy of her book The Ministry of Motherhood to one blessed Good Morning Girl!!!

Here’s how to enter:

1. To enter simply leave a comment below with your name and contact info.

2. For bonus entries: subscribe to Good Morning Girls, “Like” Good Morning Girls on Facebook and/or follow Angela on Twitter (@LoveGodGreatly).

For an extra entry: blog, tweet or Facebook the link to this post.

The winner will be randomly chosen Sunday, April 1st at 12pm.

This giveaway is now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered!!!!! :)

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Congratulations to last week’s Love & Respect winners: Christine and Sheeba!!! (Christine I have already sent you an email and Sheeba I sent you a Facebook message!) So excited for the two of you! Please email me and/or Facebook message me back so I can send you your books! Praying God uses them to bless your marriage as much as it has mine.

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This week read: Ephesians 6:1-9

Digging a little deeper: For those of you who would like to learn more about these verses this week, I’ve provided a few resources below for you to use to help you…….dig a little deeper!

1. John MacArthur

a. Ephesians 6:1-4: God’s Pattern for Children-1

b. Ephesians 6:1-3: God’s Pattern for Children-2

c. Ephesians 6:3: God’s Pattern for Parents 1

d. Ephesians 6:3: God’s Pattern for Parents 2

e. Ephesians 6:3 The Key to Maintaining Family Unit

f. Ephesians 6:3: God’s Pattern for Parents

g. Ephesians 6:4: Shade for Our Children 

h. Ephesians 6:5-9 God’s Perspective on Work 

i. Ephesians 6:5-9 Spirit-Filled Labor Relations

2. John Piper

a. Ephesians 6:4 Raising Children Who Hope in Triumph of God

Until next time…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Week 6} Experiencing an Ephesians 3:20 Weekend!

“God’s love has a width, length, height, and depth, but we will never reach the end of it. Our capacity to experience God’s love will be exhausted and full long before God’s capacity to give it is strained. The picture of having Christ “dwell” inside us by faith presents us with compelling and comforting possibilities. What Christ does in us and through us will always be “exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think.”

- Max Lucado

I experienced an Ephesians 3:20 weekend these last few days as I spent time with Sally Clarkson, Courtney, Whitney and my own sweet Good Morning Girls group at the Mom Heart conference in Dallas. Just last year, I had attended my first Mom Heart conference with Courtney……now a year later, Courtney and I are both speaking at it! My, how your life can change in just one year! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would speak to a room full of women…..around 800 to be exact…..about the importance of being in God’s Word! Totally out of my comfort zone……TOTALLY! But God is so good! He was with me every step of the way!

I just LOVE it when God’s Word becomes ALIVE!!! I was praying Ephesians 3:16 “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may STRENGTHEN you with POWER through his SPIRIT in your inner being,” as I was preparing to speak…..that God would strengthen me and give me the power I was needing through the Holy Spirit to do his will in my life. Want to know something? He’ll do the same for you! What are you facing today that you feel you can’t do in your own strength? I’m learning that’s right where God wants us sometimes…….totally out of our comfort zone and totally dependent on HIM! It’s in that uncomfortable spot…..that uncomfortable place in life where we learn to trust Him, to lean on Him and to gather our strength to do what He has called and equipped us to do. Take courage my sweet sisters……if called has called you, he will also equip you! And he won’t just equip you, he’ll “do immeasurably MORE than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”

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Right before Whitney had to fly home, we made this video for you…….so sorry for the poor quality! The battery on my video camera had died by this point so I had to use my iphone..

 

Thanks to all our other sweet Good Morning Girls who stopped us and said “Hello!”

This week read: Ephesians 3:14-21

Digging a little deeper: For those of you who would like to learn more about these verses this week, I’ve provided a few resources below for you to use to help you…….dig a little deeper!

1. John MacArthur

a. Ephesians 3:14-21 The Christian Turn

b. Ephesians 3:14-21 Experiencing the Power of Christ

2. John Piper

a. Ephesians 3:14-21 Far More Than You Think

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Week 11} 1 John 5:13-21 & a Sally Clarkson Conference Ticket Giveaway!

This GIVEAWAY is now closed!

I adore Sally Clarkson so when she invited me to speak at her upcoming Mom Heart Conferences, I was beyond honored and excited. This coming February I will be speaking at Sally’s Mom Heart Conferences in both Irvine, Ca and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX!!! If you live in either of those areas, I’d LOVE to meet you!

This year at the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX conference Courtney (from WomenLivingWell.org) and I will be speaking together! Our dear friend, Ruth from The Better Mom, will be speaking at the Colorado conference. If you live near any of Sally’s 3 Mom Heart Conferences I highly encourage you to go! You won’t be disappointed!!! I went last year to the DFW conference with Courtney and LOVED it! God has gifted Sally to speak right into our hearts as moms and encourage us as we intentionally raise the next generation.

Sally is offering one Good Morning Girl reader a free Mom Heart Conference ticket to either the California location or the Texas location. The winner will be chosen randomly from my comments section Sunday, December 4th.

How Do I Enter?

Leave a comment sharing one struggle your Mom Heart is facing.

For Bonus Entries:

Facebook, Tweet, Google+, Pinterest or blog about this giveaway including a link back to this post.  Then leave a comment below letting me know what you did.

Looking so forward to meeting some of you this coming February!  For more information about the conference click here.

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For those of you who would like further study into these verses, I’ve provided a few resources below for you to use to help you dig a little deeper this week. Enjoy!

1. John MacArthur

a. 1 John 5:13 Christian Certainties Pt 1

b. 1 John 5:14-17 Christian Certainties Pt 2

c. 1 John 5:18-21 Christian Certainties Pt 3

2. John Piper

a. 1 John 5:14-17 Our Father Hears Us!

b. 1 John 5:18-21 Little Children, Keep Yourselves from Idols

Praying for all of you as you spend time in God’s Word!!!

Love God Greatly!

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