A Lifetime of Memories and a Mother’s Day Blessing


A Lifetime of Memories

As Mother's Day quickly approaches, I've been taking some time to reflect upon how grateful and blessed I am my for Mother. One of the fondest memories I have of my Mom while growing up,  is that she would sit every night in her rocking chair with her Bible, reading God's Word and praying for each one in her family.  My Mom was faced with many challenges and had many difficult roads to walk in her life. However, no matter what the situation, she always put the Lord first in her life and leaned on Him during the hard times, she taught myself, and my two older brothers to do the same. In September of 2012, we were saddened by the fact that Mama had received the diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Things are different now, my Mama no longer lives in her own home, but rather an assisted living ... read more

A Legacy of Cherishing Each Moment


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Our children are getting older now, they are both in their teens. Time goes by so fast....it seems like yesterday they were playing with Legos, cars, and dolls, and now they are dreaming of their futures and what God has in store for them. This past weekend  my son told us he wanted an Easter egg hunt. Little did he know that we would actually follow through with his request. While dad was busy outside hiding the eggs, our son was trying to guess what was going on. When he found out we were have an Easter egg hunt, it was like the clocked turned back in time to when he was a little boy. He was so excited and happy that we had taken the time to do this for him. It was as if we had released his inner child and he was ready to go. When we said, "On your mark get set go," I saw the eyes ... read more

God’s Masterpiece


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She slowly moved to the front room of her house, she was tired and worn, the years of fighting cancer had taken it's tole on her body and spirit. She sat in her wicker chair and stared at the canvas that was covered in brush strokes that had been placed there long ago. The rays of the sun warmed her face and made the watermelon red, russet orange, lemon yellow, and brilliant blue paint strokes come alive.  As she sat there she felt like the painting was begging her to be made whole, to be transformed into the beautiful masterpiece that it was intended to be. As she picked up the brush, tears ran down her eyes.......tears that had been welled up inside her for years. The tears came from the pain of the many rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, injections, and surgeries that had ravaged ... read more

A Review and a Giveaway – Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home: The Ultimate Guide for Christian Mommy Bloggers


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{This post contains affiliate links.} Bloggers, do you ever get stuck in a rut? Have you ever wondered why your not achieving different outcomes? Have you ever wanted to start a blog? Have you ever secretly wished that you could be like this blogger our that blogger? I have some news for you.. The only person you can be is yourself, the unique and special person that God created you to be. If God has laid a vision upon your heart to start a blog, or to keep up with a blog you currently have, to use for His glory, there is a wonderful new resource out there for you. This resource will help you get out of the rut you have been stuck in and move you forward on the path that God has placed before you. Jacinda Vandenberg from Growing Home has released a new eBook titled, Growing ... read more

A Titus 2 Legacy and a Legacy Leaver Thursday Link Up


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There are so many types of legacies we can leave. We can leave legacies to our children, family members, friends, and even strangers that God places on our path. One of the most important legacies that we as Christian wives and mothers can leave is that of a Titus 2 Woman. "Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God." Titus 2:4-5 So many people quote Titus 2 but don't understand what it really means. What is mentorship? The Word of God tells us to come along side one another. We need mature Christians in our life to lift us up and help us. And we are to be there for the younger ones. I'm honored to partner with, ... read more

Living Out Titus 2


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I am so excited to announce a brand new project that I'm apart of! I have been working with Woman to Woman Ministries to create an ebook titled, Living Out Titus 2. This will be a valuable resource for women as they strive to follow the instructions of God's Word and focus on, Living to Leave a Legacy, for their family and friends. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5 What does Titus 2 really mean? What is mentorship? The Word of God tells us to come along ... read more

A Legacy of Joy in Jesus at Christmas (Legacy Leaver Thursday Link Up)


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**To enter the To Bless a Homemaker Giveaway for a Kitchen Aid Mixer, click here** **To enter the Christmas Blessing $200 PayPal cash giveaway click here.** There are times I wish television came without commercials, especially during Christmas. If you spend anytime watching television during the month of December you will become inundated with the latest jingles for Barbies, IPads, door buster sales and more. I had to mute the television today when one commercial kept repeating over and over again, "Mine, mine, mine, mine." What are our children learning from this? It's time this type of mentality stops. The only way this "Me First" syndrome will cease, is with us, the parents, showing our children a different way. This Christmas we need to step up to the plate and teach our ... read more

To Bless A Homemaker Giveaway


Congratulations Christi Sykes, you are the winner of the To Bless A Homemaker Giveaway!! Homemaking, it's the work you do everyday, it's the life you live, and is a most praiseworthy calling! Ladies, we want to encourage you. We want to remind you that diligently serving your family and caring for your home each day is of value, eternal value. And we want to Thank You for encouraging us through your comments and responses. This summer 30 bloggers joined together To Bless A Homemaker and gave away a Brand New Installed Dishwasher! This week we are offering another giveaway to bless another Homemaker. This time the winner will receive a brand new, shiny KitchenAid mixer! Each of you will also find new, encouraging blogs to read and glean from, as well as home businesses run by Christian ... read more

Woman to Woman Magazine Giveaway


Congratulations, Heather Babcock you were the winner of the Woman to Woman Magazine Giveaway!   I have had the honor of being involved with Woman to Woman Ministries for the past 1 1/2 years.  I have been blessed to have been  a co-leader with this ministry and write weekly for their blog. Currently, I'm a quarterly contributor for their magazine. The mission statement behind Woman to Woman Ministries is, "From one woman to another....A ministry for ordinary women to do extraordinary things for God."  This is truly what they do. It is a group of ordinary women who are following God's calling in their life, letting other women know that they really do matter and  that they can accomplish great things for God. Jenifer Metzger of Jenifer Metzger - Sweet Blessings is the founder and ... read more

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas (giveaway and a link up)


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Congratulations Jenifer Metzger, you won the White Christmas giveaway!! photo credit I am so glad that you're joining us. Every Thursday at Shari A. Miller ~ Living to Leave a Legacy, we will be talking about ways to leave a legacy for your children and those around you. A legacy is so much more than a  material possession that we leave with someone. For me, when I leave a legacy I want to leave a part of my heart. The part of my heart that combines my character, attitudes and the type of relationship I had with Jesus. I want to be faithful and worthy of this His calling, so that others might see who Jesus is by looking at the life I lived. As I sit here typing this the only thing that illuminates the room are the lights of the Christmas tree. As I ponder about this upcoming Christmas, ... read more