Plan A Kids Birthday Party In 8 Easy Steps

Planning a kids birthday party doesn't have to be time consuming or expensive. Here are 8 easy steps to planning an epic birthday party that your child will love. So my daughter’s birthday party is only two weeks away. She’s turning four so you would think it’s going to be a lot of planning. Planning a kids birthday party doesn’t have to be.

Throughout the week I have been asking her what kind of birthday she wants. Of course, she points to her shirt (which happens to be Tinker Bell). And the other day it was Frozen. If she sees it she wants it. I would love to do a farm theme. So I’m working on it lol.

Anyways, so in such a short time so much can get done and it’s even possible to throw an epic party even on a budget.

Here is a quick guide on how to plan a kids birthday party when you’re short on time and money. And don’t mean being cheap either. It will be a moment they will remember.

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Meeting Him Through Journaling

Journaling is a great Christian resource. Start journaling about your marriage, kids, your heart, and everything else. You have a purpose. Experience God's peace and joy today. For the last 20 years, I have been journaling. It has been an adventure journaling for my marriage, children, heart, and God’s strength. It has taught me a myriad of things about myself. Things I wanted to know and things I could do without. I’ve found peace in times of chaos. I have found a breath of fresh air where darkness wanted to creep in. At times, when I felt I couldn’t go another day, it reminded me He (My Lord) was there. Journaling kept me in a daily conversation, where God was continuously MY King, MY Savior, MY Healer, and Joy.

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Journaling provided me comfort when trials seemed like impossible mountains to climb. He provided me peace when my body was ill with cancer or in pain (did I mention years of pain). It filled me with love when I sought to be loved in the world and by the world. I choose Him through journaling each and every time. I choose to seek His joy and smile my way through His divine plan for my life. How could I not, He does not create mess!

Read more...I was and am His masterpiece and He showed me all of this through meeting Him as much as possible with pen and paper through the pain.

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The One Who Understands You

understandsDo you ever feel like your the only one who understands you?

God Himself understands you. He sent His Son Jesus and went through the pain and suffering you may be facing in your own life.

Sometimes I find myself in prayer expressing my anger that He is not listening. That He doesn’t care about me. And today I realized that I am not alone. He understands. He has not abandoned me.

When God sent Jesus, God Himself, to restore salvation to all the earth He came as human flesh. Not only did He experience pain and suffering but He also experienced the need to be obedient. In his struggles, He did not sin.

Created you in His likeness

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

If He created you in His likeness than how much more do you think He understands you. He knows how many hairs you have on your head and formed you in your mother’s womb.

We are heirs. Worth far more than rubies. We are not dead but alive in Christ.

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7

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Making Him Your Business Partner

business partnerYou’ve just decided to start a blog. You’re so excited for this new journey. You have seen all of the different success stories that your blogging friends have shared and now you want to be the next one.

You have this plan to build your blog full of unique content and eventually hope to use it as a full-time business.

All the other bloggers out there have recommended courses that will be the sure thing to take you to the next level in your blogging journey. You have now subscribed to the 20th email list so you can receive your free worksheet or course on “How to be a successful blogger”.

What’s next?

You start going through the 10th email course you’ve received in your inbox last week and are now moving on to the next one.

“Maybe, if I fill out the workbook that goes with it than the information will be better sustainable”, you think to yourself.

Your inbox continues to fill up with more and more subscriptions to free blogging success. Until finally, one day, you realize that 6 months have gone by and where are you at?

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Are Your Emotions Wearing You Down

mystorydefined-com-1To this day I would have to say that people’s emotions can get the best of them. Everything around you seems to set you off. A tickle on your face can cause you to feel as if the world is ending.

You feel as if all hope is gone

Why does everybody else’s life seem all put together in a perfect mold with no defaults? Why me?

Did it occur to you that your emotions are eating you alive, and not only you but everyone else around you?

“I get it, I’m messed up”, you say to yourself.

Anger. Rage. Irritation. Frustration.

All the things that a Christian should be refraining from yet seem impossible. The truth is, it is possible.

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Is Your Life an Inspiration to Others?

inspirationI would hope you think your life is an inspiration.

As a woman in her twenty somethings, you would think I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Well, here I am. All grown-up (so I think). And most times I am not sure what I am doing. I just go day by day waiting until a light bulb goes off in my head signaling what I need to spend my life doing. Not sure if that will ever happen but I do know a couple things for sure.

I am a…

Mom.
Wife.
Woman of Faith. (Although, I am not perfect whatsoever)

What do all of these have in common? I am a woman with a purpose. I think writing things helps me to figure out for myself who I am.

So this brings me back to, Is your life an inspiration?

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Allowing others to determine your attitude

attitudeSometimes it seems that way. Doesn’t it? Allowing others to determine your attitude. 

You have a goal to do something and someone comes wobbling in after you throwing around their words.

And what do you do? You want nothing more than to ignore the insult but instead allow it to affect you and your choices.

Later in the day, you realize not all the words you exchanged were as wise as you would’ve wanted them to be. And the other people that have nothing to do with the confrontation got all the leftover negativity.

It seems to me that maybe, just maybe, you’re allowing others to determine your success.

The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. The reason I can say this is because I am guilty of it myself.  Continue reading “Allowing others to determine your attitude”

Where Do You Find Your Security?

The world says to find your security in money, possessions, and fame. God says to find your security in Him. Who are you following? Every day you wake up you’re faced with the decision on what you will eat, what you will wear, who you’ll network with, and how you will basically live out your day. There is also the question of “Where’s your security” as you have the choice of where you will place it.

Is it money? Fame? Maybe it’s your faith? 

From somebody who has at one time placed her security in things that would completely tear my life apart if I kept on, I want to help you take a look at the different areas where your’re placing your security and how it could be affecting you?

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Lessons Learned Once You Become A Parent

parentBefore being a parent I pretty much made choices based on what I wanted and what I thought was best for me. My needs came first, I could do what I wanted, I would do things without thinking too much about what the consequences would be for my actions.

Fast forward 3 1/2 years my life has made a 180-degree turn. I shall say a turn for the better. Without my child, I would be jacked up right now. The direction was going down was just that, downhill and downhill fast. My life was heading for disaster and I was planning on stopping anytime soon. Yes, I had got married in 2012 but to be honest my focus was on nothing but myself. No matter if I was dealing with a lot of mental difficulties at the time I still had a choice to choose myself or to choose others. And I can tell you straight out I was choosing myself. It was destroying me and my loved ones.

Even as a Christian I was being disobedient. I was blessed with a child in 2013. She is now three years old. Looking back through the years since she was born I see how my life has changed. Yes, I still face struggles. Yes, parenting is difficult and sometimes I feel like breaking down. In all of it, though, your child can teach you so much. My life has been impacted greatly by my daughter and I would like to share what you’re learning too without realizing it.

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Perseverance Paid Off. I Left My Day Job

You have read all sorts of blog posts on how to leave your day job and they all keep telling you the same thing. Find out how to leave your day job the right way. You'll be surprised!Let me start by sharing with you some of my bad habits prior to becoming a mom.

Anytime I would get a job I would find myself leaving after only a few months. Many of you don’t know but alongside having an entrepreneur mindset I also dealt with a lot of anxiety in every one of the instances that I left my job after such a short time.

Each morning I woke up to get ready for work and would be accompanied with stomach aches, tingling, nausea, and a mind full of fear, anxiety, and panic.

Although leaving any of my previous jobs gave me a sense of instant relief from anxiety I found myself feeling empty and frustrated not knowing what would happen next.

Fast forward to today…

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