Women Blog Posts

Seasons Motivate

Thomas Edison said it best, "Vision without execution is hallucination." I don't want my life to be filled with someday-one-day.

Sex and the Single Mom

Yep, I'm going there. Let's not pretend that the subject of sexual immorality doesn't exist.

The Mercy of Second Chances

The Mercy of Second Chances

  • Carmen at Life Blessons |
  • August 06, 2012 |
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Plans, Husbands and a give-away

I've learned from sharing life with my easy-going-spontaneous man that plans should never take precedence over God's direction or people - something that requires a sensitivity that "plans" are often deaf to.

God's Mercy is Brand New Every Morning

Sometimes I forget that God is actively pursuing me. I forget that His love for me is so overwhelming when I stop and think of who He has made me to be in His eyes. I forget that there was never a "good enough" benchmark that I had to meet in order to deserve His love. There was no race I had to run to be accepted by Him. I just was.

Magic Mike, 50 Shades of Grey, and You

In a world that constantly accepts compromise, what are you doing to adhere to your values?

When Panic Attacks: Why I've Been Away & Why I Must Write Today

Panic attacks may carry the sting of social stigma, but in the heart of Jesus, we are carried in His love and His healing.

Breaking the Allure of "Stuff"

Breaking the Allure of "Stuff"

  • Carmen at Life Blessons |
  • July 30, 2012 |
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The Sunset That Sang Me Home

Flying in a large metal tube, 30,000 feet in the air, at 500+ MPH, is one of the most thrilling and questionable things I believe we do as human beings. As I traveled across a dozen states last week to end up in Charlotte, North Carolina, I was amazed that in a matter of hours, I could be across the country.

Running the Race

The "cloud of witnesses" didn’t run the race of faith so well because they were particularly “good” or gifted or special. But because they cemented their focus on Christ...

Planning a Single Moms Event For Your Church

One of the most effective ways to grow the single moms ministry at your church (or launch a new program) is to have an event. Church members and the community alike get excited about events.

When You Carry Your Father's Wounds

Wounds don't die. But wounds can heal -- if we make the choice -- to face them with Jesus.

What Real Faith Looks Like

What Real Faith Looks Like

  • Carmen at Life Blessons |
  • July 23, 2012 |
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Encouraging Word for Singles

Whether you are single right now, or are involved with a single friend or singles ministry, today's give-away is a great resource and blessing!

Why Your Single Moms Ministry Won't Grow

As more churches understand the importance of ministering to single mothers in their church and community, it is vital that single moms' ministries be healthy and effective.

Chainsaws and Snowflakes: How My Daughter Found Her Faith

God is still working on your teenager!

Reading and Wrestling and Hope for Us All

Reading and Wrestling and Hope for Us All

  • Carmen at Life Blessons |
  • July 16, 2012 |
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A Woman of Influence & Summer Give-Away

If God could use 12 men to change the world, surely one generation of truly impassioned, consecrated followers of Christ could change the world too!

We are Loved to Love

Today I was reminded, just how undeserving I am of most things in my life (family, friendships, a job, a roof over my head, food to eat), and yet that graciousness and kindness compels me to make the world a little more right, a little more kind, for someone else.

Silencing the Voice of "Can't"

Her voice will get louder, sharper, meaner, but with every escalation, you rise as well, with strength, bravery and beauty.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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