Posted in encouragement, faith, women

Unstoppable

Do you struggle with your failures and doubts? I do…but I shouldn’t and neither should you.

I saw this yesterday on Facebook and decided I needed to live by this. It is so encouraging to me!

I think I will post it on my bathroom mirror….a daily reminder to look passed yesterday’s failures or doubts and start each day walking boldly into the future God has for me. 

No matter what my failures and doubts are…..I will continue on in God’s plan…running His race!

I am a Child of God.

I am not defined by my failures.

I will look past doubt…and hold tight to my faith.

I will lace up my shoes and run this race He has for me!

I will be Unstoppable….always moving forward!

Don’t let your doubts or failures keep you from being all God has planned for you! 

What do you do to keep your doubts and failures from clouding your outlook for what God has?  Do you have a scripture you stand on?

Be Unstoppable!

Winnie

P.S. I can’t wait to read this book! Unstoppable-Christine Caine-it’s sitting on my coffee table waiting for me to finish The Best Yes by Lisa TerKeurst-it is awesome! 

Posted in encouragement, friday fav, keeping it real, marriage, moments of truth, women

Friday Fav


My Friday Fav this week is this little book, Capture His Heart, by Lysa TerKeurst.  There is a wealth of information in that little book and it has helped me understand Keith’s needs and desires. I picked it up this week to ‘refresh my memory’. It relit the fire in our marriage once before. So why not read again, right?  😉

It is a well read and colorfully underlined book.  It is amazing how much information and truth is in there.

I would have to say that the theme throughout the book is how important it is for me to have a right and solid relationship with God.  I had to be in right relationship with Him in order to grow my relationship with Keith.

Oh, I could tell you all about it…but, I think you should grab it and read it for yourself.

Happy Saturday’s eve!

Winnie

Posted in Chicas, church, memories, Throwback Thursday, women

Throwback Thursday

Back in 2004 (I think) we had our first PC Ladies Retreat at a local hotel here in OKC.  Our Pastor’s wife, Tiffany, spoke…shared her heart about woman who have mentored her. It was a great evening! 

At the end of the first night we gathered in a circle and spent some time getting to know each other, sharing our lives,  shedding some tears…okay, maybe that was just me. But, it was a great time of fellowship and was the foundation that helped to grow some amazing friendships.

At the end of that time we all took several  pieces of paper and wrote sweet things anonymously about anyone we felt led to share with. I received several of these uplifting and sweet notes that evening and still have them tucked in my bible.  

I came across them this week and had to smile at the memories of that retreat. There are great friendships that grew out of that time and many of these friends are mentors in my life. Ladies who have helped me grow into a better wife, mother and friend.

In return I hope that I am able to do the same for women that God puts in my life.

Thank you to all the women in my life for being a part of molding me into who I am today~


Happy Throwback Thursday!
Winnie


As iron sharpens iron,
so a friend sharpens a friend
Proverbs 27:17


P. S. That small group of ladies has grown into our Chicas ministry.  
Posted in community, encouragement, family, women

Running Together

When you run alone, you run fast. 
But when you run together, you run far.”
 Zambian Proverb


I saw this quote in a post about running.  The first thing I thought about is the scripture in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12:

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each 
other succeed. If one person falls, the other can 
reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is
in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close 
together can keep each other warm. 
But how can one be warm alone? A person standing 
alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can 
stand back-to-back and conquer. 
Three are even better, 
for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. 
God never intended for us to do life alone; if He had, he wouldn’t have been concerned about Adam being alone in the Garden.  He specifically said it wasn’t good for man to be alone. (Genesis 2:18)


He made Adam a helper, Eve.

She was created to do life with him.

We all need that person in our life, someone we are accountable to, can cry with, laugh with and know if we fall they are there to pick us up.

I am Keith’s helpmate, I am here for him and he for me.  But, I also have friends that I keep close.

For you, it may be a friend, a parent, child or a spouse.  Whoever it is, it is important that you have someone you can ‘run with’.

We also need a relationship with our Creator.  He wants to walk along side us through the life he has laid before us. Our relationship with God is the foundation for our life relationships.

Community needs to be a part of your life.
Build a relationship with God and build a community of friends around you.
Find those people who will run along side you on your journey with God.

He never intended you do life alone.

I love the community that God has surrounded me with.
I love the relationships that I have built.

Running together…running far!

Winnie


Posted in church, family, women

Hey Mom…this is for you!

You need to watch this Mother’s Day Tribute that was shared on Mother’s Day last year at Peoples Church.

//player.vimeo.com/video/65906619?portrait=0 Mother’s Day Tribute – Girl on Fire from People’s Church on Vimeo.

And if you got a kick out of that one….then take a look at the Motherhood Tribute that debuted Sunday.

//player.vimeo.com/video/94844732?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 Motherhood – Mother’s Day Rap Tribute from People’s Church on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!  Even if I haven’t changed my children’s diapers in about 30 years!

Blessings!
Winnie

Posted in women

Happy Mother’s Day

To Moms everywhere
Have a happy and blessed day!
I pray you are showered with love 
and appreciation for all you do.
Happy Mother’s Day!
She is a woman of strength and dignity and has no fear of 
old age. When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness i
s the rule for everything she says. She watches carefully 
all that goes on throughout her household and is never lazy.
Her children stand and bless her; so does her husband. 
He praises her with these words:  
“There are many fine women in the world, 
but you are the best of them all!”
Proverbs 31:25-29 (TLB)


Enjoy your day!

Winnie