Monday, September 1, 2014

MM: Marriage Monday {The Journey of a Messy Beautiful Love}

Happy Monday! 

Today on Marriage Monday, I am sharing a special announcement with you that's so exciting,  I just can't keep it to myself!  First, I begin with this. . . 
As you know, I have a heart for encouraging you to cultivate a Christ-centered marriage.  My heart is to save marriages.   I deeply believe that when God is the center of your marriage,  no matter what comes your way, you can go through it.  Even when marriage gets messy.  

Throughout my marriage journey, Ruben and I have seen the Lord restore our love and hope during the messy times in our lives.  Yes, there were times in my marriage journey when I was broken.  I thought all hope was gone.  Perfection lost. 

Yet, the Lord restored and covered us with His tender love and mercy.  He brought healing to our hearts through His Word and many times through desperate prayer.   He bound up our wounds (Psalm 147: 3) 

Picking up the broken pieces can be painful, tender, and beautiful.  Yes, beautiful! 

As the Lord purifies the marriage, He cleans up the broken pieces.  He throws them away.  Never to be remembered.  He restores a new beautiful kind of love.  A new vision, a new masterpiece.  

God is a God of redeeming grace.  Even in your marriage.  No matter where you are in your marriage journey, God's LOVE never fails.  Jesus will make new again, what is broken.  
No matter what . . . there will be hard times, broken times and messy times in your marriage.  I'm being honest.  Marriage takes hard work, God's way.  I really wish I could go back and start from the beginning with everything I've learned.  I wish somebody would have mentored me or showed me how to prepare for the journey of mistakes and messiness ahead.  

We can't go back, but we can start from here.  We can go forward.  

As I moved forward, I found a precious mentor and Sister in Christ,  Darlene Schacht otherwise known as the Time-Warp Wife.  Have you heard of her?  I love Darlene's writing, because her transparency and wisdom shine through in her blog and her books like The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife and The Good Wife's Guide.  She is also Co-Author along with Candace Cameron Bure of a New York Times best-selling book, Reshaping It All.  Her ministry is truly built from walking through the fire and coming out as an overcomer!  I so get her. 

Now, for the Big Announcement!  
Last week,  I was chosen to be on Darlene's launch team for her newest book, Messy Beautiful Love:  Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages.   Yay!! I'm so honored, humbled and excited.  It is a book about how marriage will have its share of messes, but despite what the world says, we need to surrender our marriage to God when things get tough and be obedient to Him.  

So far, this book has ministered to my inner-most heart, tears and all.  I can't put it down!   I'm so excited that I'm definitely planning to include Messy Beautiful Love as a Book study for our Women in the Word Live this Fall.  Can you get excited about that?  

I will be posting a book review soon, but if you are excited to pre-order the book, click here 

For those who pre-order, you will receive over $50 in freebies and believe me you will love them!  I'm so enjoying mine. :) 

Once you order, Provide them with your receipt/order confirmation number along with the number of books you purchased.  Soon after, your freebies will arrive in your email box.  Be patient as it might take a couple of days.  The wait is worth it

Check out the Launch giveaway:  This week, the giveaway is a KitchenAid 5 QT Mixer in Aqua Sky Blue.   The giveaway page:

You can also download a free chapter here.  

I can't wait to share more with you, it's gonna be beautiful! :)

Blessings and Shalom, 

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

You Did it! 31 Days of Praying for Your Child: Day 31 + Special Surprise Gift

You did it Mama!  You completed 31 days of praying for your children!  

I'm so excited you accepted this challenge with me in the month of August.   

-How have your grown in your prayer time during this month? 

-Have you seen any difference in your children, your family?  

Please share how this challenge has encouraged you by commenting below or sharing on my Little Pink Casa Facebook page.    Your sweet words bless me so! 

Also, feel free to let others know you completed this challenge by sharing the pic above.  Let's encourage other Mamas to pray for their children.  

On Day 31 of Praying for Your Child, we are praying for our children to follow Jesus.  

31 Days of Praying for Your Child:  Day 31

Psalm 23: 1-2
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.

Dear Father, 
You are my child's shepherd. Their care is your personal concern and they will never be without anything they truly need. Lead them today and every day into places and experiences where their souls will be revived and their spiritual passion will be continually restored.  In times of crisis, come through for my children oh God.  Display your lavish affection for them and may your unfailing goodness and tender mercies surround my children all the days of their life.  

In Jesus' Name, 


Today is a special day not only because is it our last day in the challenge, but it is also my birthday.   

As a reward for you finishing up the challenge and as a way to bless you on my birthday, I created a special gift just for you. 

Drum Roll please. . . . A Prayer for Your Child Printable.  :)   

You deserve it!  I pray this gift is a lovely reminder of how a praying Mama is truly a blessing to her family.  (tear, tear).  

The 31 Days of Praying for Your Child challenge has truly been a blessing for me and I thank you again for sharing the journey.  

All for the glory of God!  

Keep praying for your children Mamas- I also have a free September Prayer Calendar you can download here from His Production blog.

Blessings and Shalom, 

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

31 Days of Praying for Your Child: Day 30

One day left!  

Can you believe how fast the month of August has flown by?   Have you  been participating in our 31 Days of Praying for Your Child challenge from the beginning?  Please leave a comment and share how this challenge has helped you as a Mom, helped your children, or built your faith?  

Today is Day 30 and we are praying for our children to be clothed in compassion. 

If you are just diving into this 31 Days of Praying for Your Child challenge, I want to welcome you!  Also, you can click here for Day 1.

31 Days of Praying for Your Child:  Day 30

Colossians 3: 12 
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience . . . 

Dear Father, 
I pray my children be clothed in the virtue of compassion.  May they speak up for the innocent and show compassion to the outcasts.  My children have God's love in them and they hearts of flesh, not of stones.  Let my children be a light to this world, not just through words, but also by action.  May they be giving to the orphans and widows.  May you give them a heart of compassion for all people, that You oh Lord may receive all the Glory! 

In Jesus' Name, 


Blessings and Shalom,

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Friday, August 29, 2014

31 Days of Praying for Your Child: Day 29

Happy Friday!  
As we wind down our challenge, I'm excited to share that I will have a surprise for you on Sunday.  So be sure to come back on Sunday for Day 31! 

Today is Day 29 and we are praying for our children to have a heart of worship. 

If you are just diving into this 31 Days of Praying for Your Child challenge, I want to welcome you!  Also, you can click here for Day 1.

31 Days of Praying for Your Child:  Day 29

Psalm 35: 10
I will praise Him from the bottom of my heart. 

Dear Father, 
I pray for my children to have hearts of praise and worship unto you Oh Lord.  My children love the Lord, their God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength.  I pray that Lord, you would guard their hearts and give my children a desire to seek you.   Make my children worshippers for you God! 

In Jesus Name'


Click here for Day 30 of Praying for Your Child 
Blessings and Shalom, 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sharing is Caring! {How to Get Your Free Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle}

I've got some BIG news to share with you today!!! Remember the really incredible Bundle Sale I told you about on Facebook last week?
You know the ones where you can get hundreds of dollars' worth of quality resources for one low, low price??  Well, another bundle sale coming in a few weeks -- the Ultimate Living Healthy Bundle -- and you and your friends can get it FREE.
I'm going to tell you about how to get your Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle for FREE. First, though, let me tell you about why you'll want to JUMP on this offer...
The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is going to PACKED with amazing ebooks on natural living, resources to help you with weight loss, real food ecookbooks with delicious recipes, resources on how to feed your family well on a small budget, an eCourse on essential oils (I can't wait to go through this one!), and even some $200 worth of free, tangible bonuses like an amber necklace and a subscription to an at-home fitness program!
All told, the bundle has 70 different resources in it and it's a value of over $1000! And you can get it for FREE! Yay! 

2. Post your special Refer-A-Friend link on your blog, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, or even email it out to your friends.
3. If one friend signs up for the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle email list through your link, you'll get $5 off the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle when it's available.
4. If ten friends sign up for the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle email list through your link, you'll get the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle completely FREE!
Here's the best part: no one has to buy anything!! And you'll want to encourage your friends to sign up through your link and get their link and share it with their friends so that they can hopefully get their own FREE Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, too!
Sign up here and then go share your link with your friends so that you can earn a FREE Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle!
The Bundle came just in time for our 90 Day Workout Mommy Challenge in September! Trust me, when you see all the amazing resources that are in this bundle (it will be live in a few weeks and you'll be among the first to know!), you will be so glad you did!   
Blessings and Shalom

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31 Days of Praying for Your Child: Day 28

Welcome back to the last few days of 31 Days of Praying for Your Child challenge!  

Can you believe it is 4 weeks today that we've been praying?  

How has this challenge helped you so far?  My prayer is that this challenge is drawing you closer in relationship with the Lord Jesus and helping  you commit to praying for your children everyday.  

Today is Day 28 and we are praying for our children to have a LOVE for God's Word.  

If you are just diving into this 31 Days of Praying for Your Child challenge, I want to welcome you!  Also, you can click here for Day 1.

31 Days of Praying for Your Child:  Day 28

Psalm 19: 10
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Dear Father, 
You have been so good to my children.  I pray my children grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb.  My children have a desire to read and learn from your Word.  The Word of God that is implanted in their heart does not return void.  I pray that your Word manifest in their lives and the love they have for your Word be contagious to all those around them.  Make them bold to proclaim Your Word to the world.  

In Jesus Name,


Click here for Day 29 of Praying for Your Child

Blessings and Shalom,

It's Coming!  Next week, I'm beginning a new bible study called, "Princess Bride" where you will learn how to prepare yourselves as a Princess Bride ready for her King.  My hope and desire is that you will join me in this beautiful, yet challenging series.  This is the time to make yourself ready for the King.  He is coming and He is coming soon!  Read more about it here.  

As a added bonus, I have formed a closed group on Facebook dedicated just for "Princess Bride" bible study ladies.  This will be a safe place for us to connect, share and chat about the study as we go along.   Click here to check it out and to join our group called, Bible Study Clubs-Little Pink Casa and Friends.  

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How a Prayer Box Can Inspire Your Children to Pray!

Happy Wednesday!  It's a beautiful day to pray for our children.  

Our 31 Days of Praying for our Child challenge is coming to a end, but that doesn't mean we stop praying.  

September is a great time to teach our children how to pray and to make family devotional time a priority.  I'm amazed by how sweet the little children are when they pray, yet their prayers are so powerful.  Our babies need to know the authority they have to pray for others and situations in Jesus Name.   Especially at this time right now, it is critical they learn how to talk to the Lord and pray for others. 

I started a new teaching series with my Bible class students for our home fellowship just a week ago.   One of the topics we are covering includes prayer.  As a way to teach the children about prayer, we use a prayer box.    I'm also are using this during homeschool Bible time with little Princess. 

I recently posted about the prayer box I created on Instagram and many of you wanted to know more about it. 

By the way, are you following me on Instagram?  

I just jumped on the Instagram band wagon, so I am just beginning to post pics and learn how to share on this social media platform.    Go figure. 

You can follow me here and I'll follow you back.  :)

So to make a long story short. . . Princess and I made a video just for you to tell you how we use the prayer box and how you can too.  

Click on pic below to watch video or click here.  

As a THANK YOU for visiting our youtube channel and watching this video, You Win a prize- An Emmy Award.  (inside joke)  

Receive your FREE Printable Prayer Labels here.  

For Free Bible Lessons to be used with Prayer Box click here.    

 Inspire your children to pray today!  

Blessings and Shalom,

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