Family-Life Balance

Essentially, who you are is what is needed

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Find time to spend with those that are dear to you. Enjoy creating memories as you take the time to show concern and care for those that enjoy your presence. Life is too short to put up with false pretenses and facades. Your time is valuable, use it with those that want to be around you and need you. Spending time with your family, your children is essential. In essence, at the core, around you is your family. Take a moment to thank God for creating all the wonderful people that surround you in your life and well, if they are not so wonderful, prayer can change that.

This past year has not been easy for some. A lot of folks have still had to work through this pandemic and may have felt like they have worked more harder than ever just to meet demands. Even with all the demands of work, you still may have not had a chance to spend the quality time you need with your family or let alone yourself. “If you genuinely love what you do and are doing it for the right reasons, you are more than entitled to spend all of your waking hours plugging away. But for many, more work leads to more stress and a lower quality of life. Without time to unwind, take care of your home, spend time with loved ones, enjoy your hobbies, -this can cause stress. Stress is the #1 cause of health problems-mentally and physically.” -G.E. Miller The U.S. is the Most Overworked Developed Nation in the World

Where is your balance?

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Working and working without having a balance can lead to serious problems emotionally and physically. I know that just the idea of giving time away to someone else while you are trying to figure out your own ordeals and problems may already be enough to deal with. While being in a pandemic you may have noticed that you haven’t spent as much time with your family no greater than before the pandemic. Maybe you couldn’t have because you are an essential worker and your job demanded your skill or maybe you were locked in a room taking virtual calls all-day or perhaps it has been just too much of a routine, staring at the same people and it caused you to become disconnected from your family, from your children, from your-self. “70% of American children live in households where all adults are employed.” -G.E. Miller You may be part of that 70%, I am. So how do you make room for the ones you love? I say, make room the same way you make room to get up every morning and punch a clock, because you have to but more so because you need to. Whatever the reason may be from why you haven’t been able to spend as much time with your family as you would like, it’s not the end and it’s never too late to place value on your time with family. You can start now. Start doing something that can be small but yet meaningful and is fun for you all.

Some of my family favorites that my husband and I have still tried to incorporate throughout this pandemic is our Friday movie and pizza night. I made a conservative effort, especially going into this year to not lose our values and to still make time to enjoy each other. Bowling is also starting to become a thing for us and we all seem to do it quite well, (especially with more practice) 🙂

Kids are still kids

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It’s so easy to get lost in the sauce when you have so many other things that demand your attention but family is important. Spending time with your children is even more so important and critical. A lot of kids have spent this past year in a home secluded from the people that makes them happy such as their friends and their social outlets. These kids have had to learn how to re-define the way in which they live, do schoolwork and at the same time deal with the pressures of a forever changed society. For some kids this had led to depression. Imagine how this may have affected a child that is extroverted- needing to be around others, sociable, outspoken, and likes the attention of those around him/her. Just think about how this may have impacted your child. This is why it’s important to find that time just to sit down and make it a point to let your kids know that they are heard, loved, and cared for.

The part you play

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What can you do to implement more time with your family? Is it making it in time for dinner to sit around the table and talk about the day? Is it even cooking dinner to begin with, lol? Is it talking about their goals and future? How about reading to your kids, maybe have them read to you, or even baking with your kiddos. My kids love to bake . They get that from yours truly and I get it from my mom.

Banana Bran Muffins baked for the fam

Baking is such a great way to bond and create memories with your kids. I try not to do this so often but I can’t seem to help myself, but generally, no usually, I use baking as a method to teach about life lessons. Like the use of eggs in a baking a cake, it provides structure and texture to the cake. Finding ways to incorporate life lessons in the act of baking is just a way that I notice that what I say sticks butter, sorry I mean sticks better 🙂 Aside from God, parents know their kids better than anyone else and however works best to get that solemn message across the right way, use it.

On this day, on every day that you are graced with, take a moment to say, “what can I do differently than before when it comes to spending time with my family?” This could be as a whole or perhaps one on one time with one of your kids that need an extra nudge of attention. Perhaps it is even one on one time with your spouse who needs that extra love to. Make it a great day and be blessed.

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The question is answered when you believe

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On account of all that you are going through, they may look at you strange and wonder how it is you still have joy. Why not have joy? Even through the pain and hardship, God is still providing and making a way for you.

On account of all that you may have lost, it may seem strange for you to smile, but why not, God, he’s still been good to you.

It may even seem a bit odd how you came out of that fore-doomed situation and landed on top, with keys in hand. How so? Because God, he’s just too good to you.

They can’t seem to figure out how you’re so blessed, can’t quite put their hands on your secret and yet it’s a simple one. God, he’s simply that good to you.

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When they ask, how did you arrive at the place you are, and why is it that you’re so special? Tell them, God, when he created me and formed me, he already knew how much and what he would bless me with, how he would deliver me, and how he would provide for me. All that was ever needed from me and you, from our very beginning, was just to believe. The what? when? and how? begins to turn from questions to a statement to simply say, Thank You God for being so good to me.

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The question is answered when you believe

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On account of all that you are going through, they may look at you strange and wonder how it is you still have joy. Why not have joy? Even through the pain and hardship, God is still providing and making a way for you.

On account of all that you may have lost, it may seem strange for you to smile, but why not, God, he’s still been good to you.

It may even seem a bit odd how you came out of that fore-doomed situation and landed on top, with keys in hand. How so? Because God, he’s just too good to you.

They can’t seem to figure out how you’re so blessed, can’t quite put their hands on your secret and yet it’s a simple one. God, he’s simply that good to you.

frozen wave against sunlight
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When they ask, how did you arrive at the place you are, and why is it that you’re so special? Tell them, God, when he created me and formed me, he already knew how much and what he would bless me with, how he would deliver me, and how he would provide for me. All that was ever needed from me and you, from our very beginning, was just to believe. The what? when? and how? begins to turn from questions to a statement to simply say, Thank You God for being so good to me.

I enjoy hearing from you! 💙 Like, Drop a comment below, or message me at ffcorg@outlook.com. Follow me on Social Media @bestffcorg on FB, @best_ffc on Instagram, and @FaithFamilyCom1 on Twitter.
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The choice you make is the path you take

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Coming off of Mother’s Day weekend in the U.S.A. I hope that everyone was able to reflect, treasure moments, and feel/show the love on that dedicated day for Moms. If you missed my blog highlighting Mother’s Day, have a look. It’s an encouragement just for you, for men and women. On today, I want to share that you have the power and the free-will to choose to walk a different path. It may not be easy but you do have a choice.

Today is 5.12.21 and Today, let’s talk Matthew 5:12

“Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

Matthew 5:15 KJV

Waking up this morning. I was led by the spirit to acknowledge this word. I would have never in my own will thought to pull this text on this day. I’m a believer that who God chooses to use and how he chooses to do something is completely and utterly in his power. Perhaps I was led to this scripture on today because of my own past experiences or perhaps someone else needs to know that as Christian believers, those who are called by God, those who exemplify the spirit of God are attacked the hardest simply because of your purity in faith and your choice to serve a living God. Count it all joy. My choice to walk in love is bigger than words, it’s action that I choose to take. It can be challenging and has been for me with some but I believe in walking in the example that you teach and therefore, you love, you show mercy, and you show kindness even when it is not being reciprocated.

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The sting of hatred is easiest to overcome when you realize that it’s not you that the person doesn’t like, it’s what and who you stand for. Count it all joy simply because their is so much more to this life and there is too much to be thankful for. Rejoice, because through your persecution there is a place that God wants to take you. From a personal experience he has been teaching me how to face rejection and resentment, knowing that it is part of a Christian life. Even in writing this, I’m recalling thoughts of how I have been persecuted and even now I realize that I never stopped believing in God and can recall how he blessed me and my family abundantly even through what I was going through. God will not stop blessing you just because someone doesn’t like you. Isn’t that great news!

There are some people that will carry hatred into their heart until their grave and then, then they carry it……….

Life, your life is important and meaningful.

It was my truest delight to read the hand-made cards that my kids made for me for mother’s day. Oh the joy I get from reading what’s in their hearts. My husband, children, siblings, and mother of course made it an unforgettable memory. I was able to not only spend it with those that I cherish but I was able to consume the love that was around me and understand that it’s important to love those that love you, that embrace you, that shows up for you. It is just as important to give that same love to others. Give that person a chance to show up for you in your life genuinely. Life, your life is important and meaningful. It caused to me to think about the women that play a huge role in my life that are still present or gone on to glory that I have the best strength, courage, and love instilled in me from the very beginning. The biggest of it all is that God knew that you and I would face persecution, so all the strength, courage, and love that we have within us came from a very special place that was created by God to help us get through the woes that we face. We will face people that will attempt to steal our joy but even through that he still has a promise for us. “….For great is your reward in heaven.”

No Cross, No Crown

When the spirit of God is in your life, the enemy knows it. He feels threatened, intimidated, and weak. Weak people draw their strength off of making others feel bad, often attempting to hurt others by words and actions. Make a choice to not respond to ignorance, hate, or strife. Make a choice to rise above and take the high road. I often have to remind myself that as a Christian, this dedication, this choice, this belief, this sweet abundance comes with many blessings and it also comes with hurt or affliction. “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19) You will be talked about, intentionally afflicted, and even criticized simply because of your heart for God but that doesn’t change God’s grace or favor in your life.

Take the high road

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Have you ever had to take the high road? I am learning as God gives me another chance each day that there is always a different choice. People choose to do the things that they do. People choose to say what they want. As a people, God has given us the autonomy to make our own decisions and have that free will but it sometimes can be wasted, simply because of hate and grudges. Live the life you have showing love and mercy. True, there are some people that are miserable but if they want to, they can be delivered. Showing love and mercy means that you have to take the high road and allow God to work on the rest.

Just let it go

You know that a person may have purposely tried to attack your character and try your meekness and yet, you still decide to be better than that. It takes a lot of maturity and a lot of Jesus, for that. It also takes a lot of maturity to not allow words to affect you. Words can be harsh and hurtful but no cross, no crown is saying that as Christian believers we are going to go through some of the same persecution that Jesus went through but because we serve a living God he has already devoured the enemy and declared our path as victorious. So yes, people will talk about you, yes people will try to assassinate the very character that you have as a person, especially if you are doing right but that doesn’t change who God says you are and how he sees you. You are dearly loved by God. It’s important to know that on the other side of words that are said, there are also consequences because “…..people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou) For “what you say flows from what is in your heart.” (Luke 6:45) God has called us higher and besides, it’s always good to show the right example and be the bigger person. No one is perfect but you can always strive to do what’s right and for the right reasons. What choice led you to the path that you are on?

It’s Just Who You Are

How can you function in your passion if you are not doing what it is you know that you are meant to do? I cannot place a cap on what I have to give just because someone may feel intimidated by my skill or diverse way of thinking. I cannot be kept in a box and neither can you. Yes, you may surprise some by what you know and how much you can do; it doesn’t mean that you know everything but it means you are not meant to be like everyone else. The world is full of repeats; there’s an entire world of people that need the potential you have to offer. Don’t shy away from who you are or your talent because someone may feel outshined or threatened that you are good enough. Guess what? You are good enough. That’s not being prideful, that’s comprehending that “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in this world.”

Get Comfortable Winning

Become comfortable functioning in your purpose because that talent that you have is not going anywhere. We were all born with a gift and if God gave you the will, he will make a way. Don’t stop what you are doing because you feel others don’t accept you or support you. Because they don’t accept you or support you let’s you know that you are doing something great. Don’t back down. Don’t shy away, keep going! But do “keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great. -Mark Twain

What’s the Plan?

What you are reaching to attain won’t always come easy. If it does come easy, how rewarding could it be? If you have a goal that you are targeting, first “write the vision, and make it plain.” “In a study conducted by Prof. Gail Matthews, a psychologist from the Dominican University of California, it was revealed that those who commit their goal-setting on paper actually achieved more compared to those who were simply asked to think of what they wanted to accomplish in life.” -Kathy Kyle Pray over the goals that you have written down. Believe in the vision that was put in your heart. No one else can believe it for you!

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When I first started out writing I knew that it wouldn’t be easy but I knew that it would be worth it because its what I enjoy doing. My writing isn’t for me, it’s for my readers. My writing isn’t about me, it’s about delivering a message to provide perspective, encouragement, motivation, to cause you to think differently, to give you the awareness that it’s always good to self-reflect and to identify with some of the very things that we as people experience on a day to day basis.

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Surround yourself with people who are true to themselves and then you can expect them to be more easily true to you.True advocates come from those that are not trying to gain their own egotistical attention by giving you a pat on the back as if they are doing you a favor. You already have the favor of God. True advocates are consistent and genuine in their appreciation of your work. Who do you have advocating for you in your life?

Know this, you have what it take. Continue to work in your purpose intentionally and joyfully. Continue to be bold and watch the lives that are impacted by you simply because, you are being just who you are.

The world is waiting. Be blessed my friends.

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