New… Taking Prayer Requests

So I had an idea come out of no where. This came to me in like one big boom- here it is – this is how- can’t sleep now, get up and do it. I truly believe this is something that was placed on my heart for someone somewhere.

I will be writing prayer postcards. If placed on your heart, go fill out a prayer postcard request. Link is on the top menu bar of website. Currently only sending to US addresses.

For the Love of Flaws … and Writing

To be honest, for the longest time I hated writing (and reading for the most part). As I walk through this life on Earth, I have come to love expressing the 1001 thoughts in my head through writing. By writing, I encourage myself to keep growing and learning. I am stimulated by learning and growing. The greatest growth I have had, is while purposefully journaling. I am not the best with this day to day. But when I look back, these moments held some of the biggest epiphanies, strongest moments of being at peace without understanding and have become an important thread in the quilt of my testimonies.

 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.

1 John 1:3

So with that I have created a monthly challenge– to help hold me accountable and hopefully give direction to someone needing it. The monthly challenge will focus around quick 5 minute daily journaling. July 2019 challenge will focus on self discovering and finding the joy of the miraculous design of our flaws. I hope you will come along with me. I will post the 30 day calendar at the end of June. I also invite you to hop over to my facebook page – where I will post daily the prompt and invite you to share or learn from others sharing.  I am really excited about this new addition to my little corner on the inter-webs.

 

BFC #13

So grab your bedroom food… I am currently savoring a few mini Hershey milk chocolate easter eggs.

Not such a news flash … I have flaws. In the last few years, I have been working on embracing, laughing at and loving my flaws.  The official definition of flaw is a mark, fault or imperfection that mars a substance or object. Clearly the person who wrote this was not comfortable with the perfect design of our flaws by the Lord.

Confession– I REALLY struggled with this for a VERY long time EVERYDAY.  Luckily, it is only a struggle sometimes now.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalms 139: 14 (ESV)

I am flawed in so many ways. This is how I landed on OverFlawed Mom years ago – when this idea was just a fleeting thought that made me toss and turn at night. Yes I am over flawed – and I thanks the good Lord most days for every flaw he designed and will use in one shape or form. My prayer for you this week – is that you are loving your flaws.

Just James – Summer 2019

I am so excited about the Just James study. Not only because this is the inaugural study, but because this has quickly become one of my favorite books of the Bible.  If you are interested in this opportunity – you need to do the following:

  • Required: Hop on over to my facebook page for group joining info
  • Optional Itemsyou do NOT need these to actively participate in the group study. I will provide all needed information for discussions.

For the Love of Flaws… and Trying.

So I am a little to excited these days… I have some exciting things coming for the blog / community… OK community may be pushing it at the moment… my little small town on the interwebs. BUT before I share the new and upcoming- I wanted to share a little of the history and why of OverFlawedMom.

Background: Back in the day- prior to kids, prior to marriage- I had a blog to journal and share experiences in the world of school administration. About 4 years ago, I had placed on my heart STRONGLY (like lost sleep over the voices), to change direction. I found every excuse in the book – the main one being time. As a school administrator, I worked … ALOT. I was married and we had 2 kids. I couldn’t imagine finding the time to write with a focus on the Lord- targeting moms and teachers. I prayed and prayed. Long story short – all of a sudden a classroom teaching job was- pretty much placed in my lap. I took it and had great plans and content planned to debut last summer (2018). Well, life happened and my focus day in and day out needed to be on my family.  To be honest though – I was angry, I had the time and even had content developed. I wasn’t angry with the battles we were facing (another story for another day)- but angry at the timing. Sitting here today- I know this was the path I needed. The content needed to be tweaked, I needed the experience, wisdom, victories, and faith the storm provided.

“Yesterday”- So at the start of 2019… I fell on the one word band wagon. I choose the word courage. I defined that as, 2019 a year to accept fears, release the past, and live my courageous life through Christ. Honestly, I was doing everything to avoid the very definition I crafted. So, I had the privilege to serve on the book launch team for Do It Scared, by Ruth Soukup. The timing, (his timing) was perfect. What I learned is my primary fear type is – Self-doubter. Followed closely – in a three way tie – Procrastinator (perfectionist), Rule Follower, People Pleaser. (Shocker for those who know me LOL).

“Tomorrow”- So in the name of Courage…With the start of June -This is what OverFlawedMom is going to look like:

  • Continued with regular (more regular) posts:
    • Tuesday Series: Bedroom Food Confessions (See post here and here to explain the joys of Bedroom Food)
    • Thursday Series: For the Love of Flaws
  • New:
    • Starting July 2019 – Monthly Christian Themed Challenges (More info to come Thursday June 5)
    • Seasonally Bible Studies for Teachers (or anyone – but will have classroom ties and applications) – First one starts week of June 10. More info to come Monday June 3.
      • Note- To start with, I am not writing these, I am leading the group study, using and tweaking current materials to fit our needs.
    • Facebook Page for more random thoughts 🙂

I am so up-cited….. (not a typo- this is the next level of excited). I hope you will come along with me. To stay up to date on happenings, I do encourage you either follow OverFlawedMom on Facebook here or sign up for emails on my Contact Me Page.

So in the words of courage and trying…

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

This it one of my favorite verses – as I know now- as a self doubter… so fitting.