My Top 5 Picks for Positive Songs that Will Pump You Up!

the benefits of listening to life-giving tunes

Want some positive songs that will get your blood pumping, clear your mind and reconnect your heart to God? Check out these amazing options and get movin’!

positive songs

I just spoke at the Young Christians Weekend event at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri this past weekend. As I was mentally preparing to jump on stage, I had several upbeat positive videos playing on the screen as the people filled the Oprah House. The lyrics were life-giving and some videos had me shed some tears over the years. The power of music on the mind is way underestimated. As I shared about today’s pop culture and the influence it has on each of us, I was reminded once again about the importance of only ingesting positive entertainment.

Continue Reading »

Get Active for a Great Cause!

FCA is an excellent place to invest your time and $

Do you want to invest your money and time to a cause which invests in the next generation? We fell in love with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Join us!

great cause

My husband and I recently attended an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) banquet and were highly impressed with the dedication and passion the leaders had for America’s kids. What wowed me even more were the teens, tweens and even elementary school students who shared about their goals in life and how FCA has helped guide them to be the excellent leaders of tomorrow. There was a second grade girl who read a short story with so much power and boldness in her voice. She made it easy for us to want to partner with this organization.

Kathy Wiesen is our FCA area representative for Lake of the Ozarks. She is one of the hardest working women I know who invests every moment into equipping our teens for greatness. When I asked her why she chose to volunteer for this specific organization, she said, “I got involved when I was coaching because I knew I wasn’t coaching as strong in the Christian faith as I should have. I saw the impact on the students and myself and it was so powerful that God was clearly calling me to do this. It’s all about him.”

Continue Reading »

The Last 5 Things Jesus Told Us to Do

Let's get busy!

What was the ultimate demonstration of LOVE? Christ dying on the cross for every person on the planet! Here’s what He told us to do! Let’s get busy!

jesus

Recently while getting my morning run in, I was listening to the book “Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream” by David Platt. His book challenged me to think about how I live my Christian life out daily. What should our main focus be? We say common phrases like “sharing our faith” or “inviting people to church” or “telling others about Jesus” but do we really do it? Should that really be our main focus? Platt said our schedules will show whether we are putting Jesus first or not. I’ve always cherished verses like Matthew 28:19-20. These words take on a whole new meaning after listening to this book. It states, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Continue Reading »

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Conference Every Year

Why I'm addicted to attending conventions

Do you love learning new things and expanding your reach with the message God placed on your heart? Then register to attend a conference today!

conference

Ever since I was a kid, I just loved learning. I would read books in our huge apple tree in the front lawn of our 300 acre farm. I would get done doing the farm chores, grab a book and head midway up that tree to gain more knowledge and understanding about the world. The only thing was, the more I learned, the more I yearned to venture off that farm and travel around the globe. I wanted to experience all that I had read about in person. And that…I did.

Besides reading, one major way that helps me hone my craft is by attending national conferences. At least once a year, I register for a convention that equips me do what I do better, whether it would be mothering or mentoring. The more I learn, the better I can be to reach others with the message and mission God has placed on my heart.

Continue Reading »

Pornography in Latest Cosmo Magazine Issue! Moms Beware!

Let's join forces with Cosmo Hurts Kids Campaign!

How bad can Cosmo magazine be for our girls? Try X-rated! The current January issue of Cosmo magazine shows porn and lists top sex toys for our kids to buy!

cosmo

While walking through the exhibit hall this week at the National Religious Broadcasting conference in Orlando, Florida, the Cosmo Hurts Kids booth caught my attention immediately. I am fully aware that Cosmo has pushed the envelope over the past few years. It went from somewhat good advice for teens to currently featuring barely clothed girls on the cover. However, anger quickly arose when I was shown the recent issue of Cosmo magazine at this booth run by three hard-working women advocates who’s mission is to put a stop to the madness!

Continue Reading »