Join Faith Fueled Moms & Growing Up Gorgeous Moms for a 30 Day Prayer Challenge!
Starting on Jan. 15th, You will receive:
1) Daily prayer prompts to help you pray specifically for your health & body
2) Access to our private Facebook group for support
3) Tips and resources along the way to help you with your weight loss goals
De Bolton from www.faithfueledmoms.com writes:
Prayer has helped me intentionally honor my temple. In September of 2015 and January 2016; I prayed for 30 days to help me with motivation and self-control to make lifestyle changes to help me honor my temple. Here I am one year later still on the same journey, but I found that month of prayer strengthened my bond with the Lord. September was my best results and mentally brought me further than anything I could have done on my own. I now want to be in the best shape of my life and show others how to Honor Their Temples with God.
How it helped me before
Every few months God leads me to Pray for my temple daily. To get me on track and focused this is my third round and each time it changes my prayer life, my body, my mind and strengthens me. As I begin this year, I want to pray again intentionally for this journey and continue to grow stronger in the Lord. Would you like to join me this time around?
This challenge will be daily beginning January 14th and lasting 30 days. I will have prayer prompts, and then you can take it where God leads you. I just want to help people create a faith-based fitness relationship and show how to glorify God. Feel free to comment on my post or pray in private and if you know someone this would be a blessing too? Please share.
How do you pray with me?
Join my Prayer Challenge Group below and we are going to Pray for our temple Mind, Body and Soul for the Next 30 days.
Will you join me?
Let’s pray for the next 30 days our way to a better stronger and more faithful temple all to glorify the Lord. This challenge will only take moments of your time, daily. There are four ways you can join me.
- You can follow me on Instagram for daily prayer prompts,
- Follow me here on the blog,
- Receive daily emails of the prayer for the day,
- or join my Accountability group JOIN
Let’s invite God to help us achieve our goals and see how much further He will take us.
Sign Up Below to Join the challenge:
We had a blast at our South Jersey Moms Coterie family splash party on June 24th at Goldfish Swim School in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
We found the new Goldfish Swim School in Mt. Laurel. Goldfish offers the very best and most comfortable option for children to learn to swim. I am so grateful that they get this experience and want to share with you the top reasons why we love Goldfish Swim:
Every summer, churches all over the country hold Vacation Bible School (VBS) for local children. The event usually lasts for a few days, and provides children with an awesome, enriching, and spiritual experience. There are themes, crafts, music and most importantly a focus on spiritual growth.
Most moms can relate to feeling like we are living under a microscope with people watching us and waiting to criticize us about anything that they do not agree with or understand. It could be the disapproving glance of a nosy lady at Target because your child is misbehaving publicly or incredulous looks if you choose to continue nursing your toddler.
Diaper change number four. BEEP! Good, laundry load number 2 finished. BUZZ. Text: "What’s for dinner?” Sigh. Well it’s thirty minutes until nap-time, so soon I can figure that out, and maybe wipe down the kitchen. Wait, isn’t church Bible study tonight? I haven’t done the homework! I'll have to scan it on the drive over.
For context, I was 12 years old, weighed 86 pounds, wore glasses and was freshly removed from an unforgiving elementary stint with braces. There was no mistake. His cruel taunts were in reference to my noticeably underdeveloped body.
Throughout my adolescent years, the destructive messages I internalized were everywhere. The lighter skinned, long-haired women frequently featured in music videos on BET’s 106 & Park told me that my short hair and darker skin were not as pretty. I seriously believed nothing about me would ever be desirable.
The day I started dating my husband, Edward, was the first day I started hearing comments about how our future children would turn out. One of the first reactions I received on my interracial relationship went something like this: “Hey, I’m happy for you, but oh my, I can already see it, you’re going to have really dark kids with crazy hair! What are you going to do about your child’s hair?!” Comments like this annoyed me and made me wonder why my future children being dark with tightly coiled hair was such a bad thing. Contrary to what everyone expected, my firstborn son, Emmanuel, was born with light skin and fine hair, and the comments turned into: “Oh he’s beautiful, so glad he got your good genes!” To most, he is a precious Hispanic boy, seemingly without a trace of blackness. I easily feel offended and a myriad of fears creep into my heart.
What story? That of a writer, an artist, and someone who typically loved to uplift and encourage others, who had been battling with a serious feeling of inadequacy as a mother, wife, business owner, and most importantly, as a Christian. This feeling had affected me so that it actually silenced me for an unfortunate amount of time. I went from being encouraging and speaking of God’s graciousness almost daily, to feeling as if what I wanted to say just wasn’t good enough at all. That I couldn’t possibly put into words just how great He is, has been, and forever will be. And so, I managed to just not say anything. Every time I would go to praise Christ openly, I was at a loss for words. Seriously, the words just left me.