Friday, June 13, 2014

No Greater Joy Ministries

No Greater Joy Ministries

I just wanted to take a minute to say how grateful I am for Michael and Debi Pearl's No Greater Joy Ministry. They are such a sweet couple and I really enjoy getting to hear them speak. If you haven't heard of their ministry before, you need to check out the link here. I promise you, it will be a huge encouragement in your life and family. They are all about helping to strengthen the family and teaching how the man is the head of the household and how God made woman to be a help meet for him. They have many good books but I'm going to take a guess that some of their most read books are Created to Need a Help Meet, Created to Be His Help Meet, In Search of a Help Meet, and Preparing to Be a Help Meet. These are great books that help to outline what a Christ-focused marriage and family should look like. Also another one of Mr. Pearl's well known books is To Train Up a Child.
Although I am not a wife nor a mother yet, I still think it's important, as a single Christian young lady to prepare for this time in the future. It's always great to receive advice from people that have been there and know what struggles might come.

Our family has also been to a couple of the NGJ Shindigs. It was so nice to be surrounded by a couple thousand other people who were pretty like-minded with our family's beliefs and convictions. I am so thankful that they saw the need for such an event and put so much work into making it all happen.

They also have a great channel on YouTube with many many videos. I highly recommend looking them up!

I feel it's very important to support ministries such as NGJ. One way to help is by supporting them with your purchases on Amazon. When you shop on Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate .5% to No Greater Joy Ministries. Here's the link:

Anyway, I just felt it on my heart to share a little about this very amazing ministry.
I pray everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Wow, I can not believe it is already June 4th!! Time is passing by so fast it seems. I have volunteered at Fort Rock several times already this year. We have had great turnouts so far. This last camp was at max capacity. It was an American History Family Camp and we were happy to have guest speaker Mr. William Federer.

So far I've been busy with my vinyl decal business, volunteering at camps, gardening, and just normal everyday housework. I have to admit, I'm not looking forward to this warmer weather that's about to begin. I'm a cold-weather, cool mountain air, jacket-wearing kind of girl. But none the less, the heat always comes. I just pray it isn't too terribly bad this year.

So lately I've been thinking a lot about change. It's something that is inevitable in life. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad. Here a while back I was visiting with a friend about when I graduated from homeschool high school and it occurred to me that it has been 5 years since my graduation. Where in the world has time gone? I used to think that adults were crazy when they said that time goes faster as you get older. Now that I'm an adult, I see exactly what they mean. I know lately in my life, I've been having some changes take place. All good, just things happening and going on that are different and out of the ordinary for my everyday life.. It really gets a person to thinking-how am I using my life to make a difference for Christ. We are only on this earth for but a blink of an eye, and how are we spending that time? We all have different phases of life: childhood, the teen years, young adult life, married life, parenthood, becoming grand parents, etc. Sometimes it seems that when you feel you are ready for your next phase, it couldn't come quicker. Then when you reach it, you wonder where the time went. Or at least, that's how I feel sometimes. I've been making sure that I am really stopping and enjoying the phase of life I'm in right now, whatever that might be. It's really great to know that God has me in the phase in life that he wants me in because He knows best. And I'm ready for whatever it is that He brings my way! It's a great feeling to know that I don't have to worry about it, just trust in Him. Stop and smell the roses and enjoy every second, moment, and every hour of my days. Whether that be doing laundry, baking bread, having a Braums's ice-cream with the family, or Skyping with a friend.

Well I hope everyone is having a great start to their summer!!