His Unmeasured Grace
Living Real Mom-Life with Hope & Grace
Hi sweet friend!!
Have you ever felt like you’ve lost hope because you’re not enough and lost sight of God’s unmeasured grace?
I have definitely lived in that spot when my life has been so real and mom-life became beyond difficult.
My life raising seven children was chaotic, graceless, and sometimes heartbreaking.
Yet, I would have it no other way because it was through the hard times that I saw mySELF for who I really was and God met me with His Unmeasured Grace.
Wherever you are in life, God offers you hope when you are hopeless and grace when you are graceless. I want to give you encouragement and solutions where I felt like an impossible failure. I needed an older woman to come alongside me without judgment and give me hope and grace so I could see Jesus in my circumstances.
That is what I want to do for you!
What is His Unmeasured Grace?
My vision is to help and encourage you in living real mom-life with hope & grace.
That isn’t always as beautiful as it sounds. Life gets messy-real and a mom can be sinful just like what’s reflected in her angelic kids!
That’s why this Blog is for You!!
I have failed so utterly and desperately need God’s grace.
I am nothing without Jesus working in and through me.
I want you to find God’s grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9) and bloom like a beautiful flower opening up in all its radiant glory.
If you have experienced:
- Financial issues!
- Marriage struggles!
- Problems with kids!
- Struggle in other areas!
Then this blog is for you!
This isn’t a platform for complaints about how life has dealt with you or me. Instead, it’s a place of retreat when you don’t feel you ‘measure’ up. I want you to bask in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit and face your life with victory in Jesus.
We will learn how to grow as we study the Bible and learn how to journal about what we have read. Most importantly we will learn how to dig deeper into the Word.
Living Real Mom-Life with Hope & Grace
Encouraging You to ‘Draw’ Closer to Jesus
I will be sharing many things from my adventurous journey because in telling it you might find something that resonates and encourages you.
My life has been raw and real as I struggled and saw how precious I was to God even in the disasters I created.
My marriage is real and yet we didn’t give up because our foundation was solidly built on our parents’ examples and our faith in Jesus. As difficult as it was and as impossible our situation was, we didn’t give up and I am here to share that there’s hope for your marriage too.
Life couldn’t have been worse and in fact, I don’t know anyone who walked through as deep a valley. What I can tell you is . . .
“There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”~Corrie Ten Boom~
I am excited because God is going to do awesome things in both of our lives, as we study to show ourselves approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.(2 Timothy 2:15)
The Mom-Life and a Fit-Life
Living the Real Mom-Life
Do you have kids or are you like a friend who never had her own children but ‘mothers’ and is an influencer?
I will share experiences, devotionals, journaling workbooks and tools that will help give you solutions for the problems you face in life.
If your life is all smooth-sailing, I would love to learn how you so effortlessly manage.
Effortless was not my story.
Overwhelm, frustration, and stress was definitely where I desperately needed refinement every. single. day.
By the time my kids grew up, I was equipped to help others do well in their calling. I’d love to encourage you!
Living the Fit-Mom Life
Being a fit-mom isn’t totally about being fit and fabulous although that is nice.
We all have different bodies and life isn’t completely about having a gorgeous body that is going to rot and decay in the end. It is nice to feel good in your body but to be honest, I didn’t always have the energy to workout and when my kids were growing up I was pretty erratic about it!
What a fit-mom is, is a mom who is trying to be the healthiest version of herself for the glory of God!
I said ‘trying’ not ‘is’.
I will be sharing ideas of cooking healthier and snacking less often (you do know you’ll be snacking, right?) and tips that I have learned in the kitchen and when eating out.
I will keep in mind that you might be strapped for money (in the extreme) like we used to be and share what worked or maybe even what didn’t work.
Yes, I will share about workouts that I love because I have been passionate about exercise and movement even when my mom-life was too crazy to get past cooking and homeschooling.
(Yes, did I tell you I homeschooled our kids for over 25 years?)
Bottom line is that we are going to be learning together because even though my kids grew up and you might be their ages, I still have the girl inside of me and feel better than when I was in my twenties and thirties.
I got my life back both in Jesus and health-wise and I am living a dream come true. I want to be that virtual 60-something Titus-Two woman in your life. That woman that I desperately wanted when I was 33 and knew I had to become.
Sadly, although I have ‘arrived’ at that magical age, there are days when I still struggle and become unglued. I live with a sinner (that’s not my husband as much as it’s me!) But thankfully in my weakness and failures I can depend on Jesus and He makes me strong. He causes all things in me to become new as I blossom into a new creature.
You are a daughter of the King if you have met Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him. Come along with me as I share what I have learned.
Where You Should Start?
Here are some of the topics that I have shared about on my blog. These are some of the popular posts that might also be a blessing to you!
- The New Gratitude As A Lifestyle Journaling Workbook
- How Gratitude Turns to Joy and Changes Everything
- How To Memorize with These 12 Scripture Memory Cards
- 7 Powerful Quotes To Unlock Gratitude from Your Heart
- How To Choose Gratitude When Your Marriage Hurts
- Shake Your Attitude Up with 12 Verses on Gratitude
- What Happens When You Forget Gratitude?
- 5 Psalms that Will Encourage You to Have a Thankful Heart
- 5 Reasons You Want Gratitude as a Lifestyle
Living Fearlessly Series
- 10 Verses for Living Fearlessly with Free Printable
- What the Fear of God IS and is NOT
- 4 Snares to Avoid When You Fear Disapproval of Others
- Living Fearlessly Because Your Hope is in God
- 5 Reasons to Fight the Battle-Field of Anxiety
- 5 Ways that Prayer Lifts Your Troubled Heart
- When Worry Gets the Better of You
- Powerful Scripture Memory Cards to Release Worry
- Why it is Important to Pray Through Your Fears
- How Do We Carry On When Life Seems Pointless?
Getting to Know Me!
I am the girl behind the screen and I love to connect one-on-one with friends. We ARE friends, right?
Did I forget to mention that I am married to the most wonderful man in the world? We have been married for 40 years (and I seriously don’t feel much older than 30.) Age creeps up on you, yet you feel like the same girl on the inside but just a little wiser as experiences force growth.
Like I was saying before I digressed, marriage has been rough. Many people get divorced for what I’ve been through (and what I put him through). It is ONLY by His Unmeasured Grace that we are still married. It mostly was because we so strongly believed in staying married for better or worse.
We hung in there so many years that our hormones (and sin nature) sort of mellowed with the help and indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
A Little More About Me
I grew up in Asia and Hawaii because I was an M.K. (Missionary Kid) learning to serve Jesus beside my parents.
What I mean is that I was born in Japan, grew up in Hong Kong, and went to high school in Hawaii.
I went to Simpson University in California where I earned a B.A. degree in Psychology and a Minor in Bible.
I met my only husband in New York State and we are still blissfully married after 40 years. O.K. so not all those moments were blissful.
We are blessed to have 7 kids. Two through birth, three were adoption, and two more were born after I had a tubal reversal.
We homeschooled them from kindergarten through high school for over 25 years. We now have 10 grandkids who are 6 years old and younger!! That includes TWO sets of twins!!
I hope your heart will be deeply encouraged and inspired so you grow closer to God as you read my blog.
Only by His grace,