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October… We’re So Glad You’ve Arrived

October 2, 2018

SUPER excited to share this month’s Calendar Challenge. Why?

The 31st is Reformation Day, and the day the church remembered the saints from the past, hence All Saints Day… So, I decided to create a calendar challenge based on Hebrews; calling us to remember and imitate faith of those who came before us.

Encouragement

Let’s Welcome September

September 1, 2018

Very excited to share this month’s Calendar Challenge. But, before we get there, let’s pray…
Dear Father, as the weather cools, remind me of your grace and unfailing love. Day to day life distracts me so keep me close by your side, reading Your Word, and praying for wisdom. Help me enjoy every moment and live in the joy of your presence. Thank you for my salvation.

In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

The Art of Living is #OthersCentered Calendar-September 2018-Cynthia L. Simmons
Click Here to Download the September “Others Centered” Calendar

Encouragement

Working-Mom: Michelle Medlock Adams Can Help You Succeed

August 3, 2018
Working-mom

A working-Mom often feels overloaded. Even though I didn’t work while my children were little, I understand how overwhelmed you can feel. I had five, and my youngest was severely disabled. Since I homeschooled all of them,  I felt like I had a full-time job.

However, I think we have evidence the lady described in Proverbs 31 was a working mom:

Proverbs 31:16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

 Proverbs 31:24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.

She knows her merchandise is good

As far as her home:  Proverbs 31:27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

It also said her children rise up and praise her, which convinces me this Proverbs icon had kids who were grown, but she is busy woman with a lot to offer.

At this point, my kids could accuse me of things, and I might not recall every incident because. Those years are a blur. LOL!

Today Michelle Medlock Adams is my guest. She worked as a journalist throughout her mothering career. On August 7, 2018, she has a new book  coming out for the working mom called Fabulous and Focused.

Michelle is going to share how she kept going when her girls were babies, and some of the pitfalls of the journey. After being a working mom for years, she has great encouragement and tips to make you succeed.

Go to her website for lots more free stuff.

Encouragement

The Sunny August Days

July 31, 2018

Oh, Father, as we approach this busy month, keep our hearts from drifting. Help us juggle chores with your wisdom and let the warm weather remind us of your steadfast love. Fill our minds with eternal purpose to love you more each day and share that love with our husband, children, and friends. May we overflow with your goodness and kindness to anyone nearby.

In the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

The Art of Living is #OthersCentered Calendar-August 2018-Cynthia L. Simmons
Click Here to Download the August “Others Centered” Calendar

Encouragement

July, July… You Have Finally Arrived

July 2, 2018

The heat is on! Here at Heart of the Matter Ministries, we love summer, but it’s funny how far we park just to grab that little tree which provides a little shade. Even if it’s just a little shade, our cars are just a little cooler for the next ride.

Shade. It’s a good word. Hmm… What does that make you think of? What about offering your life as shade for others? In this month’s Cynthia Chats with Chispa Magazine, I speak of loving one another’s gifts versus squabbling with one another. Loving one another’s gifts, despite our differences, not only allows Christ’s Love to come through, it also provides shade. You see, there is peace in shade.

Seek Him and Choose to Be Shade.

The Art of Living is #OthersCentered Calendar-July 2018-Cynthia L. Simmons

Download the July “Others Centered” Calendar

Encouragement

Welcoming April… He is Risen, Indeed!

March 30, 2018

We start this month by celebrating the resurrection of our KING! So, let us begin by singing praises to our Lord. And yes, sing like no one is listening:

“The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting?
Our resurrected King
Has rendered you defeated.

Forever He is glorified
Forever He is lifted high
Forever He is risen
He is alive, He is alive!

We sing hallelujah
We sing hallelujah
We sing hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome.”
Kari Jobe

For this month, let’s hold on to His Love, hold on to His Grace…

The Art of Living is #OthersCentered Calendar-April 2018-Cynthia L. Simmons
Download the April “Others Centered” Calendar

Encouragement

Welcoming March 2018… Spring Into Goodness + God’s Perfect Plan

March 1, 2018

March, the month that welcomes spring and the month that ends with the start of Holy Week. Where do you want to be this month? Are you seeking more of God’s Goodness or perhaps you’re wondering why He’s silent and you’re not? In this month’s #OthersCentered Calendar we’re prompted to yes, love others, but also to seek within and discern, rather than absorb.

Download the March “Others Centered” Calendar

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