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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.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Have abundant life in the midst of heartache?

October 17, 2014
Speaker, Bible teacher

Abundant life? Doesn’t Romans 8 say the world suffers under the curse? Yet,  Carol McLeod shares how she praised God in the midst of terrible pain. She insists that you can have the abundant life, and she explains how. Listen and learn.

Carol can be reached at http://www.justjoyministries.com/

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#HrtMtr Radio: Is it un-spiritual to care for the body?

October 10, 2014
Author of Well 2 Serve

As Christians, we spend lots of time on the unseen world. But what about our bodies? Is it un-spiritual to care for one’s own body? Dr. Ken Hemphill’s authored Well 2 Serve. His book brings facts gleaned from extensive research.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Freedom from Domestic Abuse

October 3, 2014

June Hunt, licensed counselor and founder of Hope for the Heart Ministries, shares the heartbreak of domestic abuse. One in three women will suffer domestic abuse. June shares how to get free.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Overcoming the SuperGal syndrome

October 3, 2014
Lori Hynson

Deeply insecure, Lori Hynson hid that behind her SuperGal persona and tried to run everything…until it all crashed. She tells about the guilt, anger and resentment. Listen to her story and learn to trust God with things you can’t handle.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Not Open: The Invisible Culture War

September 26, 2014
Lisa Cherry and her husband.

Are you open or not open? Lisa Cherry gives her advice on the invisible culture war we face as we raise our children. She and her husband founded Frontier Families to ensure parents have the needed tools to face the changing norms in our country. See www.frontierfamilies.org for more information.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Breaking Invisible Chains: Domestic Abuse

September 19, 2014
Jeenie and Susan

Women are the most common victim of domestic abuse and they are refuse to report what they suffer. How can a woman break these invisible chains and gain freedom? Jeenie Gordon, counselor, and Susan Osborn, writer, reach out to hurting women to offer hope. Click here to get a copy.

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#HeartMtr Radio: Sharing the Gospel, Battling Oppression

September 12, 2014
Leslie Segraves

Leslie Segraves and her husband founded the 10/40 Connections. They share the Gospel and battle oppression. She shares stories of changed lives.

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The Blind Date

August 24, 2014

Cynthia's parents

Buddy and Alma Jo Thomas

Alma Jo bit her lip as she gazed at the dresses in her closet. She’d finished her hair and her makeup. If only she could decide what to wear.

 

Why did I agree to go on a blind date? 

 

A friend talked her into this. Whoever this man was, he couldn’t be as handsome as the one she’d dated a few weeks ago. Besides, anyone who needed someone else to find dates for him must have a problem.

 

Her eyes strayed to the clock beside her bed. Decide something. It’s getting late.

 

She pulled out a blue dress and fingered the fabric. It had a belt that fastened with a rose. This one made her feel comfortable, and tonight she’d need that.

 

But wait. What was that? The fabric on the sleeve was fraying. Her father’s long illness made it necessary to cut corners, but she refused to look dumpy. It could be mended, but not tonight.

 

The red dress. She tugged it out and held it up. Annie Ruth always told her the color looked great on her. After she slipped it over her head and zipped it, she peered at her reflection. A strand of hair hung in the wrong place and she snatched her comb to fix the damage.

 

A knock sounded on the front door, and her heart banged against her chest.

 

“Alma!” Her mother’s voice rang through the house. “Can you get that? Your daddy wanted biscuits, and I’ve got flour on my hands.”

 

“Sure, mom.”

 

A little breathless, she flicked curls one last time and hurried to answer.

 

A slender man with a fair complexion and a full head of dark hair stood on the porch. “Hello. You must be Alma Jo.”

 

“And you are Lloyd Thomas?”

 

“My friends call me Buddy, and I’d like to be yours.”

 

“So, I should call you Buddy?”

 

His blue eyes met hers as he gave a hearty chuckle. “Yes, please. I’d like that.”

 

Later she sat sipping coffee at the restaurant with him. They’d talked about siblings and parents. Now what? She hated searching for topics, and she knew nothing about him. “How exactly did Lloyd become Buddy?”

 

He smirked. “Well, Lloyd’s not my name. Actually, there’s a story about that. Would you like to hear it?”

 

She shrugged. “Sure.”

 

“I don’t really have a name.” He grinned. “Just the initials ‘C’ and ‘L’. My birth certificate says C.L. Thomas.”

 

“What?”

 

“That’s a good question.” He chortled. “What do you call someone without a name?”

 

How odd. But he doesn’t seem upset. “I don’t know. What did you do?”

 

“My teachers wanted a name, so I told them to call me Lloyd.”

 

“Is that your father’s name?”

 

“No. His is Creed.”

 

“Well, that’s the C.”

 

“And Mother’s is Laura.”

 

“Hmm, Creed Laura Thomas. It doesn’t work for a boy.”

 

“Nope.” He shook his head and snickered. “But C. L. could stand for Cute Little Thomas.”

 

Alma Jo had just taken a gulp of coffee and she slapped a hand over her mouth. Her stomach quivered and she couldn’t hold back. As she doubled over with laughter, warm coffee spewed from her mouth.

 

She managed to get her cup back to the table without spilling any more. With a deep breath she worked to control herself. What a mess. “I’m so sorry.”

 

“Don’t apologize. I love coffee.” He guffawed.

 

For a moment her body shook with laughter again. But when she glanced down at her clothing, her cheeks grew warm. “I must look dreadful. My dress is drenched.”

 

He winked as he pressed a handkerchief into her hand. “It’s not so bad. You can blot it right up. You’re pretty when you laugh.”

 

“Thanks.” Her face flamed. “You never did explain about why you’re called Buddy.”

 

“Someone called me that in high school.” He chuckled. “It seemed to fit, so everyone started using it.”

 

“Yes.”  She smiled as she gazed into his face. “It does fit.”

 

Alma Jo slipped his handkerchief into her purse. The next day she ran it through the wash. As she ironed it, she thought about Buddy.  Despite her anxiety over the date, she’d had more fun with him than anybody she’d ever gone out with. Maybe he’d ask again.

 

On August 24, 1952, Alma Jo and Buddy married in the chapel of Highland Park Baptist Church.  They were married almost fifty-six years when Momma stepped into glory. Dad followed about two and a half years later. I wonder if heaven’s full of laughter as they celebrate up there together.

Celebrating fifty years

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Thomas

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