Preparing for Marriage: Top 10 Tips for Christian Singles

Preparing for Marriage: Top 10 Tips for Christian Singles

  There are many of you who are searching for love. Marriage is a calling; a holy covenant between God, your spouse, and yourself. Many times we become so focused on finding the right person that we forget that in the meantime our job is to BECOME the right person. You wouldn’t walk into your college semester final without doing any of the studying the material, right? Likewise, don’t walk into marriage blindfolded. In order for your marriage to be all that God designed it to be, make the decision to start preparing yourself NOW.

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When You Find the Person God has for You

When you Find the person God has for you

Ladies and Gentlemen, I just want to tell you this; there isn’t a fairy tale out there that can compare to the one God has for you. Right now if you are in a season of waiting, cherish it. Hold onto the time you have with just you and God, the perfect romance. Many people see waiting as wasting, but God sees waiting as preparation.

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A Message for the Brokenhearted

A message for the brokenhearted

A Message for the Brokenhearted By: Tiffany Langford  As I sit here and hold my daughter, I am thankful God has allowed me to know unconditional love. She’s so beautiful in every way, I sit here still just so I can feel her breathing as she lays on my chest. Ever since she was born this is the place she has always rested best, on Mama. And nothing makes me more happy than to feel the love she has for me, and she’s not even said, “I love you, Mama” yet.

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15 Scriptures to Soothe an Anxious Heart

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15 Scriptures to Soothe an Anxious Heart By: Tiffany Langford Worrying is something I have dealt with to the point I’ve made myself sick. Anxiety creeps in, just like the cruel, ugly disease that it is, and burdens my heart. But if His eye is on the sparrow, how much more does He promise to watch over us? We get so consumed with our daily life. Financial problems, relational problems, emotional problems seem to get the best of us. But as a wife, mother, and child of God I don’t want to let fear consume my heart any longer.

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15 of the Funniest Christian Memes Ever

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15 of the Funniest Christian Memes Ever Thanks to Pinterest, I spend a little too much time looking at memes. No matter how many times I’ve seen the same meme before, these crack me up every single time. And since you all loved my last meme-related blog post, I figured I would give you more of what you love. So sit back and enjoy the humor! *These are all for lighthearted fun and not meant to be taken seriously.**

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When Disappointment Turns Into Divine Appointment

Father, Sometimes life just gets the best of me. Sometimes I give into the discouragement all around me. I get so caught up in myself when I want to be caught up in you. Papa help me to focus on the future you have for me, instead of getting so caught up in discouragement. Take me from glory to glory, for I know you are the one who prepares a table for me. You are the one who causes my cup to run over. You are the one who pleads my cause and lays out my days before me. Help me to trust in you-wholly, fully, deeply, and unconditionally. I want to fall radically in love with you, deeper each day. Help me to understand that this disappointment is leading me to future God appointments. You have a plan and purpose for me. All of the days I will live are marked within your books. Give me the courage to chase my dreams. Make my dreams become your vision. Help me to walk glide for glide, right alongside you. I know you are with me every step of the way. When I face heartbreak and disappointment, I know the road you are leading me down is beautiful, even if at this moment it doesn’t feel so lovely. The road you have for me to walk is going to be wonderful. Wherever you lead, I want to follow. Many are the plans of my heart, but you, O Lord, determine each step. You determine my course. You know where I am going and where I will be. You know where I am right now. Somehow, the best lessons come from the worst heartbreak. Something beautiful can spring up out of something so ugly. Something the devil used to try to do me in for good you will use for my benefit. Lord I can make my plans, but your purpose prevails. Give me the strength to be all that you’ve called me to be, and to face this season of my life with joy, peace, and grace. Give me the strength to trust you despite the odds. Overwhelm my heart with love, that I would know your will is to prosper and not to harm me. I thank you for giving me a hope and a future. I entrust you fully with my future and I cannot wait to see the…

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Blind Faith: Trusting God When We Can’t See His Plan

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I remember the day I found out I was pregnant. I had went to the doctor to see why I wasn’t feeling good. I hadn’t had my period in a month, but I had already taken a pregnancy test, once again, determining that I was not pregnant. No one knew that I wanted a child besides my husband. After all, a woman who is in her twenties isn’t supposed to want those kinds of things, right? Society had convinced me I wasn’t allowed to desire a family until I had my life in order. I believe it hurt my husband seeing my heart break every time I took a test that came back negative. And believe me, there were so many tests. He wanted one too, but I had put up a front to the world and he was the one there holding me while I took off my mask soaked in a puddle of tears.  There were times all I could do was just sit in my husband’s arms and cry. But I knew God would bring us a child in His timing, if it was His will for us to have one. Every time a test came back negative I would think thoughts like,  what in the world is wrong with me? I’m too young to be a mother. I shouldn’t want this right now. If it was meant to happen it would have happened by now. My husband would wake up some mornings and talk about how awesome it would be for us to wake up to a beautiful little baby. But after three years of no luck, I started to think we may not be able to have children. The 2015 New Year started off with a bang. Just a few days after New Years Eve, my husband thought he had an ear infection. So I decided to tag along and maybe talk to the doctor about what was going on with me, so that maybe someday having children didn’t seem so out of reach. He insisted I take a pregnancy test first. Having already taken a test three days prior, I told him to go ahead, but I knew I wasn’t pregnant. Kevin looked at me and said,”Tiffany, what if you really are pregnant? Don’t completely reject that it could happen.” Being the know it all that I am, I assured him it wasn’t going to happen. Then…

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When Your Calling Keeps Chasing You

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 When Your Calling Keeps Chasing You By: Tiffany Langford Is it okay for me to just be real for a moment? I’m laying awake at 2:00 in the morning with tears in my eyes, but these aren’t tears of sadness. I lay here, with my husband and my daughter by my side, and I can’t help but thank God for everything He has brought me through in my life. The tears I’ve sown have reaped something beautiful, and I know this is only the beginning. I remember walking around with a lump in my throat constantly from just wanting to break down in tears. There was a constant ache inside of me. I struggled with feelings of inadequacy. I struggled to feel loved. I would think about praying, but He seemed so far away. I found myself in such a deep depression. I struggled with suicidal thoughts and I came to the point I couldn’t take it anymore. Everything in my life was weighing me down. What more was I than a broken girl from a broken home? I felt like I was in a dark tunnel that never seemed to end. But God has a funny way of taking what the devil meant to kill us with and using it for His glory. He wants us to let Him love us deeply, our hearts need it. Our hearts were made to embrace the love of Jesus, not to walk this world alone. I remember one day I couldn’t take it much longer. I couldn’t fight back the tears. I dropped to my knees and found myself in fetal position sobbing like a baby on the bedroom floor. That was the moment I cried out to God to rescue me from myself. In that moment I felt a love sweeter than anything I had ever felt in my entire life. I felt the literal love of God wrap around me and permeate through me. I laid there and found my healing. I was never the same from that day. Since then, God has held me through everything. There have been times I just wanted to give it all up, but just like the prophet Jeremiah said, His word burned in my heart like a fire, it was shut up in my bones. It wasn’t something I couldn’t shake off. God had placed a calling on my life. A job you…

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Preemie Awareness: Emma’s Story by Katie Lewis

Preemie Awareness:Emma's Story by Katie Lewis

Preemie Awareness: Emma’s Story Guest post by Katie Lewis   The night I found out I was pregnant was one of the happiest, yet scariest nights of my life. As time passed, I became more excited about having a baby like any other soon-to-be mother. I painted a picture perfect pregnancy and delivery in my head, the one where the parents take maternity pictures, the nursery is complete, a safe and smooth delivery followed by a room of visitors, etc. I later found out that God’s plan was nowhere near what I had envisioned in my mind. Entering my third trimester, I noticed some body changes (swelling, chest pain, headaches). Because all of these could be associated with the timing of my pregnancy, I didn’t think much of it. Over time, my pregnancy worsened and it was taking a major toll on my mental, physical, and emotional health. My husband and I decided to discuss everything with our doctor at our next appointment, which was only about three days away. I always looked forward to our doctors appointments. It was a chance to hear our baby’s health and learn about how she was growing and progressing. This appointment was so much different. In one month, I had gained over ten pounds, which was double what I gained in the other five months combined, my blood pressure was through the roof, and the protein in my urine was over seven times the diagnosis limit for preeclampsia. I was admitted right away and quickly referred to the high risk doctor. I was monitored closely, dosed up on blood pressure medication, and hooked up to a magnesium drip but nothing seemed to help. The third day of my hospital stay, my husband and I were informed that we would be transferred over to a larger hospital with a bigger NICU (that could sustain a baby under 28 weeks gestation, I was only 26) so that we could be in the same hospital as our child if and when we needed to deliver. After being transferred and days of medicine, I found out that I had developed HELLP syndrome, which in short means that my brain started to swell and my liver started to shut down. My pregnancy was killing me and I started taking vital nutrients from my daughter, so it was decided that being pregnant and trying to allow her to grow…

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Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Jesus Loving Mama

Top 10 Gifts for the Jesus Loving Mama

Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Jesus Loving Mama “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” ~Proverbs 31:28-30 There is no amount of treasure that can measure up to the worth of a praying mama. Her love is immeasurable, her strength untraceable, and her beauty is indescribable. Love your mother and show her you appreciate her every day of the year, not just on Mother’s Day. We do not give our mothers the credit they deserve. Therefore, it is necessary to celebrate Moms everyday. (On a side note, this is my very first Mother’s Day so I am very excited!) I have compiled a list of my top ten favorite Mother’s Day Gifts to reward Mom for everything she does. Without further ado, here are ten gifts that every Jesus loving mama needs!! **This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Read full disclosure here.** 1. Beautiful Beyond Words – Journal, Plaque, and Mug Gift Set This gift sets includes a gorgeous Journal, Plaque, and Mug all in one. It serves as a beautiful reminder to Mom that the love of God shines through her, and you can’t beat this price at only $24.95!! 2. Home Is Where Your Mom Is – Jumbo Mug Nothing makes you miss home like your Mama. This gorgeous Jumbo mug is sure to warm your Mama’s heart. And it gives her just one more excuse (like she even needs it) to drink more coffee. Trust me, she needs it. 🙂 Only $16.00 and fast shipping for Mother’s Day! 3. Lisa Leonard – Gold Bar Mama Necklace Of this list, this is probably my favorite item. (Subtle hint to my husband) This gold bar necklace is STUNNING and would make a great gift for your Mama this Mother’s Day. You can click on the link above to order it for just $52.00!! 4. Fearless – Canvas Tote “She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.” ~Proverbs 31:25. This adorable tote represents the Proverbs 31 woman. Mom can carry this tote proudly! And right now it is only $25!! Click the link above to order. 5. Lisa Leonard – Three Things Necklace Another one of my favorites, this beautiful sterling silver…

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