Friday, November 27, 2015

Gratefully Yours

Gratefully Yours

On this day, I have officially been married half my life and I couldn’t be happier and more grateful about that.

This road has been everything from terribly bumpy to extremely blissful. It has been a constant lesson in life, love, and learning to live together as man and wife.

Though there have been times when I did not think we would make it another day, each and every valley has been an opportunity to grow and understand more while we appreciate the views from the mountain top. 

Happy 22nd Wedding Anniversary to the husband of my youth, my beloved, my prince! You complete me. I love, adore, and cherish you always….

“I have found the one whom my soul loves.”
Song of Solomon 3:4

Friday, November 20, 2015

Not In Agreement

Not In Agreement

Getting frustrated with our child or spouse and then telling them what we “see” is so harmful.

When doing that we are labeling them, but worse we are in agreement with the enemy. He sets the bait, we take the bait by acting on negative thoughts that enter our minds.

Evil thought=Devil
Good thought=God
(Both only one-letter difference)

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.”  2 Corinthians 10:5

Monday, November 16, 2015

T2W Mentor Moms

T2W Mentor Moms - Wk 01 Meditation Verse

Have your child write this on a chalk board, his/her bathroom mirror, a wipe off board, somewhere he/she will see it all week long and meditate on its meaning to commit your household to the service of the Lord.

T2W Mentor Moms

T2W Mentor Moms Week 01 - Getting Started
by Carri Pratt

Welcome! Your children will be blessed by your participation in T2W Mentor Moms. This is the quick and easy way to saturate your child's life with the truth of God's word.

Each week you will receive:

Weekly Meditation Verse - have your children write this somewhere in your home so they can meditate on the importance of Scripture. Give them an extra treat if they can commit it to memory!

Weekly Scripture Reading - have your children read God's word. Help them understand the importance of knowing God through His word.

A daily prayer for you to pray over your children (T2W Facebook Page)

A daily 3 Minute Moment to share with your children (T2W Facebook Page)

Weekly 'Kids Can' Videos to show to your children

Weekly Worship Videos for your children to listen to for encouragement

God has entrusted your children to you for a purpose - so that you may teach your child to:

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."  Deuteronomy 6:4-9 

Make a commitment today to be faithful to your Lord and King and teach your children about His Truth.

All T2W Mentor Mom publications are the property of and are part of a MACE Project for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas by Graduate Student, Carri Lynne Pratt 2015


Friday, November 13, 2015

The Worst Thing To Come Between People Is…

The Worst Thing To Come Between People Is…

When something goes wrong between you and a family member or a friend, it’s very important to have all the facts. It’s not ok to assume anything. Jumping to conclusions can cause serious harm.

Things are not always what they seem. Before you react or even worse, allow a relationship to end up estranged, seek knowledge and ALL the facts.

That worst thing is…


It will always deceive, mislead and steal from you, and it will keep you in the dark about the true situation.

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6

Friday, November 6, 2015

Walking Dead

Walking Dead

Think how many wounded people we have all around and continuing the cycle by hurting others. There is ongoing spousal, child, elderly, and even animal abuse.

Those that are hurting others have a root issue that causes them to be out of control…

It’s almost always HURT or SHAME.

Not properly dealing with and processing hurts and trauma will cause the pain to be stored in your brain, in turn affecting your daily life, health and relationships.

Dredging up a past hurt is never fun. Reliving it is even worse, but the pain has to come out for one to be set free.

Let yourself feel and you will heal instead of walking around like a zombie causing more wounded people.

"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:32

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

You Are Somebody's Hero

You Are Somebody's Hero

Mom, You are so very important. Trust that, and don't sweat the small stuff.

Please watch these three videos, they are a MUST SEE!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Come As You Are

Come As You Are

Just like when you decide to join a gym to get serious about your fitness, you start where you are.
You don't wait to get fit to go into the gym or start a healthy diet. 

So it is with taking your life and (possibly destructive) habits and heading to the cross to trade out the old life for a new one. 

Come to him as you are with all your bruises and stains, with the heaviness of your baggage of hurt, pain, disappointment. Come! 

He calls us to renewal, repentance, and restoration. 

"Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent." Revelation 3:19

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." Revelation 3:20

Friday, October 23, 2015

Womb Mate

Womb Mate

Parenthood isn’t always planned, but it’s ALWAYS a gift.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
Psalm 127:3-5

Friday, October 16, 2015

Let The Redeemed of The Lord Say So

Let The Redeemed of The Lord Say So

Just as it was with Jonah when he eventually went to Nineveh, it is the word of our testimony that changes lives. 

Your testimony is powerful and personal, no one can argue with your story and how it changed your life. Most will be intrigued and hear you out. Some will even be helped by your story if they are going through something similar.  

"Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story--those he redeemed from the hand of the foe.." 
Psalm 107:2

Friday, October 9, 2015

Happy Anniversary Friday Focus

Happy Anniversary Friday Focus

This week is the 3rd Anniversary of The Friday Focus. It is our hope and prayer that these weekly pearls have inspired and encouraged you regularly in some way or another.

"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to do what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God." Titus 2:2-5