Friday, October 21, 2016

Drive For Diligence

Drive For Diligence

Are you your own worst enemy

Do your thoughts tell you these type things?

 I am not good enough.
I can't keep up.
I wish I was like her. 
I'm not _____
I can't ____ {fill in the blank}

The negative chatter inside your brain will sabotage your life. As long as you are agreeing with the lies that have been fed to you, you are caught in a trap which some people never get free from.

The first step in making a progressive change is believing you can and visualizing your goal. 

Beloved Sister, repeat out loud right now: 
Lord, As of today I will no longer allow destructive and dead-end thoughts in my head. From now on, instead of dwelling on these lies and eventually acting on them, I cast them out and back to the pit of hell where they came from.  
Lord, please replace my thoughts with the truth of your word so that I may be free from the snare of the enemy. 
In Jesus name, amen

"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1 

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7

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Friday, October 14, 2016



My life wasn't going as planned. Everything was a struggle. It was as if I was pulling a loaded trailer behind me. I desperately needed change.

I had to forgive. 

My unwillingness to forgive was destroying the possibility of success in my relationships (among other areas). Unforgiveness is living in the past with no hope for the future. 

I had to surrender my hurt, my negative thoughts and defensive attitude and take on the mind of Christ.

I am most Christ-like when I forgive and love unconditionally.

Unforgiveness Is Poison. 

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has any grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3:12-14

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick.." Proverbs 13:2

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Momentum Demands Movement

Momentum Demands Movement 

For anyone to make change for the better several things must occur.

1) A new way of thinking
2) A Starting Point 
3) Commitment
4) Keep your eye on the prize
5) Perseverance

"Success is like a takes momentum to build and the more and more you roll it in the right direction the bigger it gets." 
-Steve Ferrante 

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed." Psalm 20:4

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Friday, September 30, 2016

The Opposite of What You Think

The Opposite of What You Think 

God's way is opposite of your flesh and/or what the world tells you.

The world says to guard yourself, keep safe distance.
God says to be vulnerable and transparent.

The world says to defend yourself.
God says, I'll be your defender.

The world says to hide your sin and pain.
God says to confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The world says hold onto grudges and past hurts.
God says to forgive and hold no record of wrongs.

" were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors." 1 Peter 1:18

"Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."
Ephesians 4:23-24

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Because JOY

To Have JOY

Life does not always go as planned or in our favor. Being happy is only temporal and based usually on superficial things--things of this world that have no lasting or eternal value.  

Rise above those things now and trust that, God, the maker of heaven and earth, knows what he is doing. God will work all things together for good for those who love him. He cares for you and your future. You having joy in the midst of questionable circumstances builds your faith and it's a huge witness to others.

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my hearts trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." Psalm 28:7 

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
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Monday, September 19, 2016

T2W Mentor Mom's Soul Spa Retreat

T2W Mentor Mom's Soul Spa Retreat

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, take a quick moment to pause and meditate on this verse:

"He says, 'Be still and know that I Am God.'" Psalm 46:10

Sweet Sister, Be Still! Even if you are driving and the kids are screaming in the back seat, you can Be Still and Know that HE is God. You are in the presence of the KING of KINGS! 

Take a moment to acknowledge that He is ALWAYS with you. Imagine He is sitting right next to you. Can you feel His presence?

We can't see Him, and sadly many times don't even think about Him; but He is there and He will never forsake you and never leave you.

The first step in teaching our children about Him is for us moms to have a thriving relationship with God our Father, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit who dwells within every believer. Take those precious moments with Him.

If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and want to know more please talk with your pastor or a trusted sister in Christ.

Enjoy your intimate retreat with Him,
In His Name,
Carri Pratt 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Why Our Children Desperately Need Spiritual Training

Why Our Children Desperately Need Spiritual Training 

Carri Pratt 


In her book "The Spiritual Child" Lisa Miller, PhD. has found that spiritual development:

  • Is Crucial for Reducing the Risk of Suicide, Depression & Substance Abuse 
  • Is Critical for Overall Health 
  • Prepares our Children for Identity Development 
  • Provides Emotional Resilience 
  • Gives our Children an Inner Compass 
  • Allows them to Understand Their Unique Purpose and Connection in this life
She states, "The absence of support for children's spiritual growth has contributed to alarming rates of childhood and adolescent emotional suffering and behaviors that put them at risk." 

Society is discovering what God has planned and shared in His Scripture:

"The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9

My prayer is that as Moms we would open our eyes, hearts and minds to the amazing impact we can have on the lives of our children and then dedicate our time and talents to doing so, In Jesus Name, Amen.

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