Don’t Wanna Obey?

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Don’t Wanna Obey?

One story from the bible that I go to often is Jonah. You can learn alot about obedience and forgiveness from Jonah. Many people don’t wanna obey, and they focus on the part of the story where Jonah spends time in the belly of the big fish. My favorite part comes after Jonah is spit out on dry land.

One day God asked me to obey in something that I just didn’t want to. It was a hard, and kicked against it for a while (just like Jonah) but in the end when I yielded to the call of obedience I was blessed in ways that I never imaged.  Hear more of this testimony in this podcast.

 

Mommy Jammies Night – Shirley Solis

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“Why You Were Told Being a SuperMom is a Myth and Why They Lied to You”

Join LaToya and her guest Shirley Solis as she talks about "Why You Were Told Being a SuperMom is a Myth and Why They Lied to You!" Moms are often told they are not supermom…as if being a supermom is a myth! Really???!!! You mean it’s not super to not get any sleep through the night and still get up early to feed your family breakfast, do laundry, clean the house, do school with the kids, work, make lunch, make dinner, drive the kids around, keep romance in marriage and still manage to make it out alive? Being a supermom is not a myth…YOU ARE SUPER! And Shirley is going to re-affirm who you already are…and her goal is to finally get you to believe it! Finally…someone who acknowledges who you really are and does not try to make you less than what you are worth!

Shirley Solis is on a family mission, along with her husband of 20 years and their 6 children (ages 18 to 4), to ignite the next generation of powerful families to live with purpose, passion and contribution. Her passions include family, culture and business. These are clearly reflected in her most recent works, which include Building Character with Children (an online training course for parents), her best-selling cookbook Not Just Tacos and her VIP Program for Mompreneurs. If you are ready for transparency, vulnerability and a little Latin flair, then you are gonna love this episode.

Shirley has a parenting webinar that focuses on building character in your children. It’s great stuff!  free videos with some awesome parenting tips (building new habits, teaching your children to do chores and more!)

Obedience Storm

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Obedience Storm

When my marriage headed for trouble God called me to something really difficult. I had so much going on (new baby, dying father, law school, and failing marriage) that I just couldn’t see how and why God would ask something so hard of me. I felt as if I was in an Obedience Storm.

I was sure that I was justified in my negative attitude and hurt feelings. I’d grown comfortable with my pain and bitterness. I finally did make the hard choice to obey and I’m sharing how that blessed me in this podcast.

Thanks for listening!

Overcoming Perfectionism

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Perfectionism and how to overcome it

If you haven’t listened to “The Problem with Perfectionism” you’ll want to before listening to this episode 😀

Trying to live a life of perfectionism is just not possible. There is no way that I can be perfect on this side of Heaven and anything that tries to tell me otherwise is just a lie. I’ve shared with you some of my testimony about how I fell into perfectionism and why it’s so dangerous. Today I want to share some hope and encouragement with you.

Freedom from the need to be perfect can only be found by believing the scriptures and really knowing who you are and who God is.  These things help to reveal that strength that can be found in our imperfections and how God wants to use them to bless us. In this episode, I share how we can be free from the chains of perfectionism. I will look at the story of Mary and Martha and a few other scriptures as I share how I learned to let go of the need to be perfect and learned to live a life of contentment and joy in depending on God.

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Mommy Jammies Night – Kim Sorgius

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“Parenting in a Broken World: Finding HIM Faithful”

It’s been said that your kids are only as healthy as you are. In a sense, that is true. What will you do with the unthinkable? In a world full of brokenness, heartache and trials, we must find God faithful if we are to survive. It’s what I like to call the “Joseph principle.” The choices we make in the storm will make all the difference: for us and for our children. Come and be encouraged today, as together we bask in HIS love and His promise that we will never be consumed. (Isaiah 43:2)

Kim Sorgius is a passionate homeschooler, mother of 4 sweet kids, and a life-long student. After teaching 8 years in public school, she traded her M.A. in Early Childhood Education for sippy cups and homeschool co-ops. Kim is the author of Not a Statistic: Parenting in a Broken World.These days she can be found writing at Not Consumed and The Homeschool Village, where she daily encourages women to find God faithful in the storms of life.

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The Problem with Perfectionism

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Growing up I did my best to the perfect child. There were some issues in my home growing up and we were taught to put on a good face and not to ever let anyone know what was going on. I’m sure that my parents meant for me to learn the importance of keeping private things private but my little heart didn’t understand that.

As I grew older I noticed that I was rewarded for doing a good job. When I would bring home all As from school my parents would tell me how proud they were of me. When I did everything that I was told I was showered with more praise and love.  However, when I brought home a B or didn’t obey perfectly I was told that I was a disappointment and that I was expected to do better. Now again I’m sure that my parents didn’t mean to harm me with these words. But I internalized the message that I needed to be perfect at all times.

At a young age I started my journey into perfectionism, and it didn’t lead me anywhere positive. Instead it left me broken and miserable. In this episode, I share part of my testimony of becoming a recovering perfectionist. I explore what perfectionism is and the dangers of living life this way.  Join me as I share how I’ve learned to let go of the need for perfection in my life and why it’s so important.

Here are a few resources for you:

What is Life in the Passenger Seat?

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As women we like to create order to our home and our lives. Order is good thing. It helps us to focus on the things that are important to us and it helps us to keep a handle on the beautiful chaos of life.  Sometimes, however, the desire for order turns into the desire to be in control.  When we slip into wanting to control everything in our lives we can often find ourselves standing in the way of God’s plan for our lives.

Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. Matthew 16:24-25 (MSG)

God wants us to hand him the keys and to slide over to the passenger seat.  To give up the need for control and follow Him. Come join LaToya as she explores what it means to live life complete surrendered to God’s plan and will.  Let’s learn to embrace the joy and peace found in the passenger seat