Faithfulness in the Grit of Motherhood

There I was laying on the living room floor, apron on and feet propped up on the couch. The kidswere finally in bed and I was exhausted. I thought to myself, it takes a committed faithfulness to the Truth of God’s Word to tackle the grit of motherhood; it takes a firm belief in the Scriptures to keep nurturing and teaching and correcting children day in and day out.

Motherhood is more than just logistics, and making sandwiches, and searching for bandaids and missing stuffies. God has given mothers children for His glory and given clear instructions for motherhood: to teach the commands of God that they might know and worship the Creator.

There is no other opportunity, quite like a mother’s, to teach and instruct about God throughout the day. Our children are born with rebellious hearts that are against God and we are tasked with showing them the glory of God, the goodness of God, the Truth of God by teaching His Word.

But it’s wearisome. And sometimes it seems there is little fruit from all our work.

My precious four year old daughter is in the midst of a battle; a passionate battle of her vs others. She is learning the classic virtue that even adults still struggle with: selflessness. When I saw her struggle to share her things or to let others go first, I pulled out all my lessons. I was going to dazzle her with all the goodness of laying down our lives. I talked to her about how sharing glorifies God, I shared stories of Jesus coming to serve, not be served, I prayed with her and for her daily. There was nothing short of a puppet show in my instruction about selflessness.

About two weeks in I threw in the towel. I couldn’t believe she still struggled with selfishness after all my prayers and instructions. I was frustrated and tired.

This blog post was written by Lauren Hlushak and published on RenewedinTruth.com.

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She Proves Faithful now offering HospitaliTEA

It's Tea Time!

Tea is beverage served around the world and is beloved by many not only for the health benefits of black and herbal teas, but also for the meaningful conversations often exchanged over a single cup.

She Proves Faithful is always looking to help women prove faithful in their spheres of influence. One way is to offer delicious teas to guests in our homes. Sometimes its difficult to keep beverages on hand for guests (because our kids drink them - or we do - guilty!), and because they can be expensive!

That's why having some loose leaf tea is a great alternative to expensive sodas or drinks. It's on hand, easily stores in your spice cabinet, and is ready to brew when a guest arrives.

Our teas are also a great treat for winding down while we read the Bible or some of our favorite books and Bible Studies (like Radiant or the Gospel-Centered Life).

She Proves Faithful currently has two delicious tea blends in stock: Organic Loose Leaf Chai and Organic Loose Leaf Stay Well Herbal Blend. These small batches are great for the home, make a great gift, and are perfect for gift baskets.

If you're not sure about tea and all the goodness of it, check out this article:

Black Tea Health Benefits

Echinacea Benefits (found in Stay Well Tea)

Ready for some tea?

 
HospitaliTEA - Organic Stay Well Herbal Tea Blend
11.00

SHOP VACATION - ORDERS WILL SHIP AUGUST 15th
 

She Proves Faithful HospitaliTEA is a great way to serve guests that come into our home with a delicious beverage over warm and meaningful conversations.

This organic Stay Well Herbal provides a way to wind down and relax after a busy day of proving faithful. Grab a good book, your Bible, or listen to the podcast sipping on some Organic Stay Well Tea.

The Organic Stay Well tea is a blend of health promoting herbs such as echinacea, elderberries, ginger and lemon but has a smooth mild taste. This is a great tea to help with immunity and to 'stay well' in the midst of germs.

This 2.5 oz bag holds 25 single servings of tea.

Loose leaf tea requires a steeping bag, strainer, or a french press to keep tea from your drinking beverage. Mesh tea strainers are usually available in the SPF shop.

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HospitaliTEA - Organic Chai Loose Leaf Tea
12.00

SHOP VACATION - ORDERS WILL SHIP AUGUST 15th
 

She Proves Faithful HospitaliTEA is a great way to serve guests that come into our home with a delicious beverage over warm and meaningful conversations.

This organic chai blend offers fragrant cinnamon and cardamon aromas and is delicious with a bit of honey and splash of milk. This organic chai is smooth to the taste, not bitter or over-powering.

Teas are great for in home use and make great gifts and gift basket ideas.

This 3 oz bag holds 30 single servings of tea.

Loose leaf tea requires a steeping bag, strainer, or a french press to keep tea from your drinking beverage. Mesh tea strainers are usually available in the SPF shop.

Shipping: I ship USPS 2-5 day shipping. I usually ship orders by Friday each week.

DOLLAR SHIPPING! on orders of 1 - 2 bags!

 

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Deal Hunter: Amazon Prime Day

There are so many ways women rule their domain with grace and with wisdom. One of these ways is saving money through the art of deals!

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I love a good deal and I enjoy the hunt for the perfect bargain - most of the time - sometimes I just want shorts to be on sale ONE time during the summer. Otherwise, I usually have a catalog of wants and needs and wishes in my head and when I see a deal - I strike. Sometimes I need to take a break, because deal overboard = not saving money.

But there are three shopping days I look forward to every year:

  1. Black Friday - yes. I go out every year and I love it. I can get jeans I love for 60% off and I scored a whole Paw Patrol set for $17 at Kohls (those pups individually are around $10!).
  2. Day after Christmas - yes. I got out every year right after Christmas and snag all the goodies that are marked waaay down because Gap stocked one too many scarves. And those temporary kiosks in the mall - you can get board games, calendars, meats and cheese - for such a low price - hello New Years!

Those two shopping days are smooshed at the end of the year. Where's the great summer blow out? Where are the summer deals?

Glad you asked my friend.

That brings me to my third favorite shopping day:

3. Amazon Prime Day.  Starting July 10th at 9pm - July 11th

That's right.

Amazon Prime Day is a real day - actually this year it's a real 30 hours of deals. Some smokin' good deals. Black Friday and better deals. And you can do all the shopping at home with peanut butter and crackers in your hair (because kids) and the same shorts you've worn for three days, because they just get stretchier.

Here are the facts:

1. First you need to have an Amazon Prime membership.

There are a million perks to Prime - a few are free 2 day shipping on most items, free movies/TV shows (think Netflix), and access to deals like Subscribe and Save (where you can get up to 15 - 20% off certain items) - I personally use Subscribe and Save every month to save on diapers and household items.

Not a Prime Member? Try it out for a whole month for only $3!

If you're not signed up for Prime, start making those Christmas lists for your friends and family and get your book wish lists ready - there is no better time to try Prime than the month of July with Prime Day. You get the same deals during your trial. Woo!

2. Prime day is Tuesday July 11th - all you have to do is shop till you drop on amazon.

3. Deals are posted throughout Prime Day. Some deals expire when they are sold out. New deals pop up throughout the day.

Here's how I do PRIME day:

  • Have a list of things I need (think kitchen items and appliances, electronics (TVs, Computers), clothing items, shoes for kids (the never ending peril), birthday/wedding/Christmas gifts, and my book wish lists.
  • *** It looks like you can make a wish list this year and Amazon will notify you if they go on sale! Totally doing this!
  • I look at these items to see if they are on sale. If they are I buy them :)
  • I look at Amazon Prime Day deals - just a quick scroll through to see if anything meets my list. These are called "Lightening Deals" and on Prime Day there will be a higher volume.

Last year I scored my Insta Pot electronic pressure cooker for $58!

My insta pot hard at work - perfect rice and quinoa in 12 minutes; spaghetti squash in 9 minutes; perfect tender and flavorful soups in 30 minutes.

My insta pot hard at work - perfect rice and quinoa in 12 minutes; spaghetti squash in 9 minutes; perfect tender and flavorful soups in 30 minutes.

That was by far my favorite prime day score and I've used it to cut down cooking times and sweat in the summer (because the oven is HOT).

What are some things on your Prime Day list?