Faith, Coffee & A Kid
By Chere Williams
Faith, Coffee & A KidSep 26, 2023
The Cost to Follow God is High, But the Reward Is Higher!
This weekend, I had the pleasure of teaching our women's Bible study class on the topic of Counting the Cost from the book Traveling Toward Transformation by Travena Rogan. While I wish you could have been there, I'm excited to bring those valuable insights to you in this week's episode. Listen in as I discuss how saying the Mother of All Yes' the Yes we say to follow Christ, impacts every aspect of our life. I will also give you 4 foundational tools for spiritual growth that included:
Making God Your #1 Priority (Foundation for Your Toolbox)
- Uncover how to make God your highest priority and navigate the sacrifices and choices that come with this commitment, ensuring that you're aligning your life with His divine purpose.
Daily Determination & Discipline (Tools for Daily Maintenance)
- I dive into the daily practices and unwavering discipline necessary to maintain your faith journey. Discover how determination and spiritual disciplines empower you to face life's trials and temptations.
Knowledge and Application of God's Word (The Manual)
- Delve into the transformative potential of God's Word as you learn to study, meditate on, and apply His teachings in every aspect of your life. The Bible serves as your blueprint for a strong Christian foundation.
Examine Your Heart & Actions (The Maintenance Checklist)
- Self-examination is invaluable and plays a major role in sustaining your spiritual health. Identify and address the obstacles standing between you and your spiritual growth, allowing new growth to flourish.
The cost of following God is high, but it is the best price you will ever pay, with the highest return!
What Makes You Spiritually Tick & What Makes You Spiritually Sick?
We all know that when our spirit is in sync with God, it has a massive impact on how we navigate life. I will share practical insights into what keeps us spiritually healthy and keeps our spiritual tank full.
But what about those times when our spiritual gauge seems to be empty? I've got you covered. I also dive into the common culprits that can make us feel spiritually sick.
So, whether you're seeking to rediscover your spiritual spark or simply want to stay spiritually healthy, this episode is your compass. Join me as I share what ignites our spirits and how we can embrace the abundant life that God has in store for each of us.
Renewal, Restoration, and Sustainment: The 3 Gifts of Returning to the Lord
Back to Basics! Create a Weekly Cleaning Schedule!
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Avoid the Monday Blues! 5 ways to kick off your week on a positive note
Faith Flicks Friday Pick! The Abigail Mysteries
Welcome back to Faith Flicks Friday! If you're a fan of intriguing mysteries, you're in for a treat with this week's feature: "The Abigail Mysteries," now available for streaming on Pureflixhttps://www.pureflix.com/.
In this captivating film, we follow Abby, a true-crime podcaster who finds herself returning to her hometown following a heartbreaking divorce and a painful miscarriage. But her homecoming takes an unexpected turn when her sweet older neighbor becomes the center of a baffling murder mystery. To add to the intrigue, Abby is reunited with her high school crush, Matt, who has since become a police officer and is assigned to the very case that's shaken their community.
What sets "The Abigail Mysteries" apart is the ingenious use of scripture verses as clues left behind by Abby's neighbor. This clever twist combines elements of mystery, romance, and faith in a delightful and thought-provoking manner.
So, if you're ready for an evening filled with suspense, romance, and a touch of faith, grab your popcorn and join us on Pureflix for "The Abigail Mysteries." It's a movie that'll keep you guessing until the very end!
Do Not be Dispirited By The Darts of Discouragement!
In today's podcast, we're tackling a common struggle that affects us all at some point: the spirit of discouragement. Join us as we dive into this topic and discover how to overcome its grip on our lives.
I explore the definition of discouragement and gain insight into where it originates. I'll delve into what discouragement looks like and the detrimental effects it can have on our well-being, relationships, and faith.
But fear not because I won't leave you hanging in the depths of discouragement! I'll equip you with powerful strategies to defeat this thief and find renewed strength and hope in God's promises.
Tune in to this episode for an infusion of encouragement that will ignite your spirit and empower you to overcome any obstacles that come your way. Together, we'll reclaim joy, hope, and a renewed sense of purpose.
So grab your favorite cup of coffee, find a cozy spot, and join us on this journey of faith as we uncover the secrets to defeating the spirit of discouragement.
Remember, you are not alone in this battle. God is with you every step of the way, ready to pour out His love and encouragement into your life. Let's dive in and discover the victory that awaits us!
10 Simple Ways I Keep My 5 AM Self Happy!
Get ready to kickstart your day with a powerful dose of motivation and positivity!
Join me as I uncover the secrets behind the 5 AM Rise & Shine Challenge, a game-changing opportunity to harness the power of early mornings and set the tone for a productive and fulfilling day ahead. We'll explore the incredible benefits of rising early, from increased productivity to improved mental clarity and overall well-being.
But that's not all! In this episode, I'll dive into 10 practical strategies that have personally kept us energized, focused, and content in those early morning hours.
So, grab your coffee, put on your favorite comfy clothes, and tune in! Let's unlock the power of early mornings together, cultivate a positive mindset, and create a life of purpose and fulfillment.
Meet the 2023 TLSM National Single Moms Conference Speakers, Keisha Montfleury and Chyna Coleman
Keisha is not just an author, speaker, and mentor but also a Certified Teen Life Coach with three published books and a repertoire of enlightening workbooks. She has served over 250 girls in the way of Abundantly Authentic's MasterPiece conference, Bible Studies, and Care packages giveaway to underserved communities such as the homeless and seniors. Keisha is also the mother of 3 beautiful kids and currently resides in Southern California.
Chyna is a dynamic speaker and writer, passionately inspiring single moms to embrace faith as their cornerstone for flourishing. Chyna was also a Keynote Speaker at the Putting Her First Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Her desire is for every woman who reads or hears what God shares through her to experience the true transformation that comes with being ‘Made New’ in Christ and to show up in the world the way God originally intended: Confident and Free in Him.
Both Keisha and Chyna are set to be featured as breakout speakers at the upcoming 2023 TLSM National Single Moms Conference on September 1-2 in Mobile, Alabama. Trust me; you're in for a real treat! Having had the privilege of working closely with these remarkable women at my 2020 Single Moms of Faith Conference, I can attest that they were a crowd favorite, leaving a lasting impact on all who attended.
In this episode, we delve into their respective conference topics, the intricacies of single motherhood, and an array of other enriching subjects. The wisdom they share will undoubtedly inspire you to become a better version of yourself.
Don't miss out on this engaging conversation! Whether you're able to make it to Alabama or prefer the virtual option, rest assured you won't be disappointed. I've already secured my spot!
So, grab your favorite cup of something comforting and get ready for an enlightening dialogue that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered. Tune in, and make sure to register for the conference – it's an opportunity for growth and rejuvenation you won't want to miss!"
Take a moment to learn more about their work and ministry:
Made New Mama
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2023 TLSM National Single Moms’ Conference – Mobile, AL
September 1, @ 7:00 pm - September 2 @ 1:00 pm
Mount Hebron Church 2531 Berkley Ave, Mobile, AL 36617
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TLSM Single Moms' Conference - The Life of a Single Mom
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My 4 Go to Airfryer Meals!
Get ready to elevate your culinary game and simplify your busy mom life with the ultimate kitchen companion—the Airfryer! In today's episode of "Kitchen Magic: Quick and Delicious Meals for Busy Moms," we're diving into the world of Airfryer cooking.
Join me as I share my love for this incredible kitchen appliance and reveal four of my all-time favorite go-to recipes. These simple and mouthwatering meals are specifically designed with busy moms in mind, ensuring that you can whip up a delicious feast for your family without spending hours in the kitchen.
Discover the magic of Airfryer cooking as we explore its time-saving benefits, health-conscious approach, and incredible flavor results.
Say goodbye to the stress of meal planning and hello to effortless yet impressive dishes that will have your family asking for seconds.
Whether you're a seasoned Airfryer enthusiast or just starting out, this episode is packed with inspiration and practical ideas to take your cooking skills to new heights. Get ready to revolutionize your mealtime routine and impress your loved ones with these simple yet incredibly yummy recipes.
So, grab your Airfryer, a pen, and paper, and let's dive into these culinary delights together. Prepare to become the superhero of your kitchen as you create flavorful masterpieces that will leave your family begging for more.
A Reflection on Psalm 36:4...Are You Committed To God’s Course for Your Life?
As followers of Christ, we are called to be committed to a course that leads to a specific point—a course that aligns with God's will and promises abundance and peace. But in our journey, we often encounter the tempting and deceiving course of sin, which can lead to spiritual depletion.
In today's episode, we delve into this crucial topic and explore the importance of reflecting on the course we have chosen. Are we dedicated to a sinful course that drains our spiritual energy, or are we intentionally pursuing a course that brings us closer to God and fills our lives with abundance and peace?
Together, we'll navigate the complexities of this choice and uncover the truths that will guide us on the right path. We'll delve into the deceptive allure of the course of sin and its potential consequences while highlighting the assurance we have as followers of Christ. Even when we stumble, we can find comfort in knowing that the Lord has a firm hold on us and will not let us fall.
Remember, your commitment to a course that leads to abundance and peace has the power to transform not only your own life but also the lives of those around you. So, let's dive in and embrace the course that brings us closer to God's love and blessings!
A Battle Plan for Spiritual Depletion & Exhaustion
As a Christian, you may have experienced moments of spiritual exhaustion and depletion. It's a feeling that can leave us wanting to isolate ourselves instead of plugging into our ultimate source of strength and renewal - God. But fear not! In today's episode, we'll dive deep into this common struggle and explore six practical tips that will help you recharge your spiritual batteries.
Join me as we unravel spiritual exhaustion and uncover the ways in which it can impact our daily lives. I'll share insights on how to refuel your spiritual energy and find solace in God's presence. Just as we don't allow our cars to run on empty or our phones to die, we must also prioritize our spiritual well-being. Together, we'll explore simple yet effective strategies to prevent spiritual depletion and create a sustainable practice of nurturing our souls.
Whether it's carving out intentional time for prayer and meditation, seeking fellowship with like-minded believers, or discovering new spiritual disciplines, this episode will equip you with the tools you need to prioritize your spiritual health.
Are you ready to break free from the cycle of spiritual exhaustion and embrace a life filled with spiritual abundance and connection?
Remember, you deserve to thrive spiritually, just as much as any other aspect of your life. Don't settle for running on empty when you have the power to recharge your soul.
Stay tuned, stay connected, and get ready to experience the joy and fulfillment that comes with a spiritually nourished life.
Would You Participate in a 1 Day Summit for Women Entrepreneurs in Business and Ministry as a Speaker or Attendee? Let me know!
Calling all dynamic women entrepreneurs in business and Ministry! Are you interested in sharing your journey as a business owner or ministry leader and empowering others to pursue their dreams? There are so many women who have a dream that God has placed on their hearts to pursue, but they just need that extra encouragement, inspiration, and practical information on how to get started. In the last newsletter, I have a call for guests to be on the podcast for this very topic.
However, I wanted to see if anyone would be interested in participating in a one-day, small summit where women inspire women to turn their passions into thriving businesses and impactful ministries! This could be interactive workshops where you get to guide aspiring entrepreneurs, sharing your wisdom, insights, and secrets behind your business or ministry. I am thinking of October/ November.
Here's a brainstorm of what the workshops would entail:
- Intimate sessions where you'll lead and share your entrepreneurial or ministry journey.
- Practical tips and strategies for kickstarting and growing a business or ministry from scratch.
- Networking opportunities to connect with fellow women leaders and forge meaningful collaborations. I know Your unique experiences and wisdom can make a world of difference in someone else's pursuit of their dreams.
So… is this something you would be interested in? Please participate in the poll below! Leave me a message or email me at email@example.com
Can I be a Single Stay at Home Mom & Still Feed the Kids? Absolutely!
Are you a single mom who dreams of working from home while providing for your kids? Well, guess what? You're about to discover a world of possibilities and debunk the myth that only two-parent households can have a stay-at-home mom. I'm here to share my personal journey as a single stay-at-home working mom for over 8 years and the incredible lifestyle and flexibility it has brought me.
Join me as I dive into the nitty-gritty details of how I made it work, the challenges I faced, and the triumphant moments that kept me going. I'll provide you with invaluable tips and resources that have proven successful in my own experience, from finding the perfect work-from-home opportunities to time management strategies and creating a harmonious work-life balance.
Are you ready to unlock the magic of being a single stay-at-home working mom? Grab your earbuds, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and get ready to be inspired. The journey starts now! Check out the blogpost at Can I Be a Single Stay At Home Mom & Still Feed the Kids? Absolutely! (faithcoffeeandakid.com)
A Few Feel-Good Things to Do When You're Feeling the Blues
Are you feeling a little down lately? Well, guess what? You're not alone! We all have those moments when the blues come knocking on our door. But fear not, because I've got some fantastic ideas to share with you on how to lift your spirits and bring back the sunshine into your life.
Join me on an uplifting journey as I dive into simple, practical tips that have personally helped me navigate through those gloomy days. These are strategies that you can easily implement into your daily life, no matter how busy or chaotic it may be.
From small acts of self-care to finding joy in the little things, we'll explore how a change in mindset and some intentional actions can make a world of difference. Trust me; they're super effective!
So, grab your favorite beverage, find a cozy spot, and tune in! Let's banish those blues and embrace a more positive and fulfilling life! Know that brighter days are just around the corner.
20 Ideas on How to Sprinkle Some Kindness in the World!
I Owe You an Apology! I Made a Big Oopsie!
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Faith Flicks Friday! My Pick…Pardoned by Grace
Wisdom Wednesday! A New Month & a New Theme! The Power of the Tongue
The Key Reflection Questions are:
1. Are your words giving life to the people around
you? Do you encourage, build up, and restore?
2. What reckless words do you find yourself saying, if any, and think about where those words are stemming from? Is there bitterness,
envy, anger, or sadness that you may need to tend to that is simmering?
3. Think about how you can intentionally bring healing into the lives of your family, friends, and people you don’t know well? Think about this in terms of interacting with strangers; how can you be a peacemaker instead of a peacebreaker?
4. Think about the verse, Can both fresh water and saltwater flow from the same spring? We know this can not happen, but do you find this
happening in your life? Are you praising God and cursing man?
Thank you for listening! Let's be peacemakers in a world of peacebreakers!
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Taking Up My Mat! My 30-Day Fitness Challenge!
In today's Faith, Coffee & a Kid Podcast episode, I discuss my 30-day commitment to improving my physical health. The past year has been full of ups and downs, and all around, that has left me feeling physically unmotivated, and it shows. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to see Nick Vujicic speak; if you haven't heard him, he is amazing! He has an incredible story that reminds you that you can can overcome any obstacle with the strength of Christ and an attitude of faith. Nick was born with no limbs, and to see what God has done through him is inspiring! But, I was reminded of the Wisdom Wednesday Series about the sluggard and how we have to be willing to get up, take our mat, and plow in season. I made the commitment to myself to work out for the next 30 days, which includes cardio every for at least 20 minutes, strength training with weights, crunches, and stretching. I printed out my Habit Tracker Worksheet, and I completed two days! Are you interested in completing a 30 Day Challenge with me? What is it in your life that you would benefit from forming a new habit? Below are a couple of habit trackers for you to download. One is for fitness that I am using, and the other is for anything you choose! Get Your Free 30 Day Fitness Tacker and Habit Tracker by visiting this link and clicking on the download. Free 30-Day Fitness and Habit Tracker PDF Download! (faithcoffeeandakid.com) If you are interested in doing a 30-Day Challenge, I would love to know what it is, and I will do a follow-up episode on it! If you want to be a guest on the show to tell me how it went, I would love to have you on!
Faith Flicks Friday! Today’s Pick is, “Courageous”
Today I talk about a new movie streaming on Pureflix called “Courageous.” This is a movie about five men and how they navigate through being in the police force and interacting with their families. It is a film about fatherhood, trusting God, obedience, grief, character, and choices. We can never underestimate the measure of a man. Written by the Kendrick brothers, the film gives an important message about the great impact that fathers have on their children. It shows men being countercultural in the best light!
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Wisdom Wednesday! There’s a Lion in the Road! Proverbs 26:13-16
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Faith Flick Friday! The Jesus Revolution An Absolute Must See!
An Impromptu Episode on the 3 Things Making My Life a Little Easier!
Wisdom Wednesday! A Little Sleep a Little Slumber can Lead to Big Issues!
Wisdom Wednesday! Are you plowing in season to reap a harvest?
It’s Faith Flix Friday! Making Him Famous… It’s a good one!
Wisdom Wednesday! Is Your Path Blocked by Thorns or Is It an Open Highway? Proverbs 15:19
5 Tips on Maintenance for Your Home!
Welcome to Faith Flicks Friday!
It’s Wisdom Wednesday! Let’s Dive Into Proverbs 13:4! Are You a Sluggard or Diligent?
Announcement! New Series, “Wisdom Wednesdays!” A Study of Proverbs!
There is so much wisdom on wisdom in the proverbs that we can apply to our lives! It’s amazing that the book of proverbs has 31 chapters and there are 30 or 31 days in the month! God is so intentional and purposeful. Proverbs is full of instruction on the spiritual and. practical issues in life like money, relationships, building a home, character building, raising children, being a spouse, working, friendships, and so much more that we can dive into.
So tune in every Wednesday for wisdom Wednesdays!
Part 2 of My Top 10 Favorite Movies on Pureflix!
Grab the Popcorn! My Top 10 Favorite Movies on Pureflix! Part 1
If you want a break from mainstream movies and television, check out my Top 10 Favorite Movies on Pureflix! Today I give you the 1st five, and tomorrow the next 5! These movies are uplifting, inspirational, and appropriate for the entire family!
Two movies are based on incredible true stories in the episode. Below are the links to the organization inspired by the movie 5,000 Blankets and the books from the author of My Daddy is in Heaven.
My Daddy is in Heaven
Just a disclaimer, I am not in any way affiliated with Pureflix, this is just my opinion on some fantastic movies to watch!
Up Close & Personal with God!
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Meet Nek'ka Migel...2023 Idaho Mother of the Year!
I am thrilled for you to meet my guest, Nek'ka Migel! I met Nek'ka when she spoke at my conference, "Single Moms of Faith, Burning Bright, Not Burning Out," in 2020, about"Overcoming a Poverty Mindset." She made a lasting impression on me, and I know she will make one on you as well! She is a champion of single parents, whether it be through her foundation, the Anna Grace Foundation, her books, resources, support, and many events that encourage and inspire single moms and dads alike. We dive into her personal story, how she started the Anna Grace Foundation, her books, and more! You will love hearing how God is working through Nek'ka to touch the lives of single parents. Did I mention she was named the 2023 Idaho Mother of the year?! I hope you enjoy our conversation, and please take a moment to visit her website and learn more about her ministry! Sign up for Nek'ka's Newsletter Visit the Anna Grace Foundation to learn more and support this amazing initiative! Order her books here!
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The Countdown to Christmas…Holiday Helpers!
Last Minute Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table!
A Plan to Get Your House Clean for Thanksgiving!
One of the best ways to take care of your future self during Thanksgiving is to have a cleaning plan! No one wants to clean, cook and prepare the day before the Holiday or worse, on Thanksgiving! Today I give you some tips on cleaning the zones in your houses that are commonly used by your guests, along with some tips on delegation.
Breaking Bread Without Losing Your Head! Diving Into the Details of the Thanksgiving Dinner Table
Hospitality is not just about a pretty table, it's about how you position your heart to serve others and to make them feel comfortable. If you are at ease your guests will be too. We always hear it's not about being perfect it's about being present and I 100% agree. The presentation doesn't matter if your guests feel uncomfortable. Often we get caught up in the presentation because we try to give our guests the best experience we can give them, but the best experience starts with a relaxed hostess. Preparation and pre-decision help you be present and not worry about those details that drive us crazy.
Today I will discuss how to take Thanksgiving inventory so that you do that pre-decision work and get prepared so you can be present! In this episode I'll talk about taking inventory of the following:
- Tables, chairs, and serving tables
- The number of plates (main course, dessert, and any appetizers) you need for the number of guests you are hosting.
- The number of glasses, coffee cups, or wine glasses
- Napkins whether cloth or paper
- Serving Dishes & Utensils
Of course, I won't leave you high and dry without some resources to make taking inventory easier! Go to my website and get 4 downloads!
- 2 Thanksgiving To-do Lists with different designs
- Thanksgiving Inventory List- One is blank that you can fill in, and the other list I have filled in some of the categories for you, to make it super simple.
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5 Practical Tips to Prepare for Thanksgiving To Help You Take care of Your Future Self!
The holidays are nipping at our heels and may be nipping at your nerves! But it is possible to take care of your future self and enjoy the season with some practical preparation and pre-decision work! In today’s episode, I give you 5 practical steps you can do in the next 5-7 days that will help your Thanksgiving prep be more efficient. I also have resources for you to keep it all in order! Downloads included a Guest List, a Menu Plan, a Grocery List, and a Calendar for November. Let’s make it a great holiday and focus on what matters…family, friends, God, and love! Oh, and of course food :)
Do Something! No More Mass Shootings! Protect Our Children
Does Your Spiritual Vision Need an Upgrade?
Avoid Single Mom Burnout Tip#1 Charge Your Spiritual Battery! Plug into Jesus!
New Series! 15 Tips to Avoid Single Mom Burnout!
2. Revoke Your Lone Ranger Status and Find Your Tribe
3. Kick Stinking Thinking to the Curb
4. Stop Being a Yes Girl
5. Time Out Are Not Just for Toddlers
6. Stop Comparing Yourself to the Jones
7. Take the Kids Off Your To-Do List
8. Nurture Your Temple, Body Mind and Soul
9. Don’t Hesitate to Delegate
10. Make Your Benjamins Work for You
11. Pursue Your Purpose with Passion
12. Don’t be Desperate for a Relationship
13. Don’t Badmouth Your Kid’s Dad. Do Something Radical… Pray
14. Take Ownership of Your Narrative With God as the Author
15. Make Peace with Your Now. I am super excited about diving into these tips on the podcast and finally launching the book! The tips will be published every Tuesday starting on May 10th! Please take a moment to subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you are so inclined please leave a review! I would love to hear what your thoughts.. I hope you are having a great start to the week and I can’t wait to sit down with a yummy cup of coffee and give you some practical tips on how to bring more peace and wellness into your life so you are not just surviving but thriving for God, yourself and your family!