The first half of my Mother’s Day post dealt with Marching over Painful Memories. Part two focuses on two more lessons motherhood has taught me. The first is:

M.inimize O.bstacles every M.oment

It is always too soon to quit!

“Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, he remains faithful to us and will help us, for he cannot disown us who are part of himself, and he will always carry out his promises to us.” 2 Tim 2:13

Big shots are only little shots’ that kept on shooting! Keep going.

Rich and I have been married over 40 years. 40 YEARS! People have asked me, how have you stayed married and not gotten divorced?  The answer:  We didn’t get divorced.

We did not talk about divorce.  We never really considered it an option. Here is the secret to a long happy marriage—STAY married. The same goes with life. Don’t give up on your business, your dream for success, your dream for health.

God blesses us to be a blessing. What prayer are you praying for? Instead of praying with a motivation of ‘ME,’ pray from this question: If God answers this prayer through me, who will I bless with the answer?

The secret to being a happy Christian is caring for others and doing for others. It’s not a coincidence that MOM’s are tireless when it comes to their children. They will move any mountain to help their child. That’s the same secret for all of our lives.

TRUE HAPPINESS comes in caring for others more than ourselves.

Once I asked one of my sons how he could handle all the pain out on the football field. I watched him get hit over and over.  He looked at me and instantly replied, “Oh mom, when my team is winning nothing hurts!”

Ah! Obstacles are minimized when a winning effort is underway. When we are working hard, pushing through to win the prize, we discover that obstacles are overcome.

Minimize your pain by doing for others!

M.ake O.pportunities M.atter

Opportunity is everywhere! Abundance is the nature of the universe. All of us have opportunities. We choose every day.

I drive by a property every day that I could have purchased at a low price. I remember the day I drove over and walked around. But I said “Nope. I am not going to buy this lot.” Today when I drive by I see that someone else saw the same lot and built a luxury condo. They saw opportunity where I said “nope.”

The difference between what I am and what I want to be is what I do!

I am still not all I should be, but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God is calling us up to heaven because of what Christ Jesus did for us.” Phil 3:13-14

M O M’s to MAKE IT!

  • March Over painful Memories

  • Minimize Obstacles every Moment

  • Make Opportunities Matter

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

To get started pray right now:

“Father, I need your help. I let go of yesterday. Forgive me for not trusting you with my life and my future. I let go of all my plans, and I choose to step into obedience for your plan for me … beginning right now.”


“For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the LORD. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

BE ENCOURAGED – Happy Mother’s Day!