Welcome to Our Missional Family! We are an ordinary family trying to be more intentional about life and doing our best to live by God’s standards. Come join us on our perfectly imperfect journey.
The creation of Our Missional Family was due to my husband and I realizing that we were focusing on too many of the wrong things. We needed to make a change, find a balance and really start to focus on the
things people that mattered most to us.
Here’s what I want for you….
I want you to start thinking of your family and home as your ministry, a very precious ministry. What does that look like to you?
For me, it means having a close and personal relationship with God, raising our children to love the Lord, strengthening our marriage on the foundation of Christ, being intentional about our decisions and words, raising independent and self-sufficient human beings. It also means teaching and displaying kindness, patience, respect, grace, selflessness and obedience.
When we start thinking of our homes as our ministry it will change the dynamics of our family and relationships. Home is where the teaching begins.
How are we going to accomplish such a mighty task…
Well, we’re going to do it together through the strength of Jesus Christ. There’s no other way! It is only by God’s grace that we are even capable of raising God loving children who want to serve others before themselves. To raise children that want to obey when no one is looking because they want to please the Lord and do right by Him.
Here are the steps that we are going to take together….
1. Personal/Spiritual Growth
Invest in yourself! You are a women of God and you need to own it. Personal and spiritual growth is essential when trying to change certain aspects of your life. Once you open your eyes to the Lord and begin your journey, it becomes a trickle down effect and others want what you have. The peace, contentment, joy and love that you exhibit overflows into other’s lives.
2. Professional Growth
It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom, corporate or single mom; professional growth is necessary for all of us. There is a place in my heart for each one of the scenarios I listed because I’ve lived each one of them and understand the demands and stress that each one can place on our lives.
Here at Our Missional Family, professional growth is going to focus more on the management of our homes and businesses. For you corporate moms, I know you already get enough professional development training focusing on your specific career.
Some of the topics that will be covered are; Time/home management, organizing, paying down debt and staying out of debt, creating a budgeting system, saving on groceries and other expenses, my guidance and instruction on how to start a blog while making money, plus so much more.
More about me…
I have an elementary education teaching degree with a minor in Special Education. I went on to receive my credential in Developmental Therapy and currently work for the Early Intervention System as a Service Coordinator and Developmental Therapist. My office is home-based. After many, many years of praying for an opportunity like this, God blessed me several years ago.
The families and children that I work with are my passion. I wouldn’t even call it a job/career, it’s my calling. One of the facet’s of Our Missional Family is child development, which includes resources for parents, such as lesson plans, diving into each specific developmental domain (gross/fine motor, expressive/receptive language, cognitive, adaptive and personal-social skills), etc.
Add managing and running Our Missional Family, raising three kids, being married to an amazing man and managing a home, you can imagine how crazy busy our lives are. But it is ALL so worth it when you look around and count your blessings daily, big and small.
More about Michael…
My husband, Michael has a passion for serving others. I have never met a man that lives his life wanting to do right by the Lord the way he does. Michael is such a selfless human being, patient and loving. He currently works as a contractor and can pretty much fix anything. He is so good at what he does. If he could serve others for free on a daily basis, he would. One of
his our career goals is to purchase homes in one of our lower income communities, fix up 1-2 homes per year and rent them out.
3. Create a Haven
So, what exactly is a haven? Here are a couple of different definitions that I found during a google search; 1. A place of safety and refuge 2. A place where people can feel safe and happy 3. A safe or peaceful place.
Are we creating havens? How can we take the steps toward creating our very own havens?
I want you to think for a moment what this would look like in your home. For me, It’s taking the time to create a peaceful and inviting feeling for anyone that walks into our home. It means not having clutter and throwing out or giving away the “stuff” that is no longer needed, organizing our home so we can be efficient and productive, allowing us to focus on what matters most.
It’s a place where you and your family can come home after a long day to find peace, order, laughter and a dinner that’s been slow cooking in the crock pot, all ready to go:)
We are busy enough as it is, we don’t need to be tied down by the bondage of clutter and disorganization. Did you know that not having an organized home can create mental clutter? Yep! It’s time to go through each room one by one so we can declutter our homes and minds. Don’t worry, we will do this together. Remember, we’re on this journey together.
Here is a snapshot of what you will find while navigating through Our Missional Family…
Bible studies/devotionals, printables, encouragement, prayer, resources, beneficial blog posts, recipes/meal planning, being more intentional about feeding your family healthy foods, home and time management strategies, decluttering/organizing, getting out of debt and staying out of debt, budgeting, our chore chart and how to raise independent children, lesson plans/child development, step by step guidance on how I started our blog and how to make money blogging, plus so much more!
Prayer requests, comments or questions…
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