Attention Moms & Homeschoolers!

Attention Moms & Homeschoolers!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Make A Difference Mondays {Volume 13} - Vision Casting For Kids


Welcome to Make A Difference Mondays, a place to get intentional about starting our weeks focused on the positive and put our heads together to dream up ways we can make a difference in this world!



So yesterday I literally stumbled on these words written by my daughter, 
on. the. internet.

"Hi this is Emma Brun here founder of the caring for Chicago project, right now I only have $65 of my $5,000 goal any and every donation will be greatly appreciated, and remember for every $5 dollar donation you receive a chance to win an American girl doll"

I found this adorable plea sent into cyberspace on a pin on Pinterest of all places ;) She has been given access to Pinterest, so that she can pin to the group pinboard we share all about her 
Caring for Chicago Project.

It really got me thinking about what I can do to be an example and cast an encouraging vision for my kids to grab hold of. I want them to believe that one kid truly can change the world. I want them to take to heart and make their own the words of Mother Teresa, "We cannot do great things, we can only do small things with great love."

Scripture says, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." (1 Tim 4:12) So as a parent, how can I teach my children to bring those words to life and embody them in their actions? How can I encourage Emma in her dream to make a difference in Chicago and cast a vision to keep dreaming big, despite all obstacles? I found some resources to share with kids to motivate and inspire them to make a difference - despite their age, despite their limited resources, despite ALL obstacles. I have already shared most of these with my Emma in hopes of educating, empowering, and encouraging her to stay the course in her Caring for Chicago project and I hope you may find them useful as well!

This video was probably the most captivating and compelling resource I have found so far to encourage and motivate Emma that no matter how things may look now, Lord willing she really can help the homeless in Chicago!

I love this practical & beautiful list from Missional Women! It's definitely relatable and motivational for any kids :) 
25 Summer Missional Activities
Seeing examples of what other kids are doing around the world can cast an awesome vision for what our kids can do too!
Tween Serves Up A Side Of Compassion With Food Program

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:35




Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission

Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision

Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory! 

The Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board! We will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts: Make A Difference Mondays Pinterest Board
Be sure to grab the sparkly linkup graphic or grab the same image in the square version from the sidebar for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! If you're linking up a post here, would you be so kind as to reach out in the comments below? I love getting to know new people and it really helps to put a 'name to the face' and find you in the linkup :) Maybe even mention the title of your post in your comment? Thanks friend!  

Add your link here:
   

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The "Build Your Bundle" - Homeschool Edition Sale Is Here!

So as much as we may love summer, we all know back to school time will be here before we know it. As I look ahead to planning both my homeschool year with one child and after school enrichment with another child, I have had my eye out for deals where I can get the most bang for my buck.  That is why I am excited about the first ever Build Your Own Bundle Homeschool Sale - It's an entirely new concept that allows Homeschooling Moms and Moms simply looking to supplement at home, to do exactly that - Get a really great deal!  So I am hoping that sharing this with you may bless you exactly how I am blessed and happy to find this amazing sale - If not, feel free to simply pass this post along to a friend who could use it!  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to get the details on how any bundle purchase gets you $500 worth of FREEBIES and discounts!  Thanks so much for your support!

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    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Five Ideas For Living Missionally In Your Community

    So you may have read here about how pumped I am to be joining the ladies at the well studio as their newest contributor!  Hope you will read on and come find me over there for my very first guest post of hopefully many more to come! 

    “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 
    -John 13:35
    We all have an innate desire to live in community with others on some level – yet for as much as we may seek it, the sense of community that we crave can feel hard to come by. We may have a sense there is something missing, or more to the story. According to The Gospel Coalition, “Community on this side of heaven isn’t primarily about us though. Community is about God’s glory being displayed to the world. Jesus clearly explains that the purpose of Christian unity and community is so that the world would know God the Father sent Jesus to this earth in John 17:21-24.  Missional communities are different in that they primarily see the purpose of their friendship, love, and unity to be an apologetic for the gospel to their neighbors.”
    So often, we default to thinking that living life on mission must look a lot like being a missionary in a foreign country or dropping everything to be at events, meetings, or services. In reality, our God-given influence is not nearly as limited or black and white as we may sometimes think. Indeed, it’s not about where we spend our time, for everywhere can become a mission field, if we choose to make it so. The Bible makes it clear that what is most important is our mission to make disciples, and there are oh so many opportunities for this in the living of everyday life!
    Here are five simple ideas for living life on mission right where you’re at, to meet others right where they’re at in your own community!

    Find the rest of this article here: She Lives Free for the Well Studio


    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Make A Difference Mondays {Volume 12}


    Happy Monday! Thanks for being here for Make A Difference Mondays, a place to get intentional about starting our weeks focused on the positive and put our heads together to dream up ways we can make a difference in this world!

    I just want to thank you all for taking the time to visit She Lives Free and this little linkup each week. I've been blessed beyond measure by the inspiring, generous, wonderful people I've come to know thus far through Make A Difference Mondays!

    My only wish is that I could spend more time on each and every blog that is linked in the linkup each week. There is a real person behind each avatar, and a story behind every blog. Lovely readers - I mean it when I say I want to know you more! So as I thought about what intentional steps I can take to make a small but meaningful difference this week, I realized I would want to put connecting with you more at the top of my list! If you are reading this, and I have not yet commented on a post you've linked to Make A Difference Mondays, would you be so kind as to introduce yourself and your blog in the comments? That would help so much! And to that end, I would so appreciate if any/all of you could reach out there, this week and every week - the two way dialogue helps us gel into more of a community and less of just a linkup! :) That is why my intentional time this week will be set aside just for extra community building amongst the Make A Difference Monday community. Let me know if you feel inspired to do the same! Thanks friends!

    Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

    Mission

    Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

    Vision
    Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory! 

    Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board! We will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts: Make A Difference Mondays Pinterest Board



    Be sure to grab the sparkly image above or grab the same image in the square version from the sidebar for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many!


    If you're linking up a post here, would you be so kind as to reach out in the comments below? I love getting to know new people and it really helps to put a 'name to the face' and find you in the linkup :) Maybe even mention the title of your post in your comment? Thanks friend!  

    Add your link here:

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