Second Moms Get R.E.A.L!

Second Moms Get R.E.A.L!
Second Moms I'm here to remind you that you are Moms For REAL and can feel  REAL too! ...
Let's spell it out....

  • R is for realistic and also the reality checks we may need from time to time. Reality-based expectations can help us hold onto truth while also holding onto hope & joy!....
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How to Self-Assess for REAL Authenticity

How to Self-Assess for REAL Authenticity

The word “authenticity” is batted about a lot these days on social media and the like.  It’s not a new thing, however. Back in the day, you might have heard of young folks going off to “find themselves” – or in some of your classes you might have come across the term “self-actualization” which Wikipedia defines the following way:

Self-actualization, in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, is the highest level of psychological development, where personal potential is fully realized after basic bodily and ego needs have been fulfilled. - source: Wikipedia

On the surface, these and other terms might all seem to have the same message - basically to find your interests, talents, and what makes you happy.  Happiness though is a fleeting emotion that is surface-level rather than soul-level. 

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A Warning about Freedom

A Warning about Freedom

Are there any restrictions on Christian freedom?


Today's question is this:  Are there any restrictions on our Christian freedom?

Bible reference: 
Ephesians 5:13-21

Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus warns them not to use their God-given freedom for the wrong purposes . . . “to indulge the flesh” . . . so what does that mean for us as Christians today? How should we view our freedoms and assert them? Or should we? 

Just how free are we anyway?  




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You Be You - with REAL Authenticity!

You Be You - with REAL Authenticity!

So when we talk about authenticity and  living in alignment with our identity, which identity? The old or the new identity in Christ?  This is key when we are making decisions and choosing how we will think about this topic.

 
Ephesians 4:11-13

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Jesus Christ gave us presents –  Gifts of service to his followers.  
The purpose of these gifts was to serve – Serve who? Building up the body of Christ, which is the worldwide Church consisting of all his followers (and those who are added as time goes by).
There is a process of becoming mature and complete individually and as a whole, worldwide church body.


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Self-Awareness in Balance

Self-Awareness in Balance
Can you embrace self-awareness while avoiding the extremes of becoming either overly self-conscious or totally self-consumed?

How do you respond to the term “self-awareness”?  If you tend to be a reflective person it may have a positive ring. 
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