10 Prayers for the Mompreneur [Free Printable]

What do you pray for? I pray for my family, my marriage, my health…for friends and total strangers who are going through a difficult experience…for abandoned children and prisoners of war. Those are probably some of the same things you pray for. But I also talk to God about my business. I ask for divine direction and wise counsel.

If God has blessed you with a business or ministry (or the desire to start one!), here are some of my go-to prayers I’d like to share with you. May they help you remember to keep the faith in all matters of business!

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Gratitude

Lord, thank you for the blessing of my business or ministry. I am grateful that you planted a seed in my heart and gave me the resources and opportunity to use my gifts to serve others through my business or ministry.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17

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Three Traits of a NOBLE Woman [Movie Review]

NOBLE movieExcuse me while I sound a little bit Hollywood for a moment…but I had the opportunity to interview a movie director last week! Yes, I got to “hangout” with my friend Erika Marie of OneSimpleMama.com and Stephen Bradley, writer and director of the award-winning movie NOBLE. (You can watch the video of our chat here – and hear what Stephen Bradley has to say about why he chose to do the film.)

The movie features the true story of Christina Noble, a woman who survives a traumatic childhood in the slums of Ireland to travel across the globe and rescue children from the streets of Vietnam.

I have to admit, the film surprised me in several ways. I expected an uplifting story of an inspirational and selfless woman. And I figured the movie would be family-friendly and upbeat. What I discovered was the incredible journey of a beaten but determined woman, who rose above every obstacle to fulfill her mission. The story of Christina Noble isn’t pretty – but it’s powerful and purposeful.

While I doubt God’s plans for me involve traveling to Vietnam to save millions of homeless children, I learned a lot from the movie about what it takes to be a NOBLE Woman.

NOBLE-8-1024x681Three Traits of a NOBLE Woman:

A NOBLE Woman is Faithful: Christina Noble grew up in an Irish Catholic community, raised in part by nuns (who were not exactly portrayed in the most positive light in the film). Yet her faith was not expressed in the traditional Catholic manner. I don’t recall seeing her say the Rosary or the Hail Mary or even attend Mass. But there are several poignant scenes in the movie where Christina confronts God in a church and demands a response from him. Her faith was stronger than religion. It wasn’t confined to scripture and ceremony. It was real and it was raw. And it carried her through the darkest of days. It was a reminder that God wants to have a relationship with us. [Read more…]

Why We Thrive Together

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Six busy moms took time from their schedules last week to gather in Virginia Beach, Va for a day of strategy and support. They traveled from near (Richmond) and far (Minnesota) for the sole purpose of connecting with one another and helping each other grow in business.

We brainstormed, laughed, cried, prayed, strategized and soaked up the sun. We got clarity. We made decisions. We set goals. But mostly, we enjoyed the fellowship that comes from spending time with a small group of like-minded women. THIS is exactly why I created the International Christian Mompreneur Network five years ago! THIS is what I was missing. THIS is what I was craving. And I know it’s something many of us need.

So I just want to say thanks to the moms who participated in the mastermind session: Stephanie Danner, Kelly Garrett, Betsy Lavin, Maggie Kerrigan and Susie Fife. And I want to encourage the many mom business owners and ministry leaders who take the time to make these connections in their own little circles. I know you’re busy – we’re all ridiculously over scheduled. But as we learned in our day of masterminding, the experience of getting together IN REAL LIFE is invaluable!
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