So, what is A Smarter Mom? It's not an event, but a journey. It's about becoming S.M.A.R.T.E.R. (like the woman described in Titus 2:3-5), which I define as:
S: Spiritual and Success-Minded - "as becometh holiness"... keeping an eternal perspective, and believing the promise of Matthew 6:33 ("Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things [whatever you truly need] will be added unto you.")
M: Managing Well - "keepers at home"... ordering my home and time so they are organized and balanced (whether I work outside the home or not); simplifying daily cares to make time for loving God and the people He has allowed in my life.
A: Analytical - "discreet"... Webster's 1828 defines this as: "prudent; selecting the best means to accomplish a purpose." Troubleshooting how to avoid unnecessary illness and surgery (e.g. Chronic Fatigue, Candida, Heavy Metal Toxicity, C-sections, back surgery and more).
R: Relational - "love their husbands... love their children... obedient to their own husbands"... learning to communicate love and respect, and taking action to build deeply satisfying relationships.
T: Temperate - "not given to much wine... chaste"... self-disciplined, in control of my physical appetites and mental/emotional life.
E: Entrepeneur - "teachers of good things"... one definition of "good" is: "welfare; prosperity; advancement of interest or happiness." How to create wealth and enjoy your life.
R: Relaxed - "sober"... Webster's 1828 again: "having the regular exercise of cool dispassionate reason... calm; not under the influence of passion." Learning to accept every messy season of life and rest in God's care. Choosing joy.
It's a journey I'm taking with you. But my hope is that my work here will save you time, help you gain some clarity, and encourage you to keep running your race.
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