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Starting the Year Off with Excitement!!

Starting the Year Off with Excitement!!

Hi friends!

Happy 2014! I hope you had a great holiday season and are now pumped up and ready for achieving some serious awesomeness in the coming year. I know I'm hoping to do the same.

To start my year off on the right foot and with EXCITEMENT (squeal!!) I'm very happy to announce I reached a major goal I'd set for myself in 2013 - launch RosannCunningham.com.

It's here. It's ready. And it's LIVE!!! {Sorry, I just couldn't wait another day to share it with you!}

In celebration of the launch of my new site, I have some fantastic giveaways I'll be sharing over the next four or five days. They begin on January 3rd. Don't miss out!! Also, I'm giving away a special free gift to everyone who hops over and subscribes. Yay!!

Fresh blog posts are scheduled to start publishing over there as soon as the launch week giveaways have come to a close.

Topics I'll be writing about at RosannCunningham.com in the coming year are:

  • Christ-Centered Marriage
  • Christian Motherhood
  • Homemaking Inspiration
  • Living a Lifestyle of ...
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Published in Announcements

Panic in the Midst of Faith?

Panic in the Midst of Faith?

It's weird. This feeling of having strong faith, yet falling into sheer panic when something frightening happens. Like all of a sudden I doubt God's ability to handle the situation. Have you ever felt that way?

Not long ago my daughter took a fall and the enemy used her injury and my mama fear to launch his spiritual attack. Even after all I've been through over the years, all of the storms of life - my mind still went there. It still listened to the lies.

Today I'm over at 5 Minutes for Faith sharing a faith revelation I'm finally beginning to grasp. Join me there? Just click on the link below titled He Is Sufficient.

He Is Sufficient

If you haven't already visited, I'd love to see your smiling face over at my Facebook fan page here. Stop over to give me a Like!

Blessings!

 

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Published in Faith, Guest Post, Motherhood

Staycations Offer Family Fun!

Staycations Offer Family Fun!

It's no secret my family has been through rough financial times the past several years. Going on vacation has been something we've only dreamed of during our hardship, and this summer will be no different. As much as we'd love to jet the family off to DisneyWorld it's just not in the 2013 budget.

So when my dear friend, Karen, of Family Travels on a Budget started a Staycation business, I was so excited! Since I know many of you are also going through tough financial times, I thought it would be a great idea to invite Karen here as a guest to share with you a little bit about  Staycations In A Box.

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Staycations Offer Family Fun!

When my husband and I married 23 years ago, we were full-time grad students living on student loans. There was no vacation budget… thus, there were no vacations. To escape, we would schedule “no study” weekends to reconnect and refresh. Without money to travel, we learned quite early to make staycations a fun part of our life.

Ever since, we find ...

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A Letter to My Future Son-in-Law

A Letter to My Future Son-in-Law

I know how crazy this sounds. My daughter is only 8 years old, yet here I am writing a letter to her future spouse.

See, the thing is, my husband and I have a nightly routine with our daughters where we pray for them out loud before tucking them into bed. I've recently felt very called to pray for whoever the young boy is out there that will one day marry my daughter.

So I pray for things like- a good home life as he grows up, a family upbringing as an active believer, a good father who will teach his son how to work hard like a man should, treat his wife like Christ loves the church, and lead his family well.

What can I say? I want only the best for my daughter and my future grandchildren. It's never too early to start praying for that part of her life, right?

There's things about my daughter (and her family) I really want the man who will spend his life with her to know, so I thought it would ...

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Celebrate Her Birthday With an Art Party

Celebrate Her Birthday With an Art Party

My husband and I are trying to get to the point where our children aren't expecting some huge birthday party every year. After all, I never had birthday parties and neither did he. It shouldn't be a requirement should it? Planning a birthday party is not only time consuming but costly too. And when you give in and throw a party for one child, you inevitably become obligated to do the same for all other children.

So when the topic arose of how we'd help our daughter celebrate her 8th birthday, I immediately suggested that instead of having a party we could allow her to have a few friends over and let them do something fun together. That's not a party, right?

Hmmm...somehow one thing led to another and we ended up with a party on our hands. What can I say? We tried. Next year I'm going to use my friend's idea and take my daughter plus two friends of her choice out for lunch and bowling. Easy peasy. But wait, knowing me, it will turn into a birthday ...

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Published in Family Fun, Parenting

To My Fellow SuperMoms…Yes, You! – A Word of Love From Me

To My Fellow SuperMoms…Yes, You! – A Word of Love From Me

 

My dear readers,

I adore and appreciate each of you so much! You aren't just beautiful hearts walking alongside me on this journey through motherhood, you are an amazing community of friends. You bless me!  Thank you for taking time out of your busy mama schedule to read and comment here at ChristianSuperMom. I truly appreciate you!

Today as I celebrate the gift of motherhood with my children and reflect on the endless supply of love my own mother poured into me year after year, I also celebrate you!  

I think you would agree being a mom is probably the most rewarding experience of a woman's life. I'm still in awe of the amount of love that just overflows from my heart for my daughters. Really, I never knew it was possible to love another human being so much.   

We love because He first loved us.  ~ 1 John 4:19

Motherhood is not always easy though. Our children throw us (sometimes painfully frustrating) parenting curve balls on a regular basis; still we persevere with grace. We sacrifice ...

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Deny Yourself

Deny Yourself

If you've followed my blog for a while, you may recall a while back when I shared my thoughts with you about a short video called Be Still by Lisa Chan.

It was the first in the True Beauty Films series and it really spoke to me during a time when I needed to hear the message most.  I still remember crying as I watched it.

Lisa Chan recently released her 2nd video in the True Beauty Films series and this one is called Deny Yourself.

I was thrilled when her team contacted me to see if I'd be willing to watch the video (they supplied a complimentary copy of the DVD to me) and share with all of you my honest opinion of it.  Plus, I get to give away a free copy of the DVD to one of YOU awesome readers.

Yay!

When I received the DVD in the mail, I couldn't wait to watch it.  And I must say, Lisa and her team did an excellent job sharing another really important message every one of us needs ...

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When Cancer Shakes Our Family…

When Cancer Shakes Our Family…

I was pulling our homemade pizza out of the oven when it happened.

The white and hot pink trim of my phone buzzed around on the kitchen island behind me.   Careful not to burn myself on the round stone, I quickly glanced over my shoulder to see my mom's face on the display.

Hmmm...that's weird, I thought to myself.  I just talked to her about an hour ago.  She doesn't usually call me twice in one day.  This can't be good...

"Hi Mom!"

"Hi, I just received some sad news and wanted to make sure you were aware..."

Through tears my mom went on to share news of one of our precious family members that had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.  My age. With young children.  Her very first mammogram.

"How's she handling the news?"

"Better than I am," mom cried.  "I've seen this, Rosann.  I've seen it in our family too many times."

I didn't say the words, but my mind had gone there too.  In my 39 years I've witnessed way too much pain, suffering and ...

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Published in Faith, Health & Fitness

The Blogger’s Survival Guide

The Blogger’s Survival Guide

Many of you are bloggers.

As such, you know the world of blogging is enormous and there is always something new to learn or figure out if we are to be successful or keep up with the ever changing blogging trends.

But what if you're new to this whole blogging world? What if you want to start a blog but aren't sure where to even begin?

If that's where you are, I know exactly how you feel.  It's all very overwhelming.  An all-in-one resource that holds your hand through the process and helps you get your blog up and off the ground in just 7 days would really be helpful, wouldn't it?   A bonus would be knowing what to do beyond that first week so you could reach as much internet traffic as possible, right?

Well, I'm so excited to share this book review with you!

Whether you're new or seasoned as a blogger, you need to know there is a resource available exactly as I just described.  It's a new book that's been released called The Blogger's Survival ...

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Super Blogger Spotlight: My Freshly Brewed Life

Super Blogger Spotlight: My Freshly Brewed Life

 

As we say goodbye to winter (hopefully!) and hello to Spring, I'm thrilled to announce it's time for  a Super Blogger Spotlight shout out.  This month's blogger of choice is truly one of my favorites.

Many of you already know her and if you don't, I hope you'll hop over to her blog and subscribe.  She is one of the most down to earth, authentically real, humble, beautiful hearts I've ever had the privilege of knowing and I pray one day God will arrange an opportunity for the two of us to hug necks and enjoy a cup of coffee together.

Meet Barbie Swihart!

My Freshly Brewed Life

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Barbie and I first "met" through each of our blogs a little over a year ago.  I had just published my book UnEmployed Faith when she approached me about writing a guest contribution for the other blog she manages, 5 Minutes for Faith.  I remember being so thrilled, and have had the honor of being a guest for her a time or two since.

I believe God's hands orchestrated our ...

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