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The Heart of the Path Finishing School and more
Murrieta, California
I'm Consumed by the Lord's call in my life
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“What’s in my pocket? There are hundreds of ways to play! Easily adapt to what you are teaching. Reasoning/letters and sounds application for Toddlers: Insert pictures of animals Pull out one card at a time and describe the animal Keep adding descriptions until the child guesses If the child guesses something unreasonable, explain to the child why that couldn’t be the answer. Example I pull out a picture of a penguin, but don’t show my son Me: “I have an animal with wings” Eli: A bird? Me: Yes it’s a type of bird Eli: A donkey? Me: Is a donkey... Continue reading
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This may seem crazy, but every morning I ask my husband the same questions over and over again... what do you want for breakfast, how can I help you get ready for the day, and what do you need me to take care of? Since I plan lunch and dinner meals monthly (and cook almost everything in one day), I love giving my husband the chance to choose what he's having for breakfast. I try to keep the basics on hand. To help alleviate the morning craziness, I made this menu then had it laminated for $1.99 at Staples. Now... Continue reading
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Train up a Child in the way he should go; When he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 My husband said it best when he described wisdom as “knowledge of the gospel applied.” What does this look like? We are still trying to figure that out (guess we aren’t very wise!) One thing we are doing differently this year is setting goals for our children. While we greatly desire to teach them EVERYTHING we know, we have chosen to focus on specific building blocks for their relationship with God. It has been a joy to be... Continue reading
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Hey ladies, Tonight is the last day to Love your hubby! Just Kidding! I can’t believe it’s been 31 days already! It has been a true joy sharing with all of you. I hope I accurately conveyed my own lack of perfection in this area. Although I absolutely love Daniel, I can easily find myself putting other things before him… especially the cute little thing currently sitting on my lap and fully dependent on me (aka Noelle). None of us will pursue our husbands perfectly! We can’t even pursue Christ perfectly and HE is PERFECT and FULLY DESERVING! Isn’t that... Continue reading
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Day 30 Pull out next Year’s calendar and mark special days throughout your calendar! We all know how easy it is to get busy and forget about loving our husbands, so pull out your 2012 calendar and schedule it in! Schedule in a few surprises like, “greet hubby at the door in a nightie” or “breakfast and play in bed!” Think back over the past 30 days and ask yourself what made the biggest difference for you. If it was being purposeful in kissing your husband, then write that into your calendar. If it was setting up a date night,... Continue reading
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I can't believe we are almost done! I hope this month was a great month for you and your husband! Day 29 Frame a photo for you and your hubby. You can tell a lot about a family from the photos in their home. A child-centered home will have nothing but pictures of their own children. A work-centered home will be full of awards and degrees. A Christ-centered home will often have Bibles, photos of family, scripture etc… A lazy parented home will just have pictures of the first-child (just kidding, but this is totally our house). Okay, so the... Continue reading
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Day 28 This week’s EXTREME CHALLENGE: Clean out your closet! Read chapter 8 of Song of Solomon (Special note: there is an adult clothing exchange happening in about 8 weeks, If you'd like to participate, then let me know) What are some ways to show our husbands that we desire them? 1) Tell them that we desire them! (Day 21) 2) Take the time to shower and slip into something sexy (Day 26) 3) Make time for love (Day 22) 4) Treat your husband as a guest (Day 27) 5) Show him that his preferences matter! I thought I was... Continue reading
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Day 27 Show your husband that he is your honored guest! Set the table like you are expecting royalty and put on a dress! If you have children, dress them up too (or get a sitter) and let everyone know that Daddy is worth the effort. Read Chapter 7 of Song of Solomon We’ve all done it or seen it! A mom is completely frazzled yelling at her children and she gets a phone call, then suddenly she completely changes her voice and under goes a transformation! Instead of screaming, my mom would suddenly be smiling and laughing, but she... Continue reading
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Day 26 Spend extra time tonight showering and slip into something sexy before you slip into bed… and if you are too tired, then drink a red bull! Read Chapter 6 of Song of Solomon We spoke about it when we were challenged to speak positively about sex, but let’s take a deeper look at a man’s need to be desired. After months of prodding and begging, your husband finally takes you on a much-needed date! You are so excited, so you get all dressed up and grab your purse, but there he is… he just did some yard work... Continue reading
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Day 25 Merry Christmas! I pray this is a joyous day for you! As you take time to reflect on the birth of our Lord and Savior, I’d like to point you to the astounding fact that Jesus wants a relationship with us! He wants one with you and your husband! Do you ever think about that? Is your relationship with Jesus the most important relationship in your life? Is your husband’s relationship with Christ important to YOU? Brainstorm ways that you can encourage your husband’s relationship with Christ. Every man is different, so take some time to really think... Continue reading
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Day 24 Love your husband through the lens of the gospel! Read Romans 5 At the risk of sounding absolutely narcissistic and nuts, I will confess that we hired a professional photographer for the birth of our third child. Every time we have a baby, we end up with one photo of us and the baby and hundreds of everyone else. I’m so thankful, because we absolutely cherish those pictures and somehow our photographer made everything look great! She was an incredible photographer and seemed to know the right place to be at the right time, but even her talent... Continue reading
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Day 23: Allow yourself to be consumed with thoughts of your husband. Think back to any experiences the two of you have had this month and build momentum in your mind. Read Song of Solomon Chapter 5 Fantasies aren’t always bad. Some fantasies can build anticipation in your mind. We see the two lovebirds in Song of Solomon 5 are torn by their separation. They are thinking passionately about each other and want to be together again. Allow your thoughts to be turned to your passionate life with your husband. Think of his warm caress and the way his breath... Continue reading
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Day 22 Create a night of Romance by planning ahead and taking short cuts (pizza and movie for the kids… chocolates and wine for the two of you) Read Song of Solomon Chapter 4 If you’re anything like me, you start each day with high hopes for the things you will accomplish only to find yourself exhausted as you fall into bed. I plan on taking the time to get dressed up and really bless my husband with a great evening once the kids are in bed, but then I try to do a million things before I go to... Continue reading
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Day 21: This week’s Extreme CHALLENGE: Go through your undergarments and throw away ANYTHING that is not attractive or is in need of repair! And no… you don’t need those “granny panties.” Also read Song of Solomon chapter 3 Lingerie showers are all the rage for bachelorette parties right now. Everyone buys some sexy items for the bride to be while snickering that after a couple of years they won’t be wearing those anymore. The truth is that you can probably look at your underwear drawer and see the story of your sex life. Those really sexy ones that don’t... Continue reading
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Day 20: Write a very passionate love letter to your husband! Read Song of Solomon Chapter 2 Stir up passion in your mind by writing a long love letter to your husband! Take time to focus on the things that make you weak for him. The other night my husband invited some guys over to play a few games (a guys night in). He was looking forward to it, but I sent him an email when he was at school asking for advice. He called me and spoke with me while he drove home, then when he pulled up in... Continue reading
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Day 19: Decorate your Room with Scented Candles and douse yourself in perfume! Read Song of Solomon Chapter 1 Hey ladies, Finally we are through some of the hard stuff! YAY! I pray God exposed some areas for growth in your life over the past week! If you remember, we started with developing an Atmosphere for Passionate Intimacy. Your lasting challenges were to kiss your husband everyday and make love to him often! The following week we moved into dreaming an Attitude for Passionate Intimacy! We focused on the way our culture and mainstream media portray sex as opposed to... Continue reading
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Hey Ladies! We are half way there! Today is the last day of DREAMING UP AN ATTITUDE FOR PASSIONATE INTIMACY! I know it was a lot of information for one week, but I think it’s important to establish a godly view of physical intimacy. We will end this week with a big challenge of clearing out our minds! I’m looking forward to focusing on increasing our desire next week! Day 18: RECLAIM YOUR MIND! This week’s EXTREME CHALLENGE is to answer the following questions. 1) What is the purpose of sex? 2) Why did God give the gift of sex?... Continue reading
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Day 17: Communicate with your hubby! Maybe I’m crazy, but honestly it’s a little awkward for me to talk to my husband about sexual intimacy. It’s one thing to sit down and write about generalities, but looking him in the eyes and speaking about specifics can be very awkward for me. Don’t get me wrong, we would make brief comments to each other about it, but we never sat aside time to really lovingly communicate about sex until this past year of our marriage. The blessing has been that by being vulnerable and open in this area of our marriage,... Continue reading
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Day 16: Fill your hubby’s eyes with some visual eye candy! Like a rolodex, images of women can be recalled easily in a man’s mind. So fill your husband’s mind with images of YOU! Go out of your way to show him some skin today! Protecting ourselves and our husbands from temptation When I was pregnant with my daughter, my blood sugar was extremely high and my doctor told me I had to cut down on carbs and sugar! I’m a vegetarian, so basically he told me to starve. Facing temptation when starving was nearly impossible! By God’s grace, my... Continue reading
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DAY 15: Set aside some extra time to really focus on unity with your husband! P.S. There is a special note at the end for women who have endured sexual abuse and women who find sex physically uncomfortable. If its not about him and its not about me, then who is it about? Hollywood would have the woman believe that she is a play thing, designed to fulfill the sexual fantasies of all men (typically every man EXCEPT her husband). Of course this is not God’s intention! God did not intend physical intimacy to be about one person, but often... Continue reading
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Day 13: Modesty is the best policy- So protect your brothers in Christ with a modesty heart check! Sovereign Grace Ministries has put together this great piece as a modesty heart check to help you evaluate your motives when you get dressed. Start with a Heart Check... “How does a woman discern the sometimes fine line between proper dress and dressing to be the center of attention? The answer starts in the intent of the heart. A woman should examine her motives and goals for the way she dresses. Is her intent to show the grace and beauty of womanhood?... Continue reading
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DAY 12: End all inappropriate relationships It’s a common occurrence in the work place, women flirt with clients and bosses and then complain about their husbands. I never had the confidence to point out that although their husbands weren’t perfect, these women were engaging in emotional affairs. Now that I am no longer in the work environment, I see it on Facebook. Women have inappropriate relationships with men they once loved. I can’t say that you aren’t allowed to have friendships with men or contact them on Facebook, but let me lay down a few scriptures to help guide you... Continue reading
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DAY 12: End all inappropriate relationships It’s a common occurrence in the work place, women flirt with clients and bosses and then complain about their husbands. I never had the confidence to point out that although their husbands weren’t perfect, these women were engaging in emotional affairs. Now that I am no longer in the work environment, I see it on Facebook. Women have inappropriate relationships with men they once loved. I can’t say that you aren’t allowed to have friendships with men or contact them on Facebook, but let me lay down a few scriptures to help guide you... Continue reading
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Day 11: Speak positively about making Love Even in the midst of praying about this, I found myself negatively joking about sex. My husband and I like to make bets about things and this time he thought a great bet was that the loser would “initiate” that night. Immediately I responded, “yeah, but then you win both ways.” He quickly pointed out that it’s a win for both of us. Ouch! That must have hurt him. Could you imagine if your husband said that to you? If he joked about how making love to you would make him a loser!... Continue reading
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Day 10: Don’t breed discontentment-focus on a great quality of your hubby and verbalize it to him! I know this week is a super heavy week! Please stick with it! We are stirring up some heart issues that could be preventing you from enjoying your sexual relationship with your husband, but next week we will focus on the practical side and talk about actually INCREASING OUR DESIRE! Speaking of stirring up desire, I can’t stand the Twilight series. The movies are entertaining, but the women fawning over the under-aged actors, makes me extremely uncomfortable. Aside from the completely obvious issues... Continue reading