The Choice No Woman Should Ever Have to Make

To eat, or to maintain your honor.  No woman should ever have to make this choice. “Food is a big problem because we don’t have enough money. So we often starve for that reason. Also many men in the community target me and the other women and try to persuade us with food. But, I […]

One Thing Your Kids Need this Summer

Last night I sat down with my calendar and added up expenses for summer camps for all 3 kids.  There has to be a better way! I realized I was spending at least $600/week just to get my kids out of the house.  What if we did something different?  I fail my Sunshines if I […]

Prayer for ALL Moms, Single Moms, Step Moms…Superheroes

Father, thank you for the gift of motherhood; the ultimate opportunity to create life, build a legacy, and learn what complete and utter sacrifice is all about. For the mother who is in the middle of the motherhood battle and is exhausted today, give her rest and a renewed purpose.  May her children come home […]

Amanda’s Village: Strong Women Needed

“I see a strong group of women.” -Anne Her biggest desires are a bed for her children, and a toilet.  That’s it.  She is 30…she’s a widow.  I met Jasmine in Bangladesh last week and my heart shattered into a million pieces.  Her husband died 6 years ago, she has 5 children.  Her only option as a woman in […]

The ONE Secret to Greatness

What are you doing today to be great? I have an idea for you. If you want to be known, if you want to make an impact with your life, you need to know this secret to accomplishing greatness. It’s not about the competitive sports your kids play or their private education. It’s not about […]

Easter Week: Prayer for a Breakthrough

Oh Father, we want more!  Help us make this Holy Week celebrating Easter be about more than finding the right outfit to wear to brunch, and instead about a breakthrough. We pray THIS word over our life, “…Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you.  Let the oppressed go […]

Easter Week: Prayer to Slow Down

Father as I get ready for Easter, please help it not be another to do list that I have to survive through.  Help me to slow down, think about how far I’ve come, and where I can go next. I didn’t find You God,  You found me! You went so far to be with your […]

Amanda’s Village: 100 Kids Cured

Do you want to be envied? Yes. We all do.  It’s okay to want that.  You’re human. I think it’s okay to be envied.  If it’s for the right things, it can encourage others to do the same. What if you were envied for how generous you are?  Instead of how nice your car is […]

The Single Mom & Uncertainty

3 Reasons Why you Can Feel Confident in Your Future Breathe.  The most powerful 5 words that anyone ever said to a woman I feel is this: “It’s going to be okay.” It really is, I paromise you  Simple, but doesn’t it make you powerfully exhale all your fears and worries?! Here’s why that feeling is real […]

Dumb with Silence: Soul Sunday

What are you waiting for? Is there something that is burning within you that you cannot dismiss, a thought, a dream, a goal, a wrong that you want to make right?  Speak up. Act now. Do not be dumb with silence.  Do not be lazy with your future. Think of the first woman that spoke up […]