Debbie's Declaration: Like asphalt over gravel, you can repave the roads of your mind.
Defeat fear, worry, negative thoughts of fear and doom by paving over old thought patterns with new thought patterns. Get the new thoughts from the Word of God. Research in the Word what you need to think, write it on a 3 by 5 card, carry it around and when the old thought tries to take dominion, read the Word off the card. Say it out loud. Give it a place of honor! Say out loud to yourself, "Thought of destruction, I say no to you!" and then say yes to the Word you have written on the card by reading it out loud and say, "Thought of construction, I say YES to you!" Keep doing it until the new thought is strong and the old thought is weak and you will think yourself to a new life.
Debbie's Declaration: Love overrides the label.
No matter what a child's past: alcohol, drugs, addictions, abandonment, neglect, abuse, or whatever it may be - no label! Love covers a multitude of sins the word says: oddity, stupid, ugly, unloveable, failure, rejected, poor, forgotten, outcast - if you love them, the labels are defeated! Debra Susan Bowman
We have all been overwhelmed at some time or other. Life gets full and busy. How do we ever find time to do all that’s required from grocery shopping, to … Continue Reading Overwhelmed in a Good Way
Debbie's Declaration: Practice Peace
Without realizing it, over time, we practice worry, anxiety, fear and a host of other emotions and outlooks. Then we ask God for peace. But what if He would say back to you, "You want peace? That is a good thing, my daughter! Now go and practice it." You may have invested years in developing a really good worry skill. Now, invest a few minutes in practicing peace - and you will have it!
Debra Susan Bowman
"A mother is not made so much in the birth of a child as in what she births in the child." Debra Susan Bowman
Mother’s day should not be so much about how the kids turn out, but about turning out for the mother (grandmother) who gives so much. A true (grand)mother gives her time, her finances, her attention, her toil, her hopes and dreams, in short, she gives whatever it takes for the children to have the opportunity to grow up whole, healthy and happy, even if, and especially if, it is her children’s children.
Today is mothers day. What a great day to celebrate all that a mother is. But, today is a sad day for many grandmothers. From the moment Eve had Cain children have not always made choices that honored their mother. But let’s not make being a mother about what the kids do with the life they are given. Let’s make it about honoring the mother, or grandmother, who gives them the life they have. Let’s make it a time to be thankful for all the effort a mother (In this day and age a grandmother) who gives so much in the parenting, or reparenting, of another generation, where mom has gone absent.
So, grandmother, take a twenty four hour vacation from all you worry about, and just relax. For today, for this twenty four hours, set it aside to celebrate what you do for the other 24/7 - 364, lets turn out for all the grandmothers and say a big, huge, thank you.
You are loved! You are saving a generation. Their children are your children. Celebrate the opportunity to reparent and you will receive the greatest joy a mother can have; to save a child, to grow a child, so they might be all they should be for their child.
Debbie's Declaration: You don't do the Christian life sometimes.
Debra Susan Bowman
You can impact your grandkids for the positive, despite the challenges. For awesome grandmothers there is a special bond from their moment of birth for your kids kids! They have your heart from the beginning to the end. Sometimes beyond that, I still dream about my granny and grandpa and it’s so good to see […]
The number of kids living with grandparents is on the rise due to a number of reasons, abandonment, neglect, parents going to prison-frequently for drugs, death or overdose. This effects … Continue Reading Passion for Grands
Grieving is the transition between letting go of that which I have loved, and embracing that which I have yet to love. The first without the second is destructive. The first with the second is God’s door to a new life. By Debra Susan Bowman
Two young men were killed in auto accidents this week. My heart and prayers go out to their families. It turns your world upside down and inside out when something like this happens. I wrote this post last month thinking it was a little heavy, but in light of these events it seems like a […]
You are validated. To validate means to make real, authentic, authoritative. I validate you awesome grandmother to stop the curse of addiction from affecting the next generation! Debra Susan Bowman
This is a photo of Sam and Debbie after professional clothing , hair and make up. LOL! Part of writing a book is getting the word out so people will … Continue Reading All About Writing A Book
This awesome grandmother was validated at at a women’s conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this past week. It was at Life Center Church, which is a wonderful church where you see … Continue Reading You Are Validated!!
The other night I had a dream. In part of the dream I was at the Casa Bella Room at Pastariffic and I asked a housekeeper who was cleaning up … Continue Reading A Writer’s Dream
"Good parenting is being active (you have to be involved every day), great parenting is being reactive (you have to be flexible, adaptable), but to be an outstanding parent you have to be proactive (to raise an outstanding child you have to stay one step ahead)." Debra Susan Bowman